The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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UIC provides the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence. It's mission is:

  • To create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.
  • To provide a wide range of students with the educational opportunity only a leading research university can offer.
  • To address the challenges and opportunities facing not only Chicago but all Great Cities of the 21st century, as expressed by our Great Cities Commitment.
  • To foster scholarship and practices that reflect and respond to the increasing diversity of the U.S. in a rapidly globalizing world.
  • To train professionals in a wide range of public service disciplines, serving Illinois as the principal educator of health science professionals and as a major healthcare provider to underserved communities.

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Centennial Activities

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ben van Berkel Lecture

University of Illinois at Chicago

Ben van Berkel, the lead architect from UNStudio (Amsterdam) will be lecturing on his work. He is the architect of one of the two Burnham Pavilions appearing in Millennium Park this summer. This lecture is part of the Spring 2009 lecture series with the School of Architecture. [MORE]

Monday, September 21, 2009 7:00pm to Wednesday, September 23, 2009 noon

Daniel Burnham Sustainability Conference

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

The public is invited to attend this conference commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Burnham Plan, which envisioned the creation of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as the first system of its kind in the nation, now the largest urban conservation preserve in the country. The purpose of this conference is to share ideas and formulate strategies that enable Cook County to host the most sustainable forest preserve system in the nation. [MORE]

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:00pm

Yours, Mine, Ours, or Theirs? Accessing and Controlling Oil and Water

Are oil and water resources to be stewarded and shared or commodities to be bought and sold? Does any person, country, or community own oil and water resources? How do the concepts of ownership and stewardship affect access to oil and water? What questions are raised by the privatization of resources?

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