July 18, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Photo by Lewis Wickes Hines, EX 1904
1. Bodies of work
Photographs of children working in factories and mines, taken by Lewis Wickes Hine, EX 1904, shocked Americans and spurred efforts to reform and strengthen labor laws. More »
Hear what's hurting the American worker today.

2. Who's that Russian lawyer?
Investor Bill Browder, AB'85, discusses his dealings with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the heart of the Donald Trump Jr. meeting scandal. Hear his story »
Get the complete story about Browder, the Magnitsky Act's champion.
Read political scientist Austin Carson's thoughts on the Obama administration's covert response to Russia.

3. Research handoff
Three mathematicians--two UChicago instructors and an alumnus--teamed up to advance Zimmer's conjecture. Yes, that Zimmer. More »
Learn how Jaclyn Wong, AM'13, took up Joan Feitler's (AM'55) research on women lawyers more than 50 years later.
Read about alumni collaborations with their UChicago mentors.

4. Barriers to mental health
Immigrant and marginalized communities view mental distress much differently than most majority white communities do, finds the SSA's Miwa Yasui, whose research calls for a paradigm shift in mental health. More »
Read a cancer patient's relief over research on "chemo brain."

5. No uncertain terms
Despite turmoil in Washington, data show that economic policy uncertainty has declined. Economist Steven Davis, who helped create the uncertainty metric, explains. More »
Learn the three components that define policy uncertainty.
PLUS . . .
Sprucing up the Reg . . . Podcast recs for a summer road trip . . . Older Americans and extramarital affairs . . . Julia Angwin, AB'92, on Facebook's censorship rules . . . UChicago's new named and distinguished service professors.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

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Actress Anna Chlumsky, AB'02
"The Meryl Streep of TV"

Anna Chlumsky, AB'02, helped announce the Emmy Award nominations last week, including her own fifth straight nomination for supporting actress on Veep.

Read about Chlumsky's acting career and time in the College. More »

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