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.
Committees & Centers
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.
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
Speaker: Sendhil Mullainathan
U.S. CLIMATE ACTION IN AN ERA OF CONGRESSIONAL HOSTILITY: DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS
Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
About the Speaker
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.
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.
By: Mark Peters | UChicago News
A gift from Joyce Z. Greenberg, AB’52, will support the expansion of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago through the newly named Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.
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.
Marvin W. Mikesell, Professor of Geography in the Committee on Geographical Studies, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, April 26th, 2017 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Hyde Park, aged 88, in the midst of teaching his seminar on problems in the human geography of the Middle East this Spring Quarter.