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Congratuations to Geophysial Sciences Professor David Jablonski

Jablonski awarded 2017 Paleontological Society Medal

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Assistant Professor Abigail Vieregg will receive the 2017 Shakti P. Duggal Award

The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC). 

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Congratulations Professor Young Kee Kim!

Five members of the UChicago faculty are among the 228 members elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Stephanie Palmer for a Career NSF award

Professor Stephanie Palmer has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. This  award supports "...early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education..."

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Congratuations to Chemistry Professor Greg Engel!

Chemistry Professor, Greg Engel, was just named one of the World Economic Forum's 50 Young Scientists for 2017.

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Congratulations to Ravi Chugh for winning NSF Career Award!

Assistant Professor Ravi Chugh just won a National Science Foundation Career Award for Direct Manipulation Programming Systems.

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Neubauer Family Foundation $25 million gift accelerates UChicago ability to attract high-performance, high-impact graduate students

The University of Chicago, in pursuit of knowledge creation and dissemination at its most rigorous levels, trains graduate students committed to pushing the boundaries of what is known and who are determined to find compelling ways to apply original thinking to fundamental problems. Such high performance, high impact doctoral students embody the University’s mission to pursue inquiry and impact at its highest levels. 

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University of Chicago’s partnership with AWIS

Postdocs – Free Membership in the Association for Women in Science!

UChicagoGRAD is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago is now an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM around the country. 

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Professor Babai scoops up three ACM SIGACT awards

Last summer László Babai received the STOC Best Paper award, the ACM SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize, and the Edsger Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing.

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"Changes of Phase" Combining Physics, Architecture and Dance

“Changes of Phase” by Spirit of Space shows how architect Jeanne Gang with Thodos Dance Studio uses University of Chicago Physicist Sid Nagel’s “jamming” concept to conceptualize and create an experimental work that combines physics, architecture and dance. 

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Congratulations! Risi Kondor won the DARPA Young Faculty Award

Risi Kondor has received the 2016 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his proposal, Multiresolution Machine Learning for Molecular Modeling.

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Susan Kidwell Wins Raymond C. Moore Medal!

William Rainey Harper Professor Susan Kidwell has won the Raymond C. Moore Medal for Paleontology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The award is given for outstanding contributions in paleontology, especially those that "promote the science of stratigraphy through research in paleontology and evolution, and the use of fossils for interpretations of paleoecology."

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New $10.6 Million Research Center Will Empower Study of Novel Genetic Control Panel

A new research center led by University of Chicago scientists will develop unprecedented technologies to decode the next layer of gene expression control, RNA modifications. The $10.6 million, 5 year award from the National Human Genome Research Institute will establish Chicago’s first Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), one of only seven such centers in the United States.

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Congratulations! Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for his groundbreaking work in materials chemistry. The award is meant to stimulate highly innovative research by early-stage investigators who are working on problems that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical and behavioral research.  

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Congratulations Robert Wald for winning the 2017 Einstein Prize!

Congratulations to Robert M. Wald (U. Chicago), the recipient of the 2017 Einstein Prize. The Einstein prize is awarded by the APS to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics. Prof. Wald is highly deserving of this award, as his contributions to the field are well-known and far-reaching. The Citation reads:

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Professor Wiegmann to Receive Onsager Prize

Congratulations to Professor Paul Wiegmann, a theoretical physicist in the James Franck Institute, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kadanoff Center will receive the 2017 Lars Onsager Prize awarded by the American Physical Society

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Congratulations to Andy Isaacs for the 2016 ICTM Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award!

Congratulations to Andy Isaacs for the The Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award!

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