After expanding from annual one-day event, MLK Jr. Week of Service brings campus and community together virtually
Students, faculty, and staff from more than 13 campus units are participating in service projects including translation for local immigrant populations, resume reviews, and more.
2021 Summer Links Application Launches!
Summer Links is a 10-week summer internship program where students are hired by a community program or organization to work as a summer intern. The cohort is made up of students from a range of majors who are committed to public service, community building, and social change.
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering course offers STEM pathway for City Colleges students
Students also receive advising around college readiness and admissions to help them prepare for transfer to four-year colleges, plus a $1,500 stipend.
University of Chicago expanding annual MLK Day of Service to week-long virtual event
Virtual service projects from January 17 – 23 will bridge more than 1,000 students and 13 units across campus with neighboring communities through career and translation services, community workshops, and other events
‘Creating history’: Students interview essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
UChicago undergraduate students interviewed 48 essential workers, including CTA workers, about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic for a labor studies oral history project. The interviews will be archived in the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.
Civic Leadership Academy class of 2021 announced
On January 7, 2021, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) based at the University of Chicago Center for Effective Government (CEG) and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy welcomed its seventh cohort of 30 government and nonprofit leaders selected for its 2021 class.
Polsky’s Pandemic Pivot: Supporting entrepreneurs with virtual programming in a challenging time
During the pandemic, more than 12,000 entrepreneurs have attended Polsky Center virtual events. All community members, whether or not they have a University of Chicago connection, can take advantage of many of Polsky’s free online services.
New class of Collegiate Scholars helps readiness program reach largest ever enrollment
It looks a little different in the remote era, but with its just-admitted cohort, the Collegiate Scholars Program is supporting more high-achieving CPS high school students than ever
$8 million commitment from AbbVie to help reduce healthcare disparities for Black communities on Chicago’s South Side
AbbVie's gift will help UChicago Medicine's Urban Health Initiative expand its local team of community health workers, provide more holistic healthcare to South Side residents, and build the capacity of community partner organizations through $250,000 annual grants.
UChicago event examines ways to foster greater diversity in business
Executives from 20 minority- and women-owned businesses recently spoke with leaders from the University of Chicago, UChicago Medicine and the Obama Foundation as part of the Office of Business Diversity’s annual Professional Services Symposium.
IJ Clinic’s South Side Pitch Contest Honors Small Chicago Businesses Confronting the Challenges of 2020
A Chicago-based marketplace that connects consumers to Black-owned businesses won this year’s South Side Pitch, a “Shark Tank”-style competition hosted by the Law School’s Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship.
Illinois institutions like UChicago will "lead the way” in launching quantum internet, Gov. Pritzker tells Quantum Summit
State’s research resources and early focus on emerging quantum technologies offers “enormous opportunities” economically for the South Side, the city of Chicago, and beyond, Pritzker says