One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and...
28-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually...
27-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
The work of Anthony Cheung and others shows the power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent example.
25-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded International Student Research Fellowships to three University of Chicago graduate students in the physical sciences, an unprecedented number for the division.
25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report.
18-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT
Black youth are far more likely than other young people to have negative experiences with the police, and believe overwhelmingly that the American legal system does not treat all groups equally, according to a new report from the Black Youth Project...
15-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT
A team of researchers led by the University of Chicago has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond.
15-Aug-2014 9:05 AM EDT
Two acclaimed University of Chicago economists, Lars Peter Hansen and Kevin M. Murphy, have been appointed co-chairs of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, succeeding Gary S. Becker, AM’53, PhD’55, who passed away in May....
14-Aug-2014 4:00 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,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT
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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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