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UIC Event Calendar en-us Tue, 22 May 2018 18:12:40 -0500 FREE - Business Process Improvement Facilitation Skills Training Class http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T193409Z-10e8001-3e8-275383e9-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=6-4-2018">June 4, 2018</a> at 8:30 am | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180511T193409Z-10e8001-3e8-275383e9-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Continuing+and+Professional+Education%22">Continuing and Professional Education</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Lectures,+Seminars+and+Meetings%22">Lectures, Seminars and Meetings</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Conferences+and+Workshops+%22">Conferences and Workshops </a> </p> FREE - Business Process Improvement Facilitation Skills Training Class <br />The Business Process Improvement Shared Service will host BPI Facilitation Skills training from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 4, 2018 (Monday) in Administrative Office Building (AOB) Basement-Level Training Room 11A, 1737 Polk Street, West Campus. You may park at the Paulina Street parking structure.<br />Training is open to all faculty and staff members and is FREE. Concepts covered include the fundamental facilitation tools that can be applied to any type of facilitated session, whether it is a staff meeting, planning session, a brainstorming session, or any kind of meeting that you want to be meaningful and productive. Please note that this is an interactive class with trainees participating in a role-playing exercise at the end. <br />Class starts promptly at 8:30 p.m. so please arrive early. You may bring breakfast if you wish. Due to limited training space, the class maximum attendance is 18. <br />Beginning August 1, 2016, you will be charged a $125 cancellation fee under the following circumstances: <br />•Cancelling on or less than two business days prior to the training session<br />•Not attending the session<br />Register online by Wednesday, May 30th, by accessing the BPI website Training page at BPI Facilitation Skills Registration, scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting "Register" in blue.<br />Rona L. M. Dealy • Office of the Chief Information Officer, University Systems<br /> dealy@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T193409Z-10e8001-3e8-275383e9-Oracle Fri, 11 May 2018 14:34:08 -0000 Fight Against Breast Cancer http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180129T230921Z-217ed6f-3e8-1cb45a1c-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=2-28-2018">February 28, 2018</a> | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180129T230921Z-217ed6f-3e8-1cb45a1c-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Health+and+Medical%22">Health and Medical</a>, Other </p> Fight Against Breast Cancer <br />Dr. Tracy Baynard in the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at UIC is conducting a research study to investigate how brief aerobic exercise affects arterial (large blood vessel) function, particularly in breast cancer survivors. If you are female between 30-55 years of age, who is a breast cancer survivor (or who has not had cancer but is willing to volunteer as a control), you may be eligible to participate. The research involves two study visits to the Integrative Physiology Lab for cardiovascular testing. All participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact Georgios Grigoriadis at 312996-9607 or email at ggrigo2@uic.edu. <br /> ggrigo2@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180129T230921Z-217ed6f-3e8-1cb45a1c-Oracle Mon, 14 May 2018 12:00:31 -0000 Janice Watkins Award Nominations 2018 for Civil Service Employees http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180516T174916Z-30d3111-3e8-23d13ca7-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=6-15-2018">June 15, 2018</a> | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180516T174916Z-30d3111-3e8-23d13ca7-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Alumni+Events%22">Alumni Events</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Sustainability+Events%22">Sustainability Events</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Continuing+and+Professional+Education%22">Continuing and Professional Education</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Cultural+Events%22">Cultural Events</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Exhibits+and+Readings%22">Exhibits and Readings</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Lectures,+Seminars+and+Meetings%22">Lectures, Seminars and Meetings</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Performing+Arts%22">Performing Arts</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Religious+Events+%22">Religious Events </a> </p> The Staff Advisory Council would like to announce the 2018 Janice Watkins Award nomination season. Here is your chance to nominate your exemplary civil service employee! The 2018 Janice Watkins Award winner will receive a Janice Watkins Award memento and a $1,000.00 monetary award. The deadline for completed nominations is due by Friday, June 15, 2018, at 5:00pm.<br />The Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service is an accolade given to exceptional employee for distinguished civil service. This award is a memorial to Janice Watkins, an individual who exemplified such service.<br />Janice Watkins was hit by an automobile and tragically killed after leaving work on the evening of December 19, 1974. At the time of her death, Janice was a supervisor in the Insurance Office on the east side of campus. Janice served as president of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). In addition, she served on various UIC committees while employed at the university and was known by virtually the entire UIC community. Janice also found time for activities external to UIC. She was employed by the university for over ten years.<br />At the request of the Civil Service Staff Advisory Council (SAC), UIC instituted an award for distinguished civil service as a memorial to Janice Watkins and her dedication to her co-workers, fellow employees and the entire community.<br />Objectives of the Award<br />1. To honor the achievements attained by one of the institutions basic but less visible group.<br />2. To invoke recognition of the dedication demonstrated by an employee to people of the campus and community.<br />3. To give exceptional staff the gratitude of the university, and the recognition of their peers, in the form of the Janice Watkins Award.<br />Nomination Procedure:<br />Please go to the Staff Advisory Council website to download the nomination form www.sac.uic.edu . The nomination form must be filled out and signed by the nominator and include three recommendation letters. A completed nomination requires one completed nomination form and a minimum of three signed and typed letters of recommendations. Submissions can be made by any person (faculty, staff, or student) familiar with the nominee. All completed forms must be directed to uicsac@uic.edu no later than Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:00pm. More than one individual per department may be nominated. Completed forms may also be mailed to Mariola Arriola, Room 151A SCE, M/C 117, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL, 60607.<br />If you are interested in being a part of the screening committee for this award, please contact us!<br />For further information, feel free to contact either of the following:<br />Graundia Smith, SAC President, <br />E-mail: graundia@uic.edu <br />Phone: (312) 355 - 3350<br />Mariola Arriola, SAC Corresponding Secretary, <br />Email: marrio1@uic.edu<br />Phone: (312) 413-5053<br /> graundia@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180516T174916Z-30d3111-3e8-23d13ca7-Oracle Wed, 16 May 2018 12:51:11 -0000 From Neuroblastoma to Neurons: Halting Cancer Migration In Vivo http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T164045Z-104be77-3e8-5da5fce3-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=5-22-2018">May 22, 2018</a> at 12:00 pm | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180511T164045Z-104be77-3e8-5da5fce3-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Lectures,+Seminars+and+Meetings%22">Lectures, Seminars and Meetings</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Health+and+Medical+%22">Health and Medical </a> </p> Ankur Saxena, PhD<br />Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common cancer in the first year of life and is derived from the neural crest (NC), a highly migratory stem cell population that gives rise to many cell types including neurons, glia, and melanocytes. Despite neural crest cells (NCCs) migrating and differentiating throughout the embryo, including making major contributions to the developing head, NB is found almost exclusively within just the abdomen and thorax. Intriguingly, NB in young patients exhibits a high rate of spontaneous resolution, whereby malignant cells, for reasons that remain unclear, often differentiate into non-malignant neurons and/or undergo apoptosis. We hypothesized that spontaneous resolution might play a role in NB's trunk-biased localization and devised an in vivo experimental system to test this idea. First, we demonstrated that multiple human NB cell lines, when injected into zebrafish embryos, migrated in a strikingly coordinated fashion with native NCCs. We next injected only NB cells previously shown to be incapable of differentiating into neurons in vitro and found that they rapidly differentiated in vivo upon migration into the developing head. We followed up by demonstrating the in vivo differentiating potential of retinoic acid, a commonly used but poorly understood therapeutic agent for NB patients, and intersectin-1, a scaffolding protein with known tumorigenic properties. Taken together, our findings suggest a novel explanation for NB's trunk-biased localization in young patients and highlight the potential of neurogenic microenvironment-induced differentiation and specific signaling pathways in promoting the resolution of NB in vivo.<br /> ccolvin@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T164045Z-104be77-3e8-5da5fce3-Oracle Fri, 11 May 2018 11:40:44 -0000 ESL Communication Skills course http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180508T203635Z-104bda0-3e8-42e9a78e-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=6-2-2018">June 2, 2018</a> at 10:30 am | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180508T203635Z-104bda0-3e8-42e9a78e-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Continuing+and+Professional+Education%22">Continuing and Professional Education</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Lectures,+Seminars+and+Meetings%22">Lectures, Seminars and Meetings</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Conferences+and+Workshops+%22">Conferences and Workshops </a> </p> This 10-week Saturday course is for high-intermediate to advanced English language learners who want to improve their speaking skills in social, academic, and professional settings. You will learn techniques for improving your pronunciation and strategies for effectively communicating information and opinions. You will practice key vocabulary and American idiomatic expressions to help you feel more confident in social and professional speaking situations.<br /> beata.keller@gmail.com http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180508T203635Z-104bda0-3e8-42e9a78e-Oracle Tue, 08 May 2018 15:36:35 -0000 Join Woman 2 Woman in the Fight Against Malaria! http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180501T165732Z-404581b-3e8-16a015e-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=5-25-2018">May 25, 2018</a> | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180501T165732Z-404581b-3e8-16a015e-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Community+Service+%22">Community Service </a> </p> In 2016, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of contracting malaria. Infants, children under the age of 5, and pregnant women are among those who are at high risk of contracting the disease. <br />The Woman 2 Woman Empowerment Initiative will be collecting donations of mosquito nets for families who are at risk of contracting malaria in Tanzania. Donations will be accepted from April 25-May 25, 2018 in the African American Academic Network (1200 W. Harrison Street, Suite 2800). <br />Please email Ashley Stone should you have any questions at astone4@uic.edu.<br /> astone4@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180501T165732Z-404581b-3e8-16a015e-Oracle Tue, 01 May 2018 11:57:28 -0000 Life After Cancer: What Comes Next? http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T205944Z-104be82-3e8-6b0bcb46-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=6-1-2018">June 1, 2018</a> at 11:30 am | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180511T205944Z-104be82-3e8-6b0bcb46-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Conferences+and+Workshops%22">Conferences and Workshops</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Special+Campus+Events%22">Special Campus Events</a>, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Health+and+Medical+%22">Health and Medical </a> </p> AGENDA<br />11:30 -11:45 a.m.<br />Registration and Lunch<br />11:45 a.m. - Noon<br />Welcome and Opening Remarks<br />Robert A. Winn, MD<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice<br />Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center<br />Noon -12:45 p.m.<br />Panel Discussion<br />Moderator:<br />Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH<br />Director, OCERIS, University of Illinois Cancer Center <br />Freddie White-Johnson, MPPA<br />Program Director, Mississippi Network for Cancer Control & Prevention, The University of Southern Mississippi<br />Founder & President, Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation<br />Sandy Goldberg, PhD<br />Founder and Chairman, A Silver Lining Foundation<br />Susan Hong, MD, MPH<br />Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, University of Illinois Cancer Center<br />12:45 - 1:15 p.m.<br />Discussion<br />1:15 - 1:30 p.m.<br />Closing Remarks<br />Parking will be validated in the Wood Street Parking Structure, 1100 S. Wood St.<br /> <br />Questions? Contact:<br />Jackie Kanoon, 312-355-1883 or kanoon@uic.edu<br /> kanoon@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180511T205944Z-104be82-3e8-6b0bcb46-Oracle Fri, 11 May 2018 15:59:43 -0000 PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT EXERCISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180428T182546Z-404567e-3e8-69fe16c0-Oracle <p>Date: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=datesearch&amp;date=7-3-2018">July 3, 2018</a> | <a href="https://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;&amp;dispatch=invite&amp;id=20180428T182546Z-404567e-3e8-69fe16c0-Oracle">Add event to my UICal</a> <br />Category: <a href="http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?dispatch=search&amp;search=%22Health+and+Medical+%22">Health and Medical </a> </p> Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are performing a clinical research study on the effects of weight training versus aerobic training in African Americans and Caucasians with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg-<br />• Researchers are seeking adults with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg between the ages of 18 and 55 for participation. <br />• Participants will be randomly chosen to participate in either a supervised aerobic or weight training program for 8 weeks during the study. Total participation in the research study will include 6 months of health screenings and assessments, free personal training, ultrasound vascular evaluations, fitness evaluations, and body fat analyses. Financial compensation provided.<br />• Participants will undergo these procedures at UIC's Clinical Research Center and Integrative Physiology Lab. <br />• For more information about participation in this study, please contact: <br />Grenita Hall, PhD at (312) 996-8774/ Email: hall6@uic.edu<br />This study is being conducted by PI: Dr. Shane Phillips in the Department of Physical Therapy: 1919 W. Taylor Ave. Chicago, IL<br /> hall6@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/htbin/eventcal/eventcal.fcgi?&amp;dispatch=search&amp;detailed_view=1&amp;uid=20180428T182546Z-404567e-3e8-69fe16c0-Oracle Sat, 28 Apr 2018 13:25:49 -0000