Weekly Advisory: January 22, 2013

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Historic Speech: President Obama’s call for gay equality in his inaugural address was symbolically important, says John D’Emilio, UIC professor of gender and women’s studies and history. D’Emilio, a noted historian of gay and lesbian studies, says Obama’s association of Stonewall, the event that marked the birth of gay liberation, with the freedom struggles of African-Americans and women, represents an important historic moment in its own right. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Land Bank: Cook County’s new land bank is meant to redevelopment delinquent property. Michael Pagano, dean of UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and author of “Terra Incognita: Vacant Land and Urban Strategies,” can comment. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Fighting the Flu: Health care professionals recommend kids as young as 6-months-old get a flu shot, since their immune system is still developing and they are at a high risk of contracting the virus. Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, UIC clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

Jan. 22-March 9: “Observer Effect.” Exhibit examines how artwork incorporates processes akin to the scientific method to examine phenomena. Curated by Carrie Gundersdorf and Lorelei Stewart. Exhibit hours, 10 a.m. –  6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 996-6114.

23, Wednesday: “The Next National Plan.” Robert Fishman, University of Michigan. 3 – 4:30 p.m.  Suite 400, Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

24, Thursday: “Stress-Eating in a Multiethnic Urban Population.” Shannon Zenk, UIC. Noon – 1 p.m. Suite 330, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6339.

Feb. 5: Black History Month. Opening reception and networking event. 4 p.m. East Terrace, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

Feb. 7: “Who Do You Trust? Lessons from the Last Seven Financial Crises.” Scott Nelson, College of William and Mary. 4 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

Feb. 7: Poetry Slam. Mojo’s Pen, UIC’s black literary guild. 7 p.m. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070

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