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Sheila Fitzpatrick on Stalin, Mao, and Hitler

April 3, 2018

Visiting Fellow Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews two new books about Soviet relations with Germany and China: Elizabeth McGuire's Red at Heart (New York Review of Books) and the second volume of Stephen Kotkin's biography of Stalin (London Review of Books).

An Alternate Reality Game that Takes Freshmen Orientation to a New Level

March 26, 2018

A feature in Wired magazine explores the concepts, complexities, and impact of The Parasite, an innovative alternate-reality game developed by the Gaming Orientation project.

Jason Salavon Wins UChicago’s App Challenge

March 21, 2018

Jason Salavon (DOVA, Computation Institute) has won the Winter 2018 UChicago App Challenge for Genmo, a photo filter that uses generative AI effects. The app was developed as part of the Critical Computation project at the Neubauer Collegium.

Knowledge Applied: The Psychology of Trees

March 12, 2018

In the latest episode of Knowledge Applied, a new podcast from UChicago News, environmental psychologist Marc Berman (a Faculty Fellow beginning July 2018) shows that adding trees to a city can have a significant impact on a person’s health and happiness. 

Court Theatre Announces Premiere of Augie March Adaptation

February 21, 2018

Visiting Fellow David Auburn's stage adaptation of Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March will close out the 2018-19 season at Court Theatre.

Renaissance Woman

February 20, 2018

In this University of Chicago Magazine profile, Faculty Fellow Ada Palmer (Censorship, Information Control, & Information Revolutions from Printing Press to Internet) discusses the history of personal and political censorship.

Portrait of the Worker as a Black Woman

February 19, 2018

Political Science Professor Adom Getachew, a member of the research team for the Contours of Black Citizenship in a Global Context project, considers "The Sweat of Their Face," a new exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Life Among the Bundists

February 16, 2018

Visiting Fellow Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews Mark Mazower's new memoir-history of his family's 20th-century dislocations, What You Did Not Tell, for The Nation.

Organizations for All

February 15, 2018

History Professor Jonathan Levy, a member of the research team on the Economy and its Boundaries project, considers the nineteenth-century expansion of access to formal organization.

Neubauer Collegium Announces 2018-19 Research Projects

February 12, 2018

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will support thirteen new faculty-led collaborative research projects in the 2018-19 academic year. 

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