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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shining Light on the Dark Side of the Universe
Kersten Physics Teaching Center, Chicago IL
University of Chicago - Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
In these lectures Dr. Linden will describe the cutting edge research which aims to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy. This exciting field spans from observatories placed deep under the ice at the South Pole, to particle detectors on board the International Space Station, to simulations running on some of the world's largest supercomputers. Revealing the dark side of the universe will reshape our understanding of both the history and future of the universe, as well as our place within it. The lectures require no mathematical or scientific background; just bring your curiosity.
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Future of Higher Ed
Northwester University Thorne Auditorium, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival
Ruth Simmons is one of the most influential figures in American academia. An expert in French literature, she was the first black president of an Ivy League school and the first woman to lead Brown University. Simmons is joined in conversation by Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University and author of the widely acclaimed book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Don’t miss the chance to hear these visionaries discuss the future of higher education.
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Religion and Race, Religion as Race: The Place of Muslims in South Africa
Northwestern University - African Studies, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
This talk argues that the 350-year presence of Muslims in South Africa is crucial to understanding the formation of concepts of race, sexuality and belonging in the country.
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Founder Therapy @ The Living Room
Polymathic, Chicago IL
Entrepreneurship can be a real drag. Don't be sad - join us for our free monthly roundtable. No judgment or BS, and you can whine/vent as much as you want to open ears, peer support, beer and cupcakes.
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Fellows Seminars | Megan McArdle: “Inside the Policymaking Sausage Factory"
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
U of C Institute of Politics
The laws you hear about on the campaign trail are always much more enticing than the actual laws we get. In this seminar series we will delve into why this happens — how the policymaking process works, and why it systematically produces different outcomes from what voters, and even politicians, are expecting. Specific topics will include: Obamacare, national security legislation, marijuana decriminalization, and explore how those policies were described, and how they actually happened.
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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dialogue Series: "The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Catastrophe”
Center for International and Comparative Studies - Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
The world is changing. Will humanity ruin the environment? How can the humanities survive if ecology collapses? Two scholars discuss.
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fellows Seminars | Kevin Bleyer: Politics in Movies
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Seen any good politics lately? Odds are it was in the movies, where screenwriters can dream up the most fabulist, fabulous and fantastical plots about politicians actually managing to work together — or kill each other. From Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Tanner ’88 to last year’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler, we get a direct testimony about why politics can make for such compelling third act complications. Special Guest: Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter of HBO’s Game Change, Recount, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Impact Investing Workshops with Brian H. Axelrad
Gleacher Center, Chicago IL
Chicago Booth
Interested in the intersection of social impact and ROI? Join us for a series of impact investing workshop to learn about this dynamic field balancing social good with healthy returns.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ITA CTO Forum Dinner
Register For Location, Chicago IL
Join us for our next exclusive networking dinner for CTOs from growth-stage technology companies. This is a casual event where executives can discuss current issues, network, debate and get inspired by others. Our Leadership Forums fill up fast, so register early to guarantee your seat!
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Gov Hack Night
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Open City
The Open Gov Hack Night is organized by civic tech group Open City and is for those who want to: - get work done on civic projects - start a new project, or find one to join (non-coders very welcome!) - bounce ideas and get help from tech and gov experts - learn about open data, smart cities, and open gov
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