Exhibit Location: The John Crerar Library, Atrium
Exhibit Dates: April 19 – October 31, 2016
The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions. Charles Otis Whitman, the first director of the MBL, also established biology at the University. Frank Lillie, Zoology chair, became the second director and remained president of the MBL corporation until 1942. Today, as the institutions draw closer, we highlight and celebrate our shared history.
Crerar exhibits website.
A web version is now available of the current Crerar Library exhibit: A Bold Experiment: the Origins of the Sciences at the University of Chicago. The physical exhibit is showing in the atrium of Crerar Library and will run until March 31, 2016.
Exhibit Description: In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the University of Chicago’s founding, Crerar Library looks back at the establishment of the natural sciences at the University. The early University built programs in the physical and biological science from the ground up. They recruited eminent scientists and designed innovative laboratories and facilities for their often groundbreaking work. These achievements in discovery and teaching have had lasting impact on the sciences.