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.
In the 1950s, a pair of young alumni set out on Route 66 and captured a workaday America now vanished.
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.
Scenes from a minicourse at the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.
In defense of nostalgia.
Alumni check the weather, remember Midway Studios, and more.
On the agenda
Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, reflects on educating students during a pandemic.
How the Miami Marlins’ new GM finally broke a baseball barrier.
Sarah Cobey is putting her infectious disease expertise to work against the pandemic.
After graduate student Yiran Fan, SMʼ15, was killed in January, UChicagoans came together in grief and remembrance.
How Mohamed Noor, SMʼ95, PhDʼ96, uses science fiction to help students engage.
UChicago faculty members weigh in on the Capitol insurrection.
New findings on the tactile sensitivity of fish fins and the search for solar flares.
Autumn Quarter classes, by the numbers.
A selection of the latest headlines from across campus.
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.
Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.
Questions for the founder of the legendary Chicago record store Dusty Groove.
During a quarter when everything was different, a professor known for installation art took her painting class outside. Plus: Student artist statements and artwork.
Two photographers show us what Autumn Quarter was like.
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.
During the pandemic, fourth-year Elma Ling Hoffman, an art history and religious studies major, adopts a feathered friend.
Songs of the University of Chicago, an unexpected pleasure in a difficult year.
Seven anecdotes from a barrier-breaking academic career.
Two College alumni, working in New York City, sparked a global trend in tracking sustainability.
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.
Which Chicago neighborhood would you buy (in candle form)?
Lyrics from one of the tunes on Songs of the University of Chicago.
Last quarter everything was different—even the University’s geography.