Marcus Kronforst finds clues to evolutionary adaptation in butterfly wings.
Researching her mother’s story of wartime flight and lost love, journalist Leslie Maitland, AB’71, finds the truth richer and stranger than any fiction. Plus: “Internal Investigation.”
Wine writer and restaurant critic Bill St. John, AM’77, AM’80, PhD’83, talks fear of wine and the scourge of ratings. Plus: “An embarrassment of riches.”
William Browder, AB’85, was once the biggest capitalist in Russia. After his lawyer was tortured and died in jail, he became one of the Kremlin’s fiercest enemies.
The tales we tell about our parents, and they about us.
Alumni and friends weigh in on the ethics and technics of astronomical skyscapes, how we die, religion and the law, the history of student life at Ida Noyes, and more.
On the Agenda
Kenneth S. Polonsky, executive vice president for medical affairs, defines the pillars that support the mission of the new Center for Care and Discovery.
Marketplace of Ideas
A justice, a judge, a philosopher, and an English professor.
Wayne Scott, AB’86, AM’89, knows from painful experience that an A is not a scarlet letter around here—an F is.
Greg Bellow, AB’66, AM’68, reclaims his acclaimed father, novelist Saul Bellow, X’39, from those who would adopt him as their own.
How Hyde Park’s idiosyncrasies enhanced an award-winning play.
At a conference on concussions, many questions and few answers.
Janice Guzon, ’14, will never see perfectly, but she’s focused on helping others.
Three alumni develop an online platform to streamline the path to publication.
American Jordan Long, AM’06, joins the European struggle for gay rights.
Harriet de Wit studies drug use in humans to better prevent and treat addiction.
Emily Oster applies economic principles to all of life’s questions.
Surviving a Hyde Park screening of the Jackie Robinson biopic 42.
As the Institute of Politics officially opens, Republican leaders offer diagnoses for a wounded party.
Architect Ann Beha retains the seminary building’s historic spirit and reshapes it for the future.
The University invests in a new Arts Incubator in Washington Park.
Chicago Booth statisticians do the math on the NHL’s overpaid or undervalued players.
Chicago physicists tie vortexes into knots.
A new physical sciences dean, reviewing the response to hospital protests, global leadership, and using data to solve social problems.
Researchers study how the mind multitasks, investigate the interplay between asthma and the common cold, scan the brains of incarcerated psychopaths, and see how sleep helps songbirds learn.
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, board, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the Mind
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