2015年4月8日 星期三

The University of Chicago: A History; Hutchins' University: A Memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950 哈欽斯的大學

UChicago's official 125th anniversary celebration begins this fall and anniversary highlights include the publication of The University of Chicago: A History by John W. Boyer, Dean of the College.


Founder:John D. Rockefeller

President: Robert J. Zimmer


  • 5,692 undergraduate students
  • 9,502 graduate, professional, and other students


  • 2,190 full-time faculty


  • 177,000 alumni worldwide


  • 50 majors and 29 minors in the undergraduate College
  • 5 divisions and 6 professional schools for graduate study


  • Manager of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (in partnership); also affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory
  • 89 Nobel Prize winners, including 8 current faculty


  • In Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood on Lake Michigan
  • 215 acres; designated a botanic garden in 1997
  • Blend of traditional English Gothic and award-winning modern buildings designed by renowned architects

2014.7.2  看芝加哥大學人文基本學院的畢業典禮,有意思。


Crescat scientia;
vita excolatur

Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.

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The University of Chicago

 哈欽斯的大學作者: 威廉•H.麥克尼爾
出版社: 浙江大學出版社
副標題: 芝加哥大學回憶錄 1929-1950
譯者: 肖明波
出版年: 2013-4
頁數: 379
定價: 45.00元
裝幀: 平裝

內容簡介 · · · · · ·



作者簡介 · · · · · ·
威廉·H.麥克尼爾(William H.McNeill),美國著名歷史學家,芝加哥大學歷史系榮休教授。他1938年和1939年分別獲得芝加哥大學碩士和博士學位。他的作品有《西方的興起》、《追求權力》等。

目錄 · · · · · ·
1    中譯本序(謝泳)
11    前言
17    第一章1929 年的芝加哥大學
43    第二章中途公園的蜜月期(1929—1931)
85    第三章大蕭條時期的黑白照(1931—1936)
137    第四章逐漸捲入戰爭(1937—1941)
185     第五章戰爭年代(1941—1946)
235     第六章繁榮與衰落:一個時代的終結(1946—1950)

289     後記
297     註釋
319     索引
357     附錄:芝加哥大學的通識教育(林孝信)
369     譯後記

Hutchins' University: A Memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950 (Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press) [Paperback]

William H. McNeill 

Book Description

October 30, 2007  0226561712  978-0226561714
The inauguration of Robert Maynard Hutchins as the fifth President of the University of Chicago in 1929 coincided with a drastically changed social and economic climate throughout the world. And Hutchins himself opened an era of tumultuous reform and debate within the University. In the midst of the changes Hutchins started and the intense feelings they stirred, William H. McNeill arrived at the University to pursue his education. In Hutchins' University he tells what it was like to come of age as a undergraduate in those heady times.

Hutchins' scathing opposition to the departmentalization of learning and his resounding call for reforms in general education sparked controversy and fueled debate on campus and off. It became a struggle for the heart and soul of higher education—and McNeill, as a student and then as an instructor, was a participant. His account of the university's history is laced with personal reminiscences, encounters with influential fellow scholars such as Richard McKeon, R. S. Crane, and David Daiches, and details drawn from Hutchins' papers and other archives.

McNeill sketches the interplay of personalities with changing circumstances of the Depression, war, and postwar eras. But his central concern is with the institutional life of the University, showing how student behavior, staff and faculty activity and even the Hyde Park neighborhood all revolved around the charismatic figure of Robert Maynard Hutchins—shaped by him and in reaction against him.

Successive transformations of the College, and the tribulations of the ideal of general or liberal education are central to much of the story; but the memoir also explores how the University was affected by such events as Red scares, the remarkably successful Round Table radio broadcasts, the
abolition of big time football, and the inauguration of the nuclear age under the west stands of Stagg Field in 1942.

In short, Hutchins' University sketches an extraordinarily vibrant period for the University of Chicago
and for American higher education. It will revive old controversies among veterans from those times, and may provoke others to reflect anew about the proper role of higher education in American society.

From Publishers Weekly

This slim volume explains better than any other recent study the myths and realities behind the renowned educator Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977) and the university he ran for more than 20 years. A student at the University of Chicago during Hutchins's glory days and until recently a professor of history there, McNeill offers an insider's account of Hutchins's efforts to transform an institution devoted primarily to research--"a completely new phenomenon in the 1890s," when the University of Chicago opened its doors--into a teacher-driven hotbed of discussion, centered on an undergraduate college "so wonderful and vibrant" that it "always hovered on the edge of the absurd." The wonder becomes clear in the author's detailed descriptions of Hutchins's fierce battles with faculty to improve the state of liberal education and establish an atmosphere of "intellectual stimulation." The absurdity is evident in his portrait of Hutchins as a "quixotic character" whose early success (he became president of the university at age 30) was overshadowed by a failure to specify "what the metaphysical and moral principles or the detailed content of what such an education would be." Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


"A stirring picture of a remarkable time at the University of Chicago and of a remarkable man." - Chicago Sun-Times "[McNeill] provides a view of the Hutchins years which is respectful and sober. The academic environment was divisive, the educational milieu was hot-house." - London Review of Books"

Product Details

  • Series: Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (October 30, 2007)