Reflections on the life and work of trailblazing economist Gary Becker.
Chicago Harris’s Gary Project joins forces with a dynamic new mayor to reframe the Indiana steel town’s future.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, AB’95, brings a UChicago intellectual spirit to the sword fight of political commentary.
How the University of Chicago, the great books craze, and a love of Goethe helped create the Aspen Institute.
Stepping into the whirlwind at the Magazine.
Readers appreciate a peek inside a cloistered religious order; a glimpse of retiring library director Judith Nadler’s career; the courage of the late George Anastaplo, AB’48, JD’51, PhD’64; the academic freedom of Milton Friedman, AM’33; the comfort of common cause against liberal bias; and more.
On the Agenda
Argonne’s new director, Peter B. Littlewood, leads “dream teams” of scientists and engineers working to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Philosopher Irad Kimhi teaches unhappiness in his own way.
Steve Cicala, AB’04, takes the time to honor his unlikely but generous mentor Gary Becker.
Dorothee E. Kocks, AB’78, found dignity in humility after her career dropped out from under her.
Alumni award recipients share dinner and reminiscences.
Langston Hughes made a lasting impression as a visiting lecturer at the Laboratory Schools.
The most ambitious fundraising campaign in UChicago’s history will focus on inquiry and impact.
The Metcalf Internship Program reaches a milestone.
A literary mystery hidden inside a 150-year-old copy of Homer’s Odyssey finds an answer.
A scholar raises questions about the humanitarian claims of some military ventures.
A new book examining the world’s natural landscapes challenges the idea of “the empty and the wild.”
The 89 mummies at the Oriental Institute include 13 humans, four cats, and a monkey paw.
Simulating a protein that allows cells to run amok, researchers hunt for better cancer drugs.
Author James Cambias, AB’88, discusses the underwater world of his debut novel, A Darkling Sea.
A new director for the Seminary Co-op, UChicago literary scholar Robert Morrissey wins the French Legion of Honor, Chicago Harris and the Social Sciences Division appoint new deans, the University's Center for the Economics of Human Development opens, and more.
Earth’s earliest birds show a strikingly narrow range of diversity, sleepless mothers pass on metabolic problems to their offspring, and early-childhood programs show benefits in Jamaica.
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.
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
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