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).

 

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.

"Local Knowledge and Universal History in the Thought of Clifford Geertz": Nef Lecture by Joel Isaac

The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought announces a public lecture by Joel Isaac, Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Political Thought at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Christ’s College, entitled "The Jumble: Local Knowledge and Universal History in the Thought of Clifford Geertz."

University Convocation

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.