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Upcoming Winter Quarter Events

Do your plans for your glorious future include the possibility of getting a PhD or an MFA? Do you want to meet young writers and thinkers and get candid answers to pressing questions? Do you want to know what grad school is really like? Seven of the English department's kind and brilliant PhD students and candidates will be on hand to answer your questions.

Mark these dates on your calendars, and as always, drop me a line if you have any questions!

Your friendly neighborhood PRISM preceptor,
Bill Hutchison

Q&A Panel: So You Want a PhD!

Friday, February 16, 2:30-3:30 PM, Rosenwald 405

Q&A Panel: So You Want an MFA!

Friday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM, Midway 108

The English Department, in partnership with the Economics Department, Presents: The Pursuit of Happyness!

Will Smith stars in this uplifting story based on the life of stockbroker Chris Gardner. Abandoned by his girlfriend and evicted from his home, Chris enrolls in a highly competitive stockbroker training program in order to provide for his five-year-old son. Professor Elaine Hadley and Ken Warren of the English Department and Professor Allen Sanderson of the Economics Department will be leading a brief discussion after the screening. Pizza will be provided. Join us for the Pursuit of Happyness on February 20 in Rosenwald 011 at 6PM!

Cluster Statement Q&A

Are you a third year English major seeking more information about designing or submitting your cluster statement? Adrienne Brown, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Angeline Dimambro, the Student Affairs Assistant, will be hosting an information session to answer all your questions on February 27 at 5 PM in Rosenwald 405!

Past Autumn Quarter Events

The English Department Presents: A Special Halloween Screening of Candyman! A Chicago graduate student researching the possible connection between urban legends and recent murders discovers more than she could have ever imagined when she is confronted by the tragic, vengeful spirit of a slain artist. Professor Adrienne Brown will lead a brief, informal discussion after the movie and there will be free snacks and plenty of candy (of course). Join us for the screening on October 31 in Rosenwald 011 at 6PM!

The English Department, in partnership with Professor Deborah Nelson's Nuclear Age course, presents a screening of the Kubrick classic, Dr. Strangelove! Professor Nelson will open the event with a few brief remarks and there will be free snacks and drinks. Join us for the screening on October 20th from 3.00-5.00 in Rosenwald 011!

Jumpstart Information Session: Jumpstart, a partner organization of UChicago's Neighborhood Schools Program, is a national organization that trains college students to implement a literacy curriculum to preschool students. Students are also able to work additional hours providing classroom assistance to teachers. Positions are either paid or volunteer, and are work-study eligible. SSA alum and Jumpstart Coordinator Casey Barr will host an information session for any and all interested students on Tuesday, November 7 at 5pm in Rosenwald 405.

Check out the Departmental Calendar for a full list of upcoming events.


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