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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2017
The Nobel laureate and Yale scholar delivered a Director’s Lecture January 26 in which he considered the role of narratives as drivers of economic activity.
February 17, 2017
Faculty Fellow Patrick Jagoda (Gaming Orientation Project) has big plans for his sabbatical, including creating a game in which players will tackle a series of medical mysteries and epidemiological disasters.
February 16, 2017
In an essay adapted from a lecture delivered at the Université de Genève, Faculty Fellow W.J.T. Mitchell (Art & Public Life) explores "the consequences of collective irrationality, folly, and delusion."
February 9, 2017
The only way Brazil can prevent a “bloody, national-scale gang war,” argues Benjamin Lessing, a principal investigator on the State, Violence, and Social Control research project, is to “craft a better prison strategy.” Curbing prison violence is a crucial first step, he tells the Christian Science Monitor.
February 8, 2017
Chicago Tribune art critic Lori Waxman considers how the Neubauer Collegium Exhibition "Fantastic Architecture" offers "a timely study in the ways that certain avant-garde artists in the late 1960s and early '70s made art that looked like art while taking protest to heart."