Campus trees branch out online
Although located in an urban area, the University of Chicago’s 217-acre park-like campus has more than 3,500 trees representing more than 50 species, many which are native to our region. Managing the trees on campus requires an ever-evolving inventory of the collection, which the University manages via an searchable online databse. Click to learn more about our tree inventory.
Grounds Team Tackles Unrelenting Snow and Freezing Cold
When the University took the unusual step to close for a day in early January due to severe winter storms and sub-zero temperatures, students, faculty and staff were encouraged to stay off the roads and hunker down at home. But while others enjoyed a day off, the dedicated grounds crew in Facilities Services sprang into action, braving the arctic weather to ensure the campus was maintained and ready to welcome the campus community back the following day.
E-waste collection dates set through June
Pitching cellphones and computer cords into the trash poses threats to natural resources everywhere and can be particularly hazardous in developing areas of the world. We make it easy for students, faculty and staff to responsibility dispose of electronics by offering monthly e-waste collections in the lot across from the University’s Chiller Plant at 61st Street and Blackstone. Our next event is April 9.
From Pulp to Pixels: The Campus Past, Present and Imagined
As the department in charge of building and maintaining campus facilities and landscapes, Facilities Services accepts, processes and files massive amounts of documents, and is charged with the care and stewardship of these historic University records. A recent project unearthed historical gems from the Facilities Services archives.