News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
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November 22, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
David Grazian, AM'96, PhD'00
1. Social creatures
In zoos, cocktail bars, and blues clubs, sociologist David Grazian, AM'96, PhD'00, studies our spurious quest for authenticity. More »
Read more from the University of Chicago Magazine's Fall/16 issue.

2. Presidential predictions
International affairs scholar Robert Pape, PhD'88, discusses what American foreign policy might look like under Donald Trump. More »
Watch the Institute of Politics' election postmortem.
Get law professor Eric Posner's (LAB'84) explanation of the limits of Trump's power.

3. A more literary union
The new executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, AB'01, wants to get America reading. More »
Learn how Lucas wants to use books to bridge the political divide.
Read about nonfiction finalist The Other Slavery by Andrés Reséndez, AM'92, PhD'97.

4. The walking spread
How long would it take zombies to overrun Chicago? Argonne National Laboratory scientists did the math. More »
See photos from campus games of Humans vs. Zombies.
Learn about the Argonne-discovered "loophole" in the second law of thermodynamics.

5. Global impact
Supported by a $30 million grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the new Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong will house Chicago Booth programs, provide space for the College's study abroad courses, and act as a hub for research and collaboration in Asia. More »
Watch a video introduction to the new center.
Connect with the center on Facebook.
See a map of UChicago centers and campuses worldwide.
PLUS . . .
President Obama honors Richard Garwin, SM'48, PhD'49 . . . How income inequality affects kids . . . Congrats to UChicago's new Rhodes Scholar . . . Philip Roth's (AM'55) favorite books . . . Women's soccer makes the Final Four.
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Career opportunities
New York City
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Houston, TX
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Jeremy Bangs, EX'67
Pilgrims' scholar
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum director Jeremy Bangs, EX'67, is finding new chapters in one of America's oldest stories. More »
Make an old Burton-Judson favorite this Thanksgiving.

Alumni Weekend 2017

Upcoming events
7-9 p.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner 2016
Noon-1 p.m.
Careers in Higher Education Administration
Noon-2 p.m.
Los Angeles:
Script Writing Workshop
See more events across the country and around the world »

Nota bene
Imagine the year 2454
Imagine the year 2454
Renaissance historian Ada Palmer's science fiction novel, Too Like the Lightning, features a futuristic society that has taken Enlightenment ideals to the extreme. Read an excerpt »
Study the humanist side of science fiction in Hilary Strang's (PhD'09) free online course for alumni.
Learn about working in higher education during the online Career Colloquium, December 5-7.
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