Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series


Fall 2013

Museum Exhibit: The Reason Why
With a moderated discussion on why African Americans were not included in the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
In partnership with the African American Cultural Center and the DuSable Museum
With support from the Illinois Humanities Council
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 PM
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637
Public Lecture: Chancellor's Initiative in the Humanities
In partnership with the Institute for the Humanities
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
"Delivering Food Assistance in a Shrinking Humanitarian Space"
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October 11, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Student Center East, Room 302
Panel Discussion with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution
In partnership with the Brookings Institution and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Illinois Room, Student Center East
750 S. Halsted Street
Cuatro Festival at UIC
In partnership with the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Gallery 1100, Art and Architecture Building
International Education Week Keynote Address
In partnership with the Office of International Affairs
"Technology in Education," by Sam Pitroda
Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation
Chairman of the National Innovation Council for the Government of India
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, UIC College of Medicine
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Illinois Room, Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.

Spring 2014

Student-curated art exhibit: "Introspection: Anatomy of the Interior"
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February 18 – 25 in the GBU (above Gallery 400, 5th floor South)
Closing reception February 25th
Gallery 400
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Second City Anthropology Conference: Difference, Disruption, and Resilience: Inquiries in the Anthropology of Change
Keynote by Mary Anglin, University of Kentucky
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“Beyond the Big Pink: Activist Ethnography on Breast Cancer and Social Justice”
Saturday, March 8
5:00 P.M., Lecture Center A
The Annual Phillip J. Bowman Lecture
In Partnership with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University and Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
“Looking Back to Freedom Summer: Reflections on Race, Politics, and Civil Rights Activism”
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
3:00 PM
Student Center East, Room 302
Concert: New Music at UIC – Mellits and Reich
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Saturday, March 15
6:45 PM – Discussion
7:30 PM - Concert
UIC Theatre
1040 West Harrison Street
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Reflections on the 20th anniversary of his historic bid for the
Presidency and the Rainbow Coalition and the Unfinished Agenda
of the Civil Rights Movement

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March 17
Free and Open to the Public
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Lecture: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Illinois Room, Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Honors College Leadership Lecture Series
Scott Dikkers, Founding Editor of The Onion and Current VP of Creative Development
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“Leadership and Creative Risk”
Friday, April 11
11:00 A.M.
Room 302, Student Center East
Exhibit Opening: "Unfinished Business: The Right to Play"

Thursday, May 1
4:00-7:00 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
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