University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes.
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST
A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and...
18-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
Leading researchers will provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the toll taken by aspects of the criminal justice system.
Crime Lab New York, part of the University...
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled.
17-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST
Inaugural Survey of American Attitudes About the Environment Released by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research today released the first set of findings from its inaugural environment poll. The poll surveys a nationally representative sample of...
12-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST
Riesebrodt, professor emeritus of the sociology of religion in the Divinity School and Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 6 of cancer in Berlin. He was 66.
11-Dec-2014 11:15 AM EST
Reflecting the breadth of collaboration in the effort to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago’s South Side, numerous universities are working with the University of Chicago on creative ideas for collaborations with the library.
8-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST
A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the...
4-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
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,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT
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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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