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,Just over a hundred years ago, our country experienced what Mark Twain labeled “The Gilded Age.” It was a time of unparalleled growth and progress in ...  View More

040009

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/12/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/12/2018-12/12/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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Benjamin Franklin is considered to be one of our nation’s Founders. But when his name comes up in casual conversation, comments are often references t ...  View More

040010

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/12/18

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/12/2018-12/12/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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Few cities in the world have been dramatically transformed and shaped by architects more than Chicago - from its rebuilding after the Great Chicago Fi ...  View More

250001

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/10/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/10/2018-12/10/2018)

Closed


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The Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. began in 1945, following World War II, and continued until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Am ...  View More

040016

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/14/18

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Fri .

Weekly - Fri 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM (9/14/2018-12/14/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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As Americans, we tend to view world history through the lens of our Western European culture and Judeo-Christian heritage. We trace our narrative back ...  View More

040014

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/13/18

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/13/2018-12/13/2018)

Closed


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Free speech is perhaps the most fundamental attribute of a liberal democracy. In our Constitution the idea is enshrined in the very First Amendment of ...  View More

040004

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/11/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/11/2018-12/11/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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By the late 1880s, visionary entrepreneurs and infrastructure builders had laid the foundations for Chicago to become the country’s Midwestern hub. Cu ...  View More

040005

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/11/18

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/11/2018-12/11/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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Herbert Hoover was considered to be one of the best qualified men ever to be elected president of the United States. A graduate of Stanford University ...  View More

040011

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/13/18

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/13/2018-12/13/2018)

Closed


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The end of the Cold War saw what had been repressive totalitarian regimes in many parts of the world replaced with democracies. In recent years howeve ...  View More

040017

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/11/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/11/2018-12/11/2018)

Closed


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Visitors to Spain are told of a “golden age” (711-1492) where literature, science and the arts flourished; a time of a rich and thriving culture when ...  View More

040003

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/11/18

11 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/11/2018-11/20/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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What made Chicago the great and powerful city that it is today? Carl Sandburg famously described it as “hog butcher for the world, tool maker, stacker ...  View More

040006

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/12/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/12/2018-12/12/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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This study group will examine the history of Imperial Russia through the lens of the literature, music and art that has faithfully mirrored the histor ...  View More

040008

Location : Wieboldt Hall Location : 
  Wieboldt Hall.

Start date: 09/12/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/12/2018-12/12/2018)

Call 312-503-7881 to register


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