Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.

Fall 2011/Winter 2012

Two alumni remember their time as UChicago master's students. Plus: the formation of the MAPSS Alumni Association.

Once a favored Soviet leisure spot, Sochi tries to transform ­itself for the Olympics.


Online fashion boutique Of a Kind offers a new read on retail.


Three alumni develop an online platform to streamline the path to publication.


Two alumni study Asian-Jewish intermarriages like their own.


Highlights from the latest alumni news columns. Log into the Alumni & Friends Web Community using your CNET ID and password to browse all alumni news by class year.
... President Hutchins made an appearance on campus in 1992? ... Acrotheatre bounced onto the UChicago scene ... Doc Films took a cruise—in the Reg? ... Sho Yano wasn't the youngest doc to graduate from UChicago?

Jian Ping weaves past and present with a documentary based on her memoir about growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution.


Before Sho Yano, Fred Solomon, now 75, was the Doogie Howser of the Pritzker School of Medicine.


A 1937 Fortune magazine article examines the University of Chicago, “where the students get more excited over the intellectual tumult kept up by President Hutchins and his faculty than over Joe Stumblebum in the backfield.”


A Center for International Studies talk tackles hunger in the United States.