A couple of weeks ago I took off to attend the Association for Psychological Science 2012 conference in Chicago. During that visit, I made sure to visit some of the local universities, some of which are definitely among the leading the in the world. University of Chicago, in the Hyde Park area south of Chicago’s downtown has a lovely campus with some interesting architecture and a few small museums.
There are organized campus tours you can take that would show you the highlights, but you can also pick up a map (interactive) and the campus guide and just venture around a bit on your own.
So, let’s take a walk…
Of everything in the campus, my main target was this…
The Booth business school where I had a chance to compare a bit of the atmosphere with ours and well as meet with some of the local faculty. The HKUST business school will finish construction in 2013, but as far as we have right not, their business school facilities far exceed ours. Top notch.
On campus, I also visited the Oriental Institute museum, which had an interesting exhibition of the "near east" which included a few relics from the area surrounding Israel. I’m still taken-aback every time I realize I can read Hebrew scrolls on display dating back over 2000 years.
If you want to see more, there’s also the Smart Museum of Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright house.