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Located 30 minutes southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life provide its educational identity and mission focus.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:30pm
Dennis Cremin, Professor of History at Lewis University, will make a presentation on the collaboration between these two architects and city planners. He will also profile the "We Built this City" exhibit at the Joliet Area Historical Museum [MORE]
Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:00pm
Geographical Memory: The 25th Anniversary of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Historic Corridor
From a historical perspective, the creation of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor represents historical revisionism that placed geography and the history of waterborne transportation at the center of local consciousness. The NHC concept has become a national trend that recovers a sense of place in the local and national context. [MORE]
Monday, October 5, 2009 7:00pm
Emmy Award-winning documentarian and WTTW producer Geoffrey Baer will present a lecture on how the1893 World Columbian Exposition, for which Daniel Burnham served as Director of Works, left its mark on the shape of the current city and on visions of urban culture. [MORE]
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:30pm
Professors Mark Schultz (History), Christopher Wielgos (English) and Joseph Kozminski (Physics) will review how late 19th century intellectuals thought about the World Columbian Exposition. [MORE]
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:30pm
Lewis UniversityProfessors Eileen McMahon (History), Tennille Allen (Sociology), and James Burke (Theology) will consider how the World Exposition of 1893, of which Daniel Burnham served director of works, was an important early moment in the exploration of human diversity.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:00pm
Lewis UniversityKurt Schackmuth, Associate Vice President for Mission, talks about the life of the Catholic philanthropist who donated the land and provided start-up funding for the technical school that became Lewis University.