On Antiques Roadshow, appraiser Gary Piattoni, AB’83, teases out the stories that things want to tell. Plus—Old saws: Five myths about art, antiques, and collectibles.
Michael Murphy’s MASS Design Group strives to make an architecture of community cohesion.
Notes on an intellectual and musical journey.
Leading cosmologist Wendy Freedman trains a telescopic lens on the biggest questions in the universe.
For its 40th anniversary, the Smart Museum offers inviting, unexpected avenues to approach art.
Chicago Booth economist Matthew Gentzkow sifts insights about the media from massive amounts of digital information.
Artifacts and their nostalgic value.
Readers comment on heart-smart eating; 1960s integration in Hyde Park; the tension between national security and civil liberties; quantitative and qualitative data; Mike Nichols, EX’53, at an early stage in his career; how workplace structures influence the gender wage gap; College memories lost and found; the late poet Mark Strand; the indispensable role of doulas in a community program; and more.
A popular Theater and Performance Studies course directs students on how to stage terror.
Zachary Cannon, AM’99, became attuned to the natural world all around him in Chicago’s urban landscape.
Amid winter’s darkness, an art installation multiplied the colors in Rockefeller Chapel.
Happy in his corporate day job, a Chicago Booth graduate pursues Broadway producing on the side.
A UChicago Medicine program shares specialized knowledge to improve health care in the city.
A mixed picture develops from a study of the closure of 47 Chicago elementary schools.
Bruce Freed, AB’66, tries to bring more transparency to corporate political spending.
Jeffrey Quilter, AB’72, digs into the history of human societies for deeper insight into who we are.
Researcher Ariel Kalil finds “light-touch, low-cost” parenting tools.
The importance of measles immunization, by the numbers.
A UChicago Library restoration project rescues a 500-year-old manuscript.
Carbon dioxide worries more Americans than global warming.
WIlliam Bila, IMBA’02, advocates on behalf of Romani people.
An express commitment to free speech, a prehistoric achievement, a prestigious faculty appointment, fresh (water) ideas, the Crime Lab expands its reach, and more.
“Genomic parasites” jumpstart the evolution of pregnancy, a UChicago economist recommends paying NCAA college athletes, some regulations make power plants less efficient, and neural responses predict generosity in three- to five-year-olds.
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.
Herbert J. Gans, PhB’47, AM’50, professor emeritus of sociology at Columbia University, reminds us that Chicago is also where Nichols left his mark on classical music radio.
Recent faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni obituaries.
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