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select honors from our faculty

9 Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences
Guggenheim Fellows in past 7 years
6 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Economics

Recent Faculty Grants & Awards

Michael Frachetti has received a $20,000 grant from Fondation Max van Berchem for research on 'Nomadic' urbanism in 11th century Uzbekistan.

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Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she also has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.

Meet our new faculty: Social sciences

Arts & Sciences welcomes new instructors across disciplines this fall. Meet our newest faculty in the social sciences.

Poetry for all

Poetry for all

Launched this month with a colleague at Illinois Wesleyan University, Abram Van Engen’s (English) “Poetry for All” podcast aims to demystify poetry and invites even skeptics to join in. Each 15-minute episode takes on a single poem, first reading it, then taking it apart, and then reading it again. “Poetry is not reserved for those with a special interest and talent in the literary arts,” he writes. “Poetry is for us all.”