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Week of Oct. 05, 2015

Arne Duncan's Resignation From DOE
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy studies, says Arne Duncan promoted school closings and privatization through Race to the Top and devastated urban public schools. “Hopefully, his resignation will mean a shift in direction for the U.S. Dept. of Education," Lipman said.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Two of Chicago's prominent leaders in the Hispanic community will enter into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Hall of Fame is part of the UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. For media interviews, contact Jeffron Boynes;

Chicago's Violent September
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

Public safety professionals must do a better job of engaging the communities most traumatized by cycles of violence and mass incarceration, says Juliana Stratton, director of UIC's Center for Public Safety and Justice, which recently received a grant to address such engagement. "We can't just train law enforcement. We need to ensure the community is part of the conversation about whether the training is working," Stratton said.

Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

Illinois and its municipalities can ensure that companies will come through with the jobs they promise in exchange for tax breaks, says Rachel Weber, UIC associate professor of urban planning and co-author of "The Ideal Deal," a handbook for economic development officials.

Architect's Talk: Patrick Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects
06, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-7962

Patrik Schumacher is partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and founding director at the AA Design Research Lab. He has been the co-author of the National Italian Museum for Art and Architecture of the 21st century in Rome, and Seoul’s Dong Daemon Design Centre. 5:30 p.m. Room 1100, Architecture + Design Studios, 845 W. Harrison St.

"The Future of Corruption in Chicago"
07, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

"Future of Chicago" lecture series talk by Joe Ferguson, City of Chicago Inspector General. Noon. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 140, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

07 - 11 | $12 - $17 | Call: (312) 996- 2939
Hull-House Architectural Tour
07 and 11 | Free | Call: (312) 413-5353

During the Chicago Architectural Biennial through Jan. 3, the Hull-House Museum will host one-hour public tours with an architectural focus on Wednesdays and Sundays, 1 - 2 p.m. Visitors will learn about neighborhood conditions at the turn of the 20th century, including life in tenements and sweatshops, and the work of the Hull-House settlement, which embodied the ideals of the Progressive Era.

08, Thursday | Paid Event | Call: (312) 413-8702

The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, part of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at UIC, will honor 20 local businesspeople at a gala event. The new inductees are being recognized for building successful businesses and fostering a thriving economic engine in Chicago. The event is part of the institute’s 30th anniversary celebration. 6 - 10 p.m. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Film: "Becoming Ourselves: How Immigrant Women Transformed Their World"
13, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-5353

A documentary about how Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, a social justice organization based in Oakland, Calif., found the long-term collective leadership of limited English-speaking immigrants and empowered women and youth to become social change agents. 3-5 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

14, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

"Future of Chicago" lecture series talk by Jim Edgar, former Illinois governor. Noon. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 140, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

"The Role of Public Transportation in the Community"
15, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

Is public transportation a business or social service?  UIC's Urban Transportation Center hosts David Spacek, IDOT deputy director. Noon - 1 p.m. Room 110, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs 412 S. Peoria St.

"Gangs, Organized Crime and Corruption"
19, Monday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

John Hagedorn, gang expert and UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, discusses his latest book, "The Insane Chicago Way: The Daring Plan by Chicago Gangs to Create a Spanish Mafia." 2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 110, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 412 S. Peoria St.

"STOP THE HATE! ReActing through Community Organizing"
20, Tuesday | Free | Call: (215) 847-0782

Film screening and panel discussion on hate crime prevention. Short films featured are "A Prosecutor's Stand" and "Waking in Oak Creek." 3 - 5:30 p.m. James Stukel Towers Auditorium, 718 W. Rochford St. Advanced registration is encouraged online.