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March 14, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Small School Talent Search
1. True GRITS
Tom Heberlein, AB'67, reflects on the Small School Talent Search (aka the Grass Roots Talent Search or GRITS), a 1960s "admissions experiment" that recruited College students from rural areas across the country. More »
Learn how student support services have evolved since the SSTS.

2. Not tonight
Americans are having less sex than they did a decade ago, finds psychologist Jean Twenge, AB'93, AM'93--and she has a theory why. More »
Read a review of law professor Geoffrey Stone's (JD'71) new book, Sex and the Constitution.

3. The 411 on TRAPPIST-1
Grad student Megan Bedell explains why the recent discovery of seven Earth-like planets matters, and how scientists will see if these exoplanets could support life. More »
Revisit a UChicago debate on if, and when, we'll discover extraterrestrial life.

4. Step one: Get off the couch
Lose weight, finish that work assignment, or finally learn how to play the guitar with seven motivation-boosting strategies from Chicago Booth researchers. More »
Read about Chicago Booth's new dean, Madhav Rajan.
Get your kid to eat more vegetables using behavioral science.

5. A method to March Madness
Statistician Nate Silver, AB'00, uses big data to predict the winner of the NCAA basketball tournament. See his forecast »
Get more bracket advice from seven faculty members.
Remember that UChicago won the first college basketball game.
PLUS . . .
How an alum became a millennial millionaire . . . Emergency medicine's gender bias . . . $25 million gift for graduate students . . . Arne Duncan, LAB'82, joins Harris Public Policy . . . UChicago raises campaign goal to $5 billion.
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Career opportunities
Alameda, CA
Research Associate, Virus Evolution and Engineering
IGNITE Immunotherapy Inc.
Washington, DC
Federal Cost Modeling Consultant
Institutional Giving Associate
The Cara Program
New York City
Assistant Director, Major Gifts, NYC
University of Chicago
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Maura Connors, AB'15
Pride of the Irish
On Saturday Maura Connors, AB'15, reigned over Chicago's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade as queen. More »
Visit Ireland with the Alumni Association this summer.

Alumni Weekend

Upcoming events
Noon-1 p.m.
Web Chat:
How Do You Celebrate Women's History Month? A Live Discussion and Networking Event
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Young Alumni Grad School Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m.
New York City
Harper Lecture:
Down, Out, and Under Arrest: How Policing Shapes Everyday Life for the Urban Poor
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
John Sclazi's The Collapsing Empire
Campus immersion
Take a 360-degree tour of Mansueto Library, including the robotic-arm book retrieval system and the conservation laboratory. More »
See the rest of campus in person during Alumni Weekend, June 1-4. Registration is now open.
Alumni: Have you written a book? Add it to the Magazine's Goodreads shelves »
Let your impact grow from more to more
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