Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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March 29, 2016

UChicago Short List
Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Monsters of the midcentury
1. Monsters of the midcentury
The first art movement to originate in Chicago focused on the dark side of postwar life. The current Smart Museum exhibit explores the group of artists nicknamed the Monster Roster.
Learn how the Arts Incubator is amplifying art on the South Side.
Register for Alumni Weekend: Artscape, a cultural, social, and intellectual experience.

2. From research to advocacy
Doctoral student Matthew Barber takes a hiatus from his studies to help the Yazidis, an ethnic minority whose men were murdered and whose women and girls were kidnapped and enslaved by the Islamic State.
Read Barber's NYTimes Q&A about the terrorists' culture of rape.
Learn what UChicago's Robert Pape, PhD'88, calls the "strategic logic of suicide terrorism."

3. Risk and reward
Two female UChicago MBAs discuss the smart, calculated risks they took to set themselves apart from their peers.
Learn four traits of a likely CEO--unless you're a woman.
Get job advice from four College alumni.

4. Tales of accidental brilliance
Molecular engineer David Awschalom and his graduate students finally figured out what was messing up their research--and ended up creating an "optical Etch A Sketch."
Find out what a UChicago biochemist is achieving with DNA.
Read how simulations are helping build the future of quantum devices.
See the University's home for molecular engineering.
Join experts for a series of short talks about future science.

5. A new gift for Odyssey
The College's newest dining commons will be named the Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons--recognizing a $7 million gift to the Odyssey program from Frank Baker, AB'94, and his wife, Laura Day.
Watch highlights from last month's celebration of the Odyssey Scholarship program and Collegiate Scholars Program.
PLUS . . .
Parasites may lead to road rage . . . Last call for Norman Maclean Faculty Award nominations . . . Solved: the mystery of the Tully Monster . . . Alum donates his brain for concussion research.
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Career opportunities
Oakland, CA
Senior Strategy Analyst
Kaiser Permanente
Campaign Optimization Specialist
Data Liaison
University of Chicago
Urban Labs
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Toni Preckwinkle, AB'69, MAT'77
Toni Preckwinkle
AB'69, MAT'77
Chicago Defender calls the Cook County board president "the iron fist in the velvet glove." More »

Upcoming events
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Portland, OR:
Creo Chocolate Factory Tour
2-4 p.m.
Los Angeles:
Harper Lecture Featuring Photographer and Professor Laura Letinsky
Noon-1 p.m.
Utilizing the Business Model Canvas to Create Sustainable Value
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Lite of the mind
Improvisor law professor Randy Picker
The improvising law professor
Why Law School professor Randal C. Picker, AB'80, AM'82, JD'85, loves improv--and how he convinced Douglas Baird to play Tina Fey to his Amy Poehler. More »
Browse Susie Allen's (AB'09) guide for comedy-inclined alumni.
Revisit improv theater troupe Off-Off Campus's list of lines that earned the biggest laughs during its 2011-12 season.
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