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In Conversation: David Auburn and Charles Newell

April 19, 2019

The award-winning playright (a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow) and the Court Theatre Artistic Director discuss the process of adapting Saul Bellow's Augie March for the stage.

New Exhibition Spotlights Ancient Magical Images

April 17, 2019

Tracés temporels et manuscrits magiques, opening May 11 at the Atelier de Mélusine in La Trimouille, France, will draw on insights from the Transmission of Magical Knowledge project at the Neubauer Collegium.

Why Trump’s Decision to Intervene in Campus Speech Policies Is So Dangerous

March 28, 2019

In a Washington Post op-ed, Ada Palmer (a member of the Censorship, Information Control, and Information Revolutions from Printing Press to Internet research team) brings historical context to a call opposing President Trump’s executive order to make federal research funding contingent upon universities’ free speech policies.

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning

March 26, 2019

Quanta magazine explores the pioneering research of Susan Goldin-Meadow, a member of the Neubauer Collegium Faculty Advisory Board and former member of the research team on the Body's Role project.

Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety

March 19, 2019

The New Yorker profiles UChicago English Professor Lauren Berlant, a member of the Neubauer Collegium Faculty Advisory Board and former member of the Infrastructures for the Comedic research team. 

Highlights from the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale Come to Chicago

March 12, 2019

The Chicago Tribune's architecture critic considers the new Dimensions of Citizenship exhibition at Wrightwood 659, co-curated by Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellow Niall Atkinson.

Announcing the 2019-20 Faculty Research Projects

February 20, 2019

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will support seven new faculty-led collaborative research projects in the 2019-20 academic year. 

Rick Lowe on Social Sculpture

February 15, 2019

Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow Rick Lowe talks to KPRC (NBC's Houston affiliate) about the concept behind Project Row Houses and his current efforts to bridge art and community activism.

David Wellbery to Receive the Golden Goethe Medal

February 5, 2019

The Germanic Studies Department chair will receive the Goethe Society's top honor in recognition of his groundbreaking research. A member of the Neubauer Collegium's Faculty Advisory Board, Wellbery advanced understanding of Goethe's aesthetics and late style as a research collaborator on the Idealism Project.

It’s a Small World After All

January 23, 2019

The Chicago Maroon reviews the Neubauer Collegium's Kleine Welt exhibition, which "implores its visitors to ask themselves what it is about Klee’s particular style that attracts so many authors and publishers."

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