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Brown's new provost

Robert J. Zimmer, deputy provost and vice president for research and Argonne National Laboratory, will leave the U of C to become the provost of Brown University July 15. The Max Mason distinguished service professor of mathematics, Zimmer joined Chicago in 1977 and was appointed to his current post in December 2001. He also heads the Computation Institute and provides contractual oversight at Argonne National Laboratory.

Political departure
Michael C. Dawson, political-science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, leaves Chicago in July to join Harvard University as a professor of government and Afro-American studies. Dawson joined the Chicago faculty in 1992 and studies the relationship between black politics and urban poverty.

Critical fellowship
Moishe Postone, SB'63, AM'67, associate professor in history, Jewish studies, and the College, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He will take a leave of absence for the next academic year to finish his book Critical Theory and the Twentieth Century, which focuses on the German-Jewish thinkers known as the Frankfurt School.

A forum for Tutu
The University and St. Sabina Church, a Catholic parish on Chicago's South Side, have formed a partnership to establish an annual forum on racism and human rights. To be named for Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the forum will take place this fall.

Smart and The City
The David and Alfred Smart Museum has purchased The City, a painting by American artist Walt Kuhn (1877- 1949). The acquisition was made possible by a $5 million endowment established in 1999 as a bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Kirkley. The 1919 painting depicts a half-dressed female performer back stage.

Banking renewal
The University has renewed Citibank's contract to provide on-campus consumer banking services. The decision was made by a nine-member committee composed of seven administrators, a graduate student, and an undergraduate, marking the first time students were included on the selection committee. Six banks submitted proposals for the contract. Citibank has provided banking services on campus since 1996.

Prize-worthy publishing
The University of Chicago Press received three professional and scholarly publication awards from the Association of American Publishers in February. The association honored the Press with awards in history for Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by James A. Secord; in literature and language for Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester around the World by Beatrice K. Otto; and in psychology for Educating Intuition by Robin M. Hogarth, PhD'72.

Two scientists, three awards
Alfred Anderson, a professor in geophysical sciences and the College, was awarded the N. L. Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union for developing a method for reconstructing the subsurface evolution of magma from volcanic gases. Paul Ricker, SM'93, PhD'96, a research scientist in the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes, received two awards from the U. S. government: the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Department of Energy Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, both honoring his work for the National Nuclear Security Administration.


 


  APRIL 2002

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