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Big thinker

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Nobelist James Cronin twice expanded our sense of the possible, first in particle physics and then in astronomical observation.

The field of all possibilities

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Excerpt from Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood by Claire Hoffman, AMʼ05.

Age of enlightenment

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The Transcendental Meditation movement’s goals were utopian but life for its followers wasn’t always blissful, Claire Hoffman, AM’05, writes in a new memoir.

Social creatures

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In blues clubs, cocktail bars, and zoos, David Grazian, AM’96, PhD’00, investigates the artifice of authenticity.

Beyond borders

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Olufunmilayo Olopade is attacking cancer from all sides.

Bright stars

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A new season brings a special section of the Magazine.

Ensuring equity

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Associate provost Sarah Wake talks about Title IX, accessibility, and equal opportunity on campus.

Faculty research

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The Amish lifestyle protects kids against asthma; how airlines can promote fuel efficiency and lower carbon dioxide emissions; predicting divorce; obesity increases the risk of organ transplant rejection.

Deep ties

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The connections between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory go back more than a century.

A crucible for confronting ideas

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“Universities cannot be viewed as a sanctuary for comfort but rather as a crucible for confronting ideas,” writes president Robert J. Zimmer. 

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