Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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March 15, 2016

UChicago Short List
Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Katherine Dunham
1. Katherine Dunham's legacy
Katherine Dunham, PhB'36, forged a unique career as a dancer and anthropologist. And in East St. Louis, Illinois, a former student teaches Dunham Technique.
Find Dunham's books at the University of Chicago Press.

2. The promise of cities
The University's Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, supported by a $35 million gift from Joe (AB'78, MBA'80) and Rika (AB'91) Mansueto, will create new opportunities for urban scholarship and education with lasting impact for cities around the world.
Read how UChicago's Urban Labs are already working with cities.
See related UChicago work, as listed by Chicago magazine.

3. Overeat? Could be lack of sleep
A lack of sleep augments "the same system targeted by the active ingredient of marijuana," says a UChicago research associate in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
Learn how screen time keeps kids awake.
Revisit UChicago Magazine's night in the sleep lab.

4. Power perceptions
In the Economist, Michael Greenstone, LAB'87, director of the Energy Policy Institute at UChicago, discusses how to get people in India to pay for electricity by tweaking social norms.
Follow @UChiEnergy and @UChiDelhi.
Read why one columnist calls UChicago economist Raghuram Rajan "too important to lose" as head of India's Reserve Bank.

5. Mortal thoughts
Doctors are taught to fight death--but it's a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.
Read how Susan Sontag, AB'51, and more confronted their mortality.
Learn about Quentin Young, EX'44 (1923-2016), an activist and physician to Martin Luther King Jr. and Studs Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34.
PLUS . . .
The economic fallout of anti-Semitism . . . Sorry, lefties: it's a right-handed world . . . Futuristic oven. . . Better climate change predictions. . . First evidence of rare element . . . Meditation + ballet = wisdom.
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Julian DeShazier
(Julian DeShazier, MDiv'10)
A Hyde Park pastor and emcee defies the Christian reluctance to embrace hip-hop. More »

Signature event
Volunteer Caucus
Volunteer Caucus
Chicago: April 16, 2016
Come celebrate the University and the volunteers who make it special. Immerse yourself in the campus, find out how volunteering can support the campaign, and attend the Alumni Service Awards.
 Register for Volunteer Caucus » 
More upcoming events
7 p.m.
Chicago Salon with Ramon Gutierrez
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Harper Lecture: Rethinking Housing with Lee Fennell
6-9 p.m.
Alumni Happy Hour with the Ivy Plus Society
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Lite of the mind
UChicago anagrams
UChicago anagrams
To twist shrewd is a (UChicago) test with words. How good are your wordsmithing skills? Can you solve these UChicago-themed anagrams? Don't peek at the answers »
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