Polsky Center revitalizes Small Business Growth Program with new funding from JPMorgan Chase
The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is expanding programming that fuels local small business growth and improves the economic health of communities.
UChicago researchers shed new light on a potential cause of severe COVID symptoms
Research from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) shows that the immune system may unintentionally contribute to the disease’s strangest symptoms.
UChicago and Argonne lead NSF-funded project to build pandemic monitoring expertise
Epidemiologists from UChicagoMed, UChicagoPME and Argonne are leading a group of six institutions looking to build off-the-shelf tools and expertise that can support public health officials in responding to the next pandemic.
$10 million gift to support ALS research, educational outreach at local high schools
The University of Chicago has received a $10 million gift from the Lohengrin Foundation to help establish a center of excellence in research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Inaugural South Side Science Festival draws more than 2,500 Chicagoans of all ages for day of live experiments, inclusive STEM engagement, and fun
On a recent Saturday, South Side families and science fans of all ages flocked to University of Chicago’s campus for a chance to meet UChicago scientists, marvel at live demonstrations, dig into ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, and more as the University hosted its inaugural South Side Science Festival.
Incoming College students meet with local civic leaders to learn about Chicago and opportunities to thoughtfully engage at Engage Chicago orientation event
More than 60 community partners connected with UChicago students as part of the annual University Community Service Center-led event
New UCPD unit to connect victims and witnesses of serious crimes with local resources and support
This week, as part of a broader effort to enhance patrol and community safety resources in recent months, the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) launched a dedicated Victims and Witness Services Unit to support members of the campus and South Side communities alike.
Chicago Tribune: University of Chicago hosts first South Side Science Festival for family to connect with STEM, increase diversity and help with science literacy
On September 17, the University of Chicago hosted its first South Side Science Festival, promoting the importance of STEM education, careers in science, and science's presence in daily life.
From corporate America to social impact: How Rachel Kohler helped blaze a trail for whole-person care
A career pivot led Rachel Kohler, MBA ’89, to the helm of NowPow, a social venture that uses a highly customized community referral platform to connect people with needed social services to improve their health outcomes.
“We are opening up the space to the community:” Polsky Exchange makes membership available for all local entrepreneurs
Now instead of paying membership fee, entrepreneurs can maintain an active, free membership through quarterly reporting on their business needs and goals as well as their company’s financial milestones.
Argonne National Laboratory to establish center on climate change impact in Chicago
Argonne scientist Cristina Negri speaks at a press conference announcing a $25 million center to study climate change and build resilience in Chicagoland, which she will lead.
Ukrainian students excited to begin studies at UChicago
In March, UChicago announced comprehensive support for students impacted by the war in Ukraine. Hear from two incoming undergraduates who came to campus from Ukraine early to take summer classes in the College and settle into life in the U.S.