Oct 27

Mohamed Abou Donia, "Production and metabolism of bioactive small ...

EVENT: Committee on Microbiology Seminar Series.

TITLE: "Production and metabolism of bioactive small molecules by the human microbiome".

SPEAKER:Mohamed Abou Donia, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University.

ATTENDANCE: Contact Natasha Beals at nbeals at uchicago dot edu.

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oct 27 - Mar 24

Carrie Mae Weems: A Land of Broken Dreams

Carrie Mae Weems: A Land of Broken Dreams is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions in conjunction with the multi-site exhibition Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, which explores the extent to which certain resources—air, land, water, and even culture—can be held in common. Raising questions about inclusion, exclusion, ownership, and rights of access, this project considers art’s vital role in society alongside its calls for vigilance in defending shared resources. Deploying the MacArthur Fellows Program as an “intellectual commons,” Toward Common Cause features new and recontextualized work by twenty-nine visual artists who have been named Fellows since the award program’s founding forty years ago, in 1981.

Carrie Mae Weems’s installation at the Logan Center Gallery features an array of media and objects—photography, video, texts, bric-a-brac, and furniture—through which Weems reimagines the Black Panther Party’s programs for young people in Chicago during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the main gallery, visitors are invited to browse, sit, and explore a classroom setting replete with desks, chairs, books, a blackboard, View-Masters, and posters of historic Black leaders. A smaller gallery space, designed to resemble a theater, will screen video works by Weems. As a whole, this presentation probes notions of education and ideals for political parties, revolutions, and their leaders.

Carrie Mae Weems: A Land of Broken Dreams is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and is curated by Abigail Winograd, MacArthur Fellows Program Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition Curator; with Alyssa Brubaker, Exhibitions Manager; and Leigh Fagin, Senior Director of Programming and Engagement. This exhibition is made possible by support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center.

Starts: October 27, 2021
Ends: March 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM

See: https://www.loganexhibitions.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/carriemaeweems

Oct 27

Sands: Creation Through Erosion With Soma Roy

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series in partnership with International Women Associates for a discussion with Founder of The Nourishment Projects Soma Roy. Though it molds the quick sands of global politics with durable change, this commodity has had a rocky start. As the building block for concrete, glass, and electronics, sand is the second most consumed good in the world by volume after water. Yet the narrative is much more than the shape shifting supply chain story about the commodification of prosaic matter. Join us in-person or online for this discussion; registration is required. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided in-person.

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM

Oct 27

Interactions of Ionizing Radiation with Matter

Interactions of Ionizing Radiation with Matter

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Oct 27

CRES Talk: Anuli Akanegbu "Podcasting: A Critical Introduction"

The program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) present a speaker series designed to bring to campus scholars and writers whose work is currently being taught at UChicago. This series invites current CRES majors and minors, interested students and members of the general public to join us for in-depth conversations—bringing topics discussed within the confines of the classroom into an open forum.

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Oct 27

PhD Thesis Defense - Elisa Pabon, CON

Elisa Pabon, CON - de Wit Lab

"Effect of Menstrual Cycle Phase and Circulating Ovarian Hormone Levels on Acute Repsonses to Oral Delata-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)"

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oct 27

Public Policy & Economics Workshop

David Cutler, Harvard University*

*Tentatively in-person seminar to be held at the Harris School - Keller Center, Room 1022.

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

See: https://economics.uchicago.edu/content/public-policy-economics-workshop

Oct 27

Fundamentals of Teaching in STEM

Who Should Attend: Graduate students and postdocs in the BSD, PME, or PSD. This is for anyone who is teaching, expects to teach science in the future, or is intrigued about the evidence-based practices behind teaching and learning.

Why Should I Come? The research-supported methods in these workshops will equip past, present, and future graduate student and postdoc instructors with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and practical skills to teach STEM effectively. The specific topics include:

Week 1: Understanding the science of how people learn and teaching accordingly

Week 2: Optimizing student learning by setting and teaching towards learning objectives

Week 3: Fostering an inclusive and actively engaging classroom setting

Week 4: Implementing methods of inclusive assessment and instructive, helpful feedback

The workshops will focus on applying research-supported pedagogical principles to address issues frequently encountered in STEM classrooms. Through peer-to-peer discussions, lectures, and facilitated activities, each workshop will arm participants with new pedagogical tools and skills to apply in an educational setting and to fuel professional development.


Theresa Chmiel - PhD Candidate, Senior CCT Fellow, PSD


Ryan Fuller - PhD Candidate, CCT Fellow, BSD


Completing these workshops fulfills part of the requirements for the Chicago Center for Teaching’s College Teaching Certificate program.

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Oct 27

Money and Banking Workshop

Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:05 PM - 4:35 PM

See: https://economics.uchicago.edu/content/money-and-banking-workshop

Oct 27

MEHAT Workshop with Cagdas Acar

"Some Considerations on the Uses and the Limitations of “Library” as an Analytical Category in Research on Intellectual History."

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM