Calendar of Events

April 2014

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Leadership in Sustainability Management Information Session
4/03

Leadership in Sustainability Management Information Session

Thu., Apr. 3
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

Build on your skills and knowledge and help prepare yourself to take the lead in sustainability. The Leadership in Sustainability Management Certificate is built on the University of Chicago Graham School’s tradition of liberal education, applied to our most pressing modern challenges. It brings together University faculty with practitioners in the field to provide courses drawing on the latest research plus real world experience.

Join us for an information session to learn more about the program, find out if it's right for you, and learn how to apply.


Unlimited slots available
 
First Friday Lecture: Shakespeare On The Respect Due To Fathers
4/04

First Friday Lecture: Shakespeare On The Respect Due To Fathers

Fri., Apr. 4
12:15 PM–1:30 PM
Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
$0.00

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. Lectures take place in the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street).

Register for other First Friday Lectures.


 
 
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Project Management Online Information Session
4/10

Project Management Online Information Session

Thu., Apr. 10
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
$0.00

The Project Management programs offered at the University of Chicago Graham School provide the tools necessary to respond to the challenges associated with increasing project complexity, tight budgets, and tighter deadlines. Students have the opportunity to learn from their peers in this highly interactive environment as well as address topics most critical to their success. The University of Chicago offers two certificate programs, and several stand-alone classes designed to fit your specific needs.

Register for this online information session to learn program details, admission requirements, and how to get started.


Unlimited slots available
 
Great Conversations: Jonathan Lear On Love And Work
4/10

Great Conversations: Jonathan Lear On Love And Work

Thu., Apr. 10
5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Gleacher Center
$30.00

Are you interested in live thought? Thinking about the future? Please join us as our Great Conversations series continues with another line-up of intellectual superstars. Our theme for spring 2014 is pretty basic: love and work—in the past, present, and future. Come get to know these remarkable individuals in an intimate conversational setting. On select Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, the Graham School and the Civic Knowledge Project will provide food, drink, and the best talk in town. We hope that you will join us for the conversation!

Jonathan Lear On Love And Work

Jonathan Lear is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Trained in both philosophy and psychoanalysis, he works primarily on philosophical conceptions of the human psyche from Socrates to the present. His many books include: Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (2006), Open minded: Working out the Logic of the Soul (1998), Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life (2000), and Freud (2005).

View the other Great Converation Lectures.


 
 
Bronzeville Blackstories
4/12

Bronzeville Blackstories

Sat., Apr. 12
2:00 PM–4:00 PM
$40.00

Join us for an enchanting afternoon of storytelling by and discussion with the great civil rights activist and oral historian of Chicago’s South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, Timuel D. Black, who has lived in the area for nine decades and knows just about everyone who has lived there. Prof. Black’s memoirs, Sacred Ground, will provide the point of departure for his wonderful tales of life on the South Side, when Bronzeville rivaled Harlem as the black cultural capital of the U.S. His memories of encounters with Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Billy Holiday, A. Phillip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harold Washington, Studs Terkel, and so many others are truly unforgettable.


 
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Works of the Mind: The Parts And Whole Of Plato’s Republic
4/13

Works of the Mind: The Parts And Whole Of Plato’s Republic

Sun., Apr. 13
1:00 PM–2:30 PM
5th floor, Washington Room, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
$0.00

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults.

Anton Ford, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, the University of Chicago

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Great Conversations: Susan J. Lambert On The Future Of Work
4/24

Great Conversations: Susan J. Lambert On The Future Of Work

Thu., Apr. 24
5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Gleacher Center
$30.00

Are you interested in live thought? Thinking about the future? Please join us as our Great Conversations series continues with another line-up of intellectual superstars. Our theme for spring 2014 is pretty basic: love and work—in the past, present, and future. Come get to know these remarkable individuals in an intimate conversational setting. On select Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, the Graham School and the Civic Knowledge Project will provide food, drink, and the best talk in town. We hope that you will join us for the conversation!

Susan J. Lambert On The Future Of Work

Susan J. Lambert is Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and a faculty affiliate in the University's Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children and Families. She has published broadly on the issue of employment and worker well-being, co-editing a book with Ellen Kossek titled Work and Life Integration: Organizational, Cultural, and Individual Perspectives (2005). She is presently co-director of the Project on the Public Economy of Work, and is especially interested in examining whether it is possible to create a better model of work for both hourly low-wage employees and employers.

View the other Great Conversation Lectures.


44 slots available
 
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost
4/25 to 4/27

Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost

Fri., Apr. 25 to Sun., Apr. 27
Starts at 6:30 PM
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, WI 53125
$275.00

A century ago Robert Frost’s first volume of poems, A Boy’s Will, was published, followed a year later (1914) by North of Boston, whose great success led to the republication of the

first. Featuring “Mending Wall,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” and “After Apple-Picking,” North of Boston alone may well have insured his place in literary history, yet it was but the start of a half-century that produced many other works (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Fire and Ice,” “The Gift Outright,” “The Road Not Taken”) more familiar than those of possibly any other American poet. Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times; was the first poet asked to read at a president’s inauguration; was honored on his 75th birthday by a Senate resolution; and had a mountain in Vermont named for him. Fifty years after his death, his impact is undiminished and his complex body of work perhaps best still summarized by his epitaph, “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”

The weekend will include talks by Rosanna Warren (“A Designing Mind”), Hannah Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the University of Chicago, and an award-winning poet and literary critic; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova (“Frost’s Sonnets: Short and Long”), Steven Schroeder (“Everything Out of Its Place: The Work of Poetry”), and Claudia Traudt (“‘To-day will be the day of what we both said’: Person, Voice, Image, and Form”); small-group discussions and free time to enjoy the resort.

Additional Information

We recommend Robert Frost: CollectedPoems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America, 1995; ISBN 978-1883011062). Please see the Recommended Reading List below for download.

Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 4, 2014.

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.


 
The History Of The Symphony: Northern Masters
4/26

The History Of The Symphony: Northern Masters

Sat., Apr. 26
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)
$115.00

The symphony in Scandinavia and Britain forms a vital tradition that is complementary to the better-known Central European tradition of composers such as Beethoven. The nature mysticism of Jean Sibelius, the rigorous logic of Carl Nielsen, the eloquent and sometimes pastoral Vaughan Williams, and the lush voluptuousness of Arnold Bax will highlight this great repertoire. As a prologue, Sir Edgar Elgar’s symphonies will be examined as well. Through CDs, DVDs, historical context, and musical analysis, we will assess these works and their importance in the Western musical tradition.


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Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost
4/25 to 4/27

Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost

Fri., Apr. 25 to Sun., Apr. 27
Starts at 6:30 PM
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, WI 53125
$275.00

A century ago Robert Frost’s first volume of poems, A Boy’s Will, was published, followed a year later (1914) by North of Boston, whose great success led to the republication of the

first. Featuring “Mending Wall,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” and “After Apple-Picking,” North of Boston alone may well have insured his place in literary history, yet it was but the start of a half-century that produced many other works (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Fire and Ice,” “The Gift Outright,” “The Road Not Taken”) more familiar than those of possibly any other American poet. Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times; was the first poet asked to read at a president’s inauguration; was honored on his 75th birthday by a Senate resolution; and had a mountain in Vermont named for him. Fifty years after his death, his impact is undiminished and his complex body of work perhaps best still summarized by his epitaph, “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”

The weekend will include talks by Rosanna Warren (“A Designing Mind”), Hannah Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the University of Chicago, and an award-winning poet and literary critic; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova (“Frost’s Sonnets: Short and Long”), Steven Schroeder (“Everything Out of Its Place: The Work of Poetry”), and Claudia Traudt (“‘To-day will be the day of what we both said’: Person, Voice, Image, and Form”); small-group discussions and free time to enjoy the resort.

Additional Information

We recommend Robert Frost: CollectedPoems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America, 1995; ISBN 978-1883011062). Please see the Recommended Reading List below for download.

Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 4, 2014.

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.


 
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Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost
4/25 to 4/27

Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Robert Frost

Fri., Apr. 25 to Sun., Apr. 27
Starts at 6:30 PM
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, WI 53125
$275.00

A century ago Robert Frost’s first volume of poems, A Boy’s Will, was published, followed a year later (1914) by North of Boston, whose great success led to the republication of the

first. Featuring “Mending Wall,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” and “After Apple-Picking,” North of Boston alone may well have insured his place in literary history, yet it was but the start of a half-century that produced many other works (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Fire and Ice,” “The Gift Outright,” “The Road Not Taken”) more familiar than those of possibly any other American poet. Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times; was the first poet asked to read at a president’s inauguration; was honored on his 75th birthday by a Senate resolution; and had a mountain in Vermont named for him. Fifty years after his death, his impact is undiminished and his complex body of work perhaps best still summarized by his epitaph, “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”

The weekend will include talks by Rosanna Warren (“A Designing Mind”), Hannah Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the University of Chicago, and an award-winning poet and literary critic; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova (“Frost’s Sonnets: Short and Long”), Steven Schroeder (“Everything Out of Its Place: The Work of Poetry”), and Claudia Traudt (“‘To-day will be the day of what we both said’: Person, Voice, Image, and Form”); small-group discussions and free time to enjoy the resort.

Additional Information

We recommend Robert Frost: CollectedPoems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America, 1995; ISBN 978-1883011062). Please see the Recommended Reading List below for download.

Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 4, 2014.

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.