Marine Biological Laboratory
The Marine Biological Laboratory is an international center for research and education in biology and environmental science. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, after being independent for most of its history, it became affiliated with the university in 2013. It collaborates with institutions, including Brown University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The MBL has approximately 300 year-round employees, about half of which are scientists, some of these courses have been offered for more than a century. The MBL and Brown University share a research and educational affiliation, the Brown-MBL Partnership, which included a Ph. D. -awarding Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences, has ended. Other MBL programs train postgraduates, science teachers, throughout the year, the MBL is the site for research and planning conferences organized by professional scientific groups. The MBL shares a library, the MBLWHOI Library, with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the library conducts digitization and informatics projects.
MBLs president and director is genetics and genomics researcher and professor Huntington Willard and he succeeded cell biologist Joan V. Ruderman in 2015. The Marine Biological Laboratory grew from the vision of several Bostonians and Spencer Fullerton Baird, Baird had set up a United States Fish Commission research station in Woods Hole in 1882, and had ambitions to expand it into a major laboratory. He invited Alpheus Hyatt to move his marine biology laboratory and school which he had founded at the Norwood-Hyatt House in Annisquam, inspired by Harvard biologist Louis Agassizs short-lived summer school of natural history on Penikese Island, off the coast of Woods Hole, Hyatt accepted the offer. The Fish Commission supplied crucial support, including organisms and running sea water. Charles Otis Whitman, an embryologist, was retained as the first director of the MBL, who believed “other things being equal, the investigator is always the best instructor, ” emphasized the need to combine research and education at the new laboratory.
The MBLs first summer course provided an introduction to invertebrate zoology. The MBL Library was established in 1889, with scientist and future MBL trustee Cornelia Clapp serving as librarian, in 1899, the MBL began publishing The Biological Bulletin, a scientific journal that is still edited at the MBL. The MBL formally affiliated with the University of Chicago on July 1,2013, the president of the university chairs the MBL trustees board and with their advice appoints its members. The Laboratory is a non-profit Massachusetts corporation, whose member is the university. Cell and reproductive biology have been a part of the MBLs programs since the 1890s. The MBL has long been a center for the experts in cell division
George Herbert Jones Laboratory
The George Herbert Jones Laboratory, at 5747 S. Ellis Avenue, Illinois, is a facility building of the University of Chicago. Room 405 of the building was named a National Historic Landmark in May 1967, the Jones Laboratory was built in 1928-1929 as facility and instructional space for the universitys staff of research chemists and graduate students in chemistry. War Departments Manhattan Project, University of Chicago chemists began to study the newly manufactured radioactive element, room 405 was the site where, for the first time, a trace quantity of this new element was isolated and measured on September 10,1942. This procedure enabled chemists to determine the new atomic weight. The U. S. Department of Energy remediated Jones Laboratory in the 1980s by studying and removing almost all of the buildings World War II-era radioactive waste, the remediation took place in 1982,1983, and 1987. Although room 405 looks nothing like the condition, the lobby of the laboratory maintains a collection of the specialized equipment used to perform the measurements
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is a private, co-educational day school in Chicago, Illinois. It is affiliated with the University of Chicago, about half of the students have a parent who is on the faculty or staff of the University. The Laboratory Schools were founded by American educator John Dewey in 1896 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, calvin Brainerd Cady was director of the music department under Dewey. The school began as an educational institution that goes from nursery school through 12th grade. The Laboratory Schools consists of two interrelated campuses, the Historic Campus, located at 1362 East 59th Street, fills two full city blocks. It houses grades 3–12 in five connected buildings, Blaine Hall, Belfield Towers, Judd Hall, the school, the middle school. Two connected gymnasiums sit on this campus, Sunny Gym and Kovler Gymnasium, in September 2013, Lab opened Earl Shapiro Hall on its new Early Childhood Campus located at 5800 South Stony Island Avenue. This new building, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train and FGM Architects, is home to approximately 625 children in nursery through second grade, the building is named for Earl Shapiro, who graduated from Lab in 1956.
The school has over 1,700 students currently enrolled, though there are plans to increase the size and it has been heralded as one of the more diverse independent schools with about 40% students of color and over 44 nationalities represented. Today the school is divided into a Nursery School, Primary School, Lower School, Middle School, many children begin the school in nursery and continue through their high school graduation, and 75% of applications are for nursery school or 9th grade. In 2007, the school was ranked fourth in the nation for its record of sending graduates to elite universities and colleges, u-High offers more than 150 different classes, all are college preparatory in nature and there are 17 Advanced Placement or Advanced Topic classes. High school students may take classes at the University of Chicago. The school maintains four separate libraries to support its teaching and learning, High school students may choose from 40+ different clubs and activities. U-High students are extremely invested in academic extra-curriculars, the high school math team and the science teams are regular contenders for and winners of state titles.
The schools newspaper and the yearbook regularly win regional and national awards, as does its arts magazine, other popular activities include theater, ethnic clubs, Student Council, policy debate, and Model UN. The Model UN team is ranked among the top in the nation. It was recently ranked the #2 High School Model UN team in the United States, in addition, the Debate Team has won numerous national circuit tournaments, and is unofficially considered to be in the Top 20 nationwide. Furthermore, U-Highs Math and Science teams consistently win and place at Regional and State competitions, the schools athletic teams, the Maroons, compete in the Independent School League and are members of the Illinois High School Association
Pritzker School of Medicine
The Pritzker School of Medicine is the M. D. granting unit of the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago. It is located on the Universitys main campus in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, the medical school offers a full-time Doctor of Medicine degree program, joint degree programs, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education. As one of the most selective schools in the United States. In 1916, the University Board of Trustees set aside $5.3 million for its development, with construction complete in 1927, the school matriculated its first class of medical students. Following a $16 million gift from the Pritzker family of Chicago to the University of Chicago, for the entering Class of 2016-2017,5,640 people applied and 719 interviewed for 88 spots in the class. Accepted applicants had a median GPA of 3.88 and median MCAT score of 520, the Pritzker School of Medicine offers the Doctor of Medicine degree. The schools primary teaching hospital is the University of Chicago Medical Center, in July 2008, Pritzker entered into a teaching affiliation with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
According to the April 2015 print issue of Discover magazine, it is the home to the Sleep and Health Center in the Department of Medicine, directed by Eve Van Cauter. Joseph Ransohoff, class of 1941, pioneer in the field of neurosurgery, founder of the first neurosurgical intensive care unit, chief of neurosurgery at N. Y. U. Medical Center Janet Rowley, class of 1948, American human geneticist and the first scientist to identify a chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library is the newest library of the University of Chicago, named after alumni Joe Mansueto and Rika Mansueto. The library has a capacity of 3.5 million volumes under an elliptical dome and it was designed by Helmut Jahn. Planning for the library out of studies beginning in 2003, by a faculty task force because other campus libraries. In 2005, the board of trustees approved building a high-density storage facility next to the Regenstein building, the choice of Helmut Jahn was made in February 2006. Construction began in 2008, and the building was dedicated in late 2011, Mansueto has won a number of prizes, including a Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter in 2011
College of the University of Chicago
The College of the University of Chicago is the universitys sole undergraduate institution and one of its oldest components, emerging contemporaneously with the university at large in 1892. Unlike many major American research universities, the College is small in comparison to the Universitys graduate divisions, with graduate students outnumbering undergraduates at a 2,1 ratio. For 2016, U. S. News & World Report ranked the University of Chicago as 3rd in the nation for education, behind Princeton and Harvard. In 2010, Forbes named the University of Chicago a billionaire university, in 2007 Princeton Review named the College as having the Best Undergraduate Academic Experience in the United States. In 2012, Newsweek ranked UChicago 5th for having happy students, 9th for academic rigor, in addition, College Crunch, an online college admissions resource, ranked the University of Chicago as 1st in the country among colleges and universities for its undergraduate college. The University has the highest SAT ranges for admitted students of any school in the nation, for the class of 2015, the middle 50% range for combined math and reading SAT scores was 1420-1530.
However, in 2009, the school adopted the Common Application, the cornerstone of the previously used Uncommon Application and the current supplement is a unique set of essay questions that have attracted a lot of attention for the school. In the 2011-2012 season, there was a question that referenced a game in which students use Wikipedia to draw connections between seemingly unrelated things, What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato. The schools acceptance rate fell to a low of 7. 8% for the class of 2019. In comparison, the rate was 8. 4% for the class of 2018. The yield hit a record-high 60. 3% for the class of 2018, topping such as Dartmouth, Brown. A primary departmental or committee affiliation is denoted for those whose names differ from that of their field designation, a student is awarded either the A. B. or S. B. degree. The college recently introduced minors in a numbers of fields. Currently,15 courses are required in addition to tested foreign language proficiency if no Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations are used for exemption and this is a departure from the school’s traditional ties to texts of the European tradition such as Plato and Locke.
The College often publishes literature that emphasizes the “life of the mind, alternatively, a popular phrase with students is “where fun comes to die, ” describing the schools lack of a stereotypical college party culture. Efforts in the 1990s, under President Hugo F. Sonnenschein to change some of these perceptions of the College were controversial, Summer Breeze - The universitys annual summer carnival and concert. Past musicians who have performed at Summer Breeze include The Roots, Wilco, Kanye West, one-Dollar Shake Day - Milkshakes sell for only one dollar every Wednesday at the Reynolds Club. Bagels franchise was allowed to open on only after agreeing to adhere to this tradition
Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The observatory, which calls itself the birthplace of modern astrophysics, was founded in 1897 by astronomer George Ellery Hale, the observatory houses a 40 refracting telescope, the largest ever successfully used for astronomy. And a collection of over 170,000 photographic plates, the director of the observatory is Doyle Al Harper. Yerkes Observatorys 100 cm refracting telescope was built by the refracting telescope company Alvan Clark & Sons and it is the largest refracting telescope used for scientific research. The mounting and tube for the 100-centimeter telescope was exhibited at the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago before being installed in the observatory, the grinding of the lens was completed later. The observatory houses 100 cm and 61 cm reflecting telescopes, several smaller telescopes are used for educational purposes.
Research conducted at Yerkes includes work on the medium, globular cluster formation, infrared astronomy. The University of Chicago maintains a center in the observatory. In 2012 the engineers completed work on the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera, researchers use the Yerkes collection of over 170,000 archival photographic plates that date back to the 1890s. In March 2005, the University of Chicago announced plans to sell the observatory, two purchasers had expressed an interest, Mirbeau, an East Coast developer that wanted to build luxury homes, and Aurora University, which has a campus straddling the Williams Bay property. About 70 homes were to be developed on the upper Yerkes property surrounding the historic observatory and these grounds had been designed more than 100 years previously by John Olmsted, the brother of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New Yorks Central Park. Ultimately, Williams Bays refusal to change the zoning from education to residential caused Mirbeau to abandon its development plans, in view of the public controversy surrounding the development proposals, the university suspended these plans in January 2007.
The study group began its work in February 2007 and issued its final report November 30,2007 and it suggested that some lakefront and woods parcels could be sold for residential development. List of largest optical refracting telescopes List of observatories Media related to Yerkes Observatory at Wikimedia Commons Yerkes Observatory and history from the National Park Service. Save Yerkes Yerkes Study Group Geneva Lake Conservancy
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is the public policy school of the University of Chicago in Chicago, United States. It is ranked in the top five policy analysis schools in the United States and it is located on the Universitys main campus in Hyde Park. In addition to studies and policy analysis, the school requires its students to pursue training in economics and statistics through preliminary examinations. Degree program is offered to students looking to pursue a career designing and conducting policy-relevant research, – Joint Degree with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies M. P. P. /M. Div. – Joint Degree with the Divinity School M. P. P. /M. B. A, – Joint Degree with the Booth School of Business M. P. P. /J. D. – Joint Degree with the Law School M. P. P. /A. M, henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, and director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development. Jens Ludwig - McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration and Public Policy Harris School Website
University of Chicago Oriental Institute
The Oriental Institute, established in 1919, is the University of Chicagos interdisciplinary research center for ancient Near Eastern studies, and archaeology museum. It was founded for the university by professor James Henry Breasted with funds donated by John D. Rockefeller and it conducts research on ancient civilizations throughout the Near East, including at its facility, Chicago House, in Luxor, Egypt. The Institute publicly exhibits a collection of artifacts related to ancient civilizations at its on campus building in the Hyde Park. James Henry Breasted built up the collection of the universitys Haskell Oriental Museum, which he oversaw along with his field work, as World War I wound down, he sensed an opportunity to use his influence in the new political climate. He wrote to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and proposed the foundation of what would become the Oriental Institute. Fundamental to the implementation of his plan was a trip through the Middle East. Breasted received a reply from Rockefeller pledging $50,000 over five years for the Oriental Institute, Rockefeller assured University of Chicago President Harry Pratt Judson that he would pledge another $50,000 to the cause.
The University of Chicago contributed additional support, and in May 1919 the Oriental Institute was founded, the Institute is housed in an unusual Art-Deco/Gothic building at the corner of 58th Street and University Avenue, which was designed by the architectural firm Mayers Murray & Phillip. Construction was completed in 1930, and the building was dedicated in 1931, in the 1990s, Tony Wilkinson, founded the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes based at the institute. Its role is to investigate the Middle East through landscape archaeology, the Museum of the Oriental Institute has artifacts from digs in Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Iran. The museum has free admission, although visitors are encouraged to donate US $10.00 for adults, the Oriental Institute is a center of active research on the ancient Near East. The buildings upper floors contain classrooms and faculty offices, and its gift shop, in addition to carrying out many digs in the Fertile Crescent, OI scholars have made contributions to the understanding of the origins of human civilization.
The term Fertile Crescent was coined by J. H. Breasted, the OI founder, in 2011, among other projects OI scholars completed publication of the 21-volume Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, a basic cultural reference work. The effort was begun in 1921 by J. H. Breasted, Dr. Erica Reiner as editor-in-charge led the research teams for 44 years. She was succeeded by Dr. Martha T. Roth, dean of humanities at the university, similar dictionaries are under way, including the Chicago Hittite Dictionary and one for Demotic. The Institute oversees the work of Chicago House in Luxor, the Egyptian facility, established in 1924, performs the Epigraphic Survey, which documents and researches the historical sites in Luxor. It manages conservation at various sites, a collection comparable to the Institutes treasures could not be assembled today, since Middle Eastern governments no longer allow foreign archeologists to take home half of what they find. This had been the typical arrangement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when most of the holdings were excavated, until the 1930s, when new antiquities laws were instituted