UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/massmail.rss Campus announcements en-us Fri, 17 May 2013 18:52:23 -0500 60 UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Campus announcements [INFO] Free Lunch Lecture: Human Suffering vs. Pain: A Helpful Distinction for Clinicians & Others, Fr. Chris Saliga, OP, RN, 12:30 PM, Weds 1/25/17, Rm. 106 CMWT, 1853 W. Polk Colleague, <br /><br />The following may be of interest:<br /><br />Free Lunch Presentation:<br /><br />Human Suffering vs. Pain: A Helpful Distinction for Clinicians & Others<br /><br />12:30PM to 1:30PM, Wednesday, 1/25/17<br />Rm. 106 CMWT, UIC College of Medicine West, 1853 W. Polk St.<br /><br />Fr. Chris Saliga, OP, RN<br /><br />Come meet and hear the new Associate Chaplain of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC. Besides his religious duties, Fr. Saliga has served as an Army medic and paratrooper, a Navy nurse, as a clinical nursing instructor, and as a bioethicist. <br /><br />“Suffering” as used in contemporary parlance calls for a “second look.” Thanks to classical Greek, an ancient philosopher, a recent pope, a nursing theorist, and a unique surfer, we can see excellent possibilities in clinical practice.<br /><br />OBJECTIVES:<br /><br />• Participants will be better able to distinguish between suffering and things suffered. <br />• Participants will be able to better identify real paths to excellent patient outcomes. <br />• Participants will be better able to strengthen their relationship with their patients & other folks too.<br /><br />*Free Lunch will be provided to the first 30 attendees<br /><br />The Integritas Institute for Ethics, integritasinstitute.org, @JP2Integritas, is a department of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC, located at 700 S. Morgan, and at Rm. 231 Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott. Integritas Institute events since 1997 have been scheduled in cooperation with Catholic student and other organizations on the UIC campus. <br /><br />This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Medical Students Association at UIC. <br /><br />For RSVP or further information: aschorsch@jp2newman.org<br /><br />==<br /><br />Cordially, <br /><br />Albert Schorsch, III<br /><br />Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics<br />http://integritasinstitute.org<br /><br />Integritas Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewEohNbzS-6iqcJUqS7HIg<br /><br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/integritasinstitute<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2Integritas<br /><br />LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/integritasinstitute<br /><br /><br />School of Catholic Thought<br />http://schoolofcatholicthought.org<br /><br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/School-of-Catholic-Thought/204567366295543<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2_SCT<br /><br /><br />St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at the UIC campus<br />700 S. Morgan <br />Chicago, IL 60607-4217<br />312-226-1880<br />aschorsch@jp2newman.org<br /><br />http://JP2Newman.org<br /><br />West Campus Newman Chapel<br />Rm. 231, SCW<br />828 S. Wolcott<br /><br />Facebook: St. John Paul II Newman Center - UIC<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2Newman<br /><br /><br />UIC campus mail code: M/C 317 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:23:35 -0600 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:23:35 -0600 [INFO] Be a Part of the Change-Student Elections 2017-2018 Are you interested in making a difference on UIC’s campus? Become a member of student government! As a member of student government, you will represent students’ views to university administration. The following positions are available:<br /><br />Student Member of the Board of Trustee<br /><br />· Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional students are eligible to run.<br /><br />· Role: Represent an educated student viewpoint on policies and decisions decided by the Board of Trustees <br /><br />Undergraduate Student Government (USG)<br /><br />· The positions include President, Vice President, and 30 General Assembly seats. (Vacancies at election time determine the number of available seats).<br /><br />· Undergraduate students are eligible to run for office.<br /><br />· Represent your fellow undergraduates to the broader campus community, administrators and elected officials.<br /><br />Student Senator <br /><br />· Undergraduate students are eligible to run for office<br /><br />· The UIC Senate is an academic legislative body with 200 faculty seats, 50 student seats and three academic professional seats. <br /><br />· Membership in the Senate is an opportunity impact educational policy, organization, and governance of the University.<br /><br />· There are thirty (30) senate seats allocated to undergraduate students. <br /><br /><br /><br />Election packets will be available online on Monday, January 23,2017 and can be accessed at https://dos.uic.edu/vote.shtml. Completed packets are to be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students , 3030 SSB by Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Questions can be forwarded to Annette Wright, Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of Student Veterans Affairs at awright@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:20:37 -0600 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:20:37 -0600 [INFO] Register for Chicago HIV Breakfast Club on February 1st _ HIV and Adolescence Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) <br />University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dept. of Family Medicine<br />www.matec.info<br /><br />Chicago HIV Breakfast Club<br />Wednesday, February 1st.<br />7:30 – 9:00 A.M.<br />This program is offered free of charge (see cancellation policy below).<br />To register, go to: http://bit.ly/2eNcEBvCHBCFeb2017<br /><br />Location:<br />The Marriott UIC/Medical District<br />625 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607<br />Complimentary valet (arrive early to avoid waiting in valet line) and breakfast buffet<br /><br />HIV and Adolescence<br />Temitope Oyedele, MD <br />Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases <br />John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County<br /><br />Learning Objectives: <br />1. Describe rates of perinatal HIV <br />2. Understand the epidemiology of HIV in adolescents <br />3. Discuss the unique challenges of HIV treatment and prevention in adolescents and young adults<br />4. Understand HIV prevention strategies<br /><br />Intended Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentist, and pharmacists who are managing patients with HIV disease.<br /><br />Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits Available for Physicians<br /><br />Continuing Education Information<br /><br />CME Purpose - To help physicians provide optimum care to patients who present with emerging complications and toxicities of HIV disease and treatment. <br /><br />The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.<br /><br />Nursing CE: To be announced.<br /><br />Planning Committee: Art Moswin, MD, Co-Chair; Norma Rolfsen, ACRN, Co-Chair; Nancy Glick, MD; Herve Sroussi, DMD, PhD; Corrine Blum, MD; Michelle Agnoli, RN, BSN, ACRN; Salma Alabdulbabbar, MPH; Shanett Jones, MPH; Joan Swiatek, NP, ACRN<br /><br />Cancellation Policy<br />This program is offered free of charge. However, in order to reduce expenses for meals purchased for individuals who register but do not attend, it has become necessary to implement a cancellation policy. We will charge a fee of $25.00 to anyone who fails to cancel their registration before noon on the Monday prior to the program date. To cancel a registration, contact Salma Alabduljabbar at 312-413-7539 or salma@uic.edu. You must register for this program before noon the Monday preceding the program as this is when expected attendance is confirmed with the venue.<br /><br />Also, we will no longer accept free on-site registrations. This means that you must register on our website to attend the program free of charge. Registrations at the door will cost $25.00 and must be paid with cash or check. This policy will allow MATEC to continue to offer quality education at no cost to you. <br /><br />If you have any questions, or if you require special accommodations to attend, contact Salma Alabduljabbar, MPH at 312-413-7539 or salma@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:29 -0600 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:29 -0600 [INFO] Find Your Zone at the Daley Library Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />If you’ve visited the Richard J. Daley Library this semester, you may have noticed that we implemented some changes to our study spaces. We’ve added much needed new furniture to accommodate the growing numbers of library users and have designated a “Quiet Zone” on the 4th floor and a “Collaborative Zone” on the 2nd floor. This change was made in response to students’ requests for more quiet and silent study space.<br /><br />In fall 2016 the library conducted a survey in order to better understand students’ educational needs, preferences and satisfaction with library facilities, resources and services. In addition to increased online resources and computers, 21% of student respondents to the survey requested more quiet or silent study space in the library. With limited space available, library administration determined that the best approach to meeting students’ needs would be to ask those who wish to work in a collaborative environment to do so on the 2nd floor (where much of the new furniture has been added) rather than the 4th floor.<br /><br />We realize that adjusting to this change will be hard for some, but hope that we can all work together to transition to the new space arrangement. Over the course of the rest of the semester and into the fall, library administration will be working to make further improvements to these spaces to better serve all of our users. In the meantime, please continue to be respectful of those students who rely on the library for a quiet spot to study.<br /><br />We welcome your feedback on these recent changes. Please contact us with your questions and suggestions at lib-comm@uic.edu. As always, we look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mary M. Case<br />University Librarian and Dean of Libraries <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:05:00 -0600 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:05:00 -0600 [INFO] Campus Recreation Rec Live We invite you to join us on Thursday, January 19th from 4-6pm at the Student Recreation Center (737 S. Halsted) for our annual REC LIVE Open House signature event. <br />Come prepared to:<br />• try out a free fitness class, <br />• get answers about your fitness goals from our personal trainers,<br />• make a splash with log rolling or participate in an indoor snowball fight, <br />• challenge yourself to our drunk driving course, <br />• test your basketball skills, <br />• be pampered by facials with Paul Mitchell, <br />• climb new heights with our climbing wall (or other fun climbing challenges)<br />• relax with one of our massage therapists or <br />• just enjoy some free food from our local vendors and take a tour!<br /><br />This event is open to all UIC Faculty/Staff, Students and Alumni with valid iCard. If you are non-member please check in at the membership desk upon arrival!<br />Also, check out other Snap Into Fitness specials at: http://recreation.uic.edu/reclive/<br /><br />UIC Campus Recreation is a department within Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) and is partially funded by student fees. CAS is a unit within Student Affairs. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:36:18 -0600 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:36:18 -0600 [INFO] 2016 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards Recipients and Ceremony Information The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards. These honors recognize the efforts and commitment of scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly achievements to advance knowledge in their field of expertise. <br /><br />The Distinguished Researcher award will be given this year to three UIC researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their field of expertise. The Rising Star award will be given this year to five UIC early career scholars who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their area of expertise. The 2016 Honorees are:<br /><br /><br />Basic Life Sciences<br /><br />*Rising Star: Marcelo G. Bonini, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine. Dr. Bonini has developed several novel lines of research which are tied together by a central focus on the roles played by reactive oxygen species (ROS) on biological processes that impact the development of some of the most prevalent human diseases, such as cancer and diseases associated with inflammation. In the area of cancer, Dr. Bonini’s research has challenged the dogma that a process that removes ROS is necessarily beneficial. He has made very significant contributions in the understanding of the role of ROS signaling in inflammation, including the generation of data on systemic inflammation that occurs during sepsis, a major clinical challenge with high mortality and little therapeutic options. Dr. Bonini most recently demonstrated that ROS generated in the nucleus changes the structure of the biochemical function key regulators of gene expression relevant to sepsis. In 2013 he was awarded the Young Investigator Award/Travel Award to Peter Hart, Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine and in 2014 was honored with Faculty of the Year Rising Star through the College of Medicine. He has a manuscript published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine and has patented 3 new compounds to target ROS that are being developed as new therapeutics to counteract inflammation and the spread of cancer.<br /><br /><br />Clinical Sciences<br /><br />*Rising Star: Tanvi Bhatt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Bhatt’s research emphasizes that rehabilitation should focus not only on the hemiparetic limb (weakness affecting one side of the body) but also simultaneously train the non-paretic (intact) limb as well. She proposes systematic studies of the mechanism of fall-risk in the stroke survivor population and has designed a paradigm for slip-related fall prevention. Dr. Bhatt has recently received two 5-year R01 grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She has published 49 peer reviewed manuscripts and 1 book chapter in her career, of which more than 35 papers were published since her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Bhatt has received national and international recognition in the form of being invited for international symposiums and has been invited to present her work nationally in prestigious conferences such as the Society of Neuroscience, American Congress of Neurorehabilitation and American Physical Therapy Association NEXT and CSM conferences. She has also received recognition in several news outlets including Associated Press, Fox News, USA Today and CBS Chicago. <br /><br />*Distinguished: Alfonse Masi MD, Dr.P.H., Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, Director, Division of Rheumatology, College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Masi’s research career has focused on the field of clinical rheumatology. In November 2016, he received the Townsend Harris Award from the City University of New York. His recent articles published in 2014 and 2015 supported new biomechanical concepts in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in the role of sex hormones. If the new biomechanical concept of the development of AS gains further support, it will add an important new dimension in the understanding and management of this disease of unknown causation. This can be supported by the fact that a European ankylosing spondylitis research team has recently requested his guidance in testing the novel concepts and hypothesis. He has joined this collaboration which is funded by an iNOVA4Health grant from Universidad NOVA de Lesboa. Dr. Masi’s research accomplishments have spanned many decades. In the 1950’s he published the first documented, community-based, parenterally-transmitted epidemic of hepatitis. In the 1980’s he published the first controlled study of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). This detailed article established FMS as a validated symptomatic condition. In the 1990’s six articles on the novel biomechanical concepts of AS were published. Dr. Masi’s contributions to the field of rheumatology were also recognized when in 2000, when he was selected as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Masi has 34 articles that have been cited over 100 times, six that have been cited over 1000 times and one that has been cited over 5000 times. <br /><br /><br />Art, Architecture, and the Humanities<br /><br />*Rising Star: Omur Harmansah, PhD., Associate Professor, Art History, School of Art and Art History. Dr. Harmansah is a scholar of archeology, architectural history and the material culture of the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. His work encompasses art historical, archeological and anthropological research. In his path-breaking work ‘Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near East (2013), published with Cambridge Press, Dr. Harmansah reimagines the foundation of the cities in Anatolia, and how they are shaped with practices of place-making. This book is important for the archaeology of Anatolia but also for global archeology as well. He currently has four articles that are peer reviewed, submitted for publication and in press in forthcoming publications about archeology. In addition, Dr. Harmansah has numerous book chapters, a new book proposal in preparation for peer review and the final results of his Yalbert Archeological Landscape project, which was a Brown University based archaeological regional survey project in west central Turkey presented for final publication. Dr. Harmansah also has received several sponsored research grants for his Yalbert Yaylasi Archeological Landscape project. He is a sought after lecturer both locally and abroad and is passionate about transforming the way people understand the influence and impact of archeology and art and architectural history in these times. <br /><br /><br />Natural Sciences & Engineering<br /><br />*Rising Star: Neal P. Mankad, PhD., Assistant Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Dr. Mankad has established himself as a leader in the area of bimetallic cooperation, which is an alternative strategy where the reactivity patterns of two different metal sites are harnessed and made to cooperate during a catalytic transformation. In organometallic systems the traditional strategy pursued by the community at large is to design catalysts involving a single metal site that manages all of the different reaction steps necessary to complete a catalytic transformation. He is currently working to file a provisional patent on this discovery and to publish it in a top scientific journal. Dr. Mankad’s discoveries have been published in top chemistry journals, including 4 articles in the premier chemistry journal in the world, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, one of which was a cover article. In 2015, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, which recognizes the most promising young scientists in their field. He has lectured nationally and internationally, including being invited as a keynote speaker. Due to his emphasis on new strategies that enable non-precious metal catalysis, Dr. Mankand has the potential to impact industrial science and can be applied to many areas including synthesis of pharmaceuticals, manufacture of chemicals and materials and pollution control.<br /><br />*Distinguished: Kathryn L. Nagy, PhD., Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy. Head, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Nagy has done groundbreaking research towards understanding the reactions that determine the rates and pathways that heavy metals take through the environment. Dr. Nagy’s research is focused on a key part of the mercury biogeochemical cycle- reactions with inorganic and organic reduced sulfur that have the potential to remove mercury from natural waters and prevent its methylation (methylated mercury can be lethal to humans). Her mechanistic research enables predictability and encourages more pro-active responses to pollutant contamination. Results from her research on molecular binding were published in Environmental Science & Technology, the highest ranked journal in environmental science, in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Dr. Nagy was elected as a Fellow of both the Geochemical Society and European Union of Geochemistry. She has presented her work at the US Department of Energy and Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Aside from Dr. Nagy contributing to the understanding of the movement of mercury in the environment, she is also raising awareness of the potential sources and distribution of mercury in soils through her research activities with UIC undergraduates and CPS high school teachers and students. <br /><br /><br />Social Sciences<br /><br />*Rising Star: Susan Magasi, PhD., Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Magasi’s work focuses on qualitative methodology, knowledge translation and health care equity for people with disabilities. Her work is conducted in collaboration with renowned researchers and disability advocates, with the purpose of advanced peer-led interventions to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. These interventions generate new knowledge on health disparities and innovations that work for people with disabilities. She has created a strong line of scientific inquiry pertaining to healthcare justice for people with disabilities. She has developed a national and international reputation as a quantitative methodologist and health disparities expert, resulting in invitations by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy to be part of an international team charged with examining the relationship of the WHOs Internal Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to occupational therapy. Since her appointment in 2013, she has published 28 peer reviewed articles and has received over one million dollars in extramural federal funding. <br /><br />*Distinguished: Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD., MHS, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration and Institute for Health Research and Policy, School of Public Health. Dr. Chriqui’s research focus is to help reduce the obesity epidemic among children. Her research has formed the basis for federal, state and local policies and legislation. In the past three years, she has been the PI on 10 extramurally funded projects and was a CO-I on two large federal cooperative agreements .These projects findings have guided policies designed to create healthier environments for children as well as led to ground-breaking research to study the active living orientation of zoning codes for over 4000 counties and their association with adult recreational activity, inactivity and active travel to work. Dr. Chriqui has published 13 peer-reviewed papers in the past 3 years on the impact and/or relationship of school nutrition, physical activity and other related policies at the state and district levels. She has been appointed to 13 non-profit, research institutions and federal advisory boards and committees as well as being sought out by the NIH for her expertise in obesity-related policy measurement. She has developed methods for conducting primary public health policy research (including formal, codified laws and regulations as well as informal policies), developing scientific methods for measuring the scope and strength of such policies, developing policy surveillance systems for longitudinally evaluating changes in policies nationwide, and quantifying law and policy for use in public health policy impact studies.<br /><br /><br />The OVCR would like to thank the campus community for the wealth of compelling nominations submitted for the Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards which are a testimony to the depth and range of scholarly excellence at UIC. <br /><br />In honor of the recipients of the UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards, an awards ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm in the Michele M. Thompson Rooms of the UIC Student Center West at 828 South Wolcott Avenue. <br /><br />To RSVP for the awards ceremony, or for more information, please go to http://research.uic.edu/roy/rsvp. <br /><br />For questions about the ceremony, please contact Jacqueline Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu. For questions related to the awards, please contact Tony Halford at ahalford@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:55:30 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:55:30 -0600 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing to see how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior and mental health. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-65 years old<br />2. Are experiencing anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood. <br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).<br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 24-35 hours over a total of 14-21 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Volunteers must be US citizens or permanent residents. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu <br />ONLINE SURVEY: http://j.mp/1oSDtWu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:53:40 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:53:40 -0600 [INFO] For students to study abroad through the UIC EXCHANGE PROGRAM Dear Professor,<br /><br />This is Malikha Daniels, the UIC Student Exchange Program Coordinator. I am asking if you could accommodate a short 2 to 5 minute presentation in your class during the Fall semester. The presentation would discuss studying abroad through the UIC Exchange Program, and basically where to find me if students are interested. Below I have included some information about the UIC Exchange Program. I kindly request that you confirm the date and time I could attend your class. If needed, I can meet with you in person before the class presentation, to speak more about the exchange program. Thank you and I look forward to your kind reply. <br /><br />For more information about the Exchange Program please visit https://oia.uic.edu/<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Malikha Daniels<br />UIC Exchange Program Coordinator<br />Daniel10@uic.edu<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />About the UIC Exchange Program: <br /><br />The UIC Exchange Program is a mode of studying abroad. At UIC it is managed by the Office of International Affairs. Exchange programs are supported by partnerships established between UIC and partner universities abroad. UIC partnerships are initiated by UIC faculty, whose role and knowledge act as quality control of the programs contents and deliverables. Specifically, the program allows for UIC students to attend a partner university abroad for a semester or year, while also allowing international students to study at UIC for a semester or academic year. Participation in the exchange program is an opportunity for students to enrich and diversify their education. The experience of travel, exposure to different cultural and educational settings, to other teachers and students, and basically to a new curriculum contribute greatly to one's education.<br /><br />The financial benefit of the UIC Exchange Program is that students only pay UIC tuition, plus accommodation and travel. There are no program fees and all financial aid and scholarships apply to the exchange. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:51:26 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:51:26 -0600 [INFO] Sing in Choir for Credit Join UIC's most supportive community and create something beautiful. YOU are invited to sign up for the UIC Choirs today and join your voice to a talented, welcoming body of students from a wide variety of majors and cultures under the leadership of our world-class faculty.<br /><br />MUS 153: University Choir, Michael J. Anderson (mja@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students with prior singing experience. Explore powerful works written for large groups and experience the thrill of singing with an orchestra.<br />MWF 12:00 to 12:50<br /><br />MUS 154: Chamber Choir, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students by audition. Perform in a more intimate group of singers, singing the very best a cappella repertoire from across the ages.<br />TR 2:00 to 3:15<br /><br />MUS 155: Women's Choral Ensemble, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />For all female students, no audition. Discover a range of music written for this unique combination of voices, working closely with our faculty in a small group.<br />Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 to 12:15<br /><br />Register now for the classes listed above! <br /><br />http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu<br />http://facebook.com/uictheatreandmusic<br />instagram: @uictheatremusic<br />twitter: @uictheatremusic<br /><br />"Choral music is not one of life's frills. It's something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls" - John Rutter (https://youtu.be/pm-Pm1FYZ-U) <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:39:02 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:39:02 -0600 [INFO] Free Limited dental screening at UIC College of Dentistry FREE DENTAL SCREENING<br />UIC COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY<br />801 S. Paulina <br />Chicago, IL 60612<br /><br />NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY<br />Saturday, January 21st - 9:00AM - 12:00PM<br />• Patients needed by dental students for licensing exam<br />• Screening includes free faculty selected x-rays and limited screening exam<br />• Patients selected qualify for treatment only on days of licensing exam<br />• Please bring one form of ID<br />• Please bring current list of medications<br />• Must have teeth to qualify<br />• Non-English speaking patients require a translator<br />• Must be 18 years old or older<br />• CANNOT be allergic to latex<br /><br />Garage (Taylor St. and Paulina) $6.75<br />Street Parking (meter)<br />Also accessible via CTA Pink Line (Polk Stop), CTA Blue Line (IL Medical District Stop) <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:36:44 -0600 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:36:44 -0600 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br />Table of Contents<br /><br />1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Community Partners Grant<br /><br />Summary:<br /><br />1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Community Partners Grant: BCBS of Illinois is interested in the innovative ways that health and human service providers are responding to emerging needs and opportunities for improving care, with particular attention to underserved populations, some of whom have access to care for the first time due to the expanded Medicaid programs and the Affordable Care Act. BCBS of Illinois wants to fund innovative programs where providers and community organizations are developing programs that bundle health and social service interventions and/or co-locate services at one convenient location. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/bcbs2017.<br /><br />Please Note:<br /><br />• Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.<br /><br />• If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.<br /><br />• Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />• If you would like to apply for a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:58:37 -0600 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:58:37 -0600 [INFO] APAC "Budget Outlook" Town Hall, February 9th Colleagues,<br />Please join us for an <br /><br />APAC “Budget Outlook” Town Hall<br />February 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM<br />Thompson Room, Student Center West<br />828 West Wolcott Avenue<br /><br />• Brief Remarks by Michael Amiridis, Chancellor <br />• Short presentations by:<br />◦ Susan Poser, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs <br />◦ Robert Barish, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs <br />◦ Janet Parker, Associate Chancellor for Budget and Resource Planning <br />• Question and Answer Session <br /><br />Space is Limited! Please register by January 31, 2017 at https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5jPNNm5h0d2VUe9<br /><br />This Town Hall event is open to all faculty, staff and students who have an interest in hearing an update on the budget planning for FY 2016-2017. Topics will include:<br /><br />• State of the State of Illinois budget;<br />• Campus and University budget planning; and<br />• Strategic planning efforts.<br /><br />Registrants will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance via the registration link above. A brief additional Q&A session will conclude the event. This event is coordinated by APAC (apac.org.uic.edu/). For questions, contact Tracy Sikorski at sikorski@uic.edu or Mary Berta at mberta@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:33:08 -0600 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:33:08 -0600 [INFO] Free Lunch Lecture: Damiano Rondelli, MD - Cancer as a Global Health Crisis, 12:30PM, Wednesday, 1/18/17, Rm. 316 CMWT, 1853 W. Polk St. Colleague, <br /><br />The following event may be of interest - <br /><br />Free Lunch Lecture: Cancer as a Global Health Crisis<br /><br />12:30PM to 1:30PM, Wednesday, 1/18/17<br />Rm. 316 CMWT, UIC College of Medicine West, 1853 W. Polk St.<br /><br />Damiano Rondelli, MD<br /><br />Michael Reese Professor of Hematology<br />Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology<br />Director, Blood & Marrow Transplant<br />Department of Medicine<br />UIC College of Medicine Center for Global Health.<br />University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System <br /><br />US presidents from Nixon to Obama have proclaimed a “war” and then a “moon shot” on cancer. But cancer’s scope is global, requiring a global response. <br /><br />OBJECTIVES:<br /><br />• Overview the scope of cancer as a global health crisis.<br /><br />• Share experiences and lessons learned from establishing global health programs in low-middle income countries (LMIC).<br /><br />• Identify important issues for consideration by students and practitioners for their future practice. <br /><br /><br />*Free Lunch will be provided to the first 30 attendees<br /><br /><br />The Integritas Institute for Ethics, integritasinstitute.org, @JP2Integritas, is a department of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC, located at 700 S. Morgan, and at Rm. 231 Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott. Integritas Institute events since 1997 have been scheduled in cooperation with Catholic student and other organizations on the UIC campus. <br /><br />This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Medical Students Association at UIC. <br /><br />For RSVP or further information: aschorsch@jp2newman.org<br /><br />Cordially, <br /><br />Albert Schorsch, III<br /><br />Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics<br />http://integritasinstitute.org<br /><br />Integritas Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewEohNbzS-6iqcJUqS7HIg<br /><br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/integritasinstitute<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2Integritas<br /><br />LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/integritasinstitute<br /><br /><br />School of Catholic Thought<br />http://schoolofcatholicthought.org<br /><br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/School-of-Catholic-Thought/204567366295543<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2_SCT<br /><br /><br />St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at the UIC campus<br />700 S. Morgan <br />Chicago, IL 60607-4217<br />312-226-1880<br />aschorsch@jp2newman.org<br /><br />http://JP2Newman.org<br /><br />West Campus Newman Chapel<br />Rm. 231, SCW<br />828 S. Wolcott<br /><br />Facebook: St. John Paul II Newman Center - UIC<br /><br />Twitter: @JP2Newman<br /><br /><br />UIC campus mail code: M/C 317 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:35:35 -0600 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:35:35 -0600 [INFO] UIC Grant Writing Workshop March 16th Aspiring grant writers, learn the basics in a day! Join UIC grant writing experts Thursday, March 16th for “Grant Writing for Beginners,” a one-day, interactive, on-campus workshop designed specifically for those with little or no experience writing grants.<br /><br />UIC Extended Campus is pleased to invite you to spend the day with UIC Certificate in Nonprofit Management instructors Noah Jenkins and Valerie Leonard. You will learn:<br /><br />- Types of funding sources available to nonprofits today<br />- How to research grant opportunities and assess the best fit for your funding needs<br />- What your organization must have in place before writing a grant<br />- The primary components of a grant proposal and how they fit together<br />- How to communicate effectively with prospective funders<br /><br />Previous workshops have filled up quickly. We encourage you to register early.<br /><br />For complete details and to register, visit: www.go.uic.edu/cnmworkshop<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you soon!<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Certificate in Nonprofit Management Team<br />UIC Extended Campus<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />(312) 355-0423<br />cnm@uic.edu<br /><br />Researchers, please note: the curriculum for this course focuses on philanthropic foundation grants, not research grants. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:34:26 -0600 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:34:26 -0600 [INFO] Campus Care Vision Exam Use your CampusCare vision insurance to obtain a comprehensive eye exam by our World Class Physicians. An annual eye examination is covered under your CampusCare Benefits.<br /><br />COMPREHENSIVE: Convenient and Covered<br /><br />Make your appointment TODAY<br /><br />Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice<br />1855 W Taylor Street Suite 1.059<br />Call 312-355-2915<br />Appointments available Every Thursday!<br /><br />Millennium Park Eye Center<br />30 N Michigan Avenue<br />Suite 410<br />312-996-2020<br />Appointments available Tuesday-Friday<br />Contact lens exams Tuesday and Friday<br /><br />PLEASE NOTE: A contact lens examination and fitting requires an additional fee. This fee is not covered under your CampusCare benefits and will require payment at time of service. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:33:13 -0600 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:33:13 -0600