Volume 108, Number 4


His current quest

John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.

Peripheral vision

The iconic photographs of Danny Lyon, AB’63, document more than 50 years of social change and life outside the mainstream.

Vote of confidence

A start-up founded by three alumni helps voters think beyond the presidential race.

Safe harbor

Poet and retired Navy physician Frederick Foote, AB’80, is helping wounded veterans recover.

Storied publisher

The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, AB’38, learned as she went—and made history along the way.

Editor’s Notes

Tend your garden

On cultivating our gardens.


Readers sound off

Readers debate the lessons of the Great Recession; examine the legacies of Barack Obama and Antonin Scalia; share memories of Kartemquin Films and its founders Gordon Quinn AB’65, and Gerald Temaner, AB’57; tell us what they know (“not much”); and more.

On the agenda

Introducing UChicagoGRAD

UChicagoGRAD gives graduate students the skills they need to succeed wherever their careers take them, from the classroom to the boardroom, writes executive vice provost Sian Beilock.

Course Work

History Inc.

Historian Jonathan Levy, AM’03, PhD’08, traces the rise of the modern corporation and the company man.

UChicago Journal

New classics

The Ear Taxi Festival will highlight contemporary classical music in Chicago.

Map of life

Computational biologist John Novembre uses statistics to understand human genetic history.

After the attacks

Many 9/11 first responders still face serious health problems. Jacqueline Moline, AB’84, MD’88, has been helping them since 2001.

Legal advice

Attorney Robyn McCoy, AB’96, teaches what to do during a police stop.

In your dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, PhD’92, examines what our dreams reveal about our religion, our culture, and our politics.

Overcoming anger

Martha C. Nussbaum argues a culture of rage and retribution is harming American society.

Interview: She leads

With She Leads Africa, Afua Osei, MBA’13, MPP’13, is supporting talented business-women in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

Citations: Faculty research

Healthy aging isn’t just about managing chronic disease; increased atmospheric carbon dioxide improves crop efficiency; in turbulent times, family businesses are safe investments; for women, grooming pays.

For the Record: University news

A selection of the latest headlines from UChicago.

Original Source: Travel records

Illustrator and adventurer Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, PhB 1911, found inspiration for his art in his travels.

William Rainey Harper’s Index: In bloom

Counting campus flora.

Fig. 1: Deadly force

A by-the-numbers analysis of suicide terrorism.

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

Damn your meddling ways

A walk through campus sparks memories of Wayne Booth, AM’47, PhD’50.


University obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

Lite of the Mind

Photo finish

The winners of our Alumni Weekend photo contest.