Weekly Advisory: July 29, 2013

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School Closings: Closing about 50 Chicago public schools will challenge both children and their parents, say social work experts. UIC Professors Annette Johnson and Cassandra McKay-Jackson can discuss prevention tools that school social workers can use to help reduce violence and bullying behaviors in affected communities. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu or Bill Burton, (312) 996-2269; burton@uic.edu

Emerging Viruses: Lijun Rong, UIC associate professor of microbiology & immunology, is available to speak on emerging viruses such as MERS, Marburg, Ebola, SARS and avian influenza. Rong is searching for drugs that may prevent these and other viruses from entering cells and causing disease by screening hundreds of potential therapeutic compounds at a time. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695; sparmet@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

30, Tuesday: Building Peace and Justice Series: Unraveling Bill.” Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble work about an Iraq veteran who committed suicide.  7 – 8:30 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Aug. 1: Hope On Wheels. Children affected by cancer will dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels, to commemorate their battles with cancer. A $75,000 grant will be presented to fund pediatric cancer research. 2:30 p.m., UI Health Outpatient Care Center, 1801 W. Taylor St., Contact Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez, (312) 996-8277; smcginn@uic.edu

Thru Oct. 11: “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Exhibition. UIC African-American Cultural Center, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

July 12-Aug. 24: “Whisper Down the Lane.” Group exhibition in which five artists invited 25 others to exhibit, based on the game of “Telephone.” 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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