Features Archive: 2008
December Homepage Features
Elizabeth Davenport hopes to create a center for religious and spiritual inquiry.
Ambitious design focuses on student needs, draws national attention.
Special ceremony in Chicago honors University physicist
Paleontologist discovers blossoming plant diversity in 100-million-year-old specimens.
A guitarist-turned-associate professor explores the intersection of disciplines in 'cognitive musicology'
November Homepage Features
In its centennial year, the school celebrates the Abbotts' deep legacy.
Cutting-edge research and technology combine with artistic imagination and creativity in exhibition
October Homepage Features
Members of the campus community are focusing intently on Tuesday’s landmark presidential election.
Over 100 students, faculty and Hyde Park residents participated in the South Side History Bike Tour.
Politicians here and abroad embrace idea about how to influence behavior.
September Homepage Features
University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts exhibition reveals little-known South Side scene that reflects the times
University of Chicago PhD student David Bashwiner's mind-expanding score reaches the big screen
August Homepage Features
Cristina Moon, AB’ 05, began as a student activist. Now she dedicates her career to the plight of the Burmese people.
Radiologists and Egyptologists team up to analyze Meresamun, a nearly 3,000 year-old-Egyptian mummy
Professor Ricardo Paes de Barros gives students tools to tackle poverty, social inequality, and social policy
July Homepage Features
University of Chicago undergraduates travel to Spain to see masterpieces, and themselves, in a different context.
Bill Eckhardt, MS '70, has donated $20 million to build new fields of scientific expertise.
The University of Chicago Nobel laureate Gary Becker proposes putting a price tag on immigration.
June Homepage Features
The historic Harper Memorial Library and Stuart Hall reading rooms will be transformed into vibrant learning centers.
University of Chicago’s carillonneur and organist enjoy a special place in history.
May Homepage Features
An unprecedented conference brings 30 scholars to Chicago to rethink the way humans and the world interact.
Erin Hogan, AM’91, PhD’99, drove 3,000 miles, solo, to view the massive land art of the West.
The University of Chicago established the Milton Friedman Institute to honor the contributions of the famed scholar.
April Homepage Features
Sudhir Venkatesh, AM'92, PhD'97, chronicles the lives of those whose livelihoods are off the books.
A website developed by University of Chicago alumnus Aza Raskin, AB’05, allows users to listen to music for free.
Rebecca Terry was awarded the 2007 Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
March Homepage Features
Neil Shubin continues to unlock the secrets of life’s formerly blurry transition from sea to land.
100 years ago, Chicago brought baseball to Waseda University in Japan. On March 21, the Maroons flew in for a rematch.
Is there a role for TV in improving the status of women in India? Yes, said Emily Oster
February Homepage Features
Heckman argues that investing in early education offers the most cost-effective path to a whole range of social benefits
This second-year College student hosts his own radio program
Martha Roth discusses the final volume of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, a comprehensive lexicon of ancient Akkadian
Vivek Taparia, AB’03, chronicles his experiences raising women in India above the poverty line through microfinancing
272 stars gave their lives for the photo spread on cosmic explosions that graced the March 2007 National Geographic
UChicago Comer Children's Hospital Mobile Healthcare Van is connecting the South Side with much-needed pediatricians
January Homepage Features
A master’s thesis created the University’s first center devoted to the United States