June 5, 2012Hull-House Museum Opens Off-Site Exhibits on Conservative Vice Lords
A new exhibition organized by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum asks, “Can gang members become forces for positive social change?”
June 5, 2012Kinks, Bends & Repairs: DNA-Bending Protein Studied
Physics professor Anjum Ansari hopes to find how certain proteins can diffuse along DNA strands to search for damaged sites. Her work is funded through a five-year, $1.14 million National Science Foundation grant.
June 4, 2012UIC Business Scholar to Study Career Progress of South African Women
Jenny Hoobler, associate professor of managerial studies, has received a grant from the South African National Research Foundation to study the career progress of South African women.
May 29, 2012UIC Doctoral Student Selected for Child Welfare Fellowship
A University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral candidate in sociology is one of 15 students nationwide to be selected for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
May 22, 2012New Book Examines ‘The Problem with Survey Research’
A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher argues that surveys, polls, interviews, and focus groups produce unreliable results because they only yield responses to questions. In his new book, “The Problem with Survey Research,” George Beam says, “if you want to find out what’s really going on, don’t ask.”
May 21, 2012UIC to Lead MacArthur-Funded Study of Cities’ Fiscal Health
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to lead a joint study of city governments’ responses to the Great Recession.
May 14, 2012Chicago Police Cameras More Effective When Clustered, Study Says
Chicago’s network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.
May 9, 2012UIC Institute Funds 17 Studies of Race in Health, Justice, Economics, Education
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use grants and fellowships from UIC’s Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy to conduct 17 year-long studies of racial and ethnic inequalities in health, justice, economics and education.
April 24, 2012Can Weight Loss Help African American Breast Cancer Survivors?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy have designed a novel community-based weight loss intervention designed for African American breast cancer survivors.
April 20, 2012Mathematician Gets CAREER Award for Diverse Model Connections Study
Mathematician Irina Nenciu has taken on the challenge of analyzing connections among complicated mathematical equations and techniques — hoping to find improved ways to mathematically analyze real-world problems ranging from the economy to the bunching-up of city buses during rush-hour.