Weekly Advisory: March 17, 2014

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Crimea: Crimea’s referendum vote doesn’t officially allow Russia to annex the region, which will be in international limbo much like Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia, says Ryan Maness, UIC adjunct assistant professor in political science. Maness, an expert in Russian energy and foreign policy, doesn’t foresee Western leaders imposing enough sanctions for Russia to recant its actions to control Crimea for its naval base and natural gas pipeline potential. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

TB Day: World TB Day is commemorated each March 24 to raise awareness about the effects of tuberculosis, a bacteria that usually attacks the lungs and kills an estimated 1.4 million people each year. Scott Franzblau, UIC professor and director of the Institute for Tuberculosis Research, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

Food Facts: More fruits and vegetables are being eaten by low-income students and wastefulness of healthy food has not risen following new U.S. guidelines on school lunches, according to a new study. Shannon Zenk, UIC  associate professor of health systems science, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events:

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

18, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup: “Home-Grown Activism, the UIC Heritage Garden. “Noon – 1 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

18, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert.  UIC Jazz Ensemble.  1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

19, Wednesday: “New World Disorder: The Decline of U.S. Power.”  Noon – 1:30 p.m.  David Ranney, UIC professor emeritus. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 96-2977.

19, Wednesday: “Sports, Sexuality, and International Politics:  Sochi 2014.” Noon. UIC Library. Room 1-470, 801 S. Morgan St. Free. RSVP by March 18. Call (312) 355-0867.

19, Wednesday: “Nonprofits and Voter Mobilization.” Kelly LeRoux, UIC assistant professor of public administration. Noon – 1 p.m. Room 110, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 355-0088.

19, Wednesday: Music Master Class. Jacques Israelievitch, classical violin. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

26, Wednesday:  Concert: “Heroes.” Music by Copland, Holst and others performed by UIC faculty and guest artists. 7:30 – 10 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

April 2: Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff. DJ Noyze and FIA Modern. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad (located outside directly west of Student Center East), 750 S. Halsted St. In case of rain, event will be held in Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

Thru May 9: “Chicagoaxaca.” Exhibition. 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. Free. Call (312) 355-5922.

Thru Aug. 29: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” Exhibition. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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