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February 16, 2012

Parkinson’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 15, 2012

PRESS CONFERENCE: Chicago and Illinois Lead Nation in Public Corruption, Report Says

Chicago and Illinois lead the nation in public corruption convictions according to a new report co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago political scientist and a senior fellow at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Details of the study, which uses data from the U.S. Department of Justice, will be released at a news conference.

February 10, 2012

UIC’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, 2012

Hull-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.

February 1, 2012

Five UIC Students Win Gilman Study Abroad Awards

Five University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships for study abroad opportunities during the 2012 spring semester. Since 2006, UIC students have received 54 Gilman scholarships totaling $224,500.

January 31, 2012

UIC 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 25, 2012

Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

January 24, 2012

Panel 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 24, 2012

New 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, 2012

UIC 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.