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June 7, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Teaching business ethics at Chicago Booth
1. On morals and markets
John Paul Rollert, AM'09, invokes Adam Smith to teach future Chicago Booth MBAs that business and ethics can go hand in invisible hand. More »
Learn why you think you're a better person than everyone else.

2. Hub for cancer research
An open-access clinical database based at UChicago is part of Vice President Joe Biden's "moonshot" to cure cancer. More »
See photos from Biden's Monday tour of the new data center.
Find out how researchers are blocking tumors from spreading.
Watch a UChicago oncologist discuss Biden's effort.

3. Shedding light on a dark trade
How much does the Islamic State make from selling looted antiquities? Neubauer Collegium postdoc Fiona Rose-Greenland and an interdisciplinary research team are finding out. More »
Learn how neuroscience may explain terrorists' desire for martyrdom.
Read about an Oriental Institute effort to save pillaged Iraqi art.

4. Houses get sorted
The eight new College houses in Campus North Residential Hall and Dining Commons, opening this fall, will be named for University alumni, supporters, and College dean John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75. More »
Watch an introduction to Campus North.
Read about enduring house traditions.
PLUS . . .
The economics of TSA wait times . . . Ed Asner's (EX'48) new sitcom . . . Undergrad teaching awards announced . . . Rubenstein Forum design unveiled . . . Arts block in Washington Park.
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Career opportunities
Senior Web Developer
University of Chicago Press
Director, Operations
The Laboratory Schools
Advanced Practice Nurse
The University of Chicago Medicine
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In memoriam
Charles M. Harper
Harper Center namesake
Former ConAgra CEO Charles M. Harper, MBA'50, whose landmark 2007 gift renamed Chicago Booth's Hyde Park center, died May 28 at age 88. More »

Upcoming events
7-9:30 p.m.
Reception with Dean Boyer
6-8:30 p.m.
Washington, DC:
Jazz in the Garden
Noon-3 p.m.
First Annual Summer Picnic
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Cover art from Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Father's figures
Building sci-fi toys for his son gave Sylvain Neuvel, PhD'03, the idea for his breakout novel, Sleeping Giants. More »
Celebrate Father's Day with another father-son literary connection.
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