February 12, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
A warming globe
1. A tax to shore up Earth
More market-based tool than Green New Deal, a US carbon tax has broad support among economists. What would it take for politicians to vote yea? More »
Read more about how economists calculate the social cost of carbon.
Learn how US opinion is shifting on climate change and energy policy.
See 10 charts that tell the story of energy in 2018.

2. Myth of the monolithic millennial
The largest share of the workforce. The majority of eligible voters. Don't underestimate the size, power, or complexity of the millennial generation, GenForward's Cathy Cohen tells Big Brains. More »
Hear what GenForward found about millennials' future in Chicago.
Learn how discrimination shifts attitudes among black young adults.

3. Artistic vision
With one of the world's deepest collections of African American abstract art, Pamela Joyner, LAB'75, wants to raise the visibility of underrepresented artists in museums and academia. More »
Read about the Smart Museum's exhibition from Joyner's collection.
See where Joyner stands on Elle's list of creative tastemakers.

4. Radical antiheroes
Taking its cue from Hollywood blockbusters, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, recruits US militants by channeling the Western heroic narrative, says political scientist Robert Pape. More »
Get two humanists' thoughts on the heroic tradition, past and present.

5. The heart knows
From Valentine's Day date to spouse in how many days? Researchers say we are quicker to judge than we think, whether about marriage prospects or politicians. More »
Consider: Do we actually choose parenthood?
Learn why being bored may lead to better thinking.
PLUS . . .
The key to early-childhood education . . . The history of gaming . . . How to tax the superrich . . . A quadruple major? . . . How Facebook gets away with it.
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Elliot J. Feldman
Paper chase
Trade lawyer Elliot J. Feldman, AB'69, built a case and a coalition to fight tariffs threatening US newspapers. More »

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Concrete Traffic
Pull over
The result of an "instant happening" staged by Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell in 1970, Concrete Traffic is the University's public art buried gem. More »
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