TO: Faculty, Students, and Staff
Division of the Social Sciences
FROM: David Nirenberg, Dean
Amanda Woodward, Deputy Dean
Patrick Hall, Dean of Students
DATE: February 8, 2017
RE: University’s Response to Executive Orders Affecting Immigration
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.
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.
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!
Join us as we celebrate the legacy and future of the social sciences at the University of Chicago!
FACULTY PANEL: Roots of Inquiry & Growth of Ideas
A Faculty Panel on Discovery in the Social Sciences
New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.