Features Archive: 2016


December Homepage Features

2016: A year in review

Highlights include Olympic swimmer, discovery of gravitational waves, $100 million for Odyssey, opening of Campus North
Homepage 12.20.2016

2016 year in review photo

Law scholar leads charge for equal justice

Craig Futterman reflects on progress in police reform following public outrage
Homepage 12.06.2016

Prof. Craig Futterman

November Homepage Features

UChicago to open Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

$30 million grant from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust supports scholarship, social impact
Homepage 11.20.2016

Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

Rhodes scholar to explore international politics and law

Joshua Pickar will pursue interdisciplinary solutions to global problems during studies at Oxford
Homepage 11.20.2016

UChicago Law School student Joshua Pickar

Guaranteed internships jump-start careers

Odyssey scholarships provide paid work experience after first year
Homepage 11.08.2016



October Homepage Features

Alumni help take guesswork out of voting

BallotReady provides online research on local and national candidates
Homepage 10.25.2016

Election voters in booth

Meet the Class of 2020

Diverse group of first-year students includes star athlete, nonprofit founder, poet
Homepage 10.11.2016

UChicago students on Quad

Chicago composers drive Ear Taxi Festival

Prof. Augusta Read Thomas celebrates city’s new music scene with ambitious series
Homepage 10.03.2016

UChicago Prof. Augusta Read Thomas

September Homepage Features

Examining the importance of free expression

Prof. Geoffrey Stone offers firm defense of free speech in Aims of Education address
Homepage 09.23.2016

Prof. Geoffrey Stone delivers Aims of Education address

New students join UChicago community

Class of 2020, grad students begin Orientation Week activities
Homepage 09.17.2016

First-year students take their Class of 2020 group picture

Campus North Residential Commons

Studio Gang-designed facility creates new campus gateway
Homepage 09.12.2016

Campus North Residential Commons at night

August Homepage Features

Olympian makes splash in Haiti

Fresh from Rio, Naomy Grand’Pierre inspires national interest in swimming
Homepage 08.31.2016

UChicago swimmer Naomy Grand'Pierre

Egyptologist uncovers ancient puzzle

Technology reunites Roman portrait and bust separated by centuries and continents
Homepage 08.16.2016

Antinous statue

Higgs discovery raises new questions

Bump in collider data: a siren song or new particle?
Homepage 08.01.2016

Large Hadron Collider promo

July Homepage Features

Engineering new technology at the molecular level

Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility attracts academic, industrial researchers
Homepage 07.11.2016



June Homepage Features

Swimmer chases Olympic dreams

First-year earns chance to represent Haiti in Summer Games
Homepage 06.28.2016


Graduates reflect on ‘time of mind’

Campus celebrates ideas and achievements at Convocation
Homepage 06.11.2016

University of Chicago Convocation

May Homepage Features

Student experiences inspire scholars

Quantrell winners reflect on paths to research, classroom
Homepage 05.31.2016

Undergraduate class at UChicago

Connecting with graduate students

Faculty honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring
Homepage 05.31.2016

UChicago graduate students in Prof. Heinrich Jaeger's class

Alumni turn lens on social issues

Critically acclaimed Kartemquin Films seeks 'democracy through documentary'
Homepage 05.23.2016

Kartemquin Films' Jerry Blumenthal and Gordon Quinn

Preserving Persia’s glorious past

Persepolis exhibition showcases Oriental Institute's ongoing work on ancient Iran
Homepage 05.16.2016


Energy research makes long-term impact

EPIC's Michael Greenstone examines human, economic costs of pollution, climate change
Homepage 05.09.2016

Prof. MIchael Greenstone

The stories behind Daniel Clowes’ art

Library exhibition traces legendary cartoonist's creative 'trial and error'
Homepage 05.02.2016

Death Ray Art

April Homepage Features

Law scholar’s smart take on comedy

Prof. Randy Picker and UChicago troupe return improv to Hyde Park roots
Homepage 04.25.2016

The Hutchins Plan performs improv at the Revival theater in Hyde Park

Experiment probes nature of space and time

Scientists listen for 'holographic noise' at the universe's smallest scale
Homepage 04.18.2016

Holometer device

President Obama returns to the Law School

Conversation with students, faculty centers on Supreme Court
Homepage 04.08.2016

Prof. David Strauss and President Obama at the Law School

Scientists plumb icy eruptions on Saturn’s moon

Computer model explains forces behind geysers on Enceladus
Homepage 04.01.2016

Saturn's icy moon

March Homepage Features

Alumnus Philip Glass returns to UChicago

Freedom to explore at UChicago set composer on lifelong path of musical discovery
Homepage 03.21.2016


University launches Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

$35 million gift from alumni Joe and Rika Mansueto supports urban scholarship and education
Homepage 03.09.2016

City of Chicago skyline

February Homepage Features

Dunham turned anthropology into artistry

Field work in Caribbean inspired pioneering dance career of Katherine Dunham, PhB'36
Homepage 02.29.2016


$100 million initiative enhances commitment to lower-income students

Gift from Harriet Heyman, AM’72, and Sir Michael Moritz supports Odyssey program, college prep
Homepage 02.16.2016

UChicago Odyssey students gather in the North Reading Room of the Cathey Learning Center in Harper Memorial Library.

Scientists find ripples in fabric of spacetime

UChicago physicists say discovery of gravitational waves opens new universe of possibilities
Homepage 02.11.2016

Black holes colliding

‘Incredible’ caucus trip caps Iowa Project

Students experience campaigns up close through Institute of Politics
Homepage 02.08.2016

UChicago students in front of Iowa Capitol

Deepening math education in Africa

Partnership benefits African scientists and UChicago teachers
Homepage 02.01.2016

Students at AIMS

January Homepage Features

South Pole’s next generation of discovery

UChicago, Argonne, and Fermilab collaborate on telescope's new ultra-sensitive camera
Homepage 01.26.2016

South Pole Telescope at dawn.

Community celebrates MLK’s ‘artistic genius’

Speakers appeal to youth to keep King's dream alive
Homepage 01.18.2016

Members of the Chicago Children's Choir perform during the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Preparing Chicago’s emerging leaders

Civic Leadership Academy makes an impact for city’s future
Homepage 01.11.2016

CLA fellows on Constitutional Hill