Weekly Advisory: February 3, 2014

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UIC Experts

Sochi Olympics: Performing at the Olympic level requires intensive training that often means a few injuries along the way. Dr. Terry Nicola, director of sports medicine and rehabilitation at UIC, served as a physician for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games and is available to discuss the rigors of Olympic training, common injuries for each Olympic event, and how athletes cope with injury. Nicola is also a competitive curler and can explain the rules and positions of this Olympic game. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695; sparmet@uic.edu

Bilingual education: The world-class education proposed in the State of the Union address should include bilingual proficiency, says Aria Razfar, UIC associate professor of education. “Immigration reform also means language reform: dual language immersion for all,” he says. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Unionizing college sports: Robert Bruno, director of Labor Education Program at UIC, says the announcement that football players have petitioned the NLRB to allow them to form a union reflects the reality that big-time college sports are an enormously profitable business. “Young men performing in front of a national television audience and 100,000 paying customers are doing labor,” Bruno says. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

The Beatles & TV: The Beatles’ U.S. arrival 50 years ago was perfectly timed for a television generation reaching its teen years, says Walter Podrazik, UIC visiting lecturer in communication. Podrazik, a co-author of three Beatles books and a Museum of Broadcast Communications curator, can talk about the role of television in band’s initial U.S. splash. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Beyond Beatlemania: The Beatles’ cultural impact was made by using media as a promotional platform and by pioneering recording practices, which influenced consumer listening habits, says Steve Jones. Jones, UIC distinguished professor of communication. Jones, who has written about popular music, recording technology, and posthumous fame for musicians, can comment. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

4, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert.“The Life and Love of Robert and Clara Schumann,” vocalists Peter and Kathleen Van De Graaff. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Performing Arts Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

4, Tuesday: Black History Month Opening Reception. Talk by David Stovall, UIC associate professor of educational policy studies and African-American studies; items from the Chicago Blues Museum; and trivia contest. 4 – 6 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

5, Wednesday: “Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions.” Richard H. Thompson, Jones Lang LaSalle, on the expanded Panama Canal’s impact on logistics. Noon – 1 p.m. Great Cities Institute, 4th floor, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

5, Wednesday: “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The UIC College of Dentistry will provide free oral health exams and education to students at the Illinois Center for Education and Rehabilitation. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1950 W. Roosevelt Road. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu.

12, Wednesday: “History of Racism in Popular Music.” Performance and discussion featuring acoustic hip-hop band Scratch Track. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

Thru March 1: “Ghost Nature.” Group show on extreme interaction between humans and nature. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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.

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