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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 /

Week of January 23, 2017

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

In a new report issued by UIC's Great Cities Institute, researchers investigated several factors -- physical, student, geographic, political and neighborhood demographics -- that led to the closure of public schools in Chicago between 2000 and 2013. The findings reveal that building utilization and student performance were predictors of these closures, but so was the race of students in each school. Report co-author Rachel Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy and a faculty fellow at the institute, can comment. 

Feb. 2| Free | Call: (312) 355-4549

The UIC College of Dentistry will conduct free examinations and provide oral health education to students from St. Malachy School and kids from Chicagoland Easter Seals at the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. The children will be visited by the Tooth Fairy and Sparky D. Dragon, UIC's mascot. 8:30 a.m. to noon. College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St. The pediatric dental clinics are located on the second floor.

Feb. 2 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6352

Book presentation by Patrisia Macias, UIC assistant professor of sociology and Latin American and Latino studies. Commentators are Adam Goodman, UIC assistant professor of Latin American and Latino studies, and Amalia Pallares, UIC professor of Latin American and Latino studies and political science. 3:30 - 5 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St.