December 11, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Photo by Henry Horenstein
1. Historian with a camera
In the College, Henry Horenstein, EX'69, studied "history from the bottom up." As a documentary photographer, he made his name with shots of country music stars and their fans. More »
Meet Nina Berman, AB'82, a photojournalist looking for justice.
Check out Lou Fourcher's (PhD'71) photos of lost West Side Chicago.

2. UChicago in Hong Kong
The University has opened a new campus in Hong Kong, a hub for research, education, and collaboration. More »
Learn more about the campus’s location, a historic site on Mount Davis.

3. Advance against food allergies
How building tolerance for substances like peanut protein could help millions of people with food allergies. More »
Read more about efforts to stem food allergies.
Learn how celiac disease can start with a virus.

4. Standards of living
Have we won the War on Poverty? Hear why Harris Public Policy's Bruce Meyer thinks we should stop using income levels to judge. More »
Subscribe to Harris Public Policy's newsletter, pointed.

5. Difficult climate
Energy Policy Institute director Michael Greenstone breaks down the monetary and health costs of climate change and energy policy on the Big Brains podcast. More »
Learn the toll of air pollution on life expectancy worldwide.
PLUS . . .
The race to build a quantum computer . . . Crain's 40 under 40: Eve Ewing, AB'08, Stephanie Klein, MBA'15, oncologist Jason Luke, Christian Mitchell, AB'08, Saurabh Sharma, MBA'10 . . . Help your kid learn math . . . This map does not compute.
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Career opportunities
New York
Software Engineers and Architects
San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellow
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
New York
Senior Product Manager
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Bonnie Jo Campbell illustration
Creative spark
The book that changed her life and other reflections from novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, AB'84. More »

Upcoming events
6-8 p.m.
St. Petersburg, FL:
Alumni Club Annual Holiday Gathering
7-9 p.m.
New York City:
Alumni Book Club: George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
2-5 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA:
Alumni New Year's Party
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
No small potatoes
The University's holiday season began unofficially with the Latke–Hamantash Debate. Dig into its campus origins. More »
Read some past latke-hamantash highlights.
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