professors win Maclean Awards
and Weintraub honored for their contributions to teaching and
to the student experience of life on campus.
for English professor Norman Maclean, PhD'40, the Alumni Association's
faculty awards went this year to two faculty who are also alumni.
Norman Bradburn, AB'52, the Tiffany
and Margaret Blake distinguished service professor emeritus in
psychology, also taught in the Harris Graduate School of Public
Policy Studies, the Graduate School of Business, and the College.
He served as University provost, chair of the behavioral-sciences
department, and associate dean of the Social Sciences Division.
After 39 years on the faculty, he is now assistant director of
social, behavioral, and economic sciences at the National Science
Foundation. A leader in the theory and practice of sample survey
research, he served three times as director of the National Opinion
a teacher, he is known for his commitment to intellectual inquiry
and his rigorous standards-and for his patience, generosity, and
compassionate guidance."I am surprised and pleased to receive
the Norman Maclean Faculty Award," says Bradburn, who taught
the class The Art and Science of Asking Questions as part of reunion's
Uncommon Core program. "President Hutchins used to say that
the best way to learn something is to teach it. I have been learning
through teaching for my entire career."
56 years at Chicago, Karl
Weintraub, AB'49, AM'52, PhD'57, the Thomas E. Donnelley
distinguished service professor in history, also taught in the
Committee on Social Thought, the Committee on the History of Culture,
the Humanities Division, and in the College. A past chair of the
Committee on the History of Culture and dean of the Humanities
Division, Weintraub has inspired generations of students. A scholar
whose research and writing addresses broad historical questions
of autobiography and history of culture, he is equally revered
for his teaching of the Western Civilization course in the College,
where his skill earned two Quantrell Awards for undergraduate
teaching, as well as the Danforth Foundation's E. Harris Harbison
Award for Distinguished Teaching.
ever so wonderful aspect of my half century at this University
is that it allowed me to teach its excellent students," said
Weintraub, who led returning alumni in two sessions on "How
We Came to Think of Culture" during reunion. "The special
reward and satisfaction has always been to work with live students
in the classroom, trying, as best I could and albeit only by small
degrees, to bring them face to face with fascinating human realities,
to improve their skills, to sharpen their judgment, to refine
their taste, and to develop a sense of proportion in them."