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African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of...
26-Feb-2015 1:05 PM EST

Four UChicago Scholars Receive 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded four UChicago faculty members 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships: Eric Budish, associate professor of economics at Chicago Booth; Jian Ding, assistant professor in statistics; Magne Mogstad, assistant...
26-Feb-2015 1:05 PM EST

New Solder for Semiconductors Creates Technological Possibilities


A research team led by the University of Chicago’s Dmitri Talapin has demonstrated how semiconductors can be soldered and still deliver good electronic performance.
17-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Economists Recommend Paying College Athletes

The current compensation arrangement for big-time college athletics is inefficient, inequitable and very likely unsustainable, according to a new study by economists from the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. The article concludes...
6-Feb-2015 6:10 PM EST

Cesium Atoms Shaken, Not Stirred, to Create Elusive Excitation in Superfluid


In 1941, future Nobel laureate Lev Landau predicted that superfluid helium-4 should contain an exotic, particle-like excitation called a roton. Roton structure has been a matter of debate ever since. University of Chicago physicists have now created...
5-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

James Robinson Appointed University Professor at Chicago Harris

The University of Chicago has appointed James Robinson, a renowned political scientist and economist and an expert on Africa and Latin America, as University Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy.
3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Finding New Life in World’s Classics

Three UChicago scholars—Doniger, Prof. Anthony Yu, and Prof. David Tod Roy—spent decades rigorously researching and reinterpreting ancient Indian and Chinese masterpieces. Their exemplary works have set the standard in the field of literary...
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

UChicago Prof. Steven Rings to Share Research on Bob Dylan on Feb. 4

UChicago Prof. Steven Rings will deliver a lecture on his research on Bob Dylan's music in Chicago Feb. 4.
2-Feb-2015 3:50 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

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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