Grey City sat down with five new faculty members appointed within the last year and half: Kenneth Pomeranz (history), Amie Wilkinson (mathematics), Patrick Jagoda (English), Nicolas Brunel (statistics and neurobiology), and Paul Nealey (the new Institute for Molecular Engineering). You might not know their names yet. But you may well soon.
“The idea is basically to use quantitative tools from applied mathematics, statistics, and physics to try to understand how the brain works.”
“And then you get here and realize it may be one of the biggest initiatives the University has taken in maybe 50 or 80 years, and you go, ‘OK. This is serious.’”
“Can a video game be as good as a novel in the ways that a novel is as good? No, of course not. But videogames can do things that other forms can’t.”
“In the back of my mind I thought if I don’t get a job I could go work on Wall Street. A lot of people I know did that and got very rich and created the mess we had.”
“There’s something heroic and gigantic about that age, but it’s heroic because it’s so terrifying.”
After election season, Institute of Politics should broaden focus to include local and global politics.
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel entered talks with the University on Hyde Park development and city permits, what emerged was the Memorandum of Understanding: a nine-page document that outlines a collaboration between the city and the University on $1.7 billion worth of capital projects. But despite its heft, the MOU is already encountering rough scrutiny from the community.
Glass: “A story is fundamentally about the motion of actions.”
“Free pass” wrongly argues in favor of diluting the Core and University academic standards
The University of Chicago, for most, is a transient part of life. Undergraduates spend four years living here—some a little more, some a little less—before they find jobs in different cities and different countries. For some at the law and…
The Top 5 coffee shops on the South Side, according to third-year barista Patrick Ip.
Recent UCPD profiling complaints expose a larger problem in campus community.
No breeder reactors in sight this year, but take a look at the most interesting items on this year’s “List.”
Drop in acceptance rate reflects changes in admissions office, not necessarily in student body
Two UCPD cars responding to a shooting collided in front of the BSLC tonight, causing a crash involving at least six cars.
International judges confirmed last week what all U of C students have known for years: John Boyer, in addition to being Dean of the College, is Dean of Moustaches.
Washington Post columnist David Broder (A.B. ’47, A.M. ’51) passed away today from diabetes complications.
The Pub may be operated by the food service provider that takes over residential dining areas and campus cafés as part of the Global Dining Initiative.
President Robert Zimmer said the University is looking for sites for a new Center in New Delhi in a Tuesday forum.
The five-screen movie theater will be located next to Harper Court and will have discounted tickets for students.
The Engineering Society’s seven-and-a-half foot rocket couldn’t stand up to strong winds Friday.
Mayor Daley spoke as part of the Future of the City Symposium, which was organized by the Harris School of Public Policy and the Office of Civic Engagement.
Street conditions prompted administration to cancel classes on Wednesday and Thursday. Students enjoyed the blizzard’s aftermath, with hundreds coming to the Main Quad for a snowball fight.
The U of C students had their purses stolen at 1:00 p.m. Friday, but escaped injury.
Zimmer presented the Diversity Leadership Awards to James Bowman and Lynda Hale, two people with a collective 75 years at the University.
The number of community service RSOs more than doubled to 75 during Goode’s time at the UCSC. The new director will likely take his position as advisor to all of them.
Three students from the U of C were named Rhodes Scholars. Only Harvard and Stanford had as many.
Though President Zimmer’s salary jump was due to many factors, his wages took a hefty boost of over $100,000
20-year-old Jamal Bracey pled guilty in the 2007 murder of graduate student Amadou Cisse (Ph.D. ’07).
Hip-hop artists Big Boi and Kid Sister will perform at Mandel Hall on November 13, the Major Activities Board (MAB) announced Tuesday.
Emergency repairs in the ground behind Cobb Gate to fix a leak in the Main Quad’s chilled-water pipes may take two weeks to finish.
Katie Burkhart was nominated as the fourth and final first-year College Council (CC) representative.
The 15 current members of College Council will vote in Stuart Hall Monday on who will fill the spot after both candidates speak in front of the Council.
Author, professor, and presidential speechwriter Sidney Hyman (A.B. ’36) spoke at the Gleacher Center Thursday.
The U of C accepts undocumented students and provides them with need-based financial aid in accordance with its previously standing policies.
The Center will be a permanent base for research and study abroad programs in China
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Booth School M.B.A. student Dan Firkins was dragged by a taxicab May 14. He passed away Sunday.
Goodall described her conservation work with animals and her work with degraded forests in central Africa.
Students pressed Zimmer to discuss the relationship between campus police and minority students, the University’s role in the Hyde Park community, and alcohol use on campus.
Although Scav Hunt won’t begin until next Thursday, teams have already started to push preparations into high gear.
University of Pennsylvania administrator Thomas Farrell was appointed Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development.
Second-year David Akinin plans to strengthen the role of undergraduate liaison to the Board of Trustees by establishing a trusting relationship between student representatives and the Board if he is elected.
Chicago’s Law School moved up one spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s Graduate School rankings yesterday.
The pilot late-night food program, which runs until midnight from Monday to Thursday, will be used by Aramark to gauge the need for after-hours dining on campus.
Deans Roth and Hansen met with Center for Middle Eastern Studies students on Friday in an effort to address lingering negative feelings.
Students and faculty associated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) were relieved to hear it will continue receiving funding after associate director Rusty Rook (M.A. ‘96) was fired three weeks ago, although concerns remain over CMES’s independence from the University.
The associate director’s termination was seen by many as a signal that the University may no longer support Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ mission or that administrators may want more control over how the center spends its funds.
Former Columbia University Provost Jonathan Cole said the University embodies the values of academia more than any other American university.
“We have an outmoded, outdated regulatory system in this country that needs to be fixed,” former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday
The new Harper Court will include a 200-unit hotel, space for a farmers’ market, and possibly a venue for screening movies.
Past grants have helped bring back the Lascivious Ball as well as “the shanty,” a recreation of the first building on campus.
Candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Independent, and Republican parties were present at the debate hosted by Free and Equal, an organization dedicated to improving ballot access laws.
A People’s History of the United States author Howard Zinn urged a crowded Mandel Hall to take action against injustice in a conversation about social activism Saturday.
Now in its 31st year, the mission of Humanities Day is to make scholars and their research accessible to the general public. According to Wellbery, Faust was the perfect subject for the address because the character appears in so many adaptations, and connects to every aspect of the humanities.
Professor of Public Policy Jens Ludwig explained his role in curbing gun-related homicides and advocated bringing statistics into policy programs.
Started by the Gaming Guild, a club devoted to organizing sports and pastimes, “Capture the Flag on the Quads” began last spring as an occasional Saturday night activity.