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"The scientist, by the very nature of his commitment, creates more and more questions, never fewer. Indeed the measure of our intellectual maturity, one philosopher suggests, is our capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better problems."

~ G.W. Allport


  Michael Bennett received the University of Chicago's 2013 Diversity Leadership Award.




  The role of the chief of staff in the White House is similar to that of a chief operating officer where the individual runs the day-to-day operations while the president is in the field, explains Nick Kachiroubas, a visiting assistant professor with the School of Public Service. Kachiroubas, who recently defended his dissertation on this topic, tells CLTV that the role was created after a study done by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.

  FOX News Latino reports that 434 schools, including DePaul, offer Latino Studies programs "that increase diversity and to turn out much needed research." Latin American and Latino Studies professor Lourdes Torres says "there have been a number of community colleges asking for help in setting up programs."

  With the Syrian conflict continuing to dominate the headlines, political scientist Scott Hibbard tells FOX 32 News, "at the end of the day this is not about Syria, but Iraq." FOX 32 News

  It's a "game changer," says Joe Schwieterman, referring to the FAA's decision to allow the use of electronic devices during flights. Reuters cited a study by DePaul's Chaddick Institute that noted there is projected to be 105 million hours of disrupted technology activity in 2013 because of the previous ban. Schwieterman predicts this new rule will make flying a happier, more productive experience for passengers. Marketplace

  Urban transformation expert John Joe Schlichtman argues that if certain criteria are met there is a social pull that draws in young professionals to an area in need of economic assistance. Schlichtman's research on gentrification was cited by WBEZ's Brit Julious in a story about the revitalization of Logan Square and other Chicago neighborhoods.

  Political scientist Michael Mezey told "Chicago Tonight" host Carol Marin that a government shutdown was inevitable, given the heated debate in Congress over the Affordable Care Act. He explained the shutdown may only last a short time because the act already was ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court and because its intention is to help lower insurance rates. WTTW

  The effects of violence on Chicago's youth is the subject of a new book by Miles Harvey, an assistant professor of creative writing. He produced "How Long Will I Cry? Voices of Youth Violence," which is comprised of interviews conducted by his students. The Chicago Tribune called the book "an incredibly rich and compelling examination" of youth violence in Chicago.


10.23.2014 at 1:00 pm
Mess Hall: Voyeurism in Documentary Films by Chi Jang Yin, Art, Media & Design at SSRC Conference Room (990 W. Fullerton Ave. Suite 3100)

10.23.2014 at 1:00 pm
TV Tray: Chi Jang Yin (AMD) will curate a series of events over the course of the upcoming academic year exploring voyeurism in documentary films, beginning with a panel discussion to be held October 23 at SSRC Conference Room (990 W. Fullerton Ave. Suite 3100)

11.07.2014 at 11:00 am
Mess Hall: Technology & Governing by Dick Farkas, Political Science at SSRC Conference Room (990 W. Fullerton Ave. Suite 3100)

11.09.2014 at 2:30-4:30 pm
Breaking the Barriers Which Bind Us: Spiritual Practice and Political Problems by Peter Coyote, Hollywood Actor at DePaul Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center Room 314 AB

08.25.2014 - 12.31.2014

Call for Proposals: Year of Light - The Social Science Research Center will be planning programming and events in participation of UNESCO's Year of Light in 2015. We welcome proposals from faculty, staff, and students in any area of the University for events, programs, workshops, or other activities around the general theme of “light” (let’s get creative!) to take place from January to December, 2015. Email Jessica Speer for more info.


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