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.

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.

Family doctor

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.

Opening words

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.

Comic relief

With Work in Progress, Abby McEnany, AB’92, created an unconventional sitcom for anyone who feels different.

Optimal quitting

An economist’s advice on when to fold your hand in favor of the next opportunity.

Interior monologue

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.

Magnifying vision

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.

Board work

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.

Abiding convictions

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.

Executive dreaming

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.

Defining figure

President Robert J. Zimmer transformed the University of Chicago by affirming its core values.

A world apart

The many lives of quarantine.

Alternative history

The Chicago Journal—rival to the Maroon, free South Side weekly, journalism and business talent incubator—had a memorable eight-year run.

Legacy: Note by note

Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.

An Aeneid for our time

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.

Out of the past

In the 1950s, a pair of young alumni set out on Route 66 and captured a workaday America now vanished.

The parenting trap

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.

Glimpses: Travelogue

W. J. T. Mitchell looks at endings and beginnings.

Course Work: Experimental theater

Scenes from a minicourse at the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.