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

Week of Feb. 22, 2016

Teething Pain
Contact Sam Hostettler: (312) 355-2522/

Teething causes babies to be a little fussier, drool more and rub their irritated gums. But rarely does it cause a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, a new report finds. Parents may be confused about whether certain symptoms are related to a baby’s teething or an illness. Should a baby’s temperature rise to 100.4 or higher, a fever occurs; it’s not just a mild temperature elevation from teething, researchers said. Dr. Marcio da Fonseca, UIC clinical associate professor and head of pediatric dentistry, can comment.

Beyond the 'Like' Button
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Facebook's soon-to-be-unveiled "Reactions" -- a range of emotions that expands how users can react to a post --  will be met with initial skepticism, but quickly accepted by the social platform's users, according to Adrienne Massanari, UIC assistant professor of communication. Massanari says the update gives Facebook the ability to further monetize and subdivide their user base for marketing purposes, while also improving the platform's understanding of affect and sentiment. Massanari, who studies the social and cultural impacts of new media, says "Reactions" could serve as a "rudimentary polling feature" for groups and brands, which will allow them to quantify their audiences' responses in some way.

25, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 413-5070 or (312) 996-6114

"Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People." Excerpts and Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris. 12:30 - 2 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

25, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 413-5070 or (312) 996-6114

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris will discuss "Digital Diaspora Family Reunion" a project exploring issues of identity and representation with a focus on how African Americans have used the camera in the fight for civil rights. 4:30 - 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

March 2 | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Filmmaker Nicole Franklin, UIC alumna and news director of kweliTV, will show excerpts from the Chicago chapter of her 10-part documentary film series "Little Brother," which examines the emotional lives of young black males. Noon - 2 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd  floor, 830 S. Halsted St.

March 2 | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

"The Life of the Mind and Today's Activism for Black Liberation: How Academia and Movement Building Intersect." Charlene Carruthers, national director of Black Youth Project 100. Reception will follow. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St.

March 3 | $10, general public | Call: (312) 413-8702

UIC will host the Education Job Fair. Students, alumni and educators from the community are welcome to interview with nearly 80 educational institutions. 2 - 5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at (312) 996-2300.