University history

 

 
08.30.2017

The University marks the 75th anniversary of Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

Summer/17

The University’s botanic garden celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Summer/17

Thoughts on academia, football, and that painting.

06.06.2017

President Beadle and the secret campaign to beautify the campus.

Spring/17

Revisiting days gone by in the pages of the Magazine.

Apr/94

From our print archive: In a whirlwind campus visit in February 1994, novelist Kurt Vonnegut, AM’71, wowed a new generation of fans.

04.04.2017

Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

03.20.2017

An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

07.08.2016

Socialists squeak by Communists! Impostor students! And more from the straw poll of 1936.

01.07.2016

That’s what sculptor Virginio Ferrari would say, anyway.
Fall/15

The Division of the Physical Sciences celebrates UChicago’s 125th anniversary.

11.20.2015

A new documentary on philanthropist Julius Rosenwald leaves UChicago on the cutting room floor.