Volume 116, Number 3


Committed to the core 

The College’s new dean, Melina Hale, PhD’98, brings leadership experience and unlimited intellectual curiosity to a crucial role.

Color unearthed

An ISAC researcher and conservator illuminate the role of color in the ancient world.

Light bearer 

John J. MacAloon, AM’74, PhD’80, cofounded Olympic studies, revitalized an 80-year-old master’s program, and taught hundreds of students in the Soc Core.

Sacred scholarship 

Two new courses illustrate how the Divinity School is broadening its scope to include more world religions.

Editor’s notes

Best in class

Students and teachers, a love story.


Readers sound off

An alumna discovers an ancestor, plus your thoughts on reading habits, Chicago snowstorms of legend, and more.

UChicago Journal

Benefits that go beyond words

UChicago students foster creativity at a South Side school for neurodiverse kids.

Staging race

Noémie Ndiaye explores the construction of race in the premodern world.

A moonshot for student learning

The UChicago Education Lab aims to reverse pandemic-induced learning loss.

Building back

University trustee John W. Rogers, Jr., LAB’76, spoke about increasing economic opportunity for Chicago’s Black community.

Fresh ink

A selection of recent books by UChicago faculty members.

Interview: A whole new ball game

Jon Greenberg, AM’07, has been with the Athletic since the online sports publication was “just an idea.”

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

 Accelerating jet streams, language and cognition, and the pace of mammals’ brain development.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Classroom management

UChicago classrooms by the numbers.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Peer review

UChicago Alumni Awards

The Magazine is delighted to present the 2024 Alumni Award recipients. A celebration of their achievements is planned for Alumni Weekend, May 16–19, 2024.


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


A selection of books, films, and recordings by UChicago alumni.


Photos from the archives and readers like you.

Alumni essay

City of big sandwiches

A whirlwind tour of Chicago street food—and why it matters.


University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

Ben Zhao

Questions for the computer science professor who developed anti–AI piracy tools Glaze and Nightshade.