With support from UChicago, Hyde Park Jazz Festival has thrived, fostered local pride, and brought together diverse audiences
Now in its 15th year, the free, community-led festival is drawing acclaimed national and local artists
Multi-institutional QuSTEAM initiative awarded $5 million from NSF to advance quantum science education
With a $5 million cooperative agreement over two years from NSF's Convergence Accelerator, QuSTEAM will build transformative, modular quantum science degree and certification programs.
Quantum Leap: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering researchers and South Side teachers team up to engage students in revolutionary technology
The quantum revolution is coming in nearly every industry, from information technology to medicine to manufacturing. In a pilot program originating at UChicago, quantum researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) are helping South Side high school teachers introduce their students to quantum concepts, positioning them to be part of a quantum-ready workforce.
In new full academic year endeavor, Harris Policy Labs focuses on social policy and helping the disadvantaged in 2021-2022
For the first time since the Harris Policy Labs program was established six years ago, a social policy-focused Policy Lab will be offered all three quarters, enabling students to maximize policy impact on a range of issues intended to improve the public and nonprofit sectors’ ability to serve.
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering to celebrate 10th anniversary with two days of public science talks
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago will hold an alumni and industry day on Sept. 17 and a scientific conference on Sept. 18. The public is invited to attend via livestream.
FOX Chicago: PAL program nurtures trust between Chicago youth and law enforcement
The UChicago Police Department's chapter of the PAL program started four years ago in an effort to help build community unity and strengthen trust between youth and police officers.
Booth students offer pro bono support to Chicago nonprofits
Through the Net Impact Board Fellows Program at Booth, Chicago nonprofits teach MBA students about nonprofit governance and social sector strategy.
UChicago welcomes 2021-2022 class of University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars
The newest class of University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars brings together 12 emerging leaders from various disciplines—empowering them with the education, skills, relationships and perspectives needed to tackle pressing issues.
Hyde Park Herald: Local hunger programs continue work amid steady demand
Food programs have continued to gain traction throughout the pandemic. This includes Hyde Park's very own Love Fridge, which arrived last August after a concerted effort by the University of Chicago Community Service Center and local residents.
UChicago Medicine study reveals underreporting of domestic violence in Black communities during Chicago’s stay-at-home order
According to a UChicago Medicine study, it is hypothesized that an increased reticence of Black communities to call the police, combined with a stark reduction of resources to get help, led to an underreporting of domestic violence.
Crain's Chicago Business: U of C turbocharges quantum computing quest
The University of Chicago is planning to continue to expand investments in quantum computing, aiming to become the “capital of the world for quantum”. In order to accomplish this, University of Chi...
Rustandy Center launches new nonprofit leader program
New cohort-based program at the Rustandy Center targets operations and finance professionals in the nonprofit sector.
Amid the grim heartbreak of surging gun violence in Chicago, hope emerges from innovative READI Chicago initiative
Ambitious partnership designed and evaluated by University of Chicago Crime Lab and Inclusive Economy Lab shows promise with those most affected by gun violence. Other cities, national policymakers, and the White House are taking notice.