University Of Chicago Hotel
The Ramada Inn Lakeshore is a University of Chicago Hotel. We are also the closest hotel to the University of Chicago Campus. Our hotel is just 5 minutes from the center of the campus. We provide a complimentary scheduled shuttle over to the university throughout the day. In 2008 over 10,000 friends and family of the University of Chicago stayed with us and had a great experience enjoying the convenience of our hotel. We have listed below content from the universities web site to keep you informed about the university and all that it has to offer. Whether you coming to visit the University of Chicago Hospital, the University itself or even a sporting event the Ramada can make your stay more enjoyable as an approved University of Chicago Hotel.
Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. We have also made an indelible mark on the world at large.
Changing The World
The University’s faculty and students are pioneers, discoverers, teachers, scholars, and change agents. They ask tough questions, engage the world around us, and pursue knowledge with rigor because we believe in the transformative power of ideas.
The undergraduate program is known for its emphasis on critical thinking and broad interdisciplinary exposure to the full range of intellectual discovery. The College classrooms have a reputation for being hotbeds of exhilarating discourse. Discussions that start in the classroom often move to the dormitory hall, to the lunch table, and into the community. A Chicago education is a life-changing experience.
Creating New Disciplines
As the nation’s celebrated teacher of teachers, the University places particular emphasis at the graduate level on the training of students for careers in academia and research. Committed to scholarship of the highest order, our faculty has made major contributions to existing bodies of knowledge and to the creation of new fields of study. Chicago scholars seek to break down artificial disciplinary barriers and frequently explore research and coursework outside their selected fields. They have long thrived in an atmosphere of free and open inquiry, which has led to classic studies of literary criticism and urban sociology, the development of ecology, and the study of religions as an academic field.
Leading in Law & Economics
Their legal scholars have pioneered the analysis of legal issues from an economic point of view; and more than any other university in the world, has made its mark in the reshaping of modern economics.
Leading in the Sciences
It was in Chicago that REM sleep was discovered and carbon 14 dating was developed. Their scientists laid the mathematical foundations of genetic evolution; executed the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; conceived the study of black holes; and performed the nation’s first living-donor liver transplant. Researchers here have also expanded our understanding of dinosaur evolution; reconstructed the evolution of the early universe in astonishing detail; proved that chromosomal defects can lead to cancer; and pioneered scientific archaeology of the ancient Near East.
Winning Awards & Accolades
Eighty-one recipients of the Nobel Prize have been students, researchers, or faculty of the University of Chicago. Since 1979, 12 of Chicago’s faculty have been honored with the prize—three in physics, eight in economics, and one in literature. Their creative writers and scholars have recently won the Pulitzer prize, the National Medal of Science, the Grammy award, and the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, among other major awards. Even undergraduates have the opportunity to study with a Nobel laureate here.
Changing the Face of Education
Their impact on American higher education is legendary. It was there that the four-quarter system was developed and adult extension courses in the liberal arts were first conceived. They forever changed business education with the first executive MBA program, in 1943. The coherent program of general education for undergraduates has been copied all over the nation, and college curricula throughout the country reflect our conception of the liberal arts undergraduate education.
At University of Chicago, campus and community are interconnected in partnerships that serve both to support the community and train future policymakers, social workers, artists, and social and political leaders. The University of Chicago Charter School, run by the Center for Urban School Improvement, serves Chicago public school students with four campuses for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The Mandel Legal Aid Clinic teaches Law School students advocacy skills, professional ethics, and the effect of legal institutions on the poor, while assisting indigent clients. While the University of Chicago contributes specifically to the metropolis, the city in turn serves as a living laboratory for addressing social issues on a national and global scale.