This convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.
As the College returns to campus this Winter, Chicago Studies invites you to re-discover the city through a climate-focused lens. Our Winter programming offers a multitude of ways to engage climate issues, including our signature Climate and the City series. This multi-week series of TED-style conversations will focus on how Chicago is responding locally to this global crisis, despite relentless climate anxiety and despair. We look forward to introducing you to local thinkers, activists, and policy-makers who go beyond offering grim forecasts and can help point us towards ideas that have the potential to make a difference, in Chicago and beyond.
In addition to the Climate and the City series, outdoors buffs can brave the chilly temperatures and explore Chicago's architecture, history, and ecology in more of our Urban Hikes. Those who prefer to do their learning indoors can join us for workshops on researching and writing Chicago, including weekly BA-focused writing time (with staff on-hand to answer your Chicago research questions) during Chicago Fridays in our Urban Lounge at 1155 E. 60th St on the first floor. Join us all Winter long for programming and events that expand your knowledge of Chicago - and help you see it for yourself.