Weekly Advisory: April 22, 2013

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Closed School Buildings: Neighbors worry about board-ups, but many closed Chicago schools are likely to become new charter schools, says Josh Radinsky, UIC associate professor of curriculum and instruction. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Bus Rapid Transit: When new high-capacity transit is needed, as on Ashland Avenue, buses are cheaper than rail and can be as effective, says Steve Schlickman, executive director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

22, Monday: UIC Concert Band and String Orchestra. Works by Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov and Vaughan Williams. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

23, Tuesday: Engineering EXPO – Senior Design Competition. Presented by the UIC College of Engineering and Engineering Council. Sixty-five engineering projects judged. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 355-0349.

23, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Kia-Hun Tan, violin. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

23, Tuesday: “Popular Education and Day Laborer Organizing in the U.S.” Nik Theodore, UIC associate professor of urban planning and policy. 3 – 4 p.m. Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

24, Wednesday: UIC Jazz Ensemble and Combo. 7 – 9 p.m. Recital Hall L285, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

25, Thursday: “The Haunting of Hull-House.” Performances by Pocket Guide to Hell. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. $10 suggested donation. Call (312) 413-5353.

26, Friday: Reimagining the Politics of Food in Black and Brown Communities. Panel discussions and film screening. 2:30 – 8:30 p.m. UIC Latino Cultural Center, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2. Free. sjiuic@gmail.com.

26, Friday: Movement for Justice in El Barrio. Speakers from East Harlem, New York City. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

27, Saturday: Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards. Presented by the Jane Addams Peace Association, New York. 9:30 – noon. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Thru April 28: “The Time of Your Life.” William Saroyan’s play, performed by student actors and directed by Yasen Peyankov, UIC director of theatre studies and Steppenwolf Ensemble member. 7:30 p.m., Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. $11 – 16. Call (312) 996-2939.

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