21 June 2009

Chicago for a Seminar

I'm heading to Chicago in a couple hours for a three-day summer teacher institute being put on by the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago. The topic is "Understanding the Global Market: Bringing the World Market into Your Classroom." You can check out the site to see who will be speaking and about what. I'm very excited about it. And, as always, I'm excited to spend some time in Chicago, shopping, hopefully having dinner with friends, maybe running on the lakefront. I'm also looking forward to exploring the University of Chicago campus and Hyde Park area. I've only been down there a couple times for movies at Doc Films. I hear they have some great used bookstores! Not sure about wi-fi availability, so there may or may not be a blogging hiatus.

6 comments:

  1. wow, elementary through community college--that's a wide area. Should be interesting. Don't forget to get your one lane credit that is offered. Have fun, sounds like a very enjoyable time.

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  2. Have a great time! Hyde Park & UC harbors one of the world's great & unique bookstores, The Seminary Coop Bookstore. In the basement of a nice old building, you'll find all manner of titles. I think that I can speak on behalf of #1 daughter in saying it's our favorite. For more popular title, its cousin, 57th St. Books is mighty fine, too. Frank Loyd Wright's Robie House is one block from the Seminary Coop. Cafe Medici, Edwardo's, and Cafe Florian for good eats. The beach across the road from the MSI is fine, too. So you should have a great time!

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  3. Sorry, but one more comment: looks like a very interesting and thought-provoking seminar. The topics very pertinent & widely covered. I'm now reading Thomas Homer Dixon's "The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization", and I'll have to compare notes with you when completed. Enjoy.

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  4. 2 presenters threw me for a loop:

    Dan Brinkmeier - Field Museum Associate in Anthropology and Zoology, and Environment, Culture and Conservation

    Justin Borevitz Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

    i'd be interested to hear if you attended their sessions.

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  5. i did attend both of those you mentioned and i'm looking fwd to filling you in on what i thought of them.
    Stephen- great tips, thanks! my time was even tighter than i was expecting but i was able to get to 57th st books, powell's used books, the beach and cafe florian. i really wanted to make it to medici but ran out of time!

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  6. i did attend both of those you mentioned and i'm looking fwd to filling you in on what i thought of them.
    Stephen- great tips, thanks! my time was even tighter than i was expecting but i was able to get to 57th st books, powell's used books, the beach and cafe florian. i really wanted to make it to medici but ran out of time!

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