Past Events

2017-2018 Academic Year Events

Summer 2018

SEPT 26: Chicago Studies Quarter and Certificate Info Session, Harper Memorial room 140, 12:30-1:30pm

SEPT 12: Luke Fischer discusses A Personal History of VisionSeminary Co-op Bookstores, 6-7 PM 

SEPT 14: Iris Granville discusses Hiking NakedSeminary Co-op Bookstores, 6-7 PM

JULY 18:  Steve Brusatte discusses The Rise and Fall of the DinosaursSeminary Co-op Bookstores, 6-7 PM

JULY 17: Dan Egan discusses The Death and Life of the Great Lakes57th Street Books, 6-7:00 PM


MAY 30: Douglas Farr discusses Sustainable NationSeminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7 PM

JUNE 1:  Chicago Studies Quarter: Calumet Colloquium, Social Sciences Tea Room, 9-1 PM

MAY 17: Chicago Studies Research Colloquium and Essay Prize Announcement, Social Sciences Room 224, 12:30-2:30 PM

MAY 17: Eat with a Purpose: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Future of Food. Frizzell Speaker & Learning Series, UChicago Innovation Fest at Polsky Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MAY 24: BA Thesis Poster Session, Classics 110, 4-6:00 PM

MAY 1: Regenerating the Soil Sponge in the Midwest and Beyond with Walter Jehne, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discover, Room 1103, 2-3:00 PM

APRIL 27: Kirk W. Johnson discusses The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the CenturySeminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7:30 PM

APRIL 28: Mike Gunter discusses Tales of an Ecotourist, 57th Street Books, 6-7:30 PM

APRIL 22: Brian McCammack discusses Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago,  57th Street Books, 3-4:00 PM

APRIL 23: Book Launch: Jeremy Mulderig and Barrie Jean Borich, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7:00 PM

APRIL 23: Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Dan Cooper discuss The War on Neighborhoods, 57th Street Books, 6-7:00 PM 

APRIL 8: Gabrielle Lyon discusses No Small Plans, 57th Street Books, 3-4:00 PM 

MARCH 28: Urban Readers Series: Gordon C.C. Douglas on The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7:30pm

MARCH 29: Documenting Ecosystems: Soundscapes and Percussion Composition, International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street, 5-9 PM

Are you a student, artist, environmental or concerned citizen? Do you work on environmental research or projects? Do you have visual or performance art, music, research, projects, or simply a cool environmental idea you’d like to share at UChicago? Display your work alongside Lisa Schonberg’s talk on Documenting Ecosystems: Soundscapes and Percussion Composition and her Secret Drum Band performance at the International House on 3/29/18! For more information and to submit your ideas, click here!

MARCH 14: Daniel Borzutzky reads and discusses Lake Michigan, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7:30 PM

MARCH 8: Program on the Global Environment Study Break, Harper 284, 12-1:00 PM

FEB 22: Michael Benanav discusses Himalaya BoundSeminary Co-op Bookstore, 6-7:30 PM

FEB 15: Ben Austen discusses High Risers, 57th Street Books

FEB 6-8: Sustainable Dining Week


NOV 29: Program on the Global Environment Study Break, Gates-Blake 113, 12-1:00 PM

NOV 15: Fried Public Policy and Service Leader Lunch on Environment and Sustainability, Ida Noyes Hall Room 203, 12:30-1:30 PM

NOV 1: Program on the Global Environment Study Break, Gates-Blake 113, 4:30-5:30 PM

OCT 25: Environmental and Urban Studies Open House, Social Sciences Tea Room, 4-5:15 PM  

OCT 19: Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food: A Conversation with Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown - Polsky Exchange, 5 - 8:00 PM
*This event is free and open to the public, but you must register on the event page

OCT 5: Speed Bumps, Traffic Calming, and Rebuilding the Built Environment - International House, Coulter Lounge, 12 - 1:30 PM