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Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

Speaking at a University of Chicago event, former President Barack Obama said helping prepare the next generation of political leadership would be a major goal.

Watch Obama’s first public speech since leaving the White House

In his first public address since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama will apparently avoid one topic in particular: his successor, Donald Trump. In both his public and private,

Highlights of Obama's First Post-Presidency Event

Former President Obama held his first public appearance since leaving office, leading a discussion with half a dozen young people at the University of Chicago, in front of an audience of college

Violence in Chicago: Highlights From a Times Event

Several local leaders spoke on Wednesday about efforts to reduce the bloodshed at an event arranged by The Times and the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Thinks: Ina Blom

Appreciating the Weirdness: An Interview with Ina Blom Ina Blom: If I’m a little bit off, it’s because for some time now I haven’t slept much, after a bad bout of flu. But I’m symptom free now! Keeley
John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

Mr. Morris wrote a firsthand account of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for The New York Times in 1968. It ran on the front page under the headline “Kennedy Claims Victory, And Then Shots Ring
John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

Mr. Morris wrote a firsthand account of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for The New York Times in 1968. It ran on the front page under the headline “Kennedy Claims Victory, And Then Shots Ring
John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

Mr. Morris wrote a firsthand account of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for The New York Times in 1968. It ran on the front page under the headline “Kennedy Claims Victory, And Then Shots Ring
Lynched Over an Amplifier: Mob Justice Alarms Indonesians

Lynched Over an Amplifier: Mob Justice Alarms Indonesians

The grave of Muhammad al-Zahra, who was lynched by a mob after being accused of stealing an amplifier from a mosque, in Bekasi, Indonesia.
Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals

We all know we live in a democracy. And we all know that in our democracy, inequality is rampant. So the question naturally arises: How do wealthy and powerful people protect their privileges against
Half of Millennials Support Colleges Restricting Free Speech ‘In Extreme Cases’

Half of Millennials Support Colleges Restricting Free Speech ‘In Extreme Cases’

According to a new survey from the University of Chicago about public education.
Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things

Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things

Soon after winning the Nobel prize, Richard Thaler speaks at the University of Chicago, where he is a professor.
Surprise? New Survey Reveals a Wide Gulf Between Millennial Whites and Millennials of Color on Race

Surprise? New Survey Reveals a Wide Gulf Between Millennial Whites and Millennials of Color on Race

Depending on your cynicism (or reality) meter, the results of a new GenForward poll focusing on race, racial power and racism may be shocking, especially because the conventional wisdom is that
Breakingviews: A University Endowment of Money Made in the Real World

Breakingviews: A University Endowment of Money Made in the Real World

Ken Griffin, founder and chief executive of Citadel, a hedge fund. His $125 million gift to the University of Chicago is the second largest in its history.

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Monkeys controlling robot arms with their minds show how brains can be reprogrammed

Monkeys controlling robot arms with their minds show how brains can be reprogrammed

New research out of the University of Chicago shows a trio of rhesus monkeys controlling robotic arms with their mind. Each of the three primates are amputees, having had limbs removed after suffering

ScienceTake: How It Works: The Large Mouth of the Largemouth Bass

The bones in the legendary maw of the largemouth bass function according to a well-known engineering model, scientists have found.

ScienceTake: How It Works: The Large Mouth of the Largemouth Bass

The bones in the legendary maw of the largemouth bass function according to a well-known engineering model, scientists have found.
University of Chicago Students Demand Steve Bannon Talk Be Shut Down

University of Chicago Students Demand Steve Bannon Talk Be Shut Down

Students at the University of Chicago are protesting an upcoming campus event featuring Steve Bannon.

Steve Bannon accepts invite to debate at U. of Chicago — and a whole bunch of people don’t like it

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon accepted an invitation from a University of Chicago professor to debate at the school — but as you…