Weekly Advisory: June 23, 2014

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School Closings’ Impact: One year after Chicago closed 50 schools, parents still prefer their children’s old schools, which the city treated as “portfolio” liabilities rather than stabilizing institutions, says education professor Pauline Lipman, who interviewed parents for a new report. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Deadly Dip: Years of using smokeless tobacco while playing professional baseball took the life of Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, who died last week of cancer of the salivary glands. Dr. Joel Schwartz, professor of oral medicine and pathology, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

25, Wednesday: “Americana.” UIC Summer Wind Ensemble plays Copland, Gershwin, Morton Gould and Donald Granham. 7:30 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2867.

27, Friday: “Queerest House in Chicago?” Tour and discussion of 20th-century gender nonconformity. 3 – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

27, Friday:  Art opening: “Nice Work if You Can Get It.”  Reception, 5 – 8 p.m. On view through August 9; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.  Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

27, Friday: “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Premiere film screening.  6 – 9 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free; reservations required at americanrevolutionaryscreening.eventbrite.com.  Call (312) 413-5353.

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-August 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 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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