January 15, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Civil rights leader Timuel Black
 
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
1. A change will come
At 100, civil rights leader Timuel Black, AM'54 (above right), has spent his life bending the arc toward justice. More »
Watch Black reflect on turning 100.
Learn how Black began working with Martin Luther King Jr.

2. Triple transplants
Treating two 29-year-old patients, UChicago Medicine performed the country's first back-to-back triple-organ transplants. More »
Learn how UChicago Medicine treats trauma care as a public health issue.

3. Overhaul the 401(k)
It hasn't been helping Americans save enough for retirement, says assistant law professor Daniel Hemel, who has a proposal to revamp it. More »
See the famous index card of all the financial advice you need.
Learn how saving can get in the way of building wealth.

4. Great awakening
How doctoral student R. Derek Black, AM'17, once a pedigreed white nationalist activist, was challenged in college and mobilized against the movement. More »
Hear historian Kathleen Belew discuss white power's rise on Big Brains.

5. New Year's magic
How are those resolutions going? Making them is an act of faith, says the Divinity School's Wendy Doniger. More »
Keep your resolve with expert advice from UChicago Magazine.
Learn four ways to help stick with your resolutions.
 
PLUS . . .
 
"Leading Change," a UChicago in Davos panel . . . What inspired this film about patients' rights . . . An expanded Center in Paris . . . OI discovers Egyptian ancestor shrine . . . Claudia Flores on president's immigration address.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

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Career opportunities
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In memoriam
Nancy Grace Roman
Nancy Grace Roman, PhD'49 (1925-2018)
NASA's first chief of astronomy and mother of the Hubble Space Telescope died in December. More »

Signature event
Cheers to reading
Cheers to reading
Beer and Book is the happy hour that's quintessentially UChicago--where BYOB stands for "bring your own book."
Bring a copy of a book you enjoyed, and leave with a new-to-you selection from a fellow alum. Heated discussion and cold beer: an uncommonly enjoyable pairing.
The event is held in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, DC.
     
     
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More upcoming events
Thurs.
1/17/19
6-8 p.m.
Chicago:
Finance Roundtable: Professor Roger Myerson
Sun.
1/20/19
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Indianapolis:
The Highest Party in the World
Tues.
1/29/19
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Hong Kong:
Economic Outlook 2019: Trade Wars, Economic Uncertainty, and the US/China Relationship
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
AI image recognition
Seeing spots
Rumor has it that artificial intelligence image recognition sees giraffes everywhere. But that might be a stretch. More »
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