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2019

UChicago names building after pioneering physicist Albert Michelson

August 22, 2019

The University of Chicago has named its Physics Research Center in honor of former faculty member and founding physics department chair Albert A. Michelson, a pioneering scientist who was the first American to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences. The 1907 prize honored his field-defining work, including taking the first accurate measurement of the speed of light. 


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.


Lab Safety Competition Winners

April 22, 2019

This April, labs in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) joined a competition to be the Safest Lab of 2019. The winning labs earned not only the title but also a grand prize of $500 or two runner-up prizes of $250 to be used for a lab outing. 


University of Chicago and Magnetar Capital Foundation Introduce New Standard for Financial Education

February 20, 2019

‘finEDge’ is a research-based program that teaches students critical financial decision-making skills, helping them navigate a complex, ever-changing marketplace.


Student group announces lab safety competition

February 8, 2019

This April, labs in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) are invited to join a competition to be the Safest Lab of 2019. The premise? The Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI), a student and postdoc-run group, will train volunteers to walk through participating labs “looking both for safety mishaps and clever ingenuity.” The winning labs earn not only the title but also a grand prize of $500 or two runner-up prizes of $250 to be used for a lab outing. 


2018

STEM Broader Impacts Fair broadens audience

September 24, 2018

The STEM Broader Impacts Fair gathers science-focused organizations like Artifice that are seeking volunteers and scientist support. The fair began as a way to connect graduate students with local outreach opportunities, but for the first time this fall, all undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to connect with the organizations.