President Robert J. Zimmer transformed the University of Chicago by affirming its core values.
The many lives of quarantine.
The Chicago Journal—rival to the Maroon, free South Side weekly, journalism and business talent incubator—had a memorable eight-year run.
Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer’s new translation lets today’s reader hear Vergil as the Romans did. Plus: An excerpt from Book I of The Aeneid.
In the 1950s, a pair of young alumni set out on Route 66 and captured a workaday America now vanished.
For some parents, life is a rat race they want their children to win. For others, it’s a race they’ve already lost. Why macroeconomics plays a role.
W. J. T. Mitchell looks at endings and beginnings.
Scenes from a minicourse at the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.
A historic campaign brought thousands together to invest in UChicago values.
David Nirenberg studies the intertwined—and sometimes violent—histories of faith communities.
An Arts Incubator exhibition uses the Black ABCs to chronicle the lives of South Siders.
Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920–1998) led a tempestuous career.
The Chicago school of meteorology found and made waves. Plus: “A Change of Climate.”
While the mysterious new disease spread, UChicago Medicine researchers brought long-held expertise to a new common cause: helping COVID-19 patients.
Five faculty members on a critical moment in US history.
The business of capitalism during COVID-19.
Scenes from a convocation like no other.
Joseph Sax, JD’59 (1936–2014), helped establish the courts as a front line for environmental activism.
How the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger, PhD’85, brings computer-aided breast cancer detection and diagnosis from bench to bedside.
Brent Staples, AM’76, PhD’82, goes behind the work that earned him one of journalism’s highest honors.
College students examine ideas and stories of the 2008 Great Recession.
Soccer player Len Oliver, PhD’70, put his own spin on teaching the sport and training its leaders.
Haroula Rose, AB’02, MAT’02, put the work of Bonnie Jo Campbell, AB’84, on the big screen. Last fall the two brought the film to Chicago.
Dwight M. Cleveland, MBA’87, collects film posters with an eye for high art.
The Cry of Jazz started a conversation about race and music that continues today.
The fruitful career of Herbert Baum, AM’51, PhD’06.
As the leader of UChicago’s energy policy and economic research institutes, Michael Greenstone, LAB’87, works to help the world confront the global energy challenge.
Postage stamps from North Korea afford a rare glimpse into a reclusive country
In the age of technology giants, does capitalism need protection from big business? Luigi Zingales thinks so.
A chance encounter in a bookstore brought a Chicago writer back into the spotlight. Plus: “Power Failure,” a short story by Bette Howland.
The heroism of World War I pilot Harold Goettler, AS 1914, SB 1914.
Fellow justices, former clerks, journalists, and court watchers reflect on a singular Supreme Court career.
How a lawyer-turned-scientist-turned-entrepreneur helped establish Afghanistan’s first national park.
Microbiologist Maurice Hilleman, PhD’44, and his feathered friends.
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.