Weekly Advisory: March 18, 2013

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

CHA’s Lathrop Homes: Neighbors, activists and preservationists argue that the Lathrop Homes should be remodeled as tiered-rate rentals, not replaced by market-rate condos. Janet Smith, co-director of UIC’s Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, has researched the CHA plans and can comment. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2623; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

19, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. Music of composer Marc Mellits played by UIC faculty and guest artists. 1-1:50 p.m. Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, Recital Hall L060, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

19, Tuesday: “The Transformation of African Markets.” Benet DeBerry-Spence, UIC. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

21, Thursday: “Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage.” Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, on his new book. 2 – 4:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

21, Thursday: “Lessons from the Heartland.” Barbara Miner on her book chronicling 50 years in the Milwaukee public school system. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

22, Friday: Art opening. “Body Doubles.” MFA thesis exhibition and reception. 5 – 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

April 4: “Think Global/Garden Local.” Laurell Sims, Growing Power Chicago, and Seneca Kern, WeFarm America. Noon. Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. RSVP to glc@las.uic.edu. Call (312) 355-0867.

April 4. “Food Justice and American Injustice.” Erich Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” 5 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

April 10: “Why Health Disparities Matter.” Dr. M. Roy Wilson, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 4 p.m. UIC College of Medicine Research Building, Moss Auditorium, 909 S. Wolcott Ave. Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

April 15-16: “Shari’a and Halakha in America.” Conference presented by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., and UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

April 17: “Wise and Effective Academic Governance in an Age of Challenge.” Larry R. Faulkner, University of Texas at Austin. 4 p.m. Student Center West, Thompson Room, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

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