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June 6, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Parker Solar Probe
At a May 31 celebration in Hyde Park, NASA announced that its first mission into the sun's atmosphere will be called the Parker Solar Probe in honor of UChicago astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who discovered solar wind. More »
1. New science of wellness
The Duchossois Family Institute at the UChicago Medicine will focus on how mechanisms in the body keep us well and how they can be adapted to tackle disease, food allergies, obesity, and even Alzheimer's. More »
Discover the importance of microbiomes.
Learn how bacteria at UChicago could help other hospitals fight infections.

2. Relationships IRL
In her Modern Love essay for the New York Times, a College fourth-year reflects on how thousands of dating-app matches helped her discover what she really wants. More »
Read how six couples found love at Chicago Booth.

3. A special case
What is a special counsel? As Robert Mueller investigates possible connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, the Law School's Daniel Hemel explains the powers and responsibilities of the position. Listen now »
Get Hemel's thoughts on how Mueller could gain more independence.

4. Left-hand man
By studying handedness, UChicago psychologist Daniel Casasanto hopes to better understand the relationship between body and mind. More »
Learn some of the ways our society is biased toward righties.

5. In the zone
For the third year in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals--and testing Nate Silver's (AB'00) prediction algorithms. More »
Watch NBA commissioner Adam Silver, JD'88, discuss the teams' dominance.
HOW TO . . .
Fight loneliness . . . Win $20K for your healthy dessert biz . . . Empower CPS students through chess . . . Become a breakout visual artist . . . Pay for climate change (or not).
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Career opportunities
Houston, TX
Investment Analyst, Private Infrastructure
Partners Group
Madison, WI
Technical Problem Solver
Associate Director, Career Development
University of Chicago, Physical Sciences Division
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Folk singer Lucy Kaplansky, LAB'78
Finding her voice
Folk singer Lucy Kaplansky, LAB'78, shares how she made a career in music--and how she's adapting to a rapidly changing industry. More »
Watch Kaplansky perform "Ten Year Night."

Upcoming events
Noon-1 p.m.
New York City:
June Maroon Lunch in Midtown
4-7 p.m.
Los Angeles:
Young Alumni Happy Hour at Button Mash
Noon-3 p.m.
Maroons in Space!
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
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The nominations deadline for the 2017 Early Career Achievement Awards and Professional Achievement Awards is Friday, June 16. Nominate a classmate »
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