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May 9, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
War photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie, AB'03
1. War stories
In Syria, Ukraine, and other conflict zones, photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie, AB'03, shoots from the front lines. More »
See more of Alpeyrie's work.

2. Ask him anything about money
Famous for his index card of personal finance advice, UChicago's Harold Pollack answered peoples' money questions. The Magazine collected his best responses. More »
See the index card.
Learn more about Pollack's book.

3. Hope floats
A football-stadium-sized balloon hovering 20 miles above Earth carries astrophysicist Angela Olinto's ambitions of discovering the origin of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. More »
Track the balloon's progress.

4. Better culled Saul
A vast archive of Saul Bellow's (EX'39) papers at the UChicago Library includes drafts of unpublished works, correspondence with his roommate Ralph Ellison, and other rare finds. More »
See some papers from the collection.
Read how Greg Bellow, AB'66, AM'68, preserves his father's legacy.

5. Happy capital
Venture capitalist Ezra Galston, MBA'13, believes in building relationships with start-ups--and in karma. More »
Attend the May 23 Social New Venture Challenge finals at Chicago Booth, or watch live.
Kids need dirt . . . Queens wage more wars than kings . . . Companies may hide their profits . . . UChicago athletes say, "It's on us" . . . Childcare is a good investment.
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Philosopher and law professor Martha Nussbaum
Thinker for the times
Philosopher and law professor Martha Nussbaum delivered the 2017 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, "Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame." More »
Learn why Nussbaum thinks anger is fundamentally flawed.

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Washington, DC Harper Lecture:
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Unlocking Our Ocean Planet: A Lecture with Maureen Conte
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Nota bene
Writer and mother Ana Castillo, AM'79
The mother of all tasks
Having a 15-year-old son means learning when to bow out, reflects Ana Castillo, AM'79. More »
Celebrate Mother's Day with more mom-centric reads.
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