Biology professor Michael LaBarbera has spent his career immersing students—and himself—in an underwater world and the unending adventure of science. Plus—Unplanned encounters: Surprise specimens in the lab.
Mathematics historian Judith Victor Grabiner, SB’60, teaches math to the liberal arts masses.
Entrepreneurs meeting the demand for raw materials, not environmental virtue, drives the expansion of the recycling industry. Plus—Trash talker: Author Adam Minter, AB’93, weighs in on the wide world of waste.
John Snyder traversed Ethiopia seeking inspiration for a screenplay. Instead he captured a landscape about to disappear.
In his new book, anthropologist Russell Tuttle synthesizes decades of research to identify the characteristics that set our species apart.
An exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum pairs modern workers with the ancient tools of their trades.
From Major League Baseball and the NBA to Italian soccer and the NFL’s foothold in China, the sports world’s executive suites have a Maroon tint.
New construction is about the exchange of ideas—within and beyond the campus. The University architect explains the theory behind the practice.
To approach religion with intellectual rigor, says Divinity School dean Margaret Mitchell, AM’82, PhD’89, is to play with fire. She stokes the embers.
Astrophysicist Josh Frieman, PhD’89, works on the dark side, studying the night sky for insight into the accelerating expansion of the universe.
In one of the oldest chapters of American history—the Pilgrims’ flight from persecution—historian Jeremy Bangs, X’67, finds new ground to cover.
Internal Investigation.” An embarrassment of riches.”
Scope of Inquiry.”
In 1956, two new PhDs drove a Land Rover from Austria to India to begin the research that would be their life’s work. Notes from their journey.
Isaac Tobin’s designs for University of Chicago Press books provoke readers to take a deeper look.
Exploring the attributes of low light, an architect and a physicist try to cultivate a dim awareness.
The road to safe, reliable bioweapon vaccines for children is fraught with ethical peril. On campus last fall, experts began to plot it out. Plus—The Soul of Medicine: For ethicist and doctor Daniel Sulmasy, medical progress is about more than the body.
Benjamin Elijah Mays, AM’25, PhD’35, was the conscience of the civil rights movement.