Bionic eye

Argus II mannequin

A mannequin displays the new artificial retina. (Click on image for larger file size)

“It’s really a great scientific advancement, and almost something out of ‘Star Trek.'”

Jennifer Lim, director of retina services at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, on a bionic eye UIC physicians offer that enables patients with little or no vision to see shapes and movement, July 5 WBEZ-FM


“We planners see the potential of art to critically improve social conditions and economic well- being. We’ve also been utilizing art to improve transportation and environmental aspects of community life.”

Kheir Al-Kodmany, associate professor of urban planning and policy, on See Potential, a public art project that uses photography to gather residents’ opinions on potential revitalization projects on the South Side, July 5


“In real estate terms, there is a clear and unimpeachable impact. It’s sort of like a city tearing down its bridges and roads.”

David Perry, professor of urban planning and policy, on the negative impact of school closings on property values in surrounding neighborhoods, July 1 Chicago Grid


“There’s certainly a case to be made for Deb Mell. The problem when you appoint sons and daughters, it means everyone whose name isn’t Madigan or Daley [gets the message] … ‘you need not apply to be part of government.’”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on the resignation of long-time Chicago Ald. Dick Mell and speculation that Mell’s daughter, Ill. Rep. Deb Mell, will be appointed to the position, July 3 Chicago Sun-Times

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