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August 2, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Traffic
Camera thumbnail This fall a series of free exhibitions and public programs will celebrate the return to campus of Wolf Vostell's groundbreaking art installation Concrete Traffic (1970). Check out its new home on campus »
1. Scientific bias
In a new course, classicist Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer and microbiome expert Jack Gilbert explore how scientific knowledge can lack objectivity. More »
Learn why Gilbert wants to study hand soap and toothpaste.
Read about the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge.

2. Talking about a revolution
Following his speech at the Democratic National Convention, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, AB'64, discussed plans for a new book and an organization to support progressive candidates. More »
Listen to journalist Ana Marie Cox's (AB'94) dispatches from the DNC.
Learn why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are so disliked.
Read why conservatives might agree with Clinton's thesis on Saul Alinsky, PhB'30.

3. Cast a wider net(work)
Career coach Elatia Abate, AB'99, MBA'08, shares three tips for landing a job in the post-Great Recession economy. More »
Find a job in two hours (or, learn how job hunting is like The Bachelor).
Learn what one alum did with his music degree.
Get career advice from a journalist, an entrepreneur, and a public servant.

4. Full-court press
Citing North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (which is being challenged in federal court this week), the NBA announced that the 2017 All-Star Game would not be held in Charlotte. What role did Adam Silver, JD'88, play? More »
Learn more about Silver and three other alumni sports executives.
Read Christina Kahrl's (AB'90) reflection on being trans in the sports world.

5. They've got style
The editors behind the Chicago Manual of Style answer readers' most pressing grammatical questions--with a dollop of humor. More »
Get a free e-book from the University of Chicago Press.
Submit to the Press's new journal, History of Humanities.
Test your CMOS know-how with this quiz.
PLUS . . .
How antibiotics can slow Alzheimer's . . . $100B corporate tax dodge . . . Philosopher of feelings . . . An apocalypse with a one-year warning . . . It's official: Jackson Park for presidential library . . . Secret lives of cadavers . . . Inky, the model organism.
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Career opportunities
New York City
Staff Accountant
BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Chief Information Officer
Department of Children and Family Services, State of Illinois
Research Associate, Egyptian Archaeology
Oriental Institute
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Kalisha Buckhanon
Real fiction
Novelist Kalisha Buckhanon, AB'99, AM'07, uses compelling characters to connect with diverse audiences. More »
Read an excerpt from Solemn.

Upcoming events
2-4 p.m.
Boston: Freedom Trail Tour
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC: Alumni Club and Institute of Politics Annual Career Event
1:05-4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles: Dodgers vs. Cubs
See more events across the country and around the world »

Note bene
The Seventh Sense
Beach-to-boardroom read
When 17 global CEOs shared their summer reading lists, the book they cited most often was The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Kissinger Associates co-CEO Joshua Cooper Ramo, AB'92. More »
Hear Ramo read an excerpt from The Seventh Sense.
Learn how Apple and Facebook use Ramo's "network power."
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