Volume 112, Number 3
Spring/20

Features

Together in spirit

How the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image of health

Professor and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger, PhD’85, brings computer-aided breast cancer detection and diagnosis from bench to bedside.

Glimpses: Between the lines

Brent Staples, AM’76, PhD’82, goes behind the work that earned him one of journalism’s highest honors.

Course work: Crash course

College students examine ideas and stories of the 2008 Great Recession.

C vitae: A coach’s coach

Soccer player Len Oliver, PhD’70, put his own spin on teaching the sport and training its leaders.

Editor’s notes

From a distance

While a pandemic separates us, the Magazine wants to help bridge the miles.

Readers sound off

Readers write in about the school of Doc Films; the alumnus movie star we overlooked; Irish music; Bette Howland and her legacy; Themosticles, Thucydides; and more.

On the agenda

A message to our community

President Zimmer addresses readers about the COVID-19 pandemic.

UChicago Journal

The examined life

Winning Words prepares high schoolers for an epic ethics competition.

A balm in Gilead

Two Divinity School graduates lead an unorthodox Chicago church that aims to heal spiritual wounds.

Skateboard sociology

What the fight over an iconic Philadelphia skate spot means for cities everywhere.

UChicago at your fingertips

Canʼt get to Hyde Park? Weʼll bring Hyde Park to you.

Interview: Chill factor

Actor Katlyn Carlson’s (AB’05) journey to Broadway.

An ALS breakthrough

A scientistʼs wearable device allows doctors and patients to diagnose and monitor the motor neuron disease.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

New findings on deceptive digital marketing, celiac disease, and high-pressure carbon. 

W. R. Harper’s Index: Hot data

The Parker Solar Probe by the numbers.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Peer review

Notes

A selection of UChicago alumni whose names are in the news.

Releases

The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Alumni essay

I tinker, therefore I am

How an activist and technician found himself at the Mission Science Workshop

Deaths

University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

Harold Pollack

Questions for the SSA professor, health policy expert, and prolific tweeter.