Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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Must-reads, job listings, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.

October 20, 2015
Homecoming 2015
1. Homecoming: UChicago style
Live in Chicago? Join us for this week's events, including the Homecoming Block Party, Chicago Architecture Foundation campus tour, Athletics Hall of Fame induction, and University Symphony Orchestra's annual Halloween concert.
Go behind the mask of Phil the Phoenix.
Learn about Jay Berwanger, AB'36, winner of the first Heisman.
Like UChicago Alumni's Facebook page to see photos of the fun.

2. A writer, an editor, and the president
How New York Review of Books editor Robert Silvers, AB'47, arranged for President Obama to interview Gilead author Marilynne Robinson in Iowa.
Read more about Silvers's career.

3. First in my family
As No Barriers helps increase first-generation students in the College--by more than 40 percent in the Class of 2019--UChicago is doing more to support them.
Help more students dream big; support the Odyssey Scholarships.

4. Math stories at bedtime
Psychology professor Sian Beilock explains why doing math with kids at bedtime can improve their school work, especially for children of math-anxious parents.
Read about Beilock's research into math anxiety.
Follow @sianbeilock.

5. Social media and gang violence
School of Social Service Administration alumni Eddie Bocanegra, AM'15, and Desmond Patton, PhD'12, explain that gangs gain street cred through social media and how researchers are hoping to study the problem.
Follow @SAFELab and @UChicagoSSA.
PLUS . . .
Freakonomics catches cheaters . . .
Critical thinking in film . . . What makes a start-up a start-up . . . Quantum "Etch A Sketch" . . . Oldest mammal ever found.
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Career opportunities
Madison, WI
Volunteer Engagement/Events and Programs Coordinator
Jewish Social Services
Chicago, IL
Springhill Consulting Group
St. Louis, MO
Director, Emergency Services
St. Louis Children's Hospital
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The Ricketts Family
The Ricketts Family
From the archives: Before he and his UChicago alumni siblings built the Cubs into a play-off team, Tom Ricketts, AB'88, MBA'93, met his wife in the bleachers. More »

Upcoming signature event
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Fine-tune your next step
Career Month: November 2015
Boston | London | NYC | San Francisco | Seattle
Polish and perfect your unique mix with UChicago's network of resources this Career Month. UChicago alumni experts can help you focus on professional growth, expand your network, and gain new job-hunting and job-landing skills.
Connect with UChicago on LinkedIn.
Learn about the Graham School's new degree program in biomedical informatics.
 Find a Career Month event near you » 
More upcoming events
6-9 p.m.
(Ann Arbor, MI) October UChicago Alumni Happy Hour
2-4 p.m.
(Dallas-Fort Worth, TX) Harper Lecture with Todd Henderson, JD'98
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
(St. Petersburg, FL) The UnCommon Core: Mid-Florida Style!
See more events across the country and around the world »

Nota bene
Chicago economics through the years
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The history of Chicago economics
Hear about Chicago economics through the years from some of the history makers themselves.
The Economist's MBA ranking is out. (Guess who's No. 1?)
See how Nobelist Eugene Fama, MBA'63, PhD'64, explains the Fed--in a comic.
Read about Nobelist Lars Peter Hansen's "drive for simplicity."
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