August 27, 2019

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Poet Rosanna Warren
1. Poet of the wounded world
Concerned with both personal and political life, Rosanna Warren's poetry is shaped by what the Social Thought professor calls "the wound that opens us to reality, to the suffering of others, to the hugeness of being we cannot control." More »
Read two poems from Warren's upcoming collection, So Forth.
Learn about the College's creative writing major.

2. Chief field experimenter
Economics professor and Big Brains guest John List was a sports card dealer when he first tested the kinds of economic field experiments he's since introduced to fundraisers, educators, and rideshare executives. Now he's focused on a credibility crisis in scientific research that he calls "the scale-up problem." More »
Find out what List discovered about Uber's gender pay gap.
Read about List's work with physician Dana Suskind on early learning.

3. Voice messages
Living socially is easier when we know what others are thinking, but how? Powerful cues come through a person's voice, says behavioral scientist Nicholas Epley. More »
Read about humanities scholars who are exploring aspects of voice.
Learn from Epley why we should talk to strangers.

4. Firstborn and first in line
Law professor M. Todd Henderson, JD'98, finds a link between aspects of family history, like birth order, and corporate success. More »
Watch Henderson and UChicago trustee John Rogers Jr., LAB'76, discuss diversity in the boardroom.

5. Material specificity
In an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, lead curator and art history professor Wu Hung highlights artists who experiment with a single material. More »
Learn how Wu Hung helped define contemporary Chinese art.
Read about UChicago's art conservation program and a recent gift to support it.
PLUS . . .
Physics Research Center named for 1907 Nobelist Albert Michelson . . . Parker Solar Probe's first year in orbit . . . Dali Yang on Hong Kong protests . . . Air pollution's effects on mental health . . . From Maine to the Midway.
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Andrew Twomey portrait photo
Called to serve
Studying political science shaped Andrew Twomey's (AM'86) career as a US Army brigadier general and a strategist supporting Department of Defense missions. More »

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Lite of the mind
Group portrait of 1907 Maroons football team
Maroon football's salad days
As the Maroons get ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of football's return to campus as a varsity sport, look back even further, to 1907--the year Amos Alonzo Stagg put the team on a vegetarian diet. More »
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