January 29, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Sessue Hayakawa
 
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
1. Movie star Maroon?
Matinee idol Sessue Hayakawa's path to Hollywood led through UChicago--or so his story goes. UChicago Magazine does some digging. More »
Read about Hayakawa's place in Asian American movie history.
Get the history behind an Oscar contender about 1970s Mexico City.

2. Data point man
Why data expert Mike Franklin left Berkeley to lead UChicago's computer science program. More »
Learn five ways to protect your personal data against breaches.
Read how a high school teacher's bet got Franklin into computers.

3. Sounds of space-time
Astrophysicist Daniel Holz tells Big Brains what the ripples in space-time reveal about the universe. More »
Get Holz's take on a new gravitational-wave controversy.
Learn about a PhD student who helped discover an exoplanet.

4. Start-up swindle
In her new podcast series, ABC News correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, AB'03, tells the story of the disgraced founder of Silicon Valley health-care start-up Theranos. More »
Learn more about Jarvis's investigation, which also includes a TV documentary.

5. Levels of suppression
Most censorship is self-imposed but not necessarily self-initiated, concludes historian Ada Palmer, who wrapped up an exhibition on information control in December. More »
See how doodles in a medieval manuscript were censored.
Read more about Palmer's work, including her science fiction.
 
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Arunas Liulevicius
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1926-2019: Ex-senator. More »

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