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William Kentridge Talks Promiscuous Images

October 17, 2013

For the Chicago event, Kentridge talked about one of his current projects, a commission to pair his animations with a live performance of Winterreise, a song cycle from 1827 by Franz Schubert.

Professor Harcourt Part of Interdisciplinary Study of the State

October 17, 2013

The ever-changing state and the way it interacts with its citizens is always important, which is why Professors Bernard Harcourt, Elisabeth Clemens, and James Sparrow are in the midst of a yearlong exploration of that topic, "The State as History and Theory."

Gift from Emmanuel Roman, MBA’87, to support Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

October 2, 2013

The University has named the directorship of the Neubauer Collegium for the Roman family in recognition of his support. David Nirenberg, who has led the program since its establishment in 2012, will be named the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. 

The Destruction of Iraq’s intellectuals

October 1, 2013

In the whirlwind of Iraq’s violent history, the once-powerful academic class has disintegrated.

Jacob Proctor Appointed Inaugural Curator of the Neubauer Collegium

September 25, 2013

Proctor will direct arts and media programming at the Neubauer Collegium, including overseeing the operation of the Collegium’s new exhibition gallery, shaping art and media components of collaborative faculty research projects supported by the Neubauer Collegium, and curating collaborations between artists and academics and between the Collegium and other arts partners on campus. 

History, Philology, and the Nation in the Chinese Humanities Workshop Kicks Off Three Year Project

September 23, 2013

The Sept 16-17, 2013 planning workshop at the UChicago Beijing Center brought together Chinese scholars from Asia and the West to consider the problem of how history-writing contributes to the ongoing constructions of a present. 

Gamification and Other Forms of Play

September 10, 2013

Patrick Jagoda, co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, explores gamification - a term that derives from behavioral economics and refers to the use of game mechanics in traditionally nongame activities - as a form that economic, social, and cultural life increasingly takes in the present.

Artist William Kentridge to deliver inaugural Neubauer Collegium lecture on October 3rd

September 5, 2013

South African artist William Kentridge, who has earned international acclaim for a versatile body of work that includes animated films, prints, drawings and opera, will deliver a lecture to launch the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago on Oct. 3. Kentridge’s lecture, “Listening to the Image,” will inaugurate the Neubauer Collegium, an ambitious initiative designed to expand the boundaries of humanistic inquiry and focus resources on questions that transcend any single discipline or methodology.

The Source Week Five: Art and Storytelling

August 9, 2013

Game Changer Chicago and Ci3 concluded their innovative, game-based intervention emphasizing STEAM learning and youth development with 140 high school students. Through online and in-person activities, players explored and applied the principles of film editing, art curation and storytelling while engaging with social issues.

The Source Week Four: Technology and Immigration

August 2, 2013

Through online and in-person activities, players focused on the Technology aspect of STEM learning and the experiences of those who have left their home countries. Youth explored the power of technology, its vast career possibilities, and its potential to effect positive change.


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