Weekly Advisory: February 11, 2013

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Pope Resigns: Given the number of cardinals that Pope Benedict appointed, his successor will probably lead the Catholic Church in a similar conservative manner, says Ralph Keen, chair in Catholic studies and UIC professor of history. Keen can discuss the replacement process and what this moment of change means for Catholics worldwide. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Chicago Gun Violence: Violence persists because young males’ needs for academic, social and emotional development are ignored inside and outside of schools, says Alfred Tatum, a UIC expert on adolescent black male literacy. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Gmail is Watching: Google sifts information from your gmail to target advertising. Robert Sloan, professor and head of computer science and an expert on cyber-security, can discuss the new Microsoft poll that shows that most Americans didn’t know and don’t approve. Contact Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, (312) 996-1583; jgala@uic.edu

Chicago Bike Lanes: Bike use has more than doubled in 10 years. Bike fatalities have risen while car fatalities decline, and most crashes occur at intersections, where protected bike lanes may not help, says Siim Soot, a researcher in the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

12, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Andrew Russo, piano. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building. 1040 W. Harrison St.  Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

12, Tuesday: “Gangs and Police Corruption.”  John Hagedorn, UIC professor of criminology. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, fourth floor, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

12, Tuesday: “Living Faith in the Public Square: A Challenge to Faith and Politics.” Sister Simone Campbell, social activist, religious leader, attorney and poet. 3 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. (312) 996-3141.

13, Wednesday: Open Master Class. Mark Olen, trumpet, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Chicago Jazz Ensemble. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

14, Thursday:  Literary Speaker Series. Dr. Brenda Eatman Aghahowa, Chicago State University. 4 p.m. Room 1-470, UIC Library, 801 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

15, Friday: “Reading with and without Dick and Jane.” Opening reception. Exhibition addresses the politics of identity and literacy in 20th century America. 3:30 p.m. UIC African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

15, Friday: UIC Concert Band. Modern chamber music for winds and percussion. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Recital Hall, James Stukel Towers, 718 W. Rochford St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

19, Tuesday: Black History Month. Keynote speaker Donna Brazile, political strategist and author. 4 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

19, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Soup, readings on African-American food traditions, and violin jazz by Samuel “Saviorfaire” Williams. Noon-1 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 355-2523.

21, Thursday: Annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event to support childhood cancer research. University of Illinois Hospital, 1740 W. Taylor St. 8 – 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.StBaldricks.org.

22, Friday: 23rd Annual Blues Cabaret featuring Mississippi Heat. 7 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. $25 includes soul food buffet. $10 UIC student tickets only available at door; one per student i-card. Call (312) 413-5070.

22, Friday: Minority Health in the Midwest conference to eliminate health disparities in underserved populations. Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Registration required: http://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8518767

Thru March 9: “Observer Effect.” Group show of art incorporating processes akin to the scientific method. 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 31: “Commerce in Human Souls: The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade.” Exhibition. Richard J. Daley Library, Special Collections Dept., 2nd floor. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday (until 5/14). 801 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-2742.

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