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Week of April 11, 2016

World Voice Day April 16
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

Everyone, from professional vocal artists to lawyers, teachers and parents, needs their voices to get through the day. But constant use can lead to problems, which can be diagnosed and treated. Dr. H. Steven Sims, director of the Chicago Institute for Voice Care at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital & Health Sciences System, can speak on voice health, how to protect your voice, and why the presidential primary candidates sound so hoarse. Common voice problems include the development of nodules or scar tissue of the vocal folds from overuse and strains in the muscles associated with forming sound. Sims suggests drinking plenty of water, limiting speaking, resting the voice, and not smoking.

Forum: 'Transforming Justice'
12, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

The goal is to inspire and support systems change surrounding restorative justice practices, sexual abuse and trauma and community re-entry for Chicago's young women at risk for involvement with the criminal justice system. 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Co-sponsored by the Jane Addams College of Social Work, Alliance of Local Service Organizations, Girls Like Me, Traffick Free, and Acclivus, Inc. Media are requested to RSVP at

12, Tuesday | Free |

University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis and the UIC Office of Sustainability will announce UIC’s commitments to confront the challenges of climate change and sustainability on campus. 10 - 11:30 a.m. (program begins at 10:30 a.m.). Student Center East, East Terrace, 750 S. Halsted St.

Contest: 'A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words'
12, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

The UIC Center for Economic Education invites parents, teachers and principals to attend a special night to honor achievements of the regional winners of the "Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" economic concept poster contest. The event opens the door to any financial literacy topic, as well as applications of the economic way of thinking. 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. Lecture Center F6, 807 S. Morgan St. Media are requested to RSVP at

14, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 413-2695

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the UIC School of Public Health, will hold a Reddit AMA, or Ask Me Anything, on "Extending the Healthy Human Lifespan."  An outspoken critic of the lifespan-enhancement industry, Olshansky studies changes in life expectancy for human populations. His research ranges from estimates of the upper limit of human longevity, to the policy implications of individual and population aging, to forecasts of the size, survival, and age structure of the population -- and the pursuit of provable methods to slow the aging process. 1 p.m. EST. Join the discussion at

Thru June | Free unless otherwise noted |

The series features exhibitions, panel discussions and community dialogues by an estimated 200 artists, all examining and celebrating the rich tradition of Latino creativity in Chicago. Various locations in Chicago, including Chicago Cultural Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art. A detailed program is online.