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.

All together now

A historic campaign brought thousands together to invest in UChicago values.

Love thy neighbor

David Nirenberg studies the intertwined—and sometimes violent—histories of faith communities.

Soul primer

An Arts Incubator exhibition uses the Black ABCs to chronicle the lives of South Siders.

Legacy: Singing for the pine trees are stormy winds

Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920–1998) led a tempestuous career.

Pilot program

The Chicago school of meteorology found and made waves. Plus: A Change of Climate.”

Trials by fire

While the mysterious new disease spread, UChicago Medicine researchers brought long-held expertise to a new common cause: helping COVID-19 patients.

Racism, policing, and protest

Five faculty members on a critical moment in US history.

Situational ethics

The business of capitalism during COVID-19.

The new rites of spring

Scenes from a convocation like no other.

Legacy: Precedent setting

Joseph Sax, JD’59 (1936–2014), helped establish the courts as a front line for environmental activism.

Together in spirit

How the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image of health

Professor and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger, PhD’85, brings computer-aided breast cancer detection and diagnosis from bench to bedside.

Glimpses: Between the lines

Brent Staples, AM’76, PhD’82, goes behind the work that earned him one of journalism’s highest honors.

Course work: Crash course

College students examine ideas and stories of the 2008 Great Recession.

C vitae: A coach’s coach

Soccer player Len Oliver, PhD’70, put his own spin on teaching the sport and training its leaders.

Family reunion

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. 

Poster perfect

Dwight M. Cleveland, MBA’87, collects film posters with an eye for high art.

Jazz as cri de coeur

The Cry of Jazz started a conversation about race and music that continues today.

Strawberry yields

The fruitful career of Herbert Baum, AM’51, PhD’06.

Glimpses: Energy star

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.

Original Source: Inside out

Postage stamps from North Korea afford a rare glimpse into a reclusive country


Market values

In the age of technology giants, does capitalism need protection from big business? Luigi Zingales thinks so.

Rediscovering Bette Howland

A chance encounter in a bookstore brought a Chicago writer back into the spotlight. Plus: “Power Failure,” a short story by Bette Howland.

A soldier’s final mission

The heroism of World War I pilot Harold Goettler, AS 1914, SB 1914.

Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens

Fellow justices, former clerks, journalists, and court watchers reflect on a singular Supreme Court career.

Glimpses: Parks and restoration

How a lawyer-turned-scientist-turned-entrepreneur helped establish Afghanistan’s first national park.

Legacy: The man who developed 40 vaccines

Microbiologist Maurice Hilleman, PhD’44, and his feathered friends.