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Saturday, July 13

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History in Chicago Newspapers @ East-West University

DePaul University professor Mike Conklin stops by East-West University for a lecture on "History in Chicago Newspapers." Conklin has served as a reporter and columnist at the Chicago Tribune and has contributed to the Encyclopeda of Chicago, Chicago Magazine and the Encyclopedia of American Journalism History. The talk is free at 7pm, with a reception at 6:30pm. Come to the fourth floor auditoriums at 816 S. Michigan Ave. to listen in. Call 312-939-0111 for more information.

Barack Obama @ Borders

You can't really knock Borders when they've got guests like this, can you? Take an hour in the middle of your day to see our state's senator, Barack Obama, as he reads from and signs his latest book, The Audacity of Hope. 12pm at 830 N. Michigan Ave. No charge to get in, but I'd come early because this is probably going to fill up fast. Call 312-573-0564 for more information.

Silent Running @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is running a series of science fiction films through December. This week's film is Silent Running, the 1971 film directed by SFX legend Douglas Trumbull. The film screens this evening at 6:00, and includes a lecture by SAIC professor Jim Trainor. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $4 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Robert Hass @ AIC

The former poet laureate reads from his work on this 51st anniversary of Poetry Day. Presented by the Poetry Foundation at 6 PM in Fullerton Hall. 111 S Michigan. Tickets are $10 to $15 and can be purchased by calling 312-787-7070.

Stanley Tigerman @ MCA

Architect Stanley Tigerman talks with Elizabeth Smith about "how good design can enhance life and preserve communities." In the MCA Theater at 6:30 PM. 220 E Chicago. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-397-4010 or visit the website.



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