In 1956, two new PhDs drove a Land Rover from Austria to India to begin the research that would be their life’s work. Notes from their journey.
Isaac Tobin’s designs for University of Chicago Press books provoke readers to take a deeper look.
Exploring the attributes of low light, an architect and a physicist try to cultivate a dim awareness.
The road to safe, reliable bioweapon vaccines for children is fraught with ethical peril. On campus last fall, experts began to plot it out. Plus—The Soul of Medicine: For ethicist and doctor Daniel Sulmasy, medical progress is about more than the body.
Benjamin Elijah Mays, AM’25, PhD’35, was the conscience of the civil rights movement.
Sometimes it’s as much about the journey as the destination.
Alumni and friends weigh in on tolerance, sweatshirts won and lost, executive power, application numbers, the end of Pierce Hall, and more.
On the Agenda
In challenging economic times, the University invested in its future and achieved historic milestones.
What's in a keyword? Mark Athitakis, AB’95, turns a critical eye on how the Library of Congress and the New Yorker classify fiction.
Co-op admirers commemorate its move with a parade honoring the literary labors they love.
Behind the scenes at La Petite Folie restaurant, faculty members apprentice themselves.
The OI’s Demotic Dictionary illuminates life and language in ancient Egypt.
An unlikely NBA executive, Mike Zarren, AB’99, brings a Moneyball sensibility to the Boston Celtics.
A new University program helps Chicago high school students navigate obstacles to college.
Two alumni study Asian-Jewish intermarriages like their own.
A women’s studies professor finds glitter, grace, and rigid gender roles out on the ice.
A $120 million award fuels a new Argonne institute to advance energy-storage technology.
Sociologist Michael Bennett, AM'72, PhD'88, invests his time in urban development.
Running the numbers on UChicago’s most celebrated statistician.
Partisan beliefs shape perceptions of reality.
A window into a hidden, underground culture.
A gift revs UChicago’s entrepreneurial engine, the Renaissance Society names its first new director in 40 years, and a new dorm will rise after Pierce meets its demise.
Researchers test our hard-wiring for morality and justice, discover how chemical signals from cells spread ovarian cancer, detect dim stars that shed light on dark energy, and prove that it’s not the thought that counts.
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Lite of the Mind
Off-Off Campus put the poster in preposterous.