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Events

  • Nov 22

    Alchemy, The Great Work exhibit

    For many, alchemy brings to mind the occult. Mystical beliefs were a significant part of the practice of alchemy in civilizations dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, and grew into Western Europe by the end of the twelfth century. Though alchemy was controversial and frequently illegal to practice, it provided a basis for valid scientific experiments and influenced medicine.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work” examines how the ideas and technologies of the field were fundamental to the development of modern pharmacology and features rare books, documents and artifacts related to alchemy from Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work" is on display at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and is open to the public during regular library hours through Dec. 2020. For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-8977.

  • Nov 22

    Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura

    The National Library of Medicine exhibit Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura is on display in the Richard J. Daley Library on Floor 2 now through December 20, 2019. On display in both English and Spanish, the exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.
     
    The title Surviving & Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator and UIC associate professor of gender and women's studies, explains that “centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.” Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.

    The exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.

    The exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

    Visit the Richard J. Daley Library during regular business hours to view Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura.

  • Nov 22

    ERA YES! The Fight for Gender Equality in Illinois exhibit

    Women's rights advocates have worked for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment since 1972 when Congress sent it to the states (Illinois ratified the ERA in April 2018). ERA Illinois was a chapter of the national organization and an umbrella association for more than 40 organizations including the AFL-CIO and the League of Women Voters. The “ERA YES!” exhibit features photographs, publicity pieces and publications related to the ratification campaign from the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives.

    "ERA YES! The Fight for Gender Equality in Illinois" is open to the public during regular Special Collections and University Archives hours through Dec. 20, 2019. For more information, contact (312) 996-2742. 

  • Nov 22

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day 2019

    Join the Urban Data Visualization Lab (UDVL) and the University Library on Fri., Nov. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to celebrate GIS Day 2019 at the Richard J. Daley Library (1-470). This event is open to the public.

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and visualization techniques allow us to organize, analyze and communicate data. This year, GIS Day will showcase a range of techniques exploring different aspects of Community and Global Disparities. UIC GIS Day 2019 will include a keynote speaker, talks, a panel, a poster session and competition and a hands-on workshop. 
     
    GIS Day at UIC brings an opportunity to learn about innovative techniques and impactful applications and network with others interested in or working on a range of visualization approaches to classwork, research or professional activities.
     
    EVENT PROGRAM
     
    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Morning Presentations and Panel
     
    Keynote speaker: 
Tonika Johnson; Chicago based Social Justice Artist & Founder of The Folded Map


    The Folded Map Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago, as Tonika investigates what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. The Folded Map Project includes photographic studies, multimedia exploration with video interviews and geospatial data analysis and visualization.
     
    Presenters (*) and Panelists: 


    • Jonathan Ozik*; Senior Scientist in the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering, University of Chicago: "Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Multi-Level Impact of CommunityRx, an Information-based Healthcare Intervention "

    • Ahoura Zandiatashbar*; Geospatial Data Scientist, Urban Data Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago: "Sectoral Disparities Among High-Tech Clusters"

    • Yolanda Richards*; Economic Development Professional, ESRI: "Visualizing Disparities Using ESRI Technologies"

    • Ivan Arenas; Associate Director for Community Partnerships, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

     
    12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break & Poster Exhibit on Global and Community Disparities
     
    1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Poster Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks
     
    2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hands-on Workshop: Map-indexing Disparities (IDEA Commons, Richard J. Daley Library)


    Hands-on practice of a joint statistical analysis & spatial visualization procedure to simplify and reduce high-dimensional socio-economic data to compute and visualize one disparity index for Chicago’s neighborhoods.
     
    REGISTRATION

    Student Fee: $5.00
    General Population: $10.00
    Registration fee is waived for accepted posters. Submit abstract for poster presentation first to receive a fee waiver code.

    Submit Abstract for Poster Presentation
    Register for GIS Day 2019
     
    If you have any questions please contact udvl@uic.edu, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter.
     

  • Nov 23

    Alchemy, The Great Work exhibit

    For many, alchemy brings to mind the occult. Mystical beliefs were a significant part of the practice of alchemy in civilizations dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, and grew into Western Europe by the end of the twelfth century. Though alchemy was controversial and frequently illegal to practice, it provided a basis for valid scientific experiments and influenced medicine.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work” examines how the ideas and technologies of the field were fundamental to the development of modern pharmacology and features rare books, documents and artifacts related to alchemy from Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work" is on display at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and is open to the public during regular library hours through Dec. 2020. For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-8977.

  • Nov 23

    Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura

    The National Library of Medicine exhibit Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura is on display in the Richard J. Daley Library on Floor 2 now through December 20, 2019. On display in both English and Spanish, the exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.
     
    The title Surviving & Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator and UIC associate professor of gender and women's studies, explains that “centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.” Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.

    The exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.

    The exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

    Visit the Richard J. Daley Library during regular business hours to view Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura.

  • Nov 24

    Alchemy, The Great Work exhibit

    For many, alchemy brings to mind the occult. Mystical beliefs were a significant part of the practice of alchemy in civilizations dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, and grew into Western Europe by the end of the twelfth century. Though alchemy was controversial and frequently illegal to practice, it provided a basis for valid scientific experiments and influenced medicine.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work” examines how the ideas and technologies of the field were fundamental to the development of modern pharmacology and features rare books, documents and artifacts related to alchemy from Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work" is on display at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and is open to the public during regular library hours through Dec. 2020. For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-8977.

  • Nov 24

    Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura

    The National Library of Medicine exhibit Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura is on display in the Richard J. Daley Library on Floor 2 now through December 20, 2019. On display in both English and Spanish, the exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.
     
    The title Surviving & Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator and UIC associate professor of gender and women's studies, explains that “centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.” Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.

    The exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.

    The exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

    Visit the Richard J. Daley Library during regular business hours to view Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura.

  • Nov 25

    Alchemy, The Great Work exhibit

    For many, alchemy brings to mind the occult. Mystical beliefs were a significant part of the practice of alchemy in civilizations dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, and grew into Western Europe by the end of the twelfth century. Though alchemy was controversial and frequently illegal to practice, it provided a basis for valid scientific experiments and influenced medicine.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work” examines how the ideas and technologies of the field were fundamental to the development of modern pharmacology and features rare books, documents and artifacts related to alchemy from Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

    "Alchemy, The Great Work" is on display at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and is open to the public during regular library hours through Dec. 2020. For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-8977.

  • Nov 25

    Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura

    The National Library of Medicine exhibit Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura is on display in the Richard J. Daley Library on Floor 2 now through December 20, 2019. On display in both English and Spanish, the exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.
     
    The title Surviving & Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator and UIC associate professor of gender and women's studies, explains that “centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.” Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir & Prosperar presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.

    The exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.

    The exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

    Visit the Richard J. Daley Library during regular business hours to view Surviving &Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture/Sobrevivir & Prosperar: Sida, Politica y Cultura.

  • Nov 25

    ERA YES! The Fight for Gender Equality in Illinois exhibit

    Women's rights advocates have worked for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment since 1972 when Congress sent it to the states (Illinois ratified the ERA in April 2018). ERA Illinois was a chapter of the national organization and an umbrella association for more than 40 organizations including the AFL-CIO and the League of Women Voters. The “ERA YES!” exhibit features photographs, publicity pieces and publications related to the ratification campaign from the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives.

    "ERA YES! The Fight for Gender Equality in Illinois" is open to the public during regular Special Collections and University Archives hours through Dec. 20, 2019. For more information, contact (312) 996-2742. 

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