who can teach
of their extraordinary contributions to teaching and to the student
experience of life on campus, D. Gale Johnson and Zena Sutherland,
AB’37, AM’68, have been given the second annual Norman Maclean Faculty
Awards. Johnson, the Eliakim Hastings Moore distinguished service
professor in economics and the College (“Gale Force,” December/97),
continues to teach undergraduate economics. For more on Sutherland,
professor emerita in the former Graduate Library School, see the
Q & A.
Cancer Institute has designated the U of C Cancer Research Center
a “comprehensive cancer center,” recognizing its excellence in basic,
clinical, and prevention and control research. One of the few programs
in the country with NCI-sponsored programs for Phase-I, Phase-II,
and Phase-III clinical trials of anti-cancer drugs, the center is
also the headquarters of Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a national
cooperative group. More than 130 faculty, clinicians, and scientists
from 15 University departments conduct cancer research.
he’s got it Tom Gunning, a professor of art history and cinema and
media studies, was recently awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to further
his studies of early detective films. He will spend next year researching
the genre in Europe and the U. S.
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences includes six new members
from the U of C faculty: Stuart Altmann, professor emeritus in ecology
and evolution; anthropologist Bernard Cohn; history and Near Eastern
languages and civilizations professor Cornell Fleischer; mathematician
William Fulton; GSB professor Kevin Murphy, PhD’86; and political
scientist Susanne Rudolph. Meanwhile, microeconomist Sherwin Rosen,
AM’62, PhD’66, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Review of one’s own
third-year Law School students Britton Guerrina, AB’90, AM’90, and
Teresa Goebel will be the first two women in the U of C’s history
to run the Law Review. Guerrina, who is considering a career in
international or public-interest law, will be editor-in-chief, while
Goebel, who plans to work in corporate law, will be executive editor.
former first deputy commissioner with the City of Chicago’s housing
department, has joined the University in the new position of director
of community affairs. Besides managing relations with the city,
she will advise on real estate and community affairs in Hyde Park
and the South Side and develop and oversee new community initiatives.
Three U of
C economists received Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellowships
for promising young scientists. GSB professor Yacine Aït-Sahalia
researches securities, continuous-time models, and nonparametric
econometrics. The economics department’s Casey Mulligan, PhD’93,
and Derek Neal study, respectively, the transmission of family work
values and wealth, and education and the labor market.
former artistic administrator and director of touring for the Chamber
Music Society of New York City’s Lincoln Center, became director
of the U of C’s Concert Office in April. So far, she’s changed the
name of the Professional Concert Series to The University of Chicago
Presents and added to the upcoming season the Regents Park Discovery
Concert, which will feature artists new to Chicago.