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Magnetar Capital Foundation Donates $5 Million to UChicago to Improve Financial Education for High School Students


A new partnership between UChicago STEM Education and the Magnetar Capital Foundation will expand access to financial education for high school students.
20-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago to Host World’s Largest Conference on High-Energy Physics


More than 1,350 physicists from around the world will converge in Chicago for the biennial International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in August to share new research results, announce new projects, and talk about the most intriguing...
21-Jul-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Leads Simons Foundation Collaboration to Study the Physics of Glass


The international Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem aims to build upon recent theoretical advances to achieve a unified and general understanding of the glass transition.
12-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineering New Technology at the Molecular Level

Academic and industrial researchers have begun working side-by-side at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, using some of the world’s most advanced tools to exploit the atomic and molecular properties of matter for...
11-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don’t Increase Profitability for Video Game

University of Chicago economists find discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases. The study comes from a field experiment of more than...
8-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomaterial Developed for Injectable Neuronal Control


Ideally, injectable or implantable medical devices should not only be small and electrically functional, they should be soft, like the body tissues with which they interact. Scientists from two UChicago labs set out to see if they could design a...
1-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Simulations Foresee Hordes of Colliding Black Holes in Gravitational Wave Observatory’s Future


New calculations predict that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) will detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full sensitivity early next decade.
23-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Book Chronicles Rise of Urban Planning in Ancient Egypt


Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, many of which remain as magnificent monuments to their civilization, were also the world’s first urban planners.
20-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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