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Last Friday, four College third-years, all finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarships, were invited to Harper to pose for publicity photos—or so they thought. The finalists didn’t yet know that they had already been selected for the honor. Dean Boyer broke the big news, and their reactions were captured on video!

Congratulations to Yusef Al-Jarani, Ava Benezra, Andrea Haidar, and Erin Simpson! http://bit.ly/1ncvjF0

Video and text via the UChicago News Office

Dude.

Thursday, April 10th through Saturday, April 19th will all have dates that read the same forwards as they do backwards (4 / 1x / 14), making this week a solid block of perfectly palindromic days. New life goal: live life moving forward from now until noon on Friday, and then reverse it until midnight on Sunday!

elly908:

Keith Haring murals at Rush Hospital, Chicago.

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Strapping young UChicago athletes in Bartlett, 1939

Sunset at Rockefeller Chapel (Photograph by Gordon Lew, ‘15) 

Sunset at Rockefeller Chapel (Photograph by Gordon Lew, ‘15) 

uchicagomag:

April in Hyde Park

Flower buds peppering the ground, snow dusting the bikes.

Sigh.

(Photography by Elizabeth Station)

calumet412:

Looking south on N Michigan Ave, 1953, Chicago.

#Chicago

calumet412:

Looking south on N Michigan Ave, 1953, Chicago.

#Chicago

Do you offer any physics based programs? Preferably those relating to astrophysics?

Indeed, we do offer physics based programs! Graduating with a degree in physics requires classes in introductory and advanced physics, mathematics courses, as well as physics electives that will allow you to pursue specific interests. We also offer a degree program in physics with specialization in astrophysics!

Sound cool? Then you should check out this link courtesy of the UChicago Physics Department:

http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/physics/#degreeprograminphysicswithspecializationinastrophysics

Want to major in another field of study but also do a minor in physics? You can! The UChicago Core emphasizes a strong liberal arts education, meaning you can decide to pursue physics without forgoing discussions on Hamlet’s inner turmoil or Marx’s commodity fetishism.

Best part of my experience? Late nights with friends that turn into early mornings at Valois.
Orly F., Class of 2015
57th St. Books

imagePhoto courtesy of http://semcoop.com/57th-street-books

How are these three things related?

1) Walt Whitman in Harper Memorial library

2) Elegiac Poetry class (offered this quarter!)

3) Paul Carroll A.M. 1952

^ Here, at UChicago, we love us some poetry. 57th St. Books (located between Kimbark and Woodlawn) has an impressive selection of poetry this month. Go check it out!

Bowie? 

Bowie? 

nelleegavin:

tunnel of lights.

#chicago

nelleegavin:

tunnel of lights.

#chicago

uicspecialcollections:

In the Chicago area? Check out this multi-venue exhibit at the University of Chicago about anatomy in art. One of the venues is U of C’s Special Collections!

Frodo Baggins risked his life in Mordor, Sherlock Holmes continues to fight his nemesis, Moriarty; and Harry Potter struggled from birth against the evil Voldemort. So what exactly makes these “mor”bid monikers so monstrous? Slate explores the linguistic origins behind the common de-name-inator of literature’s vilest villains.