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.

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.