August 1, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Mitsuye Yamada, AM'53
1. Free verse
For years Mitsuye Yamada, AM'53, never spoke about her family's internment during World War II. When she finally did, she created poetry. More »
Learn more about Yamada.

2. The truth is out there
In the search for alien life-forms, UChicago astronomer Jacob Bean advocates a broad approach. More »
Follow a UChicago debate on finding extraterrestrial life.
Fly along with the Hubble Space Telescope.
Learn about UChicago's participation in the Giant Magellan Telescope.

3. OI case heads to SCOTUS
The Supreme Court will decide whether victims of a 1997 Jerusalem bombing can seek to enforce a $71 million judgment against Iran by seizing Persian artifacts held by the Oriental Institute. More »
Revisit the case's background.

4. Is greed good?
Chicago Booth's John Paul Rollert, AM'09, explores greed's complicated relationship with capitalism. Watch the video »
Recall that making a profit was once considered immoral.
Read Rollert's thoughts on his business ethics class for MBA students.

5. A beach umbrella and a book
There's still time to get in your summer reading. Quantrell and Graduate Teaching award-winning faculty offer their recommendations. More »
Get more faculty book recs from the College.
Skip the books and listen to these UChicago podcasts.
PLUS . . .
Harold Pollack's expanded financial index cards . . . Joseph Epstein's (AB'59) penny pinching . . . Dushime Gashugi's (AB'10) advice from billionaires . . . Bill Hayashi's (AM'65, PhD'76) self-awareness tips.
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In memoriam
John G. Morris, LAB'33, AB'37
John G. Morris
LAB'33, AB'37
The renowned photo editor, who left an indelible stamp on photojournalism from World War II through the Vietnam War, died in Paris on Friday. He was 100. More »
Read about a documentary on Morris's life and the papers he left to the University.

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Lite of the mind
UChicago Admissions
Pundamentals, anyone?
Challenge yourself to a UChicago admissions essay: Change one letter of any department to form a new name. More »
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