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December 20, 2016

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Light to matter and more in Inquiry
1. Their Odysseys
For 10 years, the Odyssey Scholarship Challenge has allowed talented students with financial need to engage fully in the life of the mind and graduate debt-free. Meet six students and alumni whose lives were transformed by the College's distinctive approach to financial aid. More »
Learn more about the Odyssey Scholarship Challenge.

2. Deep-sea TV
A video about UChicago researchers sequencing an octopus genome has won a 2016 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy Award. Watch it »
Read about octopuses' decentralized nervous system.

3. Serve and protect
A year after successfully litigating the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video, law professor Craig Futterman reflects on progress that's been made in police accountability and what comes next. More »
Read why Futterman thinks CPD's policy changes aren't enough.
Learn how one alumna is improving police-teen encounters.

4. Year in views
The Magazine's most-viewed stories from 2016 include an English professor's reflections on teaching the same book as his father, a profile of a physician who has spent 15 years caring for 911 first responders, and an introduction to UChicago's Puppy Bowl MVP. Visit the Magazine »
Find web-only extras on the Magazine's website.

5. Deck the shelves
Martha Nussbaum loved Hamilton: The Revolution. Geoffrey R. Stone, JD'71 thought The Great War of Our Time was "illuminating." See other Law School faculty members' favorite books of 2016. More »
Get TV critic Margaret Lyons's (AB'04) holiday binge-watching picks.
PLUS . . .
How preschool pays off . . . Bernie Sanders, AB'64, on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me . . . Why you're overthinking holiday gifts . . . Center for Spatial Data Science opens . . . Real-life Death Star.
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Career opportunities
Research Assistant
Multilingualism and Decision Making Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
Systems Analyst
Raleigh, NC
Implementation Associate
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Care, everywhere
Oncologist Olufunmilayo Olopade is tearing down racial and geographic barriers to breast cancer treatment and prevention. More »
Learn when women are most at risk for breast cancer.

Upcoming events
7-9 p.m.
The Origins of Two Provincial Capitals in Upper Egypt
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cambridge, MA:
Meditation Class and Tea Reception
6-8 p.m.
Berkeley, CA:
East Bay Happy Hour
See more events across the country and around the world »

Lite of the mind
Physics cookies
It's beginning to look a lot like physics
Celebrate gravitational waves or neutrinos with Fermilab's holiday cookie decorating ideas. More »
Replicate Rockefeller Memorial Chapel's stained glass windows on your cookies.
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