As warmer weather returns to Chicago this Spring, Chicago Studies offers lots of ways to explore the city, both in person and intellectually! Looking to get out and about? Join us for the continuation of our Urban Hikes & Bikes series, including our Olmsted on Campus Urban Hike and our Southeast Side History Bike Tour with Dean Boyer and Professor John Mark Hansen, or for co-sponsored community and cultural events at the Field Museum and the Washington Park Arts Center.
Rather do your learning indoors? Check out our many CHST cross-listed classes (including a special course bundle on immigration). Writing about Chicago this Spring, or finalizing a capstone/BA project? Drop by our sunny Urban Lounge for Writing Wednesdays at 1155 E 50th Street for weekly writing time (complete with fresh cookies, coffee/tea, and staff on-hand to answer your Chicago research questions), co-sponsored with CEGU. Doing studio work this term? Check out Open Studio each Wednesday evening in MADD for collaborative design & build time, skills workshops, and programming focused on the built environment (including a great panel discussion to close out the Frederick Law Olmsted Bicentennial on April 26), co-sponsored with the studio architecture program.
Finally, if you're a 4th year, don't forget to submit your Chicago-focused BA/Capstone for consideration for this year's Undergraduate Research Prize (submissions will be accepted starting on April 1 -- all submitters get a free "I Studied Chicago..." tote!) and our annual Chicago Research Colloquium, to be held during Week 9 and featuring outstanding examples of student scholarship about the city. We look forward to seeing you all Spring for programming and events that expand your knowledge of Chicago - and help you engage it firsthand.
Note: Chicago Studies' amazing programming AD, Tess Conway, has accepted another job with our friends at CEGU effective Spring 2023. Forgive a few weeks of "down time" at the beginning of the Quarter while we staff back up!