ANNOUNCEMENT: Dissertation Awards for 2018-2019



2018-2019 CISSR Dissertation Support Grants

The 2018/2019 Dissertation Grant Recipients have been selected and they are: Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani (Sociology), Mark Deming (Political Science), Kristin Gee Hickman (Anthropology) and Matthew Knisle (Anthropology).   

We invite you to visit our website and learn more about the exciting projects these and other grant recipients are undertaking with support from CISSR.






THURSDAY, March 28


Market Design for a Greening Grid

Matthew White, Chief Economist (ISO)


THURSDAY, March 29


Neubauer Collegium for Culture & Society

Cecilia Vicuña: PALABRArmas


5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.


FRIDAY, March 30


CEERES and Franke Institute

Cultural Discourse(s), Romania and Eastern European Paradigm

Lecture, Reception and Movie Screening

3:30 to 10pm  •  1100 East 57th St., Room S-102





FRIDAY, April 6


Becker Friedman Institute

Using Corporate Data to Improve Outcomes: Opportunities for Private Firms and Academic Researchers to Share Data and Inform Decision-Making


8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Gleacher Center, Room 400


Museum of Science + Industry

Turn Back the Clock: Minutes Most Critical









History Department, CIR and CISSR

American Empire: A Global History

A. G. Hopkins

Additional information forthcoming

3:00 to 5:00pm 

Location: TBD




Katz Center for Mexican Studies

Technology in Processes of Truth and Justice in Mexico

José Merino (Data Civica & ITAM) 

12:30 to 1:50pm

Social Science Research, Tea Rm 



Katz Center for Mexican Studies

Space, Object and Identity in the City of the Gods

Matthew Robb (UCLA)

12:30 to 1:50pm  •  Social Science Research,  Room 224


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U.S. News & World Report

U of C’s Booth School No. 1 for the first time in U. S. News Ranking

U.S. News & World Report today announced the 2019 Best Graduate Schools which are designed to enable prospective students to continue their education and advance their careers. 

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business ascended to the top of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of MBA programs for the first time.  


China “Winning” War on Smog, Helping Life Expectancy: Study.   The Chinese government has been waging a battle to clear its skies of smog that has cut life expectancy in some regions and prompted its citizens to buy masks and air purifiers to protect themselves during peak pollution days.

March 12, 2018.   Prof. Michael Greenstone discusses Chinese progress in fighting air pollution.  Read More


LiveScience Archaeology

Real-Life Pot o’Gold Discovered During Dutch Construction Project.  Utility workers in the Netherlands stumbled across a centuries-old pot of gold earlier this month while laying down new pipes, according to the NL Times.  The remarkable find includes 500 coins — 12 of them gold and the rest silver — dating to the 15th century, which were nestled inside of a glazed, earthenware cooking pot.


The discovery of mysterious, 1,500-year-old egg-shaped skulls in Bavarian graves has stumped scientists for more than half a century, but now some genetic sleuthing has helped them crack the case: The pointy skulls likely belonged to immigrant brides who traveled to Bavaria to get married, a new study explains.


Science & Astronomy

Milky Way Arch

The entire arc of the Milky Way can be seen in this southern-sky view from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert.


Chicago Tonight — WTTW

Asst. Professor Robert Gulotty discusses tarriffs on China with Phil Ponce of WTTW

Fears of a global trade war ramped up on Thursday as President Donald Trump signed a memorandum imposing about $60 billion worth of trade tariffs on Chinese imports.  

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