July 16, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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1. Let's go somewhere
An archaeologist dives for shipwrecks in Kentucky. An American writer spies for the Soviets in Nazi Germany. A physicist lends his name to NASA's mission to the sun. Be an armchair traveler with this year's Summer Syllabus from UChicago Magazine. More »
Earn extra credit and read about digital-age archaeological digs.
Look back at last year's Summer Syllabus of alumni essays.
Share your own adventures in reading. Tweet to @uchicagomag.

2. A riot's legacy holds a history lesson
July marks a century since the 1919 Chicago race riot. Claire Hartfield, JD'82, has written a book for young adults about why it happened and why it still matters. More »
Read up on Eve Ewing's (AB'08) latest poetry collection, 1919.
Listen as SSA's Franklin Cosey-Gay co-leads a bike tour tracing the course of that violent Chicago summer.

3. Score one for the quantum world
The Chicago Quantum Exchange is about to get a boost from the State of Illinois. More »
Learn how launching quantum tech has become the next space race.

4. Philosophy by night
Not even a polar vortex could deter students from packing the house and asking big questions at Night Owls, the College's late-night philosophy discussion series. More »
Read more about "The Philosophy of Divorce" and other Night Owls events.

5. Cast in 40 feet of steel
Visual artist Amanda Williams, LAB'92, is part of a duo creating Brooklyn's first public monument for a historic woman. More »
Read an appreciation of Williams's public artworks in Chicago.
See which of Williams's works is on loan to Chicago's new mayor.
PLUS . . .
Rising ranks of low-income and first-gen students . . . Is that start-up worth it? . . . Back to the gold standard . . . The Chicago Defender is out of print . . . Robie House added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.


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The young scholar as public intellectual
With an essay collection coming out this fall on cultural appropriation, English PhD student Lauren Michele Jackson has found a niche in digital media for her nuanced writing about race. More »

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Nota bene
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How particle accelerators sound
For 21st-century technology, accelerators like those at Fermilab have a decidedly 19th-century sound. Hear for yourself. More »
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