A UChicago professor spearheads an initiative to end mass incarceration.
Reflections on the life and literature of Philip Roth, AM’55.
College students go head-to-head in a competition for the best undergraduate book collection.
English associate professor Adrienne Brown explores the complicated racial history of the American skyscraper.
Former White House chef Sam Kass, LAB’98, AB’04, is serving up new recipes and improvements to food policy. Plus: Kass’s recipe for brussels sprouts Caesar salad.
Lights up on Thomas Christensenʼs Making and Meaning in the American Musical.
In dusty pages, pristine memories can live.
Readers applaud class correspondents, debate health policy, ponder the merits of reflection and regret, and more.
On the agenda
Dean Anne Walters Robertson on an exceptional time for the discipline.
James Chen, AB’82, is reenvisioning a centuries-old solution to transform millions of lives.
The UChicago Empower Initiative changes the admissions conversation, adds more financial aid.
A Harris scholar fights to reform the property tax system.
At Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School, led by Helen Eaton, AM’00, anyone can play.
Historian Kathleen Belew finds an unexpected origin for a resurgent movement.
Even Nobel Prize–winning physicists get distracted in class.
Historic agriculture crops up in modern life.
The Edward L. Kaplan, MBA’71, New Venture Challenge, by the numbers.
Researchers investigate the mystery of shear thickening liquids, harness quantum entanglement, measure the benefits of a guaranteed work program in India, and say “good job!” to process praise.
A selection of the latest headlines from UChicago.
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.
The primary preoccupations of an unlikely political wife.
To get outside himself, a writer takes up method acting.
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the mind
Challenge yourself with the toughest UChicago entrance exam.
In three weeks, there are just over 500 hours. The students in the Marine Biological Laboratory’s September intensive courses tried to use them all.
During winter quarter, the College offered a Study Abroad program in Dakar, Senegal—the westernmost city in West Africa—for the first time.
Max Teplitz, Class of 2020, puts his movie where his mouth is.
Michael Wing, AB’85, on his career guide for “the PhD barista.”
Retired attorney Charlotte Adelman, AB’59, JD’62, builds the case against nonnative plants.
A list of native substitutes for nonnative (and boring) plants.
Math Academy has the proof.
Miles Morgan, ABʼ17, AMʼ17, on teaching at one of Englands most famous boarding schools.
James DuCanto, AB’88, on his “rock-star protection program” (aka saving people from choking on their own vomit).
When London or Paris just isnʼt far enough.
Quantrell winners, prayer spaces, and more.
Tiebu djeun, the national dish of Senegal, cooked fresh in Bronzeville.
Peter O’Leary, AB’90, AM’94, PhD’99, on Rush, Yes, Steinbeck, Salinger, and faith.