The MAROON caught up with U of C researcher Elena Bodnar to talk about Chernobyl, her “Convertible Bra-Mask,” which unhinges to form two gas masks that can slip over the mouth and nose, and her Ig Nobel Prize.
Professor Janet Rowley, a pioneer in leukemia research and one of three women in her medical school class of 65 students, spoke on the challenges women face when entering the medical field.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literature, the University Community Service Center, and the France Chicago Center staged a marathon reading of the work in its original French, hoping to provoke recognition of the despair caused by the current economic crisis here and abroad.
Constance Furey, associate professor of theology at Indiana University, focused on the role of sexual mystical texts in the history of European Christianity during a talk Thursday in Swift Hall.
The problems they will encounter range from “tough to extremely difficult.”
Last week Erwood, a research associate employed at Fermilab from the late 1950s to the early 1990s and a former lab assistant to Enrico Fermi, died in Bedford, IN, at the age of 80 from asbestos-related cancer.
Science and religion “share in a common quest for truth,” he said, and each has gifts it can give the other.
The mass extinction that ended the reign of the dinosaurs millions of years ago can be traced through the relative ages of modern species, according to the latest research at the University of Chicago and the University of California–Berkeley.
Professor Russell H. Tuttle delivered a sermon Sunday in honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his most famous publication. similar service was held fifty years ago.
Aron Arthur Moscona, a pioneer in developmental biology and a professor emeritus at the University, died on January 14 of heart failure in Manhattan.
For Meresamun, a female Egyptian mummy and one of the Oriental Institute’s main attractions, the afterlife proved to be much harsher than her time growing up as a member of her country’s elite.
U of C archaeologists working in Southeastern Turkey last summer discovered an Iron Age stele, a funereal stone, at a site in ancient Sam’al, now called Zincirli (pronounced ZIN-jeer-li). A monument to a royal official, who saw to its production prior to his death, the stone is the first evidence in the area to show a belief in the separation of the body and soul.
The chemistrode, the brainchild of Rustem Ismagilov, associate professor of chemistry, aims to measure chemical signals.
Roy Ringo (Ph.D. ’41), a pioneer nuclear researcher at Argonne National Laboratory who helped establish the weak force, died last Wednesday.
Some people might think dinosaur discoveries involve a lot of digging in the dirt, but U of C researcher Laura Porro’s research involved digging of a different sort.
Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, a professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine.