September 18, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Illustration of incarceration
1. Corrective measures
School of Social Service Administration associate professor Matthew Epperson is leading an initiative to end mass incarceration in the United States. More »
Learn more about Epperson's Smart Decarceration Initiative.
Hear Epperson discuss decarceration on Knowledge Applied.

2. Data mind
UChicago computer scientists mine data to study how to make our interactions with technology more secure. More »
Livestream Ben Zhao's October 11 Harper Lecture about cyber insecurity and how to keep your data safe.

3. The history of free speech
Two UChicago law professors trace 100 years of First Amendment rights, a story whose actors include the labor movement and big business. More »
Learn how the Supreme Court is reshaping the First Amendment.
Check out a special exhibit on censorship and information control.

4. Pastrami king
With a camera in one hand and a sandwich in the other, Max Teplitz, Class of 2020, documented the histories and menus of three New York City delicatessens. More »
Read UChicago Magazine's 1976 study of the classic deli.

5. Alien life
The theory that ocean-covered exoplanets could support life just got stronger. More »
Revisit a UChicago debate on if and when we'll find alien life.
Hear what Enrico Fermi thought of extraterrestrial intelligence.
PLUS . . .
Claudia Flores, AB'97, on the abuse of migrant children . . . Long road to evidence-based policies . . . How Argonne tracked Hurricane Florence . . . The pain of paying . . . "I fell in love with an elected official."
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Career opportunities
Berkeley, CA
Communications and Program Manager
Center for Genetics and Society
New York City
Crypto Exchange Sales
Shift Markets
Palo Alto, CA
Data Science Lead
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Assistant professor of history Kathleen Belew
Centered on the right
Historian Kathleen Belew discusses her research on the white power movement. More »

Signature event
Game Night Phoenixphest 2018
Team up with fellow alumni
UChicago alumni in more than a dozen cities from Los Angeles to London are rallying around a very important quest: having a great time.
Enjoy activities, refreshments, and banter with your local community of UChicago alumni. Don't miss the annual celebration of Maroons worldwide, September 27-October 4. Let the games begin.
  Get your city's Phoenixphest details »  
More upcoming events
2-4 p.m.
Newport Coast, CA:
LA Harper Lecture: A Century of Higher Learning at the University of Chicago
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Raleigh, NC:
North Carolina Harper Lecture: The Constitution of Public Schools
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Booth Women Connect Conference
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Robert E. Johnson, 1930s Maroons football player
Unsung Monsters of the Midway
Famous for the "Super Bowl Shuffle" and their 46 defense, the 1985 Chicago Bears were some of the franchise's greatest Monsters of the Midway. But the name really belongs to a team in Hyde Park. More »
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