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March 28, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
UChicago offers free tuition for children of CPS
Camera thumbnail Now children of Chicago Public Schools educators--in addition to children of Chicago firefighters and police officers--can attend UChicago tutition-free. More »
1. Performing the presidency
Need to appear more presidential? Political scientist William Howell says simply being inaugurated and giving a speech to a joint session of Congress might do the trick. More »
Track President Trump's approval ratings with Nate Silver's (AB'00) poll aggregator.

2. Cultural revelations
Fifty years later, lecturer Youquin Wang refuses to let the victims of China's Cultural Revolution be forgotten. More »
Read about an alumna's childhood visit to a school turned Red Guard prison.

3. Advice for women in business
From picking the right field to evaluating success, three Chicago Booth alumnae share their top career advice. More »
Read about the gender gap in workplace discipline.
Learn from Dear Businesslady, aka Courtney Guerra, AB'05, CER'11.
Trace the path of a Chicago Booth couple who left finance to grow coffee in Brazil.

4. Elemental neurology
Neuroscientist Bobby Kasthuri can explain the latest attempts to map the human brain to anyone, including this adorable five-year-old. Watch the video »
Learn how two UChicago neuroscientists can tell the future, sort of.

5. Gerrymandering 101
The Law School's Nicholas Stephanopoulos explores the history of gerrymandering, from Elbridge Gerry to the recent federal court ruling on Wisconsin's redistricting. Listen now »
Read how Moon Duchin, SM'99, PhD'05, fights gerrymandering with geometry.
PLUS . . .
Trustee David Rockefeller, PhD'40 (1915-2017) . . . Professor and alum debate safe spaces . . . New deans at Divinity School and Harris Public Policy . . . Whet Moser, AB'04, on Chuck Berry and Chicago.
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Career opportunities
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Marketing Internship
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Senior Writer
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In memoriam
Robert Silvers, AB'47 (1929–2017)
Literary matchmaker
New York Review of Books founding coeditor Robert Silvers, AB'47, paired influential writers with unlikely subjects. More »
Learn more about Silvers's UChicago days.

Upcoming signature event
Alumni Travel
See the world with UChicago
Germany | Ireland | Vietnam and Cambodia
Tour the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein in the Bavarian Alps, explore the lush landscapes that inspired Seamus Heaney, or receive a traditional Buddhist water blessing at a seventh-century temple.
 See all the study trips » 
More upcoming events
2-4 p.m.
Atlanta Harper Lecture:
The Prison Boom and Sentencing Policy
Noon-1 p.m. CDT
Online Networking Event:
Alumni Weekend 2017
6 p.m.
Brinson Lecture:
"The Warped Universe"
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Words of wisdom from College dean John D. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75
Five more years!
In honor of John W. Boyer's (AM'69, PhD'75) appointment to a sixth consecutive term as dean of the College, enjoy some of his Habsburg-inspired wisdom. More »
Reminisce about the first Dean Boyer Appreciation Day.
Say farewell to Alumni Association leader Damon Cates, MBA'05.
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