Author Archives: The University of Chicago Library

UChicago Common Book Initiative: An Evening with Thi Bui

Photo of Thi Bui with event informationJoin the UChicago campus community in a conversation with Thi Bui, award-winning author of The Best We Could Do, the inaugural Common Book selection. The graphic novel details the author and her family’s journey from Vietnam to the United States as part of the wave of refugees in the 1970s.

Monday, April 22, 2019
Assembly Hall
UChicago International House
1414 E. 59th St.

6 p.m. – Lecture
7 p.m. – Book signing (books will be available for purchase)

Registration is appreciated but not required. Visit inclusion.uchicago.edu/commonbook.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact International House at 773-753-2274 or i-house-programs@uchicago.edu.

UChicago students, faculty, and staff can borrow copies of The Best We Could Do from Regenstein Library or access an e-copy at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/best.

 

Independent Nations Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Exhibit Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Second Floor
Exhibit Dates: March 28 – June 27, 2019

Map of Baltic States

The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have long and complex histories.  They have rarely been allowed independence or any individuality. Now in the 21st century, each nation finds itself creating its own path, as an independent country.

Symposium for Teaching with Technology

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: The UChicago Symposium for Teaching with Technology is an event that brings together faculty, instructors, lecturers, learning designers, academic technologists, and students to share and showcase a wide variety of innovative and effective uses of technology in teaching and learning. Faculty and instructors will give presentations on their use of educational technology, with staff and students serving in a supporting role. The Symposium is open to all UChicago faculty, instructors, staff, graduate student lecturers, and teaching assistants.
Register: https://teachwithtech.uchicago.edu#rsvp
Contact: Academic Technologies
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Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.

Chicago Tribune: Exhibit ‘reveals mysteries of the womb’

‘The Fetus in Utero’ at U. of C. reveals mysteries of the womb
Chicago Tribune — February 11, 2019

Chicago Magazine: Mansueto Library is ‘urban sanctuary’ in winter

Radiant Spaces
Chicago Magazine — February 5, 2019

Chicago Maroon: Exhibit explores ‘precarious border between the medical, the social, and the artistic’

Embryonic enigmas and fetal fantasies at Special Collections
Chicago Maroon — January 24, 2019

A Poetry Reading Featuring Ariana Reines

When: Friday, April 5, 2019, 68 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: Ariana Reines will read from her work. Named one of Flavorwire‘s 100 best living writers and a “crucial voice of her generation” by Michael Silverblatt, Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, performing artist, and translator. Her books include The Cow (Alberta Prize, Fence 2006), Coeur de Lion (Mal-O-Mar 2007, Fence 2011); Mercury (Fence 2011), and The Origin of the World (Semiotext(e) for the Whitney Biennial 2014).

Ariana Reines

A Sand Book, her next poetry collection, is forthcoming in June 2019 from Tin House. Her newest book is Telephone (2018) based on her Obie-winning first play (2009) commissioned by The Foundry Theatre and recently performed in Norwegian translation (2017) and at KW Berlin (2018). Francesca, a play by Nathalie Rozanes based on writings and performances by Reines premiered at the National Theatre of Belgium in 2016. Other performance and theatrical works include: Mortal Kombat (2015), commissioned by Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne and performed at The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, USA, and Gallery TPW, Toronto, CA, and Lorna (2013) at Martin E. Segal Theatre, New York, USA, both in collaboration with Jim Fletcher, The Origin of the World (2013) at Modern Art, London UK, and many others.

She has taught at Columbia University, the European Graduate School, NYU, Tufts, Naropa, The New School, Yale and many other places. In 2009 she was Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California-Berkeley. Her poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, The Believer, The Boston Review, Bomb, Granta, Harpers, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and many others. She has been a MacDowell Fellow, a resident at the TS Eliot House, a fellow at The Center for the Humanities at Tufts, a Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House, the Poetry Fellow at the University of East Anglia (UK), has judged the National Poetry Series, and is a nominator for the Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Presented by the University of Chicago Library.

Cost: Free
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685

Giving Day 2019

Your support makes it happen!

This April, we invite you to join the University of Chicago community as we honor the past while building the future through  Giving Day 2019.

Giving Day is a 24-hour show of united support for the University’s students, faculty, and world-changing research from noon to noon (CDT) April 9-10, 2019. This collective approach to philanthropy is a fitting way to support the University of Chicago Library, which serves as a vibrant and dynamic hub for the entire university community.

Giving Day, April 9-10, 2019 - Move UChicago ForwardWith 11.6 million electronic and print volumes spanning centuries of learning in the sciences, humanities, arts, and beyond, the University of Chicago Library stands as one of North America’s largest and most distinguished academic research libraries.

Beyond the depth and breadth of its holdings, the Library continuously builds on its vision to foster inquiry through tailored services and expert librarians. From the state-of-the-art conservation and digitization laboratories of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library to the exquisite exhibition space highlighting works from the Special Collections Research Center, the University of Chicago Library is an intellectual epicenter for the innovative work of students, faculty, and researchers in an evolving academic environment.

To meet the ever-increasing need for data-driven services, the Library has expanded infrastructure for patrons seeking new ways to obtain, visualize, and analyze data. We are developing our Center for Digital Scholarship, honing key skills among our librarians, and advancing pivotal initiatives in the fields of geospatial analysis and data science.

Your support will enable the Library to continue serving as a vibrant hub for the University community, advancing the objectives of students and faculty across campus.

To make a contribution to the University of Chicago Library during Giving Day, please make a gift through our website by 12:00 p.m. on April 10.

You can make a difference for the Library today!

“Deemed Inadvisable”: The University’s Wartime Japanese American Ban and the South Side Nikkei Community

Presentation Time: March 7, 2019, 3 p.m.

Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122A, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL

Presenter: Eric Langowski, Japanese American Citizens League; Harris School of Public Policy student, CAPP ’20

Panelists: Hannah Hogan, former Woodlawn/Hyde Park resident; Mariko Ventura, former Hyde Park resident; Ross Harano, Hyde Park High School alumnus

Cost: Free. RSVP is required at deemedinadvisable.eventbrite.com.

A Japanese language instructor sits and talks with soldiers

A Japanese-American language instructor at the University of Chicago talks with soldiers. February 12, 1944. University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf3-02838, Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library.

Description from event organizers: In June 1942, University of Chicago President Robert M. Hutchins found that it was “deemed inadvisable” to admit Japanese Americans as it might threaten the university’s war contracts. Over the protests of faculty and community members such as Professor McKeon, the university denied admission to dozens of Japanese Americans throughout the war, just as thousands of Japanese American refugees moved to Chicago, many to Hyde Park and the South Side. These refugees, neither white or black, confounded Chicago’s institutionalized segregation creating semi-integrated communities.

Presenting this forgotten history of exclusion alongside a panel of South Side Japanese Americans sharing their lived experiences, this event explores the legacy of the university’s exclusion utilizing the Library’s archival collections and cultivates the Chicago Japanese American story.

This event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Library and the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies; and is partially funded by a community engagement grant from the Office of the Provost, the Office of Civic Engagement, the Mansueto Institute, and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

Love Data Week workshops explore data in everyday life, Feb. 11-14

The University of Chicago Library is offering workshops and programs in honor of Love Data Week, February 11-14. An annual global event that highlights data-related topics and trends, Love Data Week’s theme this year is “data in everyday life,” with a special focus on open data and data justice. UChicago students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for workshops, events, and a chance to learn more about data services at the University of Chicago Library. Unable to attend the events? Visit our Love Data Week guide.

Love Data Week, Feb. 11-14, Ongoing events at the Reg and Crerar LibraryIntroduction to Census Data
February 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Regenstein Library Room 523
Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/4920072
The Census Bureau collects and disseminates demographic and socioeconomic data for the United States. Join us to learn about core data surveys, hear about upcoming changes that will be introduced in the 2020 Census, and find how to locate and download census data using ICPSR and Social Explorer.

Citizen Science Snack Break
February 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TechBar, Regenstein Library Room 160
Citizen science is a movement that encourages the general public to participate in data collection for scientific research. Join us for a fun citizen science activity and a snack. No registration required.

Data Privacy Tips and Tricks
February 13, 11:00 a.m. – noon.
Regenstein Library Room 523
Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/4921164
Data breaches and online tracking scandals are now common occurrences. Are you interested in protecting your personal data but don’t know where to start? Join us for an overview of easy-to-use tools that can help safeguard your privacy.

A Date with Data
February 13, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Regenstein Library Room 122
Do you love data? Join us for cake, button making, demonstrations of open data resources and projects, and a chance to learn about data services offered at the University of Chicago Library. Enter the Census Data Knowledge Challenge for a chance to win a gift card! No registration required.

Open Geospatial Data
February 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
Explore open data sources for your mapping, visualization, and research projects in this session. We’ll review free data sources ranging from the local to the global. We will also cover available resources for supporting your geospatial projects. No registration required.