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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

More than 15 million people in the United States abuse prescription drugs, causing the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdosing.

Student leaders in the College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the UIC Wellness Center, will present “Prescription Drug Abuse in Action”  today at 12:30 p.m. in Thompson Room C, Student Center West.

The program will promote interprofessional dialogue among health care students, including a group discussion of two simulated patient cases.

A recovering addict will share his journey through – and his return from – prescription drug abuse. For more information, call 312-413-2120.

 

Talking about the budget

The university’s strategic plans in the face of proposed cuts in state funding will be discussed at a town hall May 5 with Chancellor Michael Amiridis and Janet Parker, associate chancellor and vice provost for budget and resource planning.

The town hall, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, is open to all faculty, staff and students. The event is sponsored by the Academic Professionals Advisory Committee. Register by April 27.

 

EARTH MONTH

Win prizes, recycle personal electronic devices and enjoy free food, music and games at EcoJam today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lecture Center quad.

For Bike 2 Campus Week, UIC is competing against 11 other Chicago area campuses for most miles biked. Log your trip for a chance at prizes that include bike gear and gift certificates. Get free coffee and bike checks at different locations around campus through Friday.

 

IT’S WORLD HEALTH DAY

“Global Food Safety: The Roles of Agricultural, Health and Biological Sciences in the 21st Century” will be the focus of the World Health Day Symposium today.

University President Robert Easter, former dean of the Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, will be the keynote speaker.

The event, sponsored by the UIC Center for Global Health, begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor auditorium, College of Medicine West.

 

JOIN IT’S ON US CAMPAIGN

The It’s on Us campaign to promote awareness of sexual violence is seeking students, faculty, and staff to be featured in a photo campaign about bystander intervention. A photo shoot will be held today, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 340 Student Center East. Photos will be displayed on posters on campus.

 

WORLD OF DESIGN

Victor Margolin, professor emeritus of design history, will discuss his new book, World History of Design, today at 4 p.m. in 1-470 Daley Library.

Margolin will present the library with a copy of the work, a two-volume illustrated global history of design from the prehistoric era through World War II. The result of 15 years of research, it is the first comprehensive history to cover design on a global scale. The first two volumes, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, include about 900 images. A third volume in process will cover design from the end of World War II to the present.

Margolin will join a panel discussion on “Design History: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Practice” with Philip Burton,professor and chair of graphic design, Amir Berbic, associate professor of graphic design, and Jonathan Mekinda, assistant professor of design history. For information, call 312-996-2716.

 

SUAA SPRING MEETING

Edward McMillan, chair of the Board of Trustees, will discuss the state of the university at the spring meeting of UIC chapter of the State University Annuitants Association Thursday. The presentation, open to the campus community, begins at 11 a.m. in the Thompson Rooms, Student Center West.

 

LATINO RESEARCH CONFERENCE

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a UIC-based national Latino research consortium, will host its fifth biennial conference Thursday through Saturday at University of Notre Dame.

The three-day event, co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, will bring together scholars, artists and cultural leaders for sessions on immigration, politics, economics, cultural identity, education and religion. Luis Alberto Urrea, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences distinguished professor of English, will give the keynote address, “Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World.”

 

RETIREMENT PLANNING CONFERENCE

A free half-day conference for employees considering retirement within the next five years will be held Saturday in Student Center East. The conference, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes presentations on benefits and invesments and a vendor fair.

 

CITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

Mayors, scholars and other government officials from around the world will gather April 29 and 30 at the Great Cities Institute’s second annual symposium, “Cities Across the Globe.” Diego Aulestia, Ecuador’s minister of urban development and housing, will be the keynote speaker.

The free symposium, co-sponsored by World Business Chicago and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will be held in the Thompson Rooms, Student Center West.