Features Archive: 2009
December Homepage Features
As theater turns 50, co-founder Sahlins recalls how UChicago lessons, audiences built foundation.
September Homepage Features
The first students only recently arrived at the new South Campus Residence Hall, but the signs of life are everywhere.
July Homepage Features
From tortilla making in Mexico to drumming in Sri Lanka, international studies spark ideas.
In Les Misérables, students and faculty find echoes of current economic woes.
June Homepage Features
Recent grad Kit Novotny takes her collection of collectors to the stage.
Lessons learned in overseas program could lead to better urban health care.
University-funded art project integrates light, science, and hundreds of balloons.
Lawrence Rothfield performs inquest into the 2003 looting of museum antiquities.
May Homepage Features
University helps a great Chicago family make a great gift to the city.
On the cusp of independent careers, graduate students and postdocs team up with veteran scholars on the cutting edge.
Professor Shannon Dawdy and her students dig deep into Crescent City's roots.
Century-old relic to be passed around on telescope repair mission.
April Homepage Features
Voices in Your Head records Ben Folds' song; now he's returning the favor.
Alums mix Booth training with science to create cutting-edge confections.
Harcourt enlightens French on election, President Obama's first 100 days.
The hit musical has its roots at the University, creators tell students.
March Homepage Features
Harris School challenges students to think critically across disciplines.
A behind-the-scenes look at a two-day festival that tests students' creativity and endurance.
Exhibition illustrates history through photos, documents, and alumnae's own words.
As translator, scholar, and trusted expert, Associate Professor in History develops unique perspective.
Crises are staged, but the leadership is real at a conference for 2,000 high school delegates from around the world.
February Homepage Features
Cosmologist Evalyn Gates introduces readers to dark mysteries of universe.
Law School conference examines free speech and its limits on the Web.
Internships lead to full-time public school posts, where grads teach a new group of interns.
Many performers at this year's musical feast got their start at a parent's knee.
January Homepage Features
It hasn't been easy predicting the future of the statistician-turned-media sensation.
Scholars who got a rare chance here became leaders across the nation.
University's 25th winter festival promises calisthenics and a bit of craziness.
Professor's book brings beloved Jazz Age magazine back to life.