School of Medicine researchers have found that socially contagious itching is hardwired in the brain. Studying mice, the scientists identified what happens in the brain when a mouse feels itchy after seeing another scratch.
Without public spaces for debate and discussion, our ideas and expressions stay in our private spaces, and we don’t have opportunities to engage with each other, argues John Inazu, of the School of Law.
Pedro Pitarch has won the 2016-17 James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. The $50,000 grant, which supports international travel for research, is one of the largest such architecture awards in the United States.
The Kemper Art Museum is accepting proposals for the spring 2018 Teaching Gallery. The gallery is an exhibit space dedicated to exhibiting works from the museum with ties to university curricula. Proposals are due by May 12.
Frederick D. Peterson, MD, a former professor of clinical pediatrics at the School of Medicine, died March 2 in his sleep at a nursing home in Chesterfield, Mo. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 14.
Leigh Schmidt, of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses his work studying how those who don’t believe in God have made their way in America, from its early days to the present time, for “The Academic Minute” podcast.
This summer, Ena Selimovic, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, will join 30 predoctoral students from around the country in Chicago for a three-week workshop that explores careers outside of the academy or tenure-track system.
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