Weekly Advisory: September 3, 2013

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Racial Bias: Merrill Lynch agreed to a record $160 million payout to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit. William Bielby, UIC professor of sociology and expert witness for the plaintiffs, has studied the significance of race in compensation for financial professionals and can comment. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Hep C Cure: A six-month treatment regimen combining the experimental drug sofosbuvir and currently marketed ribavirin cured a majority of patients experiencing liver damage due to hepatitis C, according to a new study. Michelle Martin, UIC clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

5, Thursday: Jane Addams’ Birthday Celebration.  DJs Sadie Woods and DJ La Perla and Feminist Village fair, 4 – 6 p.m. Crunk Feminist Collective, “Sing About We,” 6:30 – 8 p.m. DJ Tess and refreshments, 8 – 9 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

9, Monday: “What’s Good and Growing on Campus?” Garden tours, recipe collecting, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, and dance and poetry performances. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Campus locations. Free. Call (312) 996-3095. Visit www.UICheritagegarden.org

13, Friday: “Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities.” Symposium for clinicians, health care leaders and researchers. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. Free. Complete program schedule and registration at http://bridgingthegapanniversary.eventbrite.com/

26, Thursday: “Immigration and the Border Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century.” Discussion and workshop. 3 – 5 p.m. UIC Latino Cultural Center, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2. Free. To register, call (312) 996-2445.

Oct. 5: UIC Open House. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350. Go to www.admissions.uic.edu/openhouse2013.

Oct. 8: “Reviving the Jordan River: Islam, Judaism, Ecology, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” 4 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

Oct. 11: “Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space.” Lecture. Ertharin Cousin, executive director, United Nations World Food Programme. 2 – 5 p.m. Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

Thru Dec. 20 (new closing date): “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Exhibition. Room 207, African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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