For Future Nobel Laureates Without Social Lives
Are you a nerd...and proud of it? Would you forego a date to attend a science fiction, anime, or tech conference? Your fellow nerds await you at the prestigious University of Chicago. According to their website, students and faculty at the University, which is affiliated with 82 Nobel Prize laureates, consider themselves "pioneers, discoverers, teachers, scholars, and change agents. They ask tough questions, engage the world, and pursue knowledge with rigor because they believe in the transformative power of ideas."
Education Crossing Boundaries
Critical thinking and intellectual discovery are the cornerstones to the University's undergraduate program. But the classroom is only the starting point for exhilarating discussion. Classroom discourse has been known to move quickly to the dormitories, lunch tables, and into the community itself. In other words, education is largely indistinguishable from life at the University, where scholars are unafraid to cross boundaries and share ideas.
Aside from its exceptional undergraduate core curriculum, the University is known for a number of significant academic movements and centers, such as the Chicago School of Economics, the Chicago School of Sociology, the Law and Economics movement in legal analysis, the Committee on Social Thought, and several of the most prominent achievements in anthropology.
The Best Investment I Ever Made
Founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center. Rockefeller described his donation as "the best investment I ever made."
According to University president, Robert J. Zimmer, from the very beginning, the University of Chicago "has been driven by a singular focus on inquiry...with a firm belief in the value of open, rigorous, and intense inquiry and a common understanding that this must be the defining feature of this university. Everything about the University of Chicago that we recognize as distinctive flows from this commitment."
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