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2019

Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age

May 24, 2019

Assistant professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences, Clara Blättler, led a study that recently announced the discovery of the first-ever pockets of seawater dating to the last Ice Age, about 20,000 years ago, tucked inside rock formations in the middle of the Indian Ocean.


PSD Spotlight: Jonathan Rodriguez

May 23, 2019

Jonathan Rodriguez is June 2019's PSD spotlight for exemplifying the core value of holding ourselves accountable and honoring commitments.


Three third-year students awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

May 16, 2019

Third-year undergraduate students, Keir Adams, Nikhil Pandit and Maritha Wang, have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.


University of Chicago announces recipients of honorary degrees this year

May 15, 2019

Four distinguished scholars have been named recipients of honorary degrees this year.


UChicago grants long-delayed doctoral degree to Cheryl Sundari Dembe

May 14, 2019

Cheryl Sundari Dembe received her doctorate degree in Chemistry 48 years after leaving the university due to gender discrimination.


Northwestern University joins Chicago Quantum Exchange

May 14, 2019

Northwestern University became the newest member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology.


Meet James Callahan

May 9, 2019

James Callahan’s hometown is Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a B.A. in chemistry and physics at Harvard University and then taught high school physics for two years on the North Shore of Boston. Most recently, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Harvard. He’s now in his second year of pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in chemistry.


Meet Emily Smith

May 9, 2019

Emily Smith was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and earned a B.S. in physics and computer science. She’s currently in her second year of pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Chicago.


UChicago BIG program funds ambitious, risky scientific research

May 9, 2019

Assistant Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Maureen Coleman, and microbiologist Sean Crosson use water samples from Lake Michigan to study the genes of model microbes in their natural habitats.


Scientists design method to build molecules that could be drugs—in half the steps

May 9, 2019

A study by University of Chicago chemists offers a new approach that could significantly cut the time and effort needed to make molecules that are important for pharmaceuticals in half.


Prof. Daniel Holz discusses with WTTW the recent detection of gravitational waves

May 9, 2019

UChicago astrophysicist Daniel Holz discusses the recent detection of gravitational waves that astronomers believe was created when a black hole swallowed a neutron star on WTTW .


Meet Sarah Brown

May 7, 2019

Sarah Brown was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, she completed a B.Sc. in Honours Physics & Chemistry at McGill University. She’s currently a fourth-year student in the Department of Chemistry’s Ph.D. program. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.


Chemist Named 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

May 7, 2019

Bryan Dickinson, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, has been named a 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for chemical and evolutionary approaches to probe and control biology.


Press Release: UChicago Chemist Among 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars

May 7, 2019

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the selection of 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2019. These faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. 


Royal Society of Chemistry Recognizes Prof. Voth for Excellence in Computational Chemistry

May 6, 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Faraday Division has awarded Gregory Voth, the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, the 2019 S F Boys - A Rahman Award.