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Neuroscientists Identify Brain Mechanisms That Predict Generosity in Children

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University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes.
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Economic and Domestic Issues

A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and...
18-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Crime Lab New York Will Help Promote Evidence-Based Policies to Prevent Crime, Violence

Leading researchers will provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the toll taken by aspects of the criminal justice system. Crime Lab New York, part of the University...
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

‘Enhancing Life’ Focus of New University of Chicago Divinity School Project

The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled.
17-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Inaugural Survey of American Attitudes About the Environment Released by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research today released the first set of findings from its inaugural environment poll. The poll surveys a nationally representative sample of...
12-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Martin Riesebrodt, Sociologist of Religion, 1948-2014

Riesebrodt, professor emeritus of the sociology of religion in the Divinity School and Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 6 of cancer in Berlin. He was 66.
11-Dec-2014 11:15 AM EST

Academic Collaborations Energize Proposal to Bring Obama Presidential Library to South Side

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Reflecting the breadth of collaboration in the effort to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago’s South Side, numerous universities are working with the University of Chicago on creative ideas for collaborations with the library.
8-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Chicago Summer Jobs Program for High School Students Dramatically Reduces Youth Violence

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A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the...
4-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

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Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power

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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

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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 skoppes@uchicago.edu Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580 smcgregor@anl.gov
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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