Volume 108, Number 3


Of morals and markets

Reflections on teaching business ethics at Chicago Booth after the financial crisis.

A singular discovery

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.

Radical curiosity

Poet and novelist Ana Castillo, AM'79, on feminism, writing, and a momentous education.

The node knows

The Array of Things takes Chicago’s pulse.

Documentary vision

For 50 years, Kartemquin Films has focused its lenses on social forces and the human lives they shape.

Editor’s Notes

Hyde Park glows

On smartphone photography, and a contest.


Readers sound off

Readers write in to confirm age is just a number; expand on Katherine Dunham’s (PhB’36) Hyde Park history; add thoughts about mortality and the right to aid in dying; diagnose income inequality; redress the Winter issue’s anagram inequality; and more.

On the agenda

Extending inquiry and impact

With new programs and online tools, Mark R. Nemec, dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, hopes to reach broad audiences in innovative ways.

Marketplace of ideas

Expanding college access

How can schools prepare low-income students for success in college?

Course work

What do you know?

Classicist Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer and microbiome expert Jack Gilbert question scientific knowledge.

UChicago Journal

Enhancing Odyssey

A gift from Harriet Heyman, AM’72, and Sir Michael Moritz supports financial aid, internships, and college preparation for students in need.

Field of Dreams

Historian Matthew Briones sees connections between race, sports, and history.

Giant steps

Science fiction author Sylvain Neuvel’s own story is out of this world.

Ocean spray

New research explains sustained eruptions on an icy moon of Saturn.

Jail broken

A landmark lawsuit aims to reform treatment of mentally ill inmates in Illinois prisons.

Cities, decoded

A $35 million gift from two College alumni supports a new hub for urban research.

Interview: Hard laughter

Martyna Majok’s acclaimed new play finds light in the dark.

Citations: Faculty research

Misconduct in the financial advising industry goes unpunished; hit the snooze button on weekends to reduce diabetes risk; a rage disorder has a newly discovered physiological marker; believers in psychic phenomena are happier but less analytical than skeptics.

For the Record: University news

A selection of the latest headlines from UChicago.

Next Generation: Ring of worms

A worm glamour shot reveals the unexpected beauty of science.

William Rainey Harper’s Index: Artscape

UChicago arts, by the numbers.

Fig. 1: Novel data

Assistant professor of English Richard Jean So shows how a computer can help find nuance in prevailing literary assumptions.

Peer review


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.

Alumni essay

Bowing out

A mother remembers the cusp of her son’s adulthood.


University obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

Lite of the Mind

Maze daze

This Botany Pond maze may amaze.