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

Week of October 6, 2014

Marriage Evolution
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

The Supreme Court's decision to decline hearing gay marriage cases serves as the latest dramatic change in the historical evolution of marriage, according to Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology. Risman, who studies gender, marriage and family, says the same-sex marriage movement's success shows the power of social movements to change social norms and societal understandings of morality and fairness.

Vatican Synod
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

The Vatican's Synod on the Family represents a pastoral initiative to address changing assumptions about family life and structure from a Catholic perspective. Ralph Keen, Schmitt Chair of Catholic Studies, can discuss the document "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization," which forms the basis for this gathering of bishops from around the world.

Dyett High School
Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo: (312) 3552523 /

Bronzeville's Dyett could teach green technology rather than close next year, thanks in part to its years-long partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden's sustainable farm next to the school, says Rico Gutstein, UIC professor of curriculum and instruction, who is active in the effort. 

7, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

"There is Nothing Minimalist about This." Vicky Chow, pianist,  1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. 

Panel: "Disruption Apps and the City"
8, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

Gillian Wu, Postmates Delivery Service; Ameyah Pawar, alderman and creator, Chicago Works app; Brenda Parker, UIC assistant professor, urban planning. Noon - 1:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 412 S. Peoria St.

Piano master class: Vicky Chow
8, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

Pianist for Bang on a Can All-Stars, New Music Detroit, Grand Band and X88. 3 - 4 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.

"Half Suffocated"
8, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Four films on mothers and children, curated by Josh B. Mabe, Chicago Filmmakers. 7-9 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. 

"A Feminist Perspective on Gun Violence in Chicago"
11, Saturday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114.

Films and poetry performance. 4 - 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

Thru Oct. 12 | $12-17 | Call: (312) 996-3991.

George Bernard Shaw's comedy, directed by Luigi Salerni, UIC professor of theatre. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.

Art lecture: Karin Zitzewitz
13, Monday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Assistant professor, Michigan State University, on modernist and contemporary artists in India. 1-3 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

"Planning the Future of Metropolitan Chicago"
20, Monday | Free | Call: (312) 413-3780

Future of Chicago Lecture Series. Randy Blankenhorn, executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Noon. Lecture Center F3, 807 S. Morgan St. 

"South Asian American History, Culture and Community"
Thru Oct. 31 | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Exhibit. Monday through Thursday, noon - 9 p.m.; and Friday, noon - 5 p.m. A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., 2nd floor.