Features Archive: 2012
December Homepage Features
Scholars visiting the Center in Beijing cultivate collaborations in fields from Jewish studies to music theory
Unifying rituals in College’s 38 houses range from broomball to polar bear plunges
Legacy of 1942 breakthrough on campus includes advances in many fields
November Homepage Features
Energy Department awards $120 million to Argonne-led team for energy storage innovation
College alumnus looks beyond politics to a science of prediction
University expands creative efforts to foster entrepreneurial careers
Three esteemed UChicago composers describe the work and wonder of inspiration
October Homepage Features
Major new initiative for students from Chicago includes no-loan pledge, admissions academy
New Institute for Molecular Engineering charts future with eminent founding faculty members.
Cathy Cohen’s research on black youth finds an easing of the “digital divide.”
Logan Launch Festival showcases innovative facility as a citywide arts hub.
September Homepage Features
With accomplished students from 40 nations, members of incoming class look to pursue diverse interests.
Neubauer Collegium, supported by $26.5 million gift, to promote collaboration on big questions.
Kavli Institute directs national collaboration on deepest questions of dark energy, dark matter, and cosmic inflation.
Research brings practical lessons on how children learn math and spatial concepts.
In true Chicago fashion, authors of Climate Change Justice invited their best critics to the Law School.
UChicago scientists helped lead the search for the crucial particle. After the LHC’s discovery, what’s next?
August Homepage Features
Research confirms College belief: Even one helpful talk with a professor can create profound change.
UChicago scholars and library curators lead effort to share preservation expertise with counterparts in China.
Charter school’s remarkable success began with what Marvin Hoffman learned in founding the school’s first campus.
For nearly a century, UChicago scientists have explored sleep and sleeplessness, discovering links to chronic disease.
July Homepage Features
Legendary cartoonists join scholars to explore young field of study.
Applicants take on tradition of unusual essay questions created by current students and alumni.
Jessica Stockholder takes on her biggest canvas yet, a public art project that captures city-dwellers’ imagination.
Three veterans trade military service for graduate studies in the humanities.
June Homepage Features
Exoneration Project engages law students in vital cases, representing prisoners convicted on flawed evidence.
Renaissance scholar Armando Maggi calls for a new kind of happily ever after.
Through awards for teaching at all levels, UChicago shows commitment to recognizing and developing teaching excellence.
May Homepage Features
After leading computing competitions with flair, fourth-year looks to new challenges at Google
Growing from College group to national network, Moneythink helps urban high school students manage finances and pursue d
Production inspires creative connections among UChicago scholars, Court Theatre, playwright Tony Kushner.
John List leads new field with studies ranging from educational incentives to the origins of discrimination.
April Homepage Features
Creative exhibition, Feast, hosts artists who serve up food, drink, and contemplation.
With a new book on China’s economy, Nobel laureate maintains flair for unconventional ideas.
Students use economic and environmental expertise to help Chicago restaurants go green.
Pioneers such as John Rogers Sr., JD’48, found stateside success after leading World War II squadron.
UChicago’s widely admired system gives senior faculty members leading roles in residence halls.
March Homepage Features
‘Preview period’ for landmark arts center starts this week, with more than 40 events in coming months.
Inspired by a democratic approach to higher learning, alumni empower new audiences with innovative courses.
UChicago scientists find untapped potential in the “microbiome” of bacteria inside the human body.
February Homepage Features
A multi-talented leader on the undefeated women’s basketball team, Simpson aspires to become a surgeon.
Back at the Law School where he once taught, Justice Scalia argues for the value of originalism.
Scholarly connections aid adaptation of former UChicago professor Ralph Ellison’s landmark novel.
January Homepage Features
Often-cited Supreme Court Review builds on storied history with editors Geoffrey Stone, Dennis Hutchinson, and David Strauss.
Alumnus David Axelrod, AB’76, to lead programs intended to harness students’ passion for careers in public service.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave three “glorious” speeches on campus between 1956 and 1966.
New faculty members and innovative research promote healthy families.