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Frank Lloyd Wright

Did ya know: we have one of his world famous houses on our campus?

ChoMUN

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Delegates from colleges around the country come to compete at ChoMUN, run by the University of Chicago’s Model United Nations team. Posing in front of the Bean this past weekend: the delegates, staffers, and executives from the Joint Crisis Committee Ching Shih’s Red Fleet and the Court of the Jiaqing!

(Photograph by Dhrooti Vyas '14)

Snails Live in a Magical World

This set of pictures has been making the rounds on Facebook. In case you haven’t seen it yet and/or are somewhat interested in the glorious life of terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs, click here.

laurynsworld:

Get To Know Me || [5/5] favorite movies || Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) ||

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

#Chicago #GreatMovie

breathtakingdestinations:

Chicago - Illinois - USA (von B R A N D)

#Chicago #Breathtaking

breathtakingdestinations:

Chicago - Illinois - USA (von B R A N D)

#Chicago #Breathtaking

uchicagopolitics:

IOP Spring Fellows David Muir, Ana Marie Cox, Bob Inglis, Roger Simon and Michael Steele talk about why they think students need to be involved in public service. 

#UChicago #IOP

whereisyourredscaaahf:

$1 milkshake day!!!

#UChicago #MilkshakeWednesday

whereisyourredscaaahf:

$1 milkshake day!!!

#UChicago #MilkshakeWednesday

calumet412:

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.
Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

calumet412:

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

uchicagomag:

Put a ringtone on it

Spektral Quartet, a Chicago string ensemble, is ready to rock your smartphone.

—> Read the story

#Chicago #music #smartphones

Music-Making Fire

Check out the Pyro Board (we recommend skipping to 1:27.) How does it work, exactly? “Sound waves are transmitted through a flammable gas creating alternating high and low pressure zones. This creates the flame pattern.” The fusion of science and music? Pretty cool, if you ask us!

Matthew Gentzkow Awarded John Bates Clark Medal

Total number of University-affiliated Nobel laureates: 89.

Total number of University-affiliated American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal winners: 18 (including current faculty members Gary Becker, James Heckman, Kevin Murphy and Steven Levitt.)

What exactly is the Clark? Well, it’s “about as hard to win as a Nobel Prize but, unlike the Nobel, is given only to economists under age 40.”

This year it went to Matthew Gentzkow, a member of the faculty at the Booth School of Business, who has conducted research on topics such as preschoolers watching TV, voting poll attendance, and the advent of online newspapers.

Read more here.

Spotted on Campus: A Gaggle of Googly Eyes

Courtesy of our Overheard at UChicago Facebook group. Enjoy!

Seminary Co-op Bookstore Cafe: Plein Air

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This. Place. Is. Delicious.

Plein Air opened three weeks ago and it’s a prime spot for students to split a Midwestern Cranberry Spelt-Scone while ruminating on Hegel’s world spirit, making guesses as to the Summer Breeze performers, or coming up with adventurous weekend plans.

Highlights include: house made chai, cool tunes, mascarpone stuffed brioche French toast, and lots of natural light!

Check out their full menu here.

lovetodreamandhope:

#chicago #lakemichigan #day2 #100happydays

1.) With an average of 60 degrees, this past weekend’s weather made us Chicagoans very happy!
2.) Have y’all heard of the 100 Happy Days project?

lovetodreamandhope:

#chicago #lakemichigan #day2 #100happydays

1.) With an average of 60 degrees, this past weekend’s weather made us Chicagoans very happy!

2.) Have y’all heard of the 100 Happy Days project?

wendyscity:

Chicago From the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel by Chris Smith/Out of Chicago on Flickr.

#Chicago #Woah!