News Archive: 2017


Fourth-year student Lucas Tse named Rhodes scholar

Lucas Tse, a fourth-year student in the College, has earned a Rhodes Scholarship for Hong Kong to study at the University of Oxford next fall. He hopes to pursue an MPhil in economic and social history, with aspirations for a career as a scholar and educator.
November 30, 2017

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 20, 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 6, 2017


New students kick off Orientation Week activities

UChicago community welcomes Class of 2021
September 20, 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 10, 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 26, 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