Weekly Advisory: April 15, 2014

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Federal Transportation Funds: The federal funding bill for highway and transit projects is due to expire Sept. 1. Steve Schlickman, director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center, says Illinois’ six-year capital program relies on 81 percent federal funding. He can comment on gas or other new taxes needed to address the deficit. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Unionizing College Sports: Robert Bruno, professor and director, Labor Education Program (Chicago), says the ruling that Northwestern football players are employees and can unionize reflects the reality that big-time college sports is an enormously profitable business. “It’s time the law and their employers respected them as workers,” Bruno says. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

UIC Events:

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

15, Tuesday: Tuesday-at-One concert. UIC Jazz Combos. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

15, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. “Food Loss and Recovery.” Ken Dunn, Resource Center; Rajesh Karmani, Zero Percent. 6 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

15, Tuesday: Phil Yu, Angry Asian Man! Phil Yu, keynote speaker for Asian American Awareness Month and founder of the AngryAsianMan.com blog, to discuss Asian American issues and concerns. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted. St. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

16, Wednesday: “Citizenship, Immigration & Belonging.” Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s “Latino USA,” and UIC student Lulú Martínez, one of Chicago Magazine’s 2013 “Chicagoans of the Year” and DREAM Act advocate. Noon – 1:30 p.m. UIC Latino Cultural Center, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2. Free, but RSVP required at www.LuluandMaria.eventbrite.com. Call (312) 996-3095.

17-19: “i wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever (or) things i found on craigslist.” Marti Lyons, Lookingglass Theatre, directs UIC theatre students in the world premiere of Christoper Oscar Pena’s play. April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m.; April 13, 16, 19 at 2 p.m. $11 – 16. Call (312) 996-2939.

18, Friday: I-90 Expansion Project. Talk by Steve Schlickman, executive director, UIC Urban Transportation Center; and Rocco Zucchero, Illinois State Tollway Authority. 2 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

18, Friday: UIC Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and more. 7:30 p.m. University of Chicago, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

24, Thursday: “The Poverty Puzzle: Ending Poverty in America. “ Bob Herbert, author and former New York Times columnist; John Bouman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Will Burns, alderman, 4th Ward; Sol Flores, La Casa Norte; and Howard Tullman, 1871. 3- 4:30 p.m., reception to follow. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

25, Friday: “Panama Canal Expansion: Local, Regional, and National Implications.” Panel discussion and reception. 3 – 5 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room. Free to UIC students, faculty and staff. Non-UIC $20. RSVP required

Thru May 9: “Chicagoaxaca.” Exhibition. 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. Free. Call (312) 355-5922.

NOTE NEW GALLERY HOURS. Thru Aug. 29: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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