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UChicagoGRAD Virtual Programming Updates

UChicagoGRAD is committed to supporting graduate students and postdocs during this challenging time. We are working with campus partners to provide virtual resources and opportunities to help you stay connected and engaged while campus is closed. UChicago provides supportive resources to help students manage their emotional wellbeing especially during adverse times. We want to highlight some recent resources for graduate students during the Winter Quarter. Read more about our resources here.

 

 

UChicagoGRAD’s Inaugural Nonprofit and Social Impact Career Forum

February 3, 2021, 10 am to 1 pm Central

Registration opens: January 21, 2021

On February 3rd, UChicagoGRAD will host its inaugural Nonprofit and Social Impact Career Forum, a new career exploration event for graduate students and postdocs interested in exploring career paths in spaces such as social and community impact, education, policy, media, and arts and culture.

The event will take place from 10 am to 1 pm, it will be entirely virtual, and you may attend for any part that fits your schedule and interests. It will have two components: brief informational presentations from employers, and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with speakers. We envision the Forum as an opportunity to learn from professionals about topics that may be on the minds of students considering careers with nonprofit and social impact organizations, such as how individuals with academic training can strategically position themselves on the job market, and how professional landscapes are changing and adapting in the wake of COVID-19. This will be a great opportunity to build your professional network, and we welcome you to participate whether you’ll be searching for a job or internship in the immediate future, or you’d like to gather some information for plans that might be further afield.

Employers expected to participate include: the Newberry Library, the Peace Corps, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Metropolitan Planning Council, Link2Feed, Liberty Shared, Silk Road Rising, Territory Chicago, and Oxford University Press. Student registration will open in GRAD Gargoyle on January 21, 2021. The GRAD Gargoyle listing will contain information about signing up for one-on-one conversations, an up-to-date list of registered employers, and a presentation schedule.

 

 

Resumes for Industry and Nonprofits

Thursday, January 21, 12:30-1:30pm CT, Zoom

This resume workshop will provide you with input to better understand what is expected in writing a resume for industry and nonprofits. There will be concrete tips on how to craft your job documents and get noticed by employers during your search. RSVP here.

 

Ask Me Anything: Freelancing and Entrepreneurship with Ryan Stelzer

Thursday, January 21, 2-3pm CT, Zoom

Do you have questions about freelancing, personal branding, or starting your own business? Join us for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with UChicago alumnus Ryan Stelzer (MA Divinity School ’12). Ryan is the co-founder of Strategy of Mind, a management consultancy specializing in both individual and organizational performance improvement. Ryan has also delivered a TEDx Talk called “Why Did I Start a Philosophy Company?” and written a book, Think Talk Create: Building Workplaces Fit for Humans, that will be published by Hachette in fall 2021. Ryan will discuss his path and share advice for anyone who is looking to start their own venture or develop their personal brand. RSVP here.

 

 

Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA) | January 27 | Learn more via GRAD Gargoyle

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) | January 27 – 29 | Learn more via GRAD Gargoyle

 

Jobs:

FSO Quantitative Advisory Services Intern | Ernst & Young (EY) | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

Student Communications Assistant | University of Chicago – Biological Sciences Division | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

Consumer Safety Officer | U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

Equity Research Analyst | Engle Capital Management  | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

Research Mass Spectrometry Group – Laboratory Scientist | Abbott Laboratories | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

 

 

The UChicago Graduate Council Health & Wellness Committee is recruiting student instructors to lead mindfulness and fitness sessions! This new program will be led by student instructors and will take place over a five week period. This is an opportunity for students to be active during Winter Quarter and will showcase student instructors/trainers in an effort to build community and develop stronger connections across divisions.

Please fill out this survey if you are interested in leading a class. We plan to host one meditation class and one hour-long fitness class each week beginning the 4th week of Winter Quarter (more information to follow). These events will be virtual and open to all graduate students! Feel free to reach out to nikitamehta@uchicago.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Want another way to keep active? Check out the virtual FitUChicago classes offered by Ratner!

 

 

UChicago Graduate Council is looking to highlight commemorative days (festivals, celebrations, holidays, religious observations) that are meaningful to YOU and your community! Have a video of you lighting diyas to celebrate Diwali? A picture of a particularly impressive Christmas tree? A screenshot of you and your friends toasting New Year’s Eve on Zoom? Fill out this form to share with your fellow UChicago community and we will share it on our social media accounts. We welcome submissions from any and all UC graduate students and student organizations.

 

Questions? Email Radhika Santhanagopalan, VP of Diversity & Inclusion on the Graduate Council”

 

Mask Pick-Up Winter Quarter

Packets with two UChicago-branded masks and a thermometer are available to students who did not receive a packet during Autumn Quarter and who will be on campus this Winter Quarter.

 

  • Students living on campus will receive their packets in their residence hall rooms.
  • New graduate students who are picking up their UChicago ID Cards at the ID & Privileges Office in Regenstein Library will receive their packets there.
  • Students living off campus (both undergraduates and graduates) can pick up one packet at the following locations. Please bring your UChicago ID.
    • Student Wellness Center, 840 E. 59th Street |Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (starting January 20)
  • Student Activities Center, Reynolds Club, Room 001, 5706 S. University Ave. |Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (starting January 20)

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Health Humanities in Times of Crisis

The Smart Museum of Art invites proposals from graduate students at any institution. Submissions due by February 15, 2021.

The first annual Health Humanities Symposium at the University of Chicago will explore health in relation to crisis, where the health humanities is the study of the intersection of health, healing, and humanistic disciplines, as well as social science research that gives insight into the human condition. As we’ve seen throughout this past year, health is a contested personal, cultural, political, and social state, where questions of health and healing intersect with issues of race, gender, class, citizenship, art, education, and more. In this symposium, we welcome a dialogue across disciplinary and methodological boundaries with those invested in grappling with the role of humanistic work in both crises and futures of recovery, renewal, and restoration.

The Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry and the Smart Museum of Art’s Department of Public Practice invite all graduate students to submit proposals in the form of artistic media, original papers, panels or workshops, and presentations. We encourage submissions from disciplines such as: allied health professions, area studies, arts and health, humanities, narrative medicine, media/film studies, medicine, nursing, philosophy and bioethics, science and technology studies, social sciences, and/or social work. Submit your proposal with this link

 

 

International House 2021-2022 Graduate Fellowship Program Announced

First Round of Applications Due March 26

The University of Chicago’s International House is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Graduate Fellowship Program for graduate students.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCESS

University of Chicago graduate students who will be registered for the full 2021-2022 academic year are eligible for the award. Fellows are expected to contribute their unique perspectives and interests to the International House community and become fully engaged in the multi-faceted life of the House through a wide array of activities for UChicago graduate students offered throughout the year through the Graduate Commons Program. Programming includes internationally-focused public programs through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, weekly language and culture tables and related dining activities, professional development opportunities, health and wellness programs, social activities and much more!

Factors for selection may include, but are not limited to: evidence of leadership abilities, involvement in community and university organizations, extracurricular interests in areas such as performing arts, athletics, and cultural activities, participation in community service, and contributions to increasing diversity. Once selected, Graduate Fellows must remain in good academic standing and abide by all of the rules and policies of International House and the University of Chicago. Graduate Fellows must also demonstrate ongoing participation in the International House community.

Current Graduate Fellows are encouraged to apply for the first round of the application cycle in order to renew their fellowship for 2021-2022, the deadline for which is March 26 at 5:00 PM CST.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Return the completed 2021-2022 Application Form to International House by email to i-house-programs@uchicago.eduApplicants should use their uchicago.edu email address and include their name and page number on every page. If a uchicago.edu email address has not yet been generated, applicants will also need to submit proof of acceptance of their University of Chicago offer.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information on International House graduate programs, please contact Hannah Barton, Assistant Director, Programs and Communications at 773.726.7721 or email bartonh@uchicago.edu.

 

 

Info Session for 2021-22 Writing Program Opportunities

Thursday, January 21st at 11am CST

Looking for paid teaching experience? Looking for ways to enhance your resume? The University of Chicago Writing Program welcomes applicants from graduate students from all divisions, with applications due on January 27th. In this info session (Zoom link provided here), join us to learn about job opportunities with the University of Chicago Writing Program for the 2021-22 academic year! We’ll give an overview of the positions and our unified application process, and we’ll gladly field any questions. Once hired, Writing Program staff benefit from a quarter-long training course and valuable teaching experience.

 

ESL/EAL Virtual Writing Tutor — THREE SHIFTS

Jan 21 (Thu), 8:00-10:00p; Jan 24 (Sun), 8:00-10:00p; Jan 25 (Mon), 8:00-10:00p, Chicago Time, Zoom

Receive feedback on your writing by a graduate student who has been trained by the Writing Program and the English Language Institute. Priority is given to College Core students, but grad students can Drop in Using CNetID (get on the waitlist) 30 min before tutoring starts that day. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/writing/

 

English Virtual Board Game Group

Jan 22 (Fri), 8:00-10:00p Chicago Time, Zoom

Come and join the ELI’s Virtual 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 and to RSVP: https://esl.uchicago.edu/bgg/

 

 

Virtual Happy Hour With Alumni and Students

Thursday, January 21, 5:30-6:30 pm, Zoom

Keep your Maroon connections strong in this time of social distancing! Join alumni and current students for a virtual happy hour — Alumnae Lisa Fan, AB’12, JD’18, MBA’18, and Xingyu Wang, AB’20 will facilitate the Zoom meeting so you can focus on fellowship and socializing. Stay for the full hour or pop in for 20 minutes, and wear your UChicago gear or something maroon! Register at: https://alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu/s/activities-event?name=Virtual+Happy+Hour+with+Alumni+and+Students&fbclid=IwAR3hemY6WoWYUYsbW1x972eXoHMiTCO3wu2li7ks-UjASKD6kcQzs47XTdo&clubGroupName=Alumni+Club+of+Chicago

 

International Student Town Halls

Professor Young-Kee Kim, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives, would like to invite all international graduate students and postdocs in the PSD, BSD, and PME to virtual Town Hall meetings to inform them of the University’s centers and campuses abroad, learn about their challenges and interests, and discuss ways to support them, with a special focus on research connections and opportunities outside the U.S.  Please find additional details on the meetings below:

Town Hall meeting with international graduate students

  • Date: Wednesday, January 27
  • Time: 5 pm – 6 pm CST

 

Introduction to Tableau Public

Thursday, January 21, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Online

This workshop will teach you how to get started with Tableau Public, an open source data visualization program. The session will include a tour of Tableau Public and a visualization activity. This workshop is for those with no prior experience with Tableau Public. Please install Tableau Public prior to attending the event: https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/. Register here.

 

Latex with Overleaf: Documents, Footnotes and Bibliographies

Thursday, January 21, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Online

This workshop provides an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language through Overleaf, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. We will cover basic document structure as well as creating footnotes and bibliographies using Biblatex and Natbib. Registration is required.

 

Info Session: Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP)

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

All first year, full-time MBA students are invited to join the Polsky Center and Career Services for the Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP) info session on Thursday, January 21. The program enables first-year Booth students in the Full-time MBA program who demonstrate continued interest in entrepreneurship the opportunity to gain experiential learning at an early-stage company. Through a competitive application process, a limited number of first-year students are selected to participate and receive financial support to supplement their entrepreneurial summer internship salaries. Accepted students will receive a stipend plus additional compensation from their startup employer. This program is capped at 30 students on a first come, first served basis. The application process will open on March 15, 2021.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurial-internship-program-eip-info-session-jan-21-2021-tickets-129102465951?aff=website

 

 

Science-based New Venture Overview with ARCH Venture Partners

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 5:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

Learn about ARCH Venture Partners and practical strategies of how to build a science-based venture, put it together and help it grow through IPO.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-science-based-new-venture-overview-with-arch-venture-partners-tickets-129031666187?aff=website

 

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Competitive Analysis for Businesses

Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

Join serial entrepreneur Phil Leslie for this session where we “get real” about how early-stage companies think about competitive analysis, especially in a digital/web environment. This session will challenge your thinking about who you are (and aren’t) competing against. It will help you develop strategies to communicate your unique selling proposition to just the right market segment.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/e2-competitive-analysis-for-businesses-tickets-128886564183?aff=website

 

Introduction to Zotero

Friday, January 22, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Online

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). Registration is required.

 

Info Session for 2021-22 Writing Program Opportunities

Thursday, January 21st at 11am CST

Looking for paid teaching experience? Looking for ways to enhance your resume? The University of Chicago Writing Program welcomes applicants from graduate students from all divisions, with applications due on January 27th. In this info session (Zoom link provided here), join us to learn about job opportunities with the University of Chicago Writing Program for the 2021-22 academic year! We’ll give an overview of the positions and our unified application process, and we’ll gladly field any questions. Once hired, Writing Program staff benefit from a quarter-long training course and valuable teaching experience.

 

Perspectives in Sustainability: Fireside Chat with Jim Fish, ’98

Thursday, January 21, 5-6 p.m. CST

Join the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for the second session in our annual “Perspective in Sustainability” event series: a fireside chat with Chicago Booth alumnus Jim Fish, ’98, the CEO of Waste Management (WM). Moderated by Rustandy Center executive director, Caroline Grossman, ’03, this conversation will explore climate change mitigation and sustainability efforts at Waste Management, from its waste reduction initiatives, investments in new technology, and its sustainability decision-making process.

RSVP »

 

MLK Week: Letter Writing to Incarcerated Individuals

Friday, January 22, 12–1 p.m. (CST), Zoom

The Human Rights Lab and IOP’s Bridge Writing Workshop will host a virtual letter writing program for folks currently incarcerated in Illinois. The event will feature mini-keynote addresses from invited speakers, tools on how to write a letter of solidarity, and guidance for continuing a pen pal relationship beyond this event. Learn more and register.

 

International Cooking Club

Sunday, January 24, 5PM-7PM

The International Cooking Club will return in Week Two! I-House will cover the cost of ingredients for those who register in advance here, however, this is limited to graduate students who currently reside in the Hyde Park area. Participants may choose to cook along or simply enjoy the demonstration and recreate the meal in their own time. Additional unregistered participants may also join the meeting using the Zoom details below. First recipe to be announced shortly. Join in to cook together, even when we have to be apart!

 

Meeting ID: 955 5538 2176

Passcode: IHouse

 

Perspectives in Philanthropy: Is Justice Even Possible?

Tuesday, January 26, 5-6 p.m. CST

Join the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for the first session in our Perspectives in Philanthropy event series, which will examine a leading philanthropic effort to reform and increase confidence in one of the country’s bedrock institutions: the American justice system. In this session, Stasch will be joined in conversation by Kelli Rhee, president and CEO of Arnold Ventures, one of the foremost funders and innovators in criminal justice reform.

RSVP »

 

Collecting Latin America in COVID Times

Monday, January 25, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Online

The worldwide COVID-19 crisis is having ripple effects across library collections and poses special challenges to area studies collections. Already weak publishing markets in Latin America have been devastated by COVID-related economic downturns and government austerity, while decades-long disinvestment in area studies in the global North has accelerated and deepened. This talk will discuss the evolving publishing and scholarly communications networks in Latin America, and how Latin Americanist librarians (and other area studies specialists) are responding to this crisis to ensure that equitable North-South exchange and scholarly rigor are not casualties of the current moment. Register here.

 

 

Dissecting the PE Industry with Tim Kelly

Monday, January 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

Join the Polsky Center’s IIR for private equity, Tim Kelly, for an interactive workshop to discuss special topics in the private equity industry.

Quite often, students interested in a career in private equity think “Venture versus Buyout/Later Stage” or “Investments/Transactional versus Operational”. Did you know that there are literally dozens of careers in the PE industry that you may have never thought of? This workshop will introduce you to a multitude of careers that fall within the PE industry and also give you a brief description of the related skills that different roles require, some pros and cons of different career paths, and ways to pursue some of these positions.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dissecting-the-pe-industry-with-tim-kelly-tickets-116229984011?aff=website

 

Polsky Center Quick Pitches

Monday, January 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

Quick Pitches are a forum for those with business ideas to pitch to their peers, get immediate feedback, and ask for any help they might need. Pitches are short (1 minute) and should be focused on the idea and entrepreneurs’ needs. Every presenter walks away with feedback from special guests, suggestions from the audience, and potential offers to help. This is a great opportunity to practice your pitch and find new teammates before exploring other Polsky Center programs.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polsky-center-quick-pitches-tickets-129021900979?aff=website

 

 

Human Rights Book Salon: Jane Dailey – White Fright

Monday, January 25, 5–6:15 p.m. (CST), Zoom

Jane Dailey will discuss her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History, in conversation with Mark Philip Bradley. We’ll be raffling off copies of the book on Zoom! Learn more and register.

 

English Virtual Reading Group

Jan 25 (Mon), 9:00-10:00a Chicago Time, Zoom

Challenge your reading skills by reading popular works of writing in English and then discussing those works with others. For Winter quarter, we will be reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and other related short works. For more information and to RSVP visit: https://esl.uchicago.edu/reading-group/

 

English Virtual Conversation Hour

Jan 26 (Tue), 10:00-11:00a Chicago Time, Zoom

Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Join the weekly ELI Virtual 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 and to RSVP: https://esl.uchicago.edu/convo-hr/

 

Fireside Chat with Bryan Cressey

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

Join Professor Steve Kaplan for a fireside chat with Bryan Cressey, Partner, Cressey & Company.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireside-chat-with-steve-kaplan-and-bryan-cressey-tickets-135535465225

 

 

Introduction to Zotero

Tuesday, January 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Online

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). Registration is required.

 

Resources on Chinese Studies — An Introduction

Tuesday, January 26, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Online

Learn about the University of Chicago’s collections for Chinese Studies. To register, contact Jiaxun Wu, Chinese Studies Librarian at jiaxun@uchicago.edu. Deadline to register for a formal invitation is Sunday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (Central Time). An invitation will be sent out after the deadline.

 

Opportunities with the Writing Program for 2021-22

Applications for Writing Program opportunities are due Wednesday, January 27th, at 12pm CST! Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply for renewable teaching positions. Once hired, Writing Program staff receive practical training in writing pedagogy, along with continued support as they work with student writers. Some departments may count WP teaching toward PhD pedagogical training requirements. For more information or to download an application, please visit our Opportunities Page.

 

Introduction to R

Thursday, January 28, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Online

This workshop will teach you how to get started with R, an open source programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. The session will include a tour of RStudio Cloud, a software client for using R, and an activity that covers data exploration, graphing, and analysis. This workshop is for those with no prior experience with R. Please sign up for a RStudio Cloud account prior to attending the event: https://rstudio.cloud/. Register here.

 

SeedCon 2021 – Resilience and Opportunity

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m., Virtual Webinar

The theme for SeedCon 2021 is Resilience and Opportunity — with keynote speakers Robert Nelsen and Deborah Quazzo. The conference will shed light on how investors and entrepreneurs are navigating the current business environment. Panel discussions with experts, founders, and investors in retail, logistics and delivery, education, work tools, and health will explore industry specific challenges and opportunities.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seedcon-2021-resilience-and-opportunity-tickets-129031820649?aff=website

 

Third Coast Water Seminars: Three Paths to Solving Six Water Problems

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00 p.m., Virtual Webinar

The Third Coast Water Seminars are a monthly research series hosted by Current in partnership with Argonne National LaboratoryNorthwestern University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Chicago. The series is intended to share the latest research in water and water-related technologies/areas of need to spur collaboration and solve pressing water challenges.

This seminar titled, Three Paths to Solving Six Water Problems, will be delivered by Dr. David Sedlak.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-coast-water-seminars-three-paths-to-solving-six-water-problems-tickets-127727110225

 

Freedom Dreams: How to (re)Imagine Compassionate Justice

Thursday, January 28, 5:30pm

Register Here: https://bit.ly/FreedomDreams2021

As we face innumerable losses by a fatal virus, an upsurge in political violence, and a fragile economy with millions left unemployed and houseless, how do we reimagine community care? How can we act justly in ways that go beyond saviorism and performativity? How do we create systems of aid rooted in justice, compassion, and our wildest freedom dreams? Join OMSA and UChicago Spiritual Life on January 28th at 5:30pm CST as we discuss these themes.

 

New Book Salon – Neil Brenner: New Urban Spaces

Thursday, January 28, 5:00 p.m., Zoom

The urban condition is today being radically transformed. Urban restructuring is accelerating, new urban spaces are being consolidated, and new forms of urbanization are crystallizing across the planet. In his most recent book, New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question (Oxford, 2019), Brenner argues that understanding these mutations of urban life requires not only concrete research, but new theories of urbanization.

https://ccct.uchicago.edu/events/new-urban-spaces-urban-theory-and-the-scale-question/

 

 

Application Deadline: Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) Feasibility Summary

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m., Virtual Webinar

Most other business schools and graduate entrepreneurship programs host a single day or weekend business plan competition as their New Venture Challenge. The NVC at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is different. It is not just a competition. Instead, it is a year-long business launch program that is recognized as the #1 university accelerator program in the nation.

https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//NVC2021

 

SeedCon 2021 – Resilience and Opportunity

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m., Virtual Webinar

The theme for SeedCon 2021 is Resilience and Opportunity — with keynote speakers Robert Nelsen and Deborah Quazzo. The conference will shed light on how investors and entrepreneurs are navigating the current business environment. Panel discussions with experts, founders, and investors in retail, logistics and delivery, education, work tools, and health will explore industry specific challenges and opportunities.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seedcon-2021-resilience-and-opportunity-tickets-129031820649?aff=website

I-House Book Club
Wednesday, January 27, 1PM-2PM

The I-House Book Club returns next week and will continue biweekly throughout Winter Quarter. We’re kicking off the new year with one of the most widely read Arabic writers, Syrian born Zakaria Tamer. The general theme of his compilation of short stories Breaking Knees is repression: of the individual by the institutions of state and religion, and of individuals by one another. International House will provide the book for the first 10 students who register in advance here. Register by Friday to receive a physical copy in time, otherwise you can select the e-book option. Additional unregistered participants may still choose to join the conversation!

Meeting ID: 963 1981 8918
Passcode: IHouse

SeedCon 2021 – Resilience and Opportunity

Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:00 a.m., Virtual Webinar

The theme for SeedCon 2021 is Resilience and Opportunity — with keynote speakers Robert Nelsen and Deborah Quazzo. The conference will shed light on how investors and entrepreneurs are navigating the current business environment. Panel discussions with experts, founders, and investors in retail, logistics and delivery, education, work tools, and health will explore industry specific challenges and opportunities.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seedcon-2021-resilience-and-opportunity-tickets-129031820649?aff=website

 

Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: Energy 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30 a.m., Virtual Webinar 

In Energy 2021, a panel of expert venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the field of energy businesses will discuss the state of the industry in 2021, what changes have occurred in the industry due to COVID-19, and where they see opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation within the field this coming year.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polsky-entrepreneurial-outlook-sustainable-energy-2021-tickets-129070737049?aff=website

 

Winter Quarter Library Services

As Winter Quarter begins, the Library will continue offering many of the services provided in Autumn Quarter in ways that incorporate University practices that protect the health and well-being of both patrons and Library staff. Due to the ongoing need to limit the number of people in our spaces, the Library’s on-site services will be offered only to faculty, other academic appointees, students, and staff with a current UChicago ID. Read more at www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/news/winter-2021-site-library-services/

 

Spiritual Life offering more programs!

In addition to live programming, the Spiritual Life office will provide asynchronous programs this quarter, including videos of contemplative practice and two new spiritual development series: The Ritual of Living and I Wonder as I Wander. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on both our live and asynchronous programming: https://spirit.uchicago.edu/contact/newsletter

 

20 Minutes Still Meditation
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays | 8–8:20 am (CDT)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

Still the mind and body, open the heart, join us online in our Virtual Living Room. No experience necessary, open to those of all spiritual backgrounds.

 

Gentle Yoga
Tuesdays | 5:30–6:30 pm (CDT)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

Grab your mat and join Rachel Carbonara online for live yoga sessions from the comfort of your living room. A slow, meditative yoga class for all, whether you have experience with yoga or want to try it out for the first time. This class is designed for unwinding at the end of the day, with special attention to moving the body in ways that combat the negative effects of long periods of sitting and computer use. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. If you don’t have a yoga mat at home, use a folded blanket or practice on a rug. If possible, have two pillows and a blanket available to use as props.

 

Morning Yoga
Wednesdays | 9:00–9:25 am (CDT)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

Wake up and start the day with this short yoga practice for all levels. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. A yoga mat is recommended for this class.

 

Chai/Coffee Chats with Jigna Shah, Director of Spiritual Life

Wednesdays | 2:00–2:30 pm (CST)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

Stop by to introduce yourself, say hello, or to learn more about Spiritual Life and how we can support you at UChicago. I look forward to meeting you virtually!

 

Yoga Flow

Thursdays | 5:30–6:30 pm (CDT)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

A class designed to bring movement to the entire body, incorporating strength, flexibility, and balance. All levels of experience with yoga are welcome. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. A yoga mat is recommended for this class.

 

Community Meditation
Thursdays | 7:00–7:30 pm (CDT)

Access LIVE event through our Virtual Living Room at spirit.uchicago.edu

Nourish your spirit with mindfulness and compassion practice, cultivate friendliness and loving kindness to oneself and all beings.

 

Living Intentionally to Flourish Everyday (LIFE)
Wednesdays, January 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm CDT, Zoom

Thursdays, January 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 6:00pm-7:30pm CDT, Zoom

Interested in connecting with other graduate and professional students to identify and enhance meaning in your daily life? Would you like to learn about how positive psychology principles can increase your wellbeing and happiness? Join one of our 4-week sessions offered during Winter Quarter. The deadline to register is Friday, January 15. You may register through this link. More details about LIFE may be found here.

 

 

Refresh Sleep

Registration closes January 25, 2021

A 7-week email program that aims to provide students with the skills and strategies needed to achieve more restful nights. Refresh Sleep program materials include information about the physiology of sleep, sleep hygiene, relaxation, mindfulness, cognitive strategies, and more. To register, complete this form in its entirety by January 25, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Emily Schulze at eschulze@uchicago.edu.

 

 

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Registration for the January 27 and 28, 2021 sessions closes on January 26, 2021

UChicago Student Wellness is offering live mindfulness sessions on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 pm and Thursdays from 9:00-9:30 am (the same meditation will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday of each week). These sessions are open to the entire campus community. Find the dates, along with the practice topics here. To register for any and all weekly sessions, please complete this form in its entirety.  Please note: these sessions will be facilitated via Zoom and the link will be sent to those registered on the Tuesday before the sessions. If you have any questions, contact Emily Schulze at eschulze@uchicago.edu.