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Submitted By Colette WillardTuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:42pm

Chicago Studies Quarter 2017 began with a bang this year as we explored The Historic Town of Pullman. Students had the opportunity to critically engage with an active site of historic preservation and glean further information from the historic preservation society's President who joined them at the end of their tour.

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Submitted By Colette WillardTuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:32pm

CSQ Week 2 was an exciting look at those spaces and stories that surround the University of Chicago. Students had the opportunity to attend a professional academic conference focused on the life and work of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The conference was further unique in that it featured CSQ Professor, Dr. Adrienne Brown and her work with Brooks' poetry and the space she occupied. After the conference our CSQ cohort joined Dr. Adam Green in a walk around Woodlawn neighborhood. Dr.

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Submitted By Colette WillardWednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:49pm

The Department of Athletics and Recreation, Office of Sustainability, and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Chicago launched a project this fall to enhance the environmental sustainability of the campus athletics program.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:11pm

Last Friday, the Study Chicago cohort dug deep to remember their high school Spanish classes for their visit to Little Village. The excursion was divided into two parts: the Toxics Tour led by Little Village Environmental Justice Organization’s (LVEJO) knowledgeable Joanna, and semi-structured free time to explore 26th Street.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerTuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:12am

Professor Stephanie Anderson led an excursion to Spudnik Press where students got a chance to participate in the process of putting a book together. Read all about it and check out the photos here

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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:13am

How long are people supposed to be mourned? On our field trip to St. Sabina's Catholic Church and subsequently the Oak Woods Cemetery, I kept thinking, there's something weird about "remembering" people you don't personally remember. The thought first occurred to me as we were walking outside St. Sabina's, and saw a memorial the congregation had made to the victims of gun violence.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerTuesday, May 10, 2016 - 5:37pm

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Submitted By Anya MetzerTuesday, May 10, 2016 - 5:18pm

Our Week 6 excursion took us to a string of sites in Greater Woodlawn that provided a glimpse into the mingling of art, green space, housing, youth, and social enterprise throughout the area. Our first stop was the Archive House, one of the program sites of the Rebuild Foundation, where we met with Kate Hadley Toftness. A gallery, micro-library, community nexus, and former administrative hub for Rebuild, the Archive House sits adjacent to the Listening House.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, May 9, 2016 - 10:31pm

"Portugues arrasou" came - rightly - to be the de facto motto of this year's lively, enthusiastic, and colorful IPLC. It literally had it all: music, singing, posters of all sorts of sizes, on all sorts of topics, ex-soap opera stars from Rio de Janeiro, samba (and thus feathers), Brazilian brigadeiros and other delicacies, a trip to Brazil, chatting and socialization, and more chatting and socialization, all in eloquent, at times clumsy, slow or fast, hesitant or confident, yet always edifying Portuguese.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerWednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:27pm

In our excursion for Week 5, we got a glimpse of Chicago’s open space, how it is being repurposed, and problems of location and content. Our tour was led by the President and CEO of Openlands, Gerald W. Adelmann. Openlands is a conservation organization that is dedicated to make Chicago’s urban spaces more vibrant, and improve our quality of life through the functional use of open space. Adelmann was the perfect host in helping us visualize how landscape has an affect on the city and society. 

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