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Packard Foundation Names UChicago’s Jacob Bean as a 2014 Fellow


The University of Chicago’s Jacob bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Bean is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to receive the fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
17-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Brenda Johnson Named Library Director at University of Chicago


Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago. Her five-year term begins Jan. 1, 2015.
16-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Alex Eskin Named Simons Investigator in Mathematics


The University of Chicago’s Alex Eskin is among the 16 scholars of mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, and the mathematical modeling of living systems, who have been selected as 2014 Simons Investigators.
14-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

New Approaches Needed for People with Serious Mental Illnesses in Criminal Justice System

Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report.
14-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Searle Chemistry Lab Cleanroom to Catalyze Interdisciplinary Nanoscience at UChicago


The University of Chicago has opened a new multi-user cleanroom equipped with nanofabrication tools for fundamental research in biomedicine and nanotechnology.
10-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

David Awschalom to Receive 2015 Lilienfeld Prize From American Physical Society


The American Physical Society has announced that it will present its 2015 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize to David Awschalom, the Liew Family Professor in Spintronics and Quantum Information at the University of Chicago.
9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Moore Foundation Selects Matthew Stephens for Data-Driven-Discovery Grant


The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the University of Chicago’s Matthew Stephens as the recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award.
8-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Insomnia Among Older Adults May Be Tied to Sleep Quality, Not Duration

Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get.
8-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power


Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Health Care Tip Sheet

Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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