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March 23, 2012Hull-House Museum Opens Free Art Lending Library
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago has revived and elaborated on a service once offered by Addams herself — an art lending library.
March 23, 2012UIC Theatre Presents Brechtian ‘Full Circle’
Chicago- and Los Angeles-based performer Dado will direct acting students at the University of Illinois at Chicago as they present Charles Mee’s “Full Circle,” based on Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.”
March 22, 2012National Study Ranks City Governments’ Use of Social Media
More than six times as many big city governments reached citizens via Facebook in 2011 compared to 2009, while use of YouTube and Twitter grew fourfold and threefold respectively, a new study indicates.
March 15, 2012Online Game Shows Why Ward Maps Raise Controversy
If you wonder why Chicago’s remapping of its 50 wards raised so much controversy and took so long, you can try remapping a few wards yourself, courtesy of urban planners at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
March 14, 2012Sitcom star returns to his roots
Lucas Neff, 2008 theater grad and TV sitcom star, returns to coach current students on acting in front of the camera. Acting is about “willing to be humiliated,” he says.
February 21, 2012UIC Theatre Presents ‘Our Lady of 121st Street’
University of Illinois at Chicago acting students perform “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a comedy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Shanésia Davis, film and television actress and UIC adjunct lecturer in theatre.
February 21, 2012UIC Jazz Festival Features Harmonica Virtuoso
UIC’s High School Jazz Festival tops off with an evening concert featuring 2012 Grammy winner Howard Levy, jazz harmonica virtuoso and pianist.
February 20, 2012New Book Compares Chicago Suburbs’ Fiscal Management
Using 264 economically and socially diverse Chicago suburbs as a laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Rebecca Hendrick has analyzed how well local governments deliver services despite recession, political conflict and loss of corporate taxpayers.
February 6, 2012Hull-House Museum Panel to Weigh Historic Preservation
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host “This is Not My Beautiful House: Historic Preservation and the People’s History,” a panel discussion among national and local experts.
January 24, 2012New Book Critiques ‘Corporate’ School Reform
Neoliberal education reforms, including No Child Left Behind and Chicago’s Renaissance 2010, tend to “marketize” schools and threaten to dismantle public education as we know it, according to a new book edited by a University of Illinois at Chicago education researcher.