March 12, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Free speech illustration
1. Can free speech law adapt?
Since the Supreme Court's earliest First Amendment case 100 years ago, interpreters have grappled with social and technological change. Law scholars Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, and David Strauss discuss challenges for this century. More »
Read more about the First Amendment's complicated history.
Learn why one scholar doubts that free speech is inherently good.
Read President Robert J. Zimmer's message about a potential free speech executive order.

2. How to lead
Chicago Booth's Harry Davis teaches leadership as performance art. More »
Watch Davis discuss what we can learn from failure.
Know your style of networking in order to build a better one.

3. In the wake of shuttered schools
Sociologist Eve Ewing, AB'08, tells Big Brains what drew her to study Chicago's school closings--and how writing poetry and comics broadens the investigation. More »
Learn how Ewing's research informs her next poetry project.
Read about an SSA initiative to improve student outcomes in Chicago.

4. Classmate with clout
Chicago's next mayor will be a UChicago alumna--and the first African American woman to hold the office. More »
Read about Toni Preckwinkle, AB'69, MAT'77, and Lori Lightfoot, JD'89, the two candidates in next month's runoff election.
Hear a breakdown of what makes Chicago politics unique.
PLUS . . .
Myth of the suburban swing vote . . . Upside of polarized views . . . Why the elderly get the flu . . . How much data can a mouse brain hold? . . . Antarctica's night tremors.
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Career opportunities
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CCB-Finance & Strategic Analytics-Sr. Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Consumer & Community Banking-Finance & Strategic Analytics-Vice President
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Research Manager-Translation
Feeding America
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Before the law
Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur, AM'97, PhD'01, wants to broaden access to the civil justice system. More »

Upcoming events
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Improv Workshop at Improv Asylum
6-9 p.m.
Democracy, Populism, and Capitalism: Are They Compatible?
1-2 p.m.
New York City:
"Puss in Boots" in Central Park
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Lite of the mind
Joseph Regenstein Library
Deep in the stacks
As UChicago hunkers down for finals week, get the inside scoop on the University Library system, past and present. More »
Read an essay about the life of the Reg's fourth floor.
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