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August 30, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Will we find alien life?
1. Out of this world
Will we find alien life in the next quarter century? UChicago scientists debate if, when, and what we may find. More »
Watch the discussion.
Join the debate--vote now--and enter a prize drawing.
Learn why planets around red dwarf stars like Proxima Centauri could be ideal for life.

2. Open exchange of ideas
In the Wall Street Journal, University president Robert J. Zimmer writes that a university must create "an environment that promotes free expression and the open exchange of ideas, ensuring that difficult questions are asked and that diverse and challenging perspectives are considered." More »
Hear Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, discuss academic freedom at UChicago.
Read the 2015 Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression.

3. Continuing Ground Zero care
For 15 years Jacqueline Moline, AB'84, MD'88, has treated and advocated for first responders still suffering after the September 11 attacks. More »
Read Moline's congressional testimony (pdf) on 9/11 responders.
Learn how WTC Museum and Memorial director Alice Greenwald, AM'75, honors victims' memories.

4. Fish fingers
Using novel gene-editing techniques, scientists have discovered a direct evolutionary link between fish fins and our hands and feet. More »
Listen to Neil Shubin discuss his fins to limbs finding.
Follow @NeilShubin on Twitter.

5. Marketers of the Midway
Before the NFL season kicks off September 8, discover how Chicago Booth faculty and alumni use Moneyball-style analytics to change the way the game is played--and marketed. More »
Learn which team Mike Lewis, MBA'93, determined has the best fans.
Watch highlights from Willie D. Davis's (MBA'68) NFL career.
Did you know that UChicago has a homecoming football game?
PLUS . . .
Predicting police misconduct . . . Ear Taxi Festival lineup . . . The health benefits of family . . . Networking for introverts . . . Div School scholars on Pokémon Go . . . Why LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs should come out.
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Career opportunities
St. Louis, MO
Regional Director of Development, Major Gifts and Capital Projects
Washington University in St. Louis
Shop Manager and Exhibitions Preparator
The University of Chicago, Arts Incubator
Literacy Coach
The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
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In memoriam
James W. Cronin, SM'53, PhD'55
James W. Cronin
SM'53, PhD'55
Professor emeritus James W. Cronin, a Nobel laureate and physicist remembered for groundbreaking research on particle physics and cosmic rays, died August 2. More »

Signature event
September 22-24, 2016
Find a celebration near you »
Phoenixphest is your chance to rekindle old friendships, make new connections, engage in enriching conversation, and welcome new grads into the local--and global--UChicago alumni community.

More upcoming events
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Hong Kong:
The Refugee Crisis--A Missed Opportunity?
6-8 p.m.
Chapel Hill, NC: Harper Lecture with Fred Chong
2-4 p.m.
San Diego: Harper Lecture with Craig Futterman
See more events across the country and around the world »

October 10-16, UChicago Homecoming 2016

Lite of the mind
Closed Hyde Park restaurants
Taste of nostalgia
Station JBD. Calypso CafĂ©. Ribs 'n' Bibs. Explore Hyde Park restaurants that are gone but not forgotten. More »
Bake the cobbler recipe from the now-closed Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop.
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