Volume 115, Number 4

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Robert J. Zimmer (1947–2023)

The 13th president exemplified leadership and forged a stronger University of Chicago.

Well versed

Chicu Reddy’s life in poetry.

Time after time

In May Alumni Weekend–goers enjoyed lasting traditions and a few new twists.

Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap: An oral history

Patrons, staff, and friends of the fabled neighborhood bar tell its story.

Editor’s notes

A poet walks into a bar

On verse and voices that stick.


Readers sound off

Your dispatches on sensory memories of UChicago, Folk Fest, Irving Spergel, and more.

UChicago Journal

By the ton

The Climate Vault banks on cap-and-trade markets to curtail carbon emissions.

Cross training

UChicago’s provost is proud to be a published author—of several crossword puzzles.

Lines of communication

Harris Public Policy hosted a day of conversations about the human side of serving our country.

Three-minute eggheads

Doctoral students sum up years of work in 180 seconds.

So you think you can comp?

From 1931 to the early 1960s, students in the College had to make the grade.

Science makes art

PhD students’ prizewinning pictures.

Interview: Good sport

Angie Torain helps undergrads balance academics and athletics.

Quick Study: UChicago research roundup

 Earth’s mantle, sleep apnea, smart buildings, and more.

W. R. Harper’s Index: Pressing issues

The University of Chicago Press 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.

Alumni Essays

Monochromatic blues

Why there’s nothing neutral about gray.

Tricks of the trade

A film professor reappraises his childhood approach to performing magic.


University of Chicago obituaries

Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

The UChicagoan

Patrick Jagoda

Questions for the English professor, digital media theorist, and game designer.



Are we doomed?

UChicago scholars contemplate the end of the world.

What then?

Maybe the end of the world isn’t the end of the world.

Making an example

An ambitious public art project. Five overstretched interns. What could go wrong?


Space age whiz kid

Meet Joalda Morancy, AB’22, children’s author and aerospace engineer.

“The joy of argument”

An excerpt from a speech to the Class of 2023.

The good life and the gridiron

Maroons of Character teaches football players how to live virtuously.

Spilled coffee ... fundamental truths

Sidney Nagel receives the “lifetime achievement Oscar of physics.”

“Oh, it was a lovely place”

Marjorie Sullivan Lee, AB’43, lived in Foster Hall, roller skated in Ida Noyes, and watched Robert Maynard Hutchins go to work.


Scientific thinking

Meet Melina Hale, PhD’98, the College’s new dean.

You talking to me?

Well I’m the only one here. 

What’s new in the College

A soupçon of College news.


Experimental literature

An advanced poetry course explores the science of poetry and the poetry of science.

Recipe: Clean water

How to kill pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in four easy steps.