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Special Events Archive (2013-2014)

Spring 2014 Events Heading link


         Forum on 15 Lecture Series

Precarity Series


Fall 2013 Events

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 04:00 PM

 Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director

Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director
Munqeth Mehyar, Jordanian Director

Reviving the Jordan River: Islam, Judaism, Ecology, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 02:00 PM

James Livingston, Professor of History, Rutgers University

“After Work: What Is To Be Done When Work Disappears?”

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 02:30 PM

 Rick Kittles, a pioneer in the practice of tracing ancestry through DNA and Professor, UIC Department of Medicine and the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

“Tracing Our Ancestors”

Friday, November 15, 2013, 04:00 PM

 Sally Sedgwick, UIC Philosophy

Book Discussion on Sally Sedgwick’s “Hegel’s Critique of Kant” (Oxford University Press 2012)

2012-2013 Events Heading link

Friday, April 15, 2016, 09:00 AM
Re-Writing Science: Communicating Science in the 21st Century is a professional development conference for science writers and an opportunity for UIC students to explore career options and network with professionals in the field. Attendees will learn about what science writing is, how to use statistics in their writing and what types of innovations in the field can lead to exciting careers for those in both the sciences and the liberal arts.

Session format: Panel discussion. Each panelist will be given approximately seven minutes to make opening statements about their profession and how they communicate science to the public. This will be followed by a short question and answer period by a moderator.

Full Itinerary Outline – Friday April 15

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.          Registration

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.          Session 1

Track 1                           Panel Discussion

Title:                                 SciComm 101

Science Writing 101 is an introduction to who, what, where, how and why of science writing exists as an ever-developing profession. The goal is to expose UIC students to the breadth, challenges and rewards of communicating science to the public.


  • Jennifer Rupert, Moderator
  • Katherine Parr, PhD, Lecturer, UIC Department of English
  • Bill Burton, PhD, Senior Director of Public Affairs, UIC
  • Bridget Kuehn, Freelance Science Writer
  • Joe Harmon, Business & Technical Communications – Argonne

9:50 to 10:00              Break

10:00 – 10:50              Session 2

Track 2                        Panel Discussion

Title:                             The Business of Writing

How do I become a writer? Better, yet, how do I make a living as a writer? In The Business of Writing panelists talk about writing as a profession. Attendees will learn about how internships work, working in a writer’s environment and career options in the Chicago area.


  • Linda Landis Andrews, Moderator
  • Shegan Campbell, Co-Founder Kids Science Labs
  • Margena Christian, PhD, Visiting UIC Lecturer
  • Meta Brown – Data Mining for Dummies

11:50 to 12:00            Break

11:00 – 11:50              Session 3

Track 3                       Panel Discussion

Title:                               Narrating Environmental Justice

How do different professions use scientific research while advocating for environmental issues? Narrating Environmental Justice explores environmental advocacy through the lens of a non-profit and early career researcher and examines how each transforms research into language for specific audiences.


  • Antonio Lopez, PhD, Executive Director – LVEJO
  • Kellen Marshall, Pre-doctoral Fellow, UIC Inst. for Envir. Science & Policy


12:00 – 1:00                Lunch

ReWriting Science Conference

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 03:00 PM

    Victor Margolin, Art History Emeritus

    Design and Democracy: A Lecture and Conversation

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 03:00 PM

    Valère Novarina

    Round Table with French Playwright Valère Novarina

  • Saturday, November 3, 2012, 02:00 PM

    Luis Urrea, UIC, with Cristina Henriquez

    Beyond Macondo: Contemporary Latino Fiction

  • Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:00 PM

    Gershom Gorenberg, Senior Correspondent, The American Prospect
    author of The Unmaking of Israel (Harper, 2011)

    Republic, Empire, and Uncertain Future: The Crisis of Israeli Democracy