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Workshop strengthens bonds between UChicago, African scholars

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:56
Despite accounting for 15 percent of the world’s population and one-quarter of its disease burden, Africa provides only about 2 percent of global research. However, as African nations and economies grow, so too has the opportunity for training and supporting new scientists, physicians, and institutions to work on local and international problems. For decades, University of Chicago faculty have built professional partnerships with African scholars. But a UChicago workshop sou­­­­ght to weave...

Fourth-year student named Rhodes scholar

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:55
Lucas Tse, a fourth-year student in the College, has earned a Rhodes Scholarship for Hong Kong to study at the University of Oxford next fall. He hopes to pursue an MPhil in economic and social history, with aspirations for a career as a scholar and educator. “There are ideals in both directions that attract me,” Tse wrote in an email from Hong Kong, where he has lived for 19 years and where he was visiting family. “I would like to further my academic training and take on the...

Exhibition studies U.S international relations through architecture

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:27
After the brutality of World War II, the United States sought to usher in a new era of optimism in the late 1940’s through an ambitious embassy program that called on some of the greatest architects of the century to design buildings that represented a new foreign policy of openness, dialogue and progress.  Those efforts are now the central theme of the latest exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium entitled Havana Case Study, which runs now through Dec. 15, 2017. It is one of several programs...

Citizen Science: The Five Most Important Things I’ve Learned about Coping with Air Pollution

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:36
At the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, Chicago Booth professor Thomas Talhelm shares some simple steps to dramatically reduce exposure to air pollution.