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April 11, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Kurt Vonnegut, AM'71
1. So it keeps going
On the 10th anniversary of his death, remember Kurt Vonnegut, AM'71, through this decade-spanning interview from the Paris Review archives. More »
Get 15 pieces of life advice drawn from Vonnegut's work.
Read how a UChicago professor inspired Vonnegut's writing.
Poo-tee-tweet your favorite Vonnegut work with #MaroonVonnegut.

2. Across the bookstore aisle
Both liberals and conservatives buy books on science--just different kinds of science, find UChicago researchers. More »
Learn how seating assignments can influence lawmakers' voting.

3. Sea of change
In addition to opening jars, changing color, and using tools, octopuses can edit their own RNA, discovered Marine Biological Laboratory researchers--a breakthrough that could lead to treatments for genetic diseases in humans. More »
Learn more about octopuses' highly developed brains.
Watch an octopus's camouflage abilities in action.

4. Playing by new rules
Video game designer Robin Hunicke, AB'95, creates artistic adventures for the soul. More »
Watch Hunicke discuss diversity in the video game industry.

5. Well versed
Tyehimba Jess, AB’91, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his second collection, Olio, an exploration of race and identity. More »
Read a poem from Jess’s Olio or from his 2005 collection Leadbelly.
Learn how Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist Campbell McGrath, AB'84, combats writer's block.
PLUS . . .
Anne Walters Robertson named Humanities dean . . . Kevin K. McAleenan, JD'98, to lead US Customs & Border Protection . . . Free expression on university campuses . . . Virus linked to celiac disease . . . Managing climate risks like financial markets.
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Classicisms, through June 11 at the Smart Museum

Career opportunities
Principal, Distribution Performance
Northwestern Mutual
Bamberg, Germany
HR Consultant
Pinnacle Montessori Franchise
Program and Outreach Coordinator
University of Chicago Center in Beijing
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South Side math teacher Kareen Sayegh, AB'13
Classroom calling
Kareem Sayegh, AB'13, never thought he'd be a teacher. Now there's no job he'd rather have than teaching math on the South Side. More »
Meet Misha Stallworth, AB'10, the Detroit Board of Education's youngest-ever member.

Upcoming signature event
UChicago Connect: Alumni Weekend 2017
Online networking event
Noon-1 p.m. CDT
Connect with fellow alumni and start making your plans to come back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2017. Log on to network with classmates, learn about events, and more. UChicago staff will also be available to answer questions.
 Register for the online networking event » 
More upcoming events
7-9 p.m.
Shanghai Harper Lecture:
Sorting China's Many Medicines
6 p.m.
Brinson Lecture:
"The Warped Universe"
6-8 p.m.
Dinner with 12 Maroons:
"American Muslims in the Current Political Landscape"
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Serial host Sarah Koenig, AB'90
Breakfast of champions
Serial podcast host Sarah Koenig, AB'90, tests her cereal knowledge on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. More »
Binge on Serial spin-off S-Town.
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