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

December 15, 2015
Magna Carta
1. The only Magna Carta in America
As the historic document turns 800, University trustee David M. Rubenstein, JD'73, reflects on preserving a Magna Carta in the United States.
Learn about Rubenstein's @UChicagoLaw scholarship program.

2. How propaganda videos recruit terrorists
In a US Department of Defense-funded project, UChicago political scientist Robert Pape, PhD'88, and neuroscientist Jean Decety will analyze terrorist recruitment videos "to examine the neurological processes that create sympathy toward extremist groups."
Watch Pape explain his focus on suicide terrorism.
Hear @UChicagoMed's Aisha Sethi on caring for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

3. The man behind China's transplant-program turnaround
For 10 years J. Michael Millis, surgeon and director of UChicago's Transplant Center, has been quietly helping China end its corrupt organ-transplant practices.
Read Mark Siegler's (MD'67) 2007 talk about transplants.

4. Data to help cities
UChicago's Urban Labs on crime, education, energy and environment, health, and poverty evaluate intervention practices to see what works.
Follow @UChiUrbanLabs.

5. Defining the gun debate
Law School professor Eric Posner, LAB'84, argues that the no-fly-list gun ban isn't as clear-cut as it seems.
Read Phoebe Maltz Bovy's (AB'05) call to ban all guns.
PLUS . . .
Gift benefits Booth, Humanities . . . Employers rehire Metcalf interns . . . Grad students delve into UChicago history . . . Is your name on the College Honor Roll of Donors? . . . Yo. Yo. Ma.
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Career opportunities
Software Development Engineer
Director of Transgender Programs and Community Engagement
Center on Halsted
Data Analytics Specialist
Deloitte LLP
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In memoriam
John Eaton
John Eaton
Music professor emeritus John Eaton, a pioneering composer, MacArthur "genius," and "king of chaos," died December 2.
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Alumni Weekend

Upcoming events
7-9 p.m.
UChicago Holiday Party
9 p.m.
A Jazz New Year's Eve
6-9:30 p.m.
San Francisco:
Health Care Fireside Chat
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Lite of the mind
Holiday crafting, UChicago style
Bring some UChicago flavor to your holiday creations.
Snip a phoenix-shaped snowflake.
Knit a Maroon scarf.
Bake a Rockefeller Chapel-inspired cookie.
Cut out campus-window luminarias.
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