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Is Facebook a “Surveillance System”?

August 16, 2018

Cory Doctorow, a collaborator on our Censorship, Information Control, and Information Revolutions research project, joins the Yahoo News podcast "Bots and Ballots" to discuss Facebook's approach to politics.

University of Chicago Plays Key Role in Trying to Save Niger’s Heritage

August 1, 2018

Paleontologist Paul Sereno and Nigerien Minister of Cultural Renaissance Assoumana Mallam Issa joined Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce to discuss the NigerHeritage project. Watch the interview.

UChicago Partners with Scholars, Political Leaders to Preserve Niger’s Heritage

July 27, 2018

In a Q&A with UChicago News, Paleontologist Paul Sereno shares his thoughts on the NigerHeritage project and why it represents such a unique and valuable opportunity.

Pakistan Heads Into Its Most Controversial Election in Years

July 25, 2018

Paul Staniland, a Faculty Fellow on the State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World project, discusses the upcoming Pakistani elections with Bloomberg News.

Anna Daučíková Wins Prestigious Art Award

July 16, 2018

Anna Daučíková, whose work is currently on view in the Neubauer Collegium gallery, has received the 2018 Schering Stiftung Art Award for her series of video works that reflect on modernism and identity in Eastern Europe.

On Philosophers’ Huts and the “Desire to Disconnect”

June 21, 2018

Neubauer Collegium Curator Dieter Roelstraete reflects on the ideas and historical themes that animate Machines à penser, his current exhibition at the Fondazione Prada in Venice.

Putin Answers Russians’ Questions on Live TV

June 11, 2018

On the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Visiting Fellow Susanne Wengle takes a close look at the highly staged annual call-in show Direct Line With Vladimir Putin

How a Chinese Manuscript Written 2,300 Years Ago Ended Up in Washington

June 8, 2018

In this New York Times article, Faculty Fellow Donald Harper (Knowing and Doing: Text and Labor in Asian Handwork) considers the Chu Silk Manuscript as a reminder of the complex relations between China and the United States over the past century.

Chicago in Venice

May 24, 2018

The Chicago Tribune reviews "Dimensions of Citizenship," the U.S. pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, opening May 26. The exhibition, co-organized by the School of the Art Institute and the University of Chicago, was co-curated by Faculty Fellow Niall Atkinson and features concurrent programming by Neubauer Collegium Curator Dieter Roelstraete.

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