UChicago Poverty Lab and community partners team up on recommendations to slow COVID-19 spread
Enlace Chicago and The Resurrection Project helped create and then implemented some of UChicago Poverty Lab’s policy recommendations, such as communicating in Spanish and making sure people know where to get free testing, regardless of immigration status.
Incoming College students connect with community leaders in virtual Engage Chicago event
During the University Community Service Center-led Engage Chicago Orientation Week event on October 1, more than 1,900 incoming UChicago students got a chance to hear from and speak to local community leaders directly about ways they can make an impact through civic engagement.
Virtual internships help students, employers blossom during COVID-19
Each year, the Metcalf Program provides UChicago College students with more than 3,000 substantive, paid internships all over the world. This year, the University has expanded virtual internship opportunities to support both students and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local residents learn about UChicago’s return to campus plan during virtual community update
University of Chicago leaders addressed safety protocols, community programs’ impact, and other topics in Thursday night event
Apply Now: Seeds of Justice 2020-21
Apply through October 5th to be part of the UCSC's year-long civic engagement leadership development program.
Polsky Small Business Circles connect entrepreneurs during challenging times
After the Polsky Center launched a virtual Small Business Bootcamp to help business owners take action on pressing issues during the pandemic, Small Business Circles were born to give entrepreneurs a place to converse and connect with each other.
How the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted demand in the gig economy
A new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy shows that while the use of ride-hailing transportation services has plummeted since the coronavirus outbreak, many Americans continue to use grocery delivery services despite safety concerns.
New track will prepare students for law school and careers in politics
This autumn, University of Chicago Career Advancement is offering a new Law & Politics track for pre-law students to analyze the world’s biggest political questions through distinct programming and mentorship opportunities.
Picturing the possibilities at PME: UChicago Collegiate Scholars get a virtual introduction to molecular engineering
For the first time, Collegiate Scholars Program classes were taught virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering's Introduction to Molecular Engineering course where students learned through at-home projects like building circuits.
Changing the world one snap at a time: an alumna’s path to career success
How does someone go from contemplating the ideal society in Sosc class to overseeing civic engagement for one of the world’s most popular social media platforms? For Gross, it began when she knocked on the door of the College Admissions office at UChicago.
Scientists show how preexisting drug could counteract COVID-19
A team of researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago used state-of-the-art computer simulations to explain how Ebselen, a preexisting drug, may counteract the virus.
Chicago Tribune: More kids are on path to aviation careers, thanks to nonprofit AeroStar — with boost from U. of C.’s Accelerator for community programs
Thanks to UChicago's Community Programs Accelerator, Tammera Holmes and her nonprofit, AeroStar Avion Institute, have provided incredible opportunities for young people—especially women—in aviation.
PME grad students bring STEM to middle schoolers via virtual classrooms
What can you teach middle schoolers about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) using common objects like pieces of fruit and cell phone flashlights? According to grad students Taylor Gray and Christina Wicker, the latest research in molecular engineering.