Campus News: February Blues Cabaret


The 25th annual Blues Cabaret Friday features Big James and the Chicago Playboys.



UIC’s celebration of Black History Month draws to a close Friday with the 25th annual Blues Cabaret featuring Big James and the Chicago Playboys. Opening act is LaJa’ and the Jazz Blue Band. The evening begins at 7 p.m. in the Illinois Room, Student Center East and includes a soul food buffet. Admission is free to UIC students with valid i-card; $15 others.



The UIC Choirs and Orchestra present a concert of works from lovelorn composers Friday at Notre Dame Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St. The groups, conducted by faculty members Michael J. Anderson, Andrew Lewis and Javier José Mendoza, will present chamber works from Pachelbel to contemporary composers. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested $5 for students and seniors, $10 others.



Several events related to social justice and the art exhibit “Collective Voices, Shared Journeys” will be presented by the nonprofit organization Apna Ghar in the Montgomery Ward Gallery of Student Center East. The art show explores issues related to immigration/refugee rights, gender violence, wellness, disabilities and mental health.

March 6, noon: The Wandering Uterus Project: A DIY Movement for Reproductive Justice

March 12, 4:30 p.m.: Coffee Table Series on Daca/Dapa Relief, UIC students who have benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration relief.



New and experienced employees can learn more about their UIC benefits at a benefits fair March 19, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Student Services Building. The event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of women staff advocacy subcommittee. RSVP to



Register as a bone marrow donor, 1 to 4 p.m. March 9 and 13 at the UIC Bookstore in Student Center East. The donor drive is sponsored by Team Be The Match, a nationwide organization, and Team Blanca Magallon, an organization formed to help a Chicago police officer in need of a bone marrow transplant. Donations from those ages 18 to 44 are most successful for transplants.



Nominations are due March 20 for eight seats on the campus Faculty Advisory Committee, which considers faculty grievances and serves as a communication channel between academic staff and administration. The committee is elected by tenured and tenure-track faculty through ballot election.

The committee also conducts hearings and makes recommendations on faculty cases involving severe sanctions short of dismissal. The committee is composed of nine tenured faculty members with a 75 percent or more appointment who do not hold an administrative position. Terms are for three years, with no more than two faculty members from a college serving at one time. For more information, call the Office of the Senate, 312-996-2926.



Students, faculty, and staff use copyrighted materials obtained online for scholarship, research and university business, but understanding how to use content legally can be a challenge. Michael Harte, University Legal Counsel, and Pia Hunter and Sandy DeGroote, University Library, will discuss best practices for using copyrighted text, images and media at noon Thursday in 1-470 Daley Library.

“Copyright, the Internet and You” is co-sponsored by the University Library, University Legal Counsel and Digital Communications. The session will be presented live on Blackboard CollaborateFor copyright questions, email



Deadline is March 6 for letters of proposal for the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research. The funding program supports new multidisciplinary partnerships between young researchers at UIC to create projects for outside funding. Awards range from $30,000 to $40,000 over two years. Application deadline is March 23 and the funding begins in June. For more information, email



Deadline is March 7 to apply for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy’s policy and social engagement fellowship. The fellowship, up to $10,000 per year, is given to faculty members who work with community organizations on community action projects related to race, ethnicity and policy. All adjunct, clinical, research, tenure-track, tenured and visiting faculty members are eligible. 

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