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.
The University’s botanic garden celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe gets ready to meet a star.
Jeff Deutsch has a plan to save the Seminary Co-op.
From his first trip north as the youngest hand on a two-masted schooner, anthropologist Ernest “Tiger” Burch Jr., AM’63, PhD’66, was driven to learn about the Arctic and its peoples.
Mitsuye Yamada, AM’53, transformed her family’s internment experience into poetry.
What if you took a language class and actually learned to speak?
How Ken Ono, AB’89, found life in and outside of math.
Photographer Lewis Hine, EX 1904, captured the changing face of American labor.
Henry Steele Commager (1902–1998), PhB’23, AM’24, PhD’28, was a US historian for the people.
How Lucy Kaplansky, LAB’78, made a career of folk music.
In the 1960s the Small School Talent Search sought promising young scholars in rural areas. Fifty years later, one of those students gives his perspective on the program and its legacy.
Retired Racehorse Project founder Steuart Pittman Jr., AB’85, advocates for off-track Thoroughbreds.
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie, AB’03, shoots from the front lines.
Pioneering pathologist Nancy Warner, SB’44, MD’49, is helping other women scholars follow in her path.
Retired University of Chicago Press editor T. David Brent, AB’70, AM’71, PhD’77, brought imagination and enthusiasm to scholarly publishing.