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LAASTV 14A1 CANCELED: Studs Terkel: Voice of America Paul Durica Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Studs Terkel: Voice of America (LAASTV)

In collaboration with the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project.

Although Studs Terkel (1912–2008) did many things, from writing plays to disc jockeying to sportscasting, he was especially famous as a radio personality and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oral historian. His award-winning books capture the life and times of 20th-century America through the stories of ordinary people, whose rich experience he was able to capture. From his first book, Giants of Jazz, to such titles as Division Street: America, The Good War, Hard Times, Working, and P.S.: Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening, Terkel listened to and loved the very soul of democracy. This course will try to convey, for both new readers and old, something of the magic that was Studs Terkel.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Paul Durica

Paul Durica

Mr. Durica, a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago, is founder of Pocket Guide to Hell, a series of tours and reenactments that draw on his scholarly work to weave narratives that tackle issues of social justice and illuminate the hidden past.

15 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 14 to November 18
Tuition: $220.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:30 PM– 9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 8, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SAINFO 14A1 Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session tbd Autumn 2014
Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session (SAINFO)

Take credit for your accomplishments. Attend regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago, define academic focus, and build a transferable record of study. GSAL staff will discuss the courses and resources available to students through the Graduate Student-at-Large and Returning Scholar programs, as well as the application process. Come have your questions answered and discover how GSAL can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

 

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Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location:
Dates: October 14
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM– 7:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAWICF 14A1 What Is a City For? Tom Tresser Autumn 2014
What Is a City For? (LAWICF)

A Graham School Initiative: Chicago, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in collaboration with the Civic Knowledge Project

Chicago has been called the city of “big plans,” and mega-projects have been proposed over and over again: the proposal for a World’s Fair from the mid-1980s, the bid for the 2016 Olympics, the plans to redo Lake Shore Drive, build an express train to O’Hare, re-model Navy Pier, and more. Where do these plans come from? Who benefits from them? This class at the CivicLab will examine recent city planning efforts in light of grassroots pushback and The Right To The City Movement. We will hear from both the planners and opponents of those plans, as they debate “whom is Chicago for?”

This course will meet at the Civic Lab, 114 N. Aberdeen St., Chicago, info@civiclab.us, 312.857.6485.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Tom Tresser

Tom Tresser

Mr. Tresser is the co-founder of the CivicLab, America’s only co-working space dedicated to collaboration, education, and innovation for civic engagement and social change. He is the lead organizer for the TIF Illumination Project, and in 2010 was the Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President. In 2009 he was the co-organizer of the No Games Chicago campaign.

15 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: CivicLab
Dates: October 15 to November 19
Tuition: $220.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:30 PM– 9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 14, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MLINFO 14A2 Master of Liberal Arts Information Session tbd Autumn 2014
Master of Liberal Arts Information Session (MLINFO)

A liberal education, built from a broad engagement with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences is a foundational experience. The Master of Liberal Arts program offers graduate-level course work in the liberal arts. All courses are taught by world-renowned University of Chicago faculty drawn from divisions across the University. This is a graduate program for those seeking self-enrichment, context for further graduate studies, and career advancement. Join us for this online information session to learn program details, admission requirements and how you can get started.

 

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Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A2
Location:
Dates: October 15
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
12:00 PM–1:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETIBME 14A1 Basic Manuscript Editing Erik Carlson Autumn 2014
Basic Manuscript Editing (ETIBME)

This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide. The course covers many aspects of what it means to be a copy editor, covering the editorial process and addressing CMOS topics such as spelling, punctuation, usage, foreign titles, tables and graphs, and more.

This course is required for completion of the Editing Certificate. Students who have at least 12 months of copyediting experience in a supervised office environment and a thorough working knowledge of the 16th edition of CMOS may bypass the Basic Manuscript Editing class with permission of the program manager.

NOTES: Students will need the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for class. Pre-course communication and assignments are sent to all enrolled students beginning 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Erik Carlson

Erik Carlson

Mr. Carlson is Senior Manuscript Editor at the University of Chicago Press Books Division.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 16 to October 18
Tuition: $950.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
October 9, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETADME 14A1 Advanced Manuscript Editing Ruth Goring Autumn 2014
Advanced Manuscript Editing (ETADME)

Mastery of book manuscript editing requires a thorough knowledge of style and editorial judgment. What are the demands of the reader? How does an editor choose one style over another? This three-day intensive course will engage students in a discussion of the decisions an experienced editor will make in preparing a book-length manuscript for publication, including assessing the organization of information, author-editor relations, and sending files to design.

Advanced Manuscript Editing is a required class for students enrolled in the Editing Certificate.

Students must complete both Basic Manuscript Editing and Intermediate Manuscript Editing before enrolling in this class or have permission from the program manager.

NOTES: Students in the in-person section are asked to read beforehand and bring to class The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller. This text is widely available for sale online. Students should also bring the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style to class. PC laptops are provided. There is no tuition discount for bringing your own computer.

Pre-course communication and assignments are sent to all enrolled students beginning 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Ruth Goring

Ruth Goring

Ms. Goring is Senior Manuscript Editor at the University of Chicago Press Books Division.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 16 to October 18
Tuition: $1,100.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
October 9, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAAGIN 14A1 CANCELED: Getting Involved with Your Local Arts... John Preus Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Getting Involved with Your Local Arts Organization (LAAGIN)

A UChicago-UConnect Initiative, in collaboration with the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project.

A provocative conversation about what arts organizations can do, and how they are transforming from pure cultural organizations to educational, even service-oriented entities, as art evolves away from studio practice toward forms of direct engagement. Engage in a developing dialogue about some of the issues and ideas with instructor/artist John Preus, who recently staged a major solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center. Participants will be directly involved in discussions with and at various South Side arts organizations, which will range across aspects of community life, from economics to psychology, to anthropology and myth, to practical and metaphorical strategies of public engagement.

Participants will meet at a range of South Side Arts locations. Directions will be given by the instructor one week prior to the start of class. Tuition discounts are provided for teachers from Chicago Public Schools, and/or groups of 3 or more from the same school. Please contact Bart Schultz at rschultz@uchicago.edu for more information.

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
John Preus

John Preus

Mr. Preus is former creative director of the Rebuild Foundation and a high-profile Chicago artist with an international exhibition record. See johnpreus.com.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 18 to November 15
Tuition: $160.00
Days/Times: Sat
2:00 PM– 4:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
September 29, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAANAN 14A1 CANCELED: Saving the Environment Theodore L. Steck Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Saving the Environment (LAANAN)

The environmental crisis is the defining issue for the 21st century. This discussion course offers the opportunity to contemplate its depth and breadth: its underlying causes, manifestations, implications, diverse responses, and potential resolution.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Theodore L. Steck
7.5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 18 to November 1
Tuition: $160.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM– 12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 10, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWOTM 14A1 Works of the Mind: (All Autumn 2014 Lectures) David Bevington, Wendy Doniger, Michael Geyer Autumn 2014
Works of the Mind: (All Autumn 2014 Lectures) (BPWOTM)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 1:00 PM on selected Sundays at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The Great War: What we Need to Know about the War that Changed the World
October 19, 2014 (14A2)
Michael Geyer
Samuel N. Harper Professor of History and faculty director, Human Rights Program, Department of History, the University of Chicago

The Anastaplo Memorial Lecture
Edgar, Edmund, and the Gods in King Lear

November 16, 2014 (14A3)
David Bevington
Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of English and of Comparative Literature, the University of Chicago

All’s Well That Ends Well and the Cross-Cultural Tale of the Clever Wife
December 7, 2014 (14A4)
Wendy Doniger
Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, the Divinity School; Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College, the University of Chicago.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
David Bevington, Wendy Doniger, Michael Geyer

David Bevington

Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. Bevington received the 2010 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Wendy Doniger

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School; Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College at the University of Chicago. Doninger received the 2007 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

“It’s wonderful to teach people who have been around the block. They bring a rich human experience to this process—and that’s very important when you’re discussing the great human questions. My MLA students have taught me about everything from the legal aspects of sexual fraud to The Simpsons. I’ve quoted them in my books and cited them in my footnotes. I love them for their desire to know, and their fierce commitment.”

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Michael Geyer

Michael Geyer is the Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program. His research and teaching focus on twentieth-century German and European history. Among the topics on which he has written are the German military, resistance against the Third Reich, the culture of death and sacrifice, intellectuals in contemporary Germany, genocide, and the holocaust as well as on German and German-Jewish memory. Dr. Geyer co-founded and currently serves as director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. His interest in the history and theory of human rights emerges from his concern with war, peace, and the constitution of civil society. The question of rights – how people know that they have them and, equally important, that strangers have them too – informs his teaching on the matter.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: October 19 to December 7
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sun
1:00 PM



64 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
November 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWOTM 14A2 Works of the Mind: The Great War Michael Geyer Autumn 2014
Works of the Mind: The Great War (BPWOTM)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 1:00 PM on selected Sundays at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The Great War: What we Need to Know about the War that Changed the World
October 19, 2014 (14A2)
Michael Geyer
Samuel N. Harper Professor of History and faculty director, Human Rights Program, Department of History, the University of Chicago

Register for all three Works of the Mind Autumn Lectures.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Michael Geyer

Michael Geyer

Michael Geyer is the Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program. His research and teaching focus on twentieth-century German and European history. Among the topics on which he has written are the German military, resistance against the Third Reich, the culture of death and sacrifice, intellectuals in contemporary Germany, genocide, and the holocaust as well as on German and German-Jewish memory. Dr. Geyer co-founded and currently serves as director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. His interest in the history and theory of human rights emerges from his concern with war, peace, and the constitution of civil society. The question of rights – how people know that they have them and, equally important, that strangers have them too – informs his teaching on the matter.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A2
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: October 19
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sun
1:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TSCPVB 14S1 CANCELED: The Culture of the Fin de Siècle:... Cary Nathenson Spring 2014
CANCELED: The Culture of the Fin de Siècle: Prague, Vienna & Budapest (TSCPVB)

Tour Dates

Budapest Museum of Applied Arts (Lechner 1896).This tour has been canceled.
Prague October 20-23, 2014
Vienna October 23-27, 2014
Budapest October 27-30, 2014 (optional)

Art Nouveau, Jugendstil in German: the modernist dreamscapes of the turn-of-the-20th century forever changed art and architecture. The cafes and studios of Europe were fertile soil for the secessionist “young art” movements associated with names like Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Ödön Lechner. Their art represented the spirit of an age that also gave us the literature of Kafka, Schnitzler, and Krúdy, the music of Smetana, Mahler, and Bartok, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Herzl’s Zionism. But this productive era was also a period of decline and decay as the tensions of modernity rocked the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

This tour explores the culture and history of the fin de siècle as it played out in its urban centers: Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. We begin in Prague, with its medieval core city, grand castle, and breathtaking squares. Then we explore Vienna and experience the art, music and literature that once made it the cultural center of Europe. Then, take advantage of the optional trip to nearby Budapest, the other “capital” of the Empire and a jewel on the Danube. Your sightseeing will be made more meaningful through group study of some of the era’s major cultural works. In each city, you will enjoy free time for museums, shopping, and exploring the rich culinary heritage of Central Europe’s most spectacular cities.

Tuition

Prague-Vienna $3,325 (Main Tour), double-occupancy ($300 single room supplement)

Budapest $775 (Optional) double-occupancy (No additional cost for a single room)

Tuition includes hotel with breakfast, five additional meals, transfers from Prague to Vienna (and Budapest), all course materials, public transportation passes, and several museum admissions. Airfare and airport transfer not included.

Program Highlights

  • Accommodations in four-star, centrally-located hotels
  • Breakfast buffet each morning and several additional group meals
  • Seminar-style discussions of Austro-Hungarian cultural landmarks
  • Daily sightseeing of important sites
  • Extensive Tourguide E-Book with cultural and logistical background materials
  • Two performances, such as symphonies and operas
  • Guided bus overview of Budapest
  • First-class train service among the cities
  • Public transit passes
  • Preliminary Itinerary

Note

In order to experience the cities “at ground level,” we will take full advantage of their extensive and convenient transportation networks. We will visit most sites by public transit and walking, rain or shine. Participants should be prepared to walk 2–4 miles per day over several hours. This tour is not appropriate for people with significant mobility restrictions.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Cary Nathenson

Cary Nathenson

Cary Nathenson is associate dean for Humanities, Arts, and Sciences and Summer Session at the University of Chicago Graham School. He has taught German literature and culture at Northwestern University, University of Houston, Grinnell College, and Duke University. Mr. Nathenson did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and University of Vienna. He received a PhD in German from Washington University in St. Louis with a dissertation on the Austrian novelist and journalist Joseph Roth (1894-1939).

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14S1
Location:
Dates: October 20 to October 30
Tuition: $3,325.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
August 15, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CTGCPR 14A7 Good Clinical Practices Andrew Kucharski Autumn 2014
Good Clinical Practices (CTGCPR)

This course provides an introduction to good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research according to FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines. Topics include conducting clinical trials in accordance with GCP; regulations established by state, federal, and international regulatory bodies; and the roles and responsibilities of investigators, sponsors, monitors, and auditors.

Synchronous Sessions: Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:00 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Andrew Kucharski

Andrew Kucharski

Dr. Kucharski holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology focusing on serum secosteroid levels as a risk factor for health disparities. With over 20 years of cross-functional project management experience in drug development, and as a global operations manager, Dr. Kucharski has been responsible for NDA filings in the US, Europe and Japan. He is experienced in both clinical and medical affairs and has leveraged global teams from first in human trials through product launch and life-cycle management. He possesses a strong interest in pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, and safety signal detection. Dr. Kucharski has assumed leadership roles in developing strong alliance partnerships, designed and implemented global quality oversight programs and has significant experience in FDA mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategies.

Dr. Kucharski is a sought after presenter at scientific meetings, a published author whose work appears in high impact peer review journals, and has been a guest speaker at U.S. FDA. A trained innovation and change management coach, Dr. Kucharski’s personal mission is to foster talent and mentor individual development.

He teaches CTGCPR 14A7 and CTTDDP 15W7.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A7
Location: Online
Dates: October 22 to November 19
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
October 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CCHCCM 14A7 Healthcare Case Management Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN Autumn 2014
Healthcare Case Management (CCHCCM)

Description coming soon.

Synchronous Sessions: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN

Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN

Dr. Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN has over 15 years of experience in case management and cardiac disease management.  She is currently the nurse manager for the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the University of Chicago Medicine and a research associate in the University of Chicago, Section of Cardiology.

 

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A7
Location: Online
Dates: October 22 to November 19
Tuition: $1,050.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
October 8, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMIDSO 14A1 Process Analysis and Design for Service... Jack Hilty Autumn 2014
Process Analysis and Design for Service Operations (Open) (PMIDSO)

Instructional level – introductory (open enrollment)

Survival in today’s economy has resulted in reduced budgets and smaller teams. Many of today’s new projects are focused on creating efficient and cost-effective internal processes for streamlined business operations. This two-day seminar will introduce participants to new concepts and techniques that capture and transform business processes and information needs into an agile and adaptable system, improving quality while minimizing design time and cost. You will learn how to develop your own business-driven, process-centric models using a step-by-step, hands-on approach. To reinforce your learning, you will practice techniques on cases derived from real-world business projects. This course focuses on systemizing processes. Examples are provided from many industries including health care, education, and finance.

Learning objectives:

Participants completing this course will learn:

  • To develop business models for a service-oriented architecture that reflects actual business processes based on business needs and design standards
  • Process-modeling analysis and design
  • To understand the key terms and concepts in BPM
  • To identify the appropriate levels of detail needed to develop a business process model and to understand the key skills, roles, and responsibilities to implement BPM
  • SOA concepts and use vocabulary to enable shared communication and collaboration
  • About the multiple perspectives that impact process-centric organization
  • To define scope clearly and identify all required interfaces
  • To translate existing business requirements and develop new business requirements that can be easily translated into process models and services
  • To identify the appropriate level of detail needed for each step or technique to ease the transition to the next step
  • To identify the critical processes and determine ownership in a political environment

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions, applicable case studies, and team exercises; the seminar will integrate this course work with real world project experiences. 

Other Offerings:

This course is offered once per year.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

This is an open enrollment course. Participants must have at least two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Jack Hilty

Jack Hilty

Mr. Hilty is a Senior Business Architect with significant enterprise-wide experience. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University and is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP) and Data Management Association (DAMA). He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 23 to October 24
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
October 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAGCON 14A3 Great Conversations: A Special Debate: Is the... tbd Autumn 2014
Great Conversations: A Special Debate: Is the Mind “Nothing But” the Brain? (LAGCON)

Great Conversations: Frontiers of the Mind
Are you interested in live thought? Thinking about the future? Please join us as our prestigious, popular, and venerable Great Conversations series continues. Our theme for autumn 2014 is fascinating: Frontiers of the Mind. We will cover everything from reasoning to sleep, and will be featuring some world-class thinkers concerned with these issues. Come get to know these remarkable individuals in an intimate conversational setting. On select Thursdays, from 5:30 to 7 pm, the Graham School and Civic Knowledge Project will provide food, drink, and the best talk in town. We hope that you will join us for the conversation!

Join the action as distinguished representatives from a range of different disciplines debate one of the toughest philosophical problems ever posed.

Register for all three Great Conversation lectures.

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A3
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 23
Tuition: $30.00
Days/Times: Thu
5:30 PM–7:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 22, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRPMFT 14A1 Project Management for Translators Leah Ruggiero Autumn 2014
Project Management for Translators (TRPMFT)

This interactive seminar will survey methodologies and work habits that actively support a positive approach to managing translation/localization projects. We will discuss the immutable triad of Scope, Cost, and Time and then dive in further with an examination of what managing a project really entails: planning, executing, controlling and monitoring, and closing. We will review the technical capabilities that language project managers need in their digital tool belt. We will also consider essential interpersonal and professional skills for a PM, and learn how to follow a fair and impartial model for a course of action when faced with disputes. Finally, projects can sometimes march on blindly, oblivious to the needs of living, social human beings, and strategies (often underused) for humanely managing them will be offered. Role playing and group discussion will complement the lecture presentation. Your reward for active participation in this workshop will be a foundation in project management that can be immediately applied to current and future projects, whether you are working as an independent language professional or within a multilingual corporate environment.

NOTES: Continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch are served each day. Students who register 5 or fewer business days before the class runs are responsible for emailing the program manager for any pre-assignment. There is no online practicum for this course, but students must complete a post-course assignment to receive credit for the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Leah Ruggiero

Leah Ruggiero

Ms. Ruggiero has been working in project management since 1998.  She is currently Director of Business Development for LinguaGraphics, a multilingual desktop publishing company, and is a freelance project manager. She holds a BA in French from the University of Minnesota and a Certificate in French into English Translation from NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 24 to October 25
Tuition: $1,100.00
Days/Times: Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
October 19, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWEAW 14A1 Basic Program Autumn Symposium tbd Autumn 2014
Basic Program Autumn Symposium (BPWEAW)

“The War to End All Wars?”: Great Literature from the Great War

In August 1914, shortly after World War I’s outbreak, H.G. Wells first called it, with entirely idealistic intent, “the war that will end war.” Over the four years of the war’s duration, that phrase or something similar was used more frequently with irony; by now it is almost entirely forgotten that it had ever been used otherwise. The nature of the war and its vast increase in brutality thanks to new technology had a defining effect on the thought of the early 20th century, and many great writers attested to its profound effect on shaping and shaking civilization. This symposium will explore some of the great literature growing out of the Great War, as the works reflected events of their own times, and also their impact on the literature and culture of the subsequent century.

Our guest speaker will be Allen J. Frantzen of Loyola University Chicago, author of Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice, and the Great War (University of Chicago Press, 2003), on "Why the War Was Great." Other talks will be given by Basic Program instructor Claudia Traudt ("One against Nullity: Presence, Play, Making, Meaning in The Enormous Room"); and by Basic Program instructor and chair Michaelangelo Allocca ("Words Fail: Poets Confront the Unspeakable").

Cancellation must be received at least 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, a $100 cancellation fee will be applied.

Recommended readings (for more detail see "Suggested advance readings" under Course Documents, below):

 E. E. Cummings, The Enormous Room (The Cummings Typescript Edition). Liveright, 1994. ISBN 13 # 978-0871401502

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition. Jon Silkin, editor. Penguin Classics, 1997. ISBN 13 # 978-0141180090

Gordon Center
927 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 25
Tuition: $195.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:00 AM–3:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 23, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASYCP 14A1 Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young... Steven Fouts Autumn 2014
Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young Philosophers and Excellent Students (LASYCP)

In collaboration with the XS Tennis Foundation and the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project.

If you would like to help young people cultivate key skills in critical thinking, ethical reflection, and collaborative inquiry, the University of Chicago Winning Words Initiative can support your efforts. Please join us for these workshops on how to nurture philosophical questions and interests, and by doing so enhance both a wide range of academic skills and, most importantly, the capabilities needed for a rich, meaningful life. Workshop participants will learn various strategies for effectively responding to the questions that children and young people love to raise, and will discuss select readings that can be especially valuable for sparking philosophical conversations with young people.

This course will meet at the XS Tennis facility located at 1301 E. 47th St. in Chicago. Tuition discounts are provided for teachers from Chicago Public Schools, and/or groups of 3 or more from the same school. Please contact Bart Schultz at rschultz@uchicago.edu for more information.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Steven Fouts

Steven Fouts

Mr. Fouts holds an MLA from the University of Chicago and an EdD from Concordia University. He is executive director of a leadership organization called the Republic Foundation, which manages a federally-funded teacher excellence project called the Living Library.

4 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 25 to November 1
Tuition: $50.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM– 12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 24, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHEH 14A1 CANCELED: Ethics in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Ethics in the Headlines (LAPHEH)

The focus of this course will be applied ethics. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following ethical areas: (1) bioethics, (2) environmental ethics, (3) sexual ethics, (4) the ethics of violence and war, (5) business and governmental ethics, and (6) social ethics.

Please read the following two articles from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy for the first class: “Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ethics) and “Applied Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ap-ethic).

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elsa J. Marty

Elsa J. Marty

Ms. Marty is a graduate student in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and co-author of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 27 to November 17
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
September 24, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASCLU 14A1 CANCELED: Life in the Universe Vikram Dwarkadas Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Life in the Universe (LASCLU)

This course will cover the nature of life as we know it. We will investigate places in our solar system where life could possibly exist, and whether life could exist on recently discovered planets that orbit other stars. We will cover the nature and difficulties of space travel, whether it is achievable, and what the requirements are. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, and biology as pertaining to life on earth and elsewhere. We will also cover the philosophical importance of scientific discoveries and the impact of the discovery of life beyond Earth.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Vikram Dwarkadas

Vikram Dwarkadas

Mr. Dwarkadas is a senior research associate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Areas of interest include numerical simulations of various facets of the interstellar medium (supernovae and supernova remnants), winds, bubbles, and shock waves.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 27 to November 17
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 8, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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