Videos

Presidential Pollsters: Tracking Public Opinion

During the 2012 election, presidential campaigns used 
a sophisticated mix of quantitative and qualitative data 
to understand voter concerns, test ideas, and
 create the most compelling messaging for their 
candidates. In this discussion, top ...

Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World

Last summer, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle that could explain why elementary particles have mass. On February 7, 2013, a panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonn...

Inside the 2012 Presidential Debates: Preparing the Candidates

In the past 50 years, televised presidential debates have become some of the most anticipated and consequential encounters on the road to the White House. The debates of 2012 were no exception. How did the campaigns approach debate preparation during t...

Campaign Strategists: 2012 Explained

Long before Election Day, Hurricane Sandy, the presidential debates, Libya, the 47 percent, the conventions or even the Iowa Caucuses, candidates and their strategists toiled away behind the scenes, mapping a path to victory. On Feb. 5, 2013, the Insti...

Chicago Studies: Making the city a classroom

University of Chicago students and Assistant Professor of African History Rachel Jean-Baptiste discuss the class “African Women in Chicago." The class is one of many offered under the umbrella of Chicago Studies, a program in the College designed to ...

UChicago MLK Celebration 2013

Filmmaker and civil rights activist Judy Richardson was the keynote speaker at the University of Chicago’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration. The January 17 event featured Richardson in conversation with Charles Payne, the Frank P...

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic: Helping Defendants in Need

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic director Alison Siegler discusses a recent case that she and her students worked on at the FCJC, a legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School that represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes.

Using Theory and Computation to Understand Biology

A look inside the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, where a diverse group of researchers is developing a multiscale theoretical and computer simulation capability to bridge behavior at the molecular scale to that of complex, collective proc...

Diversity leadership Award Ceremony: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. President’s Reception

The Diversity Leadership Awards seek to recognize University staff members who display leadership in fostering diversity both on campus and within the surrounding community and to highlight, in concert with the University of Chicago Board of Governors,...

2013 Diversity Leadership Award Winners

The Diversity Leadership Awards seek to recognize University staff members who display leadership in fostering diversity both on campus and within the surrounding community and to highlight, in concert with the University of Chicago Board of Governors,...