Celebrating 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences Nov. 12

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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 

For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and have, as a result, shaped their disciplines. Today, the scholarship of the Division’s faculty is deeply rooted in our rich intellectual history while being transformative in its own right. Hear from faculty renowned in their fields as they discuss their current, cutting-edge work, its connections to foundational themes in the work of the Division, and through a moderated discussion, how the past influences new directions in the social sciences.  

  • DATE: November 12, 2015
  • TIME: 5pm - 6:30pm
  • LOCATION: Social Science Research Building, Lecture Hall 122


Panelists include:

  • James Evans, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters in Computational Social Sciences
  • Susan Goldin-Meadow, Bearsdley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology and Committee on Human Development
  • James Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Recipient of the 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
  • Tara Zahra, Professor, Department of History, recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship



EXHIBIT: 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences

On Nov. 12, 2015, we will open an exhibit exploring the discoveries, intellectual leadership, and milestones of our departments, faculty, and students. The exhibit will span the walls of the historic lobby of the Social Science Research Building, built in 1929.


Exhibit Open November 12, 2015 - June 17, 2016

  • Exhibit Opening Reception
  • DATE: November 12, 2015
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 8pm 
  • LOCATION: Social Science Research Building, Lobby and Tea Room (201)