Volume 114, Number 4

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Theory in practice

Nobel laureate Michael Kremer is building up development economics at UChicago.

Eyes on the story

Rebecca Jarvis, AB’03, put her journalistic “Spidey sense” to work unearthing the secrets of Theranos.

Front lines

An emergency physician reflects on racism, COVID-19, and the art of healing.

Stamps of approval

Joining past UChicagoans, Katharine Graham, AB’38, receives an accolade that will stick.

Alumni Weekend 2022: Together again

Reunited, and it felt so good.

Radical refusal

Lee Lozano, AB’51 (1930–99), began her career as a painter and ended as the artist who wouldn’t.

Narrative bodies

A Special Collections exhibition charts medical history through its imagery.

Editor’s notes

Time and time again

On the seasons inside.


Readers sound off

Alumni write in about UChicago football, the glories of Hebrew, Woolworth’s, a sticky situation, and more.

On the agenda

Lifelong learning, unbound

The Graham School recommits to Harper’s founding vision.

UChicago Journal

Walking the line

A sociologist investigates how businesses navigate legal gray areas.

Internet disconnect

Computer science and social science join forces to plumb the digital divide.

Applause, applause!

Court Theatre brings home a Tony.

Interview: Pastime politics

Peter Dreier, AM’73, PhD’77, examines how social movements changed baseball history.

Magnitude of vision

The James Webb Space Telescope is up and running, and UChicago faculty are celebrating.

Parting words

Voices from convocation.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

An ovarian cancer breakthrough, the statistics of rare events, nanocrystal communication, and a dark matter detector.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Court of record

Court Theatre, by the numbers.

For the Record: UChicago news highlights

A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.

Peer review


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.


University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

D. Maurice Charles, MDiv’90, PhD’13

Questions for the alumnus and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel dean.



Popular science

Sit in on two classes that get high marks from students.

When the personal is political

Reporters John Gunther, PhB 1922, and Vincent Sheean, EX 1921, sounded an early warning about the rise of European dictators.

Your start-up will probably fail

And other lessons learned the hard way, according to three young entrepreneurs.


Teach a kid to fish …

Sativa Volbrecht, AB’20, SM’22, wants to get young people hooked on a hobby.

Among friends

In her debut novel, Tomi Obaro, AB’12, writes the story of a 30-year friendship.

Ballpark figure

In his spare time, applied math major Wilson Cunningham, Class of 2025, trains for the Cubs.

Getting the Army back together

Barbie Army, which broke up in 1991, releases a retrospective album.

Another man's treasure

John Snyder, AB’56, gives new life to the lost and discarded.


The birds who joined the zoo

Black-crowned night herons know a good habitat when they see one.

What’s new in the College

A roundup of College news.

Top 3 class discussions

Alice Breternitz, Class of 2023, lists her favorites so far.

A meal to remember

Alumni share stories about President Hutchins, Milton Friedman, “Elvis,” and more.

On the horizon

A crowdsourced public art project looks at Lake Michigan in 100 different ways. 


Blossoms snap from painted vases

“a half-shattered vase can hold again.”