UChicagoʼs Oriental Institute celebrates a monumental first century.
A poet reckons with a fractured world. Plus: “Two Poems by Rosanna Warren.”
The first annual Hagel Lecture at UChicago brought together Madeleine Albright and Chuck Hagel to speak to students and the public.
Barbara Flynn Currie, LAB’58, AB’68, AM’73, helped pave the way for other female politicians in the Prairie State.
Dieter Roelstraete’s course explored exile, retreat, and homes away from home. Plus: “Head Space.”
House Beautiful editor in chief Elizabeth Gordon, PhB’27, fought for “good” design in the Cold War era.
A physician-economist tests the health and cost benefits of a closer doctor-patient relationship.
Scenes from a Court Theatre play in the making.
Among the rare books and manuscripts in Regenstein lurk other amazing artifacts.
UChicago law professors Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq explore populism and other threats to our political system.
Erich Rosenthal, AM’42, PhD’48, escaped Nazi Germany to attend UChicago. His parents remained and perished. Decades later, his son Ted Rosenthal has memorialized their tragic family history in music.
At 16 Sybil Jordan Hampton, MSTʼ68, was on the front lines of school desegregation. Since then sheʼs worked to ensure no American is overlooked.
Two constitutional scholars weigh 21st-century challenges to the letter and spirit of the First Amendment.
A new book looks at the history of Chicago through the lens of print.
With the opening of a campus in Hong Kong, the University begins a new era of intellectual partnership. Plus: “Tree House/Art House”
Soia Mentschikoff (1915–1984) reformed how the United States does business and led the way for later generations of women in law.
Want to exercise more, save money, and eat healthier? Ayelet Fishbach’s research can help.
Retirement doesn’t always live up to the blissful media image.
At 100, civil rights leader Timuel D. Black Jr., AM’54, has seen change—and made it happen.
Why doesn’t the immune system fight cancer more often? Can we teach it how?
In CAR T-cell therapy, the immune system gets a boost that can be lifesaving.
Matinee idol and Oscar nominee Sessue Hayakawa is widely remembered as a UChicago alumnus. But was he?
Advised to “shoot what you love,” Henry Horenstein, EX’69, took pictures of country music stars and their fans.
The human impulse to censor plays out on the pages of a medieval Latin grammar manuscript.
Kim Ng, AB’90, has found her sweet spot as MLB’s senior vice president for baseball operations.
Director Claire Scanlon, AB’93, has worked on shows including GLOW and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Now she’s reinventing the romantic comedy.
A UChicago professor spearheads an initiative to end mass incarceration.
Reflections on the life and literature of Philip Roth, AM’55.
College students go head-to-head in a competition for the best undergraduate book collection.
English associate professor Adrienne Brown explores the complicated racial history of the American skyscraper.
Former White House chef Sam Kass, LAB’98, AB’04, is serving up new recipes and improvements to food policy. Plus: Kass’s recipe for brussels sprouts Caesar salad.
Chris Begley, AM’92, PhD’99, is an archaeologist with a taste for adventure. Just don’t call him Indiana Jones.
Finding our way in the age of GPS doesn’t have to mean sacrificing serendipity.
Twenty-nine years after his death, the work of Faber Birren, EX’23, still colors the world around us.
Since 1928, families have documented childhood landmarks in a book rich with history.
Questions for geologist Susan Kidwell on her work in the emerging discipline of conservation paleobiology, teaching students out in the field, and what artists and scientists share.
According to Hollywood legend, Eliot Ness, PhB’25, brought down Al Capone. The reality is more complicated.
Sara Paretsky, AM’69, MBA’77, PhD’77, on being the mystery genre’s “aging diva” and more.
After a decades-long hiatus, Art to Live With is back.
As we grow older, how beneficial is it to reflect on our youthful actions and experiences? Two UChicago professors weigh the virtues of living fully in the present and reliving the past.
The story of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is one of science, of war, and of people.
What is it like to sort through the papers of one of America’s most celebrated writers?
Two newly discovered species bring humans closer to understanding our lineage.
Meet some of the fantastic beasts UChicago faculty helped introduce to the scientific record and the popular imagination.
Constitutional scholar Sonja R. West, JD’98, on press freedom and its future.
Remembering Martin Luther’s far-reaching legacy 500 years after the 95 Theses.