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UChicago Materials Research Center Receives $20.6 Million Grant

The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant. UChicago was one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive a MRSEC...
26-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Institute for Molecular Engineering Pursuing Six Water Research Projects

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The Water Research Initiative of the Institute for Molecular Engineering has added a sixth research project to the original five that received funding last year.
11-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Tip/Conference to Examine How Fiscal Policy Uncertainty Shapes the Economy

A research conference, to be held on April 7-8, 2015 in Washington DC, aims to explore how uncertainty manifests in fiscal policy, and exactly how that uncertainty can shape the real economy.
10-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EDT

UChicago Partners with Marine Biological Laboratory Semester in Environmental Science

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The University of Chicago’s partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has made possible a new educational opportunity for students studying environmental science.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Urban Labs Initiative Seeks Solutions for World's Urban Challenges

The University of Chicago is creating a new network of five Urban Labs to address some of the world’s most daunting urban problems and help realize the promise of cities in an era of global urbanization.
10-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Urban Labs Innovation Challenge to Focus on Chicago

Although the work of UChicago Urban Labs is global, its inaugural competition for partners seeks promising ideas that can be implemented in the city of Chicago. The Urban Labs Innovation Challenge seeks to generate evidence on what urban policy...
10-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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

Five 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

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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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