In his first public event since leaving office, former President Barack Obama discussed his goal of inspiring the next generation of civic leaders at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Watch a clip from the conversation, which included students from local schools, including the University of Chicago. Full video and story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The University of Chicago will provide a live webcast of a campus event featuring the former president on Monday, April 24. The event will be carried via Livestream webcast [[ Bit.ly Link ] starting at 11:00 a.m. Monday.
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Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade, a #UChicago oncologist specializing in breast cancer, aims not only to understand why black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group, but also to budge the numbers.
Congratulations to UChicago College students Pradnya Narkhede and Clare Singer for earning Goldwater Scholarships!
Narkhede is a chemistry and biochemistry major who plans to earn her PhD in chemical biology, and Singer is a physics and mathematics major who plans to earn her PhD in geophysical and atmospheric sciences.
What would happen if we could edit our genetic makeup in order to quickly adapt to our environment? New #UChicago research shows that "smart" cephalopods can do just that through the process of RNA editing, but there's a trade-off when it comes to long-term evolution of the genome.
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration prof. Harold Pollack—who created one index card with "all the financial advice you'll ever need—is answering finance questions live now in a #RedditAMA: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Have you recently had a heated discussion about the day's news stories with your uninterested cat? Also, why is it so funny to put googly eyes on things? #UChicago behavioral scientist Nicholas Epley says our tendency to anthropomorphize nonhuman entities is a function of our complex social brains.
Free financial advice from Professor Harold Pollack? At tax time? Yes please! From 10:30-12 Thursday, April 13th, professor Pollack will be answering questions on Reddit. Ask him anything! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Health care—from premiums to subsidies to competition—is on everyone’s mind. David Meltzer, #UChicago professor in The University of Chicago Medicine and at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, breaks it down:
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing to use a super-pressure balloon to launch into near space a pioneering telescope, which is designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays as they interact with the Earth’s atmosphere.
#UChicago prof. Angela Olinto is serving as principal investigator of the project: [ Bit.ly Link ]