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Readers sound off

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Readers weigh in on the Aims of Education address; the social structure of the Reg; the root problems in Gary, Indiana; anthropologist Robert Redfield’s (LAB 1915, PhB’20, JD’21, PhD’28) inspiring fieldwork; Egyptologist Emily Teeter’s (PhD’90) graceful common touch; 19th-century French shorthand; amphibian cover models; and more.

Looking back—and ahead

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Getting lost in the Magazine’s archives offers a glimpse into the University’s history and inspires a commitment to ensuring its future.

A campaign built on values

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President Robert J. Zimmer introduces the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, a major undertaking with transformative potential.

Business incubator

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A new space for collaborative innovation opens on 53rd Street.

Polymers enlightened

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Chemists find a key to improving solar cell efficiency.

University news

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MacArthur Fellows illuminate history and pursue justice, Lear is named to lead the Neubauer Collegium, the Rubenstein Forum will become a collaborative hub, high-tech tools await a new library director, a new initiative trains civic leaders, and more.

Faculty research

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Diverse neighborhoods help babies’ social learning; microbial fingerprints follow people from place to place; old-age insomnia is not always what it seems; and scientists trace the two genes the control monarch butterflies’ colors and their capacity to fly long distances.

Fevered research

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Theories and particles collide in a documentary that captures the tension and intensity of discovery.

Paris at 10

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The University’s first international center celebrates a milestone.

Access granted

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A new College initiative reduces debt, simplifies the application process, and supports careers.

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