Features Archive: 2017


November Homepage Features

A witness to atomic history

Ted Petry recounts world’s first nuclear reaction at UChicago, 75 years later
Homepage 11.13.2017

Chicago Pile-1 worker Ted Petry at the UChicago site of the first chain reaction

$125 million gift to support economic scholarship

Second-largest gift in UChicago history will bring Ken Griffin’s total giving to nearly $150 million
Homepage 11.01.2017

Ken Griffin

October Homepage Features

How to live after death in ancient Egypt

Book of the Dead exhibit at Oriental Institute showcases ancient beliefs, rituals
Homepage 10.30.2017


Race to the first nuclear chain reaction

Scientists’ writings reveal fears, fateful decisions behind 1942 experiment
Homepage 10.23.2017


Logan Center emerges as cultural magnet

Celebrating five years as arts hub for University, South Side communities
Homepage 10.17.2017


Prof. Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize

Chicago Booth scholar honored 'for his contributions to behavioural economics'
Homepage 10.09.2017




September Homepage Features

Getting to know the Class of 2021

First-year students pursue diverse interests with high ambitions
Homepage 09.26.2017

Class of 2021 students

UChicago community welcomes incoming students

First-years kick off Orientation Week activities
Homepage 09.16.2017

New students at Hull Gate

Cultivating a campus botanic garden

Landscape architect recalls University's dramatic transformation
Homepage 09.07.2017

Main Quadrangle during summer

August Homepage Features

Exploring Native American law

Students clerk for Hopi appellate court as part of Law School program
Homepage 08.24.2017

Road to Hopi reservation-small

Eclipse reflects sun’s historic power

Scholars discuss phenomenon's significance in science, culture, religion
Homepage 08.15.2017



July Homepage Features

Paleoanthropologist explores roots of evolution

Prof. Zeray Alemseged blends high-tech imaging, field research in landmark discovery
Homepage 07.28.2017

UChicago paleoanthropologist 
Zeray Alemseged

Alumna examines Japanese immigrant experience

In poetry and prose, Mitsuye Yamada, AM'53, illustrates ‘struggles of the past’
Homepage 07.12.2017

Mitsuye Yamada with family

June Homepage Features

2017 Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards

Faculty honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring students
Homepage 06.26.2017

UChicago teaching awards

Graduates encouraged to ‘embrace the unknown’

Convocation ceremonies cap UChicago weekend of celebration
Homepage 06.10.2017

UChicago students at Convocation

May Homepage Features

NASA names solar mission after UChicago physicist

Parker Solar Probe honors Prof. Eugene Parker for his solar wind discovery
Homepage 05.31.2017

Solar space probe

$100 million gift creates Duchossois Family Institute

Initiative combines genetics, immunology and microbiome to create 'new science of wellness'
Homepage 05.24.2017

Duchossois Family Foundation

Celebrating a decade of Odyssey impact

Alumni, students talk about how scholarship program changed their lives
Homepage 05.16.2017

Odyssey promo image

Behind the life and work of Saul Bellow

Library archive provides personal look at Nobel-winning UChicago novelist
Homepage 05.01.2017

Saul Bellow SH

April Homepage Features

Cancer research on a global scale

Prof. Funmi Olopade hopes to reduce health disparities worldwide
Homepage 04.18.2017

UChicago Prof. Funmi Olopade

Undergrads achieve levitation breakthrough

Lint, innovation and luck spark one-of-a-kind physics research
Homepage 04.04.2017

Levitation chamber

March Homepage Features

Experimenting with song

Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Assoc. Prof. Steven Rings collaborate on Gray Center course
Homepage 03.21.2017

Wilco small image

Scientists unlock microbiome’s secrets

Collaborations produce unexpected research on role of bacteria in disease
Homepage 03.07.2017

Microbiome main image-SH

February Homepage Features

Rajan returns to UChicago

Chicago Booth economist looks ahead after leading India’s central bank
Homepage 02.20.2017

UChicago Prof. Raghuram Rajan

Irish novelist channels Henry James

John Banville writes sequel to Portrait of a Lady while teaching class in Social Thought
Homepage 02.09.2017

John Banville

January Homepage Features

Concrete car sparks dialogue on public art

Three new exhibitions examine meaning of Wolf Vostell’s iconic sculpture
Homepage 01.26.2017

Concrete Traffic

Selwyn Rogers to head adult trauma center

Widely respected surgeon will lead UChicago Medicine initiative to expand care on South Side
Homepage 01.11.2017

Dr. Selwyn Rogers

Divinity School tradition feeds mind and body

For decades, campus community unites around weekly lunch and academic presentation
Homepage 01.04.2017

Divinity School students prepare lunch