Weekly Advisory: March 11, 2013

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U.S. Catholics: Pope Benedict XVI’s replacement needs to be more pastoral and forthright in dealing with the sex abuse scandal and cover-up, says Kevin Schultz, UIC associate professor of history and Catholic studies. Schultz can discuss the current state of American Catholicism and the significance of the papal election in the U.S. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu.

Conclave Set: Ralph Keen, UIC professor of history and chair in Catholic studies, is available to address conclave procedures to elect the new pope, the roles of faith and politics in the selection process, and the candidate that is eventually chosen by the cardinal electors. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu.

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

12, Tuesday: “Food Security in India.” Vandana Singh, Indian Food Bank Initiative. Noon – 1 p.m. Residents’ Dining Hall, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-5455.

12, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. UIC Jazz Ensemble. 1 – 2 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

12, Tuesday: “Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism.” Urban planner John Betancur and sociologist Cedric Herring, UIC, on their new book. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Suite 400, Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

13, Wednesday: “Fuerza Latina: A Paradox of Success and Hardship.” Sylvia Puente, Latino Policy Forum. 3 – 5 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6339.

14, Thursday: Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. UIC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies inducts 11 new members. Hilton Chicago,720 S. Michigan Ave. Reception 5:30 p.m. (open to media), dinner 6:30 p.m. $250. Media contact Jeffron BoynĂ©s, (773-633-7971 cell), (312-413-8702 office), jboynes@uic.edu

14, Thursday: Viewing Urban Violence Through the Lens of Trauma: Public Health Approaches to Healing. Dr. John Rich and Dr. Ted Corbin. 4 p.m. 909 S. Wolcott Ave. Free. Call (312) 996-2961.

16, Saturday: War & Peace. Dr. Martin Donohoe, Portland State University, will serve as keynote speaker. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. UIC College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave. Free. Lunch provided. Contact UIC.Peace@gmail.com.

April 4. “Food Justice and American Injustice.” Erich Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” 5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6352.

April 10: “Why Health Disparities Matter.” Dr. M. Roy Wilson, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 4 p.m. Moss Auditorium, UIC College of Medicine Research Building, 909 S. Wolcott Ave. Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

April 15-16: “Shari’a and Halakha in America.” Conference presented by UIC Institute for the Humanities and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

April 17: “Wise and Effective Academic Governance in an Age of Challenge.” Larry R. Faulkner, University of Texas at Austin. 4 p.m. Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

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