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  February 2, 2016  
  UChicago Short List  
  Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.  
Telescope gets major upgrade
  1. Telescope gets major upgrade  
  Argonne, Fermilab, and UChicago combine expertise on a new ultrasensitive camera for the South Pole Telescope, to be installed later this year to plumb the cosmos's earliest history.  
  Learn why PSD's Wendy Freedman won the Dannie Heineman Prize.  
  Download early data from Fermilab's Dark Energy Survey.  
  Follow @Argonne, @Fermilab, and @UChicagoPSD.  
  2. Envision South Asia  
  A new exhibit at the Library explores visual representations of South Asia, including palm leaf manuscripts, historical maps, and never-shown artifacts from Special Collections.  
  View the associated web exhibit.  
  Learn about the Ramakrishnan Professorship in Sanskrit Studies.  
  See the top eight dead languages studied in the College.  
  3. Iowa caucus week  
  Before Monday's Iowa caucuses, the Law School's Brian Leiter explained how Bernie Sanders, AB'64, is like FDR.  
  Plus: Learn why Nate Silver, AB'00, says Donald Trump came out of Iowa looking like Pat Buchanan.  
  See where Ana Marie Cox, AB'94, is bringing her political reporting.  
  Follow @UChiPolitics and @UChicagoGate.  
  Hear what really causes gridlock in Congress.  
  Read about activist Robert Pickus, AB'46, AM'57, who died in January.  
  4. You had me at "venison leg"  
  Hyde Park's A10 made the Chicago Tribune's list of the top 20 restaurants to try in this year's Chicago Restaurant Week.  
  Read about A10 and Yusho chef Matthias Merges.  
  Find the best $5 vegetarian lunch in Hyde Park.  
  5. Hard-earned financial sense  
  Behavioral scientist Anuj Shah found that the poor performed better on financial tests--because they must think about money all the time.  
  Get financial advice from @UChicagoSSA's @Harold Pollack.  
  See what @ChicagoBooth researchers are learning about gift cards.  
  PLUS . . .  
  Cultural policy meets Arts + Public Life . . . The University's annual report . . . W.J.T. Mitchell reviews Pixar's Good Dinosaur . . . Meet the alum who studies American Idol losers . . . It's three minutes to midnight.  
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  From first Heisman to the Puppy Bowl  
  From first Heisman to Puppy Bowl  
  Jay Berwanger, AB'36, and UChicago's Big Ten days are gone, but Super Bowl Sunday unleashes a new competitor: Graham House resident dog Cooper. More »  
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