In the Media

The Doctor From Nazi Germany and the Search for Life on Mars

July 28, 2020

SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow Jordan Bimm chronicles the controversial history behind Mars Jars and NASA's Cold War personnel.
In the Media

What we lose when we turn our backs on persuasion

July 28, 2020

SIFK Director Shadi Bartsch and psychologist Pamela Paresky tackle the nuances of persuasion, argumentation, and seduction in the latest edition of Forward's opinion series, "On Persuasion".

Helping Hands: Uncovering an Eighteenth-century Midwifery Manual

May 28, 2020

Margaret Carlyle writes on an 18th Century midwifery manual for McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine
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Covid-19 and the Long History of Racially Maldistributed Mortality

May 26, 2020

Alexander Mazzaferro investigates America's long history of racial disparity and its impact on the nation's COVID-19 response.

Famine Is a Choice

May 11, 2020

SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow Yan Slobodkin writes for Slate: "One billion people are now food-insecure. But starvation is not an inevitability."

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May 08, 2020

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Knowing Uncertainty: How Science Fiction Helps us Make Sense of the Pandemic

May 04, 2020

Anastasia Klimchynskaya draws parallels between Sci-Fi and our current world to show how literature can help us understand COVID-19 and our uncertain future.

Six UChicago scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 28, 2020

SIFK Faculty Member William Howell is one of six UChicago scholars to be named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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In Search of Plagues Past

April 27, 2020

Margaret Carlyle looks to past pandemics to gain insight on COVID-19.
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Visualising Viruses

April 24, 2020

SIFK Faculty Member Michael Rossi explores how we have historically created visual representations of disease, from images of the Grim Reaper to microbiological images of COVID-19.
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Using Quantitative Models to Guide Policy Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

April 24, 2020

Nobel Laureate and SIFK Faculty Member Lars Peter Hansen shares his thoughts on the global pandemic and using quantitative models to guide policy amid COVID-19 uncertainty
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The Limits of Empathy

April 20, 2020

Yan Slobodkin explores the space between empathy and justice.
In the Media

Saving lives in the pandemic will also save the economy in the long run

April 06, 2020

SIFK Faculty Member Michael Greenstone estimates that social distancing can contribute $8 trillion to the economy — as well as saving millions of lives.
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Flattening the Curve: Visualization and Pandemic Knowledge

April 01, 2020

SIFK Postdoc Alex Campolo breaks down how we look at pandemics like COVID-19