Volume 115, Number 1


Preserve and connect

With an eye on digital and traditional resources alike, Torsten Reimer is leading the UChicago Library into a complex future.

Drawing on research

Chemist Bozhi Tian’s art and science recast reality.

A little bird told me

How a Twitter conversation led to a new trilingual children’s book.

The right cuts

Academy Award–winning editor Lisa Fruchtman’s (AB’70) life in film.

Rooted in Justice

The “grandfather of restorative justice” looks back on a career spent advocating for change.

Notes on a crime

Dental expert turned forensic scientist Wilmer Souder, PhD 1916 (1884–1974), testified against mobsters, fraudsters, and murderers.

Greetings, Maroons!

Ringing in the New Year in rhyme.

Editor’s notes

Shelf life

On the joys of libraries and library people.


Readers sound off

Alumni write in about furry friends; latke-hamantash memories; Carl Sagan, AB’54, SB’55, SM’56, PhD’60; and more.

On the agenda

The engaged University

Paul Alivisatos, AB’81, is leading the University to meet an exciting inflection point with its considerable strengths.

UChicago Journal

The power of one

A Smart Museum exhibition probes the past and future of monochrome art.

Sea legs

Meet Neil Shubin’s newest fossil: a fishapod that returned to water while its cousins took to land.

Miss Chloe remembered

A. J. Verdelle, AB’82, writes lovingly, but honestly, of her friend Toni Morrison.

Leading the charge

Chibueze Amanchukwu seeks a chemical key to sustainability.

Interview: Scholar of scares

Adam Lowenstein, AM’94, PhD’99, reconsiders the role of “the other” in horror.

Pitching in

Meet Cubs pitcher and College second-year Wilson Cunningham.

Fresh ink

A selection of recent books by UChicago faculty members.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

Culturally shared false memories, a smart and stretchy computing chip, and a smell test for dementia.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Glory of womanly sports

UChicago women's athletics, by the numbers.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Alumni Essay

Return service

A coach’s lessons went well beyond tennis.

Peer review


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

Neil Shubin

Questions for the paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and host of PBS’s Your Inner Fish.