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October 11, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Alumni-founded start-up BallotReady
1. Vote of confidence
With all the attention on the presidential campaign, it's easy to tune out the down-ballot races. Alumni-founded BallotReady provides candidate profiles and policy positions to help voters make informed decisions. More »
Find your ballot and compare candidates.
Check out Nate Silver's (AB'00) Senate forecast.
Watch Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson's campus Q&A.

2. Gut check
Do probiotics work? Microbiome expert Jack Gilbert explores the health claims on the side of your yogurt container. More »
Read more about Gilbert's work and follow him on Twitter.
Learn how microbiome evidence can help solve crimes.

3. Opening the golden door
In the face of the largest refugee crisis since World War II, Chicago Booth's Tarek Hassan makes the economic case for accepting asylum seekers. More »
Get eight economists' takes on admitting more skilled immigrants.
Learn why two researchers don't think poverty causes terrorism.

4. A hero and a scholar
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses the 2016 election, The West Wing, and Stephen Sondheim with Institute of Politics director David Axelrod, AB'76. More »
Read the Hamilton-themed welcome to the Law School Class of 2019.

5. Social climbers
MAPH alumni Sabrina Medora, AM'14, and Alfredo Lopez, AM'10, share how they landed jobs in social media marketing and offer career advice to other humanities grads. More »
Get time-tested job hunting tips from seven more MAPH alumni.
Register for Career Month events in your city this November.
PLUS . . .
Chicago Harris's new home . . . How the Maroon almost exposed the Manhattan Project . . . Men's soccer undefeated . . . First campus statue of a woman . . . Earth's missing continental crust . . . Richard Posner's erratic genius.
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Career opportunities
Oakland, CA
Senior Consultant
Kaiser Permanente
New York City
Android Engineer
Systems Programmer, Array of Things
University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
Associate Director, Communications and Marketing
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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In memoriam
Phil C. Neal
Phil C. Neal
1919-2016: Former Law School dean More »
Barry F. Sullivan, MBA'57
1930-2016: Trustee emeritus More »
Menachem Brinker
1935-2016: Hebrew professor and activist More »

Upcoming events
6-8 p.m.
Secrets Genomes Tell Us with Hunt Willard
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Homecoming Block Party
4-6 p.m.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center with the Alumni Club of Arizona
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Talking nicely with dispreferred markers
Bless your heart
Don't take this the wrong way, says Chicago Booth's Ann McGill, MBA'85, PhD'86, but peppering speech with "dispreferred markers" is just a way to sound more persuasive and likable. More »
Listen to linguist Ben Zimmer, AM'98, explain why we take things "with a grain of salt."
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