“The value of life lies not in the length of days but in the use you make of them.”—Michel de Montaigne, Essays
Books: Oral history
Dean John Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, tells the story behind his new book, The University of Chicago: A History.
Clubs: Merrily we row along
The crew team explains the joy of those predawn practices.
Out of the classroom: Hate speech
Keegan Hankes, AB’13, on how he learned to talk to racists.
Politics: Wonkette and Axe
Ana Marie Cox, AB’94, talks with David Axelrod, AB’76, director of the University’s Institute of Politics.
Administrivia: Fill in the blank
Google Poetics is ...
On Robert Hutchins, John Boyer, and “an imagined noble past.”
When you were in the College, what influential teachers did you have outside the classroom? And what did you learn?
Top 10: Cross listed courses
An exercise in interdisciplinarity.
UChicago creatures: Symbolic scavengers
Please don’t make assumptions about these nonheteronormative turkey vultures.
The University of Chicago Magazine has been published continuously since 1907; here are the features from the Winter/16 issue:
Landmark $100 million gift creates The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and The Pearson Global Forum
Data-driven research at the global institute will spur new insights into violent conflict and inform public policy.
Start with what you got
At the Arts Incubator, creative minds build on the cultural wealth of Chicago’s South Side.
Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.
Katherine Dunham, AB’36, forged a unique career as a dancer and anthropologist.
Three views on inequality
Scholars discuss the causes of growing economic inequality in the United States and what to do about it.