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

Week of February 09, 2015

Vaccine Debates
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

The balance between personal liberty and collective safety has been a long-time issue involving public health measures, says Robert Johnston, UIC professor of history. Johnston, who is working on a book about the controversies over vaccination in U.S. history, can discuss contemporary political and societial debates over vaccinations and place them in context with earlier disputes.

Illinois Corruption
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

A new book co-authored by Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, examines Illinois' culture of corruption, its historical roots, and explains the reasons political corruption continues. Simpson, a former Chicago alderman, can discuss findings in the book, "Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism and Criminality," as well as proposed anti-corruption efforts and what issues voters should look at when considering candidates in the upcoming elections.

The Iconography of Contagion: Online Exhibition and WPA posters
12, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Multimedia presentation that explores the historic relationship between public health and visual culture. Noon - 1:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Library, Addams Hall, Room 200, 830 S. Halsted St.

Get Insured
13 - 15 | Free | Call: (312) 413-2695

UI Health, together with Get Covered Illinois, the official state health insurance marketplace, will have certified insurance application counselors available for extended hours at UI Health to help people sign up for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline. Feb. 13 and 14, noon - 10 p.m.; Feb. 15, noon - 11 p.m. 1740 W. Taylor St.

18, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6352

Roundtable discussion examining issues surrounding the Charlie Hebdo attacks, including the importance of contextualization. 2:30 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St.

African American Farming Practices
19, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Discussion featuring Carolyn Thomas, director and co-founder of God’s Gang, a nonprofit urban farm training program for youth, and Rev. Albert Sampson, founder of George Washington Carver F.A.R.M.S. Noon - 1:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. 

25th Annual and Final Blues Cabaret
27, Friday | $15 includes soul food buffet; UIC students free with valid i-card | Call: (312) 413-5070

Featuring Big James and the Chicago Playboys. Opening act: LaJa’ and the Jazz Blue Band. 7 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

Thru June 30 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Showcase of objects, images and texts exploring the legacy of the Chicago’s 1940 American Negro Exposition. Open Monday -  Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment. UIC African American Cultural Center Library, Addams Hall, Room 200, 830 S. Halsted St.