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

Week of March 02, 2015

PARCC Test for CPS
Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

Chicago Public Schools has reversed its decision not to administer the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, and all students in 3rd through 8th grades will take it. Paul Zavitkovsky, UIC educational leadership coach, has researched achievement testing and can comment.

Expedia/Orbitz Merger
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Expedia agreed to buy Orbitz Worldwide for about $1.3 billion in cash, adding another well-known brand to its ranks. Could the tentative merger hurt the travel business? Will travel agencies go away?  Kim Moon, UIC lecturer in managerial studies, can comment.

04, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Inspired by the Gallery 400 exhibition "Visibility Machines," these six short films probe the ways in which military projects have  transformed and politicized our relationship to images and the realities they appear to represent. 7 - 9 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

"No Turning Back"
04, Wednesday | Suggested donation, $5-10 | Call: (312) 996-6068

The University Band performs music by Chance, Mackey, Williams and McBeth, directed by Nicholas Carlson. 7:30 - 9 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.

"The System Isn't Working Anymore"
07, Saturday | Suggested donation: $5-10 | Call: (312) 996-608

The UIC Wind Ensemble, conducted by José Oliver Riojas, plays Newman's "Blow it Up, Start Again," Grainger's "Spoon River," and “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein's "West Side Story," among other works. 7:30 - 9 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.

International Women's Day: Celebrating Our Voices
08, Sunday | Free | Call: (312) 413-5353

Feminist writers of all genders, abilities, and ages are invited to take part in timed writing exercises. Space limited; please reserve at Eventbrite. 3 - 5 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

11, Wednesday| Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

UIC filmmaker Edgar Barens will screen his Academy Award-nominated film, "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall," followed by a Q&A with the director. 7 p.m. Alumni Hall, NEIU, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Black Deaf Culture & History
11, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Benro Ogunyipe, State of Illinois Department of Human Services, will discuss how today’s black deaf community is shaped by two cultures and communities. Manako Yabe, UIC Disability Resource Center, will moderate. Presented by UIC's African American Cultural Center and Disability Resource Center. ASL interpretation provided. Noon - 1:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St. 

17, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 999-2950

The Grace Holt Memorial Lecture, presented by the UIC department of African American studies. Michael Crutcher, Jr., author of "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood," will examine the politics of race, urban affairs, criminalization and education in New Orleans. 4 - 6 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St.

"Who Run the Classroom?"
18, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2441

Jennifer Richardson, UIC, and Kevin Allred, Rutgers University, will discuss their use of the music and career of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter to explore black feminist theory and contemporary issues of class, race, gender and sexuality. Students will present their midterm projects that offer critical analysis of pieces of Beyoncé’s work. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Lecture Center A1, 805 S. Morgan 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.