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

Week of March 30, 2015

Learning from Reddit
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

From altruism and charitable giving to mob action and gender and racial politics,'s culture can be considered contradictory, says Adrienne Massanari, UIC assistant professor of communication. Massanari's new book investigates the platform’s community values and creation of culture, and users' efforts to contend with negative practices. She can address Reddit and other similar user-centered sites, social and cultural impacts of new media, digital ethics and youth culture.

Jazz Master Class: Charles Heath
30, Monday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

Charles Heath, drummer for Ramsey Lewis, McCoy Tyner and Dee Dee Bridgewater, leads a master class in jazz drums and combo. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1044 W. Harrison St.

Tuesdays-at-One Concert: "Faculty Fairy Tales"
31, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

Violist Karl Davies, clarinetist Gene Collerd and pianist John Goodwin perform chamber music by Mozart and Schumann. 1 - 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.

31, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-3335

Iker Gil, Rick Valicenti and Bud Rodecker discuss MAS Context, a Chicago-based quarterly journal that addresses issues affecting the urban context. 6 - 8 p.m. Room 1100, Architecture & Design Studios, 845 W. Harrison St.

Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff
01, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Live performances from UIC students. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad, located outside directly west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. (In case of rain, event will be held in Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St.)

02, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

Panelists discuss the growing Latino population in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Craig Chico, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council; Emilio Carasquillo, Neighborhood Housing Services; Henry Cervantes, Resurrection Project. Noon - 1:30 p.m. Gallery 400 Lecture Room, 412 S. Peoria St.

02, Thursday | Free | Call: 312-996-6114

Philosopher and intellectual historian Susan Buck-Morss, distinguished professor of political philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, speaks on "Year One," her forthcoming book. 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

07, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

Join a free screening of the 2014 Academy Award nominated documentary "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall." This film chronicles the impact incarceration has on families, including the dilemma faced by the incarcerated - death behind bars. Edgar Barens, the film’s director and staff member at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, will be present for a post-screening discussion. 5:30 -  8 p.m., UIC School of Public Health, Auditorium, 1603 W. Taylor St.

Black Lives Matter Lecture Series
08, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Reading and conversation with poet Claudia Rankine, author of "Citizen," winner of 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. Noon - 2 p.m. Room 613, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. 

Asian American Awareness Month Keynote
17, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Eddie Huang, chef, restaurateur and author, whose memoir inspired the new ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," will discuss having his life turned into a TV show and the challenges of preserving his Taiwanese roots in America. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

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.