Features Archive: 2015


December Homepage Features

Undergrads take deep dive with whales

MBL program spans the marine world, from Moby Dick to evolutionary biology
Homepage 12.28.2015

UChicago student views beluga whales in Mystic Aquarium

Yo-Yo Ma, Civic Orchestra connect with South Side

UChicago-CSO collaboration brings Bach to communities
Homepage 12.14.2015

CSO's Yo-Yo Ma at Stony Island Arts Bank

Tracing University’s intellectual history

Graduate students study how departments have shaped thought over 125 years
Homepage 12.07.2015

UChicago's Committee on Social Thought

November Homepage Features

Marshall scholar worked on Ebola front lines

Fourth-year Samuel Boland to pursue graduate research in global public health
Homepage 11.24.2015

UChicago student Samuel Boland

The Renaissance Society’s century of artistic exploration

Since 1915, contemporary art museum has asked: What's next?
Homepage 11.16.2015

Renaissance Society Several Silences

Expanding opportunities for graduate students

Global internship program provides work experience, academic training
Homepage 11.02.2015

Graduate students on UChIcago campus

October Homepage Features

Eckhardt Research Center opens new phase of discovery

New facility enables research from subatomic scale to cosmic structures
Homepage 10.27.2015

UChicago's Eckhardt Research Center

College enhances support for first-generation students

No Barriers program helps students of diverse backgrounds find success
Homepage 10.13.2015

First-generation students at UChicago

September Homepage Features

Pearson Family donates $100 million, creating institute to confront global conflicts

Landmark gift supports Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts
Homepage 09.30.2015

Timothy and Thomas Pearson

UChicago welcomes incoming students

Orientation Week kicks off new adventure for first-years, graduate students
Homepage 09.20.2015

UChicago first-years take their class photo

Historian illuminates UChicago’s 125 years

John W. Boyer book recounts University’s extraordinary challenges and leaders
Homepage 09.14.2015

UChicago campus from 1901

Microscopic animals inspire innovative glass research

New forms of glassy molecules surprise and intrigue engineers
Homepage 09.02.2015

Image of tardigrade or 'water bear'

August Homepage Features

Drones bring new dimension to archaeology

Aerial surveys transform Oriental Institute studies of ancient dwellings, help track looting
Homepage 08.24.2015

Rowan in Jordan

Local youth get tech savvy at Artifice

Graduate students bring technology to neighborhood through nonprofit center
Homepage 08.18.2015


Looking closer at role of microbiome

Jack Gilbert and colleagues study bacteria’s broad influence
Homepage 08.05.2015

Jack Gilbert, from his Outloud lecture poster

July Homepage Features

Law students step into leadership

Pioneering Kapnick program builds teamwork skills
Homepage 07.28.2015

Participants collaborate on the 'spiderweb' task at the retreat. 

Cultural partners infuse youth with arts

UChicago arts leaders collaborate with schools on K-12 arts education program
Homepage 07.21.2015

Booker Vance-Court Theatre

Taking a molecular approach to water scarcity

UChicago, Argonne scientists lead global research initiative with Israel
Homepage 07.13.2015

Part of the Pictured Rocks area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at Miner's Beach

June Homepage Features

Hall of Fame astronaut looks to future of space science

John Grunsfeld, SM’84, PhD’88, recalls how UChicago trained him for NASA
Homepage 06.29.2015

UChicago alum and astronaut John Grunsfeld

Find ‘joy in the making’ no matter the discipline

University of Chicago graduates embark on next journey
Homepage 06.13.2015

Students of the College during their diploma ceremony

Drawing inspiration from the classroom

Quantrell Award winners excel in teaching undergraduates
Homepage 06.01.2015

Matt Briones, associate professor of American History, leads a class of undergrads.

Honoring graduate teachers and mentors

Students learn about life, scholarship from award-winning faculty
Homepage 06.01.2015

Andrew J. Campbell, associate professor mineral physics, cosmochemistry, in his Hinds Lab with grad students Lilly Thomson, left, and Bethany Chidester.

May Homepage Features

Cinemetrics quantifies creativity in film

Online community advances new approach to study of movies
Homepage 05.26.2015

Created in 1878, the strip of images "The Horse in Motion" by Eadweard Muybridge.

Chicago chosen as future home of Obama Presidential Center

Obama Foundation selects city's South Side
Homepage 05.12.2015

Obama family

Technology reveals ancient Egypt’s complex history

Oriental Institute team uses digital tools to capture nuances and share research
Homepage 05.04.2015

An electronic stylus is used to make a “pencil” drawing on a digital image of an ancient Egyptian inscription

April Homepage Features

Arete transforms faculty ideas into action

Research accelerator helps scholars launch interdisciplinary research projects
Homepage 04.20.2015

Arete members discuss a project with Eamon Duede, executive director of the Knowledge Lab

Philip Glass’ musical journey

Renowned composer, AB'56, recounts formative UChicago teenage years in memoir
Homepage 04.13.2015

Composer and UChicago alumnus Philip Glass

Impact of Everyday Mathematics continues to multiply

Trailblazing publication utilizes digital technology to enhance grade school math education
Homepage 04.06.2015

School children using Everyday Mathematics

March Homepage Features

Wendy Freedman’s expanding universe

World-leading astronomer sees a future of discovery with Giant Magellan Telescope
Homepage 03.23.2015

Astronomer Wendy Freedman in the hallway of Kersten Physics Teaching Center.

Urban Labs initiative seeks solutions for world’s urban challenges

$10 million gift from Pritzker Foundation to support search for evidence-based policies
Homepage 03.09.2015

Urban scene in Tokyo, Japan

Dedication of residence hall celebrates alumna’s gift

Community gathers to honor Renee Granville-Grossman, AB’63
Homepage 03.03.2015

Christian Adames, a four-year resident of Crown House, speaks at the dedication of the Granville-Grossman Residential Commons

February Homepage Features

Carrying on Carter G. Woodson’s legacy

UChicago alum’s work led to Black History Month and inspired generations
Homepage 02.17.2015

A portrait of Carter G. Woodson, painted by Doninie R. Carter in 1970, hangs in the hallway at Carter G. Woodson South Elementary School

Justice Kagan describes Court as ‘warm institution’

Visit continues campus tradition of dialogues with Supreme Court members
Homepage 02.09.2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talks with David A. Strauss in the University of Chicago Law School auditorium.

Finding new life in world’s classics

How UChicago translations revived Chinese and Indian texts by looking beyond standard editions
Homepage 02.02.2015

Journey to the West cover

January Homepage Features

Campus celebrates MLK legacy

Day of Service and campus events emphasize dedication to community
Homepage 01.21.2015

Family at Rockefeller Chapel's MLK Celebration

Honoring a devotion to diversity

Diversity Leadership Award recipient Prof. Cathy Cohen calls diversity 'central to the intellectual work we do'
Homepage 01.12.2015

Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green professor of Political Science and chair of the department, in her Pick Hall office,

Mexican murals reveal art’s power

Art historian Claudia Brittenham studies how painting defined ancient culture
Homepage 01.05.2015

Battle Mural from the caves of Cacaxtla, Mexico