Mildred Dresselhaus, “Queen of carbon science,” dies at 86

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Dresselhaus, PhD’59, was a model for women and scientists everywhere.

Zadie Smith’s rhythm in print

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The renowned novelist discusses her fifth novel, Swing Time, with assistant professor Vu Tran.

CIA’s John Brennan talks Russia, Trump at I-House

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The spy agency’s director spoke the day before his first meeting with the president-elect.

TED with a twist

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Eric Thurm, AB’14, serves up a wine-and-spirited lecture series.

Women on screen

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Feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey honors Miriam Hansen with a look at Max Ophüls.

Cosmic cuisine

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Professor Wendy Freedman applies astrophysics expertise to the Latke-Hamantash Debate.

Auto-Tune on steroids

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For Sam Pluta, music is the ultimate computer game.

Alumna faces a royal dilemma in “King Charles III”

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Rae Gray, AB’14, plays an antimonarchist in love with a prince at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Election reflections

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Experts convene at the Institute of Politics to discuss Donald Trump’s unexpected victory.