Features Archive: 2014

April Homepage Features

Four Truman Scholars make history

Surprise reception honors elated winners with public service aspirations
Homepage 04.16.2014

From left UChicago's Harry S. Truman Scholarship winners: Yusef Al-Jarani; Ava Benezra; Andrea Haidar; and Erin Simpson in Cathey Learning Center of the Harper Memorial Library.

‘Your Inner Fish’ takes to the screen

Prof. Neil Shubin explains adventure of evolution to audience of millions
Homepage 04.07.2014

Neil Shubin feeds a squirrel monkey on his shoulder at the Monkey Jungle in Miami, Florida. Shubin is host of YOUR INNER FISH, which premieres on PBS April 9, 2014, at 10 PM (check local listings).

March Homepage Features

UChicago celebrates opening of Center in Delhi

U.S. ambassador joins ribbon-cutting, highlighting weekend of scholarship and ceremony
Homepage 03.26.2014

Raghuram Rajan leads a Presidential Forum at the Taj Palace Hotel, as the University of Chicago Center in Delhi opens this weekend.

Astrophysicists target mystery of powerful particles

Prof. Angela Olinto continues UChicago leadership in cosmic ray research with space station telescope
Homepage 03.18.2014

This is the most detailed image of particle jets erupting from a supermassive black hole in the nearby galaxy of Centaurus A

Preserving Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

Oriental Institute works with National Museum of Afghanistan to catalog priceless artifacts
Homepage 03.10.2014

Damaged relics at Afghan National Museum

Student earns national mathematics award

Sarah Peluse embraces UChicago math tradition of mentoring, friendships, and excellence
Homepage 03.03.2014

Sarah Peluse, a UChicago mathematics student at work in Eckhart Hall.

February Homepage Features

$25 million grant to support Laboratory Schools arts hall

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas honor iconic African American artist Gordon Parks
Homepage 02.26.2014

Lab School

Crime Lab makes impact for Chicago youth

New $1 million MacArthur award supports evidence-based efforts to reduce violence
Homepage 02.20.2014

Match tutor Miriam Kamya works with a student at Edwin G. Foreman High School in Chicago.

‘Envisioning China’ highlights sweeping influence of Chinese opera

Traditional, contemporary arts and culture of China represented in five-month festival
Homepage 02.10.2014

Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), Mask Designs for Court Opera Characters, ca. 1746–95, Album leaves, ink, and color on paper. © The Field Museum, Photographer John Weinstein.

Press thrives on scholarly collaboration

Nation’s largest university press brings Chicago ideas to the world
Homepage 02.03.2014

UChicago Press book titles

January Homepage Features

NBA welcomes Law alum as commissioner

Adam Silver, JD'88, whose tenure begins Feb. 1, hailed as 'one of the great guys in sports'
Homepage 01.27.2014

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the crowd at the conclusion of the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark, New Jersey

MLK legacy guides today’s leaders

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick discusses MLK on love and public policy
Homepage 01.13.2014

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a South Side native, delivers the keynote address at the University of Chicago’s Martin Luther King Celebration in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Student chronicles Iraq’s intellectual crisis

Second-year Matthew Schweitzer studies how violence ushered in decline of country’s universities
Homepage 01.06.2014

Second year student Matthew Schweitzer shown by reliefs of Assyrian artwork at the Oriental Institute.