Author Archive for Sarah Pickering

Uncommon applicants

Last Saturday, the University of Chicago’s Uncommon Fund committee saw presentations on fifteen proposals that have made it to the final round of projects. This Friday, the committee will decide which of these proposals will receive a portion of the…

Faith painting

The art of icon writing is one that traverses many cultures. From Buddhism, to Orthodox Christianity, to Islam, the practice is as widespread as religion itself. Katherine de Shazer teaches a weekend class on this historical art form in the…