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

Week of May 31, 2016

NO LEAD: Find It, Fix It, Fund It
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

A professor has come up with a plan to identify and eliminate lead hazards in the environment. David Jacobs, UIC adjunct associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences and chief scientist at the National Center for Healthy Housing, wants national and local governments to provide funding to test drinking water for lead, provide education for children affected by lead, and manage the replacement of lead pipes in municipal water systems. He also wants governments to align all local lead exposure regulations with the new CDC blood-lead guidelines, and ensure that clinical laboratories report all data to CDC, state, and local health authorities. Jacobs outlines his plan, the National Objectives for a Lead Elimination Action Drive, or NO LEAD, in the current issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. The full plan can be read at Jacobs is also former director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Father's Day
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Father’s Day is a special Sunday when the focus is on the bond between father and child. Researchers at UIC are studying ways to help fathers, who have a criminal justice and mental health history, to have effective relationships with their children (sons and daughters) -- whether the dad is physically present in the home or not. Henrika McCoy, UIC assistant professor of social work, can explain.

02, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

UIC Career Services is hosting the Recent Grad Job Fair for UIC graduates and students seeking full-time, part-time and internship positions in all career fields. More than 70 employers are expected across a variety of industry areas. Bring i-card, alumni association card or another form of UIC affiliation. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East (3rd Floor), 750 S. Halsted St. Media welcome.

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

Exhibition focuses on the theme of "environment" with fine art photographs, mixed media and paintings. Series marks 25th anniversary of African American Cultural Center at UIC. Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and by appointment. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.