University History

A piece of the master

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From our print archive: In a whirlwind campus visit in February 1994, novelist Kurt Vonnegut, AM’71, wowed a new generation of fans.

How President Beadle rescued the cat

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Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

A peek inside the president’s house—in 1961

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An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

Roosevelt defeats Landon

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Socialists squeak by Communists! Impostor students! And more from the straw poll of 1936.

Go ahead, touch the art

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That’s what sculptor Virginio Ferrari would say, anyway.

125 years of PSD discovery

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The Division of the Physical Sciences celebrates UChicago’s 125th anniversary.

Rosenwald redux

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A new documentary on philanthropist Julius Rosenwald leaves UChicago on the cutting room floor.

Groundwork

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PSD facilities keep up with an ever-progressing scientific landscape.

Five things you didn’t know about John Boyer and UChicago history

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His views on Thucydides, Hutchins, Sturm und Drang, and more.

A world of bells

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A momentous summer concert season for Rockefeller’s carillon—and a summer-long farewell to UChicago’s longtime carillonneur.

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