GRAD Guide Weekly

Current edition: January 11, 2018

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GRADTalk: Speaking 101

Thursday, January 11, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Whether you’re speaking to an audience of one or one hundred, public speaking can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience. This workshop will help you to change that. We will learn some effective strategies for honing your public speaking skills, communicating to broad audiences, and managing anxieties about public speaking. By the end of the workshop you will have some concrete tips for becoming a more confident and engaging public speaker. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

Writing Effective Cover Letters for Industry, Government, & Nonprofits

January 11, 4:30-5:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ, Suite 340 – 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

All resumes should be accompanied by a cover letter, but how do you write a letter that actually gets you an interview? Join UChicagoGRAD for a workshop on cover letter best practices for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > GRAD Events > Find and RSVP 

 

Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Leaders Information Session

Friday, January 12th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters, 970 East 58th Street, 3rd Floor  

Point empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential—despite the obstacles often put before them—to make a significant impact on society. When scholarship funding is robust the average yearly scholarship amount provided is $10,000 per year for up to four years. Point support scholars through graduation (or for up to four years of scholarship funding). Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

NSEP Boren Fellowship Writing Workshop

Friday, January 12, 12:30-2:00pm, UChicagoGRAD Fellowships Suite, 970 East 58th Street, 3rd Floor

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

   

GGI “Pitch” Internship Info Session

Tuesday January 16th, 12-1pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ – Suite 340, 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

Interested in designing your own internship for this summer? How about designing your own internship and getting a $4,000 stipend? Come to this info session to learn more about the GRAD Global Impact Internship Program including "Pitch" and "Partner" opportunities. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > Info Sessions > Find and RSVP 

 

Preparing Your Job Talk (Academic Job Market Workshop)

Wednesday January 17th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ – Suite 340, 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building
Are you in the midst of applying for academic jobs? Or, are you planning to go on the job market in the future? Join UChicagoGRAD for a workshop on preparing academic job talks. You'll learn best practices for delivery, structure, and content, and you'll learn strategies for handling the Q & A with confidence. This workshop is appropriate for Ph.D. students and postdocs from any discipline. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > GRAD Events > Find and RSVP 

 

GGI “Pitch” Internship Info Session

Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ – Suite 340, 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

Interested in designing your own internship for this summer? How about designing your own internship and getting a $4,000 stipend? Come to this info session to learn more about the GRAD Global Impact Internship Program including "Pitch" and "Partner" opportunities. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > Info Sessions > Find and RSVP 

 

All STEM Social Event

Wednesday January 17th, 5:30-7:30pm, GCIS 3rd Floor Atrium

Join for a cross-divisional, all STEM social event in the GCIS atrium. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served on a first-come, first-served basis so show up early! Registration is required. This event is only open to graduate students and postdocs in BSD, PSD, and IME divisions. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > GRAD Events > Find and RSVP 

 

International Student Series: Interviewing

Thursday January 18th, 11am-noon, UChicagoGRAD HQ – Suite 340, 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

The International Student Series of workshops will address the specific challenges that international students face during the job search and interviewing process. Interviewing for International Students will address the specific challenges that international students face during the interviewing process. This workshop will have two sections: the first will be a presentation geared to provide you with input to better understand what is expected in an American job interview. It will provide you concrete tips on how to make a great impression in your interviews; prepare for common interview questions; tailor your responses—and questions—to specific jobs interviews. The second part of the session will be a panel discussion which will include a representative from the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and English Language Institute (ELI) in order to address specific legal and communication matters pertaining to international students interviewing for US jobs. Register by logging in to GRAD Gargoyle as student/alumni, click on Events > GRAD Events > Find and RSVP 

 

What Do You Work On? The Art of Introducing Yourself + PATHS Mixer

Thursday, January 18, 4:30-6:00 p.m., GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

From the moment you arrive on campus for your Ph.D. program, new acquaintances will ask you some version of the question, “What do you work on?”  Responding can be tricky, especially if you are still figuring out your research program.  This PATHS workshop will provide attendees with strategies for introducing themselves with succinct “elevator pitches.”  You’ll also learn tips for small talk, and you’ll have a chance to practice these skills at a mixer that follows the workshop.  Note: This workshop is especially designed for Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

Connecting with alumni made easy with Wisr!

UChicagoGRAD is excited to announce a new app that makes it easy for graduate students to reach out to UChicago alumni. Wisr is a platform you can use to find and talk to alumni working in industries that you might be considering for your career. Through Wisr you can schedule conversations to learn more about a particular industry and seek guidance on the skills you need to succeed. The first step is to sign up here through a valid LinkedIn account. The next step is to follow a few simple onboarding steps to complete your profile and then start browsing the alumni network. When you find someone who looks interesting, request a session and Wisr will help with the scheduling. If you have any questions along the way, use the in-app chat box to get help in real time.

 

Purchase UChicagoGRAD merchandise online

Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and more are now available online! Get your GRAD gargoyle gear today! Visit the online store and receive 10% using the code: gargoyle.

 

UChicagoGRAD Sounding Board

Don’t let your stress and worries overwhelm you. Take advantage of UChicagoGRAD sounding board to unload your concerns both academic and non. Schedule an appointment today.

 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers. Anyone with a university email address is eligible for membership. To register, simply visit the website at the following link and choose “Institutional Sub-Account” as your membership type: https://www.facultydiversity.org/

Resources include:

·      Monday Motivators, a weekly e-newsletter that gives positive energy and advice, and provides support on all things related to the grad student, postdoc, and faculty academic and professional experience.

·      Webinars that are 60-90 minute professional development sessions facilitated by trained professionals and guest experts.

·      Multi-Week Courses that are a series of classes that tackle the Academy’s most pressing challenges.

·      Discussion Forum, which is a safe-space where all NCFDD members can connect, share, mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate successes.

·      Library that provides scripts, transcripts, and videos of previous webinars.

·      Career Center that allows members to search job openings, find potential candidates, and subscribe to new posting notifications that are field specific.

·      Resources & Referrals section that has a list of go-to people for services such as coaching, editing, writing, and productivity apps.

Graduate students and postdocs can become NCFDD members by claiming institutional membership online with the University of Chicago via the following link: https://www.facultydiversity.org/.

 

Campus-wide events and announcements

Bookstacks Basics

Friday, January 12, 3:00–3:30 p.m. Register
Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160

Do you have trouble finding books on the shelf, or intimidated by Regenstein’s bookstacks? In this 30-minute program, we’ll provide an overview of Regenstein’s stacks, and provide tips to help you find items in the Library quickly and easily. We’ll also explain some stacks mysteries, including what that little <i>f</i> before the call number means, and what to do if the B Level compact shelving doesn’t move.

 

Introduction to Zotero

Thursday, January 11, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.Register

 

Get it Done Series: Pitch Deck Workshop
Thursday, January 11, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Polsky Exchange North, Washington Park Classroom (1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor, Chicago)
Join the Polsky Center’s Senior Director, Kristin Barrett, as she presents how to build your pitch deck for maximum investor engagement. We’ll talk about what information goes into a pitch deck, how to optimize each slide, and common startup mistakes. Register here

 

The Fundamentals of Teaching for New TAs
Thursdays, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, and 2/1, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Wieboldt 310 D/E
Looking for advice on how to navigate your first quarter as an intern or teaching assistant? All graduate students who are serving as interns or teaching assistants across the Divisions and Schools this year are invited and encouraged to attend the Fundamentals of Teaching for New TAs. In four interdisciplinary sessions, we will cover key topics in teaching, from how students learn and how to best activate their prior knowledge, to crafting effective learning objectives to guide your teaching, to employing active learning strategies, to assessment techniques that facilitate your students’ learning. The Fundamentals Workshop also provides a place for graduate students to troubleshoot the weekly challenges that come with navigating the assistantship/internship experience.These sessions are part of the Chicago Center for Teaching Fundamentals program, and have been developed by and for graduate students in all Divisions and Schools. Facilitators: Samuel Harris (slharris@uchicago.edu) & Nicole Morse (nmorse@uchicago.edu) Attendance at these workshops counts toward the College Teaching Certificate granted by the Chicago Center for Teaching. To RSVP: Logon to GRAD Gargoyle > Choose “Student/Alumni” > Once on the home page, follow these steps: Choose Events > Choose Workshops > Select “The Fundamentals of Teaching for New TAs” > RSVP to the workshop.

 

Tetsuo Najita Distinguished

 Lecture: Naoyuki Umemori

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:00-7:00PM, International House Assembly Hall

Join us for this year's Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture entitled America in Japan/ Japan in America: Towards a Topographical Analysis of Japanese Intellectual History from KOTOKU Shusui (1871-1911) to ETO Jun (1932-1999). This lecture will focus on several Japanese intellectuals who stayed in the US after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and how their experiences affected their formation of ideas. Event link:

https://ihouse.uchicago.edu/events/event/tetsuo_najita_distinguished_lecture_naoyuki_umemori/

 

Refresh Sleep Registration Deadline

Friday, Jan 12, online

Refresh Sleep, a 7-week email program, provides students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights and wakeful days. http://wellness.uchicago.edu/page/refresh-sleep

 

The Fishbein Workshop in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and the Islamic Studies Workshop presents Elizabeth Sartell (Chicago, Islamic Studies)

Friday, January 12th at 4:00pm, John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224)

Description: Mystical Matter: “The Elements and Prime Matter in Ibn al-‘Arabi’s Mystical Cosmogony.” Abstract: Ibn al-ʿArabī (560/1165–638/1240 AH/CE) was one of the most inventive and prolific writers of the Islamic medieval world.  This talk will be centered on Ibn al-ʿArabī’s re-coding and re-interpretation of scientific-philosophical concepts, as presented in his mystical theories on the origins of the world, his theory of cosmogonic lettrism.  In particular, this talk will focus on the uses of the elements—especially air—and prime matter in Ibn al-ʿArabī’s theory of cosmogony. Although his cosmogony is lettristic (centered on the letters as the primordial building blocks of the universe), Ibn al-ʿArabī infuses these letters with various philosophical-scientific concepts; in particular, the spheres and the elements help form the primordial matter of these Arabic letters.  The element of air takes on prime importance as the element closest to prime matter and the element associated with the divine breath of creation.  This talk will outline some of the scientific-philosophical and mystical underpinnings of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s concepts of air and prime matter, through the Arabic Aristotelean commentary tradition and medieval mystical texts.

 

MIX at SIX: Brian Brooks Dance Company, an ArtsPass Exclusive

Friday, January 12 / 6 PM / Harris Theater for Music and Dance / $10 Admission & Free Transportation with UCID

Choreographer Brian Brooks’s new work will explore reversing energy flow, returning to points of origin, and methodically unraveling tightly regimented systems. Brooks and his collaborators will determine how the act of “undoing” is manifested physically and psychologically through movement. They will attempt to trace actions back to their original inception, as if in a perpetual state of rewind. A pianist will join the dancers on stage to perform an unusual and atmospheric arrangement of selected Mazurkas composed by Chopin, and Brooks will design a visual installation to augment the work’s themes. Purchase tickets at tickets.uchicago.edu.  

 

Factories and Fire: Spanish Monuments in Moscow, 1937

Saturday, January 13, 2 pm, Smart Museum of Art

Revolution Every Day gallery talk with Miguel Caballero (Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper Fellow). The talk addresses the role of monuments in Soviet everyday life and the exchange of experimental monuments between the USSR and Spain in 1937, against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and the tangible opportunity for the internationalization of socialism. Drop in.https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1364/gallery-talk-factories-and-fire/

 

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Saturday, January 13, 8pm, Bond Chapel

The Renaissance Society presents a free concert by Natural Information Society, a Chicago-based band led by Joshua Abrams. The event features a new piece, performed by an expanded line-up of musicians. Free, no booking necessary.

http://renaissancesociety.org/events/1193/joshua-abrams-natural-information-society/

 

GradProv Starts Sunday, January 14th!  Register Now!
Refine your public speaking, presentation and networking skills with classes at The Revival (1160 E. 55th St.).  We offer a number of classes specifically tailored to UChicago Graduate Students including: GradProv; Public Speaking & Presentation Skills; Storytelling and more!  Prices start at just $150 for the entire 8-week session!  For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes

 

Introduction to Zotero

Tuesday, January 16, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160

Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. Register

 

Collaboratorium
Tuesday, January 16, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Harper Center, Room 104 (5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago)
The Collaboratorium unites UChicago students with scientific and technical startups. Startups give quick pitches to recruit students to their startups for participation in: I-Corps, New Venture Challenge, and/or the Innovation Fund or other fundraising activities. Attend this event if you’re interested in joining a team, if you want to learn about cutting-edge research, or if you are interested in gaining experience in technology commercialization. Register here.

 

MLK Commemoration Celebration

Tuesday, January 16 • 6:00pm • Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Doors open at 5:00pm

Please join us as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society. Journalist and author Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who was the first African American female reporter at the Washington Post, will offer the keynote address.  A community reception will be held in Ida Noyes Hall immediately following the program. Visit mlk.uchicago.edu or our Facebook page for details. 

 

 

Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Pint Chicago Present a C2ST Speakeasy--Genes and Geography: Understanding Human Genetic Diversity

Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m., Pint Chicago, 1547 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL, 60622.

Learn about the history of you...and everyone around you. Find out what our DNA tells us about our past, and how that knowledge can help us in the future. With John Novembre, Ph.D., professor at the University of Chicago in the Departments of Human Genetics and Ecology & Evolution. His research develops computational methods to empower the study of natural genetic diversity, especially to gain insights about human ancestry and geography. Free. Learn more or register.

 

Get it Done Series: Build a Proof-of-Concept Workshop
Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., Polsky Exchange North, Washington Park Classroom (1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor, Chicago)
Cohosted with IT Services, this workshop will walk through the first step in translating an idea from an abstract concept into something concrete. Discuss how to start developing an idea, how to focus only on the critical problems that need to be solved, and what it means that a proof of concept isn’t meant to be a fully useful product. Register here.

 

Seminar on Teaching Portfolios
Wednesday, January 17th, 1:30–3:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
Assembling a teaching portfolio helps us to think, talk, and write about our teaching with precision and sophistication. In developing a teaching portfolio, we sharpen our ability to critically reflect on our teaching successes and practice, presenting ourselves as knowledgeable, confident, and reflective teachers. This seminar describes potential components of the teaching portfolio and explores what makes for an effective statement of teaching philosophy a central element of the portfolio. Armed with this knowledge, participants will then write a draft statement of teaching philosophy and assemble a draft portfolio to submit for peer feedback during the follow up Workshop on Teaching Portfolios. Registration required. To RSVP: Logon to GRAD Gargoyle > Choose "Student/Alumni" > Once on the home page, follow these steps: Choose Events > Choose Workshops > Select "Seminar on Teaching Portfolios" > RSVP to the workshop.

 

Religion and Religious

 Expression in the Academy and Public Life

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:30-6:30PM, International House Assembly Hall

The International House Global Voices Program and the Lumen Christi Institute present a panel discussion featuring University of Chicago faculty members and Ross Douthat, author and New York Times op-ed columnist, for a discussion on religion and religious expression in the academy and in public life. Register here:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eeykgct1aff008da&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Startup Design Sprint with Founders of Coder, Inc.

Cohosted by Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Harper Center C-04

Learn about design thinking and what types of technology startups really need to launch from cofounders of Coder, a Chicago-based development firm that partners with entrepreneurs to design their ideas, develop software, and accelerate growth. Register for the event »

 

Investing in Chicago's Future: City Treasurer Strives for Social and Financial Returns 

Cohosted by Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Institute of Politics
Wednesday, January 17, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Gleacher Center 621
Learn how Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers is addressing the city’s most pressing social issues, including income inequality, crime, and neighborhood revitalization. Summers aims to bring transparency and accountability into managing the city’s $7 billion investment portfolio. Register to attend or live stream »

 

Future of Banking and fintech: Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Harper Center, C-03 (5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago)

Come hear about trends in banking and fintech, investing in fintech and working in fintech. To learn more about the panel and to register, click here.

 

Introduction to EndNote: Citation and PDF Manager

Thursday, January 18, 4:00–5:00 p.m. Crerar Library, Computer Classroom

EndNote is a research management tool used to keep track of citations and PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this workshop, learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote. Topics covered include: creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating bibliographies. Registration is required.

 

Grad Council’s Winter Quarter Pub Social

Thursday, January 18, 4pm-7pm, The Pub (Ida Noyes Hall, Lower Level)

Come hang out and meet grad students from across the university! Free pizza and two drink tickets per grad student. Be sure to bring your UChicago ID and proof of age (state ID or passport). RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/189515748454797/

 

Coval writing workshop/craft talk

Friday, January 19, 4-5pm

Young Chicago Authors' Artistic Director and renowned poet Kevin Coval will be performing poetry from his recent book A People's History of Chicago, a performance that will also feature some student and community poets.  Although the deadline for submitting performance pieces has passed, reach out to Chris Skrable at cskrable@uchicago.edu if interested. Prior to his performance, Coval will be offering a writing workshop/craft talk for aspiring poets, writers, and readers of all ages (Logan 802, 4-5 PM).  This event is also free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are strongly recommended.

 

2018 Venture Capital Investment Competition
Friday, January 19, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., Harper Center, Room 104 (5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago)
Come watch the top teams from Chicago Booth compete for a spot in the regional VCIC. Real-world entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses, and the MBA student teams must determine which company they would invest in if they were VCs. Register here.

 

GNVC Chicago Semifinals

Saturday, January 20, 1:30-6:00 p.m., Gleacher Center, Room 300 (450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago)
Our Chicago GNVC teams will pitch their ventures to an esteemed panel of judges to see who gets to move onto the GNVC finals on 12 April, 2018 where they will compete against the winners from the Hong Kong and London campuses. Register here.

 

The Death of Louis XIV

Saturday, January 20, 7pm, Logan Center Screening Room

Selected by artist Alejandro Cesarco in conjunction with his current Renaissance Society exhibition, Song, this 2016 feature by independent filmmaker Albert Serra is a sumptuous and wry chamber drama. French New Wave legend Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as the elderly “Sun King,” whose demise plays out amongst a steady flow of doctors, courtiers, and relatives. http://renaissancesociety.org/events/1192/the-death-of-louis-xiv/

 

Chicago Review Call for Staff Applications

Chicago Review has been run by graduate students and published from the Humanities Division of the University of Chicago since 1946. We are currently accepting applications to our poetry, fiction, and nonfiction staffs. Unfortunately these are not paid positions. Please contact editors@chicagoreview.org to request an application. All applications will be due Monday, January 22. Further information about Chicago Review can be found at chicagoreview.org.

 

Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons

On the evening of Thursday, January 25, Chicago Studies is partnering with the City of Chicago and local partners Thresholds, FeatherFist, and Olive Branch Mission to support the annual overnight Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons.  Teams of volunteers will canvass the city in cars from 9 PM - 1 AM to establish how many persons are experiencing homelessness; this information, as well as survey data gathered from homeless persons encountered, helps inform services provision and Federal funding for the next year.  UChicago/Chicago Studies has been the single largest provider of volunteers for the Count on the South Side for the past four years.  No experience (or car) necessary; extensive training is provided by the City and our agency partners.  To learn more and register through UChicago, visit http://chicagostudies.uchicago.edu/count.  Although this event is also open to the public, volunteers must be 18 or older.

 

Ongoing Campus Programming

Weekly Language & Culture Tables

International House Dining Room
Want to learn a new language in a casual setting? Looking for others to speak to in your own native language? Language and culture tables have been part of the International House's long tradition to promote multicultural environment. These are informal weekly one-hour gatherings focused around more than 10 different languages. All levels are welcome! For a the full weekly schedule please visit - http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/living/graduate_commons_programs/language_and_culture_table_program/

 

Twenty Minutes Still

Weekdays | 8 am–8:20 am | Bond Chapel

Still the mind and body. Meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of Bond. 

 

Open Space

Tuesdays | 12 pm–12:30 pm | Bond Chapel

All are welcome to come hear from diverse members of the community, to be opened and heartened by music or a reflective silence that points us beyond ourselves, and to wrestle (sometimes ritually) with the tensions we—as people who come from many places and traditions—see in our lives and in our world.

 

Nurturing Each Other, Healing Ourselves: Therapy Group for Women of Color

Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm at Student Counseling Service

This group will provide a safe space for undergraduate & graduate students to connect and process experiences related to being women of color. Self-compassion and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy will be integrated to promote growth and healing. To learn more information and schedule a pre-group interview please email Dr. Adia Gooden (agooden@uchicago.edu).

 

Yoga at Rockefeller

Tuesdays, Weeks 2-9 | 6–7 pm | Rockefeller Chapel

Join us for a gentle yoga session in the embrace of Rockefeller's great stones, led by Rachel Carbonara. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

 

Ask Lucy

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm, Reynolds Club Marketplace 

Lucy, or your campus religious advisors, that is! You can tell us a story or ask us anything. Truly anything. Religious Advisors are available with weekly office hours in Spiritual Life too!  

 

Breathing Room

Thursdays | 3 pm–4:30 pm | Ida Noyes 034

Relax, talk with a friend, draw a mandala, enjoy the quite of the meditation space, or hang out with the Spiritual Life staff—every breath is yours. Light refreshments and a happy light are provided!