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University of Chicago chemist Mark Levin named 2021 Packard Fellow

University of Chicago chemist Mark Levin has received a 2021 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Levin is one of 20 early-career scientists...

A place of distinction’: Revisiting the history of presidential inaugurations at UChicago

When Edward H. Levi delivered his inaugural address as the eighth president of the University of Chicago, he began his speech at...

Investigative journalist John Carreyrou to speak at Purdue

John Carreyrou, the reporter who extensively covered the news scandal involving Theranos and its founder/CEO Elizabeth Holmes, will speak in a 5...

Newborns impacted by moms’ lack of health literacy

Healthy mom, healthy baby.  The concept sounds simple enough but a recent Northwestern Medicine study found the level of health literacy...

From the Forbidden City to UChicago, art historian searches for ‘a human perspective’

When Prof. Wu Hung lived in the Forbidden City as a young scholar in the 1970s, he felt the constant presence of...

IMMERSED IN RESEARCH

From studying a mutation related to the spread of colorectal cancer, to identifying biomarkers that might predict the outcome in cases of...

OPINION

Which animals can catch the coronavirus?

On Oct. 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories announced confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19...

Studying abroad in 2021, the restart of the “diversified” era

"Starting from Beijing, after a month of long visa waiting, crowded check-in, flying, transfer, and entry, I finally arrived in Boston." This...

What has been the impact of the Washington Football Team’s name change?

Editor’s note: A year after the Washington, D.C., NFL football team retired its controversial Redskins name in July 2020, the team announced...

CULTURE

ACT MONTHLY PUBLICATION, OCTOBER 2021

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 160, OCTOBER 2021

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ACT COLUMN

"Starting from Beijing, after a month of long visa waiting, crowded check-in, flying, transfer, and entry, I finally arrived in Boston." This...

NEWS

VOA: Shiite Mosque Blast Kills Dozens in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque Friday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and wounding...

VOA: Iraqis Elections Democratic Test or Political Theater?

At a cafe in the Iraqi capital, 19-year-old Hamad shows pictures of his time protesting in 2019, in what some called the...

VOA: Analysts: Thaw in Sino-US Trade Dispute Would Lift World Supply Chains, Dent Southeast Asia

A thaw in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, as hinted in Washington this past week, would help restore global supply chains but thin...

NPR: Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to Native Americans

This year marks the first time a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day.

TRAVEL

The White House on Friday said it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, ending historic...

WORK LIFE

People lick their fingers, touch money and hand it to you. They take money out of bras or hand you bills soaking wet...

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Which animals can catch the coronavirus?

On Oct. 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories announced confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19...

REUTERS: U.S. to lift curbs from Nov. 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers – White House

The White House on Friday said it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, ending historic...

VOA: US Donates 9.6 Million Additional COVID Vaccine Doses to Pakistan

The United States announced Friday an additional 9.6 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are being shipped to Pakistan through the global...

VOA: Shiite Mosque Blast Kills Dozens in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque Friday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and wounding...

NPR: China is sending a female astronaut for a 6-month stay on its new space station

China's Tiangong space station will soon have its first female astronaut as a trio of spacefarers is set to blast off for...

NPR: The federal government pledges $100 million to address health care worker shortages

As health care workers face increased pandemic burnout, some states — particularly in underserved areas — have had challenges retaining existing staff and...

University of Chicago chemist Mark Levin named 2021 Packard Fellow

University of Chicago chemist Mark Levin has received a 2021 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Levin is one of 20 early-career scientists...

A place of distinction’: Revisiting the history of presidential inaugurations at UChicago

When Edward H. Levi delivered his inaugural address as the eighth president of the University of Chicago, he began his speech at...

Staging a threatening encounter at a blackbird nest

HERON COUNTY PARK, Ill. – It’s early morning, about 6 a.m. A light fog has settled over the marsh. I park my...