Features Archive: 2009

December Homepage Features

Smart comedy built Second City success

As theater turns 50, co-founder Sahlins recalls how UChicago lessons, audiences built foundation.
Homepage 12.07.2009

Bernie Sahlins with students

September Homepage Features

New dorm deepens community feel on South Campus

The first students only recently arrived at the new South Campus Residence Hall, but the signs of life are everywhere.
Homepage 09.28.2009

south dorm exterior

July Homepage Features

Fulbright fellows learn about themselves and world

From tortilla making in Mexico to drumming in Sri Lanka, international studies spark ideas.
Homepage 07.13.2009


Fans of French novel stage marathon reading

In Les Misérables, students and faculty find echoes of current economic woes.
Homepage 07.06.2009

Benna Kessler reads from the eighth book of Les Misérables, entitled “Les Enchantments et les Desolations,” or “Enchantment and Desolation.”

June Homepage Features

Anthropology comes alive in one-woman show

Recent grad Kit Novotny takes her collection of collectors to the stage.
Homepage 06.29.2009

Recent grad Kit Novotny takes her collection of collectors to the stage.

Doctors make world of difference in Africa

Lessons learned in overseas program could lead to better urban health care.
Homepage 06.22.2009

doctor works in hospital

Fourth-year student takes balloon art to a higher level

University-funded art project integrates light, science, and hundreds of balloons.
Homepage 06.15.2009

Willy Chyr

How Iraqi ‘cradle of civilization’ was robbed

Lawrence Rothfield performs inquest into the 2003 looting of museum antiquities.
Homepage 06.08.2009

Larry Rothfield

May Homepage Features

Scholars work to make Defender collection public

University helps a great Chicago family make a great gift to the city.
Homepage 05.27.2009

Defender collection

Faculty, students share scholarly spotlight

On the cusp of independent careers, graduate students and postdocs team up with veteran scholars on the cutting edge.
Homepage 05.18.2009

Jean Greenberg, associate professor of molecular genetics and cell biology, and Ho Won Jung, post-doctoral scholar in molecular genetics and cell biology at the University of Chicago, examine plants used in an experiment that discovered crucial steps in

Anthropologist uncovers New Orleans’ early settlers

Professor Shannon Dawdy and her students dig deep into Crescent City's roots.
Homepage 05.11.2009

Professor Shannon Dawdy

Astronaut takes Hubble basketball globetrotting

Century-old relic to be passed around on telescope repair mission.
Homepage 05.04.2009

John Grunsfeld's space walk

April Homepage Features

Pop star puts campus singers in limelight

Voices in Your Head records Ben Folds' song; now he's returning the favor.
Homepage 04.27.2009

Voices in Your Head

Coursework inspires ice cream innovation, Chicago Booth alumni

Alums mix Booth training with science to create cutting-edge confections.
Homepage 04.20.2009


Political blog spotlights America in Paris

Harcourt enlightens French on election, President Obama's first 100 days.
Homepage 04.13.2009

Bernard Harcourt

Urinetown: From Chicago to Broadway and back

The hit musical has its roots at the University, creators tell students.
Homepage 04.06.2009

Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

March Homepage Features

Class probes nexus of science and policy, Harris School of Public Policy

Harris School challenges students to think critically across disciplines.
Homepage 03.30.2009

Edward "Rocky" Kolb

Another 48 hours: Filmmaking in a flash

A behind-the-scenes look at a two-day festival that tests students' creativity and endurance.
Homepage 03.23.2009

Emily Riemer

Women’s changing roles at the University

Exhibition illustrates history through photos, documents, and alumnae's own words.
Homepage 03.16.2009

Mary Calvert, Astronomy Assistant, 1900

Alitto witnesses China’s rise first-hand

As translator, scholar, and trusted expert, Associate Professor in History develops unique perspective.
Homepage 03.09.2009

guy alitto

Undergrads organize mammoth Model UN

Crises are staged, but the leadership is real at a conference for 2,000 high school delegates from around the world.
Homepage 03.02.2009

Model UN paperwork

February Homepage Features

Eyeing the universe through Einstein’s telescope

Cosmologist Evalyn Gates introduces readers to dark mysteries of universe.
Homepage 02.23.2009

The gravity of galaxy cluster Abell 2218 bends and focuses the light from galaxies that lay behind it in this Hubble Space Telescope image. The effect distorts multiple images of the background galaxies into long, faint arcs. Credit and Copyright: NASA, A

Scholars tackle abusive Internet gossip

Law School conference examines free speech and its limits on the Web.
Homepage 02.16.2009

silhouette of person sitting in front of computer

Alums take SSA training back to schools

Internships lead to full-time public school posts, where grads teach a new group of interns.
Homepage 02.09.2009

Andy Brake, SSA ’08, helps students

Folk festival rooted in family traditions

Many performers at this year's musical feast got their start at a parent's knee.
Homepage 02.02.2009

Festival attendees jam at Ida Noyes Hall during the 2008 University of Chicago Folk Festival

January Homepage Features

What will Nate Silver do next?

It hasn't been easy predicting the future of the statistician-turned-media sensation.
Homepage 01.26.2009

UChicago alumus Nate Silver

How UChicago became a hub for black intellectuals

Scholars who got a rare chance here became leaders across the nation
Homepage 01.19.2009

Sun rises on Kuvia’s silver anniversary

University's 25th winter festival promises calisthenics and a bit of craziness.
Homepage 01.12.2009

kuvia sunset

Colorful Chicagoan lost and found

Professor's book brings beloved Jazz Age magazine back to life.
Homepage 01.05.2009

Neil Harris