Committees & Centers

FEATURED: A Lecture by Trustee Emeritus, Chairman Lien Chan

In celebration of the University’s 125th anniversary, Chairman Lien will present a lecture centered on the University’s global reach. He will share his perspective on the University’s presence and influence in the world in years past, today, and in the future. Chairman Lien will also remark on his graduate education at the University, and its influence on his career and later life.

Wisdom Forum Interactive Webcast

Live Webcast: Wisdom Research Forum, May 8, 2015

Join us through live, interactive webcast on May 8, 2015 to hear from leaders in a growing new field of wisdom science. This is a rare opportunity in which you may listen to several of the top researchers at a single venue share the latest developments of their work. Hosted by Howard C. Nusbaum at the University of Chicago, the Wisdom Research Forum will include speakers, Monika Ardelt, Judith Glück, Igor Grossmann, Ursula Staudinger, Valerie Tiberius, Amishi Jha, and many others.

Computational Social Sciences Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series: Sendhil Mullainathan


Social Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series

Please join us for the Division of the Social Sciences 2014 - 2015 Computational Social Sciences Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series. Each Lecture will feature a panel of discussants and will be followed by a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Winter 2015 Lecture

SpeakerSendhil Mullainathan

OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION! Saieh Hall for Economics


Come visit the new home for UChicago Economics, explore this historic building, and learn about the award-winning design by Ann Beha Architects. Self-guided tours will highlight the dramatic adaptive reuse of the former Chicago Theological Seminary space. There will be gifts, prizes, Chicago-themed snacks, and a few surprises so please join us in celebrating the addition of a new campus destination. 


WEBCAST: Successful Pathways Academic Conference with Sociologist William Julius Wilson

Sociologist William Julius Wilson will deliver the keynote address at a May 8 conference focused on the challenges young people in cities face when they finish school, and scholarship that can help promote success in the workplace and other aspects of adult life. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Max Palevsky Cinema at Ida Noyes Hall and is open to participants who register in advance.   

Gerald D. Suttles, Pioneering Scholar and Urban Sociologist 1932–2017

Gerald D. Suttles, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the Committee on Geographic Studies, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House with his wife of nearly 47 years, Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, MA’70, PhD’74 (Sociology), and close friends at his side. Widely recognized as a pioneer of the study of disadvantaged neighborhoods, gangs, and ethnic conflict, Suttles helped shape the discipline of urban sociology and mentored a new generation of scholars in the field.