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October 11, 1995 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A University of Chicago professor won the 1995 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science on Tuesday, the fifth time in six years and the eighth time overall that the campus, known for its free-market scholarship, has received the honor. Robert E. Lucas Jr., 58, won the award for his influential theory on how the expectations of ordinary people can throw awry a nation's finely tuned economic policies.
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December 19, 2013 | Cynthia Dizikes
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled - three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an internationally known scientist whose research in the 1970s redefined cancer as a genetic disease and led to a paradigm shift in how it is studied and treated. An advisor to presidents and recipient of her nation's highest honors, Rowley achieved breakthroughs that prolonged the lives of countless cancer patients.
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October 19, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fuzzy math appears to have infiltrated the counting of Nobel prizes as well as the presidential campaign. When University of Chicago professor James J. Heckman won the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science last week, his university was quick to proclaim that Heckman was the institution's 72nd Nobel laureate. Though the University of Chicago is noted for its number of Nobel winners, it turns out to use a counting method that might not pass the rigors of its well-regarded economics department.
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October 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Monte Morin
Thomas F. Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics and second in command at the University of Chicago, will become the new president of Caltech, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently is provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. On July 1, he will succeed Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
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April 15, 1992 | Reuters
Hanna Gray, president of the University of Chicago since 1978, will retire in June, 1993, the university announced Tuesday. Gray, 61, a native of Heidelberg, Germany, is a historian who taught at the university from 1961 to 1972 and heads the school's history department.
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October 14, 1992 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1992 Nobel Prize for economics has been awarded to Gary S. Becker, a University of Chicago professor who has used economic theory as a key to explore riddles about families, the work force, crime, discrimination and other social issues, the Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. Becker, a professor of economics and sociology whose work was once shunned by the academic Establishment, was awarded the $1.
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October 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Monte Morin
Thomas F. Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics and second in command at the University of Chicago, will become the new president of Caltech, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently is provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. On July 1, he will succeed Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Mitt Romney, faced with an economy that appears to be brightening a little each day the general election draws closer, is casting President Obama as a free-market antagonist bent on building a massive bureaucracy that has slowed the recovery and stunted the economy. On Monday, the front-runner in the Republican presidential primaries, accepted an opportunity that allowed him to highlight his argument in Obama's front yard, the University of Chicago, where the president was once a law professor.
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June 27, 1992
Allison Dunham, 78, the Arnold I. Shure Professor Emeritus and former general counsel of the University of Chicago. A specialist in probate and property law and laws affecting the growth of urban areas, Dunham wrote the property law casebook "Modern Real Estate Transactions." He received the Chicago Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council's "Champion Fighter for a Better Chicago" award in 1959.
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October 24, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Monte Morin
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago , where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. He succeeds Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.  Before becoming Chicago's provost in 2007, Rosenbaum studied the behavior of closely-packed atoms in solids and liquids at the university's Rosenbaum Lab. By experimenting on materials in extreme cold -- temperatures that approached absolute zero -- Rosenbaum and his colleagues were better able to examine the quantum behavior of substances.
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October 24, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Monte Morin
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago , where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. He succeeds Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.  Before becoming Chicago's provost in 2007, Rosenbaum studied the behavior of closely-packed atoms in solids and liquids at the university's Rosenbaum Lab. By experimenting on materials in extreme cold -- temperatures that approached absolute zero -- Rosenbaum and his colleagues were better able to examine the quantum behavior of substances.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Don Lee
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of Yale University spent decades working on that problem, separately pioneering two competing views on finance that have strongly influenced the way people save and invest as well as major issues in public policy. Fama, 74, spent a five-decade career in Chicago demonstrating how well free markets can determine the value of stocks, bonds and other assets.
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June 12, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86. Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services in Oak Lawn, Ill., after a brief illness, according to the university's Booth School of Business. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Fogel and Douglass North of Washington University in St. Louis the 1993 Nobel Prize in economics "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change.
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April 19, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The J. Paul Getty Trust, the visual art world's ultimate one-percenter with about $8 billion in net assets, has decided that it can't get by on investment income alone and will begin raising money in earnest to pay for special projects. J. Timothy Child, a fundraiser for the University of Chicago since 1989, will assume the newly created position of vice president of institutional advancement on June 11 - the first time in its 30-year history that the Getty has hired a chief fundraiser.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Mitt Romney, faced with an economy that appears to be brightening a little each day the general election draws closer, is casting President Obama as a free-market antagonist bent on building a massive bureaucracy that has slowed the recovery and stunted the economy. On Monday, the front-runner in the Republican presidential primaries, accepted an opportunity that allowed him to highlight his argument in Obama's front yard, the University of Chicago, where the president was once a law professor.
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June 7, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
Austan Goolsbee is stepping down as chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, the White House announced Monday night, shaking up the economic team just as the recovery is sputtering. Goolsbee, one of the administration's primary spokesmen on the economy, will return to his position as an economics professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, the announcement said. A White House official said the president would have "loved" for Goolsbee to stay.
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