In an unassuming office on the fourth floor of Wieboldt Hall, Prof. Candace Vogler is working to answer some of the most vexing problems of human existence: Why are some people happy, and others not? What makes life good and meaningful?
A new research project at the University of Chicago and University of South Carolina will bring together scholars from different fields to study the factors that bring about deep happiness and a sense of meaning in one’s life.
This promises to be a remarkable autumn for Stockholder. In addition to her installation, Rose's Inclination, at Smart Museum, her work will be shown at the renowned Kavi Gupta Gallery, at the international contemporary art exposition EXPO Chicago on Sept. 17 to 20, and at MK Restaurant. “For someone who wants to travel to all four different venues, you’ll see all the different parts of what I do,” Stockholder said.
Some 600 linguists and students from around the world came together last month when the University of Chicago hosted the 2015 Linguistic Summer Institute—a gathering that organizer Becky Fabrizio, AM’15, likened to “the all-star team of linguistics.”