Two faculty members from the Division of the Humanities received new professorships. Clifford Ando has been appointed the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor in Classics and the College. Ando studies law, religion, and government in the Roman Empire, and is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religions. He joined the UChicago faculty in 2006.
Richard Neer has been named the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, Cinema & Media Studies, and the College. Neer studies intersections of aesthetics, architecture, and history, with emphasis on phenomenology and theories of style in classical Greek sculpture, neo-Classical French painting, and mid-20th-century cinema. He is currently the executive director of Critical Inquiry, and joined the UChicago faculty in 1999.