Two Humanities Faculty Receive Named Professorships

Spring on the University of Chicago campus

Sixteen University of Chicago faculty members have received distinguished service professorships or named professorships.

Profs. Michael Franklin, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Dan Nicolae, Lubos Pastor, Robert Shimer and Lisa Wedeen have been named distinguished service professors. Profs. Scott Ashworth, Orit Bashkin, William Baude, Sarah Hammerschlag, Julia R. Henly, William Hubbard, Jonathan Lyon, Jennifer Nou, C. Riley Snorton and Tara Zahra have received named professorships.

UChicago Teaching Award Winners Share their Summer Reading Recommendations

UChicago students reading books

Looking for your next summer read? Look no further. Here's the books the University of Chicago faculty who were honored in the 2023 Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards found interesting, useful, or meaningful. Two Humanities Division scholars, Paola Iovene and David Wellbery, recommend books as varied as a memoir, poetry collections, and canons in literary criticism.

Sarah Curran Is New Executive Director for UChicago Presents

Sarah Curran

The University of Chicago, David J. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts, and Lawrence Zbikowski, Chair of the Department of Music, are pleased to announce that Sarah Curran has been appointed as the Executive Director of UChicago Presents, effective June 1.

Curran is an arts consultant and curator who has served as Interim Executive Director of UChicago Presents for the last year. Her broad arts knowledge covers music, theater, dance, contemporary performance, visual arts, and film. Her curatorial practice includes fostering interdisciplinary work and socially responsive programming.

Humanities Division Honors Graduate Students and Faculty at the 537th Convocation

Humanities Division 2023 Convocation Ceremony

Division of the Humanities graduates, faculty members, and the graduating students’ families and friends celebrated the 537th Convocation ceremony in Rockefeller Chapel from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 2023. This is the last year that Anne Walters Robertson is serving as Dean of the Division of the Humanities, and the first year for the new Stuart Tave Course Design Awards honoring graduate students for exemplary course design in teaching undergraduate students.

“At every convocation, we are proud to celebrate the achievements in scholarship and teaching of our faculty and students,” said Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities and the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Music. “I am so pleased that at this, my final convocation as dean, we are launching a new award for excellence in course creation by graduate students: the Stuart Tave Course Design Award.”