Law School graduate and administrator James Hormel, JD’58, seemed to have a storybook family and career. His secret life, however, could undo it all. Plus—Public by choice: Hormel on beginning a new life.
With the new Institute for Molecular Engineering, the University fills a historical void and hopes to shape the scientific future.
The Smart Museum’s exhibition Feast explores hospitality and welcoming gestures.
Believing that fairy tales have lost their magic, Renaissance scholar Armando Maggi, PhD’95, calls for a new kind of happily ever after. Plus—Told and retold: An interview with writer and tale-teller Robert Coover, AM’65.
Jessie Taft, PhB 1905, PhD 1913, was a matriarch of modern social work.
A chance to figure out the right school, at any age.
Alumni and friends write about George Anastaplo’s (AB’48, JD’51, PhD’64) continuing legacy, nepotism in higher education, and the University’s left/right leanings.
On the Agenda
As the Pritzker School of Medicine moves into the US News top ten, Dean for Medical Education Holly Humphrey, MD’83, discusses the school’s priorities.
When Sadie Stein, AB’03, finally read the fourth installment in her favorite young-adult series, she was pleasantly surprised.
For 50 years Robert Silvers, AB’47, has expertly paired writers and subjects at the New York Review of Books.
Lite of the Mind
UChicago takes on popular online concepts.
Taylor Simpson, the Division III women’s basketball player of the year, casts a wide net.
A University-subsidized project gives Hyde Park’s Harper Court a new lease on life.
John Snyder recalls his unusual childhood in the Carolinas.
Doctors at the University’s Celiac Disease Center raise awareness about a little-known condition.
President Zimmer outlines a University agenda of continuity and change.
Dance and Soviet film inspired curator-artist Sarah Best’s installation at the Hyde Park Art Center.
The Supreme Court justice returns to the Law School and makes his opinions heard.
Tech writer and law student Julian Dibbell tackles the problem of virtual property.
The quest continues to reduce the debt burden for College students.
The International Baccalaureate program raises high-schoolers’ chances of attending—and finishing—college.
Boyer’s unprecedented leadership, the status of women on the faculty, and the rising curtain at the Logan Center.
Chicago researchers use a galactic zoom lens, examine how European Jews resisted genocide, quantify what doctors ask patients about sex, and reconsider the moon's origin.
The Magazine lists a selection of general-interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, use the link to the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.
Recent faculty, staff, board, and alumni obituaries.