Erin Robertson


Lab School whiz-kids tap into parents’ skills for Web start-up

While most seventh-graders spent their week-long spring break playing computer games, University of Chicago Laboratory School seventh-graders Sam Kaplan and Louie Harboe used that time to design their own iPhone program.


May 22, 2009

Chicago professor tracks trust in markets with new index

A new metric for measuring consumer confidence in the economy, designed by Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales, will track the relationship of Americans’ trust in institutions and the strength of the economy.


May 19, 2009

Biological Sciences faculty concerned over Madara’s Medical Center leadership

“The faculty has been disenfranchised,” a letter to Madara from faculty said. “[Madara’s] combined responsibilities as C.E.O. and dean have distanced [him] from faculty affairs and aspirations.”


May 8, 2009

Booth prof to advise Congress budget office

Booth School professor of economics and finance Anil Kashyap will serve on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) panel of economic advisers, the CBO announced last week.


April 28, 2009

Becker warns of demographic shifts due to falling fertility rates

Calling the trends a “modern demographic revolution,” Becker stressed the possible economic ramifications of the observed decline in fertility rates across all global regions.


April 17, 2009

Living single-sex

The University should not ignore those students who would prefer traditional housing.


February 3, 2009