On the Agenda


It may seem like these are challenging times for leaders, scholars, and analysts devoted to evidence-based policy, but never has their work been more important.


Daniel Deirmeier offers an inside look at the activities and responsibilities of the Office of the Provost.


“Universities cannot be viewed as a sanctuary for comfort but rather as a crucible for confronting ideas,” writes president Robert J. Zimmer. 


UChicagoGRAD gives graduate students the skills they need to succeed wherever their careers take them, from the classroom to the boardroom, writes executive vice provost Sian Beilock.


With new programs and online tools, Mark R. Nemec, dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, hopes to reach broad audiences in innovative ways.


Looking back on a century of results, School of Social Service Administration dean Neil B. Guterman shares SSA’s plans to make a global impact on social work.


Chicago Harris dean Daniel Diermeier discusses the emergence of data-driven public policy and the training necessary for the next generation of leaders.


President Robert J. Zimmer introduces the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, a major undertaking with transformative potential.


Argonne’s new director, Peter B. Littlewood, leads “dream teams” of scientists and engineers working to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.


Dean Michael H. Schill outlines the breadth of opportunities incorporated into the Law School’s traditional curriculum to train leaders across fields.


Humanities dean Martha Roth and social sciences dean Mario Luis Small discuss the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, “a laboratory for humanists.”


Vice president for civic engagement Derek R. B. Douglas discusses how the University and the city of Chicago work together.