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UChicago Creates Undergraduate Major in Molecular Engineering


The University of Chicago is announcing the creation of a bachelor-of-science degree in molecular engineering, the first undergraduate degree program in engineering that the University has offered in its 125-year history.
1-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Students in the College Explore Richard Wright’s Chicago


University of Chicago undergraduates visit Bronzeville, the South Side neighborhood historically known as a rich site for African American arts, culture and politics and the setting of Wright's novel Native Son.
30-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

University of Vienna Bestows Honorary Degree on Professor and Dean John W. Boyer


Dean of the College John W. Boyer has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Vienna in recognition of his more than three decades of scholarship on the history of the Habsburg Empire.
30-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Hall of Fame Astronaut Looks to Future of Space Science


Astronaut Hall-of-Famer John Grunsfeld recalls how UChicago trained him for NASA.
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UChicago to Offer Free Online Course on Technology and Law


the University of Chicago will launch a free online course this summer for its alumni and the public. Randal C. Picker, AB’80, AM’82, JD’85, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and senior fellow at the Computation...
29-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Chapin Hall Seeks National Estimate and Comprehensive Understanding of Homeless Youth in America

With headlines across the country calling attention to a growing population of homeless youth, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is launching Voices of Youth Count, a multi-year original research and policy effort designed to understand how...
25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Spintronics Advance Brings Wafer-Scale Quantum Devices Closer to Reality


University of Chicago researchers have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable way, and they have done it using a high-performance material that...
24-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Professor Martha Nussbaum Receives Inamori Ethics Prize for ‘Exemplary Ethical Leadership’


Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, has been awarded the 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.
23-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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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