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Immune response to influenza virus influenced by genetic ancestry

New research at the University of Chicago has found differences in immune pathway activation to influenza infection between individuals of European and African genetic ancestry.
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Podcast #518: The Quest for a Moral Life

Do you ever feel like you’re spinning your existential wheels in life? That outwardly, you seem to be doing ok, but inwardly, you feel kind of empty?  My guest today would say that you’ve got to move on from trekking up life’s first mountain, to begin a journey up its second. His name is David Brooks and he’s the author of The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. In that book, David makes the case that there are two mountains that we climb in life: The first is about the self — gettin...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, David Brooks, New York, Taylor Swift, California, Life, Advice, America, Chicago, David, Arizona, New Orleans, Jane Austen, Iliad, University Of Chicago


15 flexible jobs for people who don't want to give up remote work

filadendron/Getty Images During the pandemic, many Americans have experienced the perks of remote work. HireAHelper published a list of remote jobs that are great for those who often move. Here are 15 top jobs for those who want to work remotely or move around a lot.  15. Advertising sales agents Maskot/Getty Images Median annual wage in 2020: $54,940Remote work take-up: 51%Percent of people in this occupation who moved in the last year and stayed in the job: 10% 14. Financial examiners ...
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Memorial Held for Slain University of Chicago Student

The mother of a University of Chicago student who was fatally shot near campus last week flew to the city from China to talk about shattered dreams and bringing her son's body home.
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Be Inspired by Earth-Minded Berea College Students

Climate change makes my head hurt. Remedies seem insufficient and technological breakthroughs uncertain. While governments squabble, students at Berea College are re-thinking the planet’s future and working together. This year U.S. News and World Reports, in its annual college review, selected Berea College the #2 innovative college in the U.S.  It’s no surprise. Berea, in eastern Kentucky, has always been innovative and progressive—rich in education, diversity, arts and crafts. Ready to bicycl...
Tags: Gardening, California, Kentucky, New York City, Climate, Sustainability, Indianapolis, Paris, Ncaa, University Of Chicago, Knox County, Don, Berea, Patrick, Pauly, Richmond Virginia


The new anti-woke academics say the universities are 'broken'. But they aren't giving up their tenured day jobs | Julia Carrie Wong

The anti-woke institution has no campus, no course catalog, no students, no accreditation. It does have a website. When the brand new president of the “University of Austin” announced the establishment of a brand new institution “dedicated to the fearless pursuit of truth” last week, he painted a bleak picture of American academia.“So much is broken in America,” wrote Pano Kanelos, the former president of a small liberal arts college in Maryland in a post on the Substack of noted New York Times ...
Tags: Texas, Maryland, America, US news, New York Times, University Of Chicago, US universities, Portland State University, University of Sussex, Julia Carrie Wong, Bari Weiss, Peter Boghossian, Dorian Abbot, Kathleen Stock, University of Austin, Pano Kanelos


Suspect Charged in Death of University of Chicago Student

Chicago police say they've arrested an 18-year-old man in this week's shooting death of a Chinese student near the University of Chicago's campus.
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Slaying of Chinese Student in Chicago Spurs Call for Action

The University of Chicago’s president is urging city officials and police to treat Chicago’s rising violence as a “public health crisis” following the fatal shooting of a Chinese student during an armed robbery near campus.
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The future of immersive VR? ‘Chemical haptics’ applied to your skin

Researchers at the University of Chicago are developing chemical haptics that could change how we interact in virtual reality.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, University Of Chicago, Metaverse, Chemical Haptics


Be Inspired by Earth-Minded Berea College Students

Climate change makes my head hurt. Remedies seem insufficient and technological breakthroughs uncertain. While governments squabble, students at Berea College are re-thinking the planet’s future and working together. This year U.S. News and World Reports, in its annual college review, selected Berea College the #2 innovative college in the U.S.  It’s no surprise. Berea, in eastern Kentucky, has always been innovative and progressive—rich in education, diversity, arts and crafts. Ready to bicycl...
Tags: Gardening, California, Kentucky, New York City, Climate, Sustainability, Indianapolis, Paris, Ncaa, University Of Chicago, Knox County, Don, Berea, Patrick, Pauly, Richmond Virginia


Be Inspired by Earth-Minded Berea College Students

Climate change makes my head hurt. Remedies seem insufficient and technological breakthroughs uncertain. While governments squabble, students at Berea College are re-thinking the planet’s future and working together. This year U.S. News and World Reports, in its annual college review, selected Berea College the #2 innovative college in the U.S.  It’s no surprise. Berea, in eastern Kentucky, has always been innovative and progressive—rich in education, diversity, arts and crafts. Ready to bicycl...
Tags: Gardening, California, Kentucky, New York City, Climate, Sustainability, Indianapolis, Paris, Ncaa, University Of Chicago, Knox County, Don, Berea, Patrick, Pauly, Richmond Virginia


Carlyle says it will stick with institutional investors even as peers chase wealthy individuals. Here's what's really going on.

Kewsong Lee, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group, speaks during the 2018 Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit at The Times Center on September 20, 2018 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images Top private equity firms like Blackstone are aggressively pursuing wealthy individuals to grow assets. Carlyle says it plans to stick with its bread-and-butter business of raising money from institutional investors. Analysts say Carlyle's plan makes sense as it seeks to grow its profit m...
Tags: Finance, New York City, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Credit Suisse, Private Equity, University Of Chicago, KKR, Blackstone, Securities And Exchange Commission, Wealth Management, Lee, Carlyle Group, Evercore ISI, Schorr


People are sharing pictures of their dented 'smartphone pinky' after holding their phones, so asked doctors what the deal is

Anthony Jackson for Insider Social-media users are posting photos of their pinkies with pronounced dents in them. They claim indentations are caused by holding their phones for hours on end. Doctors say it's temporary and nothing to worry about, but warned excessive phone use can cause other health issues. People who use their phones a lot are posting to social media concerned that they might have something they've dubbed "smartphone pinky."Twitter users are posting photos of ind...
Tags: Iphone, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Medical, Trends, Tech, Phone, Smartphone, Hand, University Of Chicago, Herald, Benson, Anthony Jackson, Tech Insider


Podcast #752: The Metaphysical Club

In 1872, a group of men that included future Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., father of modern psychology William James, and eccentric polymath Charles Sanders Peirce, formed a philosophical society, called the “Metaphysical Club,” to exchange and discuss ideas. While very little is known about how this conversational club was conducted over its nine months of life, we do know that each of its individual members made significant contributions to a uniquely American philosophy...
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Scientists recreated classic origin-of-life experiment and made a new discovery (ars technica)

Enlarge / Stanley Miller with the original laboratory equipment used in the 1952 Miller-Urey Experiment, which gave credence to the idea that organic molecules could have been created by the conditions of the early Earth's atmosphere. (credit: Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images) In 1952, a University of Chicago chemist named Stanley Miller and his adviser, Harold Urey, conducted a famous experiment. Their results, published the following year, provided the first evidence that the...
Tags: News, Earth, University Of Chicago, Miller, Jennifer Ouellette, Urey, Harold Urey, Alexander Oparin, Roger Ressmeyer Corbis, Stanley Miller, Miller Urey Experiment, Scientific Reports minerals, J B S Haldane


Scientists Discover New Phase of Water, Known as 'Superionic Ice,' Inside Planets

Scientists have discovered a new phase of water -- adding to liquid, solid and gas -- know as "superionic ice." The "strange black" ice, as scientists called it, is normally created at the core of planets like Neptune and Uranus. From a report: In a study published in Nature Physics, a team of scientists co-led by Vitali Prakapenka, a University of Chicago research professor, detailed the extreme conditions necessary to produce this kind of ice. It had only been glimpsed once before, when scient...
Tags: Tech, Earth, University Of Chicago, Neptune, Vitali Prakapenka, Prakapenka


UChicago and Rush secure NIH grant to launch the Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network

The University of Chicago and Rush University have received a $20M, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities.
Tags: Health, National Institutes of Health, University Of Chicago, Rush University, Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network, Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated


Civil rights leader Timuel Black dies at 102

Civil rights leader Timuel Black died Wednesday at the age of 102, according to a statement from the University of Chicago where he obtained a master's degree in 1954.
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We're One Step Closer To Uncovering Secrets Of Ancient 'Centaur' Comets

Comets are a frequent and gorgeous occurrence in outer space, and a study recently outlined plans for how scientists could watch them be created in real-time. As it's been proven time and time again, the mysteries of space are continually fascinating. Planets in our Solar System have many stories to tell, faraway galaxies hold countless other secrets, and there's a constant drive in the science community to uncover as many of these as possible. Thanks to constantly advancing technology, each...
Tags: Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, University Of Chicago, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Seligman, Darryl Seligman, Neptune Between


Obamas break ground on Presidential Center in Chicago

By Sophia Tareen | Associated Press CHICAGO — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the Obama Presidential Center along Lake Michigan, near the Obama family home and where the former president started his political career on Chicago’s South Side, officially began last month. Standing near...
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New clues hint that young boys who get serious viral infections might be more likely to develop autism

A young child has his temperature taken in Surrey, England in November 2020. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Scientists may have found a link between serious childhood infections and autism later in life. They prompted young male mice to mount an immune response, then found the mice later had trouble recognizing familiar faces. A study of more than 3.6 million hospitalized children bolster these findings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists may be a step closer to under...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Autism, University Of Chicago, Vaccines, Viruses, Mice, Ucla, Silva, University of California Los Angeles, Pediatrics, Surrey England, Infections, Kirill Kukhmar


26,000 and Counting: America is Installing Hundreds More Bitcoin ATMs Each Week (slashdot)

The cryptocurrency-ATM company Coinmover has over 100 machines in stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Washington state — and plans to have 1,250 machines in 18 states by the end of the year, reports the Boston Globe. Right now each machine is selling "an average of about $40,000 in cryptocurrency each month." There's a nationwide surge in easier ways to buy cryptocurrencies, with bitcoin ATMs leading the way. According to the industry tracking site Coin ATM Radar, there w...
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, US, America, University Of Chicago, NCR, Cvs, Coinstar, EditorDavid, Coinmover, Massachusetts New Hampshire Connecticut, Boston Globe Right


Can Abusive Borrowing Itself Be Abusive?

For the Balkinization symposium on Rosalind Dixon and David Landau, Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy (Oxford University Press, 2021).  Oren Tamir Professors Rosalind Dixon & David Landau’s book Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal Globalization and the Subversion of Liberal Democracy is terrific, and I expect it to quickly become a central—perhaps THE central—reference point for research on the topic of what we hav...
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26,000 and Counting: America is Installing Hundreds More Bitcoin ATMs Each Week

The cryptocurrency-ATM company Coinmover has over 100 machines in stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Washington state — and plans to have 1,250 machines in 18 states by the end of the year, reports the Boston Globe. Right now each machine is selling "an average of about $40,000 in cryptocurrency each month." There's a nationwide surge in easier ways to buy cryptocurrencies, with bitcoin ATMs leading the way. According to the industry tracking site Coin ATM Radar, there w...
Tags: Washington, Boston, US, America, Tech, University Of Chicago, NCR, Cvs, Coinstar, Coinmover, Massachusetts New Hampshire Connecticut, Boston Globe Right


21 Million Americans Say Biden Is ‘Illegitimate’ And Trump Should Be Restored By Violence, Survey Finds

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. A recent Washington demonstration supporting those charged with crimes for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fizzled, with no more than 200 demonstrators showing up. The organizers had promised 700 people would turn out – or more. But the threat from far-right insurrectionists is not over. For months, my colleagues and I at the University of Chicago Project on Security a...
Tags: News, Washington, US, America, Joe Biden, University Of Chicago, Biden, Donald Trump, Cafe, Trump, Donald J Trump, U S Capitol, NORC, Oath Keepers, University of Chicago Project on Security, Robert A Pape


Alan Fern, RIP

A supporter of comics and cartoonists in local institutions has passed away. I would frequently see Alan at events and he was unfailingly pleasant and gracious.  - MR ALAN M. FERN  On September 13, 2021 Alan M. Fern of Chevy Chase, MD passed away. Dr. Alan Fern, served as Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery from 1982-2000. A native of Detroit, MI Alan attained both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, before studying at the Co...
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'Lawless behavior': Legal experts say the Supreme Court acted out of 'political motivations' in upholding Texas' abortion ban

Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP Critics are ripping into the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold a Texas abortion law. Legal experts said that the criticism is warranted. One called the court's behavior "lawless." The court is due to consider the constitutionality of abortion in a major case this term. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Legal, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Planned Parenthood, Washington, White House, Women, Court, Pregnancy, Trends, Joe Biden


Obama Center draws multifamily investors from across US

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. Obama Center draws multifamily investors from across US The $500M project has lifted the real estate industry’s hopes on the South Side Chicago / Rendering of the Obama Presidential Center in photo composite. The project has stirred interest in the South Side area from real estate investors. (Credit: Obama Foundation, iStock, Pixabay) The $500 million Obama Presidential Ce...
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San Francisco To Get Its Own Institute Of Contemporary Art

Ali Gass, formerly the head of the ICA San Jose and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, has raised $2.5 million to start a new institution called the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco. – The New York Times
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Researchers find potential new target for treating systemic inflammation in obesity

A study led by researchers at the University of Chicago and Indiana University has determined that a protein called elF5A is necessary for driving inflammation in macrophage cells in obesity.
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