Short List

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UChicagoʼs Short List is a biweekly newsletter that shares news, career resources, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.

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July 28
Called to compassion

July 14

June 30
Ahead of the curve

June 16
Looking back, looking forward

May 19
Screen time

May 5
Held together by history

April 21
Uncharted territory

April 7
Good neighbors

March 24
An antidote to social distance

March 10
Coronavirus, cinema, scientists' wordplay

February 25
Material transformations

February 11
Too much fun

January 28
L is for Learn

January 14
No words


December 31
Whatever happened to Bette Howland?

December 17
What would Stigler do?

December 3
Is anybody out there?

November 19
A short history of your flu shot

November 5
Around the world in seven days

October 22
Goodenough for Stockholm

October 8
Prairie State politics, soul city, the silent screen

September 24
The hutty professor

September 10
The OI at 100

August 27
Ethical poetry, experimental economics, vegetarian football

August 13
Calling all Reg Rats

July 30
A jazz opera's tragic inspiration

July 16
Choose your own adventure

July 2
Peanuts, parakeets, and presidential powers

June 18
Three years of silence in Little Rock

June 4
A better way to deliver health care?

May 21
Can democracy survive?

May 7
Major collection, modest beginnings

April 23
Snapshots from another galaxy

April 8
Tuned to the national mood

March 26
Evolution of an ace

March 12
Can free speech law adapt?

February 26
Heightened views

February 12
The heart knows

January 29
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

January 15
Resolute for change


December 24
Ways to chill inside this holiday

December 11
Honky tonk heaven

November 27
Leaders, looters, immune-system recruiters

November 13
Turkey table topics

October 30
Cerebral scares

October 16
Nine weeks in Dakar

October 2
College bibliophiles

September 18
Meet the pastrami king

September 5
And you thought the quarter system was tough

August 21
A crash course in empathy

August 7
If only Icarus had this

July 24
A summer syllabus youʼll want to follow

July 10
Bringing up baby

June 26
A taste for adventure

June 12
Letʼs get lost

May 30
Color design and the bottom line

May 15
Does insurance ease ER overuse?

May 1
The seeds of white power

April 17
Eliot Ness, methodical gangbuster

April 3

March 20
An internet-famous cartographer

March 6
Give this artwork a home

February 20
What will they censor in 2500?

February 6
The way to a med student’s heart

January 23
Modern art, ancient life

January 9
Make resolutions: check.


December 19
Hold on to your toboggan

December 5
An archive, Chicago born

November 21
75 years of the atomic age

November 7
Econ then and now

October 24
Haunted UChicago

October 10
A Nobel for nudges

September 26
Time to get schooled

September 12
Floats like an ant, stings like an ant

August 29
New monument to past pioneer

August 15
The screen-time generation

August 1
On poetry, greed, and aliens

July 18
Magnitsky as political matryoshka

June 20
Lassoing truth, lies, and BS

June 6
Modern medicine, modern love

May 23
Scav at 30, the Constitution at 230

May 9
34 money tips, 254 Saul Bellow boxes

April 25
Fast horses, tough women

April 11
What would Vonnegut do?

March 28
Gerrymandering and neuroscience made simple

March 14
Become a millionaire, perfect your NCAA bracket

February 28
Free speech, cheaper cancer treatments

February 14
For the love of neuropsychiatry and Carl Sagan

January 31
“Dear Mr. President…”

January 18
Reading this instead of going to the gym?


December 20
Odyssey, octopuses, oncology

December 6
Latke? Hamantash? Bueller?

November 22
Zoos and zombies

November 8
Roosevelt defeats Landon!

October 25
Very superstitious, writing all month long

October 11
Vote confidently, eat knowingly, speak nicely

September 27
Back to UChicago, for students and alumni

September 13
Ancient economies, modern dilemmas, future data

August 30
Alien encounters, business contacts, family ties

August 16
Spare change, social change, climate change

August 2
Find a job, slow Alzheimer’s, start a revolution

July 19
Police reform, Trump’s appeal, Pokémon campus

July 6>
Hamilton, how to retire at 33, UChicago’s Olympian

June 21
Dangerous curiosity, predicting divorce, Brexit

June 7
Business ethics, cancer moonshot, airport lines

May 24
A big boost for innovation

May 10
#UChiAW, repairing your rep, Prince, Trump

April 26
Investment advice, presidential power, Dr. Google

April 12
Obama’s return, your attractiveness, big dreams

March 29
Monster artists, career advice, improv law scholar

March 15
Academic dancer, sleep and the munchies, anagrams

March 1
Philip Glass, start-up pitch tips, and sea piracy

February 17
The Odyssey continues

February 2
Big telescope gets big upgrade

January 20
What Chicago leaders learned in South Africa


December 29
Help your future self this New Year

December 15
Magna Carta, terrorism research, holiday crafts

December 1
Campus threat update, a law prof and police transparency, and predictions for 2040

November 17
Paris update, black millennials survey, job interview advice

November 3
Clean up your environment, your behavior, your soul

October 20
Homecoming, bedtime math stories, and catching cheaters

October 6
$100 million gift to create institute for conflict resolution

September 22
You're 125 years old? You look great!

September 8
Water bears, math anxiety, and how to sell more underwear

August 25
Octos, new glass, great teachers

August 11
The long and short of it

July 28
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