“Many observers might be found to corroborate the opinion of a certain guest that she had never met ... young women who had more agreeable social manners and at the same time such marked mental alertness and serious purpose.”—Marion Talbot, UChicago Dean of Women (1895–1925)
Clubs: Jam on it
PhiNix dance crew brings hip-hop to campus and beyond.
Forgotten history: Out of the ballpark
During a 1910 baseball series in Japan, UChicago demonstrated the glory of gentlemanly sports.
Psychology: Don’t lie to me
Paul Ekman, EX’52, explains his research on microexpressions.
Traditions: Mother-daughter Scav
Questions for Scav cofounder/judge emeritus Diane Kelly, AB’90, and daughter Emily Cambias, Class of 2018.
Administrivia: Sorting the presidents
It’s easy to picture UChicago presidents at the head table in Hogwarts’ Great Hall. But what house would they have been in?
Spring has arrived. The tulips are blooming, the trees are budding, and (possibly most exciting) green garlic has arrived at the farmers’ market. The appearance of green garlic is a sure sign that warm times are ahead.
Top eight: Defunct Hyde Park restaurants
Valois. The Med. Jimmy’s. Some establishments have defined the Hyde Park dining scene for decades, providing a common backdrop for experiences that unite University of Chicago alumni across generations.
Women’s corner: Prom dress rugby
Women’s rugby team defeats alumni, except no one was keeping score.
Harry Potter scholar John Granger, AB’83, on the franchise that lived.
Seen and heard: Master candidate
Darrian Robinson, AB’16, is always looking for the game—in chess and life.
UChicago creatures: Nuts for squirrels
Although the University does nothing to maintain the robust squirrel population, UChicago is a pretty sweet place to be a squirrel.
The University of Chicago Magazine has been published continuously since 1907; here are the features from the Summer/16 issue:
A start-up founded by three alumni helps voters think beyond the presidential race.
John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.
The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, AB’38, learned as she went—and made history along the way.
Poet and retired Navy physician Frederick Foote, AB’80, is helping wounded veterans recover.
The iconic photographs of Danny Lyon, AB’63, document more than 50 years of social change and life outside the mainstream.