Weekly Advisory: November 12, 2012

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Medicinal Fruit: A Thanksgiving feast is often incomplete without cranberries — a fruit that, according to UIC researchers Christine Wu and Guido Pauli, contain benefits of oral and overall health. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

Diabetes Awareness Month: Pediatric endocrinologists at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois are available to discuss the importance of parental involvement in managing childhood diabetes. Contact Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez, (312) 996-8277; smcginn@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

Nov. 12 – 18: “Dying for It.” Moira Buffini’s adaptation of the celebrated Russian farce, “The Suicide,” by Nicolai Erdman. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. $11-16. Call (312) 996-2939.

14, Wednesday: “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself.” Book discussion and signing. Lorena Garcia, UIC. 4 – 6 p.m. Powell’s Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-3074.

14, Wednesday: “Chicago’s Future.” Jesse White, secretary of state. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free  Call (312) 413-3780.

Nov. 15 – 16: “The Holy War Conference.” Institute for the Humanities, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

16, Friday: “The Future of the Metropolitan Region.” Randy Blankenhorn, executive director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

Thru Nov. 21: “Black/Inside: A History of Captivity & Confinement in the U.S.” Exhibit. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

28, Wednesday: “The State of the State After Elections.” Jim Edgar, former Illinois governor. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

28, Wednesday: The Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research will host a panel and reception featuring community activists and social justice scholars from Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico and the U.S.  Special feature will be the Jane Addams Justice Advocates Awards presentation. 4 – 6 p.m., UIC Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-3034.

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