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    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. Congratulations to Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., who has been appointed Vice Provost
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    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. The Principles of Prosecutor-Led Gun Diversion Programming Matt Epperson’s Smart Decarceration Project studies an alternative to incarceration
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    Defining Problems. Shaping Solutions. Bipartisan Illinois Future of Work Task Force launches, tackling workforce challenges ahead The Crown Family School will support the Task Force as an academic partner
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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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Professor Harold Pollack and Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart discuss how to use a social work approach in community policing.

Professors Susan J. Lambert and Julia Henly awarded a WorkRise grant

Their research project will examine "Employees’ Experiences of Fair Workweek Ordinances: Variations by Provision, Industry, and Municipality."

Coronavirus and Winter Quarter Updates

The University is delaying the start of Winter Quarter by one week—to January 10, 2022.
Cover of Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City by Bill Sites

Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

In Sun Ra's Chicago, William Sites brings this visionary musician back to earth—specifically to Chicago's South Side, where from 1946 to 1961 Ra lived and relaunched his career from a leader of big-bands to a leader of the avant-garde.

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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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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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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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