Faculty Research Blog


Living Cities: Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape, Center for Spatial Data Science Developing Human Services 360 Analytical Tool

By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities have emerged as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.


To talk or not to talk? The dilemma of suicide contagion

In recent years, research has shown that suicide has the potential to spread through social networks – a phenomenon some have dubbed “suicide contagion.”


Sophisticated, diverse statistical modeling techniques have largely reached the same conclusion: if someone is exposed to the suicide attempt or death of a friend, it increases that person’s risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts.



Training soldiers for resilience at Fort Sill

A research team directed by Professor John T. Cacioppo from the University of Chicago is at Fort Sill Graham Resiliency Training Center, Oklahoma this week conducting studies to investigate factors that underlie resilience to stress.


David Nirenberg in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The following is an excerpt from David Nirenberg's article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Anti-Judaism as a Critical Theory.


NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

January 2013 is a good time to start putting together a REU proposal for 2014. The next Deadline is August 28, 2013. The Associate Dean for Division Initiatives is available to consult with faculty interested in pursuing REU funding.


NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution – Update

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under a Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.J. Resolution 117) that was signed by President Obama as Public Law 112-175 on September 28, 2012. The CR continues government operations through March 27th, 2013 at the FY 2012 level plus 0.6 percent.


NSF: SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists

The NSF released a “Dear Colleague Letter” today announcing a program of special interest to Computational Social Scientists and Social Scientists interested in collaborations with Computer Scientists