Weekly Advisory: September 8, 2014

UIC Experts

New iPhone: Rumors of a wearable device and larger screen are swirling in advance of Apple’s iPhone6 introduction. Steve Jones, new media expert and UIC distinguished professor of communication, says users are de facto “wearing” their smartphones on them all the time anyway, so it makes sense to have them more accessible and worn on the wrist. The screen development is a sign of how reliant people are on their devices, in part for productivity reasons (easier typing, reading) and entertainment (viewing video), he says. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

Red Light Cameras = Safety?: There is no evidence Chicago’s red light camera network offers drivers a significant safety benefit, according to a new exploratory study by Rajiv Shah, UIC adjunct assistant professor of communication. The report by Shah, who researches the use of surveillance technology and red light cameras in Chicago, analyzes accident data and ticket data from 2009 through 2012. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681; bflood@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

9, Tuesday: Tuesdays-at-One concert. The Estrella Consort, saxophone quartet. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

13, Saturday: Naperville Independent Film Festival. “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” provides a fascinating account of how hospice can profoundly touch the forsaken lives of the incarcerated. To interview UIC’s Oscar-nominated filmmaker Edgar Barens, call (312) 413-8702.

13, Saturday: UIC Open House <http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/prospective_students/openhouse/index.html>. Admissions and financial aid sessions, campus tours, student panels and college information tables. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Call (312) 996-4350. openhouse.uic.edu

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.

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 throughThursday, 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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