October 8, 2019    
 
Short List
 
News for the UChicago community
 
 
 
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  Top of mind    
 
 
1. Prairie stateswoman
 
UChicago Magazine looks back at the political career of Barbara Flynn Currie, LAB'58, AB'68, AM'73, who retired in January after 40 years representing Hyde Park's district in the Illinois House. More 
 
Read about veteran political organizer Heather Tobis Booth, AB'67, AM'70.
 
Meet Republican ward committeeman Matthew Foldi, AB'18, who may be Chicago's youngest-ever elected politician.
 
Watch the Institute of Politics' retrospective of 2018-19.
 
 
 
2. Midnight screenings
 
Cinema and media studies professor Jacqueline Stewart, AM'93, PhD'99, has a new role in front of the camera hosting Silent Sunday Nights on Turner Classic Movies. More 
 
Get more thoughts from Stewart on her TCM collaboration.
 
Watch Stewart’s South Side Home Movie Project at work.
 
Attend Humanities Day and see Stewart talk about archiving home movies.
 
 
 
3. The city where soul ruled
 
Aaron Cohen's (AM'03) new book on classic Chicago soul fulfills a decades-long dream. More 
 
Dig deeper into the music with an excerpt from Cohen's book.
 
Browse four facts about Chicago soul.
 
 
 
4. Brains beside brawn
 
Just in time for Homecoming, get the scoop from sports editor Lester Munson, JD'67, on what UChicago does right when it comes to college athletics. More 
 
Attend the Maroons' matchup with Knox College during Homecoming, October 12.
 
Learn how college football became the NFL's pipeline.
 
 
       
  Plus . . .    
 
 
Postdoc program supports young econ scholars  +  Harris Public Policy and WBEZ team up on data-based journalism  +  What's driving the rise of adjunct faculty  +  Trans history on film  +  The year of CEO turnover  +  See more stories
 
       
  Places to be    
 
October 24
 
Quantum computing has the potential to spur innovation and solve currently unsolvable problems. Join David Awschalom, director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, and IBM's Talia Gershon for a panel discussion on promising research.
 
 
 
October 10
 
Join local alumni for a happy hour in London 
 
 
 
October 15
 
Hear a philosopher and a business professor talk about personal growth 
 
         
         
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  On the job    
 
Job of the week
 
Grant and contract analyst in Battle Creek, MI 
 
         
         
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Professional development
 
October 16
 
Attend a webinar on how to get press for your start-up 
 
 
       
  In memoriam    
 
 
Portrait photo of Mary Jean Mulvaney
 
 
Mary Jean Mulvaney (1927-2019)
 
Mulvaney, professor emerita of physical education and former UChicago director of athletics, died September 20. More 
 
 
 
       
  Postscript    
 
 
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