Course Connection

Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:14pm

Testa Produce: Leading Environmental Sustainability by Example

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:47pm

2666: A World in Five Acts

How to translate a complex book of five parts into a play? The answer can be staggering, especially if the author is Roberto Bolaño. With five and a half hours "2666", currently at the Goodman Theatre, is a physical and and emotional challenge that goes from moments of unbridled comedy to the litany of monotone voices that remind, one by one, the name of the women killed in Santa Teresa, the Mexican town where the story ends up focusing.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:04pm

Professor Veronica Vegna's Italian students were treated to a night at the opera to see Verdi's Nabucco at the Lyric Opera Chicago. This immersive experience in Italian language and culture provided an opportunity for the students to hear poetic Italian sung by professionals, acting as audience to one of Italy's most revered artistic forms.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, February 15, 2016 - 2:59pm

The film screening of Blaxploitalian and following discussion with director Fred Kuwornu (February 3, 2016) provided insight into the past and present reality of Italian cinema. I found it particularly interesting to hear the individual historical accounts of the underrepresented actors who have starred in Italian films. These accounts coupled with Mr. Kuwornu's own story gave a very tangible image of these situations.

By: Marco Martin

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:31pm

A handful of students in my Field Research in Public Policy class, taught by Charlie Barlow, traveled together to the Gene Siskel Film Center for a screening of Ronit Bezalel’s 70 Acres in Chicago, sequel to her 1999 documentary Voices of Cabrini.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, February 1, 2016 - 3:15pm

On January 30, the students of Advanced Russian Through Media took an excursion to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier to see a performance of "Measure for Measure". Actors from the troupe based at the Pushkin Theatre in Moscow performed a modern rendition of one of Shakespeare's most divisive plays. The entire play was performed in Russian and featured a minimal set, with four red cubes placed on the slanted stage.

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Submitted By Lily GordonThursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:19pm

This quarter I decided to sign myself up for a different kind of academic experience. Some label it “un-UChicago,” in that the course load is grounded less in theory and more in practice - and that’s part of why the other students in the Calumet Quarter and I love it. (Also, we do get some theory.)

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