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

Week of Sept. 12, 2016

Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

Hillary Clinton was diagnosed last Friday with pneumonia and placed on antibiotics. Dr. Susan Bleasdale, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and medical director of infection control at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, can talk about the pneumonia diagnosis, its treatment, and prognosis for the next potential president of the United States.

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, and 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.  

'Why Inequality Does Not Matter'
21, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3774

Lecture by Deirdre McCloskey, UIC distinguished professor emerita of economics and history. Q&A session will follow presentation as time allows. Noon - 1 p.m. Room 1115, Behavioral Sciences Building, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

22, Thursday | Free for UIC students, alumni | Call: (312) 996-2300

UIC will host its first career fair of the year. It's free and exclusively for UIC students and alumni. Job-seekers are encouraged to visit the Office of Career Services website for a complete list of registered organizations. 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

Conference: 'Fortress Europe or E Pluribus Unum?'
Sept. 23-24 | Free | Call: (312) 996-1234

Experts to address issues of migration and asylum policy in the European Union. Featured panels and presentations will cover topics such as European Union responses to the refugee crisis, immigrant and refugee integration, ethical and legal implications, and comparisons to migration governance and citizens' attitudes in North America. Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

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. Room 207, UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.