Weekly Advisory: February 24, 2014

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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

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online )

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.

28, Friday: “Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics.” Closing reception with tea. 4 – 6 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

28, Friday: “Suburban Redevelopment: Blue Island and Life after Brownfields.” Site visit to planned light industrial district led by planning officials. 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., beginning at LaSalle St. Metra Station. Costs: $9.50 Metra round trip, $15 lunch at Toenochtitlan. RSVP Call (312) 996-8700.

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 March 2: “Clybourne Park.” Bruce Norris’ play directed by Derrick Sanders, assistant professor of theatre, and acted by UIC 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.

March 3: Great Cities, Great Schools: A Conversation with Pedro Noguera. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton interviews the New York University professor of education on 30 years of school reform. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

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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