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Week of May 08, 2017

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

From lead pipes to oil pipelines and EPA budget cuts to pollution, the Great Lakes region is currently facing several critical issues. Government officials, researchers and community leaders from the U.S. and Canada will convene May 10-11 at "Untrouble the Waters," a summit organized by UIC's Freshwater Lab. Rachel Havrelock, founder of the lab, can preview the event, as well as discuss the region's threats, policies and preservation plans. 

Chicago region's green economy
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

What's the state of the Chicago area's clean economy? New data from the EDA University Center at UIC details information on employment and economic activity in the sector that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit. Janet Smith, the center's lead researcher and co-director of UIC's Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, can comment on the findings and the center's efforts to promote economic development, particularly with stakeholders in the Calumet Corridor.

10 - 11 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6352

UIC's Freshwater Lab's summit will bring together community leaders, government officials, and researchers from both the U.S. and Canada. They plan to address lead poisoning, oil pipelines, budget cuts and other threats to the Great Lakes region. Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Register online