On walks across Mexico City, historian Mauricio Tenorio Trillo finds a path to the past.
An alumna mortician, medievalist, and video sage tries to change the way Americans think about death.
The Sahmat collective galvanizes artists across India to create work that resists divisive politics. A Smart Museum exhibition tells its story.
Social critic and Victorian historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, AM’44, PhD’50, looks back on her Chicago education.
Part of a visual tradition that reaches back to Romanticism, images from the Hubble Space Telescope awe as they inform. Plus: “Scope of Inquiry.”
Some books should never end.
Alumni and friends weigh in on driving to India, interactions with historical figures, academic partnerships past, pocketbook politics, and more.
On the Agenda
Career Advancement executive director Meredith Daw discusses the growth in services that assist students in preparing for the future.
Film scholar Tom Gunning explains how editing conventions create the splice of life.
Marketplace of Ideas
How to legislate gun safety.
The enviable Jessica Burstein, AM’90, PhD’98, fashions an essay out of academic envy.
Michael C. Kotzin, AB’62, remembers Richard Stern.
Technology extends the reach of the University’s new hospital.
David Blum shapes the digital publishing strategy at Amazon.
The social and economic threat of climate change on coastal areas, experts say, demands fast action.
Neil Shubin’s new book traces the molecular connection between humanity and the cosmos.
Manual Cinema turns shadow puppetry into a cinematic experience.
Does the popularity of Cards Against Humanity mean everyone’s horrible?
A law professor helps student protesters arrested at an Occupy Chicago rally fight for their rights.
Brian Leiter argues against legal exemptions for religious practices.
Crime Lab research informs the expansion of a youth violence prevention program.
Spectrograms help explain the complex color of the singer’s ever-changing sound.
Hard to find zines tell Chicago stories, writ small.
A new rep in DC, hospital protests prompt dialogue, Mandel Hall gets a makeover, and a College student's foresight is rewarded.
Researchers find higher-level thinking in four-year-olds, chronicle anti-Judaism as a foundational idea in Western thought, parse the the hidden messages in praise for children, and answer a geological mystery: why wasn't paleo-Earth encased in ice?
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