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PATHS Fall Welcome
Implemented by UChicagoGRAD, PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that prepares PhD students in the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School to make an impact on the world. Learn more about the upcoming PATHS opening reception, internships, career treks, and more
Mentor Matching Engine (MME) Info Session
Thursday, October 10, 10:30-11:30am, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in virtually mentoring Chicago-area high school students conducting research in your field of study? The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) needs your help! Through their Mentor Matching Engine (MME) – a project-based, online collaboration tool – high school students are able to connect directly with university mentors anytime, anywhere, under the guidance and supervision of their teachers. This year ISTI will serve 800 students from 22 high schools (largely CPS and suburban) doing semester and year-long independent research projects across a variety of disciplines. Join us for Thursday, October 10th to learn more about becoming a virtual mentor on the Mentor Matching Engine. Sign up for the session via GRAD Gargoyle. If you’re unable to attend this info session, but interested in learning more, please sign up here to receive more information directly: https://istc1.typeform.com/to/dfb1Ts
Student Employment: Looking for the Right On-Campus Opportunity
Thursday October 10th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
Interested in an on-campus student employment position? Learn more about how to find and apply for on-campus jobs with Deborah Blumenthal of UChicagoGRAD. We’ll cover the basics of where to look, what to look for, and how to submit your materials, including specific information on using Federal Work-Study funding if you’re eligible (and how to find that out if you’re not sure). Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
Two Sigma’s Quant Research BS/MS Meet & Greet
Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Ida Noyes Hall Room 203
Two Sigma’s quant researchers will be visiting the University of Chicago on Thursday, October 10, and we are looking forward to getting to know you in a more intimate setting at our Meet and Greet. Our quants will be there to share more about their day-to-day life, the internship program, or our early careers program. Food and refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyleand at: https://careers.twosigma.com/careers/UniversityJobDetail?jobId=6228.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship Information Session
Thursday, October 10, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
The SSRC IDRF funds 9-12 months of dissertation research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences on non-US topics in one or more countries abroad. This fellowship has no citizenship requirements. Students interested in applying to this fellowship are also invited to attend the Writing Workshops on October 24 and 31. Register in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).
Two Sigma Investments Quant Talk
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Join Two Sigma for a Quant Talk at UChicagoGRAD. At Two Sigma, our community of scientists, technologists and academics collaborate to solve some of the most challenging economic problems. We rely on the scientific method, rooted in hypothesis, analysis, and experimentation, to drive data-driven decisions, to manage risk, and to expand into new areas of focus. In this way, we create systematic tools and technologies to forecast the future of global markets. If you’re interested in hearing more about the scientific method to modeling, please join our Quant Talk. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
Two Sigma’s Quant Research PhD ResearchEx
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Two Sigma’s quant researchers will be visiting the University of Chicago on October 10 and we are looking forward to getting to know you in a more intimate setting at our PhD ResearchEx. Please join us to informally discuss your research interests, some challenges you’re facing, and to see how you can apply your research experience at Two Sigma. Our Quant Researchers will be there to discuss the transition from academia into industry. Learn about our Quant Research Internship and Early Careers programs, and what to expect during the application and interview process. Please see GRAD Gargoyle’s GRAD Events section for information on applying for a spot.
Prepping for GRADFair: What to Expect
Friday October 11th, 12:30-2:00pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
UChicagoGRAD’s 5th annual career fair event GRADFair will be on Oct. 17th (RSVP under Events>Career Fairs). In this presentation, UChicagoGRAD team members will discuss how to best prepare yourself to attend! We will cover: logistics and expectations, setting SMART goals, doing your research, what to bring, what to wear, approaching employer booths, making a compelling pitch, what to ask / how to ask, and how to follow up. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
Postdoc Workshop: Beyond Traditional Mentorship
Friday October 11th, 3:30-4:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
This workshop is part of the quarterly postdoc workshop series, and is designed specifically for this audience. Postdocs from all disciplines are welcome to attend! This workshop will explore the concept of having multiple mentors and creating a mentoring framework. Participants will work during the session to complete a mentoring map by assessing areas where they are receiving the mentoring they need and areas in which they need to develop more mentoring relationships. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
GRADTalk: Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch for Career Fairs and Networking Events
Monday October 14th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
The goal of this workshop is to help you improve and practice your elevator pitch, which is a short, concise way to introduce yourself to employers at career fairs and networking events. In preparation for the upcoming GRADFair on October 17, we will talk about some suggestions and best practices for structuring your elevator pitch, what information to include, and how to keep a conversation going after your self-introduction. You’ll also have a chance to practice your elevator pitch in a small group setting. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Information Session
Monday, October 14, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship provides a 12-month fellowship of $25,000 to support the last year of dissertation writing on topics related to ethical or religious values. This session will feature tips and advice from a former Newcombe Selection Committee member, Professor Robert Kendrick. Register in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).
GRADTalk: Public Speaking 101
Tuesday October 15th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
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. You will learn some effective strategies for honing your public speaking skills, engaging and motivating your audience, 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 in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
Morgan Stanley Quantitative Finance Presentation & Info Session
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 5727 S. University Ave.
Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create? We invite students to learn more about our Quantitative Finance Division and how to get into the recruitment process for our Summer Program opportunities! Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
PATHS Reception and Resource Fair
Tuesday, October 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)
Faculty and Ph.D. students in the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School are invited to a resource fair and reception to learn about PATHS(Professional Advancement and Training for Humanists and Humanistic Social Scientists). PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that prepares Ph.D. students for careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. Stop by to explore all that the program and UChicagoGRAD have to offer. Drinks and appetizers will be provided; faculty remarks will be delivered at 5:30. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
Best Practices for First-Round Skype, Phone, and Conference Interviews (Academic Job Market Fall Series)
Wednesday October 16th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 (3rd floor of the UChicago bookstore building)
This workshop will provide attendees with best practices for conducting first-round academic job interviews via phone, via Skype, or in person. This workshop is geared towards PhD students and postdocs interviewing for faculty and postdoc opportunities. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events
American Family Insurance Info Session
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge
American Family Insurance has almost 100 years of history for providing products and solutions to protect people’s life and dream. Now AmFam is a leader of using technology to transform traditional/finance industries to better serve the general public. Machine Learning research team at AmFam is a group of brilliant researchers who dedicate to use computing and artificial intelligence to accelerate the transformation, and to contribute to the general research community by publications and collaborations with world class universities and research labs. Our on-going research projects include knowledge graph and representation, state of the art deep neural nets language and vision models, Human in the loop machine learning. Join AmFam to learn about current opportunities including summer internships, full time data scientists, and DevOps and Machine Learning Engineers. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
Student Health: USHIP, Staying Well, and Navigating Your Health Care as a UChicago Graduate Student
Thursday, October 17, 12:30 – 1:30, UChicagoGRAD
Do you know about the DCAM Pharmacy discount? Did you know there is no co-pay to go to Student Health Services? If you’re not yet an expert at managing your medical care, this session will set you up to stay well and take advantage of all the health and wellness resources available to support you. Julie Edwards, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, will cover the basics of the University Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP), using the Student Health Clinic & Student Counseling Resources, and how to promote your own health and wellness as a graduate student. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
GRADFair October 17 – Register TODAY for our annual career fair!
Thursday October 17th, 3:30-7pm, Ida Noyes Hall
GRADFair is the annual, cross-disciplinary career fair exclusively for graduate students, postdocs, and recent graduate alumni. This is a great opportunity to learn about career options, as well as build a professional network. Whether you are looking for an internship, a full-time job, or just looking to connect with employers, GRADFair is an event for you. You will also receive FREE professional photos to use in your LinkedIn profile! To see the complete list of currently registered employers (with more to come) and RSVP, log into GRAD Gargoyle > Events > Career Fairs
Ford Foundation Fellowships Program Information Session
Thursday, October 17, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity. Aixa Alfonso, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Ford Foundation Liaison in Illinois, will lead this session to provide information on the Ford Foundation Fellowships (predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral).Register in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).
Oracle Data Cloud Info Session
Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Please join 3 Data Scientists from Oracle Data Cloud (ODC) on Friday, October 18th from 12 pm – 1pm (lunch will be provided) to hear about the Data Science Rotational Analyst (RA) program. The RA Program is a two year data science program in which you will spend 6 months in four different roles within ODC. This gives you experience across the many definitions of “data science.” Upon completion, you will be placed into one of the ODC Data Science teams based on your skills, preferences, and business needs. If this sounds like something you would be interested in hearing about, please join us! Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle
- Tactics Associate, SBB Research Group| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 66239
- Curatorial Intern for Global Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art |Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 66227
- Engineer, Software Development & Design, McMaster Carr | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 66029
- Data Science Intern, Ecolab | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search requisition no. 66248
Connecting with alumni made easy with Wisr!
UChicagoGRAD has officially launched, Wisr,a new platform that makes it easy for graduate students to reach out to UChicago alumni to expand your network and ask career advice. We currently have thousands of UChicago alumni across all divisions, industries and geographies interested in being a resource for you. Wisr lets you search for mentors by location, company, industry and discipline and manages the scheduling for phone calls or text-based chat. If you’ve signed up before, now is a great time to check back in for new updates and features including:
- Communities: Students and alumni who share a meaningful affinity or interest can start discussions, schedule events, share files, and connect even more easily.
- How-to-Help: Alumni are now asked to choose how exactly they are willing to help students (e.g., conducting mock interview, advising on industries, internships, resume review) making it easier for you to get the help you are looking for.
Sign up herewith a valid LinkedIn account or email and start connecting today!
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 storeand 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/
- 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
The CCT Fundamentals of Teaching Series builds upon the orientation received during Teaching@Chicago and provides guidance and support for graduate students as they undertake their first teaching responsibilities as TAs and Interns. In four 90-minute sessions, new graduate student teachers will develop a set of core teaching tools to help them reach students and have a successful first teaching experience. Within each series, key topics in teaching are placed within the framework of discipline-specific contexts and teaching practices. This Autumn, the CCT will offer the following Fundamentals of Teaching Series:
- Fundamentals of Teaching in the Humanities
- Fundamentals of Teaching in the Social Sciences
- Fundamentals of Teaching in the Sciences: The Science Teacher’s Toolkit
- Fundamentals of Teaching Literature
- Fundamentals of Teaching in the Social Sciences with an Emphasis on Quantitative Skills
- Fundamentals of Teaching Mathematical Sciences
To learn more about these series, please visit CCT Fundamentals Series for AY 2019-20.
Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group
The University of Chicago Library is seeking students from several graduate divisions and schools to serve on the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG). The LSAG serves as a formal channel of communication between students and the Library administration. The group discusses matters related to all six campus libraries, including collections, spaces, and services, along with issues relating to the present and future needs of the student community. The Library Student Advisory Group meets once a quarter and representatives serve for two-year terms with an option to renew. Interested students should complete the online application by October 24th. Questions about the Library Student Advisory Group may be directed to Rebecca Starkey at email@example.com.
Introduction to ICPSR
Thursday, October 10, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Regenstein Library, TechBar Studio, Room 160
This workshop will teach you how to get started with ICPSR (the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research). ICPSR is one of the largest social sciences data archives in the world. During the session, participants will learn how to create an account, browse and search for data, and download datasets. The session will also cover best practices for finding and evaluating datasets. Please bring a laptop to the session; one can be borrowed at the TechBar. Register for this workshop.
Thursday, October 10, 5–8pm, Art Institute of Chicago
Buses depart from the Reynolds Club at 4:30 & 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, admission-and hassle-free. In this quarterly outing, complimentary shuttles from the Reynolds Club deliver anyone with a UCID straight to the museum. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a free sketchbook to draw along with members of UChicago’s student group, Outside the Lines. Experience performances throughout the museum galleries by members of the four-time Grammy®-winning contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird. They’ll present a series of musical love letters to masterworks from the Art Institute collection. Explore highlighted exhibitions on view, including Postcommodity: With Each Incentive and the Room to Move interactive gallery. Students can also reserve tickets for the Society of Contemporary Art’s lecture by Neil Printz, Nothing in Between: Warhol’s Drawing Practice in the Early 1960s and 1970s. Free for students, staff, and faculty with UCID
ESL/EAL Writing Tutor
Thursday, Oct 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Harper Memorial Library, Cathey North Reading Room, Cubicle #20
Receive feedback on your writing by a graduate student who has been trained by the Writing Program and the English Language Institute. Grad students can drop in for an appointment (pending availability). The queue status can be seen here: [link] For more information: https://voices.uchicago.edu/uchicagoeli/one-on-one/
Introduction to Zotero
Friday, October 11, Noon – 1:00 p.m, Regenstein Library, TechBar Studio, Room 160, Register
October 14, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Regenstein Library, TechBar Studio, Room 160, Register
Learn how to use Zotero, a free citation manager that allows you to save and organize citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create bibliographies in popular citation styles (MLA, Chicago and APA).
Coping With the Quarter
Friday, October 11th, 1-2PM at the Student Counseling Service (5555 S. Woodlawn Avenue)
Learn coping strategies and stress management skills to navigate challenges and thrive during the quarter. Drop-ins welcome!wellness.uchicago.edu
The Fishbein Workshop in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science presents: Jeremy A. Greene (Johns Hopkins University)
Friday, October 11th at 4:00pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224)
“The Automated Clinic: Multiphasic Medicine and the Dream of Digital Health, 1965-1975.”
Abstract: This paper begins with a single clinic in Oakland, California, and the ambitions of one physician to revolutionize the delivery of health care by reshaping the clinic into an automated assembly-line built around a central computer. By the early 1960s, Dr. Morris Collen, an internist with interests in preventive medicine, became convinced that the digital mainframe computer offered a means to not only rationalize health screenings but also to extend their use into what his boss at Kaiser-Permanente, Sidney Garfield, would call “total health care.” Collen’s experimental clinic-as-computer would play an outsized role in the development of clinical computing technologies and models of care in the 1960s and 70s and beyond.
Improve Your Public Speaking & Interviewing Skills at The Revival!
LAST CALL! – Fall session starts this weekend!
Refine your public speaking, presentation and networking skills with classes at The Revival (1160 E. 55th St.). We offer many classes specifically tailored to UChicago Graduate Students including: “Public Speaking & Presentation Skills,” “Storytelling”, “GradProv” and more! For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/adult-classes
Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, October 12, 9am-6pm, Student Counseling Service (5555 S. Woodlawn)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training designed to give participants the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and symptoms of a mental illness or emotional crisis. Two student trainings are held every quarter. If you would like to register for the October 12 MHFA, you may do so through this link.
Rebecca Wanzo: “I Still Have to Protest This Shit?! The Handmaid’s Tale and Competing Rights Temporalities”
Monday, October 14, 5:00 PM, Foster Hall, Room 107
This talk explores the nature of the competing rights claims and how both the novel and television series adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale explore how competing temporalities is one of the essential challenges facing all conflicts about progress in the United States.
Event Website: http://ccct.uchicago.edu/1920/rebecca-wanzo
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Refresh Sleep program aims to provide students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights and wakeful days. When you join the Refresh Sleep program, you will receive a weekly email for seven weeks that has an attached PDF with important information and tips that have been proven to help improve sleep. Register before October 15th for our Autumn program!
Better Together Registration
October 15 – November 5, 2019, Time TBD, 950 E 61st St, room A363
If you’re a Graduate or Professional student looking to make new and meaningful connections with your peers across campus, join Health Promotion and Wellness for Better Together! A small group of students will meet one night a week for four weeks during Autumn quarter to have dinner, engage in thoughtful discussion, and learn creative ways to get to know yourself and your peers. Register today before all available spots are full!
Dissertation Procedures for Students
October 15, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Regenstein Library, TechBar Studio, Room 160
Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in Autumn 2019? Come to this information session about the procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visitwww.etdadmin.com/uchicago. Register for this workshop.
Yoga at Rockefeller
Tuesday, October 15 | 5:30 pm–6:30 pm | Rockefeller
An hour-long gentle yoga session led by Rachel Carbonara. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear loose comfortable clothing
Powering the Future: The Challenges of Building a 21st Century Electric Grid
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 from 5:45 PM-7:15 PM,Saieh Hall for EconomicsRoom 146
The U.S. energy landscape is rapidly changing. As the cost of wind and solar power drops, allowing these energy sources to compete against coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, pressure is mounting to develop an electric grid that can sustain more renewables and deliver their power to more homes and businesses throughout the country.Join EPIC as we host Russell Gold for a special conversation with Michael Greenstone about “Superpower,” the characters and lessons it details, and the future of the U.S. electricity grid.https://epic.uchicago.edu/news-events/event/powering-future-challenges-building-21st-century-electric-grid
Tue, Oct 15, 7:30pm and 9pm / Café Logan
- Sharel Cassity, sax
- Clark Sommers, bass
- Greg Artry, drums
The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects musicians with a Chicago connection to perform at Café Logan on eight third Tuesdays during the academic year. Enjoy beer, wine, a full coffee bar, and food along with some of the best jazz the city has to offer. Free admission; seating is first come, first served.
Research Data Management: Managing Your Data and Files
October 16, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
This session will provide you with practical tips for naming, organizing, documenting, storing and preserving your research data. Making a plan for managing your data and digital files can save you time and potential headaches in the long-run. In this session, we’ll consider requirements from funding agencies such as the NSF and NIH and publishers for data sharing. We’ll talk through challenges you’ve faced and lessons you’ve learned about effective strategies for managing your digital files. We’ll overview tools for managing research data and materials, including the Open Science Framework. Register for this workshop.
Wednesdays starting October 16, 2019, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, 950 E 61st St, room A363
Join us for this accessible and approachable Restorative Yoga class that will help ease tension and melt your worries away. We use gentle movement, breathing, and meditation techniques that are sure to leave you calmer and more grounded than when you walked in the door. All props and mats will be provided. Please come in comfortable clothing. Classes will begin Autumn Quarter 2019 and will be held Wednesday nights from 4:30 – 5:30 pm starting Week 3. Please check the calendar and sign up for classes here.
LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION Tragic Magic: A History of Fatal Conjuring
Wed, Oct 16, 7pm, Logan Center / Performance Hall
Failed escapes, staged suicides, decapitations, freak accidents—and what really killed Houdini. This riveting presentation of magic and history explores the deadly side of magic and digs into the stories behind some of magic’s most fascinating unsolved mysteries. Master magician Joshua Jay takes you behind the illusions—and will recreate one of Houdini’s most beautiful and perilous acts in this multimedia-rich theatrical exhibition. Free; RSVP
Perspectives in Social Entrepreneurship Series – Session 1: Market Mechanisms
Thursday, October 17, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Harper Center, Room C-10
Join the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for Perspectives in Social Entrepreneurship, a new series that highlights University of Chicago faculty, their research, and thinking about how to apply certain research methods when tackling issues in the social sector. At the first session on October 17, learn about addressing social problems with market-based mechanisms from Canice Prendergast, W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics. Participation in this series is encouraged for anyone interested in applying for the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) startup competition. RSVP to attend or live stream on October 17 »
STUDENT EXCLUSIVE Thinking Like a Magician
Thu, Oct 17, 5:30pm, Logan Center
In this pre-show dinner and informal talk with students, Jay will pull back the curtain on the way magicians think. He will explore how magicians create seemingly impossible feats and how to apply these same strategies to our lives and work. He will explore how the techniques that undergird his effects—the guiding of attention, the framing of perception, and the staging of surprise—can give us fine-grained, practical insight into our own creative pursuits. FREE; RSVP required
An Evening with Joshua Jay
Thu, Oct 17 & Fri, Oct 18, 7:30pm, Logan Center / Theater East
Jay has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He’s fooled Penn & Teller. Now, he brings his unique brand of sleight-of-hand and mind-reading to the University of Chicago. A former champion of the prestigious World Magic Seminar and holder of an unbroken magic Guinness World Record, Jay presents a completely original show, using little more than a deck of cards and objects borrowed from the audience. UChicago students / staff / faculty $5 Purchase tickets
STUDENT EXCLUSIVE Lunch with Joshua Jay
Fri, Oct 18, 12:30pm, Logan Center
Over lunch, enjoy a candid discussion with Joshua Jay, who took his passion for performing magic shows and fashioned a diverse career that includes book deals, lectures, shows, and ownership of one of the largest online magic shops. Joshua will discuss his path to finding multiple platforms, income streams, and ways of expressing his passion for magic. Between food and fruitful discussion, you’ll also see Joshua perform some of his original magic. Hosted by Logan Center and UCIJAM Free; RSVP
Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, October 19, 9am-6pm, Student Counseling Service (5555 S. Woodlawn)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training designed to give participants the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and symptoms of a mental illness or emotional crisis. Two student trainings are held every quarter. If you would like to register for October 19 MHFA, you may do so through this link.
Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Program:The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wa2FsZWVAdWNoaWNhZ28uZWR1Cg==
Ongoing Campus Programming
Need a quiet space to pray or meditate?
Prayer rooms can be found in Ida Noyes 032 (basement level), Regenstein Library B Level.A dedicated meditation room can be found in Ida Noyes 033.Email Spiritual Life at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and Chicago ID number for access to these spaces.
20 Minutes Still
Weekdays 8-8:20 a.m. in Bond Chapel
20 minutes of silent meditation. All are welcome.
7am-6pm, Weekdays, DCAM Room 2E
Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood. You can donate blood today at the UChicago Medicine Blood Center! Donating blood is quick and simple, usually taking half an hour. After donating, help yourself to free snacks and discounts at stores such as Te’amo, Nella, and Starbucks. Like us on facebook to know about any events, blood drives, or news from the blood center! https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoBloodDonorAmbassadors/
English Conversation Hour
Mondays, Weeks 2-10 (except Nov 25) | 3:30-4:20p | Cobb 218
Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Join the weekly ELI Conversation Hour! Build English proficiency and communication skills; learn about North American cultures; discuss different topics each week; network and meet new people. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/casual-offerings/
Art Therapy Open Studio
Tuesdays, starting October 15, 1pm-4pm, WellNest (950 E. 61st Street, room 363)
Art therapy allows participants to non-verbally explore emotions, cope with anxiety and stress, develop self-awareness, boost self-esteem, and build social skills. Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Student Counseling Service in art therapy open studio sessions, every Tuesday beginning October 15. All supplies will be provided.
English Board Game Group
Fridays, Weeks 2-10 (except Nov 29) | 4:00-6:00p | Cobb 201AB
Come and join the ELI’s Board Game Group, where you will meet new friends, play intriguing board games, and build confidence in using your spontaneous speaking and critical thinking skills. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/casual-offerings/