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Jimmy’s

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The history of Hyde Park’s well-loved watering hole.

Poetic alumna

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Of sturdy stuff are poets made, or else they’d never make the grade.

Billiards is a good game

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Gamesmanship and America’s first Nobel Prize scientist.

Coaxing the fossil record back to life

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Scientist Michael LaBarbera searches for tiny sea creatures—brachiopods—in underwater caves, to help flesh out the evolutionary record.

#uchicagoselfie

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Face time at the Magazine’s Instagram account.

Beauty in numbers

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Mathematics historian Judith Victor Grabiner, SB’60, teaches math to the liberal arts masses.

Epic crossing

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John Snyder traversed Ethiopia seeking inspiration for a screenplay. Instead he captured a landscape about to disappear.

Trash talker

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Author Adam Minter, AB’93, weighs in on the wide world of waste.

Scrap mettle

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Entrepreneurs meeting the demand for raw materials, not environmental virtue, drives the expansion of the recycling industry.

Unplanned encounters

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Surprise specimens in the lab.

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