Weekly Advisory: February 18, 2013

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Red-light Cameras: Red-light cameras reduce violations and injuries overall, but increase rear-end crashes. Their effectiveness as a safety measure is still being debated, says Paul Metaxatos, a researcher in the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 3555-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

19, Tuesday: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Davis Health and Wellness Center, the first school health center in Brighton Park, sponsored by UI Health. 3050 W. 39th Place. Annex, 10 – 11 a.m. Contact Sherri McGinnis González, (312) 996-8277; smcginn@uic.edu

19, Tuesday: Black History Month. Keynote speaker Donna Brazile, political strategist and author. 4 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5070.

19, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Chef Edna Lewis on African-American food traditions. Noon – 1 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

19, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Nu:BC Collective, new music. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.  Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

19, Tuesday: “Prescription Drugs and Violence: A hidden epidemic.” Dr. David Healy, psychopharmacologist. 3 p.m. Room 2028, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-8910.

20, Wednesday: Open Master Class. Corey Hamm, classical piano. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

21, Thursday: Annual head-shaving event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. UI Hospital, 1740 W. Taylor St., 5th floor, 8 – 10 a.m. To sign up to be a “shavee” or to volunteer or donate, visit www.stbaldricks.org. Contact Sherri McGinnis González, (312) 996-8277; smcginn@uic.edu

22, Friday: 23rd Annual Blues Cabaret featuring Mississippi Heat. 7 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. $25 includes soul food buffet. $10 UIC student tickets only available at door; one per student i-card. Call (312) 413-5070.

22, Friday: Minority Health in the Midwest conference to eliminate health disparities in underserved populations. Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Registration required: http://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8518767

22, Friday: “What is a Life Worth?” Exhibit opening. Photography by Sarah Jane Rhee. 4 – 7 p.m. UIC Social Justice Initiative’s Pop Up Just Art Space, 729 W. Maxwell St. Free. Call (312) 996-2961.

Feb. 22-March 3: “The Bluest Eye.” Toni Morrison’s novel, adapted for the stage by Lydia Diamond, directed by Derrick Sanders. 7:30 p.m., Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday.  UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.
$11 – 16. Call (312) 996-2977.

25, Monday: Fourth Annual High School Jazz Festival. Ensemble competitions and workshops led by UIC jazz faculty. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

25, Monday: Miguel Zenón with UIC Jazz Faculty Combo and UIC Jazz Ensemble. 7 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. $10; $7 with student ID, at www.theatreandmusic.aa.uic.edu or at the door. Call (312) 996-6068.

Thru March 9: “Observer Effect.” Group show of art incorporating processes akin to the scientific method. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

March 11: The Irving Thalberg Memorial Lecture. “Moving on the Evidence-Based Policy: Experiments Versus the Modeling of Society.” Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and University of California-San Diego. 3:30 p.m. Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-2480.

April 4. “Food Justice and American Injustice.” Erich Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” 5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6352.

Thru May 31: “Commerce in Human Souls: The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade.” Exhibition. Richard J. Daley Library, Special Collections Dept., 2nd floor. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday (until 5/14). 801 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-2742.

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