Quantrell goes to…
of their excellence in undergraduate teaching, economist Steven
Levitt, biochemist Joseph Piccirilli, economist Allen Sanderson,
classicist Laura Slatkin, and statistician Stephen Stigler were
given the 1998 Quantrell awards. Students nominate professors for
the award; over the past 60 years, Quantrells have been presented
to 235 faculty members.
an experimental cosmologist and associate professor of astronomy
at the U of C, was awarded one of 29 1998 MacArthur Foundation fellowships.
He will receive $260,000 over the next five years.
former treasurer and chief investment officer at Caltech, joined
the U of C as vice president and chief investment officer in July.
He will oversee the University's $2.3 billion endowment and make
recommendations on tactical asset allocation.
The 1998 faculty
awards for excellence in graduate teaching went to statistician
Xiao-Li Meng, economist Lars Hansen, philosophy professor Ian Mueller,
and English professor Janel Mueller. David Strauss won the Law School
award for best teaching, and William Pollak received the SSA award
for excellence in teaching.
The Class of
1998 chose to present the University with a check as its senior
gift. Over 55 percent of the class participated in the campaign,
raising $28,202 and breaking all previous senior class gift records.
The money will be used to fund scholarships and research fellowships
fund-raising in 1997-98 also broke records. The development office
raised $140.5 million in cash, an 8.8 percent increase over the
previous year's results.
Stone, JD'71, named Mary Harvey, PhD'87, associate provost and chose
political science professor Mark Hansen as associate provost for
research and education. Harvey, the former associate director of
foundation relations , succeeds Pat Swanson, while Hansen follows
philosophy professor Daniel Garber.
the University awarded the first foreign-language proficiency certificates
to 33 undergraduate students. The certification program requires
students who are not concentrating in a foreign language to take
foreign-language classes, study abroad, and pass a competency exam
similar to one given to diplomats by the State Department. The certificate
is noted on the students' transcripts.
students-Louis Fogel, physical sciences; Tonia Korves, biological
sciences; Rebecca Sandefur, AM'97, social sciences; and Jae-Hoon
Shim, humanities-were awarded Booth prizes for excellence in teaching
in the College.
the Law School sent five newly minted J.D.s to the Supreme Court
for clerkships, one each with Chief Justice William Rehnquist and
Justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, and
Clarence Thomas. Two more students will be clerks for the court