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Can the Great Lakes Be Saved?

March 26, 2017

In this essay for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Faculty Fellow Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and the Social Sciences) reviews and considers The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. 

Using Discards to Build Art (and Rebuild a City)

March 14, 2017

In this New York Times video and accompanying article, Faculty Fellow Theaster Gates (Art & Public Life) discusses his new exhibition, "The Minor Arts," which opened at the National Gallery of Art last week and runs through Sept. 4.

Anxiety Affects Test Scores Even Among Students Who Excel at Math

March 10, 2017

Facutly Fellow Sian Beilock, a Principal Investigator on The Body’s Role in Thinking, Performing, and Referencing research project, speaks to UChicago News about the effects of anxiety on test-takers. 

Whitney Cox on David Shulman’s “Tamil”

March 6, 2017

Faculty Fellow Whitney Cox, a principal investigator on the Imperial Interstices project, reviews David Shulman's Tamil, a "biography" of one of the world's oldest languages. "Gently humorous, frequently lyrical, and wearing great learning very lightly, the book’s prose admirably summons up what it might be like to listen to a series of lectures by a gifted teacher," Cox writes in The New York Review of Books.

University to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

February 22, 2017

Faculty Fellow and Principal Investigator of the Outsider Writing research project John Wilkinson discusses the upcoming Centennial Brooks celebration honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. 

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