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June 20, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Congratulations, Class of 2017!
At the University's 530th Convocation, graduates were encouraged to "embrace the unknown." See photos and video »
1. Origin story
In 1942 Wonder Woman was an "easygoing avenger" and other superheroes' secretary. Her evolution into the sword-wielding heroine of the hit movie Wonder Woman mirrors our progress toward gender equality over the past 75 years, writes Brent Staples, AM'76, PhD'82. More »
Listen to James Kakalios, SM'82, PhD'85, discuss the physics of superheroes.

2. Working it out
In an adaptation from her book Is This Working?, Courtney C. W. Guerra, AB'05, (aka "Dear Businesslady") explains what to do when you're blamed for a coworker's mistake. More »
Get Guerra's six steps to negotiating a higher salary.
Read how Guerra developed her Businesslady alter ego.

3. Hometown pride
Kenneth Burns, AB'93, AM'03, was apprehensive when he moved back to his native Tennessee with his partner in 2013--but the couple was welcomed with hand-delivered casseroles, dinner invitations, and Southern hospitality. More »
Learn why Martin Marty, PhD'56, wants to connect LGBT and religious groups.
Read about health disparities research in gay and bisexual women.
Join UChicago's LGBT Alumni Network.

4. Bank on it
The world's banks have become more stable since the Great Recession, says Raghuram Rajan, Chicago Booth professor and India's former top central banker. More »
Learn about Rajan's journey from academia to policy making and back.

5. Prison reformer's dilemma
Reducing the US prison population will require focusing less on the Department of Justice and the "war on drugs," and more on how district attorneys prosecute crimes, says John Pfaff, AB'97, AM'02, JD'03, PhD'05. More »
Listen to Pfaff discuss his new book, Locked In.
HOW TO . . .
Soak up oil spills . . . Differentiate between truth, nontruth, and BS . . . Get a degree part time at Harris Public Policy . . . Reach your goals . . . Revitalize a Green Line station.
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Career opportunities
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Teaching award winners
Teaching excellence
The University of Chicago honors four College faculty members and five graduate instructors with 2017 teaching awards. More »
Meet the faculty and alumni distinguished service award winners.

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Lite of the mind
Pub trivia turns 15
Name game
Celebrate 15 years of trivia at the Pub in Ida Noyes with a look back at some of the most creative team monikers. More »
Learn how quizmaster Ed Martin comes up with UChicago-worthy questions.
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