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July 9, 2012Chicago Jazz Stars Teach Grades 5-12 in Summer Program at UIC
Some of Chicago’s most prominent jazz artists will instruct 160 students in grades 5-12 in the fourth annual summer jazz camp at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
July 9, 2012Brookings Economist to Head UIC Urban Policy Research Center
A former Brookings Institution economist has been named director of a public policy research center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
July 2, 2012Writing Workshop for Young Black Males Spawns National Curricula
A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.
June 21, 2012Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Donates Archives to UIC
The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a group formed 36 years ago when the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Gregg v. Georgia reinstated the death penalty, has donated its archives to the UIC Library.
June 5, 2012Hull-House Museum Opens Off-Site Exhibits on Conservative Vice Lords
A new exhibition organized by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum asks, “Can gang members become forces for positive social change?”
May 22, 2012New Book Examines ‘The Problem with Survey Research’
A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher argues that surveys, polls, interviews, and focus groups produce unreliable results because they only yield responses to questions. In his new book, “The Problem with Survey Research,” George Beam says, “if you want to find out what’s really going on, don’t ask.”
May 21, 2012UIC to Lead MacArthur-Funded Study of Cities’ Fiscal Health
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to lead a joint study of city governments’ responses to the Great Recession.
May 9, 2012UIC Institute Funds 17 Studies of Race in Health, Justice, Economics, Education
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use grants and fellowships from UIC’s Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy to conduct 17 year-long studies of racial and ethnic inequalities in health, justice, economics and education.
April 24, 2012Gallery 400 Opens “Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations)”
Gallery 400 on April 27 will open “Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations),” a group exhibition that organizes works according to a color spectrum to explore color as both formal and social force.
April 23, 2012UIC Presents First Garofalo Symposium
The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host the Garofalo Symposium, the first presentation of a planned annual event to honor the late Doug Garofalo, cutting-edge architect and UIC professor of architecture, on April 27.