Gift from Emmanuel Roman, MBA'87, to support Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

The collaborative, interdisciplinary work of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago will be bolstered by a major gift to the University from philanthropist Emmanuel Roman. The University has named the directorship of the Neubauer Collegium for the Roman family in recognition of his support. David Nirenberg, who has led the program since its establishment in 2012, will be named the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

Visit by William Kentridge Celebrates Launch of Neubauer Collegium

In honor of the launch of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge will deliver a public lecture exploring the relationship between sound and image in a talk titled "Listening to the Image." The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society is an ambitious initiative launched by the Division of the Humanities and the Division of the Social Sciences designed to expand the boundaries of humanistic inquiry and focus resources on questions that transcend any single individual, discipline, or methodology.

New Distinguished Service Professorships Recognize Outstanding Scholars

Two faculty members from the Division of the Humanities were named Distinguished Service Professors. Lauren Berlant has been named George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in English Language and Literature and the College. Berlant’s research focuses on institutions of intimacy and belonging in the United States since the nineteenth century, as well as on the public circulation of political emotions like trauma, love, optimism, and depression. She joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1984.

D. N. Rodowick has joined the UChicago faculty as the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the College. His research interests include aesthetics and the philosophy of art, the history of film theory, philosophical approaches to contemporary art and culture, and the impact of new technologies on contemporary society. Before coming to UChicago, Rodowick was the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Prior to that, he founded the Film Studies program at Yale University. Rodowick joined the UChicago faculty on July 1.

Read about all of the new professorships here.



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