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The cover: People have seen unidentified flying objects in all sorts of everyday phenomena. (Illustration by Gerard Dubois)
Nadrian Seeman, SB'66, uses DNA not to study biology but as a building block for nano-tiny structures.Librodome
... Reg Egg, Igloo: As quickly as students have dreamed up pet names for Mansueto, they've adopted the futuristic library as their own.Bright passage
For one alumna, Mansueto's opening recalls the change in Russian libraries since the Glasnost days.Lost & found
Alzheimer's has erased the stories behind Lou Fourcher's (PhD'71) images, but his photographs of a demolished West Side neighborhood have stirred memories in former residents.Science? Fiction?
For 41 years Stanton Friedman, SB'55, SM'56, has traveled the world with a simple message: UFOs are real.
Editor's NotesBibbidi bobbidi boo
The Magazine's Cinderella story.
LettersReaders sound off
Alumni and friends write on climate change, breast-feeding, and last issue's letters about immigration.
On the AgendaComplexity, change, and educational challenges
President Robert J. Zimmer: The University makes some departures rooted in its enduring values.
Course WorkCounter culture
Amid a gathering storm, students grapple with 1960s turbulence.
Marketplace of IdeasNuclear future
Where's the profit motive to keep nuclear power plants safe?
Alumni EssayPicture the possibilities
Before her daughter arrived, a baby photo from the orphanage was the only thing the author had.
Lite of the MindCovering the campus
What would a UChicago-themed New Yorker look like?
UChicago JournalArt house
Philip Schiller, AB'55, built one of the country's most comprehensive collections.Booth school
Volunteer projectionists at Doc Films try to keep an old technology from flickering out.Faculty Research: Citations
Undocumented college graduates, growing limbs from fish DNA, the American flag's effect on votes, and alcohol's stress content.Interview: Coffee science
Cell biologist Stephanie Levi's Night Labs series makes science accessible.Culture wares
Theaster Gates hopes to transform a neighborhood through art.Fig. 1: Decision time
How the sense of connection to a "future self" affects consumer choices.For the Record: University news
A Becker-Friedman merger, new campus dining options, and developments in the 53rd Street development.William Rainey Harper's Index: Student e-mail list members
Are there more Federalists, Objectivists, or zombie fighters?Healing vessel
Amy Lehman envisions treating patients from isolated African villages aboard a hospital boat.On the up and up
Economist Bruce Meyer studies the myth of the middle-class squeeze.Original Source: Fighting fair
A look back at a more civil discourse, on a University-broadcast radio forerunner to Sunday morning talk shows.Shards unseen
Archaeologist Hannah Chazin searches for late Bronze Age artifacts in Armenia.Smart trains
Japan's claustrophobic commuter rail system operates with human and technological precision.Triple transplant
In a rare procedure, UChicago doctors give a patient a new heart, liver, and kidney.
May 31–June 3, 2012
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