In Memory of Lewis Longino: Academic Contributions to Post-War Japanese Art

The Legacy of Lewis Longino: A Reflection on Academic Contributions and Memorial Practices On July 8, 2024, the academic community was struck by the untimely passing of Lewis “Alan” Longino, a promising graduate student and scholar of post-war Japanese art at the University of Chicago. At just 36 years old, Longino’s life was tragically cut […]

PNW Establishes Quantum Commercialization Center to Boost Local Economy

The Emergence of Quantum Commercialization Centers: A Catalyst for Economic Growth in U.S. Colleges On July 18, 2024, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) announced the establishment of a significant quantum commercialization center as part of Hammond’s revitalization plan. Kenneth C. Holford, the president of PNW, stated that the center would collaborate with the Bloch Technology Center […]

Trump Chooses Vance as VP Candidate and Survives Assassination Attempt

In a dramatic turn of events, former President Donald Trump has selected Ohio Senator JD Vance as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election. This decision, influenced by his son, comes after Trump survived an assassination attempt at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. The announcement was made on the first day of the Republican […]

Andrew Cleland Wins 2024 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

On July 17, 2024, Professor Andrew Cleland from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago (2024 USNews Ranking: 12) was awarded the 2024 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship, the flagship single-investigator basic research award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), comes with a $3 million grant. Cleland plans […]

The Olympics: Intersection of Sports, Politics, and Culture

The University of Chicago‘s Professor John J. MacAloon has been a pioneering figure in the interdisciplinary field of Olympic studies. His extensive research delves into the intersection of sports and politics, the ceremonial aspects of the Olympics, and the evolution of Olympic studies as a distinct academic discipline. MacAloon emphasizes the Olympics as a platform […]

The Potential Threats and Countermeasures of Political Violence in the United States

In a recent report by The New York Times on July 13, 2024, a nationwide survey conducted by Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago (2024 USNews Ranking: 12) , revealed alarming statistics about the support for political violence in the United States. The survey, conducted in the aftermath of the January […]

Dartmouth College Appoints James Dobson as Special Advisor for Artificial Intelligence

James Dobson, an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, has been appointed as the special advisor to the provost for artificial intelligence for the 2024-25 academic year. This appointment marks a significant step in Dartmouth’s commitment to integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into its academic and research frameworks. Dobson’s role will involve […]

Clemson University PhD Candidates Attend University of Chicago Price Theory Summer Camp

On July 15, 2024, Vitor Melo and Micah Thomas, PhD candidates from the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, were accepted to and participated in this year’s Price Theory Summer Camp hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago (2024 USNews Ranking: 12) […]

James Webb Space Telescope Reveals New Details of Tidally Locked Planet WASP-39 b

On July 15, 2024, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) unveiled new details about the boundary of a tidally locked exoplanet. Researchers observed the twilight boundary of the planet WASP-39 b, discovering temperature differences and cloud variations that suggest strong winds sweep across the region. The findings, published in the journal Nature, include contributions from […]

Umar Siddiqi Named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar

On July 12, 2024, Umar Siddiqi, an alumnus of the University of Chicago, was appointed as a 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Siddiqi will pursue a medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine, focusing on improving patient access to healthcare and the quality of medical services through innovation. As an undergraduate, he conducted extensive research […]

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