November 5, 2019    
 
Short List
 
News for the UChicago community
 
 
 
Editor's note: At one point during the 2019 World Marathon Challenge, Greg Nance, AB'11, ran 16 miles with severe quad cramps, twisting like a lizard on its hind legs. Read on to learn why he calls that a "privilege," to meet an alumna who became friends with Frank Lloyd Wright, and for tips on how to find your stolen bike.
 
 
       
  Top of mind    
 
 
1. On the Wright side of design
 
She couldn't stop International Style design, but editor and Frank Lloyd Wright confidant Elizabeth Gordon, PhB'27, built the magazine House Beautiful into a serious commercial and architectural influence. More 
 
Go inside a course cotaught by a physicist and an architect.
 
Smarten up your own décor with campus-inspired luminarias.
 
 
 
2. Beyond 26.2
 
Greg Nance, AB'11, ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. More 
 
Learn about Dyad, Nance's academic and career mentorship startup.
 
Meet nonagenarian swimming champ Maurine Kornfeld, AB'42, AM'48.
 
 
 
3. The disappearance of Sakha
 
Lenore Grenoble and fellow UChicago linguistics professors want to know how language contact leads to language loss. More 
 
Find out why scholars study endangered languages.
 
Watch Arika Okrent, PhD'04, explain how we know languages are related.
 
 
 
4. Keys to the cities
 
On the Big Brains podcast, Luis Bettencourt talks about building sustainable cities by studying a million neighborhoods. More 
 
See Bettencourt's research applied in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Discover how urbanization affects the Galapagos Islands.
 
 
 
5. A deep dive
 
How do hurricanes affect the depths of the ocean? Marine Biological Laboratory scientists plumbed the question. More 
 
Find out what climate change could mean for New England.
 
Dip your toe into a marine biology course for UChicago undergrads.
 
 
       
  Plus . . .    
 
 
Quit vaping  +  Find your stolen bike  +  A bet on black holes  +  Why sleep deprivation makes you crave junk food  +  Sleeves for cyborgs  +  UChicago's Jeopardy! champ returns.  +  See more stories
 
 
       
  Places to be    
 
November 14
 
Learn about Hittite art at the Boston Harper Lecture 
 
 
 
November 16
 
Volunteer in Central Park with the NYC Alumni Club 
 
 
 
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  On the job    
 
Job of the week
 
Engineering support associate, CenturyLink, Chicago 
 
         
         
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Professional development
 
November 6
 
Get advice on shifting careers from people who have done it. 
 
         
         
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  In memoriam    
 
 
Jonathan Kleinbard
 
 
Jonathan Kleinbard (1939-2019)
 
Jonathan Kleinbard, who spent most of his career working to improve UChicago's relationship with the surrounding community, died October 16. More 
 
 
       
  UChicagoan    
 
C. Riley Snorton
 
 
Overlapping worlds
 
English professor C. Riley Snorton seeks a new vocabulary for black, queer, and trans histories. More 
 
       
  Postscript    
 
 
Ink by the barrel
 
Historian Ada Palmer on seven ways the printing press changed the world. More 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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