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.
Remembering Chicago Pile-1.
Readers celebrate the legacy of Philip Gossett; advocate wetland restoration; correct a grotesque error; don’t want nobody nobody sent; and more.
On the agenda
Laurie Zoloth, Dean of the Divinity School and the Margaret E. Burton Professor, on the value of studying religion in a troubled world.
The ParaSite helped students get to know campus and one another.
Moon Duchin, PhD’05, thinks she and her fellow mathematicians can help draw better electoral maps.
A new type of immunotherapy is helping UChicago Medicine patients.
How a Law School librarian rediscovered a letter from John Marshall to George Washington.
The founders of Debate it Forward believe playful wars of words can teach kids empathy and critical thinking.
A new program provides a softer landing for former inmates.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olio discusses his inspirations.
The Smartʼs new director believes art is for everyone.
UChicago computer scientists created a computer program that can write fake restaurant reviews.
The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.
Highlights from the latest alumni news columns.
Collector and self-proclaimed “Twainiac” Ivan Kane, AB’78, JD’81, remembers Mark Twain’s friendship with University of Chicago professor Elizabeth Wallace.
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the mind
Pritzker student Shirlene Obuobi takes a comic approach to medical school.
Plus, in Inquiry ...
A note from the dean of the Physical Sciences Division.
A mixture of theory and practice helps statistician Rina Foygel Barber, SM’09, PhD’12, optimize her results.
The University marks the 75th anniversary of Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction.
From dark matter to gravitational waves to a balloon-borne telescope, scientists discuss how they handle setbacks.
Nancy Grace Roman, PhD’49, didn’t get tenure. She changed the course of astronomy instead.
Physics offers an example of how the division can support women in science.
UChicago astronomers and astrophysicists brought family and friends to the path of totality to watch the solar eclipse on August 21.
Updates from the Physical Sciences Division.