June 12, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
The Efficiency Paradox
1. Let's get lost
When you hit the road this summer, take a page from the book of Edward Tenner, AM'67, PhD'72: ditch the GPS and embrace your "skills of wayfinding and waylosing." More »
Learn how digital mapping influences humanists and humanitarians.
Read about a program that turns teens into digital mapmakers.
Use this interactive map to connect with UChicago campus history.

2. The most popular art
Three years before the first home VCR, Horace Newcomb's (AM'65, PhD'69) first book paved the way for the academic study of television. More »
See what Margaret Lyons, AB'04, was doing before she became the New York Times Watching critic.
Learn how a creative economist studies mass media in the digital age.

3. Power pop
University carillonneur Joey Brink explains why pop songs sound so swell on the bells. More »
Read about Rockefeller's recent festival of new music for carillon.

4. Next big things
How to roll over your 401(k) and find the best coffee on campus: two winners from the Polsky Center's business accelerator program. More »
Learn more about the winners of this year's Edward L. Kaplan, MBA'71, New Venture Challenge and the John Edwardson, MBA'72, Social New Venture Challenge.

5. Steady race for a cure
Despite a gold rush of big pharma investors, the key to cancer immunotherapy, says oncologist Jason Luke, will be not to rush the science. More »
Watch a UChicago oncologist explain the high costs of cancer drugs.
Learn what a study on breast cancer treatment means for patients.
PLUS . . .
New Physical Sciences dean . . . Bruce Cumings on US-North Korea history . . . Luis Bettencourt and Bradley Tusk, JD'99, on the future of cities . . . Austan Goolsbee on fake news . . . A video game for harassment prevention training.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.


Career opportunities
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Susan Kidwell
It had to be cows
Conservation paleobiologist Susan Kidwell found a surprising culprit behind an ecosystem's extinction. More »

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Peninsula South Bay Happy Hour Networking
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Lite of the mind
Henry Hinds Laboratory
Get lost this summer among Chicago's hulking brutalist buildings. A new architectural map of the city puts a spotlight on the Henry Hinds Laboratory for Geophysical Sciences. More »
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