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With Chicago as one of the candidate cities for the 2016 Olympics everyone is asking "Why Chicago?" We took this question to the University of Chicago community and here's what they had to say.



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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy at the University of Chicago, talks about how the Chicago fire gave Chicagoans an opportunity to make Chicago into the beautiful city it is today.
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Michael Labarbera, Professor of Organismal Biology & Anatomy and Geophysical Science at the University of Chicago, talks about the many pockets of biodiversity that litter Chicago's southside.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. John Boyer, Dean of the College of the University of Chicago, takes a bike ride around the Midway and talks about what makes Chicago a great city.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Rocky Kolb, Professor and Chair of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Department at the University of Chicago, talks about a historic experiment conducted in 1942 on the campus of the University of Chicago.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Walter Kaegi, Professor of History at the University of Chicago, talks about what he loves about the neighborhood of Hyde Park, one of the many great neighborhoods in Chicago.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Richard Stern, Professor Emeritus of English Language & Literature at the University of Chicago, reminisces about the many people he has met in Chicago and on the diversity of the city.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Timuel Black, Oral Historian of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, talks about his experience of Chicago and why he keeps coming back.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Kim Ransom, Director of the Collegiate Scholars Program at the University of Chicago, reflects on her experience in Grant Park at President-Elect Obama's rally. She thinks that the 2016 Olympics would go over just as smoothly.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Dr. Mark Siegler, Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Hospital, talks about how he came to love Chicago through loving the University of Chicago.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Theaster Gates, Coordinator of Arts Programming at the University of Chicago and a Southside Artist, talks about the generosity of Chicago. This video was shot in Theaster's studio where he is preparing for an upcoming exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, talks about how Lake Michigan opens the city of Chicago up to the rest of the world.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, Chief of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital, talks about the friendliness and beauty that attracted him to Chicago.
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Nov 26, 2008 The University of Chicago
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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu. Janet Rowley, Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago, takes us on a brief tour of her garden which uses stones from torn down Southside buildings as edging materials. She also talks about her connection with the city, particularly the fine arts and museums.