November 27, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
T cells attacking cancer
1. Plans of attack
Why doesn't the immune system fight cancer more often? Can we teach it how? More »
Meet the CheckPoints, a rock band of cancer immunotherapy researchers.

2. The wages of unpredictability
More stable work schedules could improve the lives of hourly employees--and strengthen corporate bottom lines. More »
Get the backstory on the study, coauthored by SSA's Susan Lambert.
Read about unsteady work's effect on economic insecurity and anxiety.
Meet SSA's new dean, Deborah Gorman-Smith.

3. Wiser about age
UChicago's National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project is set to launch its fourth wave of research into the well-being of older Americans. More »
See how older adults find community on Chicago's South Side.

4. Bas-relief back home
How the Oriental Institute helped repatriate a stolen Persepolis artifact to Iran. More »
Learn why we may be entering a booming market for looted antiquities.
Hear experts discuss why looting is so hard to address.

5. Political winds
With the midterm elections behind us, Institute of Politics director David Axelrod, AB'76, tells the Big Brains podcast why he's optimistic about the future. More »
Read an argument for House Democrats to take up redistricting reform.
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PLUS . . .
David Booth, MBA'71, receives University Medal . . . An economy in the Goldilocks zone . . . Maria Woltjen, a Chicagoan of the Year . . . #MeToo and the law . . . Remembering trilobite-hunting physicist Riccardo Levi-Setti (1927-2018).
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Business Info Analyst II or Senior
Anthem, Inc.
Associate Director of Development
UChicago Urban Education Institute
Staff UX Designer
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Satya Nadella
How leaders do
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, MBA'97, explains what it takes to be a good leader. More »

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Lite of the mind
Alumna skin care tips
A recipe for your face
A critical thinker's approach to skin care: celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, AB'93, shares tips, including which kitchen staples make a great scrub. More »
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