Friday, September 23, 2016

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8am
 
Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Fri Sep 23,
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/23/2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
 
9am
Target Trips

Target Trips

Fri Sep 23,
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Depart from the Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue

Does your dorm room need a little something extra? Forget your toothbrush at home? Well, grab a friend, and get on the bus to Target! Buses depart from the Reynolds Club every half hour and take you directly to Target, with the last bus leaving from the Reynolds Club at 11:30 AM. Once you’re there, you’ll have about 45 minutes to shop before the bus departs for campus. Last bus will depart for campus at 12:45 PM. Limited seating available.

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09/23/2016 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
Depart from the Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue
 
 
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques - great for stress relief and overall relaxation. Instructor: Sidra Newman. (Additional session also offered on 9/24 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.)

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09/23/2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard
 
10am
 
 
Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue

(See the 9/21 listing of this event for details.)

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue
 
 
The QUEST

The QUEST

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

“The most important thing is not to win but to take part,
Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.”
Gather your House team of at least 8,
Enjoy the struggle as you take the bait.
Fore-tunately the Olympics will be history by then,
So go ahead and chase triumph, let the QUEST begin.
Good teammates might include Toews and Hood,
But a Gatto and a Boyer would also be good.
Multi-hued Chickens may fly and hips will shake,
Campus is your canvas, a phone you must take.

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
 
 
UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

“The most important thing is not to win but to take part,
Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.”
Gather your House team of at least 8,
Enjoy the struggle as you take the bait.
Fore-tunately the Olympics will be history by then,
So go ahead and chase triumph, let the QUEST begin.
Good teammates might include Toews and Hood,
But a Gatto and a Boyer would also be good.
Multi-hued Chickens may fly and hips will shake,
Campus is your canvas, a phone you must take.

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue
 
11am
 
57th and Woodlawn Block Party

57th and Woodlawn Block Party

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

57th Street and South Woodlawn Avenue

All students are invited to explore the resources and many opportunities offered by a number of University offices, centers, and partners on this block of our neighborhood. Enjoy music from a live DJ, a variety of activities, games, prizes and food stations across the block. All participants will be entered into several raffle drawings for collecting stamps from the many stations at each location.

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
57th Street and South Woodlawn Avenue
 
 
Performing Arts Open House

Performing Arts Open House

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, TAPS Student Lounge on the 2nd Floor, 915 East 60th Street

Hang out, grab some lunch, and learn about all the unbelievable opportunities with Theater and Performance Studies, Dance Council, University Theater, Off Off Campus, Dean’s Men, a cappella groups, and the circus group Le Vorris & Vox. Pick up discounted tickets to TAPS/ UT’s production of A Winter’s Tale!

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, TAPS Student Lounge on the 2nd Floor, 915 East 60th Street
 
 
Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources

Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room A-11, 1100 East 57th Street

If you are majoring in economics, this is a can’t miss 60-minute orientation. Learn about all the services the Library can provide to aid in your research, from accessing the major relevant newspapers and journals (think The Economist and The Wall Street Journal) to finding economics articles and papers. Get an introduction to some of the best sources for economics data. Program begins promptly on the hour. 

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Regenstein Library, Room A-11, 1100 East 57th Street
 
EPIC Welcome BBQ

EPIC Welcome BBQ

Fri Sep 23,
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics Plaza, 1160 East 58th StreetRain location: Saieh Hall for Economics Graduate Student Commons, Room 201

Want to learn more about climate change and energy issues? Be part of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). EPIC will be hosting a BBQ and open house to share information about its campus programs to new students, and welcome back members of the EPIC community. Grab some lunch, catch up with an old friend, or meet a new one who shares your passion for the environment. epic.uchicago.edu Questions? Email: Vicki Ekstrom High vekstrom@uchicago.edu

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09/23/2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Saieh Hall for Economics Plaza, 1160 East 58th Street, Rain location: Saieh Hall for Economics Graduate Student Commons, Room 201
 
12pm
Student Employment & Federal Work-Study Orientation

Student Employment & Federal Work-Study Orientation

Fri Sep 23,
12:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

1:00 - 1:30 PM AND 1:45 - 2:15 PM (repeated every Friday)

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09/23/2016 -
12:00pm to 2:15pm
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
 
1pm
 
Jumu'ah Prayers

Jumu'ah Prayers

Fri Sep 23,
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Bond Chapel, adjacent to Swift Hall

1:00 - 1:30 PM
1:45 - 2:15 PM
(repeated every Friday)

Muslim Friday prayers at Bond Chapel, every week. Prayer times are adjusted for daylight savings time. 

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09/23/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Bond Chapel, adjacent to Swift Hall
 
 
Tour the Polsky Exchange

Tour the Polsky Exchange

Fri Sep 23,
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

Tours offered at 1:00 & 3:00 PM

The Polsky Exchange is a 34,000-square foot co-working space and Incubator for startups at the University of Chicago. You’re invited to tour the co-working space, meeting rooms, classrooms, and Fab Lab, plus meet our staff and sign up to be a member. (Additional sessions offered on 9/22.)

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09/23/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
 
2pm
Welcoming Social for First-Generation and Low-Income Students

Welcoming Social for First-Generation and Low-Income Students

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Library Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

If you identify as first-generation or low-income (or even if you don’t!), this event will provide the opportunity to meet fellow first-years and upperclassmen while learning about related RSOs and other campus resources. Plus, enjoy some delicious desserts! Sponsored by the Center for College Student Success (CCSS), Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance (SDA), and Quest Scholars Network (QSN). 

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Library Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street
 
 
UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bookstore Building, 970 East 58th Street, Registration in Front Lobby

Join the Bookstore in its celebration of incoming students. There will be music, games, discounts, free food and drink, and a raffle with awesome prizes including free textbooks for the fall quarter. Bring your schedule and let us explain your textbook options and find your fall quarter books. Admission is free!

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bookstore Building, 970 East 58th Street, Registration in Front Lobby
 
 
Louder Than a Bomb Film and Talk

Louder Than a Bomb Film and Talk

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB), which tells the story of an annual youth poetry slam event in Chicago. This month-long poetry festival celebrates youth voice by providing a platform for young poets to share their stories. The movie follows the stories of several Chicagoland high school teams competing in Olympic-style poetry bouts. LTAB is sponsored by the nonprofit Young Chicago Authors (YCA), which offers year-round programming to promote literacy and creative expression among young people through writing and performance.

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street
 
 
Coed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Coed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Fri Sep 23, 2:00 PM

Midway Plaisance Fields

Come to the Midway on Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM for the second annual O-Week Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, hosted by the Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Clubs! The tournament is coed and everyone is welcome (including any upperclassmen already on campus). Games will be 5v5 to 9, capped at 40 minutes. If you don’t have a team of five, don’t worry—show up anyway and you’ll be placed on a team! Food and music will be available along with the chance to meet a lot of new people!

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09/23/2016 - 2:00pm
Midway Plaisance Fields
 
5pm
Hillel Shabbat Celebration

Hillel Shabbat Celebration

Fri Sep 23,
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

At the end of O-Week, take some time to relax! The evening will be ‘open house’ style so you can check out Shabbat on campus. Come for any part of the evening. Shabbat Shalom.

5:30 PM - Snacks and relax
6:00 PM - Services and social options
7:30 PM - Dinner
9:00 PM - Shabbat Dessert Reception 

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09/23/2016 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
6pm
Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat Dinner

Fri Sep 23,
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

You will love Shabbat at Chabad! Famous for the amazing food, Chabad is a home away from home, which means that students of any or no religious background are welcomed with open arms. No dress code.

6:00 PM - Schmooze, Cake, and Candles
6:30 PM - Vibrant Shabbat Prayers or O-Week conversation
7:15 PM - Shabbat Dinner

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09/23/2016 -
6:00pm to 7:15pm
Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue
 
Free Movie Screening: Starmen

Free Movie Screening: Starmen

Fri Sep 23, 6:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Doc Films presents a free screening of Starmen, a film chronicling the experiences of four of the world’s leading astronomers as they celebrate 50 years of friendship and exploration on a reunion road trip through the American Southwest. After the screening, join us for a discussion led by the director of Starmen, Alison Rose, along with members of UChicago faculty.

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09/23/2016 - 6:30pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street
 
8pm
 
Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Fri Sep 23,
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Join us for free pizza and a post-show discussion as Court Theatre kicks off its 62nd Season with the world premiere production of Man in the Ring, the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith. When Griffith’s arch-rival challenges his sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Tickets are $15 in advance, group tickets for 10 or more are $10 each.

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09/23/2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue
 
9pm
 
Reynolds Club O-Party!

Reynolds Club O-Party!

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 PM to 11:59 PM

Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Ave

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for a free taste of Chicago’s very own Portillo’s hot dogs, Giordano’s pizza, Garrett’s popcorn, and UChicago shakes. This year’s O-Party will begin with a exciting performance in Mandel Hall featuring Off Off Campus. The party will continue with a free arcade room featuring over 20 games, the opportunity to take part in listening to today’s hits with a live DJ, giveaways, and much, much more.

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09/23/2016 -
9:30pm to 11:59pm
Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Ave
 
 
Occam's Razor O-Week Show

Occam's Razor O-Week Show

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

The Revival 1160 East 55th Street

Join Occam’s Razor - the University of Chicago’s independent improv troupe—for a hilarious welcome to campus. Tickets will be sold for $1.

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09/23/2016 -
9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Revival 1160 East 55th Street