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February 14, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Misha Collins, AB'97
1. Misha, Misha, Misha
Fans of Supernatural actor Misha Collins, AB'97, have some creative ways of showing him their love--and Collins embraces the fandom. More »
Watch Collins's first scene as the angel Castiel on Supernatural.

2. Your brain on love
Neuroscientist Stephanie Cacioppo explains why love is so addicting and reveals if opposites really do attract. Watch the video »
Read how Cacioppo met her husband, neuroscientist John Cacioppo.

3. Of human bonds
Drawing on behavioral science, Chicago Booth researchers offer four ways to improve your relationship. More »
Watch to learn why entrepreneurs shouldn't fall in love with their ideas.
Read how Joseph Phua, MBA'13, launched a culturally appropriate dating app in Southeast Asia.

4. Record of affection
Proof of Ann Druyan's love for Carl Sagan, AB'54, SB'55, SM'56, PhD'60, is currently flying through the universe on the Voyager Interstellar Mission's Golden Record. More »
See and hear what else is on the Golden Record.
Get Voyager scientist Ed Stone's (SM'59, PhD'64) take on its mission.

5. A sweetie pie by any other name
Linguist Arika Okrent, PhD'04, serves up six delicious terms of endearment from around the world. More »
Learn the correct pronunciation of "February."
PLUS . . .
Getting kids to love coding . . . Raghuram Rajan returns to Chicago Booth . . . Cancer researcher wins $4.2M award . . . An early UChicago love triangle.
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Career opportunities
Executive Director
Black Metropolis Research Consortium
Dayton, OH
Dayton Physicians Network
Washington, DC
Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer
Safe Shores, The DC Children's Advocacy Center
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Romance novelist Gwyn Cready, AB'83
Book lover
Romance novelist Gwyn Cready, AB’83, MBA’86, shares her literary passions. More »
Get a peek at life as a romance novelist.

Upcoming signature event
Giving Day 2017
Give UChicago some love
February 22, 2017
Chicago | New York | San Francisco
Join fellow UChicago alums for an evening full of fun and friends, while doing some good by supporting University scholarships, student programs, research, and more.
 Learn more about Giving Day 2017 » 
More upcoming events
6-8 p.m.
New York City:
Improv Comedy Workshop and Happy Hour with Caitlin Puckett
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Beer and Books
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Has the Political Establishment Failed America?
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Lite of the mind
On-campus romance
Lovely memories
Alumni share where, exactly, they found love at UChicago. More »
Read more love stories from UChicago couples.
Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Service Awards will be accepted until February 24.
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