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May 23, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Cuttlefish
A fierce battle between two male cuttlefish over a female was captured by Marine Biological Laboratory cameras. Watch »
 
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
1. Now you're talking
At UChicago, language classes feature YouTube videos and "awkward social interactions"--and students actually learn to speak. More »
Discover six things you didn't learn in French class.
Read more in the Spring/17 University of Chicago Magazine.

2. Passing muster
Stop using "qwerty" or your pet's name to secure your online accounts. A new tool from UChicago and Carnegie Mellon researchers helps create more hack-proof passwords. More »
Try out the tool with your passwords.
Read more password advice from Julia Angwin, AB'92.
Learn about "public interest hacks" from Gabriella Coleman, AM'99, PhD'05.

3. All in the family
Parenting expert Erica Reischer, AM'96, PhD'00, says the best way to change your child's behavior is to change yours. More »
Get 25 more parenting tips from Reischer.
Learn how grounding teens from social media can backfire.

4. Start me up
What do venture capitalists look for in start-ups? A panel of investors and Booth professors share insights. Watch »
Learn how a $20 million gift will boost entrepreneurship at Booth.
See some surprising statistics on start-up survival rates.

5. Thrifty, nerdy, and thriving
During the 30th annual Scav Hunt, teams recreated Starry Night in shredded cheese and jousted with churros. More »
Check out the 2017 list (pdf).
Revisit the New Yorker's feature story about Scav Hunt.
 
PLUS . . .
 
Wage stagnation, gender gap persist . . . Analyzing Chicago violence . . . David Brooks, AB'83, named first Class Day speaker . . . Neighborhood Schools Program turns 40 . . . Reflections from UChicago's first woman president.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

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Career opportunities
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Assistant Director, External Relations
University of Chicago
Boston
Postdoc
Biogen
Chicago
Data Analyist
Ariel Investment
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UChicagoan
Braxton Shelley, AM'16
The Word into song
PhD candidate Braxton Shelley, AM'16, analyzes the structure and meaning of gospel music. More »
Read more Humanities Division stories in Tableau.

Upcoming signature event
Sex and the Constitution
Free faculty-led online course
Beginning June 5
Join law professor Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, for a three-week AlumniU seminar on the confluence of sex, religion, and the law throughout American history.
   
   
 Learn more and follow » 
   
   
More upcoming events
Sat.
05/27/17
7:15-10:30 p.m.
Houston, TX:
Dancin' in the Street ... Motown and More Revue
Sun.
05/28/17
1:10-4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles:
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat.
06/03/17
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Chicago Women's Alliance:
What It Means to Be a Feminist in 2017
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Maroon multiples
Maroon multiples
It's a pride of lions, a murder of crows--but what do you call a group of College prospies? What's the correct collective noun for all those squirrels on the quad? Find out »
Send the Magazine your best UChicago-themed plural appellations.
Be part of a reunion of UChicagoans at Alumni Weekend, June 1-4.
Promote your book on the Magazine's Goodreads shelves of books written by alumni »
Let your impact grow from more to more
Updated: 05.24.2017
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