Jan 6 - Apr 24

Temporarily Closed: Exhibit--Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special ...

As academic fields expand and diversify, Special Collections is building collections to support these new directions. Researchers are drawing on original materials in many areas including race and gender, cinema and media, graphic design, arts practice, and cross-cultural global studies. This exhibition displays recent acquisitions with research potential for a range of disciplines. The materials represent many formats, including children’s books, family letters, journals, fine book design, posters, research notes, clothing, board games, and printed ephemera.

The newly acquired materials on display will support a wide array of studies: A medieval breviary prayer book bound in a flapped parchment case. The Library’s earliest Russian translation of Homer, published in 1776-1778. An engaging board game from the 1960s promoting careers for young girls. A selection of colorful Chicago jazz posters from concerts, festivals, and performances by individual artists. Two books from the turn of the 20th century promoting the sport of golf for women. A group of imaginatively designed books about dinosaurs for children. The wedding dress worn by Eva Overton, wife of Dr. Julian H. Lewis and daughter of Anthony Overton, founder of the leading African American newspaper, the Chicago Bee. Booklets on Chicago housing and neighborhood integration. Publications documenting experiences of the LGBTQ community. A leather-bound copy of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene with an Arts and Crafts-style design by Ethel Taunton. An early 20th–century album with photographs of immigrant residents of Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. A collection of pamphlets, buttons, and posters from socialist and progressive causes and local political campaigns. Research papers on sickle cell anemia and malaria by Dr. James Bowman, the first tenured African American professor in the University of Chicago's Biological Sciences Division.

Starts: January 6, 2020
Ends: April 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Apr 2 - Apr 5

Portraiture in Visual and Literary Culture

A two-day symposium on Portraiture in Visual and Literary Culture (Ancient to Medieval).

Please see website for details and locations.

Organizers: Karin Krause, Marion Meyer, Claudia Rapp, and Lioba Thesis

This event is support by the Chicago - Vienna Faculty Grant Program, the Department of Art History and Department of Classics

Starts: April 2, 2020
Ends: April 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM

See: https://arthistory.uchicago.edu/happenings/events/portraiture-visual-and-literary-culture-ancient-medieval

Apr 3

Sociology Department Colloquium

Professor Mary Brinton (Harvard University)

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 AM

Apr 3 - Apr 26

Apr 3: BA Thesis Exhibition: And now the weather

Department of Visual Arts BA Thesis Exhibition

And now the weather

To limit the potential spread of respiratory viruses and safeguard those at highest risk of catching COVID-19, the University of Chicago has canceled all events with estimated attendance of over 100 people. Please check back for updates.

The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions present the 2020 BA Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Julia Attie, Paris Bezanis, Amelia Frank, Megan Garvey, Alana Koscove, Kriti Mahtab, Estefi Navarro, Monica Ren and Willa Schwabsky.

Presented by DoVA and Logan Center Exhibitions with the support of UChicago Arts.

Starts: April 3, 2020
Ends: April 26, 2020
Time: All Day

See: https://arts.uchicago.edu/logan-center/logan-center-exhibitions/exhibitions-projects/ba-thesis-exhibition-and-now-weather

Apr 3

Free Community Yoga Classes at Arts + Public Life

Yoga Class with Latipha Rivers

Arts + Public Life offers free community yoga classes throughout the year. Beginner Yoga Class is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

Presented by Arts + Public Life

This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Apr 3

CANCELLED: CCB Seminar Series: Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard Medical School

The Committee on Cancer Biology Seminar Series

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apr 3

Virtual Office Hours (No Appointment Necessary)

Virtual office hours allow you to drop in and meet with Academic Technology Solutions staff via Zoom to ask any questions you may have about the transition to remote teaching. To see our schedule of virtual office hours, please visit courses.uchicago.edu/workshop-schedule/. Clicking on a session there will take you to its page in the UChicagoEvents calendar, where you will find the Zoom link to join. You do not need to register in advance to attend virtual office hours. (The virtual office hours replace our in-person walk-in hours at the TechBar in the Regenstein Library.) Pre-requisite: Open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and graduate students. To attend, please go to this link: https://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/896876687

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

See: https://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/896876687

Apr 3

Sociology Department Colloquium

Professor Mary Brinton (Harvard University)

Oh Baby: The Birth Dearth in Postindustrial Societies

Many postindustrial societies are experiencing birth rates that are far below population-replacement level. In countries such as Japan, where birth rates have been low for over three decades and immigration into the country has remained highly controlled, economic and fiscal problems have mounted as the population continues to age at a pace unprecedented in human history. Why has family life seemingly become so difficult and unappealing to young adults? Social demographers have spilled much ink over this question and will most likely continue to do so.

In this talk, Mary Brinton examines how the intersection of labor market structure, gender-role ideology, and workplace and family norms have seemingly created a “perfect storm” that continues to depress birth rates in a number of postindustrial societies. Brinton closes with examples of policy successes and policy failures.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago.

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 12:30 PM

Apr 3

Practical Philosophy Workshop, Jason Bridges, TBA

Practical Philosophy Workshop, Jason Bridges, TBA, Social Sciences 401, 1:00-2:50

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apr 3

Practical Philosophy Workshop, Jason Bridges, Title TBA

Practical Philosophy Workshop, Jason Bridges, Title TBA, Social Sciences 401, 1:00-2:50

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM