Survival and Diversity on Tatoosh Island

University of Chicago ecologists Cathy Pfister and J. Timothy Wootton journey to a remote island in the Pacific Northwest to examine causes and effects of species extinction. Copyright 2005 The University of Chicago.

Designing Intelligence: Language Acquisition as a Model for Teaching Computers to Learn

By researching how children learn language, computer science professor Partha Niyogi seeks to unlock the secret to programming truly 'intelligent' machines. Copyright 2005 The University of Chicago.

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey R. Stone discusses his recent book, which recounts our nation's long history of limiting free speech and civil liberties in times of crisis. Copyright 2004 The University of Chicago.

The Greatest Speech of the Century: FDR's Second Bill of Rights

Law professor Cass R. Sunstein talks about his book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and brings back from obscurity an important speech: FDR's State of the Union Address of 1944, in which he articulates the idea that human beings have inherent economic an...

The Science of RIA: ATLAS, Hulk and Brute Force Physics

The Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) will be the world's most powerful research accelerator dedicated to producing and exploring new rare isotopes that cannot be found on earth. Tour the ATLAS facility and see why The University of Chicago and Argonne Na...

The Biology of B-Movie Monsters

Enter the strange laboratory of Dr. LaBarbera, where Raquel Welch meets Brownian motion and terminal velocity turns Kong's fatal fall into a really big splash. Copyright 2003 The University of Chicago.

A Reading in conjunction with the Around Zukofsky Conference

Born in 1941, Robert Hass is a native Californian whose poetry is well known for its West Coast subjects and attitude. Hass received his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1971) in English at Stanford University and began teaching literature and writing at the St...

Michael Fried Reading

Michael Fried is James R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University. One of the most distinguished art historians of the 20th century, Dr. Fried is the author of books about 18th and 19th Century painting and literature, a ...

Ronald Coase: Centennial Coase Lecture

The 17th annual Coase Lecture, presented by Ronald Coase on April 1, 2003.