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Uranium-Extracting Technology for Seawater Earns Research Award for Grad Student


Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago’s Carter Abney has been developing materials called...
30-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

College to Provide Metcalf Internship Opportunities for All Incoming Undergraduates

The College has set an ambitious goal to double the number of internships through the widely admired Jeff Metcalf Internship Program—enough for all incoming undergraduates to have at least one internship opportunity during their College stay.
29-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Two Years After Superstorm Sandy: Resilience in Twelve Neighborhoods

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals uneven patterns of recovery in 12 neighborhoods two years after Superstorm Sandy. Social factors, such as trust and community bonds prove important in predicting resilience.
28-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Packard Foundation Names UChicago’s Jacob Bean as a 2014 Fellow


The University of Chicago’s Jacob bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Bean is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to receive the fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
17-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Brenda Johnson Named Library Director at University of Chicago


Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago. Her five-year term begins Jan. 1, 2015.
16-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Alex Eskin Named Simons Investigator in Mathematics


The University of Chicago’s Alex Eskin is among the 16 scholars of mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, and the mathematical modeling of living systems, who have been selected as 2014 Simons Investigators.
14-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

New Approaches Needed for People with Serious Mental Illnesses in Criminal Justice System

Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report.
14-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Searle Chemistry Lab Cleanroom to Catalyze Interdisciplinary Nanoscience at UChicago


The University of Chicago has opened a new multi-user cleanroom equipped with nanofabrication tools for fundamental research in biomedicine and nanotechnology.
10-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

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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