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Magnetar Capital Foundation donates $5 million for youth financial education

Partnership with UChicago STEM Education to improve access for high school students

The Magnetar Capital Foundation, parent organization of theMagnetar Youth Investment Academy, will provide UChicago STEM Education with $5 million over four and a half years to further develop and grow the academy’s high school financial education program.

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Congratulations Steve Sibener on being elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Congratulations to Steven Sibener for being elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, to be presented at the 2016 National Meeting of the ACS

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Hisashi Yamamoto elected as President of the Chemical Society for Japan

Hisashi Yamamoto, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been elected as President of the Chemical Society of Japan for the period May 24, 2016 until May 2018. 

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UChicago leads Simons Foundation collaboration to study the physics of glass

Sidney Nagel leads the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem, a group of 13 scientists from seven European institutions and five other U.S. universities funded by the Simons Foundation through theCollaborations in Mathematics and Physical Sciences program

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Simulations describe HIV’s ‘diabolical delivery device’

From a virus’s point of view, invading our cells is a matter of survival. The virus makes a living by hijacking cellular processes to produce more of the proteins that make it up.

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UChicago physicists first to see behavior of quantum materials in curved space

Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions with other matter, while light is massless and does not interact with itself. Yet, wave-particle duality tells us that matter and light both act sometimes like particles, and sometimes like waves.

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Yamuna Krishnan and Yossi Weizmann in the Chemistry Department receive individual awards.

Yamuna Krishnan and Yossi Weizmann both won awards for their work in Chemistry in Chicago.

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Two PSD faculty members, Mike Franklin & Angela Olinto, have received named professorships effective July 1, 2016.

Mike Franklin, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the College, has been named the first Liew Family Chairman.           

Angela Olinto, currently the Homer J. Livingston Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, will become the Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor.

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BA/MSCAPP Degree Announcement

We are pleased to announce the creation of a BA/MSCAPP joint degree, which will be open for Fall 2016 enrollment for students in the College of the University of Chicago.

In Fall 2014, the Harris School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, became the first public policy school to launch a Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy program (MSCAPP), the only STEM program in public policy in the world. 

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