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UChicago Historian Tara Zahra Named 2014 Macarthur Fellow

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UChicago historian Tara Zahra named 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
17-Sep-2014 12:55 PM EDT

National Survey Examines Personal News Cycle of African American and Hispanic News Consumers

A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the...
16-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Scientists Report First Semiaquatic Dinosaur, Spinosaurus

Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
11-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Diverse Neighborhoods May Help Infants’ Social Learning

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Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds.
10-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Urban Leaders From China Study Sustainability at Paulson Institute

City leaders from one of China’s largest provinces are visiting the University of Chicago this week for a crash course on urban sustainability, including sustainability issues in transportation, regional planning, climate change, urban...
4-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Reliance Foundation, University of Chicago Partner on Innovative Training Technology for Doctors

Reliance Foundation and the University of Chicago announced a collaboration to develop innovative technology that will help train medical students and clinicians for better diagnosis and improved healthcare.
4-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and...
28-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Gang Life Brings Deep Health Risks for Girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually...
27-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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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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