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Week of Nov. 02, 2015

2015: The Year We Left Moore's Law Behind
Contact Bill Burton: (312) 996-2269 /

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's law, which accurately predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double every 18 to 24 months. Now that the smallest transistors have been shrunk to 10 nanometers — only a few dozen atoms across — chipmakers have left behind the world of classical physics and entered the realm of quantum effects. As the year draws to a close, UIC theoretical physicist Dirk Morr has looked ahead at what the crossover from classical to quantum transport of current will look like to physicists and engineers. 

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

Rueter is a visual artist, programmer, and visiting professor in new media arts at UIC. His work focuses on the social practices embedded in both new and old technologies, the ways these practices can reinforce or challenge established categories and hierarchies, and the politics of visibility these practices engender and operate within. 7 - 9 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

03, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

UIC's Great Cities Institute presents a symposium organized by UIC, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the University of Chicago, featuring urban historian Thomas J. Sugrue. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents' Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. 

Nov. 03 - Dec. 18 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

The exhibit showcases prints and images from institutions, journals and media exploring how people of African descent have been represented in public health campaigns. Opening reception Nov. 3, 4 - 6 p.m. Reading and discussion Nov. 4, noon - 1:30 p.m. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Group and guided tours available Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - noon. UIC African American Cultural Center Library, Addams Hall, Room 200, 830 S. Halsted St.

06, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

"Future of Chicago" lecture series talk by Edward Burke, 14th Ward alderman. Noon. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 140, 1007 W. Harrison St. 

06, Friday | Pay-what-you-can | Call: (312) 996-6068
UIC Choirs sing music that ushered in the Baroque era and 20th-century masterpieces affected by its energy and rhythms. Includes music by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Bach, Durufle, Holst and Arvo Pärt. 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St.
08, Sunday | Free | Call: (312) 413-5353

Workshop covers the spatial designs and tensions of surveillance, focusing on disproportionately affected communities. Participants will engage artistic forms of resistance that address policing vs. privacy and social control vs. safety to consider what safety looks like. Facilitators: Sarah Macaraeg and Jazmin Dua. Part of a series, "Into Body, Into Wall: Creative Resistance Workshops." 12:30 - 3 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents' Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St.

Thru Dec. 11 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

A Chicago Cultural Alliance exhibition and related programs that explore family traditions in Chicago’s Chinese-American and Ethiopian-American communities. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. K-12 guided tours can be scheduled Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - noon. UIC African American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd floor, 830 S. Halsted St.