Weekly Advisory: February 17, 2014

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UIC Experts

Pregnancy and Heart Health: Dr. Joan Briller, associate professor of cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology in the UIC College of Medicine, says that women who experience preeclampsia and gestational diabetes during pregnancy are much more likely to develop cardiac disease later in life than those with normal pregnancies. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695.

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.

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

18, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. “Exploring the Right to Organize with the Fight for 15.” 6 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

20, Thursday: O’Hare Airport Modernization and Chicago Airspace Project. Christina Drouet, FAA project manager. Noon – 1 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 413-1967.

21, Friday thru March 2: “Clybourne Park.”Bruce Norris’ play directed by Derrick Sanders, UIC assistant professor of theatre, and acted by theatre students. 7:30 p.m.,Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; noon, Feb. 25. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. $11-16.  Call (312) 996-2939.

21, Friday:  Casinos as Tools for Economic Development in Suburban Chicago. Ryan Gallagher and Michael Wenz, Northeastern Illinois University. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St.  Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

22, Saturday: Orthopaedic surgery grand rounds special lecture. Dr. Maria Siemionow, lead surgeon of the team that performed the first near-total face transplant in the United States, will discuss the ethics of reconstructive composite tissue transplants. Dr. Warren Briedenbach, lead surgeon of the team that performed the first hand transplant in the United States, will present statistical data on survival of composite tissue transplants. 8 – 9:30 a.m. Student Center West, 2nd Floor, 828 South Wolcott Ave. Free. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695; sparmet@uic.edu

28, Friday: 24th Annual Blues Cabaret featuring Zora Young. 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.

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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