University and Student Events

Armenian Circle: Halloween traditions in modern-day Armenia

We will be having our next meeting this Thursday, 10/31 (Halloween!) at 6 pm in Pick 506! We will be celebrating Halloween by discussing how Halloween traditions have reached modern-day Armenia, with accounts from current students as well as videos of Halloween celebrations in Armenia.

Persian Circle Talk: "Impacting Human Rights in Iran from Abroad"

Please join us this Thursday at Persian Circle where Ava Sharifi will give a talk in Persian entitled:

فعالیتهای برون مرزی برای بهبود وضعیت حقوق بشر در ایران

“Impacting human rights in Iran from abroad”

Thursday October 31st, from 5:00-6:30pm

Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Armenian Circle: Armenian Khachkars and their Unique Stories

The Armenian Circle's next meeting will be tomorrow (Thursday, 10/24) at 6 pm in Pick 506. Professor Haroutunian will be presenting her talk entitled, "Armenian Khachkars and their Unique Stories." 

Persian Circle Talk: What do science and art have in common?

Please join us tomorrow at Persian Circle where Dr. Farrokh Asadi will give a talk in Persian entitled "What do science and art have in common?"

Thursday October 24th, from 5:00-6:30pm

Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Memorial Service: Eric Pratt Hamp

A service in memory of Eric Pratt Hamp (1920-2019), Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Psychology, and the Committee on the Ancient World at the University of Chicago, will be held at Bond Chapel (1025 East 58th Street) on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. A reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. will follow the service in the Social Sciences Tea Room (1126 East 59th Street, room 201).

Film Screening: "Beyle: The Artist and her Legacy"

Holocaust survivor and artist Beyle-Shaechter Gottesman's story, told through personal interviews and archival footage, providing insight into her work and the Yiddish community she fostered. 

Talkback with Christa Whitney, director of te Wexler Oral History Project of the Yiddish Book Center.

October 24, 7:30 in Rosenwald 405.


Humanities Day 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019, for over 30 presentations by some of the leading scholars in art, literature, cinema and media studies, language, philosophy, music, and linguistics. Please note that registration for Humanities Day will close on Friday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m.

Vision String Quartet plays Haydn, Bacewicz, Schumann

On Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., the dynamic young ensemble vision string quartet makes their Chicago debut at Mandel Hall with a program of works by Haydn, Bacewicz, and Schumann as part of the Classic Concert series.

A lecture by UChicago PhD student Florain Walch precedes the concert at 6:30 pm.

Fellowships and Funding Information


All events held in UChicago GRAD offices at 970 E. 58th Street, 3rd floor unless otherwise noted.

NSEP Boren Fellowship information session: Monday, October 21, 12:30-1:30 pm.
Critical Languages Scholarship information session: Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-4:30 pm.


Upcoming Opportunities

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grants: deadline 11/1.


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