Exhibition Documents History of LGBTQ Life at UChicago

Students protest the inequality of domestic partnerships at Weddstock, 1992. Courtesy of University of Chicago Photographic Archive
A new exhibition at the Special Collections Research Center, “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles,” draws on archival material from the University of Chicago Library to raise greater awareness of the University’s LGBTQ past. The exhibition is part of a long-term research project into LGBTQ history at the University sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. In addition to the exhibition, the project includes undergraduate courses, a speaker series and extensive archival research as well as the collection of new materials.

Game Changer Chicago Awarded $1 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant

 Patrick Jagoda with Game Changer Chicago participants
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $1 million over two years to the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab (GCC Design Lab), co-directed by associate professor of English Patrick Jagoda, to advance its work developing game-based learning experiences that promote sexual and reproductive health, academic success, civic engagement, and overall well-being among urban youth.

Exhibition Shows How Christians, Muslims, Jews Created Vibrant Society in Medieval Cairo

Photo credit: Anna Ressman
A new exhibition at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute Museum will offer a glimpse into everyday life in a lively, multicultural city in ancient Egypt. “A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo” features many objects that have never been displayed in the museum before and shows how people of different faiths interacted to create a vibrant society. The exhibition is on view from Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Sept. 13.

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