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University of Chicago Institute of Politics to Host Al Gore, Sens. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum

Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Rick Santorum will visit the University of Chicago in the coming weeks as part of the Institute of Politics’ spring speaker series. Although the talks are sold out, each can be...
4/18/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Neurobiology Online Course to Endeavor World’s Largest Memory Experiment


A free, massively open online course (MOOC) on Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life will begin Monday, April 28, and it will include what may become the world’s largest memory experiment.
4/17/2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory


Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue...
4/17/2014 10:00 AM EDT

2014 Urban Forums Conference Puts Focus on Neighborhoods


Where you live matters. That’s the common theme for geographers, sociologists, urban planners and other scholars gathering in April for the 2014 Urban Forums, titled Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal, hosted by the...
4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Record Number of UChicago Students Named Truman Scholars


Four University of Chicago College students have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships—the most in school history, and tying a record that only two other institutions have attained since 2001.
4/16/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility to Support Institute for Molecular Engineering Projects


The University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering will build a major new facility for nanoscale fabrication within the William Eckhardt Research Center, supported by a $15 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation.
4/16/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Paul Sally Honored for Impact on Mathematics Education


Paul J. Sally, Jr., of the University of Chicago has been awarded the first American Mathematical Society Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, the society announced today.
4/10/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Researchers Bolster Development of Programmable Quantum Computers


University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof-of-concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computers.
4/10/2014 11:00 AM 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.
7/31/2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

6/26/2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


7/3/2012 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,...
3/18/2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
12/3/2010 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...
6/15/2010 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...
7/10/2009 1:00 PM EDT

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