May 21, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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1. Can democracy survive?
Constitutional democracies around the world are eroding, but the United States can avoid their fate, say law professors Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq. More »
Listen to Ginsburg and Huq discuss reforms to bolster democracy.
Read what Huq thinks about a US president's "executive privilege."
Hear Ginsburg's lecture on how democracies use international law.

2. Reel dedication
Ahead of this weekend's Doc Films Festival, the Chicago Reader puts a spotlight on the country's oldest student-run film society. More »
Learn more about Doc Films Festival.
Look back at the Core's 75th-anniversary history of Doc Films.
Read about the Doc alumni who founded Kartemquin Films.

3. The open road
Queer and minority truck drivers are the subjects of a book by gender and sexuality researcher Anne Balay, AB'86, AM'88, PhD'94, who's worked as a trucker herself. More »
Learn more about Balay's research and the lives of queer truckers.
Explore stories about LGBTQ+ UChicagoans spanning the school's history.

4. Secrets of Scav
Writer and editor Leila Sales, AB'06, charts the history and lore of a UChicago rite of May: Scav Hunt. More »
Read highlights from Sales's anthology of Scav stories.
See how Scav rates in an alumni poll about the best College traditions.

5. Don't wait to vaccinate
A primer on the measles virus and the vaccine that fights it, from UChicago Medicine infectious disease expert Allison Bartlett. More »
Learn how to tell if you might need another measles vaccination.
Discover what other boosters adults need to stay immunized.
Beware of a new anti-vaccination hoax: the "vaccine detox."
PLUS . . .
What streetlights can do for crime prevention . . . Gift supports Egyptian College and executive students . . . This program embraces high-risk, high-reward research . . . Quantum computing the subatomic realm . . . How does student debt really affect homeownership?
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UChicago Alumni Weekend | June 6-9, 2019

Career opportunities
New York City
Engineering Manager
Waltham, MA
Research Scientist
Education Development Center
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Martin Nesbitt
The entrepreneurial route
"I've been incrementally bold," says Vistria Group cofounder and civic leader Martin Nesbitt, MBA'89. More »

Upcoming events
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Washington, DC:
The Music of Stranger Things
7-11 p.m.
New York City:
Stand-up Comedians and Open Mic Social
2-4 p.m.
San Diego:
Milagro Farm Winery: Behind-the-Scenes Tour
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Lite of the mind
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If you build it, they will come
See a Lego version of the quads in this College Admissions video for high-school students planning campus visits. More »
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