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Best Speakers And Lectures Coming To Chicago This Fall

August 6, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Sara Lugardo

The diverse culture and history in Chicago offers up a variety of different speakers and lectures each year. Learn about how to improve your relationships or business or just become more educated on topics otherwise unexplored. Whether you’re visiting or a current resident, there are some great events to attend this fall in the Windy City.

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The Secret to Healthy and Happy Relationships
Center of Light 
3617 W Belle Plaine Ave 
Chicago, IL 60618 
(312) 623-4418 
lightlectureseries.com

Date: October 1
Price: $8
Click here for all Chicago lectures offered in the Light Lecture Series.

Presenter Reverend Gabrielle Fisher is a priest, occupational therapist and certified yoga instructor. Fisher offers a lecture on the secrets of leading healthy and happy relationships. Even if you feel secure in your relationship, sitting in on this lecture may open your eyes to a deeper world of happiness with your partner. The Light Lecture Series is offering a variety of other seminars that have to do with more than just relationships.

2012 Simon M. Shubitz Lecture
The University of Chicago – Billings Hospital, Room P-117 
950 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637 
(773) 702-6566 
uchicago.edu

Date: October 1
Price: Free
Click here for other events in October.

Presenter Joe W. Gray, PhD, is a professor of biomedical engineering at the Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon. The lecture will be on the impact of advances in measurement science on cancer management. If you are looking to gain a better understanding on the ever-changing medical field, this is a great place to start. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the current advances in medical technology.

Financial Strategies for Your Business
Harold Washington Library Center 
Video Theater, Lower Level 
400 S State St 
Chicago, IL 60605 
(312) 747-4300 
chipublib.org

Date: August 21
Price: Free
Click here for all events hosted by Chicago Public Library.

Presenter Jessica Horn of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be giving a lecture about personal financing, traditional loans, microloans, angel investors, grants, loan proposals and lender evaluations on business loans. The lecture is meant to help start or expand small businesses and help business owners learn how to obtain business loans. This is a great event for small business owners. However, this is also good for potential investors, entrepreneurs and those looking to expand their knowledge about personal finances.

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Holy War Conference
University of Illinois at Chicago 
Lower Level SH Stevenson Hall 
701 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 996-6354 
uic.edu

Date: November 15 and 16
Price: Free
Click here for a list of upcoming events at UIC.

Conference presenters will speak about war and violence related to their relations to imperial, national and religious political forms. Panelists include William Morrow of Queen’s University, Reuven Firestone of the Jewish Institute of Religion, James Turner Johnson of Rutgers University, Janaki Bakhle of Columbia University, David Watt of Temple University, Mahinda Deegalle of Bath Spa University and the John Henry Barrows Professor of Islamic History and Literature, Michael Sells of UIC. This two-day event is definitely worth checking out.

Slavery and its Aftermath in the Atlantic World: An International Symposium
University of Illinois at Chicago 
Cardinal Room
701 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 996-6354 
uic.edu

Date: October 5
Price: Free
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A panel of speakers have been composed for UIC’s Thirtieth Anniversary programming. The symposium will be brought together to discuss the slave trade and its aftermath. Keynote speakers include author Lawrence Hill and Professor in History at the University of Texas, Toyin Falola. Attend this event to see how slave trade evolved and what effect it still has on Americans today.

Sara Lugardo is a Korean American who thrives in writing about Asian community news in Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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