John U. Nef Committee Social Thought

Social Sciences faculty members honored with named, distinguished service professorships

Three social scientists have received distinguished service professorships in recognition of their scholarly contributions and dedication to the University research and teaching mission. Additionally, two social scientists have been appointed to named professorships in the College and the Division, and another as the first to hold the Gary S. Becker chair, named in honor of Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55 (1930-2014).

 

Open enrollment period for faculty, staff Nov. 1-16

The Benefits Open Enrollment period is under way!  From October 31- November 16, 2016, you will be able to make your benefit elections for 2017 by logging in to http://workday.uchicago.edu

 

You should have received your Open Enrollment Guide at your home address.  The Guide can also be found on the Benefits Website at http://humanresources.uchicago.edu/benefits/2017openenrollment.shtml.

Social Sciences Diploma and Hooding Ceremony

Social Sciences Diploma and Hooding Ceremony

Speaker: Amanda Woodward, Deputy Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago

Saturday, June 11, at 2:15 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel          

Division of Social Sciences' candidates that participate in the hooding ceremony need to rent a hood from the University Bookstore.

Dean, Historian David Nirenberg and Economist Ali Hortaçsu elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 213 new members on April 20, 2016. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. Among those elected into this newest class of distinguished members are five University of Chicago faculty members: David Nirenberg, Ali Hortaçsu, Dr. Joshua A. Frieman, Theaster Gates Jr., and Michael Sells. Two of the UChicago elects are Social Scietists.

$35 million gift from alumni Joe and Rika Mansueto to establish Institute for Urban Innovation

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