Lonely planets

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Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.

Life through fiction

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Author Kalisha Buckhanon, AB’99, AM’07, discusses the power of storytelling, Trayvon Martin, and how professor William Veeder changed her life.

Artscape 2016: Editors’ picks

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Headed to Alumni Weekend? This year’s edition highlights the arts, but there’s something for everyone. Here are five events that caught our eye.

Novel data

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Assistant professor of English Richard Jean So shows how a computer can help find nuance in prevailing literary assumptions.

Field of Dreams

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Historian Matthew Briones sees connections between race, sports, and history.

A singular discovery

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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.

How the Odyssey scholarship program transformed my life

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The word that comes to one Odyssey scholar’s mind: freedom.

What President Obama looks for in a justice

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At the Law School, Obama laid out Merrick Garland’s qualifications.

View from the top

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A Study Chicago excursion to City Hall.

The model town that wasn’t

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A Study Chicago excursion to Pullman.