News Archive: 2016


UChicago to open Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

A $30 million grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a non-profit institution and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, will support the construction of the University of Chicago’s new center in Hong Kong, establishing a hub for education, research and collaboration. It adds to and complements the University’s centers in Beijing and Delhi, expanding the University’s work and engagement in China and Asia.
November 20, 2016


Meet the Class of 2020

For many first-year students, the University’s academic community was the source of their interest in the College. The Class of 2020 represents a diverse group of students—among them star athletes, founders of nonprofits seeking to improve the world, chess champions, and artists, among others.
October 11, 2016


College and University Rankings

College and university rankings have received a good deal of attention in recent years. While the media outlets and other organizations that develop these rankings often collect useful data, controversy has arisen over how that data is aggregated and weighted to create a final ranking.
September 21, 2016


Former SSA student spurs social work collaboration in China

Anna Pao Sohmen, X‘68, left Hong Kong for Chicago in 1966, arriving with a growing interest in social work and an eagerness to bring about change in conditions the impoverished face.
August 29, 2016


Pearson Family donates $100 million to UChicago

At a time of heightened global violence, as war and political persecution drive the largest displacement of refugees and migrants since World War II, the University of Chicago has received a $100 million gift to establish the first research institute and annual global forum of their kind devoted solely to the study and resolution of global conflicts.
July 14, 2016


Leaders from Mckinsey shared insights on preparing for the future organization.

The rules of business are changing.  Companies have to constantly seek new ways of doing things or risk becoming obsolete.  Decisions have to be made quickly and effectively.  Forward looking companies leverage on its people, data and organization health to unlock new value and drive performance improvement. In this session, thought leaders and business leaders from McKinsey & Co share its latest research insights and case studies on how companies drive sustainable business performance through effective people, data and organization health strategies.
March 7, 2016