University of Chicago

One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to the Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.

The university consists of the College of the University of Chicago, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into four divisions, six professional schools, and a school of continuing education. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students in the College and about 15,000 students overall.

University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of various academic disciplines, including: the Chicago school of economics, the Chicago school of sociology, the law and economics movement in legal analysis, the Chicago school of literary criticism, the Chicago school of religion, the school of political science known as behavioralism, and in the physics leading to the world’s first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction. The university is also home to the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in the United States.

The University of Chicago has been affiliated with 89 Nobel laureates, 49 Rhodes Scholars, 9 Fields Medalists, and 13 billionaire graduates.

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Choose better passwords with the help of science

Recent federal changes to password-strength guidelines echo the findings of research we've been doing. It's time to think differently about what makes a password secure.
President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan after the House passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and cut back Medicaid funding. Evan Vucci

Why America needs a ‘do-over’ on Medicaid reform

The health care bill recently passed by the House imposes big cuts to the underfunded Medicaid program. A new approach is needed, starting with the best ideas of both parties.
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How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on health care

Republicans have tried dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, but their biggest challenge has been the lack of a workable replacement plan. Here's an idea devised by two health economists.
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Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

Opinions are strong about the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone understands what the nearly 1,000-page law does. In case you missed the high points of the law, here's a primer to help.
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Inside ISIS’ looted antiquities trade

Profit estimates have ranged from $4 million to $7 billion. But with the Paris attacks costing only $10,000, does a number even matter?
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English: the Empire is dead. Long live the Empire

The ongoing spread of English is unparalleled in world history. English dominates – in scholarship, business and international relations – but not all Englishes are created equal.
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To talk or not to talk? The dilemma of suicide contagion

Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform the distant idea of suicide into something very real.
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Obama builds legacy on climate change with EPA Clean Power Plan

A panel of scholars provide analysis of the Obama administration's EPA Clean Power Plan and its impact on the electricity sector, the climate and politics at home and abroad.
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The State of the Union 2015 – a closer look at the president’s ‘ambitious agenda’

Editor’s note: “The state of the union is good,” and the attitude of President Barack Obama in his annual speech to Congress was upbeat. Good economic news and no more election campaigns were the backdrop…

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