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.
Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
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!
Prof. Michael Greenstone is no stranger to the University of Chicago: A third-generation faculty member, Greenstone’s grandmother was a psychology professor, his father was chair of political science, and his mother received her bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD from the University. Those deep UChicago roots have influenced Greenstone’s career and steer his work today.
A panel of faculty “rising stars” will give their perspectives on the future of the Chicago School of Economics.
About the Speaker
Eric D. Isaacs, a Professor in the Department of Physics, the James Franck Institute, and the College, serves as the Provost of the University of Chicago, with responsibility for academic and research programs across the University.
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.
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Dean Amanda Woodward announced chair transitions in five of the division’s departments. The appointments are effective July 1, 2018.
Jennifer Cole will serve as chair of the Department of Comparative Human Development. Jennifer, a social and cultural anthropologist, examines how personal change and individual development shape, and are shaped by, broader political, economic and cultural transformations. She has been at the University of Chicago since 2001.