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Prof. Emeritus Jonathan Z. Smith, an influential historian of religion and a celebrated faculty member at the University of Chicago, passed away Dec. 30. He was 79. A member of the UChicago faculty for 45 years, Smith joined the Divinity school as an assistant professor in 1968. He became a professor in ...
A new paper in Physical Review X by three University of Chicago scientists lays out a mathematical explanation--such sticking points are simply intrinsic. "People thought you could engineer around it, but it really looks like there are fundamental limits," said graduate student Menachem Stern, the first ...

Across the University of Chicago, a prestigious program is helping early-career faculty dig into into decolonization in Africa, the effects of human-computer interaction on privacy, and the relationship between crime and how electoral districts are drawn. The Neubauer Family Assistant Professor Program ...
teachers and students will get a chance to spend summers researching cancer through a University of Chicago program designed to encourage students typically underrepresented in science to consider a career in the field. The Chicago EYES (educators and youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer program, ...
Chicago (CBS) -- University of Chicago Medicine was celebrating the grand opening of its new emergency department on Friday. The $39 million facility will help alleviate overcrowding at the university's Hyde Park hospital campus. Officials cut the ribbon on the new emergency department at 7 a.m. at ...
Northwestern University and the University of Chicago may get a reprieve from paying an endowment tax under the new federal tax overhaul, but both could end up shelling out millions in the near future. The legislation imposes a 1.4 percent tax on net investment income at private colleges and universities ...

scientists with the University of Chicago have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star. Published Dec. 22 in the Astrophysical Journal, the study addresses a nagging cosmic mystery about the abundance of two ...
Starting in the new year, Jarrett will be a "distinguished senior fellow" at the University of Chicago Law school, the university announced this week. That's on top of spots on the boards of Ariel Investments (where she serves alongside fellow Obama family pals John W. Rogers Jr. and Arne Duncan), Lyft; and ...
The University of Chicago Medicine's (UCM) new adult emergency department (ED) opened at 7 a.m. on Friday, bringing in nearly 200 patients in the first 24 hours. The $39 million department replaces the previous ED located in Mitchell hospital that was built in 1983, and acts as the newest, most ...
The land that is now the University of Chicago campus was once sand, marsh and prairie at the edge of Lake Michigan. Now it's home to a network of streets, century-old buildings, quadrangles, athletic fields, flowerbeds and libraries. Each use has different impacts on the soil below--and these differences ...
UChicago Medicine offered a glimpse today of its new adult emergency department, a move that aims to alleviate overcrowding and makes way for the return of adult trauma services. The ER, which opens Dec. 29, is part of a nearly $270 million makeover at UChicago Medicine's Hyde Park campus.
The University of Chicago Trauma Center hopes to open by May 1, 2018 after getting certified by the Illinois Department of public health. ... More than 25 years after the last South Side trauma hospital, the University of Chicago has completed a new Level 1 adult emergency facility which could open early ...
Narkhede and Gutmann are the 24th and 25th people affiliated with the University of Chicago to win Marshall Scholarships since 1986. It's the first time since 2010 that the University has had two Marshall Scholars in a single year; it had three winners in 1999. "We are thrilled for Pradnya and Valerie's ...
A group of community organizers met at the University of Chicago last Tuesday and "urged" the school to "make amends" for its past ties to slavery. The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, or N'COBRA, held a "Rally for Reparations" outside the campus's main administrative building, ...
This was the second day of the university's program, which marked the anniversary with a series of panel discussions and artistic works that explored he complicated legacy of nuclear energy. "It really is a paradox," said Bill Brown, senior advisor to the Provost for arts at the University of Chicago. "Nuclear ...
For many years before World War II, the biggest event at the University of Chicago's Stagg Field was the annual football faceoff between the Michigan Wolverines and the Chicago Maroons. Tens of thousands of fans packed the grandstand for those games, but little could any of those fans have known that ...
The University of Chicago has remembered one of its own with a touching tribute. Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school's first African-American female Ph.D. graduate in the early 1900s, was honored with a statue Tuesday, CBS Chicago reported. The life-sized bronze bust is the first of its kind on campus.

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America held a news conference to lay out a multitude of demands in respect to the University of Chicago's founding. The group is calling on the city to void all contracts with the University until it complies with a 2002 ordinance requiring all companies ...
Chicago (AP) -- A bust has been unveiled at the University of Chicago honoring an African-American woman who obtained a doctorate degree when the school was a bastion of white males. Georgiana Rose Simpson's story came alive after university seniors and political science majors Shae Omonijo ...
Finally, after three years and raising nearly $50,000, a bronze bust of Simpson was unveiled on the University of Chicago campus. It sits in the hallway at the Reynolds Club, a place once reserved for white men only, directly across the bronze relief honoring Harry Pratt Judson, the college president who ...
Since 2011, I've been fortunate enough to work on a series of ARGs with several collaborators including Melissa Gilliam, Ashlyn Sparrow, Katherine Hayles, Patrick LeMieux, Sha Xin Wei, Peter McDonald, Ainsley Sutherland, and myriad students at the University of Chicago. Most recently, the Game ...
In this Nov. 21, 2017, photo, University of Chicago students Asya Akca, left, and Shae Omonijo stand next to a plaque honoring Georgiana Rose Simpson in the Reynolds Club, the university's student center in Chicago. Simpson went on to become one of the first black women in the country to graduate with ...
The west stands of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago are seen in the mid-1940s. It was in a secret laboratory under the stands that ...
The University of Chicago has announced that the seasonal Palm Beach resident is the donor of $125 million, earmarked for the Department of ...
Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make ...
Dan Ackerman, a University of Chicago undergraduate, asks Jon Stewart about rumors about Louis C.K. on May 9, 2016. (YouTube).
Boxuan Zhao, who earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago earlier this year, said American schools are not necessarily the ...
hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin continued his support of U.S. higher education with a $125 million gift to University of Chicago's ...
She's been attacked by many of her former allies for airing dirty laundry in public, but former Democratic National Committee chairwoman ...
As the University of Chicago commemorates the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction, Petry shared his memories of working on the ...
Four Barrington High school teachers have received the Outstanding educator Award from the University of Chicago. Barrington Area Unit ...
Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists, including several scholars from the University of Chicago, to decode previously unknown ...
But a team of University of Chicago researchers found a show waiting for them at the atomic level--along with a new form of quantum behavior.
Daniel S. Follmer, deputy dean and director of College Admissions at the University of Chicago, died of cancer on Nov. 4 at the age of 34.
"Hosted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC-India) and the Climate Parliament, the visit was aimed at facilitating ...
... including the Collegiate Gothic spires of the University of Chicago. The museum itself, a multilevel facility with exhibition spaces lodged in the ...
Nutter, who gave the keynote address on the second day, is a senior fellow at the Harris school of Public Policy at the University of Chicago ...
Graduate students at the University of Chicago voted to unionize earlier this week despite facing resistance from the university's administrative ...
Graduate students at the University of Chicago have voted to unionize, despite efforts from the school to delay the vote. After balloting Tuesday ...
The University of Chicago endowment grew to an all-time high of $7.82 billion as of June 30, 2017, following an 11.4 percent return on ...
This fall the University of Chicago is welcoming a talented and diverse group of new undergraduate students who are poised to make a positive ...
Chicago (AP) -- Two graduates of the University of Chicago's Booth school of Business have made a $75 million gift to the school.
Amy and Richard Wallman photo provided by University of Chicago Booth school of Business. They are graduates who donated $75M.
The University of Chicago's Class of 2021 contains students with diverse interests--including aspiring scientists, innovative entrepreneurs and ...
Robert Rosner discussed how the first nuclear chain reaction, which happened at the University of Chicago 75 years ago, provides valuable ...
No one could see the moment on Dec. 2, 1942 that changed history. Its subatomic drama was invisible to the naked eye, buried inside a pile of graphite bricks, shrouded by government secrecy and hidden under the football stands at the University of Chicago. Neutrons collided inside Chicago Pile-1, each ...
Two University of Chicago students will unveil on Nov. 28, 2017, a bust of Georgiana Rose Simpson, one of the first black women in the U.S. to receive a doctorate. The bust will sit atop a pedestal at the Reynolds Club, the university's student center, which was once accessible only to white men.
As the University of Chicago considers the legacy of the first Manhattan Project experiment, performed 75 years ago under its abandoned ...
On the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, the University of Chicago will host a series of events and ...
... through the spring of 2018, visitors can explore the Book of the Dead at a special exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.


 

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