Weekly Advisory: January 06, 2014

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UIC Experts

Transit, Cold and Snow: Chicago’s rail systems have learned the hard way how to maintain operations during cold snaps, says Steve Schlickman, director of UIC’s Urban Transportation Center and former RTA head. He can comment on what works and what may not.  Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

GED and Common Core: Linking high-school equivalency tests to Common Core standards could create a vicious circle for some students, says Danny Martin, UIC associate professor of education, who researches math learning among African Americans. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

17, Friday:  “Ghost Nature.” Art opening. Group show on extreme interaction between humans and nature. Reception, 5 – 8 p.m.  On view thru March 1; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

21, Tuesday:  Tuesdays-at-One concert. Isaac Lausell and Zvonimir Tot, jazz guitar. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 2977.

Thru May 9, 2014:  “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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