A year after its successful debut, the South Side Science Festival returns on September 30 to celebrate STEM for all
The free, day-long event for all ages will feature 100+ interactive demonstrations, scientific panels, games, food, and music
UChicago students and South Side community members of all ages team up for pilot preschool support program in Woodlawn
Created and led by UChicago’s Jumpstart initiative within the Office of Civic Engagement’s Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), the Intergen for the Win pilot invited local residents with an interest in early childhood development to work alongside UChicago students in two Woodlawn childcare centers as part of a paid, 10-week summer experience.
Chicago Sun Times: University of Chicago launches training academy for violence prevention workers: ‘You’re made to make history’
The initiative's inception followed a surge in gun violence triggered by the pandemic, resulting in an influx of public funds that some nonprofits and community organizations were unprepared to manage effectively.
Chicago Defender: UChicago launches initiative to help combat gun violence across America
UChicago's CVILA trains leaders from 21 cities to address community violence. The program equips them with skills for safer communities, with support from figures like Attorney General Kwame Raoul and former Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck.
As use of force incidents lead to calls for policing reform, new behavioral science-based police training found to reduce adverse policing outcomes and racial disparities in arrests
The Situational Decision-making (Sit-D) program cut use-of-force incidents by 23% and significantly reduced disproportionate arrests of Black civilians.
University of Chicago Education Lab study finds restorative practices decrease student arrests in and outside school
Chicago Public Schools saw a 35 percent reduction in arrests in school and a 15 percent reduction in out-of-school arrests for students at schools that implemented Restorative Practices.
University of Chicago Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy hosts first cohort of leaders from 21 cities across America
Community leaders begin six-month leadership and management training program designed to equip participants with tools to advance the CVI field and transform communities.
WTTW News: University of Chicago professor helps bring students from diverse backgrounds into the lab
Professor Juan Mendoza researches cancer treatments by studying the immune system and actively works to promote diversity in STEM through mentorship and recruitment. His lab, where Isabela Castillo works, demonstrates the possibilities in STEM fields.
Hyde Park Herald: Young and old make new discoveries on Point walks led by medical students
UChicago med students lead "Walk with a Future Doc" community walks, encouraging exercise and health talks to enhance communication skills and holistic healthcare. Sponsored by the Chicago Parks Foundation, these walks continue, weather permitting.
Chicago Centered: Inequality and development in Chicago
On August 22, as part of the Chicago Centered series, the Harris School of Public Policy hosted a discussion about Inequality and Development and the ways it impacts the city of Chicago and beyond.
2023-24 University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars Program includes 18 emerging leaders
Eighteen emerging leaders from the University of Chicago have been chosen to participate in the latest cohort of the Obama Foundation Scholars program, it was announced on Sept. 6.
Chicago Booth welcomes new cohort of Neubauer Civic Scholars
Twelve emerging social sector leaders will join the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as part of the Civic Scholars Program this fall.
From Panama to Chicago: one student’s dream to make real-world impact fuels next-gen materials science
Carlos Medina Jimenez's dream led him 2,400 miles north to the UChicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), where he’s now tapping into one of engineering’s most mercurial and sought-after materials—zwitterionic polymers.