Exhibit Features Archival Images of Persepolis

View of the eastern stairway and columns of the Apadana (Audience Hall) at Persepolis, Iran, 5th century B.C. (Courtesy of Oriental Institute)
A new exhibition at the Oriental Institute will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis. “Persepolis: Images of an Empire,” which opens Oct. 13, includes archival photographs and a new multimedia presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 B.C. in present-day southwest Iran.

Artist, DOVA Chair Jessica Stockholder Champions Contemporary Art at UChicago

Prof. Jessica Stockholder, Rose's Inclination, 2015. Paint, carpet, fragment of Judy Ledgerwood's painting, branches, rope, Plexiglas, light fixtures, hardware, extension cord, mulch, Smart Museum foyer, courtyard and sidewalks. Commissioned by the The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, and Kavi Gupta Gallery
This promises to be a remarkable autumn for Stockholder. In addition to her installation, Rose's Inclination, at Smart Museum, her work will be shown at the renowned Kavi Gupta Gallery, at the international contemporary art exposition EXPO Chicago on Sept. 17 to 20, and at MK Restaurant. “For someone who wants to travel to all four different venues, you’ll see all the different parts of what I do,” Stockholder said.

Nussbaum to Receive 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, has been awarded the 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. The annual prize, which will be presented to Nussbaum at a ceremony in October, honors an individual “who has demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership” and “whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.”

Norman W. Ingham, Scholar of Medieval Slavic Literature, 1934-2015

Prof. Emeritus Norman W. Ingham, a meticulous and erudite scholar of medieval Slavic literature, died April 27 in Wilbraham, Mass. Ingham’s expertise spanned languages and time periods: He spoke Polish, Russian, Czech, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Old Church Slavonic and Greek, and studied 18-century Russian literature as well as early Slavic literature and folklore. He also wrote extensively on the works of Gogl, Turgenev and Tolstoy.

2015 Department of Music Student Award Recipients Announced

This following was published by the Department of Music on 24 May 2015. 

Ten Department of Music students received awards for outstanding musical achievement during the 2015 annual Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concerts.

Yiding Hao, Thomas Liao, and Casen Ross received the David L. Fulton Prize for Orchestral Excellence. Julianna Han, Aaron Hollander, Anabel Maler, and Caroline Wong received the Ellis Bonoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence. Amanda Block received the Award for Choral Leadership and Ji Su Kang received the Choral Award for Musical Achievement. This year’s Heifetz Memorial Award recipient is Marcelle Pierson, PhD candidate in Music History and Theory with a minor field in composition.

The Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and honor the memory of Cathy Heifetz (1949-1976), who came to The University of Chicago in 1973 as a student in the Department of Music. The Memorial’s first endowment created an annual award to honor a student in the Department of Music whose associations as a member of this community have been singularly marked by a spirit of caring and helpfulness.