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.
—A program designed to move families out of high-poverty neighborhoods resulted in reduced rates of depression and conduct disorder among girls, but increased rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and conduct disorder among boys, according to a study published in the March 5 issue of JAMA.
—The University of Chicago’s Arts|Science Initiative has awarded five Graduate Collaboration Grants with project topics ranging from “fiction addiction” to compositions modeled on melting glaciers to a physiological assessment of emotion during artistic performance.
—The University of Chicago will lead a regional discussion about cities of the future that will serve as a kickoff to this year’s World Urban Forum, a biennial event organized by the United Nations that will convene in Colombia next month.
—President Barack Obama cited research carried out by the University of Chicago Crime Lab in launching a new initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” designed to empower young men of color.
—Learning how to convey complex scientific information to a general audience was the goal of a three-day UChicago workshop that included 60 scientists from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and elsewhere.