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September 13, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Mesopotamian coil money
1. Old money
Artifacts from the Oriental Institute provide insight into ancient economies, including early brand-based marketing and state-condoned counterfeiting. More »
Read how an OI Egyptologist reunited statue fragments an ocean away.
Visit the Oriental Institute this fall.
See objects from Chicago Booth's exhibit Doing Business in the Ancient World.

2. Adulting 101
From landing a new job to finding a partner to staying healthy, Chicago Harris's Robert T. Michael shows how economic principles can help you navigate life choices. More »
Read an excerpt from Michael's The Five Life Decisions.
Learn why Jean Twenge, AB'93, AM'93, thinks some millennials are having less sex.

3. Taking Chicago's vitals
The first sensors in the Array of Things project, a "municipal Fitbit" that will monitor traffic, pollution, and more to spur data-driven solutions to urban challenges, have been installed in Chicago. More »
Learn more about UChicago's role in the Array of Things project.

4. Moving pictures
Cinema and media studies professor Jacqueline Stewart, AM'93, PhD'99, is collecting and celebrating a century of black life on camera. More »
Learn more about Stewart's South Side Home Movie Project.
Watch a clip and read Stewart's analysis of The Blood of Jesus (1941).

5. Parting ways
When his teen daughter made it clear that Wayne Scott, AB'86, AM'89, was not allowed to accompany her on a UChicago campus tour, he took a stroll down memory lane. More »
Read why one parent remembers Hull Gate as the "gate of tears."
Revisit your fave campus spots during Homecoming, October 10-16.
PLUS . . .
UChicago ranks third in US News . . . The value of pre-K . . . Our evolutionary need for loneliness . . . Olympian Naomy Grand'Pierre, '19, makes splash in Haiti . . . When two alums invented index funds.
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Career opportunities
Marketing Manager
UChicago Arts and Logan Center Communications
Associate Director of Student Affairs
University of Chicago Law School
Assistant Director, Data and Communications
University of Chicago Alumni Relations and Development
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Chess player Darrian Robinson, AB'16
Master candidate
Darrian Robinson, AB'16, one of the nation's top-rated African American female chess players, is always looking ahead to her next game. More »
Read about chess prodigy Samuel Reshevsky, PhB'33.

Signature event
Harper Lectures 2016
Harper Lectures 2016
World-changing ideas that mix and mingle.
Find a Harper Lecture near you »
Harper Lectures bring faculty to selected cities around the globe to discuss recent breakthroughs and discoveries, offering alumni and friends a chance to share ideas and conversation.

More upcoming events
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lake Zurich, IL:
Alumni After Hours in Northwestern Suburbs
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Austin, TX:
Intercollegiate LGBTQ Mixer at the Brass House
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
University of Chicago Humanities Day
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
The ducks of Botany Pond
Feathering heights
In a series of Facebook posts, Sid Colton, AB'89, chronicles the lives and times of Botany Pond's ducklings. More »
Learn about the 2008 restoration of Botany Pond.
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