Joining forces with the Marine Biological Laboratory, the University formalizes its long-standing links to a venerable scientific destination.
Researcher Maud Slye’s (EX 1899) contentious career helped open the field of cancer genetics.
From balloon sculptures to an avant-garde video game, the art of Willy Chyr, AB’09, is all about the journey.
Wayne Scott, AB’86, AM’89, remembers—and misremembers—his Aims of Education address.
Official or unofficial, solemn or frivolous, shared experiences bind us to the University.
Readers weigh in on the Aspen Institute; the global views of Bret Stephens, AB’95; the University’s political leanings; the multiple choice question twins face when heading to college; the propriety of publishing a racial epithet; Alma Lach’s (EX’38) legacy; Robert Maynard Hutchins’s views about World War II veterans and the GI Bill; feline friends; and more.
Neurobiologist Peggy Mason gives almost 55,000 students an online introduction to the brain.
Susie Allen, AB’09, recalls the human drama and sitcom qualities of the Reg’s One True Floor.
Lisa K. Harris, AB’82, MBA’84, learns to let go when her daughter leaves for the College.
What does it take to build an ultra energy-efficient research facility?
The University implements changes in its approach to sexual misconduct and discrimination.
A German student, a South Asian language, a UChicago career.
A Divinity School historian’s study of medieval Europe becomes a wellspring of historical fiction.
What scientists don’t know about static electricity might shock you.
A Chicago Booth alum taps into Beijing’s microbrewery scene.
UChicago athletes set a high bar and make a splash.
Sung from street corners a century ago, Mexican folk ballads offered “a valuable index to popular thought,” wrote UChicago anthropologist Robert Redfield, whose work is part of a Special Collections exhibit on Mexico.
Those who know medicine buy generics.
Maria Woltjen, a children’s rights expert in the Law School, says US policy should prioritize safety.
An eminent astronomer joins the faculty as a University Professor, new economic direction for the Becker Friedman Institute, a visionary leader for the Grossman Institute, endowed human rights, funding for outreach and research to improve education and reduce crime, and more.
A human parasite gets its start in ancient Mesopotamian irrigation ditches, a gaze betrays the difference between love and lust, a prehistoric protein mutation sets the stage for modern biology, and science verifies the old adage that birds do, indeed, fly south for the winter.
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