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

Week of Sept. 21, 2015

African American Health
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

African Americans face higher rates of mortality than any other racial or ethnic group for eight of the top 10 causes of death, according to the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America released by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. Dr. Kameron Matthews, chief medical officer of UI Health’s Mile Square Health Centers and an author on the report, says developing a more diverse workforce in healthcare is "a very crucial step in reducing health disparities."

Value of PARCC Results
Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo: (312) 3552523 /

The PARCC test of student achievement offers "much more accurate and useful information" on the difficulties students are having, thus allowing teachers and parents to intervene more effectively, says Paul Zavitkovsky, leadership coach in UIC's Center for Urban Education Leadership. 

21, Monday | Pay-what-you-can | Call: (312) 996-6068

The UIC Jazz Ensemble, including jazz faculty and students, perform at Chicago's oldest jazz club. 8 - 9 p.m. Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.

22, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Jamillah James, assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, discusses her formation as a curator, including her time as a student in Chicago, booking live music, and years of independent curating. James will also discuss her current work with the Hammer and Art + Practice, an art and social services organization in South Los Angeles. 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

23, Wednesday| Free| Call:(312) 996-2300

Open to students of all majors. Employers will be recruiting for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships. Open to UIC students and alumni only. 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. To schedule media interview opportunities, contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; email

23, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3774

Lecture by Benjamin I. Page, author and Northwestern University professor. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 1115, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

24, Thursday | $30; $25 students, members & seniors | Call: (312) 996-2445

Film Screening. "Hecho en México," directed by Duncan Bridgeman. Audience discussion and reception will follow. Event is a fundraiser for the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program's Student Scholarship Fund. 6 - 9 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St. Parking available next door. Tickets available online.