October 2, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting
 
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
1. College bibliophiles
Small press Mexican poetry, Midwestern cookbooks, Christian lit, and more. Meet the students whose curated books have taken the prize for "true collections." More »
See a list of "oddball" inspirations from bookstore-staffer-turned novelist Augustus Rose.

2. Access to higher ed
While private institutions have increased access to a transformative education, state governments have decreased their commitment to "public higher education as a public good," says UChicago president Robert J. Zimmer in the Big Brains podcast. More »
Learn about constitutional access to education and law professor Justin Driver's new history of Supreme Court cases involving schoolchildren.
Ride along on US News's road trip to UChicago.

3. Job seeker's conundrum
How to navigate a job interview when you're thrown that question. More »
Learn how UChicago's "Businesslady" made a career of career advice.
Keep up with the latest career resources from the Alumni Association.

4. Costs of climate change
Why does economic output fall when temperatures rise? Researchers at UChicago's Energy Policy Institute believe they've found a root cause. More »
Learn how climate change could shift US wealth and population.

5. The Van Dyke trial
As Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke stands trial for the Laquan McDonald shooting, law professor Craig Futterman says the city's policing issues aren't unique, but they are extreme. More »
Watch an October 3 SSA panel discussion on the case including Futterman, Timuel Black, and others.
Hear Adam Gross's (JD'95) take on a new Chicago police reform proposal.
 
PLUS . . .
 
Eric Posner on a new Supreme Court partisanship . . . How the octopus evolved a distributed brain . . . Best policy for Uber apologies . . . Can millennials get along with corporate management?
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

Alumni Award and Board Nominations Due November 1

Career opportunities
Chicago
Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Bethesda, MD
Communications Assistant
Child Trends
Bethesda, MD
Communications Project Manager
Child Trends
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In memoriam
Edward Wasiolek (1924-2018)
Edward Wasiolek
(1924-2018)
Professor emeritus Edward Wasiolek, an authority on modern Russian literature, died May 3. More »

Chicago Harper Lecture Webcast Live October 11

Signature event
Register for Homecoming 2018
Celebrate all things UChicago
Come and enjoy food, fun, friends, and festivities at the Homecoming Block Party at 11:30 a.m.--and stick around for the football game vs. Ripon at 2 p.m.
     
     
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More upcoming events
Sun.
10/14/18
9 a.m.
Chicago:
Race for the Kids at Comer Children's
Sat.
10/20/18
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Chicago:
Humanities Day 2018
Wed.
10/24/18
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Tokyo:
Chicago Booth Insights
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Lite of the mind
Orientation Week bagpipe procession
Strike up the O-Week band
After goodbyes from parents and welcomes from President Zimmer and Dean Boyer last Sunday, the incoming Class of 2022 followed a bagpipe procession to Hull Gate, where College houses and student groups cheered them on. Here's what it looked like on the ground. More »
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