Find ‘joy in the making’ no matter the discipline

By Mary Abowd - Photos by Dan Dry, Robert Kozloff and Andrew Nelles

Rainy skies cleared seemingly on cue as members of the University of Chicago community gathered Saturday, June 13, for the University’s 523rd Convocation.

Soft morning light fell upon the nearly 3,000 graduates as they processed across the Main Quadrangle to the wail of bagpipes and occasional cheers rising from the crowd of parents, friends and colleagues.

UChicago Dining: A Good Place To Eat Gluten Free

By Nicola Brown
Photo by Matthew Witt
May 28, 2015

Following a gluten free diet at UChicago has just gotten easier. With the implementation of the new, certified Gluten Free Station at Cathey Dining Commons, students and staff who suffer from Celiac Disease or are otherwise gluten intolerant have a way to ensure they can eat safely. Before this year, they had to be very careful about choosing food in the dining halls and worrying about the possibility of cross contamination.

Yusef Al-Jarani wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

By Mary Abowd
Photos by Robert Kozloff
Originally published on February 11, 2015
February 16, 2015

Fourth-year College student Yusef Al-Jarani has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge beginning in the fall. One of 40 U.S. recipients chosen from a pool of some 800 applicants, Al-Jarani will complete an MPhil in development studies, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.

Leadership at UChicago: Putting Theory into Practice

By Nicola Brown
Photos by Christine Otte
February 5, 2015

It all starts with a question: What does leadership mean to you?

Asked daily at the Center for Leadership and Involvement, a place focused on making sure that students have space to explore their roles as members and leaders of RSOs, it’s a powerful question. Through the Center’s leadership skills programs in the areas of communication, budgeting, and conflict mediation, today’s student leaders are learning to be the world’s future leaders.


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