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Man of many worlds

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For the late Mexican history scholar Friedrich Katz, research “was a type of pursuit.”

Readers sound off

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Readers sound off on climate change, breast-feeding, and last issue's letters about immigration.

The definition of persistence

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A 90-year project chronicling the ancient Akkadian language culminates in the 21st volume of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary.

Readers sound off

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Maroon on the inside

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Both in person and via Twitter, UChicago alumni connected during Alumni Weekend.

57th variety

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With Caffe Florian closed, the Magazine provides a guide to current dining on 57th Street.

Esther Conwell, PhD’48

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At a time when science was a man’s field, physicist and chemist Conwell conducted research that won her a 2010 National Medal of Science.

Illustrated ideology

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The art of Soviet-era children’s literature shifted from experimental and avant-garde to a realistic, government-mandated style under Stalin.

Complexity, change, and educational challenges

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The University makes some departures rooted in its enduring values.

Picture the possibilities

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Before her daughter arrived, a baby photo from the orphanage was the only thing the author had.

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