Free speech law at 100
Two constitutional scholars weigh 21st-century challenges to the letter and spirit of the First Amendment.
A new book looks at the history of Chicago through the lens of print.
The view from the tree house of knowledge
With the opening of a campus in Hong Kong, the University begins a new era of intellectual partnership. Plus: “Tree House/Art House”
Soia Mentschikoff (1915–1984) reformed how the United States does business and led the way for later generations of women in law.
Want to exercise more, save money, and eat healthier? Ayelet Fishbach’s research can help.
When what you do is no longer who you are
Retirement doesn’t always live up to the blissful media image.
A change will come
At 100, civil rights leader Timuel D. Black Jr., AM’54, has seen change—and made it happen.
Plans of attack
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.
Art and artifice
Matinee idol and Oscar nominee Sessue Hayakawa is widely remembered as a UChicago alumnus. But was he?
Historian with a camera
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.
The new romantics
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.
Food for thought
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.
Letʼs get lost
Finding our way in the age of GPS doesn’t have to mean sacrificing serendipity.
Shades of meaning
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.
Past and present
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.
Out of the shadows
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.
Where the art is
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?
Mammals like us
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.
First amendment scholar
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.
In full bloom
The University’s botanic garden celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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Mission to the Sun
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?
A life in math
How Ken Ono, AB’89, found life in and outside of math.
Bodies of work
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.