For 40 years, the General Social Survey has cultivated a vast body of knowledge about Americans’ personal attitudes and opinions. Plus: “Survey Says.”
Kimberly Peirce, AB’90, revives the pop culture classic.
Keepers of University collections reveal the pieces closest to their hearts.
Charles K. McNeil, PhB’25, was the point man in sports gambling.
Davida Williams, AM’82, helps foster families navigate trauma and find trust.
They were the best of spines.
The sound and fury of selecting contest winners.
Alumni and friends share memories of Marilu Henner, X'74; avian encounters; a contentious Paul Robeson concert; noisy Ida Noyes; architectural inspiration; sculptor Freeman Schoolcraft; and more.
On the Agenda
Matthew Tirrell, Pritzker director of the Institute of Molecular Engineering, discusses the partnership between UChicago and Ben-Gurion University to make fresh drinking water cheaper and more plentiful.
Harvey Levin, JD’75, purveyor of celebrity news at TMZ, wrestles with issues of journalistic ethics and privacy.
Anne Ford, AM’99, questioned her own academic ability—then she started asking questions of others.
A new dorm and dining commons on the site of Pierce Tower will remake 55th and University.
Developer Alex Seropian, SB’91, redefined video games—and he sees profound changes to come.
Easley Blackwood Jr. composes music, and palindromes, with spirit and precision.
Studying terrorism’s social context produces complicated answers about its causes.
Jud Newborn, AM’77, PhD’94, tells the story of Munich’s anti-Nazis.
UChicago dips a toe into long-distance learning with its first two online course offerings.
New UChicago athletic director Erin McDermott has experience and high expectations.
Argonne gets up to speed with a new supercomputer.
Many more planets than previously known appear to have conditions that are just right for life.
“There is so much more to Renaissance art that people never see.”
An electromagnet’s long journey, India’s new central banker, a child welfare leader takes charge at Chapin Hall, and Booth opens for business in Hong Kong.
Researchers investigate the hair’s breadth between reptiles and mammals, find social activism is afoot, and survey how stress tests cells.
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.
Call it nuts—but UChicago’s first family of football had an unusual pet.
A team effort: A UChicago basketball legend excels in a new arena, giving thanks to those who provided assists.
Recent faculty, staff, board, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the Mind
How a UChicago student (d)evolves into a being almost purely of thought.