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Microscopic Animals Inspire Innovative Glass Research


When Juan de Pablo and his collaborators set about to explain unusual peaks in what should have been featureless optical data, they thought there was a problem in their calculations. In fact, what they were seeing was real. Their experiments had...
3-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents’ Views on Justice Affect Babies’ Moral Development

Babies’ neural responses to morally charged scenarios are influenced by their parents’ attitudes toward justice, new research from the University of Chicago shows.
31-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amy Kass, Inspirational Teacher Who Treasured a Humanistic Education, 1940 – 2015


Amy Apfel Kass, AB'62, senior lecturer emeritus in humanities, died on Aug. 19 at her home in Washington, D.C., after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer and a short battle with leukemia. She was 74.
27-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sunil Kumar Appointed to Second Term as Dean of University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Sunil Kumar has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for a second five-year term,
21-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

A team of researchers led by UChicago psychologists Sian Beilock and Susan Levine found that children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only when these parents...
10-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Startup Creates Online Resource to Inform Voters About Local and National Candidates


University of Chicago students and alums have created BallotReady, a free online and mobile voter guide. The project, which started last year, provides tailored, easy-to-digest information on candidates and referendums listed on local ballots. ­
3-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab Experiment Mimics Early-Stage Planetary Formation Process

Physicists have directly observed, for the first time, how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build up clusters particle by particle. This process can lead to the formation of “granular molecules” whose...
3-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Philip W. Jackson, Education Scholar Committed to Children's Flourishing, 1928-2015

Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Education, Psychology and the College, died July 21 due to complications from cancer. He was 86.
3-Aug-2015 3:05 PM 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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