October 16, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
African Civ in Senegal
1. Nine weeks in Dakar
Follow students to Dakar, Senegal, where for the first time the College offered a quarter-long African Civ program. More »
Learn about program leader Emily Osborn's student days in Dakar.
Try your hand at Senegal's national dish, tiebu djeun, Chicago-style.

2. Top honors
New York University's Paul Romer, SB'77, PhD'83, received the Nobel Prize in economics last week "for integrating technological innovation into long-run macroeconomic analysis." More »
Meet MacArthur grant winner Rebecca L. Sandefur, AM'97, PhD'01.
Learn about the woman whose unpaid work at UChicago won a 1963 physics Nobel.
Read Norman Maclean's (PhD'40) account of watching America's first science Nobelist play billiards.

3. Some enchanted classroom
Among the questions addressed in a College course on the American musical: why is everyone singing? More »
Read about a Court Theatre series that expands the theatrical canon.

4. Quantum leap
Here's what the quantum tech revolution will look like, and where it might take off, according to the Institute of Molecular Engineering's David Awschalom. More »
Hear Awschalom discuss quantum engineering on the Big Brains podcast.
Learn about new support for quantum research at UChicago.

5. Gene resurrection
Ancient genetic mutations recreated in fruit fly embryos have a story to tell about evolution. More »
Read a 1955 profile of pioneering UChicago geneticist Sewall Wright.
PLUS . . .
New wellness center for students . . . Harvard's admissions lawsuit . . . Sears's great mistake . . . When lying improves relationships . . . A Wrinkle in Time and other scientific inspirations.
For more stories and events, visit news.uchicago.edu.

Homecoming 2018

Career opportunities
Associate Director of Investments
Brandeis University
New York City
Senior Investment Analyst
JPB Foundation
Real estate accountant
Bond Companies
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In memoriam
Leon Lederman (1922-2018)
Leon Lederman
Professor emeritus Leon Lederman, a Nobel winner who helped build the standard model of particle physics, died October 3. More »

Alumni Medal Presentation and Professional Achievement Awards

Upcoming events
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Harper Lecture: Academic Freedom: What Is It and What Is It Good For?
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
New York City:
Chicago Booth Conference on Nonprofit Board Service
11/01/18 through 11/02/18
US-China Forum: China's Role in the Global Economy
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Lite of the mind
Dictionary Day is October 16
Hashtag Dictionary Day
In honor of Dictionary Day, a celebration of Noah Webster's October 16 birth anniversary, get to know three UChicago lexicographers: Orin Hargraves, AB'77; Erin McKean, AB'93; and Ben Zimmer, AB'98. More »
Adopt a word at McKean-founded Wordnik, the largest online dictionary.
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