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UChicagoGRAD NSF GRFP Prep Sessions – Summer 2019
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Two UChicago scholars named Carnegie Fellows
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2019 SSRC Faculty Seed Grant and Graduate Student Fellowship Recipients Announced
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Faculty Spotlight: Robert Vargas
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Violence, Law, and Politics Lab is a research group is devoted to studying how local, national, and global politics affect cities and neighborhoods. Both interdisciplinary and multi-method in nature, the team is currently conducting a multi-city project of geographic homicide patterns from 1870-Present to examine whether violence in American cities can be reduced via increased government accountability, transparency, and the provision of humanitarian or economic assistance.
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