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

Week of March 09, 2015

Reading Levels
Contact Anne Ranallo (312) 355-2523 /

Parents and principals must take the lead and teach students to read among many disciplines if elementary reading skills are to improve, especially among young black males, says Alfred Tatum, dean of the UIC College of Education. Tatum recently received a $1 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation to establish a program for literacy leadership.

10, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

The 11-member troupe comprises trios of piano, violin, and clarinet to play dance and folk music by Bartok and others. The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble has been praised by the New York Times for its "conviction, authority, and finesse." 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.

11, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068
Basso cantante Myron Myers has been a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony and the Grant Park Symphony. He has made two tours of Europe with Maestro Page with the Prague Radio Orchestra and the Staatorchester Halle. 3 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison 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. 

11, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-3141

Phyllis Zagano, award-winning Catholic scholar and columnist for National Catholic Reporter.  3 - 5 p.m. Room 1501, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St.

14, Saturday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

"Karen Reimer: Endless," a catalogue of the work of pioneer contemporary craft artist Karen Reimer, was co-published by UIC's Gallery 400 and WhiteWalls. Its launch will include a Q&A moderated by Gallery 400 Director Lorelei Stewart.4 - 6 p.m. Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 4 Burton Place.

17, Tuesday | Free | Call: (999) 996-2950

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.

18, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

Talk featuring Anthony Clark, author of "The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity and Enshrine Their Legacies." Hosted by UIC department of political science. 11 a.m. Room 140, Behavioral Sciences Building, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

19, Thursday | Free| Call: (312) 413-8702

More than 60 employers looking to hire students and alumni will be at the 25th annual All Majors Career Fair. The fair, hosted by the UIC Office of Career Services, is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.  The event is open to UIC students and alumni only. Students should bring their iCard for admission.

April 23-24 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6352 or

Government officials, non-governmental organization leaders, researchers and students from the U.S., Canada and the Middle East will discuss trans-border water systems, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes and Jordan River. Room 605, Student Center East, 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.