Weekly Advisory: August 19, 2013

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UIC Experts

Rustin Relevant: As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington nears, efforts led by organizer Bayard Rustin continue to influence contemporary movements, says John D’Emilio, UIC professor of gender and women’s studies and history. D’Emilio, author of an acclaimed Rustin biography, can comment on the activist’s life, career, and role in the event. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Back to School: Closing about 50 Chicago public schools will challenge both children and their parents, say social work experts. UIC Professors Annette Johnson and Cassandra McKay-Jackson can discuss prevention tools that school social workers can use to help reduce violence and bullying behaviors in affected communities. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

New HIV Drug: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug, Tivicay, to treat the most common strain of HIV, which infects about 50,000 Americans annually. Rodrigo Burgos, UIC clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, can discuss. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online.)

20, Tuesday:  Re-Thinking Soup: Designing for Social Change. Panel discussion with graphic designers in conjunction with “Spontaneous Interventions” exhibit. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 78 E. Washington St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

21, Wednesday:  Clinic Opening. Secretary of State Jesse White will help UI Health celebrate the opening of a transplant clinic at Mile Square Health Center in Englewood.  The clinic will offer pre- and post-kidney transplant services the fourth Tuesday of every month.  10 a.m. Mile Square Health Center Englewood, 641 W. 63rd St. Free. Call (312) 413-2695.

23, Friday: Garden Walk 2013. More than 140 species of medicinal plants, such as black cohosh, Echinacea and foxglove, will be showcased at the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 828 S. Wood St. Call (312) 996-3376; e-mail cjshoema@uic.edu.

Thru Aug. 31: “Unfinished Business: 21st-Century Home Economics.” The home economics movement in food safety, fair labor practices for domestic work, ethical consumerism, and child care. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Oct. 5: UIC Open House. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350. Go to www.admissions.uic.edu/openhouse2013.

Thru Dec. 20 (new closing date): “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Exhibition. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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