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Week of Sept. 06, 2016

City Economic, Fiscal Resilience
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

A recent MacArthur Foundation-sponsored study that grouped cities together based on the similarity of their constraints (tax and expenditure limitations, access to general tax sources, or the connection between a city’s economy and its taxing authority) offers a better way to understand fiscal actions by cities, according to Michael Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Measuring and improving cities' economic and fiscal resilience will be the focus when Pagano and other national experts present Sept. 8 at an Urban Institute event in Washington, D.C. Pagano, professor of public administration and an expert in municipal finances and their intergovernmental support, is available to discuss the need for redesigned federal and state aid formulae to cities and the contemporary challenges impacting city officials' fiscal decision-making.

Police and Communities
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Recent events around the country have underscored calls for criminal justice reform and the need for police organizations to improve their relationships with the communities they serve. The Center for Public Safety and Justice, based in the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, provides training and technical assistance to communities throughout the U.S. on a variety of policing topics including operations, organizational structure and relationships with local government and community partnership teams. Juliana Stratton, director of the center, can discuss community policing, procedural justice, conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques and how each can help address issues facing communities across the nation.

15, Thursday | $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. Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and Chicago Tribune editorial board member, will deliver the keynote address. 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Online registration required. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

16, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2445

Event honors the legacy of the late Louise Año Nuevo Kerr, UIC 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. NEW ROOM LOCATION: Illinois Room B, 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.