Archived UTC Events

Fall 2015 Events

October 15, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: David Spacek, Deputy Director of Transit for Public Transportation Programs, IDOT Division
of Public and Intermodal Transportation
Topic: The Role of Public Transportation in the Community
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110
Download a video of the “The Role of Public Transportation in the Community” presentation.
Download a pdf version of the “The Role of Public Transportation in the Community” presentation.

November 19, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Maciek Nowak, PhD, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Graduate School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Topic: Trends in Supply Chain Management
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110

Download a video of the “Trends in Supply Chain Management” presentation.
Download a pdf version of the “Trends in Supply Chain Management” presentation.

December 3, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker:  Ted Hampton, Vice President-Senior Credit Officer, State Ratings Team
Moody’s Investor Service
Topic: CTA’s Sales Tax Bonds: An Analytical Approach
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110.
Download a video of the “CTA’s Sales Tax Bonds” presentation.

Spring 2015 Events

April 15, 2015 — Noon to 1:30 p.m.
UTC Spring Diversity Lunch Series
Speakers: UTC Faculty, Staff and Students
Topic: Roundtable Discussion on Diversity in Transportation
Venue: Student Residence Hall (SRH), 818 S. Wolcott Av., Room 325
Read a summary of the April 15 event.

February 18, 2015 — Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Special Presentation Co-Hosted with the Great Cities Institute
Speaker: Erin Aleman
Principal Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: Presenting the Fund 2040 Proposal
GCI Conference Room, Suite 400

Download a pdf copy of Part 1 of the “Fund 2040” presentation.
Download a pdf copy of Part 2 of the “Fund 2040” presentation.
View a webcast of the “Fund 2040″presentation.
View a video recording of the “Fund 2040” presentation.

January 6, 2015
Best Practices in Regional Transit Governance Forum
Speakers: Elected and Appointed Officials, Transportation Experts
Presentations:
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of the Evolution of Chicago’s Regional Transit Governance, Steve Schlickman, Urban Transportation Center
Regional Transit Governance: Best Practices, Joshua Schank, Eno Center

Panel Discussions:
Transit Experts:  Kathy Tholin, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Bill Ankner, Transportation Solutions; Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency; MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council; Steve Schlickman, Urban Transportation Center; Joshua Schank, Eno Center for Transportation
Elected Officials: Illinois Senator Daniel Biss; Illinois Representative Mike Fortner; DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin; RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard

Venue: UIC Student Center East

Read an analysis of topics discussed.
Download the Regional Transit Governance Program
Download speaker biographies.

View a pdf version of Steve 
Schlickman’s presentation.

Fall 2014 Events

September 19, 2014
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Sean Brennan
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Technology
CUPPA Conference Room, Suite 110

September 30, 2014
UTC Special Guest Lecture

Speakers: Rob Mooren, Paul Willis, Yann Lablais and Carlos ValsecchiArcadis 2 compressed
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Topic: Perspectives on Projects That Improve Quality of Life
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

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
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

October 20, 2014
UTC 35th Anniversary Gala

Speakers: Dr. Robert Paaswell, Dr. David Boyce, Dr. Ashish Sen, Dr. Siim Sööt and Stephen Schlickman
Topic: The UTC: A Retrospective Panel Discussion
Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower, Chicago

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UTC Seminar Series
Speakers: Phil Silver and Wade Rosado
Urban Insights
Topic: Delivering Big Data & Predictive Analytics to the Transit Industry
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

November 13, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Symone L. Simmons
Program Coordinator, UIC Gender & Sexuality Center
Topic: Gender, Sexuality & Public Transportation
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

December 4, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. James Hammerschmidt
Executive Director, and Ray Mitic, Associate Director
UIC Office of International Services
Topic: Transportation & the International Student
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

Spring 2014 Events

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UTC Diversity Seminar Series
Speaker: Eric Holeman, MUPP
Scheduling Analyst at the Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: The Division of Berlin’s Transit System 1945-89
CUPPA Conference Room, Suite 110

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
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

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
Urban Planning and Policy Conference Room, Suite 262
Download a copy of the presentation on Disability Policy and Accessibility Compliance.

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
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Download a copy of the Performance Measures Presentation.

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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
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Download a copy of the O’Hare 2014 Modernization Program Presentation.

 February 5, 2014
UTC Spring Seminar Series Presents
Speaker: Richard H. Thompson
Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle
Topic: Supply Chain and Logistic Solutions
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

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December 4, 2013
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Nasutsa Mabwa
Project Manager for Development, McCaffery Interests/ UIC Master of Urban Planning & Policy
Topic: Transportation Vision for Chicago’s Lakeside Development
Click here to reach the Lakeside website.

November 20, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Jordan Snow
UTC Research Analyst
Topic: Shanghai to Beijing: A Transportation Travelogue

November 6, 2013
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speakers: Elsa Guiterrez and Will Gillespie
Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: CTA Red Line South: Better, Faster, Smoother
Click here to download the CTA Red Line Presentation.

October 16, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. Chris Barlow
UIC College of Business Administration
Topic: Increase Innovation Synergy by Appreciating Diversity
Please download two essays below from Dr. Barlow.
Download the essay: Leadership.
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ownload the essay: Learning Styles.

September 27, 2013
Special Guest Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Ring, MD
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Topic: Clinicians’ Update on Climate and Health

September 11, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Liz Thomson, Assistant Director
UIC Gender & Sexuality Center
Topic: Overview of the LGBTQA Communities
Download a PowerPoint presentation.
View a YouTube video

March 14, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Urban planning graduate students
Topic: Gender and Transportation

February 21, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Joshulynn White
Topic: Diversity in Public Transit

January 23, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Barlow, Ph.D., Professor, UIC College of Business Administration
Topic: Creative Understanding of Diverse Perspectives

2012 Events

December 3, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. Teresa Cordova, Ph.D., Director Great Cities Institute
Topic: Roadway Improvement in Diverse Communities

April 24, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Maria-Teresa Roman, president of the Chicago Chapter of COMTO
Topic: The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

April 16, 2012
UTC Guest Lecture Series
Speaker: Frank Patton
Topic: Illiana Expressway and Proposed Rail Corridor

March 28, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Jason Duba
Topic: Age Diversity in Transportation

February 28, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Rebecca Geissler
Topic: Feminist Transportation Planning

Older UTC Events

Thursday, June 2, 2011
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Cal Marsella
Topic: Running Public Transit as a Business
Download a copy of the video.

Friday, April 22, 2011
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Robert G. Stanley
Topic: Mobility Management’ in the 21st Century: The Roots of a New Paradigm in Local and Regional Public Transportation
Download a copy of the video.