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Winter 2020


Scale Series Poster

The Scale of Problems...and Solutions

Monday, March 2, 2020
DePaul University
Student Center, Room 120
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Big and Little Challenges, Games, and Gallery (Interactive Exhibit)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Lectures 

Featuring: 

Jaclyn Jensen
2018-2020 DHC Fellow - Associate Professor, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul

Ben Almassi
2019-2020 DHC Visiting Fellow - Associate Professor of Philosophy, Governors State University

Rodney E. Brown
Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants 

Problems can often seem so large and overwhelming that we don’t even know how to begin to think about solving them. But it’s possible that some big problems could be addressed by small innovations—both in the ways we conceptualize the world and in how we implement changes. From discussions of bullying in the work-place to the challenges of traffic congestion, from how to address the global environmental crisis to the meaning of life itself, the DHC welcomes guests who have thought about the challenges of the big and the small—and have some thoughts on how we might move forward. 

Arrive early to interact with a laser, learn about chaos theory, play strangely scaled games, and solve big and small problems in our hands-on gallery. 

Free (large and small) tarot card readings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.! Try your hand at the giant Rubik’s Cube and miniature video games! Construct a dream "tiny house" with the world’s smallest set of Lincoln Logs!
Wage a battle of wits across a 4-foot chess board and plan Giant Jenga!