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Life of the...Brain?

Third-year Neuroscience and Philosophy major Nora Bradford reaches into the memory well to reflect on her childhood dream of being a neuroscientist, discovering the neuroscience major at UChicago, and–from classes she's taken to connecting with professors and having access to a litany of research opportunities–all that she's encountered so far within the major. Read more...

The Women's Athletic Association

Cecile Kurman-Browning, a varsity swimmer at UChicago, writes about her involvement with the Woman's Athletic Association, a group of UChicago female varsity athletes whose goal is to unite UChicago athletes and promote varsity athletic events to the general student body. Read more...

Tutoring through STARS

Fourth-year student Kaitlin P. writes about her involvement with Students Teaching at Ray School (STARS), a group that matches UChicago students with ESL students at Ray School in an effort to foster long-term tutoring and relationship building. Read more...

Bringing Latin Back to Life in Rome

Cecile Kurman-Browning writes about her experience studying Latin with the Paideia Institute in Rome, which included wandering through museums, visiting ancient sites, and speaking Latin with other students, as part of a five-week study abroad program that UChicago offers during the summer. Read more...

Three Weeks by the Sea

Third-year student Nora Bradford shares stories from her time taking summer classes at the Marine Biology Laboratory, a world-renowned research facility in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with whom UChicago has had an affiliation since 2013. Read more...

Onward and Upward: The Search for Research

Second-year student Kate Fuell reflects on her search for research opportunities at UChicago while a first year, and how this search led to her working for the Thirty Million Years Initiative, a lab within the UChicago hospital that seeks to end the literacy deficiency present in young children who are born into poverty. Read more...

Clubs at UChicago: Part I

A message from UChicago that discusses Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus, lists a few examples, and provides some resources UChicago students can use to find more about available RSOs. Read more...