1. You have to have the mindset of a willingness to experiment, a willingness to fail at those times, that if you’re going to be successful and creative, you have to try a lot of things and you have to recognize that not everything is going to work. If your mindset is that failure won’t be tolerated, you’re not going to have an innovative workplace.

    — Joe Mansueto, AB’78, MBA’80, founder, chairman and CEO of Morningstar, Inc., and founder of Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Inc. and Fast Company 

    (Source: chicagotribune.com)

  2. uchicagoscrc:

    Special Collections’s Doctor Who reading list (part one of two):

    1. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

     Wells popularized the concept of time travel and coined the phrase “time machine” with this work published in 1895.

    2. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court  by Mark Twain

    A Connecticut engineer is transported to the middle ages and attempts to modernize the past dazzling them with feats such as demolitions and fireworks. Originally published in 1889.

    3. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy 

    Julian West towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up 113 years later. Published in 1887.

    4. The Young Traveler in Space by Arthur C. Clarke

    1954: Traces the history of rocket development, satellite launching, manned space flight, and landings on the moon with a discussion of the aims and purposes of space exploration.

    5. Nebular notes from the University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory Logbooks and Notebooks 1892-1988

    This collection contains logbooks and observations notebooks compiled by astronomers at the Yerkes Observatory. The majority of notebooks date from 1892 to 1947, though all the notebooks are in excellent condition and their information is very accessible.

  3. UChicago’s first-years rank second in a new list of the happiest freshmen in the US.
→ See the full list
Pictured: Students on the quad during Scav Hunt, 2012. (Photography by Jason Smith)

    UChicago’s first-years rank second in a new list of the happiest freshmen in the US.

    See the full list

    Pictured: Students on the quad during Scav Hunt, 2012. (Photography by Jason Smith)

  4. themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)

    themanonfive:

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)

    (Source: loc.gov)

  5. uchicagoadmissions:

"Do we live in a 2-D Hologram?" UChicago’s affiliate, Fermilab, studies holographic noise to probe into the nature of spacetime and the universe.

    uchicagoadmissions:

    "Do we live in a 2-D Hologram?" UChicago’s affiliate, Fermilab, studies holographic noise to probe into the nature of spacetime and the universe.

  6. 57thstreetbooks:

    Finely titled & gorgeously designed book of poetry coming next month from Alien vs. Predator author/mad genius Michael Robbins, AM’04, PhD’11 (michaelrobbinspoet).

    Pre-order here.

  7. theparisreview:

What makes a classic endure? Joseph Luzzi on why some novels continue to fascinate while others gather dust.

    theparisreview:

    What makes a classic endure? Joseph Luzzi on why some novels continue to fascinate while others gather dust.

  8. In 1953, student-run radio station WUCB calls for new members to man its carrier-current station in the basement of Burton-Judson Courts.
According to Richard Karlin, AB’55, SB’57, who was station manager at the time, WUCB was “virtually all classical,” but very diverse in its programming.

"Certainly there wasn’t the sort of Top 40 syndrome you see today. For one thing, the classical repertoire was immense." He also noted of his experience: "There were a number of problems. One of them was that the station itself was in poor repair. We did a lot of work to repair it, some of which got us in trouble because we weren’t supposed to be doing electrical. Buildings and grounds got a little upset."

In 1968 WUCB switched over to FM and changed its name to WHPK.

    In 1953, student-run radio station WUCB calls for new members to man its carrier-current station in the basement of Burton-Judson Courts.

    According to Richard Karlin, AB’55, SB’57, who was station manager at the time, WUCB was “virtually all classical,” but very diverse in its programming.

    "Certainly there wasn’t the sort of Top 40 syndrome you see today. For one thing, the classical repertoire was immense." He also noted of his experience: "There were a number of problems. One of them was that the station itself was in poor repair. We did a lot of work to repair it, some of which got us in trouble because we weren’t supposed to be doing electrical. Buildings and grounds got a little upset."

    In 1968 WUCB switched over to FM and changed its name to WHPK.

  9. Chicago: reading the midwestern metropolis of American literature | Books | The Guardian →

    jasmined:

    The Guardian is asking readers to suggest city of Chicago books for a list they’ll publish next week. The most recent book in the piece is Saul Bellow’s [EX’39] The Adventures of Augie March, which was published in 1953, so let loose with the recommendations, please.

  10. 57thstreetbooks:

jasmined:

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We offer much better vacation deals than Kayak.

    57thstreetbooks:

    jasmined:

    57thstreetbooks it’s been too long

    We offer much better vacation deals than Kayak.