• Edith Abbott
    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. UChicago’s Crown Family School dedicates building after founding dean Edith Abbott Honoring the social work scholar, innovator, alumna, and first woman to lead a U.S. graduate school
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    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. Gift of $25 million to UChicago will support work on global health and social development Commitment expands initiatives to address health challenges and social issues
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    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. Landmark Gift to UChicago is Nation’s Largest for the Study of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Commitment will address social problems through research, advanced training, and direct community engagement
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Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

William Sites explores the importance of Birmingham and Chicago in the jazz great’s development and thinking.

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Coronavirus and Spring Quarter Updates

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Polymath William Borden enters the age of active wisdom

"Bill Borden has exemplified the very best in the School's long tradition of clinical scholarship and practice," Walsh says. "Bill challenges us all to question and reach, to better understand the many influences—and messiness—in people's lives, to foster a deeper understanding of human suffering and, with clients who are struggling, to appreciate their potential for healing and positive growth."


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Junior Faculty Award funds Alan Zarychta’s water system research in Honduras

Assistant Professor Alan Zarychta will study a community-based intervention aiming to help local water councils manage their scarce resources more equitably and sustainably.


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New Book by Angela García

New research combining social theory on immigration and race as well as place and law has uncovered the everyday failures and long-term human consequences of contemporary immigration laws in the United States. Crown Family School Assistant Professor Angela S. García studied these failures and consequences and explores their implications in her first book, Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law. Legal Passing, published with the University of California Press, offers a nuanced look at how the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US are constantly shaped by federal, state, and local immigration laws.


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New Book by Eve Ewing

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots that comprised the “Red Summer” of violence across the nation’s cities, is an event that has shaped the last century but is widely unknown. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event—which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries—through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.


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