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

Week of Sept. 08, 2015

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Sheryl Underwood, comedian, UIC graduate and host of CBS' “The Talk” daytime show, will visit campus to speak with UIC students. Underwood, a 1987 alumna in communication and theatre, is scheduled to discuss her college experience and offer advice during a live Q&A that will include questions via Twitter. Her talk, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, is for the UIC community. Open to media. To attend, contact Brian Flood,

UAW Contract Talks
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

The United Auto Workers (UAW) contract negotiations with the Big Three -- Ford, Chrysler and GM -- represent an opportunity to expand on the collaborative relations that have help to renew both the industry and the union, says UIC labor expert Robert Bruno. The challenge, Bruno says, will be finding the correct way to reconfigure wages so that workers are more appropriately compensated and the companies can continue to grow jobs.

Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference
10-11| Donations accepted | Call: (312) 413-8702

Charles Hounmenou, assistant professor at UIC's Jane Addams College of Social Work, will show how environment (cultural, social or economic) shape child prostitution practices in West Africa. He will highlight the connection between child prostitution and migration in the region. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

16, Wednesday | Free

The UIC School of Public Health will host “The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave: Then & Now,” a free, public forum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave that killed more than 700 people. Speakers include WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling and Dr. Edmund Donoghue, Cook County medical examiner, 1995. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration required. 1603 W. Taylor St.

16, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Panel discussion addressing diverse topics raised by the popular FOX drama series. Jane Rhodes, UIC professor and head of African American studies; Roderick Ferguson, UIC professor of African American studies and gender and women's studies; and Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of African American studies, gender and women's studies, and history. 5 - 6:30 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd floor, 830 S. Halsted St.

24, Thursday | $30; $25 students, members & seniors | Call: (312) 996-2445

Film Screening. "Hecho en México," directed by Duncan Bridgeman. Audience discussion and reception will follow. Event is a fundraiser for the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program's Student Scholarship Fund. 6 - 9 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St. Parking available next door. Tickets available online.