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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 / newstips@uic.edu

Week of Aug. 29, 2016

 
 
Soaring Pharmaceutical Prices
 
Contact Sam Hostettler: (312) 355-2522/ samhos@uic.edu

Pharmaceutical company Mylan came under fire last week after announcing it was raising the price of its allergic reaction medication, EpiPen, to more than $600 for a two-pen set, an increase of about $500 from nine years ago. The high cost of pharmaceuticals is not limited to EpiPen. Per capita prescription drug spending in the U.S. exceeds that in all other countries, and the products now comprise an estimated 17 percent of overall personal health care services. Glen Schumock, professor and head of the UIC department of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy, can discuss.

 
Politics of Insecurity
 
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 / bflood@uic.edu

In his latest book, "America and the Politics of Insecurity," UIC professor Andrew Rojecki analyzes three domains of American insecurity: economic, environmental and existential.  Rojecki, associate professor of communication, examines responses to the Great Recession by groups such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street; considers why the growing demand for fossil fuels makes people disregard global warming; and explores the desire for security measures that restrict personal freedom in the age of terrorism. He is available to discuss how these issues are surfacing in the current presidential election and the relationship between the mass media and political movements, racial politics and public opinion.

 
 
 
Sept. 15 | $25; free to students and educators | Call: (312) 413-2194

"Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow." Policy makers, civic leaders, researchers and journalists will discuss migration, training and education in relation to contemporary challenges in metropolitan economies. 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Online registration required. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

 
 
Sept. 16 | Free | Call: (312) 996-2445

Event honors the legacy of the late Louise Año Nuevo Kerr, associate professor emeritus of history and former associate vice chancellor of academic affairs, who was known for her research on Mexicans and Mexican-American immigration to Chicago. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Space is limited. Advance online registration required.  

 
 
Thru Dec. 9 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Works of six Chicago-area artists are featured in the final installment of the exhibition series marking the 25th anniversary of African American Cultural Center at UIC. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and by appointment. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.