Committees & Centers
The Division of the Social Sciences is the birthplace of the Chicago School of Urban Sociology, among other longstanding traditions of complex interdisciplinary research focused on cities and their populations. Division faculty will play a critical, collaborative role in the new Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.
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$35 million gift will support creation of institute to advance urban scholarship and education
Nobel laureate James Heckman is one of this year’s recipients of the Dan David Prize, an international honor which encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research, for his scholarship on poverty.
Heckman was among three world-renowned economists recognized in the category of “combating poverty,” along with Profs. Sir Anthony Atkinson of the London School of Economics and François Bourguignon of the Paris School of Economics.
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.
In recognition of his outstanding and loyal service to the University of Chicago and the enormous influence his work has had on the field of Economics, Robert E. Lucas, Jr., will be presented the Phoenix Prize from the Division of the Social Sciences.
According to David Nirenberg, Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, Professor Lucas has
Matthew Briones says he was a little nervous at first to receive a letter from President Robert J. Zimmer and Dean John W. Boyer, but when Briones learned he would be receiving a Quantrell Award, the cultural historian says he was touched to be nominated by students for the teaching recognition.