The University of Chicago Magazine

Cities, decoded

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A $35 million gift from two College alumni supports a new hub for urban research.  

Faculty research

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Misconduct in the financial advising industry goes unpunished; hit the snooze button on weekends to reduce diabetes risk; a rage disorder has a newly discovered physiological marker; believers in psychic phenomena are happier but less analytical than skeptics. 

Ocean spray

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New research explains sustained eruptions on an icy moon of Saturn.

Hard laughter

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Martyna Majok’s acclaimed new play finds light in the dark.

Jail broken

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A landmark lawsuit aims to reform treatment of mentally ill inmates in Illinois prisons. 

Ring of worms

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A worm glamour shot reveals the unexpected beauty of science.

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.

Documentary vision

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For 50 years, Kartemquin Films has focused its lenses on social forces and the human lives they shape.

Field of Dreams

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Historian Matthew Briones sees connections between race, sports, and history.

Snakes make the finest kind of pets

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From our print archive: A bull snake in 1937 enjoys campus life, “siestas under the Victrola.”

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