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Shape-shifting molecule tricks viruses into mutating themselves to death

A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’ genetic material. The findings from the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could bolster efforts to develop the next generation of anti-viral treatments.

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Impact of Everyday Mathematics continues to grow

Prof. Zalman Usiskin made an audacious promise in the mid-1980s while recruiting a high school math teacher to manage editorial content for the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project.

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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives $20.6 million grant

The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant. UChicago was one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive a MRSEC grant from the NSF in this round of competition.

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Wendy Freedman’s expanding universe

In September 2014, observational cosmologist Wendy Freedman joined the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics as a University Professor.

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Changing the face of physical sciences: Progress for women researchers

Students and faculty at the University of Chicago are seeing more women in science.

In 2014, 30 percent of new faculty offers in the Physical Sciences Division went to women. Of the 16 new faculty members hired in the division in 2014, five are women.

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Marine Biological Laboratory's Semester in Environmental Science open to UChicago students

The University of Chicago’s partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has made possible a new educational opportunity for students studying environmental science.

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Paul Wiegmann - the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in the department of Physics, James Franck Institute, and Enrico Fermi Institute - is named as a 2015 Simons Fellow by the Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics.

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Early Career Scientists are invited to participate in the Rising Stars in Chemistry Symposium

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago is launching a new initiative: the Rising Stars in Chemistry Symposium on June 8, 2015.

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