According to Hollywood legend, Eliot Ness, PhB’25, brought down Al Capone. The reality is more complicated.
Sara Paretsky, AM’69, MBA’77, PhD’77, on being the mystery genre’s “aging diva” and more.
After a decades-long hiatus, Art to Live With is back.
As we grow older, how beneficial is it to reflect on our youthful actions and experiences? Two UChicago professors weigh the virtues of living fully in the present and reliving the past.
Herbert Gans’s (PhB’47, AM’50) sociology is for and of the people.
Winter on ice, past and present.
Readers react to the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and its far-reaching legacy; debate deterrence and gerrymandering; correct the fossil record; and more.
On the agenda
Katherine Baicker dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, reflects on the importance of evidence-based policy.
On a hectic and life-changing morning, Nobel laureate Richard Thaler took a moment to soak it all in.
The Stevanovich Institute questions what we know and how we know it.
Physician William Sloan’s (SB’63, MD’67) familiarity with old Italian instruments guides his work as a luthier.
After their record-breaking seasons came to bittersweet ends, both teams are already thinking ahead to next year.
The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program heals patients with the help of their parents.
Husain Sattar, AB’93, MD’01, is an unlikely celebrity in medical education.
Through the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Nashashibi, AM’98, PhD’11, works to spread hope and opportunity in Chicago.
UChicago graduate students use bird specimens to look back at pollution levels in the 19th and 20th centuries.
A Chapin Hall study finds higher rates of youth homelessness than previously reported.
Fifty-eight years of the Folk Festival by the numbers.
Charter schools, small payments, molecular chains, and fracking dangers.
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.
Bailey Pickens, AB’10, learns to cultivate compassion as a young hospital chaplain by recognizing both the sin and the sinner.
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
Lite of the mind
Challenge yourself with the toughest UChicago entrance exam.
How Sasha Trubetskoy tried to break the internet with maps.
Historian Ada Palmer researches the history of ideas, writes science fiction, and has helped elect a new pope (c. 1470) four times.
The Regenstein’s Ray Gadke, AM’66, explains his unusual office decor.
Fifty years ago, Wayne C. Booth, AM’47, PhD’50, gave an eerily prescient speech.
Women’s lacrosse becomes UChicago’s newest varsity sport.
Meet Teddy the therapy dog.
A student mural features layers of in-jokes.
Ready, set, go!
Campus North Residential Commons wins architecture awards.
African Civ, Western Civ, and civil rights.
How do you make gnocchi without potatoes?
Abigail Shearrow, AB’16 (physics and mathematics), works as a quantum engineer in the lab of David Schuster, assistant professor of physics.