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May 24, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
An innovative approach to innovation
1. An innovative approach to innovation
Supported by a $50 million commitment from University trustee Michael Polsky, MBA'87, founder and CEO of Invenergy, the University of Chicago is launching a new unified center for entrepreneurship and innovation--increasing opportunities for entrepreneurship education, venture creation, and research commercialization, and bringing economic and social benefits for the Chicago region. More »
Learn more about innovation at UChicago.
Attend the June 2 finals of the Edward L. Kaplan, MBA'71, New Venture Challenge.

2. Catching Einstein's waves
For almost a century, scientists searched for the gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity in 1915. Daniel Holz, SM'94, PhD'98, was on the team that found them last fall. More »
Hear Quantrell winner Holz on how students influence professors.
Listen to two black holes collide.

3. Love of the mind
Students Jordan and Michelle say UChicago was a welcome third wheel facilitating their relationship. Read how Jordan proposed. More »
See where Harry met Sally in the famous cinematic meet-cute.
Watch alumni get married in the first Scavvenwedding in 2015.
Read why one alum didn't actually botch his UChicago wedding day.

4. Toward disarmament
As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Hiroshima, Chicago Harris lecturer Kennette Benedict calls on him to lay out plans for a nuclear-weapon-free world. More »
Listen to Bruce Cumings discuss North Korea's nuclear posturing.
Find out how the Doomsday Clock is set.

5. Gut reaction
A new Microbiome Center dovetails with a White House effort to advance the understanding of microbes across environments. More »
Learn why having a dog can make your microbiome healthier.
Read about the Microbiome Center faculty director's research.
PLUS . . .
Herman Melville and black culture . . . How lipstick might boost a paycheck . . . Jon Stewart visits UChicago . . . Why age is just a number . . . How the financial crisis caused hyperpartisan politics.
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Career opportunities
Hong Kong
Quantitative Research Analyst
AXA Investment Managers
Head of Acquisitions
University of Chicago Library
St. Louis
IT Functional Analyst
HIV Supportive Services Coordinator
Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
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Sommelier Jane Lopes, AB'07
In vino virtuoso
From Hyde Park to NYC's Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, "Best New Sommelier" Jane Lopes, AB'07, is conquering the wine world. More »
Make her Jorge Luis Borges-themed cocktail.

Alumni Weekend 2016, June 2-5

Upcoming events
Noon-1 p.m.
UChicago-Connect: Online Industry-Based Networking
10 a.m.
Explore the 13th with Henri Peretz
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Greensboro, NC:
Triad Kick-Off Happy Hour
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Alumni Weekend 2016 Instagram contest
Instant nostalgia
What is more Instagram-worthy than campus filled with your classmates? While you're snapping during Alumni Weekend, share your best shots with the Magazine using the hashtag #UChiAW. We'll publish our favorites in the Summer/16 issue and send the photographers some Maroon swag. More »
Register for Alumni Weekend, June 2-5.
See who's coming and check out the event schedule.
The Magazine's new issue is online.
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