With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

Research News

Rubenstein Forum to create vital space for collaboration

October 20, 2014—The University of Chicago will build an innovative facility designed to foster convening and collaboration and to serve as a physical hub for a broad array of University activities. In recognition of a significant new gift from alumnus and University Trustee David M. Rubenstein, JD’73, the facility will be named the David M. Rubenstein Forum.

Searle Chemistry Lab cleanroom to catalyze interdisciplinary nanoscience at UChicago

October 20, 2014—The University of Chicago has opened a new multi-user cleanroom equipped with nanofabrication tools for fundamental research in biomedicine and nanotechnology.

Law scholars’ new book explores masculinity in law and literature

October 17, 2014—When Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore asked six prominent judges to contribute to their new book, American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature (Oxford University Press), they received nuanced essays reflecting on the complex role that masculinity plays in American law and literature.

Chicago Innovation Exchange opens at the University of Chicago

October 16, 2014—The University of Chicago on Oct. 16 celebrated the grand opening of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, a new innovation hub in Hyde Park that will provide resources for UChicago faculty and students and local entrepreneurs to turn their discoveries and ideas into business startups.

Science + Cinema initiative pairs scientists and filmmakers

October 15, 2014—The University of Chicago, together with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, the Chicago International Film Festival, Columbia College Chicago Cinema Art + Science and other regional partners, has launched a new science film initiative that involves special programming and the introduction of special divisions in the 2015 festival for narrative and documentary films with science-related themes.