The University of Chicago Press has awarded the 2015 Gordon J. Laing Prize to Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, professor of history, for his book, I Speak of the City.
President Robert J. Zimmer presented the award at a reception at The UChicago...
22-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT
UChicago’s Main Quadrangle had a little more brain power than usual when the Illuminoggin recently made an appearance. The Illuminoggin is a giant anatomically correct glowing brain that rides on top of The Think Tank, a mobile neuroscience lab...
20-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Tsuen-hsuin (T.H.) Tsien, curator emeritus of the East Asian Collection of the Joseph Regenstein Library and professor emeritus of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, passed away April 9 in Chicago. He was 105.
15-Apr-2015 5:15 PM EDT
The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will bring together scholars from many fields to examine the historical, social and intellectual circumstances that give rise to different kinds of knowledge, and to assess how this knowledge...
15-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
n an effort to advance public discourse about the ongoing national crisis over police-community relations in urban America, the University of Chicago Law School is hosting a conference on youth and police. The April 24-25 conference is designed to...
14-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’s genetic material. The findings could bolster efforts to develop the next...
14-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Norman H. Nie, a political scientist and inventor of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, or SPSS, computer software technology that changed the way social scientists analyze data, died April 2, one day after his 72nd birthday. Nie had...
13-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Donald Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died April on 4 after a long illness. He was 83.
9-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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
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.
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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,...
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3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
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
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...
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