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.
Launched in 2007 with an anonymous $100 million gift, the Odyssey Scholarship Challenge has transformed financial aid in the College. Meet six of the young people whose lives were also changed.
Nobelist James Cronin twice expanded our sense of the possible, first in particle physics and then in astronomical observation.
In blues clubs, cocktail bars, and zoos, David Grazian, AM’96, PhD’00, investigates the artifice of authenticity.
Olufunmilayo Olopade is attacking cancer from all sides.
The Transcendental Meditation movement’s goals were utopian but life for its followers wasn’t always blissful, Claire Hoffman, AM’05, writes in a new memoir. Plus—“The Field of All Possibilities”: An excerpt from Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood.
A start-up founded by three alumni helps voters think beyond the presidential race.
John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.
The iconic photographs of Danny Lyon, AB’63, document more than 50 years of social change and life outside the mainstream.
Poet and retired Navy physician Frederick Foote, AB’80, is helping wounded veterans recover.
The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, AB’38, learned as she went—and made history along the way.
For 50 years, Kartemquin Films has focused its lenses on social forces and the human lives they shape.
Reflections on teaching business ethics at Chicago Booth after the financial crisis.
Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.
Poet and novelist Ana Castillo, AM'79, on feminism, writing, and a momentous education.
The Array of Things takes Chicago’s pulse.
Katherine Dunham, AB’36, forged a unique career as a dancer and anthropologist.
Data-driven research at the global institute will spur new insights into violent conflict and inform public policy.
At the Arts Incubator, creative minds build on the cultural wealth of Chicago’s South Side.
Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.
Scholars discuss the causes of growing economic inequality in the United States and what to do about it.