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Introducing Invasive Species

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Invasive species often cause imbalances in existing ecosystems, leading to harmful changes in the environment they come to inhabit. As a result, the arrival of these species is often met with panic and violence against the animals and plants themselves, despite the fact that their journey to new territories is largely enabled by human-made channels. […]

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Introducing Invasive Species

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Invasive species often cause imbalances in existing ecosystems, leading to harmful changes in the environment they come to inhabit. As a result, the arrival of these species is often met with panic and violence against the animals and plants themselves, despite the fact that their journey to new territories is largely enabled by human-made channels. […]

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Sutton Foster on How Crafting Saved her Life

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Sutton Foster is a star when it comes to our favorite pandemic pastimes: crafting, television, and showtunes. In addition to her leading roles in hits like Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and the TV show Younger, Foster is a crafter of the highest caliber, specializing in everything from cross stitch to collage. In her new book […]

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Chris Hedges on America’s Prison System

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has taught college courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history within New Jersey’s prison system. In his latest book Our Class, Hedges reflects on his experience teaching a course at East Jersey State Prison, where his students began writing a now-published play about the human toll […]

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Amitav Ghosh: The Nutmeg’s Curse Parables for a Climate in Crisis

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

What does nutmeg have to do with climate change? Quite a lot, says award-winning author Amitav Ghosh in his latest book The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Climate in Crisis, a successor to his critically acclaimed The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. Ghosh argues that the now-ubiquitous spice exemplifies the conquest, colonialism, and […]

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American Framing

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

In 1832, Chicago was the site of an innovation that would revolutionize architecture and democratize housing. Timber framing—also known as “Chicago construction”—used softwood to create frames that were simple and inexpensive to construct, meeting the needs of a growing population and economic boom. This quintessentially American architectural method is the subject of the new book […]

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Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o'neal, and composer Ayana Contreras; CHF presents a new film meditating on what’s to come for our city. Repurposing archival footage from […]

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Debbie Millman: Why Design Matters

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Debbie Millman hosts the popular and award-winning podcast Design Matters, where she talks to writers, artists, curators, musicians, and of course—designers, about why their creative disciplines are so important. Her latest book Why Design Matters, features some of her favorite interviews with visionaries like cartoonist Alison Bechdel, artist Amy Sherald, writer Malcom Gladwell, journalist Anand […]

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Eli Saslow: Voices from the Pandemic

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

First responder, doctor, patient, grocery store owner, restaurateur, teacher, retail worker—these are the voices from the pandemic. When the global Covid-19 outbreak started, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing the American people about their experiences of fear, overwhelm, courage, and ultimately resilience during this crisis. Join Saslow and Pulitzer-winning columnist Mary Schmich at CHF […]

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