AlumniU Winter 2017 Programming

AlumniU - UChicago's new online learning platform exclusively for alumni - is excited to announce our Winter 2017 content.

Cost: Free

The Alumni Association is pleased to announce Winter 2017 programming for AlumniU. Come join us as we continue to engage the life of the mind through online courses, seminars, book clubs, career colloquiums, and more. Log on to AlumniU using your CnetID to view past content and to reconnect with faculty and other alumni.


Winter 2017 Programs

Online Course

• Comparative Fairy Tales

Beginning on January 16, join Kim Kenny, Senior Lecturer in Norwegian, and other alumni for a six-week online course, in which students will journey through the weird and perilous worlds of frog princes and bear kings, one-eyed trolls and golden geese, filicidal parents, hapless children, and their magical guides. Alumni can participate by watching a short video from Dr. Kenny, joining in an online discussion about the readings, and connecting by computer or phone for a live seminar with Dr. Kenny and other alumni. Fairy tales, you might find, are not mere flights of fancy.

Online Seminar

• Connecting the Curious: America's Founding Revisited

Beginning on February 16, join us for a three-week seminar with George Van Cleve, AB’73, Research Professor in Law and History at Seattle University School of Law, as he discusses his forthcoming book with the University of Chicago Press, We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution. We will work to understand why America's first continental government effectively collapsed only four years after victory in the Revolutionary War. Along the way we will examine past responses to postwar stresses, including severe recession, exploding Western settlement, bloody conflicts with Native Americans, tax resistance, and an armed rebellion, asking how governments met--or failed to meet--these challenges.


Event Contact
Brian Wilson

Staff Liaison


Faculty Book Discussion with Nicholas Epley

Chicago Booth Professor Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, will discuss his book: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want.

Cost: 35.00
Registration Required:

Professor Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

• Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead?
• Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us?
• Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not?
• And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do?
Event Contact
Jennifer Tobin
Staff Liaison
Jennifer Tobin

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