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

Week of Feb. 29, 2016

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Contact Sam Hostettler: (312) 355-2522/

The chances of death are increased for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease if they have severe gum disease, according to a new study. The 10-year death rate among chronic kidney disease patients was 41 percent for those with severe gum disease, compared with 32 percent for those having it alone. Periodontitis is a chronic gum disease that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone supporting the teeth. It affects more than 11 percent of people worldwide, the researchers said. Dr. Salvadore Nares, UIC associate professor and head of periodontics, can comment.

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 4 | Free | Call: (312) 413-2458

"In Plain Sight: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in Chicago." Exhibition featuring oral histories, photos, documents and hand-written stories from Chicago women living with HIV. Opening reception: March 4, 5 - 7 p.m. Exhibition on view through April 2. Gallery hours: Thursdays, 3  - 6 p.m.; Fridays, 3 - 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled at alternative times. Pop Up JUST Art Center; 1255 S. Halsted St.