Past Events

2021

On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium with France, image has microscopic images of COVID-19 virus and UChicago logo

Cross-cutting Theories in Biology Symposium

8:00–9:30 am Online

On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium to bring together our faculty and two colleagues from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris for talks and discussions about new ideas and theories in biology. Prof. Aleksandra Walczak and Prof. Thierry Mora will join us from the Ecole Normale Superieure. They will each give talks on the interactions between COVID-19 and the immune system, followed by additional presentations by UChicago faculty about more cross-cutting ideas in biology.

Topics

COVID, PME

May 18
On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium with France, image has microscopic images of COVID-19 virus and UChicago logo

Cross-cutting Theories in Biology Symposium

8:00–9:30 am Online

On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium to bring together our faculty and two colleagues from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris for talks and discussions about new ideas and theories in biology. Prof. Aleksandra Walczak and Prof. Thierry Mora will join us from the Ecole Normale Superieure. They will each give talks on the interactions between COVID-19 and the immune system, followed by additional presentations by UChicago faculty about more cross-cutting ideas in biology.

Topics

COVID, PME

May 17

David Benjamin: Living Materials

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

May 13

William Baker: Architecture, Structure and the Geometry of Equilibrium

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

May 6

Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic: Climate Driven Design for the Livable City

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

Apr 29
Earth Week 2021 logo with a globe against a mint green background

Pursuing a meaningful green career

11:00 am–12:00 pm Online

Finding a career that’s more than a bottom line can ask you to approach your internship and job search in a different way. If you want to pursue a career at an organization that considers a triple bottom line – social, environmental, and financial – this is the event for you. At this session we’ll consider what it means to put your values into action beyond just this week. This workshop will also help you consider some key questions around experience, skills, compensation, direction, and more.

Topics

EarthWeek2021

Apr 23

James Carpenter: The Structure of Transparency

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

Apr 22
Poster for the Deep Tech U conference featuring illustratrated arrows in green, indigo, pink, and black

DeepTechU venture conference

Through April 22, 2021 Online

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from universities and national labs. The virtual conference will take place April 20-22, 2021, and feature quick pitches as well as discussions with industry experts and entrepreneurs. PSD start-ups will be presenting.

Topics

Polsky

Apr 20
Neil Shubin

Ryerson Lecture with Prof. Neil Shubin

5:00–6:00 pm Online

Prof. Neil Shubin, a pioneering University of Chicago paleontologist and evolutionary biologist and bestselling author, has been selected to give this year’s Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture. Shubin, who discovered ‘missing link’ between fish and land animals, will speak about “Your Inner Fish.”

Apr 20
Two rows of six vaccine experts on a maroon background

COVID-19 Vaccines: Understanding the science and beyond

1:00–2:30 pm Online

This panel will bring together members of the University and the broader Hyde Park community to facilitate exchange of information and address concerns. We will ask and answer vaccine-related questions in a manner that is accessible to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. We will go beyond the hard science to address the larger social issues concerning the pandemic and vaccine rollout including bioethics, influences of politics and public opinion on health behavior, and medical mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. We hope to arrive at meaningful actions to address the racial and socio-economic inequities that have only been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics

PME

Apr 20