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Splash! Chicago - Winter Cascade Registration Open

January 15, 2013 12:07 AM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

Registration is open for Winter Cascade 2013 which runs from January 29 - February 26.  Topics for this session include:


Color Theory and the Language of Art

Synthetic Biology:Hacking the Genome

The History of Rock

The Ethical Life

Make No Small Plans: How Chicago Came to Be

Reading Between the Lines: Introduction to Music Analysis

Staring Into Infinity

Psychology: A Brief Introduction to How Your Mind Works

City Government: Discover the Power of You

Is your brain lying to you? The truth behind visual perception

The Philosophy of Death: Why is death badundefinedor is it?

How to Lead: A Crash Course In Leadership

When Movies Get it Wrong

Basic Beginner Jazz Dance



Splash! Chicago is a student organization at the University of Chicago that runs free after-school and weekend programs for high school students. Their goal is to introduce students from different walks of life to topics that aren’t approached in the traditional classroom– anything from pirate history and culture to tap dancing and religious cults– in a fun, collaborative setting. Our programs are open to all high school students: there’s no application and there’s no charge.

We host two programs on the University of Chicago campus: Splash! runs annually on a Saturday in October and is attended by several hundred high school students; Cascade runs Tuesday evenings, fall and winter, and is attended by about one hundred students. Students have the opportunity to explore several different subjects at Splash!, while Cascade offers an opportunity to explore one or two subjects more in-depth!

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