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 16, 2012Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How Much is Beneficial?
New findings suggest that weight training can significantly improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and a four-year, $3 million federal grant to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Colorado-Denver will also look for benefits of aerobic exercise in recently diagnosed patients.
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 31, 2012UIC Demographer Writes on Aging for World Economic Forum
Noted University of Illinois at Chicago biodemographer S. Jay Olshansky is the author of two essays assembled by The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on an Ageing Society to address the challenges and benefits of population aging.
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.
January 23, 2012UIC Architect Receives Rome Prize to Explore Energy as Building Material
An architect at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received an international award to explore ways to use energy systems as building materials.
January 10, 2012UIC Funds New Research on Citizens’ Role in Public Policy
Five projects at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received awards funding research aimed at improving citizen participation in government services, often through the use of technology.
September 8, 2010Yasen Peyankov says neon lights ARE bright on Broadway
Yasen Peyankov is still on a high from his first steps on the Broadway stage, where he reprised his role in the Tracy Letts play “Superior Donuts.”
September 16, 2009UIC drama prof brings ‘Donuts’ to Broadway
Yasen Peyankov, head of UIC’s acting program, makes his Broadway debut today in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s New York production of “Superior Donuts.”