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BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


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

Accommodations

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 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

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

Cancellations

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

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Adam Rose

has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
April 17, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


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

Accommodations

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 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

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

Cancellations

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

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Adam Rose

has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
April 17, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


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

Accommodations

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 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

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

Cancellations

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

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

, ,

Adam Rose

has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
April 17, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


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

Accommodations

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 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

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

Cancellations

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

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

, ,

Adam Rose

has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
April 17, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASCAP 15S1 Astrophysics 101 Vikram Dwarkadas Spring 2015
Astrophysics 101 (LASCAP )

This daylong seminar will cover the nature of life as we know it. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of physics and astronomy pertaining to life on earth and elsewhere. We will cover the nature and difficulties of space travel, whether it is achievable, and what the requirements are. 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.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 25
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00AM–4:00PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASYCP 15S3 Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young... Bart Schultz Spring 2015
Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young Philosophers and Excellent Students (LASYCP)

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project

If you would like to help your child or student 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 your child’s philosophical questions and interests, and by doing so enhance both a wide range of academic skills and, most importantly of all, the capabilities needed for a rich, meaningful life. Participants will consider various strategies for effectively responding to the questions that children and young people love to raise, and we will select readings and lesson plans that can be especially valuable for sparking philosophical conversations.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz is senior lecturer in philosophy and director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. He founded and developed the award-winning Winning Words precollegiate philosophy program, which is a program of the Civic Knowledge Project. Each workshop in the series will feature a distinguished special guest lecturer, as well as the coaches actively teaching in the Winning Words program.

3.5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: April 25
Tuition: $50.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–2:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAAHPO 15S1 CANCELED: Post-Impressionism Catherine Burdick Spring 2015
CANCELED: Post-Impressionism (LAAHPO)

Due in part to economic crisis and skepticism of the fin-de-siècle, a dramatic shift in sensibility began to unfold in the French art world in the 1880s and 1890s. Artists like Seurat, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Anquetin either critiqued the modern city or turned their backs on it in search of experiences and subjects untainted by Western materialism. We will use lectures, a museum visit, and group discussions to explore this quest for the authentic.

Prerequisite(s):
none
10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 27 to May 18
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 5, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WSGWCN 15S1 Essay-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Creative... Dina Elenbogen Spring 2015
Essay-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Creative Nonfiction (WSGWCN)

In this workshop, we will explore the craft issues related to flash nonfiction. Writing shorter pieces will allow students to work on structure, intensity of language, and wrapping an idea in a compelling story. Students will receive a daily prompt which they will use as a launching pad to write a flash piece every day except for the day of class. During each class session, students will share one of the pieces they created during the preceding week. A short discussion will follow each presentation. We will also read and discuss flash nonfiction essays and craft issues related to this genre.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dina Elenbogen

Dina Elenbogen

has published a poetry collection, Apples of the Earth, as well as award-winning nonfiction pieces. She is the recipient of the 2012 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 28 to May 19
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUAPRA 15S1 Personal Property Valuation: Research and Analysis Patricia H. Atwood Spring 2015
Personal Property Valuation: Research and Analysis (OUAPRA)

PPV: Research and Analysis is the second class in the Principles of Valuation course of study of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) for Personal Property Appraisers. The PP202 class covers the development of the scope of work for appraisal assignments, including methods of research and analysis of markets, and approaches to value. This course also provides students with expanded appraisal terminology. This course is a prerequisite for PP203.

Prerequisite(s):

Successful completion of PP/GJ201 is a prerequisite for this course.

Instructor:
Patricia H. Atwood

Patricia H. Atwood

is an ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser. Educated at Cornell University (A.B.) and Princeton University (M.A.), she was Curator/Executive Director of The Time Museum, Rockford, IL. She is a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and currently serves as a member of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation and on the IRS Advisory Council.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 29 to May 2
Tuition: $875.00
Days/Times: Wed
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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:
April 27, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WSWAFW 15S1 Eat Those Words: Writing About Food and Wine Bill St. John Spring 2015
Eat Those Words: Writing About Food and Wine (WSWAFW)

Ingredients: reading, writing, skill-building, and one-on-one feedback. Preparation: read great writing on food and wine; use your five senses to write on food or wine yourself; learn how to pen or blog restaurant reviews or criticism, recipes, and cookbooks; pick up tips how to pitch editors and publishers. Serves: one to dozens.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Bill St. John

Bill St. John

For 19 years, Mr. St. John (MA ‘77, MA ‘80, PhD ‘83) was wine writer, restaurant critic and food editor at The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Microsoft sidewalk.com, and for 12 years wrote on food and wine for Wine & Spirits magazine.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 29 to May 20
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 28, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUARDI 15S1 Display Storage and Use II Michelle Burton Spring 2015
Display Storage and Use II (OUARDI)

Through lectures, readings, and hands-on exercises, this course will explore conservation principles and practices relating to the housing, storage, and display of museum collections. Students will be introduced to design and construction principles as well as to practical ideas and solutions for the effective storage and display of objects that safeguard their intrinsic and interpretive value. Students will consider material selection and use, explore methodologies and fabrication techniques for housing, enclosures, and supports, and learn about environmental concerns and factors. In the third part of the course, use of collections will be discussed with reference to their value for the present and future, and how interpretation techniques affect their use.

This course will meet at the Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. This course can be taken individually, or as part of the Artifact Collection Care Certificate Program.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Michelle Burton

Michelle Burton

is a Collections Manager at the Field Museum, where she is supervising major re-housing effort and storage move of over 6,000 artifacts.  She has lectured at Beloit College and Northern Illinois University.  She holds a Masters in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Field Museum
Dates: April 30 to June 11
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 29, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUVAWR 15S1 Writing as Part of Your Practice Susan Snodgrass Spring 2015
Writing as Part of Your Practice (OUVAWR)

This course provides artists with the necessary communication skills to write and think critically about their own work and its connection to the larger world of contemporary art. Just as the field of critical practice and theory analyzes and evaluate works of art, artists must also use dialogical tools that inform, interpret and educate their varied audiences. These goals will be explored through readings and written assignments, including the artist statement, narratives for grants/proposals, interviews and reviews.

Course Meeting Days/Times:

Classes on April 30, May 7, May 14, May 19, May 21, May 26, June 2

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Snodgrass

Susan Snodgrass

Ms. Snodgrass is a Chicago-based critic, editor, and educator. She has written for both print and online publications, most notably for Art in America, for which she served as a Corresponding Editor (1994-2013), and ARTMargins (www.artmargins.com), devoted to contemporary art in Eastern Europe and for whom she is an online editor. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Sculpture Department and the New Arts Journalism Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

21 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park Art Center
Dates: April 30 to June 2
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Thu
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
April 29, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMPAAR 15S1 Project Assessment And Recovery (Intermediate) Prasad S. Kodukula Spring 2015
Project Assessment And Recovery (Intermediate) (PMPAAR )

Instructional level–intermediate

Learn to embrace challenges! Experienced project managers are often brought on-board to recover troubled projects. The recovery process first starts with an assessment of the project’s health using various diagnostic tools. A determination is made whether the project can be saved or warrants termination. If it can be saved, a recovery plan is developed. Upon agreement by the key stakeholders, the plan is put into action. The recovery process is closely monitored and tracked until the project is back on track. The key challenge is to make all this happen extremely quickly!

The goal of this two-day course is to provide you with a methodology and tools for assessing and recovering troubled projects. First you will learn the key characteristics of successful projects. You will gain an understanding of rational criteria for deciding whether a failing project should be terminated or resuscitated. You will be introduced to a four-phase methodology for rapidly assessing and recovering failing or troubled projects. You will learn key processes and tools associated with each phase. The course is based on standard PMI project management processes, tools, and techniques. It assumes that you are familiar with the basic project management concepts and tools and PMI’s A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will develop skills to:

  • Define characteristics of successful vs. failed projects
  • Apply rational criteria in project go/no-go decisions
  • Perform a rapid assessment of a project’s health
  • Identify root causes of project “troubles” using various diagnostic tools
  • Stabilize a troubled project by applying standard project management tools and techniques
  • Apply a structured methodology to recover troubled projects
  • Implement critical measures to prevent projects from becoming troubled

Course delivery format:

This course is offered onsite. It consists of focused mini-lectures, detailed discussions, and case study exercises. The class will be divided into small teams, and each team will be engaged in group discussions and team exercises throughout the course. The teams will make presentations of their discussion and exercise results to the entire class. The class is designed to be highly hands-on and interactive.

Sections:

This course is offered twice 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):

Please note: Participants must have completed Project Management: From Idea to Completion or be familiar with PMI’s project management framework as specified in the PMBOK Guide. Participants must have at least two years of business or professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Prasad S. Kodukula

Prasad S. Kodukula

Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP, is an award-winning speaker, coach, author, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of professional experience. He is the founder & CEO of Kodukula & Associates, Inc., a project management training, coaching, and consulting company in Chicago, Illinois. He has spoken to audiences spanning more than 40 countries on a variety o topics in project management. Prasad has trained or coached several thousands of project/program/portfolio managers at 40 Fortune 100 companies, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the United States government. Examples of major companies where he taught include Abbott Labs, Boeing, BP, Chrysler, Cisco, Corning, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Medtronic, Motorola, Sprint, Volkswagen, and United Technologies Corporation. Prasad is also co-founder and CEO of Neochloris, Inc., an alternative energy technology company. Prasad holds degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and Rutgers University. He was recognized by the Project Management Institute as “Best of the Best in Project Management” with 2010 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award. He also received prestigious awards from the USEPA and the States of Kansas and Illinois for outstanding achievements in education, training, and technology innovation. Prasad is a co-author or contributing author of eight books and more than 40 articles.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 30 to May 1
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
April 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPFFLS 15S3 First Friday Lecture: On Looking at Pictures in... Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
First Friday Lecture: On Looking at Pictures in an Exhibition (BPFFLS)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 12:15 pm the first Friday of every month except July at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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

Claudia Traudt

holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: May 1
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 30, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHHL 15S1 Suffering in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Spring 2015
Suffering in the Headlines (LAPHHL)

This course will focus on instances of and discussions about suffering in the contemporary world. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following topics: (1) death and disease, (2) grief, pain, and depression, (3) poverty and injustice, and (4) prevention and alleviation of suffering. Please watch the PBS video “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” for the first class.

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

Elsa J. 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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 1 to May 22
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Fri
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 30, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETACQU 15S1 Introduction to Acquisition Editing Christie Henry Spring 2015
Introduction to Acquisition Editing (ETACQU)

Acquisition editors must acquire, develop, and publish new books as well as revisions of current titles. They must also collaborate with a variety of people inside and outside the publishing company in addition to regularly traveling to conferences and universities to commission new authors and support sales and marketing staffs.

This course will focus on acquisition editing at a scholarly publishing company but will touch on the acquisition process at commercial publishing companies as well as the role of literary agents.

Students who do not intend to pursue acquisition editing professional will still benefit from this course by learning the function of acquisition as it pertains to the entire publishing process and how other departments interact with the acquisition team.

Students in the Editing Certificate may take this course as an elective.

NOTES: 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:
Christie Henry

Christie Henry

is the Editorial Director of Sciences and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Press, she was in the editorial department at the Chicago Tribune. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 1 to May 2
Tuition: $750.00
Days/Times: Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASYCP 15S4 Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young... Bart Schultz Spring 2015
Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young Philosophers and Excellent Students (LASYCP)

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project

If you would like to help your child or student 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 your child’s philosophical questions and interests, and by doing so enhance both a wide range of academic skills and, most importantly of all, the capabilities needed for a rich, meaningful life. Participants will consider various strategies for effectively responding to the questions that children and young people love to raise, and we will select readings and lesson plans that can be especially valuable for sparking philosophical conversations.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz is senior lecturer in philosophy and director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. He founded and developed the award-winning Winning Words precollegiate philosophy program, which is a program of the Civic Knowledge Project. Each workshop in the series will feature a distinguished special guest lecturer, as well as the coaches actively teaching in the Winning Words program.

3.5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: May 2
Tuition: $50.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–2:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
May 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SMGMEC 15S1 Green Messaging Aleen Bayard Spring 2015
Green Messaging (SMGMEC)

Communication is one of the most important tools leaders use to reinforce the commitments and activities underway to support sustainable operations.  Against a backdrop of confusion, allegations of green washing, green blushing, and in many cases, lack of information, the need to develop clear, accurate and actionable messages to drive sustainability becomes even more critical. In many cases, the sustainability commitment has become front and center of an organization’s brand and reputation. Sustainability reporting is also emerging as a key element in implementing CSR initiatives.In this course, we’ll look at ways of communicating the importance of sustainability efforts to the investment community, corporate/institutional leaders, shareholders, employees, media and the general public.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Aleen Bayard

Aleen Bayard

Ms. Bayard provides consulting services to organizations implementing environmental sustainable programs. She holds an MS in organizational change from Northwestern University and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Aleen currently is studying for her LEED Green Associate designation.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 5 to June 2
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



18 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
May 13, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MRINFO 15S1 Master of Science in Threat and Response... tbd Spring 2015
Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Online Information Session (MRINFO)

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is a multidisciplinary program of study designed to prepare public health professionals, law enforcement officials, fire and emergency personnel, medical and nursing professionals, policy makers, and those in related fields to respond to and recover from complex incidents regardless of their size or cause. These incidents can include: terrorist attacks; biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats; natural disasters; disease outbreaks, and more. Join us for an online information session to learn more about the program and how to apply. A link to the online meeting room will be included in your RSVP confirmation email.

Register

Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: May 7
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
12:00 PM–1:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

PMBWTW 15S1 Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for... Michael Bremer Spring 2015
Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for Organizational Excellence (Intermediate) (PMBWTW)

Instructional level – intermediate

Too often business performance improvement initiatives result in disappointing outcomes. Although most initiatives generally do improve performance, the actual results are often far below expectations. This course provides an overview of powerful improvement methodologies with a primary emphasis on the application of lean thinking in a manufacturing/office/services environment. We will explore what world-class companies (those that are highly effective at improving) do differently than the rest. We will share the common actions taken by these great companies.

This course does not focus primarily on manufacturing; many examples will be provided from service industries such as healthcare and finance. This course is open to all.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar participants should know several ways to:

  • Actively engage leadership in driving performance improvement
  • Better link innovations to key stakeholder and customer needs
  • Increase the likelihood of successful implementation of your improvement activities
  • Learn how to quickly identify key meaningful innovation opportunities
  • Learn how to better sustain gains from improvement activities

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. Attendees will participate in several group exercises designed to help them ensure their organization is headed down the most effective improvement path.  

In this class you will develop an assessment framework that you can use to examine ingredients missing in most improvement recipes. You will learn to focus on the most important priorities for your organization. We will discuss performance metrics, reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and identify how to use them to drive improved performance at a leadership and at a department level.

Other Sections:

This course is offered once per year.

Note: 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):

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:
Michael Bremer

Michael Bremer

Mr. Bremer is president of the Cumberland Group, specializing in process and business performance improvement. Mr. Bremer holds a B.S. in Business (Accounting) from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and is a certified Six Sigma expert (Motorola) as well as a national director for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. He has co-authored 3 books.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 7 to May 8
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
May 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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