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

Week of June 08, 2015

Reduced Special Ed Training
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

Illinois nearly closed the short-term route to become a special educator, and then did an about-face to allow licensed teachers to be endorsed as special educators with as few as four specialized courses, according to Michelle Parker-Katz, UIC clinical professor of special education. "Students with disabilities could be served by a person who has had very little experience with instructional supports, the intersections of disability and culture, work with families and community, or assessments that we use to identify students and monitor progress," she says.

ADA Anniversary
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

A book by Lennard J. Davis, distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences at UIC, is scheduled to be released next month in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In "Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights," Davis examines the groundbreaking ADA's formation, successes and shortcomings. Davis, an award-winning author and noted disability scholar, can discuss the unlikely alliances that led to ADA's establishment, its domestic and global impact, and contemporary issues surrounding disability rights in America.

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.

Thru Aug. 8 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Seven artists respond to Chicago's current social, political and economic conditions in sculpture, photography and audio.  Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.