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October 6, 2015

UChicago Short List
Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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1. $100 million gift to create institute for conflict resolution
UChicago has received a $100 million gift to establish the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and the Pearson Global Forum.
Watch short videos about the institute and the Pearson family.
Read coverage from USA Today, ABC News, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

2. A continent of possibility
With She Leads Africa, Afua Osei, MBA'13, MPP'13, supports promising female-led start-ups in Africa and the diaspora.
Learn more about the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge.

3. Admissions revolution
Eighty universities, including UChicago and the Ivies, offer an alternative to the Common Application.
Volunteer for UChicago's Alumni Schools Committee.

4. Bernie comes back
In a packed Rockefeller Chapel last week, Bernie Sanders, AB'64, told students he spent hours in Harper Library "reading everything except the books I was supposed to read for class the next day."
Sanders was also the first guest on Institute of Politics director David Axelrod's (AB'76) new podcast.
Read the UChicago Magazine profile of Sanders.
Follow @UChiPolitics.

5. Law School appoints new dean
Thomas J. Miles, AM'96, PhD'00, a leading scholar of criminal justice and judicial behavior, has been appointed the next dean of the University of Chicago Law School.
Follow @ProfTomMiles and @UChicagoLaw.
PLUS . . .
Press play this Humanities Day . . .
Read an excerpt of Marion Talbot's More than Lore . . . Career Month: 30 days,
11 cities . . . Props for UChicago's CIO . . . Why Sam Kass, LAB'88, AB'04, is feeding world leaders "landfill salad."
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Career opportunities
Berkeley, CA
Management Consultant
Patpatia & Associates
New York City
Financial Analyst
Estée Lauder Corporation
Raleigh, NC
Sales Development Representative
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Associate professor John Novembre
John Novembre
The computational geneticist, who studies the evolutionary history and genetic diversity of human populations, has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. More »

Upcoming signature event
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October 19-24, 2015
Reconnect with old friends, cheer on the Maroons, and remember that rigor and discipline can extend beyond academia.
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More upcoming events
6:00-7:30 p.m.
(Chicago) Neubauer Collegium Director's Lecture with Robert Alter
12:30-3:30 p.m.
(Broomfield, CO) Broomfield Brewery Tours
6 p.m.
(Cleveland, OH) Inamori Ethics Prize Presentation Meetup
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Lite of the mind
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File under cinephile
Doc's new calendar brings Singapore and cyberpunks, '70s disaffection, and Gordon Parks.
Follow @docfilmschicago.
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