Weekly Advisory: January 13, 2014

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Special Education Needs: Illinois may remove limits on the number of special needs students in general education classrooms. “This will give a green light for the district to under-resource all students and teachers,” says Josh Radinsky, UIC associate professor of curriculum and instruction. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523

DOE Urges SEL: A new U.S. Department of Education resource guide recommends that states, districts and schools use social and emotional learning practices to improve school settings and prevent problem behaviors. Roger Weissberg, NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning at UIC, can comment on the guidelines, latest research, and how related programs can improve discipline. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 355-2523

A Material World: A UIC researcher warns that impoverished youngsters are more prone to becoming materialistic. Lan Nguyen Chaplin says teens living in poverty are more materialistic than their more affluent peers due to lower self-esteem. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702

Flu Fighters: Flu vaccines remain widely available, but the liquid form of Tamiflu, the flu medication made for young children who can’t swallow capsules, is in short supply, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Katherine Lee Mosio, UIC clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522

Treating TB: A patient’s own bone marrow stem cells might someday be a safer, more effective treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis than the more traditional way of using a combination of antibiotics that could cause harmful side effects in patients, a new study suggests. Scott Franzblau, director of the UIC Institute for Tuberculosis Research, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522

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. Jazz guitarists Zvonimir Tot and Isaac Lausell with bassist Kelly Sill. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

21, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Food celebrations in “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine.  Noon – 1 p.m. Ryan Education Center, Studio B, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave. Free. RSVP (312) 413-5353.

25, Saturday: Free Dental Screenings. For patients ages 18 and older. UIC College of Dentistry, 9 a.m. – noon, 801 S. Paulina St. No appointment is necessary. Screenings will also be held Feb. 1 and 15.

29, Wednesday: “How Does Financialization Affect Manufacturing Investment?” Susan Christopherson, Cornell University. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.
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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