Weekly Advisory: May 13, 2013

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UIC Experts

SEL Bill: Legislation proposed in Congress last week would allow professional development funding for teachers and principals to be used for social and emotional learning programming. Roger Weissberg, NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning at UIC, says schools nationwide are incorporating research that indicates SEL promotes positive behaviors and learning environments, and better academic achievement. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

School Closings: Some CPS closings will move students with disabilities from special education to general education classrooms. Federico Waitoller, UIC assistant professor of special education, can discuss the likely impacts of closings on these students. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

18, Saturday: Get Set conference. Interagency efforts to help students with disabilities move from high school to adult life. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Field Office, 2102 W. Ogden Ave. Free. Call (312) 996-3014.

23, Thursday: “Intersection/Intervention: Disability in Museums.” Professional development workshop for museum professionals. 9 a.m. – noon. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. $20; students $5. Call (312) 413-5353.

24, Friday: “Pardon Me, Where is the Kitchen?” Performance art by 2013 TED Fellow Christine Sum.  6 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Thru June 15: “I Think We’re Ready to Go to the Next Sequence: The Legacy of the Halflifers.” Retrospective of video work since 1990 by Torsten Zenas Burns and Anthony Discenza. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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