Nobel laureate Robert E. Lucas, Jr. will join a short, distinguished list of faculty to receive the Phoenix Prize, the highest honor the Division of Social Sciences can bestow. The Prize is awarded only periodically to those who "through the course of their careers, have changed the trajectory of research in the social sciences and have thus contributed to the cycle of intellectual renewal across the disciplines." The first Phoenix Prize recipient in 15 years, Lucas' commitment to the University and the Division has been exceptional and lifelong: he has been a member of the faculty since 1973, and is a college and graduate alumnus. A conference will be held in his honor October 7 & 8, hosted by the Department of Economics, the Becker Friedman Institute, and the Division of Social Sciences.

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