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Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

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

Gang Life Brings Deep Health Risks for Girls

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

Combining Math and Music

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

3 UChicago Students Receive HHMI International Student Research Fellowships


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

Hand Gestures Improve Learning in Both Signers and Speakers


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

Young People of Color Mistrust Police and Legal System, Report Finds

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

Molecular Engineers Record an Electron’s Quantum Behavior


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

Profs. Lars Peter Hansen, Kevin Murphy to lead Becker Friedman Institute


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

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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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