Weekly Advisory: September 15, 2014

UIC Experts

One Transit Board: Metropolitan Chicago’s transit governance structure prevents integration of transit modes, undermines accountability and wastes scarce resources, says Steve Schlickman, executive director of UIC’s Urban Transportation Center. Schlickman urges that a single agency and board oversee all operations. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

iWatch Intro: Apple’s introduction of its new iWatch makes sense for accessibility purposes since users are de facto “wearing” their smartphones on them all the time anyway, says Steve Jones, UIC distinguished professor of communication. Jones, an expert on the cultural impact of new media platforms and devices, says the iWatch’s battery life will be a key issue for overall consumer acceptance. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

16, Tuesday: Master Class: Bartok and Browning.  Ensemble P/4 pairs Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with “Venus Notorious” by Zack Browning. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

17, Wednesday: Art Lecture. Conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas on identity, history, popular culture and the construction of race, with Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of African American and gender studies.  6 – 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

17, Wednesday: National Constitution Day. Voter Registration. 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m. Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-3105.

17, Wednesday: National Constitution Day Lecture. “The Hidden Constitution: National Security, Electronic Surveillance and Privacy in an Age of Terror.” Matthew Lippman, UIC professor emeritus of criminology, law and justice. Noon. Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-3105.

19, Friday: “Planning for the Just City.” Susan Fainstein, Harvard University Gradual School of Design, on planning in New York, Singapore and Amsterdam.  Noon – 1 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

19-20: “Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse.” Performance by Los Angeles art collective My Barbarian on motherhood as a revolutionary state.Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

24, Wednesday: “The Chicago City Council and the Future of Chicago.”  Future of Chicago Lecture Series. Edward Burke, 14th Ward alderman. Noon. Lecture Center F3, 807 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

25, Thursday: “Living with Walls:  From the Berlin Wall to the U.S. Border Fence.” Panel discussion.Noon. UIC Library. Room 1-470, 801 S. Morgan St. Free. RSVP by Sept. 22. Call (312) 355-0867.

25, Thursday: Banned Books Week Readout. Open-air readings from Charles Darwin, Elie Weisel, Sherman Alexie and others. Noon – 2 p.m. Quad in front of UIC Library, 800 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-2716.

25, Thursday: The 37th Fall Diversity Career Day. Open and free ONLY to UIC students and alumni.10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. For more details, call (312) 413-2426.

25, Thursday: “South Asian American History, Culture and Community.” Exhibit reception. 4  – 6 p.m. A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., 2nd floor. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

29, Monday: “Homelessness in Chicago.” Future of Chicago Lecture Series. Hannah Willage, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Noon. Lecture Center F3, 807 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 413-3780.

Thru Oct. 31: “South Asian American History, Culture and Community.” Exhibit. Monday – Thursday, noon – 9 p.m.; Friday, noon – 5 p.m. A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., 2nd floor. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off.  Tuesday -Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.  Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

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