proceeds from the U of C credit card, 12 students recently became
the inaugural group of Alumni Association Scholars. Eight undergraduates,
two from each College class, were chosen for scholarships, as well
as two Graduate School of Business students, one Harris School of
Public Policy Studies student, and one student in the Social Sciences
chair of the Germanic studies department, has been named the Henry
R. Luce distinguished service professor of the liberal arts in human
biology. On the other side of campus, Harvey Golomb, AB’64, chair
of the medicine department, has been named the Lowell T. Coggeshall
professor in medical science.
professor Cass Sunstein has founded a new research center, the Center
on Civil Justice, to study how law is actually practiced in the
United States. A future topic might be which cases receive the highest
damage awards and why.
president and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals & Health
System, has been chosen chair-elect of the Association of American
Medical Colleges. His term as chair will begin in November 1999.
The AAMC represents 141 accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools
and 400 major teaching hospitals.
Academy of Sciences has elected Graeme Bell, a professor in the
departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, medicine, and
human genetics, to its Institute of Medicine.
new, green, graduate program
professor Don Coursey and geophysical sciences professor John Frederick
teamed up to found a new two-year professional program leading to
a master of science degree in environmental science and policy.
The program is a joint effort of the Harris School and the Physical
formerly with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.,
has joined Rockefeller Chapel as the new organist. Neil has also
performed with the Washington Chamber Symphony, the Choral Arts
Society of Washington, and the Oratorio Society of Washington, and
was the organist and choirmaster at Washington Street Methodist
the Law School completed and dedicated the Arthur Kane Center for
Clinical Legal Education. One month later, the Biopsychological
Sciences Building was dedicated. Next up: A winter groundbreaking
is scheduled for a new building for the University of Chicago Press.
professor emeritus in pathology, was recently awarded the Medal
of Merit of the First Degree by Vaclav Havel, president of the Czech
Republic. The state decoration honors his “lifetime efforts in the
promotion of Czech-American relations.”
radiology professor and section chief of neuroradiology, has been
elected vice president of the American College of Radiology. She
has been one of the college’s chancellors since 1993.
trio of fellows
Association for the Advancement of Science elected three U of C
faculty members as fellows: Donald Rowley, professor emeritus of
pathology; Janet Davison Rowley, PhB’45, SB’46, MD’48, professor
of medicine and of molecular genetics and cell biology; and chemistry
professor William Wulff.
case you were wondering…
& World Report ranked the U of C 14th in its 1998 survey of
national universities. Chicago maintained its position from the
year before, tying with Johns Hopkins.