Weekly Advisory: October 15, 2012

UIC Headlines

UIC Experts

Meter Deal: Chicago’s soon-to-be audited parking meter deal is the “poster child” for the city’s failed privatization strategy, says Evan McKenzie, UIC associate professor of political science. McKenzie says the city’s insolvency is due to “tax-phobic methods” such as TIFs and other tax breaks, borrowing, and selling/leasing income-producing public assets for short-term cash. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681

TIF Surplus: Chicago’s new budget includes revenue from a tax increment financing surplus. Rachel Weber, associate director of the UIC Great Cities Institute and an expert on TIF, can comment. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

15, Monday:  Music Master Class.  Andy Baker, jazz trombone and combo. 3 – 4:30 p.m. L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building. 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

16, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Rose Brewer, UIC visiting scholar, on her book “The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide.” Noon – 1 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

16, Tuesday:  Tuesdays-at-One. Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Kuang Hao, piano. 1-1:50 p.m. L060, Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

16, Tuesday: Artist’s Talk. Ramin Takloo-Bighash on the concept of the prime number in Karen Reimer’s work. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

17, Wednesday: “The Magic & Poetry of Havana.” Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández. 12:15 p.m. UIC Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

17, Wednesday: “Museums and Education.”  Panel discussion with Margaret Lindauer, VCU; Brigid Globensky, Milwaukee Art Museum; Joe Becker, UIC associate professor emeritus, educational psychology; Georgina Valverde, Art Institute of Chicago. 4 – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

18, Thursday: U.S. Deputy Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak discusses public health and the need for qualified medical clinicians and researchers.  Noon – 1:00 p.m. UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St., 1st floor auditorium. Contact Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez, (312) 996-8277

19, Friday: “Deep Routes: The Midwest in All Directions.” Book release party. Eight authors read their stories on global neoliberal capitalism. 6 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

(New Date) 19, Friday: “The Future of Corruption in Chicago.” Joe Ferguson, City of Chicago Inspector General. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780. (previously scheduled Oct. 17)

20, Saturday: The Effectiveness of Natural Products for Women’s Health symposium. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 833 S. Wood St.. $30 for the general public, $55 for pharmacists, $15 for students. Call (312) 413-9634.

22, Monday: “Black/Inside: A History of Captivity & Confinement in the U.S.” Exhibit opening reception. 6 – 8 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

Oct. 23 – 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.

24, Wednesday: “Corruption in Chicago.” James Laski, former Chicago city clerk and alderman. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

24, Wednesday: “Devil’s Bargain: Oil, Water, and Tyranny in Saudi Arabia.” Toby Jones, Rutgers University. 4 p.m. Institute for the Humanities, 701 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

25, Thursday:  “Art, Culture and Struggle.”  Artists Josh MacPhee and Ivan Arenas on art and social change. 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

26, Friday: “Reform of Cook County Government.” Larry Suffredin, Cook County Board commissioner. Noon. Lecture Center C3, 802 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

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

Nov. 16: “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.

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