June 26, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Chris Begley, AM'92, PhD'99
 
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
1. Don't call him Indiana Jones
From the indigenous cultures of eastern Honduras to shipwrecks in the Ohio River, what fascinates archaeologist Chris Begley, AM'92, PhD'99, is learning how people lived. More »
See what this artifact reveals about China's relationship with the West.
Learn how Susan Snow, AB'84, helped the world remember the Alamo.

2. Increased access
A new test-optional policy is only one component of UChicago Empower, an initiative giving College applicants more ways to represent themselves to Admissions and more support once they get here. More »
Hear Admissions dean James Nondorf explain the initiative's full scope.
Watch College dean John Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75, discuss this update to level the playing field in admissions.

3. In scoring position
As Major League Baseball's senior vice president for baseball operations, Kim Ng, AB'90, stirs chatter about who will be the league's first female general manager. More »
Read about Ng's front-office role when she was with the LA Dodgers.
Learn more about Ng and other Maroon pro sports execs.

4. Declared major
With a new formal major for undergraduates, the program in creative writing takes students beyond the traditional workshop. More »
Meet Creative Writing's new full-time lecturer in fiction.

5. Deepening ties
Chicago Booth dean Madhav Rajan reflects on the business school's growing connections with the wider University. More »
Meet the behavioral economist joining Chicago Booth's faculty.
 
PLUS . . .
 
The Pearson Global Forum this fall . . . Does extended foster care work? . . . Art bears witness to war . . . Google eyes health care . . . Gerrymandering: Now what?
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Nicholas Rudall, 1940-2018
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