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Meet the queen of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Maura Connors, AB’15, loves soda bread and thinks all Irish people look good in green.

TRAPPIST-1 101

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What you need to know about the seven newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanets.

Maroon treasures at the Met

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art just made 375,000 images from its collection available for free download. We went hunting for pieces with a UChicago connection.

Mildred Dresselhaus, “Queen of carbon science,” dies at 86

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Dresselhaus, PhD’59, was a model for women and scientists everywhere.

Zadie Smith’s rhythm in print

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The renowned novelist discusses her fifth novel, Swing Time, with assistant professor Vu Tran.

CIA’s John Brennan talks Russia, Trump at I-House

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The spy agency’s director spoke the day before his first meeting with the president-elect.

TED with a twist

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Eric Thurm, AB’14, serves up a wine-and-spirited lecture series.

Women on screen

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Feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey honors Miriam Hansen with a look at Max Ophüls.

Alumna faces a royal dilemma in “King Charles III”

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Rae Gray, AB’14, plays an antimonarchist in love with a prince at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Lego star

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How David Pickett, AB’07, built his dream career, brick by brick.

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