Librarian for the people
Under the leadership of Carla D. Hayden, AM’77, PhD’87, a revered institution is connecting Americans with their country through its treasures. Plus: “A Few of Her Favorite Things.”
Reflections from John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, on three decades leading the College.
In 1938 Big Bertha answered the Big Apple’s call.
How the University of Chicago Folk Festival built its own tradition. Plus: “The Dylan Mystery.”
Love letters from Paris
For 50 years Janet Flanner, EX 1914 (1892–1978), shared her witty, sharp observations of Europe with New Yorker readers.
Complicating the narrative
In her histories of globalism, migration, families, and children, Tara Zahra reveals the fine cracks in foundational stories.
David Fulton, SB’64, has owned some of history’s most treasured violins, violas, and cellos. Now he’s telling their stories—and his own.
Setting the scene
Rich Murray, AB’94, finds the stuff of life for beloved TV characters.
It was written in the stars
Astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–95) illuminated stellar evolution.
Preserve and connect
With an eye on digital and traditional resources alike, Torsten Reimer is leading the UChicago Library into a complex future.
Drawing on research
Chemist Bozhi Tian’s art and science recast reality.
A little bird told me
How a Twitter conversation led to a new trilingual children’s book.
The right cuts
Academy Award–winning editor Lisa Fruchtman’s (AB’70) life in film.
Rooted in Justice
The “grandfather of restorative justice” looks back on a career spent advocating for change.
Notes on a crime
Dental expert turned forensic scientist Wilmer Souder, PhD 1916 (1884–1974), testified against mobsters, fraudsters, and murderers.
Ringing in the New Year in rhyme.
Theory in practice
Nobel laureate Michael Kremer is building up development economics at UChicago.
Eyes on the story
Rebecca Jarvis, AB’03, put her journalistic “Spidey sense” to work unearthing the secrets of Theranos.
An emergency physician reflects on racism, COVID-19, and the art of healing.
Stamps of approval
Joining past UChicagoans, Katharine Graham, AB’38, receives an accolade that will stick.
Alumni Weekend 2022: Together again
Reunited, and it felt so good.
Lee Lozano, AB’51 (1930–99), began her career as a painter and ended as the artist who wouldn’t.
A Special Collections exhibition charts medical history through its imagery.
A writer, lost and found
Nearly a century after it was banned, Gertrude Beasley’s (AM 1918) memoir of her Texas upbringing reaches a new generation of readers.
Trained as a cochlear implant surgeon, Dana Suskind has taken on a new role as an advocate for American parents.
Recipe for success
Mealtime conversation with the Korean Vegan.
Off the shelf
Selling books is unlike selling anything else. The Seminary Co-op director counts the ways.
Scenes and voices from the inauguration of President Paul Alivisatos, AB’81.
One hundred years of global aid
A course tackles the history of efforts to do good abroad.
With Work in Progress, Abby McEnany, AB’92, created an unconventional sitcom for anyone who feels different.
An economist’s advice on when to fold your hand in favor of the next opportunity.
Decorator and pulp writer Richard Himmel, EX’42 (1920–2000), had a private eye for design.
C Vitae: Freedom-minded
John A. Peoples Jr., AM’51, PhD’61, helped Jackson State endure and thrive after tragedy.
As a scientist, Paul Alivisatos, AB’81, studies ultrasmall structures. As UChicago’s 14th president, he sees big opportunities.
In Memoriam: Change agent
Remembering Hugo Sonnenschein, 1940–2021.
A photographer captures the beauty of mathematicians’ chalk experiments.
Legacy: Undercover man
Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.
A measure of pleasure
For nearly two decades psychologist Andrea King has followed a group of social drinkers to find out why only some develop alcohol use disorder.
Punishment doesn’t end after incarceration, writes Crown Family School associate professor Reuben Jonathan Miller, AM’07. Plus: An excerpt from Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.
In Sleeping Presidents, artist and writer John Ransom Phillips, ABʼ60, PhDʼ66, takes viewers inside the minds of (almost) every one from George Washington to Joe Biden.
Glimpses: A questioning life
Leon Kass, LAB’54, SB’58, MD’62, continues the conversation.