May 25, 2006

Heinrich Jaeger awarded Quantrell Teaching Prize

Although from 1938 to 1952 his name was a mystery to the University community, today the name Quantrell is synonymous with excellence in undergraduate teaching.

April 27, 2006

Norbert Scherer wins Guggenheim

Two University faculty members—Martha Feldman, Professor in Music, and Norbert Scherer, Professor in Chemistry—have received 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships.

April 13, 2006

Gordon Center for Integrative Science new hub for MRSEC activities

Tours, scientific seminars, donor recognition and a keynote speech by Nobel laureate Thomas Cech will highlight dedication events for the University’s $200 million Center for Integrative Science building on Wednesday, April 26.

December 5, 2005

MRSEC Researchers Discover New Granular Fluid State

University of Chicago physicists have created a novel state of matter using nothing more than a container of loosely packed sand and a falling marble. They have found that the impacting marble produces a jet of sand grains that briefly behaves like a special type of dense fluid.

December 1, 2005

Milan Mrksich Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected four Chicago faculty members as 2005 fellows. The four are Dario Maestripieri, Milan Mrksich, Bernard Strauss and Michael Turner.

October 1, 2005

Leo Kadanoff assumes position of President-Elect of the American Physical Society

APS members elected Leo Kadanoff, professor emeritus, at the University of Chicago as president-elect, andArthur Bienenstock of Stanford University as APS vice-president in the 2005 general election.