A Community of Scholars
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology, Political Science, and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930.
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Forbes - Steer clear of the blind spots that derail experiments; Article cites study by Profs. John List and Steven Levitt which suggests that framing teacher incentive programs in terms of losses rather than gains leads to improved student outcomesRead More
BBC - The subtle ways your accent defines you; In video, Prof. Katherine Kinzler explains that this means we often judge others, simply for how they speakRead More
CBS Chicago - Noel Swerdlow, University of Chicago professor for more than 30 years and top expert on history of science, dies at 79; Obituary looks at the life, career and legacy of the late Prof. Noel SwerdlowRead More
Scientific American - Deaf Children in Developing Countries Are Getting Inferior Cochlear Implants; Asst. Prof Michele Friedner examines new inequities in Cochlear technologyRead More