The Urban Transportation Center hosts a variety of events, including Guest Lectures, a Seminar Series and a Diversity Lunch Series.

 

Guest Lectures and the ongoing Seminar Series include presentations from experts and officials in transportation research and policy on current industry topics and issues. These presentations are open to the entire UIC community.

 

In December of 2012, the UTC hosted a discussion with Ray LaHood, the former U.S.Secretary of Transportation, during the UIC Urban Forum event. Click here to view a video of the discussion between Secretary LaHood and UTC Executive Director Steve Schlickman.

 

The Diversity Lunch Series is a monthly brown-bag luncheon that features a guest speaker on a topic related to diversity and transportation. Diversity Lunches are open to UTC staff, as well as students, faculty and staff within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

 

All UTC events are held at CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St., unless noted otherwise.

 

Would you like to deliver a presentation sponsored by the UTC? Please direct questions to Edward Bury at: 312-413-1967.

 

Fall 2014 Events

• Thursday, October 9, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Joe Albritton, Deputy Commissioner,
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Topic: Transit Accessibility & Etiquette for People with Disabilities

Noon to 1 p.m.
GCI Conference Room
CUPPA Hall Suite 400

 

View a video with Part 1 of Joe Albritton's October 9 presentation.

 

View a video with Part 2 of Joe Albritton's October 9 presentation.

 

• Friday, October 24, 2014
UTC Seminar Series

Speakers: Phil Silver, Director, Business Development and

Wade Rosado, Director of Analytics
Urban Insights Associates

Topic: Delivering Big Data & Predictive Analytics to the Transit Industry

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
GCI Conference Room
CUPPA Hall Suite 400

 

View a webcast of the October 24 Urban Insights Presentation.

 

Download a pdf version of the Urban Insights Presentation.

 

• Thursday, November 13, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Symone Simmons,
UIC Gender & Sexuality Center
Topic: Gender, Sexuality & Public Transportation

Noon to 1 p.m.
GCI Conference Room
CUPPA Hall Suite 400

 

Download a flier for this event.

 

• Thursday, December 4, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: James Hammerschmidt,
UIC Office of International Studies
Topic: Transportation & the International Student

Noon to 1 p.m.
GCI Conference Room
CUPPA Hall Suite 400

 

Download a flier for the Fall 2014 Diversity Lunch Series.

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A Special Presentation by Project Managers from Arcadis

 

Speakers:

 

Cyrile Brichant, Project Director, Grand Metro Paris
Rob Mooren, Global Director, Infrastructure
Jose Carlos Valsecchi, President,  Infrastructure Brazil
Paul Willis, Airport Solutions Leader

 

Topics:

 

Grand Paris Metro Expansion and Sao Paulo Airport Program
6 to 7:30 p.m.

GCI Conference Room
CUPPA Hall Suite 400

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

 

• Friday, September 19, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Sean Brennan, The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Technology

10-11 am
CUPPA Hall Room 110
Click here to download a flier for this event.

 

 

Summer 2014 Events


• Thursday, July 24, 2014

CUTR 2014 Webinar Series

Speaker: Jordan Snow
Topic: Value Capture Coordination Best Practices and Case Studies for Transit Capital Projects

11 am to noon Central Time -- No cost

Visit this link to access the webinar.

 

• Thursday, June 12, 2014

CUTR 2014 Webinar Series

Speakers: Dr. P.S. Sriraj and Dr. Paul Metaxatos
Topic: Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings
11 am to noon Central Time -- No cost

Visit this link to access the webinar

 

Spring 2014 Events

 

• Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UTC Spring Seminar Series Lecture

Speaker: Eric Holeman, MUPP
Scheduling Analyst at the Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: The Division of Berlin's Transit System 1945-89

12-1 p.m.
CUPPA Conference Room, Suite 110

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

 

 

• Thursday, April 17, 2014

UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Patricia Berry
Principal at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: The Role of Women in Transportation Management

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

 

 

• Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Karen M. Tamley
Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities

Topic: Chicago's Disability Policy and Accessibility Compliance

12-1 p.m.

Urban Planning and Policy Conference Room, Suite 262

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the event presentation.

 

• Wednesday, March 5, 2014

UTC Spring Seminar Series Lecture

Speaker: Tom Murtha
Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Topic: Transportation System Performance Measures for the Chicago Region

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the event presentation.

 

• Thursday, February 20, 2014

UTC Special Guest Lecture

Speaker: Christina Drouet
Program Manager for Chicago Modernization Program, Federal Aviation Administration

Topic: The O'Hare Modernization and Chicago Airspace Project

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to download a flier for this event.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the event presentation.

 

• Wednesday, February 5, 2014

UTC Spring Seminar Series Lecture

Speaker: Richard H. Thompson
Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle

Topic: Supply Chain and Logistic Solutions

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to view Mr. Thompson's biography

Click here to download a PDF copy of the event presentation.

 

 

Fall 2013 Events

 

• Wednesday, December 4, 2013

UTC Fall Seminar Series Presents

Speaker: Nasutsa Mabwa
Project Manager for Development, McCaffery Interests/ UIC Master of Urban Planning & Policy

Topic: Transportation Vision for Chicago's Lakeside Development

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to reach the Lakeside website.

Click here to download a flier for this event.

 

 

• Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Jordan Snow
UTC Research Analyst

Topic: Shanghai to Beijing: A Transportation Travelogue

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

 

• Wednesday, November 6, 2013

UTC Fall Seminar Series Presents

Speakers: Elsa Guiterrez and Will Gillespie
Chicago Transit Authority

Topic: CTA Red Line South: Better, Faster, Smoother

12-1 p.m.

Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

Click here to download the event PowerPoint Presentation.

 

• Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Dr. Chris Barlow
UIC College of Business Administration

Topic: Increase Innovation Synergy by Appreciating Diversity

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

Please download the two essays below from Dr. Barlow.

 

Essay: Leadership

Essay: Learning Styles

 

• Friday, September 27, 2013

Special Guest Presentation

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Ring, MD
Climate 911

Topic: Clinicians' Update on Climate and Health

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Wednesday, September 11, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Liz Thomson, Assistant Director
UIC Gender & Sexuality Center

Topic: Overview of the LGBTQA Communities

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

Download a PowerPoint Presentation of this presentation

View a YouTube video

 

Past Events

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• Thursday, March 14, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Urban planning graduate students

Topic: Gender and Transportation

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Thursday, February 21, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Joshulynn White

Topic: Diversity in Public Transit

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Wednesday, January 23, 2013

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Barlow, Ph.D., Professor, UIC College of Business Administration

Topic: Creative Understanding of Diverse Perspectives

12 - 1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Monday, December 3, 2012

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Dr. Teresa Cordova, Ph.D., Director Great Cities Institute

Topic: Roadway Improvement in Diverse Communities

12 - 1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Maria-Teresa Roman, president of the Chicago Chapter of COMTO

Topic: The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

12 - 1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Monday, April 16, 2012

UTC Guest Lecture

Speaker: Frank Patton

Topic: Illiana Expressway and Proposed Rail Corridor

12-1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Wednesday, March 28, 2012

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Jason Duba

Topic: Age Diversity in Transportation

12 - 1 p.m.

UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

• Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UTC Diversity Lunch

Speaker: Rebecca Geissler

Topic: Feminist Transportation Planning

12 - 1 p.m.
UTC Conference Room, Suite 340

 

 

Transportation Research Board Presentations

 

January 12-16, 2014
TRB 93rd Annual Meeting
, Washington, DC

List of UTC presenters -- coming soon

 

January 13-17, 2013
TRB 92nd Annual Meeting
, Washington, DC

List of UTC presenters

 

January 22-26, 2012
TRB 91st Annual Meeting
, Washington, DC

List of UTC presenters

 

• January 23-27, 2011
TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
List of UTC presenters

 

• January 10-14, 2010
TRB 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
List of UTC presenters