Paolo Cherchi, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has been elected “Socio Straniero” of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. It is the highest academic recognition bestowed in Italy.
Anne Walters Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of Music in the College, has been named to serve as the interim dean of the Division of the Humanities until the next dean is in place. Her appointment was effective July 1.
The Division of the Humanities' bi-annual magazine, Tableau, was honored with a gold award in the category of External Audience Newsletters from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), during the organization’s annual Circle of Excellence competition.
Five faculty members and two graduate students in the Division of the Humanities have been honored for their commitment to excellence in scholarship, pedagogy, and student mentoring. The recipients will be recognized at ceremonies during the 527th Convocation on June 11.
UChicago will honor the legacy of Czech New Wave films with “Pearls of the Czech New Wave”, an event featuring a screening of two Czech New Wave films, a roundtable of scholars to contextualize the films, and a discussion with Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer.
The five-year grant, “Transforming Language Instruction at the University of Chicago and Beyond,” will be led by the University of Chicago Language Center to support efforts to increase student access to less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and support language instructors through professional development.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships to Lauren Berlant (English Language and Literature), Anthony Cheung (Music), and Theo van den Hout (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Oriental Institute).
Unsuspending Disbelief curator Professor of Visual Arts Laura Letinsky answered a few questions about the exhibit and the curatorial process. Unsuspending Disbelief is on display through March 15, 2016, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.
How did European explorers, missionaries, colonial officials, and scholars view South Asia? What did South Asian self-representations look like? Ulrike Stark, Anna Seastrand, and Ian Desai curated Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies with these questions of representation and identity in mind.
As the University of Chicago prepares to celebrate two major anniversaries in South Asian studies, a new gift will help to ensure UChicago’s continued leadership in the study of the Indian subcontinent. The Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professorship in Sanskrit Studies, established by a $3.5 million gift from Guru and Anupama Ramakrishnan, supports a faculty member whose work focuses on the ancient classical language. Gary Tubb, professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations and faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, will be the first scholar to hold the new position.