• Ursula Storb, immunologist and role model for women scientists, 1936-2023

    January 31, 2024

    Ursula Storb, MD, immunologist and Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, died on December 15, 2023. She was 87 years old.

  • Franklin I. ‘Chris’ Gamwell, religious ethics scholar devoted to justice, 1937-2023

    September 21, 2023

    Franklin I. “Chris” Gamwell, the Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics, Philosophy of Religions, and Theology and dean of the Divinity School from 1980-1990, died Sept. 8 at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He was 85.

  • Anne Gomer, 1928-2023

    May 24, 2023

    Anne Gomer (1928-2023), mother of Richard and Maria, and widow of former UChicago chemistry professor Robert Gomer (1924-2016), passed away on April 17. In 1996, after Robert retired as a professor emeritus, Anne and Robert started a tradition of interdisciplinary research talks held regularly at their home in Hyde Park. This series became the Robert and Anne Gomer Lecture Series, a fixture of the emeriti community that is continued today by the Emeriti Center. Anne was a supporter and volunteer for many functions of the University throughout her life, including chemistry student lectures, UChicago concert series, and UChicago Medicine. Her two children are alumni of the Laboratory School.

  • Robert E. Lucas Jr., Nobel laureate and pioneering economist, 1937-2023

    May 16, 2023

    Robert E. Lucas Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose revolutionary theories transformed the field of macroeconomics and our understanding of economic policy, died May 15. He was 85.

  • Terence Edwin Martin, biologist and jazz enthusiast, 1942-2023

    April 30, 2023

    Terence “Terry” Edwin Martin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and the Committee on Immunology, died April 12 in Chicago. He was 81.