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December 2016

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1 Dec 2016 - 8:29am
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The Law School encourages students to consider careers in law teaching and provides a range of resources and services designed for the individual interested in the academic marketplace. The Faculty Committee on Law Teaching invites all interested students for an information session on careers in law teaching.

Students are expected to review the on-line law teaching information in advance of the program.

 

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2 Dec 2016 - 9:31pm
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Join us for pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, and orange juice in the Green Lounge for our quarterly pancake dinner. Faculty members and administrators will serve. This is a great chance to hang out and relax between study sessions.

2 Dec 2016 - 9:36pm
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Venture out to the Law School parking lot and treat yourself to a free tamale or two for a study break. Look for the Office of the Dean of Students staff at the VCA desk to pick up a coupon. Don’t forget to bring a jacket as lines can take a few minutes.

2 Dec 2016 - 9:38pm
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Come and get your sugar fix with an assortment of cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes. Vegan and gluten free cupcakes will be available.

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5 Dec 2016 - 4:07pm
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This event is free and open to the public. An informal discussion with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will follow.

Our panelists will include:

  • John Boyer, Dean, University of Chicago College, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History
  • Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor, Departments of American Studies and Religious Studies and the Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University
  • Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School
  • Moderator: Gina Miranda Samuels, Associate Professor, SSA

In 1915, The American Association of University Professors advanced a declaration of principles that laid the foundation for much of today’s legal and tacit understanding of academic freedom and tenure within institutions of higher education. For the contemporary university, however, debates persist around the very meaning and boundaries of practicing academic freedom in the context of growing diversity on campus and attunement to campus climates that are inclusive of not only a diverse set of ideas, but a demographically diverse student, staff, and faculty body. This year, University of Chicago Dean of Students in the College Jay Ellison issued a welcome statement to first-year students reaffirming our University’s longstanding institutional commitment to academic freedom, and as such, our institutional rejection of silencing or avoiding uncomfortable or disagreeable ideas or perspectives. This statement was met with vigorous national and local response both affirming and contesting these views and the University of Chicago itself as an exemplar of these ideals in higher education.

This panel is on the topic of academic freedom and will examine institutional administrative level practices and tensions around the idea of academic freedom in the context of the explicit goals of preserving and fostering cardinal institutional values of diversity and inclusion. Panelists representing varying perspectives, both within and outside the University of Chicago, will explore the concept of academic freedom, its legal and historical foundations, possible distinctions between professional schools and disciplines, and the unique ways in which this is interpreted, practiced, and protected in light of institutional values on diversity and inclusion at the University of Chicago. Panelists will present their views briefly and then respond to a set of shared questions posed by the moderator. For the remainder of the evening, attendees and panelists will transition to an informal reception designed to promote dialogue.

Register by December 29

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6 Dec 2016 - 1:30pm
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On Tuesday, October 22, from 1:00 – 4:00pm, the Library is hosting the third annual D’Angelo Law Library Fest. Come win prizes and enjoy treats while finding out all that the D’Angelo Law Library can do for you! We’ll have four stations on the second and third floors with different edible goodies for you to enjoy. Each station will fill you in on an aspect of the resources available to you in the D’Angelo Law Library: fun facts about the Library, getting to know the Library staff, hidden details about Chicago, and great ways to relax and get away from the books.

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7 Dec 2016 - 2:28pm
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The literature on the evolution of influenza—and current economic estimates of the value of vaccination—assume that getting a flu shot does not affect drift and variation in the illness. But that is not theoretically sound; Vaccination as much as natural immunity acquired through infection should affect flu evolution.

In this talk, Anup Malani, the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine, will present work simulates the impact of vaccination on the evolution of flu, and calculates the externalities arising from vaccination.

Register

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