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Yoichiro Nambu, Nobel-Winning Theoretical Physicist, 1921-2015

University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Yoichiro Nambu, who received a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory about the workings of the subatomic world, died July 5 in Osaka, after an acute heart attack. He was 94.
16-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

David Raup, Paleontologist Who Transformed His Discipline, 1933-2015


University of Chicago paleontologist David Raup, an innovative authority on evolution and mass extinctions, died of pneumonia July 9 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. He was 82.
14-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

University of Chicago Anthropologist Leads Global Effort to Improve Climate Change Models


Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a University of Chicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate scientists better document land...
9-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Bonelike 3D Silicon Synthesized for Potential Use with Medical Devices


Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The researchers, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, have developed the first skeleton-like...
7-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Chicago Harris Launches Executive Education Program for Women in Public Leadership

The University of Chicago is launching an executive education program designed to give participants the tools they need to take on leadership roles in the public square.
7-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

John Longbrake Appointed Vice President for Communications


John Longbrake, an accomplished leader in higher education communications, has been appointed Vice President for Communications at the University of Chicago after a national search. His appointment is effective August 24, 2015.
7-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

UChicago Creates Undergraduate Major in Molecular Engineering


The University of Chicago is announcing the creation of a bachelor-of-science degree in molecular engineering, the first undergraduate degree program in engineering that the University has offered in its 125-year history.
1-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Students in the College Explore Richard Wright’s Chicago


University of Chicago undergraduates visit Bronzeville, the South Side neighborhood historically known as a rich site for African American arts, culture and politics and the setting of Wright's novel Native Son.
30-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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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