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Enhancing Life Capstone Conference

04 / 08 / 2017

At The Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Join The Enchancing Life Project at their Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. 

This event is from our friends at The Enhancing Life Project. The Conference will feature over 36 experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies who have been working collaboratively on this topic for two years. More details are below: 

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with Ruhr-University Bochum / Germany, is pleased to invite you to the Enhancing Life Capstone Conference, August 4-6, 2017, in Chicago, USA.

During the past two years, The Enhancing Life Project, supported with a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, has explored an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future. Given the profound expansion of human power through technology as well as advances in genetics, ecology, and other fields, the vulnerability and endangerment as well as the enhancement of life are dominant themes in the global age.

 Enhancing Life Scholars from around the world and from various disciplines (Religion, Media, Social Sciences, Medicine, and others) have worked on research projects and engaged in interdisciplinary collaboration in order to explore this rich but widely unexamined dimension of human aspiration and social life. 

The Enhancing Life Capstone Conference will take place at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL, USA, from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6, 2017.

You will find more information on their website:

The Conference is open to the public. You are cordially invited! Please register using The Enhancing Life Project website.

~ Past Events ~

Diversifying Your Federal Research Funding Portfolio

04 / 12   12:00 PM ERC 5640 South Ellis Ave, Room 301B

Join the RDS team and faculty panel for the Funding Fundamentals workshop series. 

ARL Central Director visit and workshop on Feb 27th

02 / 27   10:00 AM William Eckhardt Research Center 401

Army Research Lab talk on AI and Machine Learning on Feb 27th

Funding Fundamentals: Preparing Multi-Investigator Grant Proposals

01 / 29   12:00 PM Searle Room 240A

Join us on January 29th to learn about center or multi-investigator grant projects.