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

Week of November 24, 2014

Immigration Action
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

President Obama's executive action on immigration is a step in the right direction, but six years too late, says Maria de los Angeles Torres, UIC professor of Latin American and Latino studies. Torres, who came to the US via Operation Pedro Pan in the early 1960s and was among more than 600,000 Cubans paroled by executive order from 1959-1972, says earlier action by the president would have spared 2 million people and their families from deportations and divisions. Congress should take action now, says Torres, who is also executive director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research.

"Giving Tuesday"
Contact Jessica Stanczak: (312) 413-8517 /

Students celebrating the national day of giving back and giving thanks for those who make a difference won't be hard to spot at UIC on Dec. 2. They'll be wearing red superhero capes, given to those who donate $5 or more to any of dozens of scholarship funds at the university. 

24, Monday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Anthony Elms, associate curator at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, editor of WhiteWalls, and co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

24, Monday | Donation | Call: (312) 996-6068

The UIC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andy Baker, performs Benny Carter's quintessential big band suite, written for Count Basie's orchestra. Also introducing UIC's newest jazz group, the Jazz Workshop. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Suggested donation: $10, $5 for students.

25, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 966-6068

A dynamic, mixed-chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring new sounds. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. 

"The Future of Chicago Public Schools"
Dec. 3 | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

Future of Chicago Lecture Series. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief executive officer, Chicago Public Schools. Noon. Lecture Center F3, 807 S. Morgan St.