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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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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:53pm

On April 25, our Geographical Issues in Housing and Community Development class, led by Professor Charles Barlow, took a field trip to see area CHA housing developments Sullivan Station, Lake Parc Place, and Lake Park Crescent located in the Oakland community. Lake Parc Place, a CHA-built public housing high-rise, was built in the 1950s and underwent extensive renovations in the 1980s.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:35pm

Professor Ariana Nash organized three excursions for her Ekphrastic Poetry class in Winter Quarter: the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute, and the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Here is an account of their experiences, and some of the poetry produced by the students in response to these spaces.

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