Weekly Advisory: August 4, 2014

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Ebola Virus: The outbreak of Ebola virus continues to take a heavy toll in Africa despite efforts to contain it. There are currently no treatments. Duncan Wardrop, UIC associate professor of chemistry, and his colleagues, have spent years developing potential inhibitors of the virus. He is available to comment on potential therapeutic intervention. Contact Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, (312) 996-1583; jgala@uic.edu

Taxi vs. Ride-share:  Ride-share companies shouldn’t be over-regulated. Rather, taxi companies should be deregulated to better compete in the smartphone-driven environment, says Steve Schlickman, executive director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-4789; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

7, Thursday:  “Our Fashion Year: Unraveling the Threads Between the Garment and Sex Trades.” Art lecture by Anne Elizabeth Moore. Panel discussion follows. 6 – 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Thru Aug. 9:  “Nice Work if You Can Get It.” Art exhibition. Group show on working in today’s economy. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Thru Aug. 10: UIC Free Art School. One-day classes, led by UIC art faculty and other noted artists. Various locations. Details at http://artandarthistory.uic.edu/impact. Free. Call (312) 413-5358.

Sept. 13: UIC Open House. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 8 a.m.  – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350 or visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/prospective_students/openhouse/index.html

Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off.  Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

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