Weekly Advisory: March 4, 2013

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UIC Experts

Sequester and the IRS: Because the IRS brings in 93 percent of federal revenue, cuts to its agents and audits are among the worst of the sequester, says Jim Thompson, UIC professor of public administration. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Sequester and Higher Education: Students losing federal aid and work-study wages will leave school or go deeper into debt just as employers are demanding the more highly skilled workforce needed to grow our economy, says Alfred Tatum, UIC associate professor of education and head of a literacy program for African American males. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Papal Election: 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 divided state of American Catholicism and the significance of the papal election in the U.S. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu.

Cigarette Taxes: Cook County is likely to lose revenue with its increased cigarette tax, now the second highest in the country, because smokers will drive to other counties or to buy cigarettes, says David Merriman, a UIC economist who has researched the subject. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Bus Rapid Transit: Bus rapid transit, now on some Chicago arterials and soon to be introduced downtown, would work well on interstates, says Steve Schlickman, director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Condo Case: A pending Illinois Supreme Court ruling could allow condo owners to hold back assessments if associations fail to maintain their buildings. Evan McKenzie, UIC associate professor of political science and homeowners’ association expert, is available to discuss the case’s significance for owners and associations, and the various proposed bills dealing with the issue. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu.

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

5, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Saru Jayaraman, University of California, Berkeley, author of “Behind the Kitchen Door,” on labor practices in restaurants. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

5, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Avalon String Quartet, chamber music. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

6, Wednesday: “Popular Education and Day Laborer Organizing in the U.S.” Nik Theodore, UIC associate professor, urban planning and policy. 3 – 4:30 p.m. 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

6, Wednesday: Jai Bhim Comrade: Panel discussion and movie screening with filmmaker Anand Patwardhan. 3 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St., residents’ dining room. Free. Call (312) 996-2961.

6, Wednesday: Opioid prescribing and opioid safety in inpatients. Twitter chat hosted by UIC’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (@UIC_CERT). 11 a.m. – noon. Use #cert_opioids to join the chat.

7, Thursday: Archive, Historiography and the Black Radical Tradition: New Histories and Stories. Anthony Bogues, Brown University. 4 p.m. UIC Institute for Humanities. 701 S. Morgan St., Stevenson Hall, lower level. Free. Call (312) 996-2961.

7, Thursday: “I Speak of the City.” Mauricio Tenorio, University of Chicago, on his book on Mexico City, 1880 – 1940. 3 – 4:30 p.m. 412 S. Peoria St, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

8, Friday: UIC Choirs. Chamber music. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame Church of Chicago. 1334 W. Flournoy St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

9, Saturday: Beekeeping Class. Chicago Honey Co-Op on hive management and honeybee health. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. $75. Call (312) 413-5353.

10, Sunday: UIC Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

10, Sunday: Seed Workshops. Seed preparation, exchange, and cooking. 1 – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

11, Monday: The Irving Thalberg Memorial Lecture. “Moving on the Evidence-Based Policy: Experiments Versus the Modeling of Society.” Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and University of California-San Diego. 3:30 p.m. Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-2480.

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 with Dr. John Rich and Dr. Ted Corbin. 4 p.m. 835 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.

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