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February 21, 2012

UIC 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, 2012

UIC 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 20, 2012

New 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 17, 2012

Economist to Discuss Diversity in Talk at UIC Feb. 21

The University of Illinois at Chicago will present a talk on “The Value of Diversity in a Complex World” by Scott E. Page, the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan and 2011 inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.