December 19, 2017

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
After this issue, Short List is on hiatus until January 9, 2018. See you next year.
Martin Luther's Reformation began 500 years ago.
1. Martin on Martin
Five hundred years after Martin Luther started the Reformation, Divinity School professor emeritus Martin Marty, PhD'56, revisits his legacy. More »
Listen to dean Laurie Zoloth discuss religion and the Div School's future focus.
Resolve to attend more Div School Wednesday lunches in 2018.

2. Emergency department preview
UChicago Medicine's new adult emergency department opens to patients in late December. The full level 1 trauma center opens in May. More »
Read about research refuting the conventional wisdom on the uninsured and ERs.
Learn about a new cancer therapy for UChicago Medicine patients.

3. The Fama portfolio
The selected papers of Chicago Booth's Eugene Fama, MBA'63, PhD'64, whose efficient-market hypothesis influenced a generation of finance thinkers, tops this list of 2017 must-reads. More »
Embrace passive management, says Fama, a 2013 Nobel laureate.

4. It's the most social time of year
Why small talk with strangers is more emotionally beneficial than awkward. More »
Argue about politics in person instead of on Facebook.
Get the UChicago Press free e-book on Renaissance manners.
PLUS . . .
Baseball coach Brian Baldea, 1955-2017 . . . Can a machine be creative? . . . Valerie Jarrett joins the Law School . . . Remember the encyclopedia . . . Before seeing The Post, read about Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, AB'38.
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Samer Attar, SB'98, MD'02
A surgeon in Syria
Northwestern orthopedic surgeon Samer Attar, SB'98, MD'02, volunteers at Syrian hospitals. The dangerous work was captured by 60 Minutes in a segment viewers may find disturbing. Watch »
Read more about Attar, who received a 2017 alumni award.

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Lite of the mind
Winter Sport Book
Hold on to your toboggan
The Special Collections Research Center finds some solid advice on winter sports in a book from 1911. More »
Relive winter on campus--without getting cold.
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