Richard Rosengarten, AM'88, PhD'94, senior lecturer in religion
and literature, succeeded W. Clark Gilpin, AM'72, PhD'74, as
dean of the Divinity School on July 1. Gilpin, a historian of
American Christianity, was dean for ten years. Rosengarten,
an expert on narrative theory and 18th-century religious thought,
has been the Divinity School's dean of students since 1991.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the
National Cancer Institute have awarded more than $11 million
to the U of C-based Pharmacogenetics of Anticancer Agents Research
Group, chaired by U of C professor of medicine Mark Ratain.
The group will use the grant to study how a person's genes influence
his or her response to anti-cancer drugs.
Dieter van Melkebeek, PhD'99, received the Association for
Computing Machinery's 1999 Doctoral Dissertation Award, the
top such award in computer science. His dissertation, "Randomness
and Completeness in Computational Complexity," will be published
in the ACM Distinguished Dissertation Series by Springer-Verlag.
Van Melkebeek is a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University
and the Institute for Advanced Study.
R. Ben Sutherland, AM'97, received the 1999-2000 George B.
Walsh Award, a Humanities Division grant that encourages innovative
use of computer technology in research and teaching. A Ph.D.
student in the music department's Computer Music Studio, Sutherland
will use the grant to develop a real-time, interactive, computer-music
new academic economy
According to the American Association of University Professors'
1999-2000 salary report, full professors at Rockefeller University
have the nation's highest average salary-$129,800-followed by
Harvard, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. The University of Chicago comes
in seventh at $118,500. The average salary for a full professor
at a doctoral institution is $87,022, with assistant professors
earning an average of $50,703. The University of Colorado Health
Sciences Center has the highest-paid assistant professors at
$72,500 average, but Chicago comes in a close fourth at $68,500.
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In April, the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
elected seven U of C faculty members as fellows: astronomer
John Carlstrom, director of the University's Center for Astrophysical
Research in Antarctica; paleontologist David Jablonski; Law
School professor Saul Levmore; religious historian Jonathan
Z. Smith; GSB professor Richard Thaler; physicist Robert Wald;
and humanities professor Anthony Yu, PhD'69.
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Stuart Tave, the William Rainey Harper professor emeritus in
the College and the English department, received the 2000 Norman
Maclean Faculty Award during reunion. The award recognizes an
emeritus or senior faculty member for outstanding contributions
to teaching and student life. Tave-a former dean of the Humanities
Division, chair of the English department, master of the Humanities
Collegiate Division, associate dean of the College, and a noted
Austen scholar-retired in 1993.
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Bruce Lahn, assistant professor in human genetics, and Daphne
Preuss, assistant professor in molecular genetics & cell biology,
will join seven other U of C faculty member as Howard Hughes
investigators. An expert on the evolution of the X and Y chromosomes,
Lahn was recently named a 2000 Searle Scholar. Preuss-a former
Packard Fellow and Searle Scholar-studies plant pollination.