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March 14, 2012UIC Hosts Conference Honoring Pioneering Civil Rights Leader
The life and impact of Bayard Rustin, a key figure from the American civil rights movement, will be the focus of a conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago, March 30 – 31.
February 29, 2012Noted Commentator to Talk on Obama and Religious Liberty
The University of Illinois at Chicago presents “The Fictitious War on Religious Liberty,” a talk by commentator and former U.S. Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec.
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 10, 2012UIC’s 22nd Annual Blues Cabaret Feb. 24
The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Black History Month with the 22nd annual Blues Cabaret featuring Nellie “Tiger” Travis, one of today’s leading female blues singers in the tradition of Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor and Etta James.
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, 2012Panel to Explore Music and Culture Along U.S.-Mexico Border
The diverse variety of musical practices found along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the focus of a panel, “Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” part of Zona Abierta (Open Zone), an event series that intersects arts, humanities, science, culture, and civic life, while addressing social issues that affect the lives of Latinos and Latin Americans and making connections to other communities.
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 9, 2012Gallery 400 Asks How Olympic-Sized Events Affect Cities
Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents “Global Cities, Model Worlds,” an exhibition traveling to past World’s Fairs and Olympic host cities to explore these events’ social and physical impacts. It will run concurrently with “The World Finder,” an exhibition on a lost aspect of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
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.”