Joseph Masco is Professor in Anthropology and the College.
Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology and the College.
Professor John T. Cacioppo, co-founder of the field of social neuroscience, will be awarded the Phoenix Prize, the Division of the Social Sciences’ highest honor, in 2017. Cacioppo, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, is the Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neurosciences and the Chair of the Social Psychology Program.
The University of Chicago Press has awarded the Gordon J. Laing Prize to Prof. David Nirenberg for Neighboring Faiths, his examination of the interactions of Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages that provides new insight into how the faiths relate today.
Sian Leah Beilock, executive vice provost of the University of Chicago, will become the 8th president of Barnard College, effective July 1, 2017. An expert on how children and adults learn and perform at their best, especially under stress, Beilock has been a member of the Chicago faculty since 2005. She currently is the Stella M. Rowley Professor in the Department of Psychology, the Committee on Education and the College.