research to treatment
AB'84, PhD'89, MD'91, an assistant professor in medicine and
pathology, received a Clinical Scientist Award from the Burroughs
Wellcome Fund. Gajewski will use the five-year, $750,000 grant
to research vaccines for melanoma, the most deadly form of skin
A special symposium in honor of Ole Kleppa, professor emeritus
in chemistry and geophysical sciences, was held in March at
the national meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
Kleppa's former students, postdoctoral collaborators, and international
colleagues attended the symposium, the proceedings of which
will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Alloys
it to Levitt
Economics professor Steven Levitt was one of 20 National Science
Foundation--supported researchers to receive the 1999 Presidential
Early Career Award for scientists and engineers, the U.S. government's
highest honor for outstanding young scientists and engineers.
Levitt studies the economic aspects of crime.
Dario Maestripieri, an assistant professor in the Committee
on Human Development, has received the American Psychological
Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for early career
contribution to psychology for his work comparing primate and
In its 2000 survey of top U.S. graduate schools, U.S. News
& World Report ranked both the Graduate School of Business
and the Law School sixth and the Pritzker School of Medicine
18th--just like last year.
The U of C received a $1 million challenge grant from France's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish an on-campus France--Chicago
Center to promote scholarly exchanges between the U of C and
French researchers. The center will sponsor visiting scholars
and joint research, provide fellowships for graduate students,
and offer lectures, seminars, and conferences.
On August 1, Paula Barker Duffy becomes the new director of
the University of Chicago Press. She was previously publisher
of the Free Press and vice president of Simon and Schuster.
A former head of the Harvard Business School Press, Duffy will
be the first woman to assume leadership of a major American
Four U of C faculty members were among the 182 recipients of
the 2000 Guggenheim fellowships. Art historian Michael Camille
will research a book on medieval European sculpture, while art
historian Ingrid Rowland will study Italian philosopher Giordano
Bruno. Psychology professor Susan Goldin-Meadow will write a
book on gestures and the mind, and Laura Letinsky, an assistant
professor in the Committee on Visual Arts, will photograph domestic
still lifes in Italy.
Five U of C professors earned Alfred P. Sloan research fellowships:
Fernando Alvarez, assistant professor in economics; Sean Carroll,
assistant professor in physics; GSB associate professors Austan
Goolsbee and Owen Lamont; and Milan Mrksich, assistant professor
Paul Ricoeur, the John Nuveen professor emeritus
in the Divinity School, received the U of C Press's 1999 Gordon
J. Laing Award. The prize recognizes a faculty-written, -edited,
or -translated book that has added the greatest distinction
to the Press. Ricoeur was honored for Thinking Biblically,
which he co-authored with biblical scholar André LaCocque. Ricoeur
is the second faculty member to win the award twice.