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Practice self-care this Valentine’s Day

Explore on-campus Health Promotion and Wellness Resources and treat yourself. Learn more here

Career Exploration for Humanities PhDs: Using your Values to Find Your Paths

Thursday February 14th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in exploring careers beyond the professoriate but don’t know where to start? The prospect of finding a job in another field can be daunting, especially if you want that job to be fulfilling. This PATHS workshop will help you identify what you value about your work—an important first step in discovering careers that are a good fit. Attendees will then be introduced to common tools and strategies for career exploration. Please Register via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Expand Your Perspective: A Graduate Research Symposium on Love

Thursday, February 14, 4:30-6:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with UChicagoGRAD! Come to “Expand Your Perspective: Love,” a showcase of graduate research around the theme of love. From the concept of love in early modern British literature to the influence of oxytocin, aka the “love hormone,” on prairie voles, you’ll hear a wide range of fascinating research on love, attraction, and relationships. And no Valentine’s Day event would be complete without a dessert & wine reception, with an acapella performance by The Histones.Featured speakers include:

  • PaulCato(Social Thought): “Second Sighted Intimacy: Double Consciousness in Black American Love”
  • Ken Onishi(Psychology): “What’s Oxytocin Got To Do With It?”
  • Winnie Tong(Sociology): “Relationships: Sociological and Psychological Insights to Health and Happiness”
  • Michal Zechariah(English): “Falling in Love: Eros and the Fall of Man in John Milton”

Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Graduate Student and Postdoc Parent Social

Saturday, February 16, 4-6p, Family Resource Center

Did you manage to have a romantic dinner with your partner this Valentine’s Day?  If not, bring the kids along on a date at the FRC.  Come mix and mingle with fellow graduate student and postdoc parents and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. Free parking available behind the WSSC and children are welcome. RSVP required: https://studentparentvalentinesday.eventbrite.com

Domestic Graduate Student Tax Workshops 

Tuesday, February 19, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ, Pizza provided by Graduate Council

Do you have questions about how to report your taxes? Angie Gleghorn, Manager of Financial Services and Jennifer Waters, the Director of Financial Operations in Campus and Student Life, will provide a helpful presentation on taxes as they pertain to stipends and financial aid for graduate students. While individual tax advice is not available, this workshop will give you the basics of how to get started on filing your taxes. Register via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

  • For Graduate Students who hold F-1 or J-1 Visas:
    • Thursday, February 14, 4-5pm, Online Webinar, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
    • Friday, February 15, 12:30-1:30pm, Social Sciences Research Center, Room 122, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
    • Monday, February 18, 4-5pm, Kersten Physics Teaching Center, Room 120, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
  • For all Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows (any citizenship status):
    • Wednesday, February 20, 12:30-1:30pm, Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC), Room 106, Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Bystander Intervention Training for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Tuesday, February 19, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Bringing in the Bystander® is an interactive program that promotes a bystander intervention approach, emphasizing that everyone has a role to play in ending sexual misconduct.

Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the interactive, researched, and evaluated curriculum uses a community of responsibility approach. It is a tool to build community responsibility, raise awareness, and to help bystanders build transferrable skills to intervene in concerning situations. Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media. Fellows receive a stipend of $68,000 per year plus additional benefits. Applicants with a PhD conferred between Sept. 1, 2015, and June 1, 2019 are eligible to apply by March 13, 2019. Attend this PATHSinformation session to learn more about the program and hear from two current Chicago-area Mellon/ACLS Fellows, Sam Kling (Chicago Council on Global Affairs) and Michelle Rivera (Field Museum). RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Fulbright Scholar Program Information Session for Postdoctoral Scholars, Administrators, Instructors, and Faculty Members
Thursday, February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, Cobb Hall 202

Kaitlin Jewett, Outreach and Recruitment Officer at the Institute of International Education, will offer a workshop on Fulbright Scholar opportunities for post-docs, administrators, instructors and faculty members, and professionals. Please note that this Fulbright Scholar program is open to post-doctoral scholars who hold a PhD by application deadline, and has a different application process than the Fulbright US Student Programfor current graduate students. This info session will cover Fulbright Scholar opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries and tips on how to craft a competitive application. Space is limited; please RSVP to reserve a seat here.

Resume Workshop

Thursday February 21st, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
This workshop introduces best practices for creating your resume for industry and nonprofit positions. We will cover resume format, dos and don’ts, and highlighting your skills and experiences. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

Getting a Start in Film and Television: A Conversation with Screenwriter and Producer Bob Daily

Thursday February 21st, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Join UChicagoGRAD for a career conversation with screenwriter and producer Bob Daily. Daily’s credits include Frasier (Co-Executive Producer/Writer), Desperate Housewives (Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer), and Superior Donuts (Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner). His work has been recognized with Golden Globe and Emmy nominations and awards from the Writer’s Guild of America. Daily will discuss his career path and provide advice for anyone considering this field. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

Cover Letter Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Friday February 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective cover letters for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

RESCHEDULED DATE: Open Forum for Vice Provost Daniel Abebe

Tuesday, March 5, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Please join Daniel Abebe as he shares his experience as a former graduate student at UChicago and hears about yours, as well as listens to your ideas for how UChicagoGRAD can best support you. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Featured Jobs:

  • Senior Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Analysis |Applyvia GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 64932
  • Lectors, Writing Interns, and Writing Tutors, University of Chicago Writing Progam | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition nos. 64928,, 64927, and 64929
  • Applied Statistic Internship, NBCUniversal | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64947
  • Summer Internships, Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search “Chicago Shakespeare Theater”
  • Associate Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search requisition no. 64919

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.

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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.
  • Librarythat 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

Call for nominations for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The University of Chicago annually recognizes and honors tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Sciences, Divinity School, Humanities, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences for sustained exemplary graduate student teaching and mentoring. Graduate students in these divisions wishing to nominate a faculty member should work with their department/committee/program to compile a nomination packet by March 22, 2019. For more information, click here

Course Design and College Teaching (CCTE 50000)Spring 2019 Preregistration Information
Course details:Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm, Location TBA; 4/5/2019 to 6/7/2019; Instructor: Joseph Lampert
In Spring 2019, the Chicago Center for Teaching will offer Course Design and College Teaching (CCTE 50000), a pedagogy course open to all graduate students, postdocs, lecturers, and faculty at the University. This course fulfills the pedagogy course requirement for the College Teaching Certificate offered by the CCT.Demand for this course tends to be high. In order to accommodate as many participants as possible over the course of their time at the University, we will enroll individuals into the course based on the following criteria:

  1. Expected program completion date.
  2. Whether the individual is teaching a class as instructor of record in 2019-20 (note that this is NOT a requirement to take the class).
  3. Assembling a class of students from a diversity of disciplines.

To indicate your interest in the course, please preregister by completing this survey by March 4. Note: completion of the survey does not guarantee a spot in the course, as enrollment in the course is by instructor consent. We will notify individuals whether a seat is available (or whether they are on the waitlist).Questions?  Email josephlampert@uchicago.edu.

Spring Class Registration at The Revival Starts THIS WEEK!  Register Now!
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”, “Improv” and more!  For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes 

“The Excited State” – Science Improv Comedy Show

Thursday February 14, 8pm, at The Revival, Hyde Park

Science has never been so fun… or scientists so funny! “The Excited State” is an improv comedy show from The Revival theater in Hyde Park. The performance takes audiences on a hilarious—and utterly improvised—journey of discovery through scientific history, breakthroughs, and common misconceptions. The troupe is comprised of Chicago’s most outgoing scientists from UChicago, UIC, Fermi Lab, Argonne and elsewhere. Each performance features a “Special Guest” from the scientific community. This month, “The Excited State” welcomes Elbert Huang MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy. Get tickets at http://www.the-revival.com/showsand https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=7f81c1b0d871bcb4047cb300e25de2e4. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644399885988349/

Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: FinTech 2019

Friday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point Room, 1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60622 United States

In fintech 2019, an expert panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs changing financial services and regulatory compliance will discuss the state of the field in 2019, what is now passe, and where they see white space for entrepreneurial opportunity. Also, there will be an opportunity to quick pitch your fintech idea before an audience of interested attendees. Register online >>

Social Intrapreneurship Summit: Creating Impact for Society and Value for your Employer

Friday, February 15th, 12:30-4:30 PM, Gleacher Center (450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611)

Come find out how you can use the resources within your company/organization to impact change in your community and society. Panels will cover “what is social intrapreneurship?” as well as deep dives on topics of Sustainability and Equity and Inclusion. Monali Shah, Head of Industry Solutions at Google, will be delivering our keynote address on lessons learned from her work driving social impact through technology, including her recent work on smart cities and urban mobility. Networking reception with food to follow.Register for the event here:

https://groups.chicagobooth.edu/netimpact/rsvp_boot?id=436407

Booth Innovators Meetup

Saturday, February 16 12:15 Pm, Booth 455, Room 300

The Innovators Meetup series brings together Booth and UChicago students who have shared industry interests/experience, and are passionate about innovative problem solving in their respective fields, whether for-profit or nonprofit. This event will center around small industry-focused breakout groups where everyone will have a chance to share an idea or discuss a problem, and get feedback from others.

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Deadline Extended: Writing Program Teaching Jobs in 2019-20

Applications due February 18, 2019

The University Writing Program is hiring instructors and tutors for 2019-2020. We offer several renewable teaching positions suitable for graduate students in all stages of their programs.  Once hired, Writing Program staff receive hands-on, practical training in writing pedagogy, along with on-going support as they begin working with student writers. Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the application process and available positions, please visit https://writing-program.uchicago.edu/page/jobs-graduate-students.

Beyond The Bottom Line: Leveraging Wealth And Influence To Build Your Legacy

Monday, February 18 11:45am, Harper Center, C-25

Following a successful career where he held leadership roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies, John Edwardson, ’72, has turned his attention to making a difference through philanthropic efforts. In this lunchtime event, Edwardson, who is the namesake for the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge, will speak about time spent as an executive at CDW and United Airlines and in board service. This event is part of Navigating the Grey, a conference designed to encourage students to think about how to deal with “grey areas” in life and work.

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Navigating the Grey Conference

Monday, February 18-22, Harper Center

Navigating the Grey Conference is an annual event designed to encourage students to think about how to deal with “grey areas” in life and work. This year’s theme is Purpose and Legacy. Join us February 18th to 22nd in Harper Center for a lunch talk series that will feature thoughtful speakers who will share their perspective on life and purpose, and reflect on their career motivations. We look forward to seeing you all there!Find out information on specific events and RSVP here

GCC Presents Capture Consulting Offers 2019

  • February 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • March 5, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • April 2, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Gargoyle Consulting Club is excited to present Capture Consulting Offers (CCO) 2019. CCO is a workshop series that helps advanced degree students explore and discover consulting as a possible career option no matter your background, and build the skills necessary to secure and complete successful consulting interviews. Whether you are in the beginning of your degree or nearing the end, this workshop will provide you with skills broadly applicable to other careers as well. Pam Schilling, who has extensive experience as a consultant at top firms and holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and is Founder/CEO of Arch Career Partners will lead CCO 2019. A $15 fee covers a pass to all 5 sessions and the ability to schedule 1-on-1 resume reviews with Pam. Please register using this form https://goo.gl/forms/FlROzE6TxKItJRen1making sure to follow the link at the end to purchase your pass through the Logan Box office.

Workshop on Teaching Statements

Wednesday, February 20th, 1:30–3:00 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E  
This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs who are actively working on their statement of teaching philosophy and provides a venue for sharing and receiving feedback. Once registered, participants should send 1 copy of their statement to Julie Hanlon, jhanlon@uchicago.edu, and bring 2 printed copies of their statement to the workshop to share with other participants. Prior participation in the Seminar on Teaching Statements is recommended, but not required. Register now via GRAD Gargoyle

Common Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 20, 5:30PM-7:00PM, International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th Street)

Join Global Voices and the Center for Identity + Inclusion for this year’s Common Book Initiative. As part of the University of Chicago’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the UChicago Common Book Initiative strives to enhance campus climate and build community through a shared experience of reading the same book and engaging in dialogues across campus. Come discuss Thi Bui’s graphic novel “The Best We Could Do” with peers and community members at International House. More information can be found athttps://ihouse.uchicago.edu/events/event/common_book_initiative/

Stress Management Fundamentals

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 (3:00-4:30PM) at Alumni House (5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.)

Whether you want to succeed academically or socially, effectively managing stress is the foundation of health and performance. While stress is a normal and necessary part of life, we often neglect the fundamentals of stress management when they are most needed. This educational workshop presents practical tips across five important domains to help you maximize your potential.http://wellness.uchicago.edu/asap

Harris Talks – Pecha Kucha

Thursday, February 21st, 7:30-9:30pm, The Revival (1160 East 55th Street)
PechaKucha is an evening where that community comes together and listen to each other talk about… whatever they want to talk about. Led by the Harris School of Public Policy community but open to all, this event will feature seven talks about a range of topics. In the past, speakers have given talks entitled “How my parents met each other”, “How thunder is formed”, “Why do I run marathons”, “The story of my hair”, “Sex education in America”, and “Why I don’t trust dishwashers.” Each of these talks is accompanied by a slide show of twenty slides which automatically advance every twenty seconds, giving speakers 400 seconds (or 6 1/2 minutes) to share their thoughts. Please join us on Thursday, February 21st! RSVP here

Analyze Your Options – University of Chicago and OCC/Options Industry Council joint conference

Friday, February 22 from 9am-2pm at International House

Join us to hear from and network with representatives from The Options Industry Council, Barron’s Group, TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TABB Group, E*Trade, William Blair and more.  Learn about top issues facing the financial markets, how the options industry is growing, and where the opportunities are within the options market.  See the full agenda and register here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/analyze-your-options-tickets-54937762326

Eat, Teach, Talk, Run! 
Friday, February 22nd, 12:30–1:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E  

Join us for a quick and enjoyable way to stay engaged in a community of future faculty committed to teaching! EAT Fruit and banh mi sandwiches! TEACH Hear 6-minute lightning talks on innovative teaching techniques presented by other grad students. TALK Consider — in small groups — which of the techniques presented deserves the ‘Best Idea’ award. RUN Return to Lab/Library/Classroom! One-hour discussions over a tasty lunch allow grad and postdoc instructors to share their latest innovations in classroom teaching with other graduate students and postdocs. Each session features four 6-minute presentations on effective teaching practices and techniques. Following the presentations, participants will share their reactions and vote to award one presenter the ‘Best Idea’ award. This Winter Quarter, our sessions will be organized around the themes of discussion techniques (January 22) and inclusive teaching (February 22). Interested in presenting? Email Julie Hanlon jhanlon@uchicago.edu. Interested in attending? Register now via GRAD Gargoyle

Graduate Council Winter Social at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, February 22, 7:30-11pm, Rock Bottom Brewery (Downtown Chicago)

Join Grad Council for a night of fun and dancing at the Rock Bottom Brewery in River North! Now in its fourth year, the social provides a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other graduate students. Tickets are $20 and include snacks and 3 complimentary drink tickets good for beer, wine, and well drinks. There are only 450 available, with a limit of one guest per student. Once the cap is reached, unfortunately we will not be selling more tickets.

Free transportation will be available one-way from Hyde Park to the brewery on a first-come, first-served basis. The event officially begins at 7:30 PM, and the first bus will leave the Reynolds Club at 7 PM to ensure an on-time arrival. Three subsequent buses will leave every 15 minutes after that. This event is 21+ and a valid state ID or passport must be presented on the night. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:

https://gc-uchicago.ticketspice.com/rock-bottom-winter-social

International House 2019-2020 Non-Resident Graduate Fellowships Announced

First round of applications due Friday, March 22, 5:00PM
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. Factors for selection may include, but are not limited to: evidence of leadership abilities, involvement in community and universityorganizations, extracurricular interests in areas such as performing arts, athletics, and cultural activities, participation in community service, and contributions to increasing diversity. Applications and further instructions are available at http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/fellowships/non_resident_fellowships/

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is pleased to share three graduate student competitions:

  • Research Grants for PhD Students:The Pozen Center grants awards of up to $5,000 to University of Chicago doctoral students in any year of their program. Students may apply for pre-dissertation research support that will be critical when writing applications for external dissertation research fellowships, as well as for dissertation research when external or other internal funds are not sufficient. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.
  • Ignacio Martín Baró Human Rights Essay Competition:The Pozen Center awards three cash prizes to current University of Chicago students in the amount of $500 each for the best essays in the field of human rights. Submissions may be analytic or critical essays, empirical research papers, term papers or personal essays on any human rights issue. Essay topics are not restricted to the field of Latin American studies. Submissions will be judged by content and clarity of writing, with one prize awarded in each of the following categories: College students, Master’s and Professional students, and Doctoral students. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.
  • Pozen Dissertation Completion Fellowship:Every year the Pozen Center awards this fellowship to a doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences whose work makes an important contribution to human rights scholarship. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, and University student health insurance. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.

2019 Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit – Wave of Emerging Markets in the Face of Anti-GlobalismApril 13th, 2019 9 am to 5 pm | Harper Center

Early bird tickets on sale now: https://groups.chicagobooth.edu/ems/rsvp_boot?id=463362

Booth Emerging Markets Summit is the largest student-led emerging market conference in the US, the summit brought over 500 attendees and 70 speakers from Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific. Past notable speakers include Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Manuel Sanchez, Former Deputy Governor of Bank of Mexico, and Viktor Kats, Co-head of IFC Infrastructure Fund. This year we have another incredible list of esteemed speakers to include the Vice President of Ghana and the former Deputy Finance Minister of Colombia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network and learn about emerging markets. Register for tickets!Early bird tickets available through March 1st! Private reception on Friday, April 12th included in certain tickets. Visit the Emerging Markets Summit Websitefor a full list of speakers, panels and more information.

 

Ongoing Campus Programming

English Conversation Hour

Tuesdays, Weeks 2-10 (except Feb 5) | 3:30-4:30p | Cobb 219

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/page/eli-conversation-hour

English Board Game Group

Fridays, Weeks 2-10 | 4:00-6:00p | Cobb 201A-B

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/page/eli-board-game-group

 

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Practice self-care this Valentine’s Day

Explore on-campus Health Promotion and Wellness Resources and treat yourself. Learn more here

Career Exploration for Humanities PhDs: Using your Values to Find Your Paths

Thursday February 14th, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in exploring careers beyond the professoriate but don’t know where to start? The prospect of finding a job in another field can be daunting, especially if you want that job to be fulfilling. This PATHS workshop will help you identify what you value about your work—an important first step in discovering careers that are a good fit. Attendees will then be introduced to common tools and strategies for career exploration. Please Register via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Expand Your Perspective: A Graduate Research Symposium on Love

Thursday, February 14, 4:30-6:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with UChicagoGRAD! Come to “Expand Your Perspective: Love,” a showcase of graduate research around the theme of love. From the concept of love in early modern British literature to the influence of oxytocin, aka the “love hormone,” on prairie voles, you’ll hear a wide range of fascinating research on love, attraction, and relationships. And no Valentine’s Day event would be complete without a dessert & wine reception, with an acapella performance by The Histones.Featured speakers include:

  • PaulCato(Social Thought): “Second Sighted Intimacy: Double Consciousness in Black American Love”
  • Ken Onishi(Psychology): “What’s Oxytocin Got To Do With It?”
  • Winnie Tong(Sociology): “Relationships: Sociological and Psychological Insights to Health and Happiness”
  • Michal Zechariah(English): “Falling in Love: Eros and the Fall of Man in John Milton”

Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Graduate Student and Postdoc Parent Social

Saturday, February 16, 4-6p, Family Resource Center

Did you manage to have a romantic dinner with your partner this Valentine’s Day?  If not, bring the kids along on a date at the FRC.  Come mix and mingle with fellow graduate student and postdoc parents and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. Free parking available behind the WSSC and children are welcome. RSVP required: https://studentparentvalentinesday.eventbrite.com

Domestic Graduate Student Tax Workshops 

Tuesday, February 19, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ, Pizza provided by Graduate Council

Do you have questions about how to report your taxes? Angie Gleghorn, Manager of Financial Services and Jennifer Waters, the Director of Financial Operations in Campus and Student Life, will provide a helpful presentation on taxes as they pertain to stipends and financial aid for graduate students. While individual tax advice is not available, this workshop will give you the basics of how to get started on filing your taxes. Register via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

  • For Graduate Students who hold F-1 or J-1 Visas:
    • Thursday, February 14, 4-5pm, Online Webinar, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
    • Friday, February 15, 12:30-1:30pm, Social Sciences Research Center, Room 122, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
    • Monday, February 18, 4-5pm, Kersten Physics Teaching Center, Room 120, Register via GRAD Gargoyle
  • For all Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows (any citizenship status):
    • Wednesday, February 20, 12:30-1:30pm, Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC), Room 106, Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Bystander Intervention Training for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Tuesday, February 19, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Bringing in the Bystander® is an interactive program that promotes a bystander intervention approach, emphasizing that everyone has a role to play in ending sexual misconduct.

Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the interactive, researched, and evaluated curriculum uses a community of responsibility approach. It is a tool to build community responsibility, raise awareness, and to help bystanders build transferrable skills to intervene in concerning situations. Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media. Fellows receive a stipend of $68,000 per year plus additional benefits. Applicants with a PhD conferred between Sept. 1, 2015, and June 1, 2019 are eligible to apply by March 13, 2019. Attend this PATHSinformation session to learn more about the program and hear from two current Chicago-area Mellon/ACLS Fellows, Sam Kling (Chicago Council on Global Affairs) and Michelle Rivera (Field Museum). RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Fulbright Scholar Program Information Session for Postdoctoral Scholars, Administrators, Instructors, and Faculty Members
Thursday, February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, Cobb Hall 202

Kaitlin Jewett, Outreach and Recruitment Officer at the Institute of International Education, will offer a workshop on Fulbright Scholar opportunities for post-docs, administrators, instructors and faculty members, and professionals. Please note that this Fulbright Scholar program is open to post-doctoral scholars who hold a PhD by application deadline, and has a different application process than the Fulbright US Student Programfor current graduate students. This info session will cover Fulbright Scholar opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries and tips on how to craft a competitive application. Space is limited; please RSVP to reserve a seat here.

Resume Workshop

Thursday February 21st, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
This workshop introduces best practices for creating your resume for industry and nonprofit positions. We will cover resume format, dos and don’ts, and highlighting your skills and experiences. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

Getting a Start in Film and Television: A Conversation with Screenwriter and Producer Bob Daily

Thursday February 21st, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Join UChicagoGRAD for a career conversation with screenwriter and producer Bob Daily. Daily’s credits include Frasier (Co-Executive Producer/Writer), Desperate Housewives (Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer), and Superior Donuts (Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner). His work has been recognized with Golden Globe and Emmy nominations and awards from the Writer’s Guild of America. Daily will discuss his career path and provide advice for anyone considering this field. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

Cover Letter Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Friday February 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective cover letters for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

RESCHEDULED DATE: Open Forum for Vice Provost Daniel Abebe

Tuesday, March 5, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Please join Daniel Abebe as he shares his experience as a former graduate student at UChicago and hears about yours, as well as listens to your ideas for how UChicagoGRAD can best support you. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Featured Jobs:

  • Senior Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Analysis |Applyvia GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 64932
  • Lectors, Writing Interns, and Writing Tutors, University of Chicago Writing Progam | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition nos. 64928,, 64927, and 64929
  • Applied Statistic Internship, NBCUniversal | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64947
  • Summer Internships, Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search “Chicago Shakespeare Theater”
  • Associate Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search requisition no. 64919

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/

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.
  • Librarythat 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/.

 

 

 

Call for nominations for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The University of Chicago annually recognizes and honors tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Sciences, Divinity School, Humanities, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences for sustained exemplary graduate student teaching and mentoring. Graduate students in these divisions wishing to nominate a faculty member should work with their department/committee/program to compile a nomination packet by March 22, 2019. For more information, click here

Course Design and College Teaching (CCTE 50000)Spring 2019 Preregistration Information
Course details:Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm, Location TBA; 4/5/2019 to 6/7/2019; Instructor: Joseph Lampert
In Spring 2019, the Chicago Center for Teaching will offer Course Design and College Teaching (CCTE 50000), a pedagogy course open to all graduate students, postdocs, lecturers, and faculty at the University. This course fulfills the pedagogy course requirement for the College Teaching Certificate offered by the CCT.Demand for this course tends to be high. In order to accommodate as many participants as possible over the course of their time at the University, we will enroll individuals into the course based on the following criteria:

  1. Expected program completion date.
  2. Whether the individual is teaching a class as instructor of record in 2019-20 (note that this is NOT a requirement to take the class).
  3. Assembling a class of students from a diversity of disciplines.

To indicate your interest in the course, please preregister by completing this survey by March 4. Note: completion of the survey does not guarantee a spot in the course, as enrollment in the course is by instructor consent. We will notify individuals whether a seat is available (or whether they are on the waitlist).Questions?  Email josephlampert@uchicago.edu.

Spring Class Registration at The Revival Starts THIS WEEK!  Register Now!
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”, “Improv” and more!  For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes 

“The Excited State” – Science Improv Comedy Show

Thursday February 14, 8pm, at The Revival, Hyde Park

Science has never been so fun… or scientists so funny! “The Excited State” is an improv comedy show from The Revival theater in Hyde Park. The performance takes audiences on a hilarious—and utterly improvised—journey of discovery through scientific history, breakthroughs, and common misconceptions. The troupe is comprised of Chicago’s most outgoing scientists from UChicago, UIC, Fermi Lab, Argonne and elsewhere. Each performance features a “Special Guest” from the scientific community. This month, “The Excited State” welcomes Elbert Huang MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy. Get tickets at http://www.the-revival.com/showsand https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=7f81c1b0d871bcb4047cb300e25de2e4. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644399885988349/

Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: FinTech 2019

Friday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point Room, 1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60622 United States

In fintech 2019, an expert panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs changing financial services and regulatory compliance will discuss the state of the field in 2019, what is now passe, and where they see white space for entrepreneurial opportunity. Also, there will be an opportunity to quick pitch your fintech idea before an audience of interested attendees. Register online >>

Social Intrapreneurship Summit: Creating Impact for Society and Value for your Employer

Friday, February 15th, 12:30-4:30 PM, Gleacher Center (450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611)

Come find out how you can use the resources within your company/organization to impact change in your community and society. Panels will cover “what is social intrapreneurship?” as well as deep dives on topics of Sustainability and Equity and Inclusion. Monali Shah, Head of Industry Solutions at Google, will be delivering our keynote address on lessons learned from her work driving social impact through technology, including her recent work on smart cities and urban mobility. Networking reception with food to follow.Register for the event here:

https://groups.chicagobooth.edu/netimpact/rsvp_boot?id=436407

Booth Innovators Meetup

Saturday, February 16 12:15 Pm, Booth 455, Room 300

The Innovators Meetup series brings together Booth and UChicago students who have shared industry interests/experience, and are passionate about innovative problem solving in their respective fields, whether for-profit or nonprofit. This event will center around small industry-focused breakout groups where everyone will have a chance to share an idea or discuss a problem, and get feedback from others.

RSVP

Deadline Extended: Writing Program Teaching Jobs in 2019-20

Applications due February 18, 2019

The University Writing Program is hiring instructors and tutors for 2019-2020. We offer several renewable teaching positions suitable for graduate students in all stages of their programs.  Once hired, Writing Program staff receive hands-on, practical training in writing pedagogy, along with on-going support as they begin working with student writers. Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the application process and available positions, please visit https://writing-program.uchicago.edu/page/jobs-graduate-students.

Beyond The Bottom Line: Leveraging Wealth And Influence To Build Your Legacy

Monday, February 18 11:45am, Harper Center, C-25

Following a successful career where he held leadership roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies, John Edwardson, ’72, has turned his attention to making a difference through philanthropic efforts. In this lunchtime event, Edwardson, who is the namesake for the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge, will speak about time spent as an executive at CDW and United Airlines and in board service. This event is part of Navigating the Grey, a conference designed to encourage students to think about how to deal with “grey areas” in life and work.

RSVP

Navigating the Grey Conference

Monday, February 18-22, Harper Center

Navigating the Grey Conference is an annual event designed to encourage students to think about how to deal with “grey areas” in life and work. This year’s theme is Purpose and Legacy. Join us February 18th to 22nd in Harper Center for a lunch talk series that will feature thoughtful speakers who will share their perspective on life and purpose, and reflect on their career motivations. We look forward to seeing you all there!Find out information on specific events and RSVP here

GCC Presents Capture Consulting Offers 2019

  • February 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • March 5, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • April 2, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Gargoyle Consulting Club is excited to present Capture Consulting Offers (CCO) 2019. CCO is a workshop series that helps advanced degree students explore and discover consulting as a possible career option no matter your background, and build the skills necessary to secure and complete successful consulting interviews. Whether you are in the beginning of your degree or nearing the end, this workshop will provide you with skills broadly applicable to other careers as well. Pam Schilling, who has extensive experience as a consultant at top firms and holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and is Founder/CEO of Arch Career Partners will lead CCO 2019. A $15 fee covers a pass to all 5 sessions and the ability to schedule 1-on-1 resume reviews with Pam. Please register using this form https://goo.gl/forms/FlROzE6TxKItJRen1making sure to follow the link at the end to purchase your pass through the Logan Box office.

Workshop on Teaching Statements

Wednesday, February 20th, 1:30–3:00 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E  
This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs who are actively working on their statement of teaching philosophy and provides a venue for sharing and receiving feedback. Once registered, participants should send 1 copy of their statement to Julie Hanlon, jhanlon@uchicago.edu, and bring 2 printed copies of their statement to the workshop to share with other participants. Prior participation in the Seminar on Teaching Statements is recommended, but not required. Register now via GRAD Gargoyle

Common Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 20, 5:30PM-7:00PM, International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th Street)

Join Global Voices and the Center for Identity + Inclusion for this year’s Common Book Initiative. As part of the University of Chicago’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the UChicago Common Book Initiative strives to enhance campus climate and build community through a shared experience of reading the same book and engaging in dialogues across campus. Come discuss Thi Bui’s graphic novel “The Best We Could Do” with peers and community members at International House. More information can be found athttps://ihouse.uchicago.edu/events/event/common_book_initiative/

Stress Management Fundamentals

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 (3:00-4:30PM) at Alumni House (5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.)

Whether you want to succeed academically or socially, effectively managing stress is the foundation of health and performance. While stress is a normal and necessary part of life, we often neglect the fundamentals of stress management when they are most needed. This educational workshop presents practical tips across five important domains to help you maximize your potential.http://wellness.uchicago.edu/asap

Harris Talks – Pecha Kucha

Thursday, February 21st, 7:30-9:30pm, The Revival (1160 East 55th Street)
PechaKucha is an evening where that community comes together and listen to each other talk about… whatever they want to talk about. Led by the Harris School of Public Policy community but open to all, this event will feature seven talks about a range of topics. In the past, speakers have given talks entitled “How my parents met each other”, “How thunder is formed”, “Why do I run marathons”, “The story of my hair”, “Sex education in America”, and “Why I don’t trust dishwashers.” Each of these talks is accompanied by a slide show of twenty slides which automatically advance every twenty seconds, giving speakers 400 seconds (or 6 1/2 minutes) to share their thoughts. Please join us on Thursday, February 21st! RSVP here

Analyze Your Options – University of Chicago and OCC/Options Industry Council joint conference

Friday, February 22 from 9am-2pm at International House

Join us to hear from and network with representatives from The Options Industry Council, Barron’s Group, TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TABB Group, E*Trade, William Blair and more.  Learn about top issues facing the financial markets, how the options industry is growing, and where the opportunities are within the options market.  See the full agenda and register here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/analyze-your-options-tickets-54937762326

Eat, Teach, Talk, Run! 
Friday, February 22nd, 12:30–1:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E  

Join us for a quick and enjoyable way to stay engaged in a community of future faculty committed to teaching! EAT Fruit and banh mi sandwiches! TEACH Hear 6-minute lightning talks on innovative teaching techniques presented by other grad students. TALK Consider — in small groups — which of the techniques presented deserves the ‘Best Idea’ award. RUN Return to Lab/Library/Classroom! One-hour discussions over a tasty lunch allow grad and postdoc instructors to share their latest innovations in classroom teaching with other graduate students and postdocs. Each session features four 6-minute presentations on effective teaching practices and techniques. Following the presentations, participants will share their reactions and vote to award one presenter the ‘Best Idea’ award. This Winter Quarter, our sessions will be organized around the themes of discussion techniques (January 22) and inclusive teaching (February 22). Interested in presenting? Email Julie Hanlon jhanlon@uchicago.edu. Interested in attending? Register now via GRAD Gargoyle

Graduate Council Winter Social at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, February 22, 7:30-11pm, Rock Bottom Brewery (Downtown Chicago)

Join Grad Council for a night of fun and dancing at the Rock Bottom Brewery in River North! Now in its fourth year, the social provides a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other graduate students. Tickets are $20 and include snacks and 3 complimentary drink tickets good for beer, wine, and well drinks. There are only 450 available, with a limit of one guest per student. Once the cap is reached, unfortunately we will not be selling more tickets.

Free transportation will be available one-way from Hyde Park to the brewery on a first-come, first-served basis. The event officially begins at 7:30 PM, and the first bus will leave the Reynolds Club at 7 PM to ensure an on-time arrival. Three subsequent buses will leave every 15 minutes after that. This event is 21+ and a valid state ID or passport must be presented on the night. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:

https://gc-uchicago.ticketspice.com/rock-bottom-winter-social

International House 2019-2020 Non-Resident Graduate Fellowships Announced

First round of applications due Friday, March 22, 5:00PM
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. Factors for selection may include, but are not limited to: evidence of leadership abilities, involvement in community and universityorganizations, extracurricular interests in areas such as performing arts, athletics, and cultural activities, participation in community service, and contributions to increasing diversity. Applications and further instructions are available at http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/fellowships/non_resident_fellowships/

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is pleased to share three graduate student competitions:

  • Research Grants for PhD Students:The Pozen Center grants awards of up to $5,000 to University of Chicago doctoral students in any year of their program. Students may apply for pre-dissertation research support that will be critical when writing applications for external dissertation research fellowships, as well as for dissertation research when external or other internal funds are not sufficient. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.
  • Ignacio Martín Baró Human Rights Essay Competition:The Pozen Center awards three cash prizes to current University of Chicago students in the amount of $500 each for the best essays in the field of human rights. Submissions may be analytic or critical essays, empirical research papers, term papers or personal essays on any human rights issue. Essay topics are not restricted to the field of Latin American studies. Submissions will be judged by content and clarity of writing, with one prize awarded in each of the following categories: College students, Master’s and Professional students, and Doctoral students. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.
  • Pozen Dissertation Completion Fellowship:Every year the Pozen Center awards this fellowship to a doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences whose work makes an important contribution to human rights scholarship. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, and University student health insurance. Application due April 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.

2019 Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit – Wave of Emerging Markets in the Face of Anti-GlobalismApril 13th, 2019 9 am to 5 pm | Harper Center

Early bird tickets on sale now: https://groups.chicagobooth.edu/ems/rsvp_boot?id=463362

Booth Emerging Markets Summit is the largest student-led emerging market conference in the US, the summit brought over 500 attendees and 70 speakers from Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific. Past notable speakers include Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Manuel Sanchez, Former Deputy Governor of Bank of Mexico, and Viktor Kats, Co-head of IFC Infrastructure Fund. This year we have another incredible list of esteemed speakers to include the Vice President of Ghana and the former Deputy Finance Minister of Colombia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network and learn about emerging markets. Register for tickets!Early bird tickets available through March 1st! Private reception on Friday, April 12th included in certain tickets. Visit the Emerging Markets Summit Websitefor a full list of speakers, panels and more information.

English Conversation Hour
Tuesdays, Weeks 2-10 | 3:30-4:30p | Cobb 219
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/page/eli-conversation-hour

English Board Game Group
Fridays, Weeks 2-10 | 4:00-6:00p | Cobb 201A-B
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/page/eli-board-game-group