The Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society Announced

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June 27, 2012

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In an ambitious initiative designed to expand the boundaries of humanistic study, the University of Chicago is establishing a center devoted to addressing questions that transcend any single field or methodology.The Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society will create a destination for outstanding visiting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from around the nation and the world, who will come to collaborate with their peers in Chicago. The Neubauer Collegium will fund research into large-scale questions that require the expertise and perspectives of many disciplines, while pioneering new efforts to share that work with a wider public. The Collegium is named in honor of Joseph Neubauer and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer, whose landmark $26.5 million gift to the University is among the largest in support of the humanities and social sciences in the institution’s history.