Featured Events

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Date/Time Event Partner
02/23/18
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ida B. Wells Investigative Reporting Bootcamp in Chicago
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture - University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Ida. B. Wells Society
The training will cover everything from pitching and managing investigative projects, tips for turning a quick hit investigative story, getting public records and developing sources.
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Date/Time Event Partner
02/23/18 - 02/25/18
12:00 am
Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat
Freehand Chicago, Chicago IL
Creative Women's Co.
Are you a woman business owner or a woman entrepreneur who always hustling?Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. We know we need to pay more attention to our self-care, but why don't we? If you feel the same way, this retreat is for you.
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02/23/18
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ida B. Wells Investigative Reporting Bootcamp in Chicago
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture - University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Ida. B. Wells Society
The training will cover everything from pitching and managing investigative projects, tips for turning a quick hit investigative story, getting public records and developing sources.
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02/23/18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
17th Annual Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference
The Fairmont Chicago, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
The Private Equity Conference (PEC) brings together financiers, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy. The PEC aims to provide high value to private equity practitioners by combining knowledge from both the industry and academia that would be hard to find in any other setting.
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02/23/18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Christian Davenport – University of Michigan Northwestern University
Professor Davenport will explore political conflict and violence - particularly that involving governments and those affiliated with them (e.g., genocide/politicide, mass killing, torture, bans, curfews, beatings, arrests for political purposes and domestic spying).
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02/23/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where do our constellations come from?
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
There is evidence that these modern constellations come from Stone Age peoples, Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, early classical Greeks, late classical Greeks, early Dutch navigators, and Renaissance astronomers. Learn about exciting new research on the vast history of our constellations with Dr. Bradley E. Schaefer, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Louisiana State University.
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02/23/18
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing
Dearborn Observatory, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night!
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02/24/18
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FOIA Fest 2018
Loyola University Corboy Law Center , Chicago IL
Chicago Headline Club
FOIAFest is back! The daylong conference features panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.
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02/24/18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Fest
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago IL
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Celebrate National Engineers Week with our annual Engineering Fest on February 24 and 25. We will explore Chicago's tallest skyscrapers with FREE activities for ages 5–12. Join more than 1,500 visitors for a weekend full of family-friendly engineering explorations.
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02/24/18
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
What's Wrong with Illinois' Economy? Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
New Trier Township High, Northfield IL
Invest to Elect Illinois
"What's Wrong with Illinois' Economy -- and What are You Going to Do about It?" will give Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker each an opportunity to present his vision for Illinois. The candidates will respond to a range of questions on critical topics including taxes, education, healthcare, and more.
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02/24/18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jeffrey Tulis - "Legacies of Losing in American Politics"
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago IL
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
With Legacies of Losing in American Politics, Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow rethink three pivotal moments in American political history: the founding, when anti-Federalists failed to stop the ratification of the Constitution; the aftermath of the Civil War, when President Andrew Johnson’s plan for restoring the South to the Union was defeated; and the 1964 presidential campaign, when Barry Goldwater’s challenge to the New Deal order was soundly defeated by Lyndon B. Johnson. In each of these cases, the very mechanisms that caused the initial failures facilitated their eventual success.
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