An Aeneid for our time
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer’s new translation lets today’s reader hear Vergil as the Romans did. Plus: An excerpt from Book I of The Aeneid.
Out of the past
In the 1950s, a pair of young alumni set out on Route 66 and captured a workaday America now vanished.
The parenting trap
For some parents, life is a rat race they want their children to win. For others, it’s a race they’ve already lost. Why macroeconomics plays a role.
W. J. T. Mitchell looks at endings and beginnings.
Course Work: Experimental theater
Scenes from a minicourse at the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.
Postcards of the past
In defense of nostalgia.
Readers sound off
Alumni check the weather, remember Midway Studios, and more.
On the agenda
The College and COVID-19
Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, reflects on educating students during a pandemic.
Kim Ng has been ready
How the Miami Marlins’ new GM finally broke a baseball barrier.
How one researcher is staying ahead of the viral curve
Sarah Cobey is putting her infectious disease expertise to work against the pandemic.
A community bereft
After graduate student Yiran Fan, SMʼ15, was killed in January, UChicagoans came together in grief and remembrance.
Interview: Teaching science through Star Trek
How Mohamed Noor, SMʼ95, PhDʼ96, uses science fiction to help students engage.
Democracy in peril
UChicago faculty members weigh in on the Capitol insurrection.
Quick Study: UChicago research roundup
New findings on the tactile sensitivity of fish fins and the search for solar flares.
W. R. Harper’s Index: Home and away
Autumn Quarter classes, by the numbers.
For the Record: UChicago news highlights
A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.
The patient’s tale
What a surgeon learned from illness and grief in a pandemic year.
A selection of UChicago alumni whose names are in the news.
A selection of books, films, and recordings by UChicago alumni.
University of Chicago obituaries
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
Rick Wojcik, AB’88
Questions for the founder of the legendary Chicago record store Dusty Groove.
When art imitates life
During a quarter when everything was different, a professor known for installation art took her painting class outside. Plus: Student artist statements and artwork.
Through student eyes
Two photographers show us what Autumn Quarter was like.
“We shall every one be mask’d”
Classes outside and in tents. Masks worn everywhere, even by the grotesques. Scenes from an Autumn Quarter that required some improvisation.
First-year cross-country runners start the academic year off with an altitude adjustment.
Meet Pascal the rescue dove
During the pandemic, fourth-year Elma Ling Hoffman, an art history and religious studies major, adopts a feathered friend.
A surprise package from 1950
Songs of the University of Chicago, an unexpected pleasure in a difficult year.
A Hanna Gray miscellany
Seven anecdotes from a barrier-breaking academic career.
What if cities took the lead?
Two College alumni, working in New York City, sparked a global trend in tracking sustainability.
Voter registration drive
In the run-up to the 2020 election, Jenny Holzer, EX’74, and UChicago students collaborate on an art project to get out the vote.
Top 5: Neighborhood candles
Which Chicago neighborhood would you buy (in candle form)?
Lyrics from one of the tunes on Songs of the University of Chicago.
Big tents on campus
Last quarter everything was different—even the University’s geography.