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April 25, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Retired Racehorse Project founder Steuart Pittman, AB’85
1. Home stretch
Ahead of the Kentucky Derby on May 6, learn how trainer and Retired Racehorse Project founder Steuart Pittman Jr., AB'85, advocates for off-track Thoroughbreds. More »
See photos of Pittman's horses and farm.

2. A patient's perspective
Neurobiologist Peggy Mason teaches medical students how to understand their patients through the stories they tell. More »
Get your neurobiology fix via Mason's blog or Twitter account.
Learn how maggots aid neurobiology research.

3. Broad strokes
English professor Deborah Nelson names six women writers "tough enough" to change American culture. More »
Celebrate another tough woman writer, Gwendolyn Brooks, at UChicago this spring.

4. Chicago schooled
In his push for universal basic income, US representative Ro Khanna, AB'98, is drawing on Milton Friedman's (AM'33) "negative income tax" idea. More »
Hear Freakonomics hosts discuss Friedman, guaranteed basic income.
Read about the Chicago school's shifting views on monopolies.

5. Astute anthropomorphism
Talking to your dog, cursing the weather, and naming your car aren't just personal idiosyncrasies, says UChicago behavioral scientist Nicholas Epley--they're signs of intelligence. More »
Read why you're not as good at reading other people as you think.
HOW TO . . .
See a president's tax returns . . . Combat loneliness . . . Reduce heart attacks and strokes . . . Trick Americans into saving money . . . Make a physics breakthrough . . . Engage young people in politics.
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Matthew Briones
Triple play
Cultural historian Matthew Briones explores the intersection of sports, race, and US history. More »
Watch Briones's Harper Lecture, "Illusion Fields: Baseball and US History."

Upcoming signature event
Truth and language
Truth and language

Fake news. Alternative facts. Clickbait. Starting May 1, log on and join Chris Kennedy, William H. Colvin Professor in Linguistics and the College, for a free online course for alumni about the nature of truth and language.

  See the syllabus and learn more »  
More upcoming events
5:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg, FL: The First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency
6-8 p.m.
Boston Harper Lecture: Discovering Science
6:40 p.m.
Cubs-Rockies Baseball Game
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Modo Rockefeller
Life of meow
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel's resident cat, Modo, shares his thoughts on squirrels, the best carillon tunes, and microeconomics. More »
Watch Modo in his natural chapel habitat.
Be Modo's friend on Facebook.
Remember when President Beadle rescued a cat from his roof?
Shareholding member of the Seminary Co-op? Update your status by May 1 »
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