Tuesday, January 10
Info Session on Summer International Travel Grants
Room 101, Stuart Hall, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Students interested in doing an intensive/immersive language or study abroad program over the summer are eligible to apply for University grants to fund their experiences. This information session will give students more information about the application process and important deadlines.
Study Abroad Student Fair
McCormick Tribune Lounge, Reynolds Club, 6–8 p.m.
Students who have participated in study abroad programs will discuss their experiences and answer questions about their time abroad. Snacks from the various UChicago Study Abroad countries will be provided.
Poetry Reading: Peter O'Leary and Steven Toussaint
Seminary Co-Op, 6–7:30 p.m.
Poets Steven Toussaint and Peter O’Leary will be reading from their latest collections of work. O’Leary’s project, The Sampo, is based on a 19th-century Finnish epic and features lots of supernatural forces and action. Toussaint’s The Bellfounder is based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, as well as on the films of Tarkovsky and the music of Arvo Pärt.
UChicago Alumni Association Presents: Hot Chocolate Night!
Third Floor Theater, Ida Noyes Hall, 7–9 p.m.
As part of the Kuvia celebrations, the Alumni Association will be providing free Mindy’s Hot Chocolate to all undergraduate students with a UCID. First-year students will also get a chance to pick up a complementary Class of 2020 mug.
The Macroeconomics of Populism
Room 021, Saieh Hall, 7–8:30 p.m.
The rhetoric that Donald Trump pushed on the campaign trail often contradicted Republican economic orthodoxy (and, sometimes, the details of his own announced economic policies). This panel—including a historian, a political scientist, and an economist—will consider what it would mean if Trump were to pursue a populist approach.
Wednesday, January 11
Cloister Club, Ida Noyes Hall, 5–6:15 p.m. Registration is required.
Author J. D. Vance will discuss his book Hillbilly Elegy with journalist Alex Kotlowitz. The book is equal parts memoir and social commentary—Vance writes about the pressures that upward mobility puts on the white working class from his perspective as a young man, and discusses how this pressure shapes the culture as a whole.
Write to Obama
McCormick Tribune Lounge, Reynolds Club, 6–8:30 p.m.
This event will give individuals a chance to voice their support for an agreement ensuring that the interests of South Side residents will be kept in mind when the presidential library is built. Form letters about the issue will be available from the Coalition for a Community Benefits Agreement, as well as the materials needed to write a custom letter. Food will be provided.
Marianna Tax Choldin: "Garden of Broken Statues"
Seminary Co-Op, 6–7:30 p.m.
Author Marianna Tax Choldin (A.B. ’62) will be discussing her latest book, which examines the history of censorship in Soviet Russia. She reflects not only on the history itself, but also on the close friendships she made over the course of her travels and her family’s roots in Russia.
Thursday, January 12
North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
Ames Auditorium, DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, 6:30–8:30 p.m., $8 for members/$10 for non-members. Purchase tickets online.
Historian Mark Speltz will be examining some of the most iconic photographs from the Civil Rights movement as it swept through the northern United States. These photos tell the story of the many organizers based in cities like Chicago and New York as they protested racial discrimination. The Maroon interviewed Speltz in last Friday’s issue.
Thomas Friedman: Thank You for Being Late
Quadrangle Club Library, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Register online.
New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman will be discussing the major forces conspiring to shape the world as we know it: the environment, globalization, and technology. Friedman argues in his new book *Thank You For Being Late* that these three fields are developing faster than ever before and that this acceleration of development will redefine how individuals and countries interact with each other.
Sugar Cookie Decorating
McCormick Tribune Lounge, Reynolds Club, 7–8:30 p.m.
Another Kuvia evening event! Celebrate the almost-end-of-the-week by decorating cookies with your friends.