The Comics: Philosophy and Practice conference drew 17 cartoonists and hundreds of observers, in person and online, for three days in May of intense discussion of the field.
Austan Goolsbee has left behind his DC battle armor, but he can still mail in a good barb or two.
As the Seminary Co-op moves from its underground origins into the light of day, the bookstore’s denizens bid the beloved space farewell.
Muriel D. Lezak, PhB’47, AM’49, has spent her career trying to help humanize the young field of neuropsychology.
The new store might not be as quirky, but it will have better temperature control.
Alumni and friends write in on modern fairy tales, engineering at UChicago, “the full spectrum of diversity” in the Magazine, and memorable mentors.
On the Agenda
Harris School of Public Policy Studies dean Colm O’Muircheartaigh discusses recent appointments of high-profile political partisans.
During the Cultural Revolution in China, Jian Ping’s (CER’07, CER’11) father was declared a traitor, and her mother was imprisoned by the Red Guards and repeatedly coerced to divorce him.
Mike Michaels, X’61, explains how he was a fly on the wall in the creation of the greatest song in the history of rock and roll.
As Harper Library turns 100, Arley D. Cathey, PhB’50, helps assure the future of the historic space.
Japanese cancer-genomics pioneer Yusuke Nakamura targets new therapies.
Blaming big government and big business, finance professor Luigi Zingales calls for restoring competition.
An Oriental Institute exhibit shows why images of ancient artifacts aren’t as accurate as we imagine.
Historian James Sparrow traces the roots of “big government.”
Artist Jessica Stockholder brightens a Loop intersection for the summer.
Diane Brentari, PhD’90, studies sign language for insights into all language.
“Homer” relfects on five years of Odyssey scholarships.
Law professor Lior Strahilevitz examines how access to personal information shapes patterns of discrimination.
Argonne and Fermilab make a big economic and educational impact.
As fans flock to new music, some surprising cities lead the way.
The legacy of UChicago medievalist Michael Camille lives on in his doodles.
An executive director for the Institute of Politics, an arts incubator in Washington Park, and a definitive history of intellectual property wars.
UChicago researchers see through the racial veil, find thinking in a foreign language leads to more rational decision making, move toward a universal flu vaccine, and determine that ninth-grade performance affects the graduation rate of nonnative English speakers.
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Lite of the Mind
How phoenixing was born.