Features Archive: 2011
December Homepage Features
Shayne Evans and Sylvia Puente, recipients of 2012 Diversity Leadership Awards, say schools can foster equality.
In authentic novels of rural America, Bonnie Jo Campbell, AB’84, draws from her own tales of farms and hitchhiking.
Radio station that hosted hip hop superstars like Common and Kanye West is a training ground for students and community
November Homepage Features
UChicago speakers help bring informal research discussions to Chicago's suburbs.
Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, AB’90, says teachers like Prof. Lauren Berlant shaped her sense of artistic adventure
October Homepage Features
Michael Dawson sees flux in views about race and progress
Long ambitious in his artistic and civic vision, Gates will foster new connections as Director of Arts and Public Life
In illustrations of social media usage and other trends, alumnus bridges art and analysis.
Oct. 11 dedication at Harper Memorial Commons celebrates new library’s central role in campus life and scholarship.
Undergraduate-led company sees bugs as sustainable alternative to traditional meat. Can they convince consumers?
September Homepage Features
At age 30, SSA graduate student Ameya Pawar surprised everyone by winning a Chicago City Council seat.
Landmark pledge of $42 million from Bucksbaum Foundation to train physicians as trusted advisors and partners with patie
Clare Gillis, AB’98, was taken prisoner as she reported from Libya, but her path began with academic interests.
University leadership sparked the Soviet Arts Experience, with 100 events around Chicago this fall.
With rapid growth to 450 internships, program gives College students funding to pursue career options.
August Homepage Features
Scholarly re-imagining of the Gershwins' classic musical brings unprecedented success, with plans for more.
Anthropologist Michael Dietler studies interplay of trade, culture, and violence in ancient France.
UChicago’s influence in geophysical, atmospheric sciences owes much to the late Ted Fujita, aka “Mr. Tornado.”
Organizers of Go Figure use touch-screen technology to engage visitors, tell artists’ stories.
Monica Vela, MD’93, helps lead Medical Center education on health problems in underserved areas.
July Homepage Features
Project Exploration gives inner-city youths an inspiring look at research careers.
Alumnus Joe Price is taking his research interest on the road, singing the national anthem at 100 games this summer.
Judges like Rebecca Pallmeyer, JD’79, say the Law School fosters public service and understanding of complex, conflictin
Students at new Center in Beijing explore a diverse and complex nation.
June Homepage Features
As CPD’s Chief Data Officer, Brett Goldstein, SM’05, uses predictive analysis to find trouble spots.
Now complete after 90 years, the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary details everyday life of ancient Mesopotamia.
After lifetime of discovery, retired doctor Albert Liebman finishes degree that began in 1939.
Gift from Richard and Mary L. Gray to support novel program linking artists, scholars.
May Homepage Features
For Valentina Pichugin and other winners of Quantrell and Booth teaching awards, the classroom spurs new questions.
Opening this week, the new library serves a “hybrid culture” of physical and digital holdings.
Beloved campus tradition of Scavenger Hunt marks 25th anniversary—and shoots for a world record.
Following Osama bin Laden’s death, experts like Robert Pape and Jenna Jordan ponder nation’s next steps.
April Homepage Features
UChicago linguists use innovative tools to find the common features of languages.
Sandeep Ahuja, MPP’06, policy alum from the Harris School, finds innovative ways to track and treat impoverished TB pati
Economist Steven Levitt’s national following has not dimmed his love of teaching undergraduates.
March Homepage Features
Sparked by a College course, Marissa Flaxbart, AB'05, creates a documentary on show choir at her former high school.
With mentors from Groupon and other local companies, young entrepreneurs are joining Chicago’s burgeoning tech industry.
For Lyric Opera’s “Hercules,” famed director Peter Sellars reaches out to UChicago veterans and scholars.
Matthew Tirrell, currently head of bioengineering at Berkeley, will lead new program poised for far-reaching innovation.
February Homepage Features
With a 'visionary' approach to reproductive health, Dr. Melissa Gilliam seeks to change teens' perceptions and behavior.
Oriental Institute exhibition, running through March 6, explains origins of a seminal human invention.
Justin Roberts, AM'99, sings smart songs for children, and wrote a hit while studying Sanskrit.
Last week's Groundhog Day Blizzard brought many chances to create art, serve others, or just join in a snowball fight.
January Homepage Features
UChicago's ARTFL Project gives international scholars new insights on complex texts in art, literature, and philosophy.
6to16 builds a web of support for Chicago students, from middle school through college graduation.
Search for dark matter, dark energy, and origins of galaxies leads to Andes Mountains.
Judith Jamison, legend in American modern dance, is keynote speaker for University's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.