Weekly Advisory: July 7, 2014

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Facebook Experiment: The public revelation that Facebook manipulated random users’ news feeds to change the number of positive and negative posts is more surprising than the practice, according to Steve Jones, UIC distinguished professor of communication. Jones says political campaigns and large companies often run ongoing message and search engine optimization on their websites to make changes and drive customer response. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-768; bflood@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

July 6 – 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.

July 14 – 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.

July 14 – 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.

July 19: “For Audre, Stories of Black Lesbian Motherhood.” Sistah Sinema Chicago presents three short films and discussion. 2 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria. $10; free to UIC students, faculty and staff with ID.  Call (773) 319-9332.

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 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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