Marius Stan
November 23, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St

"If the interdependence of science and the humanities were more generally understood, men would be more likely to become masters of their technology and not its unthinking servants." --1964 Report of the Commission on the Humanities, which formed the National Endowment for the Humanities

The humanities can provide a useful way to connect the complex world of science with the lived human experience.

What role do scientific institutions play in our everyday lives? How can scientific and technological developments be better understood by the general public?

November 20, 2013
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

An explosion of data has transformed the way cities are constructed and function. Chicago is at the vanguard of applying these data to address transportation, health care, education, energy, public safety, and other urban challenges.

Patricia M. Dehmer, Department of Energy
November 05, 2013
University of Chicago Harper Center, Room 219

Patricia M. Dehmer is the Deputy Director for Science Programs in the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this capacity, she is the senior career science official in the Office of Science, the third largest federal sponsor of basic research in the United States and the primary supporter of the physical sciences in the U.S.

November 01, 2013
Searle 240

Join Computation Institute and Center for Research Informatics researchers for lunch November 1st and hear about opportunities for student research projects at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists will present brief talks and posters on work applying the latest computational approaches to medicine, biology, art, climate change, economics and social good. Come learn how to get involved with interdisciplinary projects using programming, modeling, simulation, digital fabrication and supercomputing to push forward the boundaries of research.