Volume 114, Number 1


C Vitae: Freedom-minded

John A. Peoples Jr., AM’51, PhD’61, helped Jackson State endure and thrive after tragedy.

Magnifying vision

As a scientist, Paul Alivisatos, AB’81, studies ultrasmall structures. As UChicago’s 14th president, he sees big opportunities.

In Memoriam: Change agent

Remembering Hugo Sonnenschein, 1940–2021.

Board work

A photographer captures the beauty of mathematicians’ chalk experiments.

Legacy: Undercover man

Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.

Editor’s notes

Presidents and passages

A remembrance, a conversation, and a welcome.


Readers sound off

Alumni share their memories of Roy Mackal, Leon Kass, tastes of Hyde Park, and more.

UChicago Journal

Earthside assistance

Dave Fischer, AB’87, helps the space industry become more sustainable.

Name that note

New research identifies a cognitive characteristic associated with perfect pitch.

Medal-worthy care

Marcia Faustin, MD’13, keeps America’s top gymnasts healthy.

History on tape

Chicago’s Media Burn Archive is preserving a precious but vulnerable resource: video.

Interview: How to start bird-watching

Chicago Ornithological Society president Edward Warden, AB’18, offers some tips.

Fresh ink

A selection of recent books by UChicago faculty members.

Say cheese

A mouse brain like you’ve never seen it before.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

Mollusks and materials science, the effects of environmental legislation, and more.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Argonne at 75

The history-making national lab, by the numbers.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Peer review

UChicago Alumni Awards

Meet this year’s honorees.


A selection of UChicago alumni whose names are in the news.


A selection of books, films, and recordings by UChicago alumni.


Photos from the archives and readers like you.


University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

Lisa Lucas, AB’01

Questions for the College alumna and publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books.