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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. 

College prep

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The Collegiate Scholars program, by the numbers.

Cracked case

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A scholar’s chance observation in an Italian museum helps solve an art history mystery.

A more literary union

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As the new executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, AB’01, wants to get America reading.

Set in stone

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A groundbreaking sculpture returns to campus—and sparks a dialogue on public art.

Notes

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Highlights from the latest alumni news columns.

Readers sound off

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Readers debate dean of students in the College John Ellison’s letter to the Class of 2020; discuss voter education and the merits of capitalism; share memories of historian William H. McNeill, LAB’34, AB’38, AM’39, track coach Ted Haydon, LAB’29, PhB’33, AM’54, and the beloved T-Hut; and more.

University obituaries

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Recent faculty, staff, trustee, and alumni obituaries.

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