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

Week of Sept. 14, 2015

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

New voter registration, volunteer opportunities, and a guest lecture on Sept. 16 highlight UIC's observance of Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. All events, organized by the UIC department of political science and other campus groups, are free and open to the public. 

16, Wednesday | Free | Call: (999) 996-3105

Constitution Day lecture by Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former director of Midwest Immigrant Rights Center of Travelers & Immigrants Aid, DePaul University ombudsperson, and instructor at the Legal Clinic Asylum Project in DePaul's College of Law. Noon. Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted 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. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATIONStudent Center East, Illinois Room C, 750 S. Halsted St.

17, Thursday | $25; free to students and educators | Call: (312) 355-0088

Policy makers, civic leaders, researchers and journalists will discuss real and potential shifts in health care, environmental and energy policy since the landmark legislation of the 1960s and '70s. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

18, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 413-9816

The UIC Office of Sustainability will transform parking spaces into temporary parks to observe this annual worldwide event. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Outdoor yoga at noon. Bike maintenance checks from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parking Lot J, southeast corner of Taylor and Paulina streets (near UIC School of Public Health).

21, Monday | Pay-what-you-can | Call: (312) 996-2977

UIC's flagship jazz ensemble plays Chicago's premier jazz club. 8 - 9 p.m. Jazz Showcase, 809 S. Plymouth Court.

23, Wednesday| Free| Call:(312) 996-2300

Open to students of all majors. Employers will be recruiting for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships. Open to UIC students and alumni only. 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. To schedule media interview opportunities, contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; email

23, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3774

Lecture by Benjamin I. Page, author and Northwestern University professor. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 1115, 1007 W. Harrison 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.