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image: Class Notes headlineSenior professors win Maclean Awards
Bradburn and Weintraub honored for their contributions to teaching and to the student experience of life on campus.

PHOTO:  Norman Bradburn, AB'52Named 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 Research Center.

As 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."

PHOTO:  Karl Weintraub, AB'49, AM'52In 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.

"An 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." - M.R.Y.



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