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James W. Cronin, Nobel Laureate and Pioneering Physicist, 1931-2016

James W. Cronin, a pioneering scientist who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1980 for his groundbreaking work on the laws governing matter and antimatter and their role in the universe, died Aug. 25 in Saint Paul, Minn. He was 84. Cronin,...
27-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Infants Develop Early Understanding of Social Nature of Food

A new study conducted at the University of Chicago finds infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand food.
22-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unraveling Knotty Chemical Structures Enables Rapid Screening of Anti-Cancer Compounds


It isn’t often that a graduate student makes a spectacular technical leap in his field, or invents a process that can have a significant impact on a real-world problem. Di Liu did both.
15-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Academic Boot Camp Helps Soldiers Transition Into Students


To help veterans and military personnel transition into the academic world, the University of Chicago is participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project for the second year in a row.
5-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Computation Propels Particle Physicists in Quest for Discovery


One of the world’s hubs of computation in particle physics sits inconspicuously at the corner of 56th Street and Ellis Avenue on the University of Chicago campus.
2-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Higgs Discovery Raises New Questions


High-energy physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, are hearing a bewitching siren song these days. They call it the 750 GeV bump: It could signal the existence of a new heavy particle—or it could be nothing.
2-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trading Changes How Brain Processes Selling Decisions

Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago.
1-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Magnetar Capital Foundation Donates $5 Million to UChicago to Improve Financial Education for High School Students


A new partnership between UChicago STEM Education and the Magnetar Capital Foundation will expand access to financial education for high school students.
20-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power


Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Health Care Tip Sheet

Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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