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Exhibition from Venice Architecture Biennale coming to Chicago in 2019

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:14
An exhibition from the recently concluded Venice Architecture Bienniale that was co-commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago is coming to Chicago early next year. Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos , the official U.S. entry at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, will be on view for the first time in the United States from Feb. 15 to April 27, 2019 at Wrightwood 659 in...

How mapping the Galápagos could create more sustainable cities

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:54
The Galápagos Islands remain one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet—with tortoises, finches and iguanas dotting just 3,000 square miles of land. But the volcanic archipelago that once inspired Darwin is also home to nearly 30,000 people, not to mention the tens of thousands of tourists who visit each year. Those two forces have created a delicate balancing act, and a difficult question: How can residents live and flourish without wrecking the ecosystem that makes their islands so iconic?...

UChicago student earns scholarship to explore interests in technology, public service

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:35
Devshi Mehrotra believes that computer science education can provide crucial skills for securing employment in an increasingly tech-centric, globalized world. Dedicated to public service, the fourth-year College student has led efforts at UChicago to promote just and equitable advancements in technology. As co-director of the student group compileHer , she has helped middle school girls interested in computer science find educational opportunities. “The activities I have taken part in over the...

UChicago Law School student earns Rhodes Scholarship

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:48
University of Chicago Law School student Yali Peng, LLM’17, has won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next fall. She will pursue a doctorate in either criminology or socio-legal studies and hopes to examine sentencing structures and criminal behavior with a focus on how the system affects people from marginalized communities. “Namely I hope to answer two questions: What kind of sentencing can better match our retribution and deterrence goals? How we eliminate those...

University of Chicago opens Hong Kong campus

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:52
University of Chicago today officially opened The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong . A regional hub for ambitious research, education and collaboration, the new location is an important addition to the University’s international presence and engagement, expanding its intellectual contributions and academic collaborations in Hong Kong, China and Asia while bringing new opportunities for community...