Weekly Advisory: August 11, 2014

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CPS Test Scores:  The percentage of students above a given threshold doesn’t tell much about either end of the distribution, and may indicate that educators “work the bubble” with students most likely to cross the threshold, says Paul Zavitkovsky, assessment specialist in UIC Urban Education Leadership. His research has shown that “working the bubble” is a very widespread practice. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Disease Decline: Effective new drugs and screenings would make hepatitis C, the leading cause of liver cancer accounting for more than 15,000 U.S. deaths each year, a rare disease by 2036, according to a new computer simulation. Juliana Chan, UIC clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

School Stress: A relaxing and peaceful summer is over for many children, and a new school year is near. A hectic school and extracurricular schedule may be stressful to both parents and children, which could lead to health problems. UIC clinical psychologist Sheela Raja can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

Teeth Test: Illinois law requires all children entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades to have an oral health examination. Dr. Marcio da Fonseca, UIC professor and head of pediatric dentistry, can speak about children’s oral health issues. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online )

20, Wednesday: Autism Tips and Tools. Workshop open to parents and educators. Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays, Room 205, 10 S. Kedzie St.  Free. Call (312) 746-5414.

20, Wednesday: Re-Thinking & Re-Imagining Community Safety.  Outdoor discussion on community safety with Project NIA. 6 – 8 p.m.  Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

21, Thursday: Subversive Domesticity in “Leaders From The Kitchen” Cookbook. Book launch, Belizean food tasting, dance and discussion with writer Emily Hillard. 6 – 9 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

29, Friday: Garden Walk 2014. More than 200 species of medicinal plants, such as black cohosh, Echinacea and foxglove, will be showcased at the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 828 S. Wood St. Contact Deb Fox; dfox4@uic.edu

Sept. 13:UIC Open House. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 8 a.m.  – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350 or visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/prospective_students/openhouse/index.html

Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off.  Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

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