Committed to the core 

The College’s new dean, Melina Hale, PhD’98, brings leadership experience and unlimited intellectual curiosity to a crucial role.

Color unearthed

An ISAC researcher and conservator illuminate the role of color in the ancient world.

Light bearer 

John J. MacAloon, AM’74, PhD’80, cofounded Olympic studies, revitalized an 80-year-old master’s program, and taught hundreds of students in the Soc Core.

Sacred scholarship 

Two new courses illustrate how the Divinity School is broadening its scope to include more world religions.

Something new

Sixty years of making and sharing contemporary music at UChicago and beyond.

Musical voyagers

When Sun Ra asked NASA to send his music to space.


In Henry Hinds Laboratory and now the Regenstein Library, Ruth Duckworth’s murals make an art of geophysical science.

An unseen life

The untold story of Cora Belle Jackson, AB 1896, the first Black graduate of the University of Chicago.

Strategic center

As construction begins on a next-generation headquarters, Kunle Odunsi and UChicago’s cancer specialists are ushering in a new era of research and care.

Booth values

As the top-ranked US business school turns 125, Dean Madhav Rajan reflects on its tradition of innovation.

Out of the woods

Scholars at Risk offers threatened academics a place to rebuild their lives and continue their work.

Machine learning

High school students in the Collegiate Scholars Program get to know robots.

Asking to be seen

As Patric McCoy, AB’69, cycled to work, men called out to him to take their picture. So he did.

Ring in the changes

After more than a century, Mitchell Tower gets a new set of bells.

Greetings, Maroons!

Ringing in the New Year in rhyme.

Robert J. Zimmer (1947–2023)

The 13th president exemplified leadership and forged a stronger University of Chicago.

Well versed

Chicu Reddy’s life in poetry.

Time after time

In May Alumni Weekend–goers enjoyed lasting traditions and a few new twists.

Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap: An oral history

Patrons, staff, and friends of the fabled neighborhood bar tell its story.

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.

Some drum

In 1938 Big Bertha answered the Big Apple’s call.

Sounds reborn

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.

The collector

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.

Greetings, Maroons!

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.

Front lines

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.

Radical refusal

Lee Lozano, AB’51 (1930–99), began her career as a painter and ended as the artist who wouldn’t.

Narrative bodies

A Special Collections exhibition charts medical history through its imagery.