High school students fan out to help the University’s Urban Health Initiative chart the resources in Chicago neighborhoods where there are too few.
Novelist Matthew Thomas, AB’97, talks about learning to hear the story that wants to be told.
French illustrators of World War I depicted the arena, the enemy, and the home front with bravura.
Economic historian Claudia Goldin, AM’69, PhD’72, takes a detective’s joy in gathering clues, analyzing data, and reconstructing the stories behind social issues.
Getting lost in the Magazine’s archives offers a glimpse into the University’s history and inspires a commitment to ensuring its future.
Readers weigh in on the Aims of Education address; the social structure of the Reg; the root problems in Gary, Indiana; anthropologist Robert Redfield’s (LAB 1915, PhB’20, JD’21, PhD’28) inspiring fieldwork; Egyptologist Emily Teeter’s (PhD’90) graceful common touch; 19th-century French shorthand; amphibian cover models; and more.
On the Agenda
President Robert J. Zimmer introduces the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, a major undertaking with transformative potential.
Noah Berlatsky, AM’94, uncoils the rope that ties Wonder Woman to traditional male superheroes and to Twilight’s Bella.
Theories and particles collide in a documentary that captures the tension and intensity of discovery.
The University’s first international center celebrates a milestone.
A new College initiative reduces debt, simplifies the application process, and supports careers.
New to Rockefeller Chapel’s staff, Matthew Dean, AB’00, has long inhabited its world of song.
Charis Eng, AB’82, PhD’86, MD’88, discovers key genetic markers linking cancer and autism.
For Jesuit priest Paul Mueller, SM’96, PhD’06, the same source reveals scripture and nature.
A new space for collaborative innovation opens on 53rd Street.
Chemists find a key to improving solar cell efficiency.
Finally, a dinosaur that swam.
Neuroscientist John Maunsell leads a new institute’s research into the mysteries of the brain.
MacArthur Fellows illuminate history and pursue justice, Lear is named to lead the Neubauer Collegium, the Rubenstein Forum will become a collaborative hub, high-tech tools await a new library director, a new initiative trains civic leaders, and more.
Diverse neighborhoods help babies’ social learning; microbial fingerprints follow people from place to place; old-age insomnia is not always what it seems; and scientists trace the two genes the control monarch butterflies’ colors and their capacity to fly long distances.
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.
Lite of the Mind
The Smart Museum revives, and updates, a generous tradition.