Weekly Advisory: April 7, 2014

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts:

Head and Neck Cancer: “Tobacco use causes 85 percent of all oral, head and neck cancers,” says Dr. Gina Jefferson, associate professor of otolaryngology in the UIC College of Medicine. “People think of lung cancer when they think of the risks of smoking, but cancers of the mouth and throat are just as likely, if not more so.” Dr. Jefferson’s best advice: quit using tobacco and see a doctor if a sore or lump in your mouth or throat doesn’t go away after two weeks. April 20 – 26 is National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695; sparmet@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.

7, Monday: “Wheel of Fortune.” Watch UIC business student Joseph Promisco during College Week. UIC students, staff and faculty only. Media welcome. 6:30 p.m. TV room, Marie Robinson Hall, 811 W. Maxwell St. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu.

8, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. John Floeter & Friends. Classical, jazz, folk and musical theater. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

8, Tuesday: Voices Art Lecture. Nina Katchadourian. 6 – 8 p.m. Gallery 400. 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114

8, Tuesday: Prescription Drug Abuse Vigil. Ohio State University professor and prescription drug abuse researcher Kenneth Hale will be the featured speaker. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Contact Julie Bucek at bucek@uic.edu.

9, Wednesday:  Bass trombone Master Class. Charlie Vernon, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 3-4:30 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

9, Wednesday: “Restorative Justice in an Age of Mass Incarceration.” Beth Richie, director, UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

11-13: 52nd annual MIKI (Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and UIC) meeting. Hosted by UIC medicinal chemistry students. Paul Wender, Stanford University, will discuss how chemistry is being used to eradicate diseases. UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood St. Visit http://miki.uic.edu.

11-19: “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.

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.

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.

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.

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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