Weekly Advisory: November 5, 2012

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Presidential Prediction: A statistical model based on short-term unemployment trends correctly predicts the electoral-vote tally in 17 of the 21 presidential elections since 1928. UIC political scientist Robert Bruhl, who developed the model in 2007, can explain its accuracy — and the prediction for Tuesday night. Contact Bill Burton, (312) 965-0377; burton@uic.edu

Schools’ Report Cards. Experts note the discrepancy between results of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, passed by 82 percent of third- through eighth-graders, and the Prairie State Achievement Exam, passed by only 51 percent of 10th-graders.  Paul Zavitkovsky, assessment specialist in the UIC Urban Education Leadership doctoral program, has an analysis. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Elected School Board?  An elected school board would not guarantee a better school system, but it would represent the community and be directly accountable to it, says Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy studies. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

6, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One. UIC Jazz Faculty. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

6, Tuesday: “Unequal Policies, Unequal Access: State Voting Laws and the Nonprofit Response.” Kelly LeRoux, UIC assistant professor of public administration.  3 – 4:30 p.m., Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700

7, Wednesday: UIC Jazz Combos. 7 – 8 p.m. Room L285, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

7, Wednesday: Music Master Class. Jennifer Cappelli, classical violin. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Recital Hall L-060 Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

7, Wednesday:  “Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora.” Art discussion of upcoming exhibition. 4 – 5 p.m. Gallery 400. 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

8, Thursday: “Walkable, Affordable and Preferable: The Sustainable Neighborhood.” Emily Talen,
Arizona State University. 3 – 4:30 p.m.  Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

Nov. 9-18: “Dying for It.” Moira Buffini’s adaptation of the celebrated Russian farce, “The Suicide,” by Nicolai Erdman. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. $11-16. Call (312) 996-2939.

14, Wednesday: “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself.” Book discussion and signing. Lorena Garcia, UIC. 4 – 6 p.m. Powell’s Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-3074.

Nov. 15 – 16: “The Holy War Conference.” Institute for the Humanities, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

16, Friday: “The Future of the Metropolitan Region.” Randy Blankenhorn, executive director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

Thru Nov. 21: “Black/Inside: A History of Captivity & Confinement in the U.S.” Exhibit. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

28, Wednesday: “The State of the State After Elections.” Jim Edgar, former Illinois governor. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

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