Weekly Advisory: August 26, 2013


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UIC Experts

Safe Passage to CPS? Children are being forced to walk to school in an armed camp–hardly a message of peace and security, and obviously unsustainable, says Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy studies. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523.

March on Washington Anniversary: Alfred Tatum, interim dean of the UIC College of Education, specializes in literacy and leadership among young black males and can comment on their status 50 years after “the march for jobs and freedom.” Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523.

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.

Juries and Assisted Suicide: Jurors’ rely on pre-existing attitudes toward euthanasia to make their verdicts in cases involving physician-assisted suicide, according to Bette Bottoms, UIC professor of psychology. Bottoms, a psychology and law expert, has studied jury decision-making concerning end-of-life situations and can comment. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681.

Bike Crashes: The success of Divvy bike-sharing has put more bikes on the road. Siim Soot, a researcher in UIC’s Urban Transportation Center, has studied bike crashes in Chicago and can comment on the best and worst places to ride. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523.

Mouth Maintenance: Good oral health habits — including regular teeth brushing — could reduce the risk of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection and possibly oral cancer, according to a new study. Dr. David Crowe, professor of periodontics, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522.

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events)

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.

Sept. 5: Jane Addams’ Birthday Celebration. DJs Sadie Woods and DJ La Perla and Feminist Village fair, 4 – 6 p.m. Crunk Feminist Collective, “Sing About We,” 6:30 – 8 p.m. DJ Tess and refreshments, 8 – 9 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 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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