Looking for a Good Book?

July 16, 2018

Who says that lying on the beach isn't exercise? Exercise your mind with the Formation of Knowledge Summer Reading List!
In the Media

Lars Peter Hansen Joins Chinese Committee Focused on Societal Implications of Technology

June 28, 2018

Alibaba Group announced the establishment of Luohan Academy, an open research platform created to address challenges faced by societies arising from the rapid development of digital technologies.

What can comic books do for the medical profession?

June 19, 2018

UChicago physician Brian Callender explains "graphic medicine."

National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

June 11, 2018

Institute affililated faculty member Wu Hung will deliver the 68th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

Read the Institute’s Spring 2018 Newsletter

June 01, 2018

In this issue: XCAP, KNOW Volume 2.1, meet the 2018-19 fellows, see summer events, and mark your calendar for our 2018-19 workshop lineup!
In the Media

Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

May 30, 2018

UChicago Professor & Institute Faculty Member James A. Robinson's "Why Nations Fail" is on the list.
In the Media

ASCO 2018: How a major medical meeting uses embargoes to shape the news, & the consequences

May 18, 2018

UChicago's Adam Cifu, MD, sounds off on the dangers in medical practice of adopting research findings prematurely.
In the Media

‘Largest’ microbiome study weighs in on our gut health

May 16, 2018

Medical News Today discusses implications for our dietary practices based on largest human microbiome study ever conducted, spearheaded in part by IFK Faculty Member, Jack Gilbert (Dept. of Surgery).

Congrats, Haun!

May 10, 2018

Haun Saussy has been awarded the René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for his book Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out.

What can we learn about the history of alchemy from a Twitter feed?

April 27, 2018

SIFK postdoctoral fellow Eduardo A. Escobar shares his experience teaching the history of alchemy for his spring course titled “Secrecy and Science” (KNOW 27005).

Socialist Postcolonialism: Memory Reconsolidation

April 27, 2018

SIFK Visiting Scholar Adam Kola (Nicolaus Copernicus University) releases his latest book.
In the Media

Further pollution reduction necessary in China: UChicago professor

March 30, 2018

UChicago Professor & EPI Director Michael Greenstone praises China's success in reducing pollution, but notes that even further reductions are necessary.

What Can Marvel’s Black Panther Tell Viewers about Science and Technology in Africa?

February 21, 2018

Damien Droney, SIFK Postdoctoral Scholar focused on the politics of science, technology, and medicine in postcolonial Africa, discusses Marvel's newly-released Black Panther movie.

Neubauer Collegium announces new faculty research projects

February 14, 2018

SIFK Faculty members Haun Saussy, Ada Palmer, Dario Maestripieri, and John Goldsmith receive support for collaborative and diverse research projects.