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former Ford Motor Company director of strategic issues and a former
NBC news manager, has joined the U of C as the vice president for
university relations. He will guide the development and implementation
of communication strategies, working closely with the news and publications
Franke, a 1997 National Humanities medalist, and his wife, Barbara,
recently gave $2.5 million to the Chicago Humanities Institute,
now named the Franke Institute for the Humanities. The Frankes have
donated in the past to the institute as well as to the Court Theatre
and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art.
faculty and researchers at the University received 1,459 grants
and contracts, reaching a record total of $219.3 million. Grants
included a $3.5 million award from NASA to support efforts to design
a camera for stratospheric observation and $2 million from the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation for a multi-city study on children, families,
and welfare reform.
the top of their fields
has awarded distinguished service professorships to Elizabeth Helsinger,
English; Robert Rosner, astronomy & astrophysics; and Robert Townsend,
economics. Joining the faculty as named professors are Alexander
Beilinson, mathematics, and Elliott Gershon, psychiatry. Pathologist
Jeffrey Bluestone, sociologist Anthony Bryk, physicist Jeffrey Harvey,
and archaeologist Alan Kolata have also received named professorships.
matter of biology
Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the College a grant of $1.6
million to help its biological-sciences division design biology
courses for non-science concentrators and to increase the number
of environmental-science courses offered at the College. Annually
awarded to select institutions through a competitive process, the
funding will be distributed over the course of four years.
Sinica of Taiwan, the East Asian equivalent of the Academy of Arts
and Sciences, recently elected Anthony C. Yu, PhD'69, the Carl Darling
Buck distinguished service professor of humanities, to membership
in the society. Of the Academia Sinica's 200 members, four others
belong to the U of C faculty.
doctor is in
Harvey M. Golomb,
AB'64, professor of medicine and section chief of hematology and
oncology at the U of C Medical Center, has been appointed chair
of the center's department of medicine. The recipient of numerous
medical awards, Golomb has written some 350 peer-reviewed articles
and nearly 300 scientific abstracts.
The U.S. Department
of Energy has notified the University that it plans to negotiate
an extension of the University's contract for managing and operating
Argonne National Laboratory. The current, performance-based contract
runs through September 30, 1999. The new contract would extend the
agreement an additional five years and is expected to provide approximately
$2.2 billion in funding for basic and applied research.
at the University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
plan to use their new four-year, $7.2 million National Science Foundation
grant for "off-the-road-map" research, meaning long-term, high-risk
work with a potentially very high payoff. The center's scientists
are studying chemical synthesis, non-scale materials design, the
quantum properties of exotic materials, the properties of interfaces
as thin as a molecule, and the flow behavior of granular materials
and liquids. .