Weekly Advisory: April 29, 2013

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Cold Concerns: More than 40 percent of American parents give their kids under age 4 over-the-counter cold medicines, even though they may cause health concerns, according to a new study. Jan Engle, UIC professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

Parking Meter Settlement: Despite a lower settlement cost and new benefits, such as free neighborhood parking on Sundays, the Chicago parking meter lease remains a “financial catastrophe,” says Evan McKenzie, UIC associate professor of political science. McKenzie, a licensed attorney and expert on the privatization of municipal services and governance, can comment. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

C Cocktail: Currently, hepatitis C treatments take either 24 or 48 weeks. But a new, five-drug cocktail eliminated the disease in only eight weeks in nearly 88 percent of new patients, according to researchers. Juliana Chan, UIC clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

30, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. UIC Jazz Combos. 1 – 1:45 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

May 1: “Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Bodies.” Talk and book signing by Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University professor of black popular culture. 6 – 8 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

May 2: Choral Masterworks. The UIC Symphonic Choir joins the Janus Ensemble to perform Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor, Marc Mellits’ “Brick,” and Berlioz’s “La Mort d’Ophelie.”  7:30 – 9:30 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 813 W. Roosevelt Road. $10; $5 for students, seniors and UIC staff. Call (312) 996-6068.

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