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.
—Motivating eighth-graders from a disadvantaged neighborhood to build the skills needed for success is the focus of a new pilot program starting this month as part of the Successful Pathways from School to Work initiative. This study is just one of several research projects funded last year by the initiative. Requests for proposals for 2015 funding are being accepted through the end of April.
—$10 million gift from University Trustee Steve G. Stevanovich to support new research institute.
—The University of Chicago will mark the 125th anniversary of its 1890 founding this year with a series of events planned for the fall that will highlight the University’s intellectual contributions and historical achievements across the UChicago community.
—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 the high court’s most important rulings this year.
—Lynn Orr, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy, announced two new high performance computing awards that will continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing. The announcement was made April 9 alongside leaders from Argonne National Laboratory and industry partners at Chicago’s tech startup hub, 1871.