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Jane Addams

Jane Addams, about 1890. Hull-House Museum celebrates her birthday Thursday. Photo: Daley Library Special Collections (click on image for larger file size)

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum celebrates the social reformer’s 153rd birthday Thursday with music, spoken word and food. All events are free.

Artists and grassroots organizations will present ideas and crafts in the “Feminist Village,” museum courtyard, 4 to 6 p.m.

The Crunk Feminist Collective will present “Sing About We: a Crunk Feminist Mixtape” in 302 Student Center East, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event was moved to a larger room; tickets can be reserved.

The day ends with music and refreshments from 8 to 9 p.m. in the museum courtyard.

 

Waste not

The Office of Sustainability and the Chicago Composting Coalition will demonstrate composting of food waste in three campus dining locations this week.

The campus all-you-care-to-eat dining locations will begin composting leftovers this year. Demonstrations will be held at James Stukel Towers on Wednesday, Student Center West on Thursday and Student Center East on Friday, all from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Health issues for minorities

“Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities” will presented by UIC’s Department of Surgery Sept. 13 at the UIC Forum.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will be guest speaker, and six medical professionals will also speak.

 

Humanitarian food aid

Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, will speak Oct. 11 on “Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space.”

The UIC alumna will talk at 2 p.m. in 302 Student Center East.

Cousin was executive vice president and COO of Feeding America (then called America’s Second Harvest) and led its response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was head of government communications and community affairs at Albertson’s Foods and president of Albertson’s Foundation.

The lecture is part of the 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities on food studies at UIC.

 

Tech-assisted learning

The TechTeach@UIC Conference, set for Oct. 9, will showcase successes, challenges and opportunities in technology-assisted teaching and learning.

Curious about using iPads in classrooms? About setting up an online or blended course? About MOOCs?

Register by Oct. 1 to receive lunch and a printed nametag.

 

APAC News is out

The latest issue of APAC News, published by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee, is available online.

Articles include “Moody’s Downgrades Universities’ Bond Ratings” and profiles of academic professional staff members.

 

Grants to get going

Deadline is Sept. 21 to submit letters of intent for research awards of $20,000 from the 2013 Campus Research Board Pilot grant program.

The awards help investigators develop preliminary data or other materials necessary for research projects in the basic life sciences, clinical sciences, natural sciences and engineering and the social sciences.

The 2013 competition is for tenure-track and tenured faculty.

Oct. 15 is the deadline for full applications.

 

Undergrad Research Award

Applications from faculty and students are being accepted for the 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards, which will fund more than 100 undergraduate students to work as research assistants in faculty labs.

Students must be eligible for Federal Work Study to participate.

Faculty members who hire a student also registered for research credit will receive a Faculty Research Mentor Award of $300 per student per semester to support any scholarly expenses.