Videos

Franke Forum: Augusta Read Thomas on “Earth Echoes”

“Earth Echoes,” a Franke Institute for the Humanities talk by Augusta Read Thomas, took place at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on February 13, 2013. Thomas, a renowned Grammy-winning composer, is the sixteenth person to hold a U...

Political Pollsters: The Art & Science of Public Opinion

Public opinion in 2012 was on display like never before, making this the most measured campaign cycle in history. But the flurry of numbers often produced confusing story lines and contradictory results. This panel sorts through the noise to understand...

The 66th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate

More than 60 years after the first Latke-Hamantash Debate at the University of Chicago, the University community came together once again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Mandel Hall to weigh the merits of the two Jewish foods.  The tongue-in-che...

UChicago Broomball: 2013 Chairman’s Cup

What’s the best way to uphold a friendly rivalry? Broomball, of course. Students from Crown House and Alper House meet on the ice for the fourth annual Chairman’s Cup.

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...