cntodd on Sep 26 2008
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Parking maps: http://maps.uchicago.edu/directions/parking/
Three buildings will be used for conference activities:
Goodspeed Hall, 5845 South Ellis Avenue, Fulton Recital Hall fourth floor, will be the location for conference sessions, as well as breakfast on Saturday, April 25. NOTE: Entrance on East side of building through the Classics Quad, or through the 4th floor of the Classics Building. [Select “Quadrangles” on interactive map]
Classics Building, 1010 E. 59th Street, Room 110, will be the location for registration and breakfast on Friday morning, April 24. All registered participants should come here between 8:00-9:00am in order to check in and pick up name tag, program, and other information. [Select “Quadrangles” on interactive map] Please note: morning registration is for pre-registered participants only; there is no on-site registration.
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street, will be the location for conference reception and dinner on Friday, April 24. [Select “East of Quadrangles” on interactive map]
Lunch is not included as part of registration and the conference. A variety of options are available in a 5-15 minutes walking radius of the main conference facilities. The following options are recommended:
Charles M. Harper Center, Booth School of Business, 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue. Cafeteria style, includes grill, made-to-order sandwiches, pizza, and salad bar. [Select “East of Quadrangles” on interactive map]
Hutchinson Commons, 1135 E. 57th Street. Food court style, includes Subway, Indian, Japanese, Chinese made-to-order stir-fry, and grill. [Select “Quadrangles” on interactive map]
Medici Restaurant, 1327 E 57th Street. Pizza, burgers, pasta, etc. [See website]
Noodles Etc., 1333 E. 57th Street. Pan-asian cuisine. [See website]
Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th Street. Anyone in town Thursday night, April 23, before the conference and looking for something to do is welcome to meet up for a pre-conference social hour. 8:00-11:00pm. The Woodlawn Tap also serves pub food (cash only). [Intersection of Woodlawn and 55th on map]
To and From the Airports
Omega Airport Shuttle – Provides transportation to and from O’Hare and Midway. The ride to O’Hare takes at least an hour. Call for the schedule or to arrange a pick-up or drop-off that is not on the regular schedule. $30 to O’Hare/$29 with student ID; $17 to Midway. [Web: www.omegashuttle.com; Phone: 773-734-6688]
Public Transportation to Midway – Take the #55 Garfield or the #X55 Garfield Express CTA bus directly to Midway. Monday–Friday: 4:40 a.m.–11:50 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday: 4:38 a.m.–midnight. Trip time is about 40–50 minutes.
Public Transportation to O’Hare – Take the #6 Jackson Park Express bus to Jackson Boulevard. Walk three blocks west to the Blue Line train station and continue on to the airport. Trip time is more than an hour.
By Taxi – Door-to-door taxi service from campus to O’Hare will run you more than $40. A ride to Midway will cost more than $20. Tip not included.
From downtown, take Lake Shore Drive south; exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.
From Indiana, take I-65 N or I-80 W to the Skyway (I-90/94 W). Drive westbound on the Skyway, exiting at Stony Island. Drive north on Stony Island and turn left on 60th Street.
From Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 94) Exit at Garfield Blvd. (55th St.) and drive east, following the signs for 55th Street through Washington Park. Once you cross over Cottage Grove Avenue, the campus is on your right.
From the Northern Suburbs take I-90/94 to I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.
Parking is available at the University parking garage located on the south side of 55th Street between Greenwood and Ellis Avenues. Free after 4pm and all day weekends.
Street parking is also available, but generally difficult to find after 7:30am on weekdays.
Of Interest Around Campus
If you have some extra time on your lunch break, or if you get here early or leave late, here are some things you may want to see around the University of Chicago:
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5757 South University Avenue. If you have the time, be sure to visit the Seminary bookstore, located in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary; one of the best academic bookstores on the planet. [Select “East of Quadrangles” on interactive map]
Rockefeller Chapel , 1156 East 59th Street. The Chapel is the tallest building on the University’s campus and has some of the largest stained glass windows in the world. It stands at 265-feet long, 102-feet high, and is capable of seating 1700 people. The Chapel is also covered with odd carvings, including Apostles, philosophers, phrases and mottos, past presidents of the United States, and the coats of arms of several universities, including Harvard’s and Princeton’s as well as Chicago’s [Select “East of Quadrangles” on the interactive map]
Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street. The Oriental Institute (OI) is a museum that specializes in the history of the Near and Middle East. Objects in the OI’s collection include a gigantic statue of King Tutankhamun, a 40-ton winged bull with a human head from Khorsabad (the capital of Sargon II), and an assortment of other objects from all over the Middle East, including Iran, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Israel and Turkey. Admission to the OI museum is free. Visit the OI website for museum hours. [Select “East of Quadrangles” on the interactive map]
Robie House, 5757 South Woodlawn Avenue. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House is an example of Prairie Style architecture, characterized by its multitude of horizontal lines and planes that are designed to mimic the flatness of midwestern land, and its geometric art glass windows. Robie House is one of the most historically important buildings in American architecture because of its innovation. Though Robie House is currently undergoing a thorough, 10-year restoration, it is still open to visitors on a daily basis. [Select “East of Quadrangles” on the interactive map]
Smart Museum, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue. The Smart Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, spanning five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations. For hours, exhibits, and info visit the Smart website. [Select “North Campus” on interactive map]