College of Arts & Sciences Events for Fall 2018

Dean Bonnie Gunzenhauser cordially invites all members of the Roosevelt University community to attend the following events sponsored by the college during the fall, 2018 semester. Please contact Juli Rowen with any questions at jrowen@roosevelt.edu or at (312) 322-7142.

Register for next week’s American Dream Reconsidered Conference: www.roosevelt.edu/americandream.

Computer Science Department Meet and Greet
The Computer Science Department is hosting a meet and greet for all computer science students and interested students on Monday, September 10 from 3-4 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 320. Meet fellow students and faculty members and enjoy conversation and refreshments. For more information, contact Professor Meng Yu at myu04@roosevelt.edu.

Honors Program Welcome and Induction
Please join the Honors Program for the kick-off the new academic year at the Fall Welcome and Induction Ceremony on Monday, September 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 244. Learn about updates for the upcoming year; hear from featured speakers; and welcome back returning Honors students, and formally induct new Honors students to the program. For more information, contact Professor Marjorie Jolles at mjolles@roosevelt.edu.

4th Annual Actuarial Career and Networking Fair
The Actuarial Science Program and the Office of Career Development are sponsoring a career fair for students and alumni in the actuarial science field on Thursday, September 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Murray-Green Library, 10th floor of the Auditorium Building. The event includes a keynote speech by an industry professional and the opportunity for students and alumni to speak with employers. Interested students should bring their resumes and dress for success. For more information, contact Professor Wanwan Huang at whuang05@roosevelt.edu or the Office of Career Development at career@roosevelt.edu.

History Graduate Student Welcome Party
The History Program is hosting a welcome party for new and prospective MA History students on Thursday, September 20 from 4:45-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 834. Meet fellow students and faculty and enjoy pizza, beverages, and good cheer. For more information, contact Prof. Margaret Rung at mrung@roosevelt.edu.

Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Social
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is hosting its annual fall social on Monday, September 24 from 5-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, in the in the Gender Justice Space, Auditorium Building, room 680. Open to all members of the Roosevelt community. For more information, contact Professor Sandra Frink at sfrink@roosevelt.edu.

Actuarial Science Interest Session
The Actuarial Science Program is hosting a session for students interested in how to make an entry into one’s first actuarial role on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 306. A representative from Ezra Penland will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Professor Wanwan Huang at whuang05@roosevelt.edu

Special Education Advocacy Training
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is hosting a training session for individuals interested in becoming advocates for students with disabilities on Friday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus. Upon completion of the training and a background check, Roosevelt students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to serve as surrogate educational advocates. For more information or to register, contact Professor Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu.

Grand Re-opening of the Gage Gallery
Steve Schapiro: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets —
A Companion Exhibition with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Celebrate the re-opening of the Roosevelt University Gage Gallery in its new location – 425 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago (the former Roosevelt bookstore) – with an opening reception on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7 p.m. This exhibition will showcase a collection of enlarged proof sheets from Steve Schapiro’s work during the civil rights era of the 1960s. During this decade, called the “golden age in photojournalism,” Schapiro produced photo-essays on subjects as varied as narcotics addiction, Easter in Harlem, Haight-Ashbury, political protest, the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy, and more. An activist as well as documentarian, Schapiro covered many stories related to the Civil Rights movement. Called by Life Magazine to Memphis after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Schapiro produced some of the most iconic images of that tragic event. The show, which is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, ends December 22, 2018. For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu/gagegallery. A companion exhibition, Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro, will be on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie from October 7, 2018-June 23, 2019. The exhibition features iconic as well as never-before-seen photos of the Civil Rights Movement and cultural and political change-agents of recent history. (www.ilholocaustmuseum.org).

Scholar Activist Training Workshop
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is hosting the Hopmayer Scholar Activist Workshop on Monday, October 29 from 2-5 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 426. Roosevelt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the three-hour training. Participants will learn about Abolitionist Activism from a scholar activist perspective. Sangeetha Ranvandavich, associate director of the Arab American Cultural Center, University of Illinois-Chicago, will address theories and practices of scholar activism, anchored in the context of current Abolitionist organizing and activism. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their students. For more information or to register, contact Professor Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu.

Montesquieu Forum Lecture – Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott
The Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life is hosting a lecture with Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University, Maryland, and visiting Professor of Government this semester at Harvard University, on Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 720. Professor Schaub will discuss Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott.  Free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Stuart Warner at swarner@roosevelt.edu.

Getting Paid to Create Change – Career and Graduate School Pathways
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is hosting a workshop focusing on career and graduate school pathways for students who want to affect change. The workshop is on  Monday, November 5 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 426. Open to all students interested in developing pathways toward meaningful careers and/or graduate school. For more information, contact Professor Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu.

25th Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture – The Roosevelts and the Holocaust
The Center for New Deal Studies is hosting the 25th Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture – The Roosevelts and the Holocaust – on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 7th floor Ganz Hall. Dr. Daniel Greene, professor at Northwestern University and curator of Americans and the Holocaust, an exhibition that opened in April, 2018 at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, will discuss The Roosevelts and the Holocaust. The lecture is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required. Please RSVP at FDRLecture@roosevelt.edu or (312) 341-3838. For more information, contact Professor Margaret Rung at mrung@roosevelt.edu.

Montesquieu Forum Lecture  – Wooden Walls: Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis in Herodotus’s History
The Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life is hosting a lecture with Charlotte Thomas, Professor of Philosophy at Mercer University, on Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 720. Professor Thomas will discuss “Wooden Walls: Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis in Herodotus’s History.  Free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Stuart Warner at swarner@roosevelt.edu.

9th Annual Math x-Position
The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science and Economics and the Math Club are sponsoring the 9th Annual Math x-Position on Friday, November 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, in the Wabash Building, room 418. All members of the Roosevelt community are invited to attend the poster sessions, career panel, keynote address, and competitions that celebrate the work of our mathematics students.  The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community, but an RSVP is requested by November 26 for lunch: http://mathxposition.eventbrite.com​ . For more information, contact Professor Steve Cohen at scohen@roosevelt.edu.

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