The International House Global Voices Author Series and the Urban Readers Series presents Prof. John Eason (UChicago Sociology PhD, 2008) and his book, Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation. For the past fifty years, America has been extraordinarily busy prisons. Since 1970, we have tripled the total number of facilities, adding more than 1,200 new prisons to the landscape. This building boom has taken place across the country but is largely concentrated in rural southern towns.
The newly formed Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries Working Group will host its inaugural event on September 22, 2017. The day-long event will include research presentations by UChicago doctoral students and discussion by faculty members from departments other than the students' home unit. Built into the day will also be a round table discussion on ways to cultivate cross-department collaboration.
Stephen Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and Harris Public Policy; Chair, Committee on Education
Lisa Rosen, Executive Director, UChicago Science of Learning Center; Research Program Director, Successful Pathways from School to Work
Join faculty experts from @UChicagoSocialScience for a panel discussion exploring the #first100 days of the @realDonaldTrump presidency. The fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology provide a window into the early decisions of the new #potus.
- Paul Poast, Political Science
Join us on the eve of Inauguration!
What circumstances led to @realDonaldTrump winning the #2016election and what does his presidency mean? Join faculty experts from @UChicagoSocialScience for a panel discussion on the eve of the Presidential #Inauguration on what the #potus-elect represents now and moving forward.
A service in memory of Charles E. Bidwell will be held in Bond Chapel on Friday, January 6th, 2017, at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow in the Common Room of Swift Hall, which is adjacent to Bond Chapel. All members of the university community, friends, family, and the public are invited to attend. Charles, AB’50, MA’53, PhD’56, served as both chair and professor, first in the Department of Education, and later in the Department of Sociology.
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.
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!