Veteran’s Day Recognition

Lecture Series

November 11, 2015

12:00PM-2:00PM

Assembly Hall

In honor of University of Chicago veterans past and present, John T. Cacioppo, the Tiffany and Margaret Black Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and Director, Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, will discuss social resilience – our capacity to foster and sustain positive relationships and grow as a result of life stressors – and its role within the military.

University veterans and other community members will gather to observe the posting of the Colors and hear from Provost Eric D. Issacs, Dr. Cacioppo, and a student representative of The Veterans Outreach Committee. Following the presentation, guests are invited to stay for a light lunch reception.

John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and the founder and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is also the founding faculty director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago.

John is one of the founders of the field of social neuroscience and the author of more than 500 scientific articles, chapters, reviews, and commentaries, and he has authored or edited more than 20 books. His research has been funded continuously since 1978 through federal grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame (1977–1979), University of Iowa (1979–1989), and Ohio State University (1989–1999) prior to joining the faculty at the University of Chicago. He has also served as an external professor chair in Social Neurosciences at Free University Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is a guest professor at the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University in China.

John has served on various journal boards as well, and is a past editor of Psychophysiology and a former associate editor of Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Social Neuroscience.

Eric D. Isaacs, a Professor in the Department of Physics, the James Franck Institute, and the College, serves as the Provost of the University of Chicago, with responsibility for academic and research programs across the University.

Dr. Isaacs became Provost in 2014 after serving for five years as Director of Argonne National Laboratory, one of the nation's largest science and engineering research centers, which has been managed by the University since 1946.

As Provost, Dr. Isaacs sits on the Board of Governors of UChicago Argonne, LLC, which manages the laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. He also is on the board of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which recently affiliated with the University.


Dr. Isaacs holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from Beloit College. He is author or co-author of more than 150 scholarly publications—most recently, a paper on the impacts of advanced battery technologies on energy and the environment.

Free and open to the public.  RSVP here.

Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series, the Office of the Provost, and the Veteran's Outreach Committee.