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In 1830, a young Chicago adopted the motto Urbs in horto, “City in a Garden.” At that time, there were very few places for Chicago’s citizens to enjoy nature. However, as the city grew and matured, it developed an extensive network of gardens and parks. In this study group, we are going to visit four lovely Chicago gardens, learn about their histories, examine the flora and discuss the landscape design.  We will be visiting public gardens in Grant Park, Lincoln Park, Garfield Park and Washington Park. Members will need to provide their own transportation to the sites.  Most are easily accessible on public transportation. Be prepared to walk for two hours outdoors during each outing. Bring your camera and wear good walking shoes!  

220104

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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Why did the city of Chicago designate 2017 as The Year of Public Art?  The entire year was designated because the City wanted people to celebrate its collection of more than 500 works of art exhibited throughout 150 municipal facilities around the city- including its police stations, libraries and CTA stations. Our four-week study group will continue the celebration as we explore as many of these cultural treasures as possible. We will make our way from the Cultural Center to Pilsen.  We will hop on the Brown Line to discover Chicago’s often hidden riches and secret gems of public art, and learn about the artists who created the sculptures, murals, mosaics and paintings. Not a repeat of last summer’s study group, our classroom will be outdoors and sometimes inside some of our fair city’s glorious buildings. Put on your walking shoes to gain a greater appreciation of what Chicago has to offer.  Be prepared to walk up to 3 miles each class.

220105

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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Have some fun this summer watching classic Hollywood musicals starring some of the greatest singers and dancers ever to perform on screen. We will view the glamorous and enthralling Depression-era Top Hat by Irving Berlin with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (1935); Meet Me in St Louis with Judy Garland (1944), one of the first films to integrate musical numbers into the plot; Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds (1952), a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical; and a lavish production of High Society by Cole Porter with Louis Armstrong,Frank Sinatra Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly  (1946).

220108

Location : Kellogg Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Kellogg Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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In a series of seven beautiful essays, Alan Lightman moves back and forth between science and spiritualism, between ordinary aspects of our daily lives and the wonders of the universe. The essays comprise The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew (Pantheon Books, 2013). In it, Lightman touches on topics such as the multiverse, the anthropic principle, dark energy, time’s arrow, symmetry and the accelerating expansion of the universe.  But this book is not just about science. To quote Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom, “Anyone, with or without a scientific background, will be stimulated and inspired by these essays.” No special background is required for this study group: the readings are about big ideas written by a remarkable physicist/humanist.

220107

Location : Kellogg Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Kellogg Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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In a series of seven beautiful essays, Alan Lightman moves back and forth between science and spiritualism, between ordinary aspects of our daily lives and the wonders of the universe. The essays comprise The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew (Pantheon Books, 2013). In it, Lightman touches on topics such as the multiverse, the anthropic principle, dark energy, time’s arrow, symmetry and the accelerating expansion of the universe.  But this book is not just about science. To quote Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom, “Anyone, with or without a scientific background, will be stimulated and inspired by these essays.” No special background is required for this study group: the readings are about big ideas written by a remarkable physicist/humanist.

220107

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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This study group involves weekly study-group discussions based on selected articles (8-12) from the most current issue of The Economist, by two ‘alternating’ volunteer study-group participants. Details about these selections will be emailed to the study-group members by the coordinators. Discussions are encouraged to be lively, respectful, entertaining and professional and to allow all study members to participate.

220012

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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Are you looking for a summer experience out of this world? Come join us for an exploration into cosmology and astrophysics featuring women who are doing groundbreaking work in areas related to gravity waves, dark matter/energy, supernovae, particle physics and space exploration.  We will get to know these phenomenal scientific explorers and gain an appreciation for the impacts they are making in their fields. No previous scientific knowledge is needed. There are no books or other material to purchase for this study group. There will be some internet reading assignments and we will watch in-class video presentations followed by discussion.

220106

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 07/11/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (7/11/2018-8/1/2018)



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