The University of Chicago Magazine

New classics

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The Ear Taxi Festival will highlight contemporary classical music in Chicago.

Releases

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The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Introducing UChicagoGRAD

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UChicagoGRAD gives graduate students the skills they need to succeed wherever their careers take them, from the classroom to the boardroom, writes executive vice provost Sian Beilock.

Notes

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Highlights from the latest alumni news columns.

Peripheral vision

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The iconic photographs of Danny Lyon, AB’63, document more than 50 years of social change and life outside the mainstream.

Vote of confidence

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A start­‑up founded by three alumni helps voters think beyond the presidential race.

Damn your meddling ways

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A walk through campus sparks memories of Wayne Booth, AM’47, PhD’50.

Safe harbor

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Poet and retired Navy physician Frederick Foote, AB’80, is helping wounded veterans recover.

His current quest

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John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.

Readers sound off

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Readers debate the lessons of the Great Recession; examine the legacies of Barack Obama and Antonin Scalia; share memories of Kartemquin Films and its founders Gordon Quinn, AB’65, and Gerald Temaner, AB’57; tell us what they know (“not much”); and more.

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