Chancellor Message 9/15/10

Message to Campus
RE Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series for 2010-2011

I am pleased to introduce the Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series for 2010-2011. The Series will feature a variety of lectures, cultural performances and exhibitions.

Re-Defining Democracy: Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Opens September 2010
800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Visit the new exhibition on the entire second floor of the Hull-Home, including the fully refurbished bedroom that once belonged to Jane Addams. With the additional 1200 square feet of exhibit space, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the lives of Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. DuBois, Grace and Edith Abbott, among many others, come to life.

IOM - UIC Midwest Conference on Diabetes and Obesity
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

This conference will convene experts as well as interested academic scientists and physicians to hear and discuss the latest information regarding the causes, treatment and potential preventive measures and public policy implications for the rising rates of diabetes and obesity in the United States.

Chancellor's Lecture: The Sustainable Energy Challenge
George Crabtree, speaker
UIC Professor of Physics and Special Advisory on Energy
Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Illinois Room, Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

The global dependence on fossil fuels is among the greatest challenges facing our economic, social and political future. The uncertainty inherent in the cost and supply of oil threatens the global economy and energy security, the pollution of fossil combustion threatens human health, and the emission of greenhouse gases threatens the global climate. Dr. Crabtree will explore the various energy options that will be needed to meet the pressing need for a sustainable future.

Chancellor's Lecture: 2011 Illinois Report
Robert F. Rich, speaker
Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois
February 10, 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Illinois Room, Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Illinois is faced with a variety of difficult issues from employment opportunities and the economy, to education and politics. The Institute of Government and Public Affairs will release the 5th edition of the Illinois Report in February. Director Robert F. Rich will discuss these issues in an evidence-based and nonpartisan manner, as the report provides policymakers with the expertise, empirical research, and information they need to make the important decisions that are necessary to ensure our state's future.

UIC Theatre Production: The Foxy Widow by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Paola Coletto
April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
April 10, 13, 17 at 2:15 p.m.
1040 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607

In a Venetian commedia dell'arte work from 1748, Rosaura has been widowed and plans to be widowed again someday. Four friends, an Englishman, a Spaniard, a Frenchman and an Italian, vie for her hand and challenge each other in ways that suggest their national idiosyncrasies. A triumph when it premiered in 1748, it remains one of the most popular of Goldoni's plays. It was adapted for opera by Wolf-Ferrari.

Sincerely,

Paula Allen-Meares
John Corbally Presidential Professor
Chancellor