The carillon is played live in recital for a half hour twice each weekday, heard throughout the campus and also broadcast into the Chapel. Climbing the tower: Tower tours take place throughout the academic year, weekdays at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm (through Friday August 28, and starting again Monday September 28 for the autumn quarter), and Sundays at 12:15 pm. Meet at the front desk to climb the 271 steps of the tower. Free. Learn More.
The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Presented by St. John Simpson, Assistant Keeper, The British Museum. How was it made? What was it used for? Why does it look like that now? How do we know? These sorts of questions are common in archaeology and museums alike but, in order to answer them, we have to keep thinking of new techniques. This lecture looks at how new research at the British Museum has thrown new light on evidence for polychromy, manufacturing techniques, and the function of different objects from ancient Mesopotamia, Iran and Afghanistan. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
International House welcomes Michael Vickers, former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence within the United States Department of Defense, to speak about the challenges facing the modern Middle East, including global jihad, sectarian conflict, and state collapse. His lecture will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Robert Pape, director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. This event is free and open to the public. Learn More. Map.