As we gather on campus for another Fall, let Chicago Studies and our many partners make it easy to explore our city (and understand it better). Join us for one of our Urban Hikes (and Urban Bikes) around the city, including dozens of new hikes to Chinatown, Lakeview's historic Japantown, Pilsen, Southeast, and the Riverwalk. Closer to home, refresh your view of our campus and neighborhood with student-led walks exploring the history of 55th Street and the Olmsted heritage of our campus. And if you haven't done them yet, it's not too late to walk the history of the Great Chicago Fire, or take a bike tour of South Side history with former College Dean Boyer...or to experience the TERROR of our annual "Spooky Chicago" event, this year reimagined as a night-time hike through downtown's most haunted sites.
Prefer to get your dose of Chicago from...well, safe indoors? Join us for one of our many collaborators' events, like Writing Wednesdays, a weekly open house and research advising period offered in collaboration with CEGU (featuring coffee, tea, and fresh-baked cookies!); the Open Studio sessions offered in collaboration with the Architectural Studies program every Wednesday evening; and upcoming special events with Arts + Public Life, UChicago Press, and more!
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