News Archive: 2019

October

UChicago alum John B. Goodenough shares Nobel Prize for invention of lithium-ion battery

UChicago alumnus John B. Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering role in developing the lithium-ion batteries that now power our cell phones, laptop computers and electric cars.
October 10, 2019

August

State Department Advisory Update

As of August 7, the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Hong Kong is Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. The State Department advises travelers to monitor local media for updates, be aware of their surroundings, avoid demonstration areas, and exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Please open this post to see links to the travel advisory and the State Department's Tips for Trips and Study Abroad for Hong Kong.

The University’s operations in Hong Kong are currently proceeding normally. We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff and keep our constituents advised as needed. 
August 21, 2019

July

Pro touch infused into non-profits

NGOs at different stages of their development need different expertise. However, given their non-business backgrounds, they may lack connections with professionals who have the skillset they need. Francis Hon, Director of Hong Kong Initiatives, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth, addressed the reasons in bringing the ‘Board Connect’ Program from Chicago to Hong Kong. 
July 23, 2019

Mark Barnekow Appointed New Executive Director of Hong Kong Campus

Effective 1 July, 2019, Mark Barnekow (MBA ’88) assumed the position of Executive Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex ! The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. 
July 22, 2019

UChicago Medicine International Newsletter Vol.9 / June 2019

In the ninth volume of UChicago Medicine International Newsletter, featured stories of UChicago Medicine China’s 2019 Forum in Beijing and new guidelines for treating patients with ulcerative colitis.
July 11, 2019

UChicago Launches Yuen Metcalf Internship Program

UChicago has launched an Asian summer internship program sponsored by the school trustee Mr. Francis Yuen and his wife Rose. The "Yuen Metcalf Internship Program" will provide UChicago students with career opportunities and cross-cultural experiences focused in the Greater Bay Area. The Program will allocate 100 out of the 113 internships to take place in the region, including 41 in Hong Kong.
July 9, 2019

May

UChicago Medicine International Newsletter Vol.8 / April, 2019

In the eighth volume of UChicago Medicine International Newsletter, featured are incredible stories of our blood cancer patients who could defeat cancer with UChicago Medicine.
May 2, 2019

April

A Yearning for Learning – an interview with Dean Boyer by The Standard

The Standard has published a feature article on the College, following the interview with Dean Boyer in March. The article titled “A yearning for learning” featured the overall programming of the College which provides a holistic development for the undergraduates, as well as internship and research opportunities in or outside the university including abroad in Hong Kong and Beijing. 
April 24, 2019

March

The view from the tree house of knowledge

With the opening of a campus in Hong Kong, the University begins a new era of intellectual partnership.
March 18, 2019

UChicago Medicine International Newsletter Vol. 7 / February, 2019

The seventh volume of UChicago Medicine International Newsletter will share most recent, touching transplantation stories
March 1, 2019

January

UChicago to build expanded Center in Paris designed by Studio Gang

UChicago will expand its presence in Paris through a new building designed by Studio Gang, growing opportunities for education, research and engagement across the region. Expected to open in 2022, the project will double the university’s space in Paris. 
January 8, 2019