The University’s focus on the aims and methods of education has led to discussion, experiment, and innovation. Our time line notes a few milestones.
An ambitious economic field experiment studies how financial incentives for students, teachers, and parents affect academic performance. Plus: "Failed Tests" looks at the link between teacher merit pay and standardized-test scores.
Students often continue to collaborate with professors after earning their degrees. Sometimes, as in these four examples, those relationships move beyond collegial to true professional and personal friendships.
For the leaders of the University of Chicago Charter School, being in charge means being in the thick of change.
The murals decorating the University of Chicago Charter School campuses tell stories of success.
Retired Laboratory Schools teacher Vivian Gussin Paley, PhB’47, writes about the importance of play in early schooling.
If putting together an issue on education taught us one thing, it’s that we have much yet to learn.
Alumni and friends write on Freudian scholarship and microfinance tactics, and continue debates on global warming and UFO research.
On the Agenda
Urban Education Institute director Timothy Knowles explains why there’s reason for hope in Chicago Public Schools.
Marketplace of Ideas
How can we better prepare PhD students for nonacademic careers?
In India, College students find the artistic roots of a modern nation.
Harriet Heyman, AM’72, finds herself in acrobatics.
UChicago scientists are looking above and beyond to determine our place in the universe.
More than overt discrimination, what now drives America’s achievement gap between blacks and whites.
A former Supreme Court justice’s memoir inspires praise and criticism.
Lauren Shockey burned out on restaurant life, but not before a global exploration of cuisines.
Chicago film scholar Yuri Tsivian’s database charts movies’ tempos shot by shot.
Teaching African American students, a Chicago scholar says, means asking tough questions.
Hannah Pittard, AB’01, turns suburban childhoods into haunting fiction.
Deviance researchers Patricia and Peter Adler, both AM’74, study the social side of self-injury.
Pat Conway’s (AM’78) fresh approach to craft brewing brings a European sensibility to Cleveland.
This fall fourth-year Kelvin Ho spent his days not in class but on Occupy Chicago’s front lines.
Gift for economic research, diversity awards, and developments in the 53rd Street development.
Chicago researchers find empathy in rats, the positive effect of negative criticism, the cancer risk of a big belly, and the importance of language to young children’s identity.
Recent faculty, staff, board, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the Mind
The greatest show on Earth: UChicago’s interdisciplinary circus.