Faculty have their say for Chicago Ideas Week

Maria Krysan

Sociologist Maria Krysan, whose research focuses on residential segregation, will be part of a discussion on race in Chicago at Chicago Ideas Week Oct. 14. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services


Four UIC faculty will be part of this year’s Chicago Ideas Week, an annual event series on innovation, politics, arts and social issues Oct. 12 through 18 at various downtown locations. Some sessions are sold out, but tickets may be released before the event.


Andrew Moddrell

Andrew Moddrell, School of Architecture.

Oct. 12: Andrew Moddrell, clinical assistant professor of architecture, will join an eclectic group of speakers sharing the secrets behind their creative process at “Unlock Your Creativity in 90 Minutes or Less.”

Oct. 13: Kevin Coval, poet and adjunct instructor in the School of Art and Art History, will join hip-hop artist and actor Common and others for “Keeping the Peace: Music, Art and the End of Violence.”


Gary Slutkin

Gary Slutkin, head of Cure Violence.

Oct. 14: Maria Krysan, professor and head of sociology and a member of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and founder and executive director of Cure Violence, will be part of an expert panel discussing “A City Divided: Reimagining the Future of Race in Chicago.”


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