Weekly Advisory: March 24, 2014

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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 or Meds? Buying food to eat is more important than purchasing prescriptions for many chronically ill Americans, according to a new study. Dan Touchette, UIC associate professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online) 25, Tuesday: Veggie coloring contest and food-of-the-month celery tasting. UIC SNAP-Ed program and the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotions. Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary, 1340 W. 71st St. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. (lunch) and 3 – 4 p.m. (assembly). Call (773) 456-0239. 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. April 2: “Relationship Matters: Black Dads, the Streets and the Justice System.” Forum on the value of positive relationships that black dads hold with their children and others. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. Free. Pre-registration is required. Call (312) 413-8702. 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. NOTE NEW GALLERY HOURS. Thru Aug. 29: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” Exhibition. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549. Feedback welcome.