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Public transportation

Since 1996, the Shuttle Bug bus service has linked workers to public transportation in Northern Cook and Southern Lake Counties.

Learn about this public/private partnership at the fourth Fall 2016 Seminar Series event Thursday hosted by the Urban Transportation Center at UIC.

The presentation is led by Bill Baltutis and Tim Grzesiakowski of TMA of Lake County. The event begins at noon in the Great Cities Institute conference room, fourth floor at CUPPA Hall.

New payroll, benefits phone system

University Payroll and Benefits is implementing a new phone system to improve the customer experience.

Each campus will still have a specific number to call, but callers now can connect to the representative most able to handle the call via a simple menu; hold for a representative and know their place in the queue; and have the option to receive a call back without losing their place in line.

The system will be implemented in late November.

For information, call 312-996-7200.

Embodied Inequality

The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy presents the latest in its Embodied Inequality series, a panel discussion on how survivors of police torture and activists in the wake of Chicago’s historic reparations ordinance are addressing police violence as a
public health crisis for the black community.

The panel will also address the role health practitioners can play in healing collective harms.

The event takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the School of Public Health Auditorium.

Panelists include Darrell Cannon, Chicago Torture Justice Center outreach specialist and torture survivor; Christine Haley, Chicago Torture Justice Center executive director; Alice Kim, Chicago Torture Justice Center steering committee; Linda Rae Murray, professor of public health; and Elena Quintana, Adler University Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice executive director.

For information, email

New foreign national payment selector tool

The University Payroll and Benefits Foreign National Service Center announced the release of a new tool to assist those making payments to foreign nationals.

The Foreign National Payment Selector tool can help identify the type of payment you are trying to make, as well as the method of submission.

A video, Introducing the Foreign National Payment Selector, provides an introduction.

Send questions about the tool to

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