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UChicago announces $125 million gift to support economic scholarship

Second-largest gift in UChicago history will bring Ken Griffin’s total giving to nearly $150 million
November 1, 2017

America‚Äôs Best University President by Bret Stephens, the New York Times

Several years ago Robert Zimmer was asked by an audience in China why the University of Chicago was associated with so many winners of the Nobel Prize — 90 in all, counting this month’s win by the behavioral economist Richard Thaler. Zimmer, the university’s president since 2006, answered that the key was a campus culture committed to “discourse, argument and lack of deference.”
October 21, 2017

Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize for ‘contributions to behavioural economics’

University of Chicago Prof. Richard H. Thaler has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017. A news conference Oct. 9 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business recognized Prof. Richard Thaler, who was awarded Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017.
October 10, 2017

$75 million gift to support Chicago Booth

Alumni Amy and Richard Wallman give $75 million to support Chicago Booth
October 7, 2017

New students kick off Orientation Week activities

UChicago community welcomes Class of 2021
September 21, 2017

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

The University Ceremony of the 530th Convocation of the University of Chicago occurred on Saturday, June 10, 2017, on the Main Quadrangle.
June 11, 2017

$100 million gift establishes The Duchossois Family Institute

The University has announced a $100 million gift that will establish The Duchossois Family Institute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health.
May 27, 2017

Doing Good is Serious Business

A $20 million gift from Indonesian entrepreneur Tandean Rustandy, MBA ’07 (AXP-6), will support the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth. The center, renamed from the Social Enterprise Initiative, is a resource for nonprofits leaders, social entrepreneurs, students, board members, and impact investors.
May 23, 2017

UChicago to open Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

A $30 million grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a non-profit institution and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, will support the construction of the University of Chicago’s new center in Hong Kong, establishing a hub for education, research and collaboration. It adds to and complements the University’s centers in Beijing and Delhi, expanding the University’s work and engagement in China and Asia.
November 21, 2016

Meet the Class of 2020

For many first-year students, the University’s academic community was the source of their interest in the College. The Class of 2020 represents a diverse group of students—among them star athletes, founders of nonprofits seeking to improve the world, chess champions, and artists, among others.
October 12, 2016