Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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September 9, 2015

UChicago Short List
Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
1. The city as laboratory
On the Chicago school of sociology's centennial, Harvey Choldin, AB'60, AM'63, PhD'65, finds himself plumbing the archives for a historical exhibition.
See a slideshow of Robert E. Park's 1915 paper and more exhibit items.

2. Microscopic water bears inspire glass research
The tiny creatures can withstand extreme heat and cold, covering themselves in glassy molecules when dried out—which piqued the interest of molecular engineering professor Juan de Pablo.
Learn more about the new type of glass de Pablo discovered.

3. Mom and Dad are Fighting: The back to school edition
Psychology professor Sian Beilock talks to Slate's parenting podcast about parents' and children's math anxiety.
Learn more about Beilock's research and her new role in the Provost's Office.
Hear Beilock give a Harper Lecture in Los Angeles this fall.
Follow @sianbeilock.

4. Have a South Side nonprofit? Apply for UChicago support.
The Community Programs Accelerator is accepting applications for local organizations in need of office space, funding, coaching, strategic planning, consulting, and board development.
Come to an in-person information session September 16.
Attend a Community Programs Education Series workshop.

5. Amitav Ghosh's Flood of Fire
The New York Times Book Review says Ghosh, this year's Berlin Family lecturer, "doesn't simply create a world, he delights in giving it the truest words."
Hear Ghosh give the University's Berlin Family Lectures this fall.
Read about last year's lectures with Lawrence Lessig.
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Fighting cancer with scorpion venom . . . There's an app for that . . . Trustee and Law School alumnus gets philanthropy medal . . . How to sell more underwear.
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