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

Week of Sept. 19, 2016

Election and Markets
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Many Americans are concerned about how the presidential election might affect the markets and their portfolios. And some investors are weighing how either candidate may affect their overall investment strategy. Dale Rosenthal, assistant professor of finance and former hedge-fund strategist, can offer his comments about how the outcome of the election might impact the markets.

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

As hundreds of thousands of refugees risk their lives in various parts of the world, the United Nations approved a declaration aimed at standardizing responses to refugee situations and providing better assistance to refugees. Alexandra Filindra, UIC assistant professor of political science, can discuss issues being addressed at the UN's summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, and specifically how the issue is being handled in the European Union. Filindra is co-organizer of an upcoming conference addressing questions of EU governance and migration policy

Innovation, Diversity and Social Justice in Today's World
19, Monday| Open to media | Call: (312) 355-2522

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, will lecture on the intersection of diversity, innovation and social justice. 2 - 3 p.m., Room 2850, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St.

'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.

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, Residents' Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St.

Oct. 6 | Free, Advance registration required | Call: (312) 413-3892

Two new web-based projects showcasing past and present Latino art in Chicago will be introduced during a special event presented by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a UIC-based national Latino research consortium. Reception 5 - 7 p.m.; program begins at 5:30 p.m. Online registration is required by Sept. 31National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th 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.