University and Student Events

Pianist Ran Dank makes Chicago debut with "Politically inspired"

On Friday, April 7, at 7:30 PM, the University of Chicago Presents hosts the accomplished Israeli pianist Ran Dank at Mandel Hall.


Here Mr. Dank, praised for his technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry, presents Politically inspired, a program that brings together the seemingly disparate worlds of Frederic Chopin's sweepingly romantic music and Frederic Rzewski's monumental work The People United Will Never Be Defeated!. This concert marks his Chicago debut.


3-day Dissertation Write-In

3-day Dissertation Write-In

Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17


Dissertation Writing Room


Write-Ins are intensive workshops designed to help graduate students break through roadblocks and make timely progress on writing. In this session, participants will commit to writing at least four hours a day for either two or three days. Coffee and snacks provided. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL DAYS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism

Lunch Talk with Maria Repnikova

Monday, April 3 at 12:00 PM

Harris School for Public Policy, Room 319



Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism


Female cartoonists and feminist satire in Turkey, Turkish Circle

Türkiye'de kadın karikatüristler ve feminist mizah

(Female cartoonists and feminist satire in Turkey)


A talk (in Turkish) by Ekin Enacar


March 8, 2017

Pick 218 at 4:30

Nowruz celebration

The Persian Circle and the Islamic Studies workshop would like to invite you to the last event of this quarter:



What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

A multi-day summit taking place at the University of Chicago on April 29 and May 1, 2017, which asks What is an artistic practice of human rights -- conceptually, aesthetically, and pragmatically? Join a group of distinguished artists from around the world as they propose, interrogate and/or challenge how an object, image or performative intervention might open up a novel vision of human rights.


Vivian Liska on "German Jewish Thought and its Afterlife"

Religion and Literature Workshop:


Vivian Liska on "German Jewish Thought and its Afterlife: A Tenuous Legacy.”


Tuesday March 28 | 4:30pm | Swift 106


Workshop 3/1/17: Sotirios Dimitriadis (International Hellenic University)

Please join the Middle East History and Theory Workshop next Wednesday (Mar. 1), at 3:00 p.m. in Pick 218 (Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture Room).

Our speaker is Sotirios Dimitriadis (International Hellenic University) who will present the paper titled “The Political Economy of Ottoman Infrastructure: Public Works in fin de siècle Thessaloniki.” The discussant is Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC).

TAMEW: Western Culture in the Soviet Union, 1950s and 1960s

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Thursday, March 2, as we welcome Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor of History and the College at the University of Chicago, who will be presenting "Introduction" to her manuscript Western Culture in the Soviet Union, 1950s and 1960s. Commentary will be provided by Alexander Herbert, PhD student in History. Please note the change of location: we will meet in SS 302 from 5:00PM-6:30PM, reception will follow in the Tea Room.

Eighth Annual GRADUCon

UChicagoGRAD is proud to present the Eighth Annual GRADUCon on Friday, April 7, 2017.


GRADUCon is the University of Chicago's annual career conference just for graduate students and postdocs. Now in its eighth year, the event is organized by UChicagoGRAD.


GRADUCon is a fantastic opportunity to explore careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. It includes panels, workshops, discussions, and the chance to talk one-on-one with employers and alumni about diverse career trajectories.



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