Category Archives: history

“The Humanities as the Foundation of Science”: RU Lecture by Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker this Thursday, Nov 13

Roosevelt University’s Montesquieu Forum will present a lecture by New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik on “The Humanities as the Foundation of the Sciences” at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Auditorium Building’s seventh-floor Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., … Continue reading

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Guided Tour of Chicago Portage National Historic Site on Sat 10/4

The “Friends of the Chicago Portage” would like to announce their next public walking tour of the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Saturday October 4th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Please join veteran tour guide Jeff Carter who will explore the … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014. Please join Friends Founder … Continue reading

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The Newberry Library Marks 100 Years of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” on March 12

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The Newberry Library Marks 100 Years of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” on March 12

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Mapping the Expansion of Chicago

This is a cool story from WBEZ public radio’s Curious City desk on the development and growth of Chicago from its founding to the present day. Also included is a really neat visual: an animated map of the city’s growth … Continue reading

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