Weekly Advisory: August 18, 2014

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Cochlear Implant: A patient at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System has regained hearing thanks to a new, hybrid implantable device that is part cochlear implant and part sound amplifier. He is the first to receive the implant in Chicago since the device was approved by the FDA in March. Contact Sharon Parmet, (312) 413-2695; sparmet@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

20, Wednesday: “Bourgeois Dignity: How we got rich, and how everyone else will, too.” Deirdre McCloskey, UIC distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communication. 6 – 8 p.m. Illinois Policy Institute. 190 S. LaSalle St. Cost $20. Media members call (312) 413-8702.

20, Wednesday: Autism Tips and Tools. Workshop open to parents and educators. Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays, Room 205, 10 S. Kedzie St.  Free. Call (312) 746-5414.

20, Wednesday: Re-Thinking & Re-Imagining Community Safety.  Outdoor discussion on community safety with Project NIA. 6 – 8 p.m.  Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

21, Thursday: “Subversive Domesticity In ‘Leaders From The Kitchen’ Cookbook.” Book launch, Belizean food tasting, dance and discussion with food writer Emily Hillard. 6 – 9 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

29, Friday: Garden Walk 2014. More than 200 species of medicinal plants, such as black cohosh, Echinacea and foxglove, will be showcased at the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 828 S. Wood St. Contact Deb Fox; dfox4@uic.edu.

Sept. 13: UIC Open House. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 8 a.m.  – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350 or visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/prospective_students/openhouse/index.html

Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off.  Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

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