May 7, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Patric McCoy art collection
1. Artistic commitments
Focused for decades on art of the African diaspora, Patric McCoy, AB'69, has advice for aspiring collectors: "You see something you like, get it." More »
Read about a Smart Museum show of African American abstract art.
Take an audio tour of the Smart's exhibition, which draws from Pamela Joyner's (LAB'75) collection.

2. Legal light
UChicago Magazine explores the legacy of law professor Soia Mentschikoff, who reformed how the United States does business and blazed a trail for women in law. More »
Learn how Mentschikoff's portrait changed Harvard Law School.
Read about Jewel Stradford Lafontant's (JD'46) barrier-breaking career.

3. Bellow on stage
With preview performances this week, Court Theatre's production of The Adventures of Augie March embraced a challenge as modern as Saul Bellow's (EX'39) novel: how to stage the unstageable. More »
Watch playwright David Auburn, AB'91, talk about adapting Augie.
Explore a Special Collections exhibition about the novel and the play.
Read about the cataloging and opening of Bellow's archive.

4. Gifts of life
Cardiac surgeon Valluvan Jeevanandam talks about the back-to-back triple-organ transplants in December that transformed the lives of two UChicago Medicine patients. More »
Hear the stories of the doctors and patients on the Big Brains podcast.

5. A new social contract
Chicago Booth's Raghuram Rajan thinks the antidote to rising populist nationalism around the globe is to balance the market and the state with the interests of local communities. More »
Hear what causes inequality in Rajan's view--and what can solve it.
Watch Rajan discuss the likelihood of a US economic slowdown.
PLUS . . .
Urban Education Institute joins SSA . . . An ethicist's journey as a CTA driver . . . Rarest radioactive decay . . . What to know about "suicide contagion" . . . Has the Chicago school of economics evolved on deregulation?
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Maurine Kornfeld
Last year 97-year-old competitor Maurine Kornfeld, AB'42, AM'48, was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. More »

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Lite of the mind
A New Urbanist meme
More than a meme
New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens: How a joke Facebook group founded in the College attracted serious attention. More »
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