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2021

In what ways have the Chicago Bulls become a cultural force beyond basketball galloping around the world?

Author: Yichao (Charles) Zhou Program of Study: Molecular Engineering PhD   From the basketball team itself, to the face of the league, to the founder and promoter of sports brands, to the worldwide economic and cultural promoter, the Chicago Bulls are a cultural force that sweeps the world like a hurricane. How has this team achieved that?    ...
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2021

MCA: a Lighthouse on the Surging Sea of Social Change

Author: Jingwen Xu Program of Study: Molecular Engineering PhD Student How can the DNA of a city shape the development of contemporary art? How can modern art record and lead the way of those prominent social revolutions in the city and even the nation? In this podcast, we’ll try to find answers from the bold history of MCA Chicago....
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2021

Chicago Blues: From Immigration to Urban Development

Author: Haozhe Zhang Program of Study: Molecular Engineering PhD Chicago Blues is a typical music style originated from Great Migration and growing with city. The style of Chicago Blues is undividable from Chicago City and its history. Exploring Chicago Blues with me, and having a new insight about this unique music style.     Transcript (transcript was provided by...
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2021

Chemicals damaging Lake Michigan

Author: Zhe Cheng Program of Study: Chemistry PhD The environmental situation of Lake Michigan is getting worse in recent years. What is polluting Lake Michigan? What is the impact of the pollution? What can we do to save Lake Michigan from pollution?   Transcript (transcript was provided by student and is unedited) Welcome to the ELI’s Finding Chicago Global...
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2021

The Music of Chicago, a Migration Product

Author: Ricardo Almada Monter Program of Study: Chemistry PhD There is no doubt that what is usually called American Music has a great influence from many migrant groups that came from outside or even within the US. In this podcast we discuss about these influences in the music of Chicago.   Transcript: (transcript was provided by students and is...
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2021

Life of people with disabilities in Chicago: What makes them different?

Author: Jiae Myung Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MPP     Transcript (transcript was provided by student and is unedited) Welcome to the ELI’s Finding Chicago Global Perspectives Podcast Series for AEPP 2021. I’m your host, Jiae Myung, and I’m currently enrolled in the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. Today we will be...
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2021

The Environmental Impacts on the Reversal of the Chicago River

Author: Zijun Li Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP) View of Chicago River at Wolf Point on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. | Sun-Times staff photo In the 19th century, Chicago had to reverse the direction of Chicago River to protect the water quality of Lake Michigan. The reversal was recognized as a marvel of human engineering at...
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2021

A Source of Equality and Inequality: “Ban the Box” Law in Chicago

Author: Ryoya Hashimoto Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MSCAPP “Ban the Box” Law is a popular policy removing the check box asks applicants have a criminal record in the job application process. However, recent research has revealed that this law, which was intended to promote equality, has brought inequality. What happened? What are the impacts on...
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2021

Refugees In Chicago

Author: Haoming Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP) We are in the midst of the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen. At the end of 2020, more than 80 million people around the globe were displaced by war and oppression. Since Chicago is one of the main destinations for refugees in the United States, I...
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2021

Automation might widen the racial income gap in Chicago

Author: Aizhan Mukhyshbayeva Program of Study: Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)   Automation could hit black workers in Chicago harder than other groups and further widen the racial income gap. Transcript: (transcript was provided by student and is unedited) Welcome to the ELI’s Finding Chicago Global Perspectives Podcast Series for AEPP 2021. I’m your...
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