February 26, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Ayelet Fishbach research illustration
1. Goal digger
Want to exercise more, save money, and eat healthier? Social psychologist Ayelet Fishbach's research can help. More »
Learn Fishbach and a colleague's recipe for better negotiating.
Understand the value of negative feedback.

2. Office apocalypse
The inspirations behind Ling Ma's (AB'05) award-winning novel Severance, a dystopian portrait of the world of work. More »
Read an excerpt from Severance.
Read Ma's reflections on her writing process.
Get one critic's take on how Severance captured the mood of 2018.

3. The simplest answers ...
Remember Harold Pollack's index card of financial advice? The SSA public policy expert tells Big Brains how a direct approach works for crime and health care issues too. More »
See a finance card Pollack wrote specifically for those under 30.
Hear more from Pollack about research on violent crime prevention.
Sample more Big Brains with these podcast highlights.

4. Fewer happy returns
Diminishing refunds could put a squeeze on taxpayers this year. They could also cost the government, says the Law School's Daniel Hemel. More »
Learn why we might prefer a tax refund to bigger monthly paychecks.

5. When collaboration isn't key
Take a close look at citation patterns in scientific research, says the Knowledge Lab's James Evans, and you'll find that smaller teams are bigger innovators. More »
Read about a Knowledge Lab study on forgotten influencers.
PLUS . . .
Rockefeller Chapel's new dean . . . Don't mess with measles . . . How to grow your own kidney . . . A piece of Venice Biennale in Chicago . . . What causes a stock market crash?
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

Giving Day: April 9-10

Career opportunities
Director of Administration
The People's Music School
New York City
Front End Developer
Shift Markets
New York City
Knowledge Analyst Intern
World Education Services
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In memoriam
Ken Nordine
Ken Nordine, EX'43
Nordine, the sound artist and voice-over talent who created "word jazz," died February 16. More »

Upcoming events
6:30-10:00 p.m.
San Francisco:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind with the San Francisco Symphony
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Alumni Happy Hour
7:00-8:30 p.m.
New York:
Core of the Core: James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street
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BoLe Tech Investor Forum in Hong Kong on March 8

Lite of the mind
Campus from above
Heightened perspective
The University of Chicago Magazine's Winter/19 cover gives a bird's-eye view of the quads. See where else our flight path leads. More »
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