A silent film that tells the story of Lea Rabb, a Jewish university student in tsarist Russia, screened at the Logan Center this past Saturday. Grammy-winner Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner offered live accompaniment.
Comparative literature professor Francoise Meltzer talks about ruins as a method of understanding the Romantic culture.
Arnold Davidson and Julia Kristeva, both polymaths, each advocated for a new approach to the humanities in their discussion Friday in Swift Hall.
Director Margarethe von Trotta’s work addresses time the philosopher spent reporting on the internationally-watched trial of Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann: “Ultimately, the film delivers flashes of inspiration behind her thought, but falls short of genuine engagement with it; for this, you’ll have to read the book.”
The South African artist kicks off the new center for international humanistic research.
We go inside the Humanities Division, the history of the Common Core, the Graduate Aid Initiative, and double majors to understand why the Humanities will always have a strong home at the University of Chicago.
Author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel spoke to a full house in Rockefeller chapel on Wednesday night.
Terrence Malick’s latest film explores the institution of love in a post-Tree of Life world, much to the pleasure of the late film critic Roger Ebert.
The founder of J Street says American mediation is necessary for peace.
Reflections on landing a mugger in prison.
There is nothing “not so premium” about Next Theatre’s staging of Everything is Illuminated
Political theorists, including UChicago professors Bernard Harcourt and John Mearsheimer, discussed social movements in Palestine and the United States at I-House on Tuesday night.
The discussion, moderated by law professor Martha Nussbaum, considered the negative social effects of such technologies.
Two female philosophy undergraduates restarted the RSO Undergraduate Women in Philosophy in order to make the field more welcoming to female students.
Author Jonathan Safran Foer was extremely interesting and incredibly knowledgable in his talk at Chicago’s Spertus Center on Sunday.
The Illinois state law banning concealed weapons is declared unconstitutional.
The current Supreme Court is the most polarized in American history, according to law professor Geoffrey Stone.
Author Ronit Matalon says original languages preserve national identity.
Harvard professor warns of state secrecy since 9/11.
A Columbia University professor partially attributes the AIDS epidemic among minority communities to mass incarceration.
Elie Wiesel speaks at the Symphony Center about a life of tragedy, triumph, and Goethe.
A former University professor talked about life in New York for gay men after World War II during a talk for Chicago Humanities Festival.
As the keynote address for Humanities Day, Richard Strier debunks stereotypes in Shakespeare’s plays.
Renowned U of C professor of law and ethics issues an impetus against religious discrimination.
In efforts to extend humanities and social sciences collaborations on campus and abroad, David Nirenberg will lead the new Neubauer Collegium.
Economics professor Allan Sanderson challenged the notion that high-profile events like the NATO summit stimulate city economies.
The stigmas surrounding HIV are unfortunately still relevant today, experts say.
Controversial conservative author, Charles Murray discusses his new book on divisions among white Americans.
Princeton intellectual Cornel West joined Revolutionary Communist Party founder Carl Dix for a discussion of racial injustice and social change last night in Mandel Hall.
The man Mario Small will replace became dean nearly 10 years ago.
The Founder of Clif Bar likens his company endeavors to his long bicycle adventures.
An international expert on torture talked about the difficulties of putting a stop to the human rights violation worldwide on Tuesday night.
Undergraduate and graduate students work with local students to incorporate philosophy into their curriculum.
Faculty named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences come from diverse range of disciplines.
University efforts to increase its online outreach have paid dividends in internet traffic.
Blumenthal shines a light on Israeli human rights abuses during a lecture in Stuart Hall.
Financier and industrialist alum discusses new novel based off of his life in foreign investment.
Invited speaker Alvin H. Rosenfeld examined Holocaust survivor Primo Levi’s post-war writings and his search for closure.
The panelists included faculty in the political science and English departments here, as well as at Columbia University.
The Chicago Justice Initiative RSO aims to bring a new focus to campus security.
A team of University researchers have confirmed the existence of something akin to human empathy in rats, after months of laboratory testing.
Richard Sennett (A.B. ’64) discussed the capacity of humans to cooperate Wednesday afternoon.
Panelist and journalist Ali Abunimah (A.M. ’95) argued that the Palestinian perspective is unwelcome on college campuses.
Boyer spoke about the history of the Core and the College’s admission standards Tuesday evening.
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the Law School, spoke about Satyajit Ray’s 1984 film, “The Home and the World,” Thursday evening.