Weekly Advisory: September 9, 2013

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UIC Experts

Vetoing HPV Vaccine: African-American women are less likely to get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, even though it’s one of the most effective ways to protect against the sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, according to new research. Dr. James Radosevich, UIC professor of molecular biology and oral diseases, has written a new book about HPV and cancer and can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

New Flu Shot: This year, for the first time, a new flu vaccine will fight four strains of the virus instead of three. Vaccines are currently available through the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Science System. Katherine Lee Mosio, UIC clinical assistant 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)

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

10, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One Concert. Dee Alexander, jazz singer. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

11, Wednesday: “Queerness + Urban Transportation.” Liz Thomson, UIC. Noon – 1 p.m. Room 340, UIC Urban Transportation Center, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 413-8095.

12, Thursday: “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The UIC College of Dentistry will provide free oral health exams and education to students from St. Malachy Elementary School. The No. 16 3M Ford Fusion NASCAR race team and car will be on hand for photo opportunities. 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 801 S. Paulina St., second floor. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

13, Friday: “Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities.” Symposium for clinicians, healthcare 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/

14-15 “Garlic and Greens: Shoebox Lunch.” Accessible Soul Food Stories performance on black migration and wellness. 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

17, Tuesday: National Constitution Day. Voter Registration. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-3105.

17, Tuesday: National Constitution Day Lecture. “Guantanamo, Torture, and the Constitution.” Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University. 12:30 p.m. Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison St, Rooms A, B, C. Free. Call (312) 996-3105.

17, Tuesday: Art Lecture.  “Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art: On Vivan Sundaram’s Late Style.” Saloni Mathur, UCLA. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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 Oct. 19: “The Program” curated by Michael Scott Hall.  Three short group exhibitions on Viennese art.10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon – 6 p.m. Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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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