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July 6, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Hamilton: An American Musical
1. History has its eyes on you
Professor Alison L. LaCroix turns a legal historian's lens on the hit musical Hamilton. More »
Watch Rebecca Jarvis, AB'03, interview Hamilton star Daveed Diggs.

2. Rats' brains on meds
Rats will try to help other rats in distress, neurobiologist Peggy Mason discovered in 2011. Now she has found that rats on antianxiety medication are less likely to come to others' rescue. More »
Follow Mason (@neuromooc) on Twitter.
Learn about the new undergrad neuroscience major.

3. How to get to the C-Suite
A Chicago Booth study uses data on more than 2,500 business leaders to identify the traits most associated with sitting in the corner office. More »
Find out if you're CEO material with Chicago Booth Review's quiz.
Read David Brooks's (AB'83) seven ways to find meaning at work.
Learn how Anita Dhake, JD'09, retired at age 33.

4. Dress blues and grays
History doctoral student Sarah Jones Weicksel, AM'09, shares how clothes made the man during the Civil War, from 19th-century Hammer pants to "cowardly" body armor. More »
Read a literary analysis of the Gettysburg Address.

5. India's policy challenges
The new Tata Centre for Development at UChicago, opening in Delhi through a Chicago Harris-led partnership with Tata Trusts, will find data-driven solutions to development issues across India, from population health to environmental concerns. More »
Read more about the UChicago Center in Delhi.
Learn how Urban Labs and EPIC work with Indian policy makers.
PLUS . . .
UChicago's Olympian . . . How unique is Brexit? . . . Sarah Koenig, AB'90, on Serial trial news . . . Raghuram Rajan's return . . . Toilet seat germs . . . Middle-aged geniuses . . . Obama library selects architects.
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Career opportunities
Director, Finance and Operations
Kartemquin Films
Mequon, WI
Inside Sales Coordinator, Retail
Design House
Redwood City, CA
Manager, Strategic Finance and Investor Relations
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In memoriam
Abner Mikva, JD'51
Abner Mikva, JD'51
1926­-2016: Political icon. More »
Alison Winter, AB'87
1965-2016: Medicine and science historian. More »
Betty Butler, AM'46
1918-2016: SSA lecturer and social worker. More »

Upcoming events
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Oxford, UK:
Alumni Day Trip to Oxford
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Oxbridge/Ivy Plus Summer Event
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Marine Biological Laboratory Open House
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Lite of the mind
Uncommon admissions essay prompts
What is square one?
The essay prompts for prospective members of the Class of 2021 are inspired by well-known idioms, The Matrix, vestigiality, and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. More »
See the winners of the 2016 Study Abroad photography contest.
Read about a Veep star's life after the College.
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