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January 31, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
A 466 million year old space collision
Camera thumbnail One space collision has been raining cosmic shrapnel down on Earth for 466 million years, obscuring the true diversity of meteorites that fall on our planet, according to a UChicago cosmochemist. More »
1. The travel ban
Law professor David Strauss examines the legal grounds for challenging President Trump's executive order on international travel. More »
Read President Zimmer and Provost Diermeier's message to the UChicago community and letter to President Trump about the executive order on international travel.
Learn more about what the University is doing to assist affected members of our community.

2. History maker
Black History Month began with Carter G. Woodson's (AB 1908, AM 1908) desire to see black contributions fully represented in the story of America. More »
Support an on-campus statue of trailblazer Georgiana Simpson, AB 1911, AM 1920, PhD 1921.
See images from Theaster Gates's new installation, But to Be a Poor Race.

3. Now we're cooking
By providing clean-burning ethanol stoves to pregnant women in Nigeria, UChicago researchers were able to lower the women's risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. More »
Learn more about Sola Olopade's research on toxic cooking fumes.
Read cardiologist Atman Shah's reflections on caring for Syrian refugees.

4. Single bright females
The job market and the marriage market value different traits, leading some single women to downplay their ambition and ability, according to economists. More »
Read about Ed Asner's (EX'48) real-life date with costar and working woman icon Mary Tyler Moore.

5. Educated investment
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, UChicago economist and Nobel laureate James Heckman hosted a panel about why it pays to invest in early childhood education. The event kicked off with an intro from Shakira. Watch her remarks »
Read more about Nobelist Heckman's work on early-childhood education.
PLUS . . .
Matching fuel standards to gas prices . . . Fourth-year wins Churchill Scholarship . . . How to reheat french fries . . . Where 1920s Chicago gangsters hung out . . . Doomsday Clock updated.
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Career opportunities
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Bilingual Intake Coordinator
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Philip Glass
A life of music
Ahead of his 80th birthday, composer Philip Glass, AB'56, contemplates his legacy. More »
Read an excerpt from Glass's memoir, Words Without Music.

Upcoming events
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Culver City, CA:
Mayme A. Clayton Museum Tour with Presentation by Christopher Holmes Smith, AB'91
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Jefferson, MD:
Cider Tasting and Class
5-9 p.m.
The John D. Rockefeller Story: Myth vs. Fact at the Music Box Supper Club
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Barack Obama
Yes we can (find him a job)
Former UChicago constitutional law lecturer Barack Obama is newly unemployed--so the Chronicle of Higher Education took the liberty of sending his CV to several universities. More »
Read one UChicago postdoc's advice on landing a tenure-track job.
Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Service Awards will be accepted until February 24.
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