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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The OI at 100
UChicagoʼs Oriental Institute celebrates a monumental first century.
Rosanna Warren’s odes to woundedness
A poet reckons with a fractured world. Plus: “Two Poems by Rosanna Warren.”
Toward a safer world
The first annual Hagel Lecture at UChicago brought together Madeleine Albright and Chuck Hagel to speak to students and the public.
C. Vitae: Local Interest
Barbara Flynn Currie, LAB’58, AB’68, AM’73, helped pave the way for other female politicians in the Prairie State.
Course Work: Hermit philosophy
Dieter Roelstraete’s course explored exile, retreat, and homes away from home. Plus: “Head Space.”
Legacy: American style
House Beautiful editor in chief Elizabeth Gordon, PhB’27, fought for “good” design in the Cold War era.
The value of primary care
A physician-economist tests the health and cost benefits of a closer doctor-patient relationship.
How David Auburn, AB’91, brought Augie March to the stage
Scenes from a Court Theatre play in the making.
The secrets of UChicago’s Special Collections
Among the rare books and manuscripts in Regenstein lurk other amazing artifacts.
Can democracy survive?
UChicago law professors Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq explore populism and other threats to our political system.
A box of old letters inspires a jazz opera
Erich Rosenthal, AM’42, PhD’48, escaped Nazi Germany to attend UChicago. His parents remained and perished. Decades later, his son Ted Rosenthal has memorialized their tragic family history in music.
Picking up where the Little Rock Nine left off
At 16 Sybil Jordan Hampton, MSTʼ68, was on the front lines of school desegregation. Since then sheʼs worked to ensure no American is overlooked.