Committees & Centers

Call for Proposals for SSRC Seed Grant Applications

The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.

 

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Division Celebrates 2017 Staff Service Milestones

The Division of the Social Sciences has announced the 2017 staff service milestones. These awards recognize staff who have worked for the division for 5 years, and every 5 multiple of five years.

 

“Congratulations to these colleagues, and thank you to all of our staff members for their contributions to the successes of across the social sciences. On behalf of our faculty and students, we appreciate your work and talents,” said Amanda Woodward, the William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and interim dean of the Division of Social Sciences.

 

UnCommon Core | The Ambitious Elementary School: Conception, Design, and Implications for Educational Equality

Stephen Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and Harris Public Policy; Chair, Committee on Education
 

Lisa Rosen, Executive Director, UChicago Science of Learning Center; Research Program Director, Successful Pathways from School to Work
 

University Convocation

The 527th Convocation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., and will be held outdoors (rain or shine) on the University’s Main Quadrangle. This is a university-wide ceremony and all candidates participate in this ceremony, during which the President will verbally confer degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program.  Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

FEATURED: Open House | Explore 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences (Alumni Weekend Event)

Join us for a Social Sciences-focused Alumni Weekend Event!

For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and shaped their disciplines. During this open house, view our timeline exhibit to learn more about this rich intellectual history and evolution. Light refreshments provided!

FEATURED: Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to speak on U.S. security

 

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will comment “On America’s Security Architecture.” Hagel will specifically address ISIS and the United States’ plan in Syria. Moderating the event will be Robert Pape, professor of political science and director of the Chicago Project on Security & Terrorism at the University of Chicago. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m., May 12, in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall, 915. E. 60th St.

FEATURED: The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) Presents: Ten Years of Theory

On the occasion of 3CT’s 10th anniversary, we reflect once more on the contemporary as an imaginative projection and a site of struggle, where the question of what can be shared matters to so many.  How do we create concrete and conceptual infrastructures of the present that are at once vital and textured, given different foci and disciplinary divides?  Exploring histories, gesturing toward virtual and actual political and economic frameworks, this conference aims to prompt comparison and theoretical innovation.