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

Week of Jan. 11, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines
Contact Anne Ranallo: (312) 355-2523 /

The U.S. government's new guidelines support healthy eating shifts, whole grains, and Mediterranean and vegetarian diets. But they don't point out that sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest contributor to added sugar intake, nor that a plant-based diet lowers the risk of chronic disease. "They emphasize variety, but do not make clear recommendations on amounts one should consume from each food group," says Jamie Shifley, director of accredited nutrition programs at UIC.

King's Legacy
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

January 18 serves as a federal holiday to observe, celebrate and reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and civil rights efforts. Barbara Ransby, director of the UIC Social Justice Initiative and a civil rights scholar and historian, can address King's legacy and his link to current issues of social justice, racism and sexism.

15, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114
Show explores life in post-communist Romania through video, film, and photography. Curated by Olga Stefan. Opening reception, 5 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. 
17, Sunday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Two-day event, in conjunction with exhibition "Few Were Happy with Their Condition," presents short films at Gallery 400 on Sunday and documentaries at the University of Chicago's Doc Films on Saturday. 2 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.