Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month - Virtual Trivia
Virtual Trivia Contest – May 12, 18, and 24
You will be able to test your knowledge of notable AAPI scientists and their contributions to their fields. Virtual trivia will take place on three days – May 12, May 18, and May 24. Each day, the questionnaire will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm. Students who answer all trivia questions correctly will be eligible to win a prize!
HLX Group: A Day in the Life with Angela Olinto
A Day in the Life of PSD Dean Angela Olinto
Presented by the Hispanic LatinX Resource Group of University of Chicago
Angela Olinto is Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences and the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
Olinto received a B.S. in Physics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1981, and Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. She is best known for her contributions to the study of the structure of neutron stars, primordial inflationary theory, cosmic magnetic fields, the nature of the dark matter, and the origin of the highest-energy cosmic rays, gamma-rays, and neutrinos.
Annual Staff Awards Ceremony
In Spring 2021, PSD members nominated staff members for the 2nd Annual Staff Awards, recognizing their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the PSD. Read about this year's ceremony and winners.
Check back to nominate a staff member in Spring 2022.
Community Conversation: Jackie Serrato, South Side Weekly
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics EDI Community Engagement Working Group hosted reporter and "barrio" journalist Jackie Serrato of the South Side Weekly and manager of Spanish translation for the Chicago Sun-Times, on Nov. 9. Sponsored by the PSD EDI Inclusive Climate Grants.
Hispanic Heritage Month
The UChicago Hispanic LatinX Resource Group hosted a coffee tasting with Chef Ambrocio Gonzalez from the award-winning La Catedral Café in Little Village on Tuesday, Oct. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Community Conversation: South Side Segregation
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics EDI Community Engagement Working Group hosted author and reporter Natalie Moore for "Community Coversation: South Side Segregation" on October 19. Sponsored by the PSD EDI Inclusive Climate Grants.
International Women's Day Panel moderated by Dean Angela V. Olinto
To celebrate United Nations International Women's Day on March 8, PSD EDI hosted a panel moderated by Angela V. Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences.
Black History Month
To commemorate Black History Month in February, the PSD hosted programs intended to amplify Black voices from our student body, community, and from South Side arts and culture. These included a GRIT and PSD student panel, a community engagement panel, and a spoken word event.
Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM
Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM highlighted a number of women learning, teaching, and researching at the University of Chicago PSD and PME. The exhibition and book displayed profiles of female scientists who span many generations and represent a diversity of programs and interests. They opted to recount pivotal moments, challenges surmounted, and proudest accomplishments. Embedded in their narratives are paths forged through persistence and determination.
This exhibition was on view in the ERC atrium and online Spring 2020. View event photos from the opening reception.
Out in the PSD & PME
In October 2019, the Out in the PSD & PME Exhibit and Speaker Series celebrated the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies in STEM.
The exhibit featured portraits of our community members and narratives about the often life-long process of coming out.
See our full list of EDI events.