Weekly Advisory: January 28, 2013

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New Immigration Bill?  A proposed bill by a group of bipartisan senators could establish a path to citizenship for more than11 million undocumented immigrants. Maria de los Angeles Torres, UIC professor and director of Latin American and Latino studies, says it’s a step in the right direction, but it will be important to see President Obama’s proposal and how it will be negotiated. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

HOA Ruling: The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent ruling that homeowner associations have the power to stop vehicles and issue citations for violation of HOA traffic rules is an “uninformed decision,” according to Evan McKenzie, UIC associate professor of political science. McKenzie, an attorney, author, and expert on HOAs, says the ruling ignores practical problems. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

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

Tots’ Teeth: February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association suggests parents schedule regular dental visits for their children at an early age so they develop good oral health habits throughout their life. Dr. Indru Punwani, UIC professor and interim head of pediatric dentistry, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

A complete listing of UIC events is online

Jan. 28-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.

29, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One Concert. Jonita Lattimore, soprano, Chris Garofalo, piano. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

30, Wednesday: “Globalization and Smart Logistics.” Sungjin Kim, president, Hankyong National University. 4 – 5 p.m. Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

31, Thursday: Lawndale Conversations: Contract Buyers League. Beryl Satter, Rutgers University. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St.

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. 5: “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The UIC College of Dentistry will provide free oral health exams to students from St. Malachy Elementary School and El Valor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will attend. 9 – 11:30 a.m. 801 S. Paulina St., second floor. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

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.

Feb. 14:  Literary Speaker Series. Dr. Brenda Eatman Aghahowa, Chicago State University. 4 p.m. Room 1-470, UIC Library, 801 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

Feb. 15: “Reading with and without Dick and Jane.” Opening reception. Exhibition addresses the politics of identity and literacy in 20th century America. 3:30 p.m. UIC African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

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