Weekly Advisory: September 22, 2014

UIC Experts

Undocumented Immigrant Youths: Undocumented youths are not nearly literate enough to understand the documents used in adjudicating their cases, says Bill Teale, director of the UIC Center for Literacy. Teale recently studied unaccompanied youths in a detainment center. Contact Anne Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; aranallo@uic.edu

Sovaldi Study: More than 8 percent of patients being treated for hepatitis C with the $1,000-per-pill drug Sovaldi stopped taking it, according to a new CVS/Caremark study. The report found that the percentage was four times higher than clinical trials but lower than discontinuation rates at non-CVS pharmacies. The opposite was true at UIC Specialty Pharmacy Services, where all 84 patients from January through June 2014 completed treatment. JoAnn Stubbings, clinical associate professor and assistant director of UIC’s Specialty Pharmacy Services, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

UIC Events

23, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. UIC jazz faculty: Ernie Adams (drums), Andy Baker (trombone), Victor Garcia (trumpet), Chris Madsen (saxophone), Stewart Miller (bass), Dan Murphy (piano) and Zvonimir Tot (guitar). 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

23, Tuesday: “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”Documentary on plastic waste. 3:30 p.m. Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B, 803 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-3095.

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.

24, Wednesday:“Street Jobs and the Informal Economy.”T.C. O’Rourke, Chicago Pedicab Association; Elizabeth Kregor, University of Chicago; Kathleen Dunn, Loyola University Chicago. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

24, Wednesday: Concert on the Quad. UIC Wind Ensemble conducted by José Oliver Riojas. 1 p.m. East Campus Quad, Polk and Peoria streets. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

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 Wiesel, Toni Morrison and others. Noon – 2 p.m. East Campus Quad, Polk and Peoria streets. Free. Call (312) 413-0394.

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. 18: “Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse.”  Art exhibition. Multimedia show by Los Angeles art collective My Barbarian on feminism, motherhood and creativity. Tuesday -Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

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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