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

Week of June 20, 2016

Getting The Lead Out
Contact Bill Burton: (312) 996-2269 /

UIC civil and materials engineering professor Karl Rockne can discuss the difficulties and cost of removing lead from a city’s water supply.

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

High-rise developments that incorporate mass transit offer the most sustainable and efficient way to accommodate future suburban growth, according to "New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development." Author Kheir Al-Kodmany, UIC professor of urban planning and policy, examines the evolution of America's suburbs; the social, economic and environmental impacts of continued low-rise suburban sprawl; and best practices for incorporating tall buildings in suburbs. Al-Kodmany is available to discuss the findings from his analysis of more than 300 projects in 24 suburbs of Washington, D.C., Miami, and Chicago, and how future suburban development can avoid continued sprawl. 

Youth Violence Summit
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Selected national researchers will gather for a youth violence research symposium on June 27-28. The special symposium is part of the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence held in Baltimore. UIC professor of social work Henrika McCoy, one of the invited researchers, will help answer key questions about violence prevention and how it has changed over the past decade. McCoy was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to study the violent victimization experiences of young black men.

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Even in cities like Chicago, with its economic challenges, violent crime and population decline, developers rush to erect new office towers and apartment buildings when they have financial incentives to do so, according to urban planner Rachel Weber. Weber, a Great Cities Institute fellow and author of "From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago", says urban redevelopment is more a product of credit than consumer demand. Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy, can talk about how financial markets affect urban property markets and the shifting geographies of office and residential development in Chicago.

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.