Weekly Advisory: July 22, 2014

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UIC Experts

Red Light Cameras: The recent report detailing flaws in Chicago’s red light camera network lends credence to the view that revenue rather than safety is the system’s objective, according to Rajiv Shah, UIC adjunct assistant professor of communication. Shah, who researches the use of surveillance technology and red light cameras in Chicago, says tickets should be tracked using consistent standards if they are intended to affect driver behavior. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 9967681; bflood@uic.edu

Taxi vs. Ride-share:  Ride-share companies shouldn’t be over-regulated, rather, taxi companies should be deregulated to better compete in the smartphone-driven environment, says Steve Schlickman, executive director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 3554789; aranallo@uic.edu

CPS Cuts: The layoff off 1,000 teachers and five percent budget cuts in welcoming schools validate parents’ concerns that their children’s schools should not have been closed, says Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy studies, who interviewed parents in-depth. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-4789; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

21, Monday: Porch concert with Merit School of Music. Comunidad de Alegre Program students, ages 6 -13, on violin, viola, cello and bass.  6 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free.Call (312) 413-5353.

21 – 25: Theatre Camp for High School Students. Led by David Kersnar, co-founder of Lookingglass Theatre Company, with instruction by UIC faculty. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. $475. Call (312) 996-2867.

21 – 25: Jazz Camp for High School Students. Led by Andy Baker, UIC Jazz Ensemble director, with UIC faculty.10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. $475. Call (312) 996-2867.

23, Wednesday: “Policing Black Youth.” Black Youth Project 100 on policing and incarceration for marijuana violations. 6 – 8 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

27, Sunday: “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story.” Film and discussion on a man sentenced to four life terms for armed robbery at age 15. 2 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

July 28 – Aug. 2: Symphonic Band Camp for High School Students. Led by Jose Oliver Riojas, director of UIC Bands. 4 – 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. $245. Call (312) 996-2867.

Thru Aug. 9: “Nice Work if You Can Get It.”  Art exhibition. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Thru Aug. 10: UIC Free Art School. One-day classes, led by UIC art faculty and other noted artists. Various locations. Details at http://artandarthistory.uic.edu/impact. Free. Call (312) 413-5358.

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.

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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