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] Graduate Hourly Position - Neurology and Rehabilitation The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation is looking for a graduate student with one year of experience working with rat colony management to work as a Graduate Hourly employee.<br /><br />The colony is housed at the Biological Resources Laboratory (BRL) on the Chicago campus. Work hours are expected to vary from 2 to 8 per week depending on experimental need. Responsibilities include visiting and checking on the colony at least once/week or twice/week during breeding periods, assistance with various procedures, and database update. Experience handling rodents and understanding of rodent breeding and biology is a must. Other requirements include ability to independently perform rodent identification (tagging, ear punches), tail blood collection, euthanasia, injections, and tissue collection if needed. If hired, the candidate will be reporting to the PI and will keep accurate records, and will strictly comply with all aspects and rules for working with research animals. Preference will be given to people with the prior experience.<br /><br />Minimum Qualifications: If you are interested in the position, please submit a .pdf of your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to Tara Hunter, Associate Director of HR, tfreem2@uic.edu.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.<br /><br />The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:41:04 -0500 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:41:04 -0500 [INFO] Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award Application Open The fall application cycle for 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA) program is now open. CURA is a Federal Work Study (FWS) employment arrangement administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. We foster undergraduate involvement in research and scholarly and creative endeavors across the entire campus. Thanks to the support of university leadership, last year CURA funded over 100 student-faculty collaborations at no cost to faculty or their departments. You can read more about the program at http://ure.uic.edu/facfws.php<br /><br />If you do not already have a profile in the Undergraduate Research Experience database, please create one at http://ure.uic.edu/fac_how_do_researchers_get_involved.php Once you are enrolled in the URE, students seeking research contexts will be able to learn about your work and may contact you about this and other funding and for-credit research opportunities. <br /><br />To participate in the CURA program, you will need to identify the student(s) with whom you are interested in working (must be eligible and have applied for Federal Work Study via the FAFSA). Then complete the online application at http://ure.uic.edu/facfws.php#apply It is also helpful if you speak now with the Business or HR Manager in your department about your interest in hiring a student employee. <br /><br />Awards are available for one semester or the entire academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received. Each faculty member may apply to support up to three CURA students at a time. CURA is not intended to be combined with other campus-based funding programs such as LASURI, Honors College research grants, etc., other than those that will meet additional expenses unmet by CURA. Applications will be accepted until the fall CURA fund is depleted or the end of the fourth week of the fall semester, whichever comes first.<br /><br />Within the next couple of days, all UIC students will be reminded to start searching in the URE database to find faculty supervisors, advisors and mentors. So if you are already registered, do be sure your profile is up to date by logging in here: www.ure.uic.edu You can mark your profile as active if you are returning from a leave or inactive if you are temporarily not recruiting students. Please do not remove your profile entirely unless you are leaving UIC permanently.<br /><br />If you are interested in working with a student who is not eligible for Federal Work Study, have that student speak with an academic advisor or Director of Undergraduate Studies to find out about options for course credit or other funded or sponsored programs in the degree-granting college. You can also refer them to this webpage: http://ure.uic.edu/for_students_credit.php or they can email our@uic.edu.<br /><br />If you have questions of your own, feel free to email us in the Office of Undergraduate Research at our@uic.edu. Thank you for your participation in the high-impact practice of undergraduate research, which enhances the student experience and contributes in a multitude of ways to positive educational outcomes for UIC's students.<br /><br />Best wishes, <br />Sara Hall<br /><br /><br />Sara F. Hall, PhD<br />Associate Professor of Germanic Studies<br />Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research<br />Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago<br />601 S. Morgan Street<br />2622 University Hall, MC 103<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br />(312) 355-3586<br />our@uic.edu<br />sahall@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:38:54 -0500 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:38:54 -0500 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following expedited limited competition opportunity from the Department of Defense. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Table of Contents<br /><br />DoD - DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI): Equipment/ Instrumentation -W911NF-16-R-0024. <br /><br />Summary<br /><br />The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2017 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI. The Research and Education Program is designed to enhance the research capabilities of HBCUs and MIs and strengthen their science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) education programs. UIC is allowed to submit three proposals. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/dod-rephb16.<br /><br />Note:<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 Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:52:15 -0500 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:52:15 -0500 [INFO] Jane Addams College of Social Work Information Sessions Meeting Location:<br /><br />Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago<br />1040 West Harrison Street<br />Room 4013 Chicago, Illinois 312-996-3218<br /><br /><br />Please Note: The College is located on the northwest corner of Harrison (500 south) And Morgan (1000 west), sandwiched between Harrison and 1290.<br />Parking:<br /><br />Lot 9 which I on the northeast corner of Harrison and Morgan, sandwiched between<br />1-290 and Harrison Street. Enter from Morgan.<br /><br />Public Transportation:<br /><br />• Take the Blue Line to UIC-Halsted stop. Take Morgan Street exit. The College will be in front of you to the left.<br /><br />• Take the number 60 bus to Harrison and Morgan.<br /><br />• Take the number 7 bus to Harrison and Morgan.<br /><br />• Take the number 126 bus to Morgan and Van Buren. Walk south across the bridge over 1-290. The College will be on your right once you cross the bridge.<br /><br /><br />MSW Information Sessions For Fall 2017 Enrollment<br /><br /><br /><br />Meeting Location<br /><br />Thursday, July 21, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, July 30, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, August 5, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, August 27, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, September 2, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon <br /><br />Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, September 24, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, October 7, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Saturday, October 15, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, October 29, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Saturday, November 12, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Saturday, November 26, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, December 2, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:51:49 -0500 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:51:49 -0500 [INFO] Do you have asthma? (Paid research study) Dr. Jerry Krishnan of the Breathe Chicago Center© at the University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study to learn which medications work best for patients with different types of asthma.<br /><br />Do you have asthma? Are you over the age of 12?<br />You may be eligible for our study!<br /><br />During this study you will:<br />• Attend study appointments at UIC<br />• Complete study related questionnaires, breathing tests, blood tests, sputum testing, and physical exams by a <br />medical provider all at no cost to you<br />• Take FDA approved asthma medications<br /><br />Eligible participants will receive:<br />• Compensation for their time<br />• Free FDA approved asthma medications<br />• Educational resources to help manage asthma<br /><br />FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: <br /><br />Take our survey https://www.redcap.ihrp.uic.edu/surveys/?s=TXAR4HDYNC or<br />contact us at 1-855-I-WHEEZE (1-855-494-3393) or asthma@uic.edu <br /><br />Learn more by visiting our website: http://breathechicago.uic.edu/<br /><br /><br />UIC IRB Protocol #: 2014-0281<br />Principal Investigator: Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD<br /><br />Information shared on the Web may be publicly available, and privacy and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. We discourage you from including any personal and potentially sensitive information in email responses to this advertisement. massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:26:13 -0500 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:26:13 -0500 [INFO] Jane Addams College of Social Work Information Sessions Meeting Location:<br /><br />Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago<br />1040 West Harrison Street<br />Room 4013 Chicago, Illinois 312-996-3218<br /><br /><br />Please Note: The College is located on the northwest corner of Harrison (500 south) And Morgan (1000 west), sandwiched between Harrison and 1290.<br />Parking:<br /><br />Lot 9 which I on the northeast corner of Harrison and Morgan, sandwiched between<br />1-290 and Harrison Street. Enter from Morgan.<br /><br />Public Transportation:<br /><br />• Take the Blue Line to UIC-Halsted stop. Take Morgan Street exit. The College will be in front of you to the left.<br /><br />• Take the number 60 bus to Harrison and Morgan.<br /><br />• Take the number 7 bus to Harrison and Morgan.<br /><br />• Take the number 126 bus to Morgan and Van Buren. Walk south across the bridge over 1-290. The College will be on your right once you cross the bridge.<br /><br /><br />MSW Information Sessions For Fall 2017 Enrollment<br /><br /><br /><br />Meeting Location<br /><br />Thursday, July 21, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, July 30, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, August 5, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, August 27, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, September 2, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon <br /><br />Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, September 24, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Friday, October 7, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Saturday, October 15, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Saturday, October 29, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Saturday, November 12, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon<br /><br />Saturday, November 26, 2016 @11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, December 2, 2016 @10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:25:23 -0500 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:25:23 -0500 [INFO] FULBRIGHT, ET AL., FUNDING FOR SCHOLARS Dear UIC faculty,<br /><br />We are days from the deadline for the 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition. I am pleased to confirm that I have been busy answering inquiries and advising interested UIC candidates for these opportunities. <br /><br />For Fulbright applicants and for the ones considering a different type of scholarship, I have four announcements to share for this month:<br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching: Core Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities<br />2) Webinars: Reviewing Your Application, upcoming, and (in archives) Virtual Advising and others.<br />3) Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP)<br />4) Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)<br /><br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching: Core Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities<br />Explore awards by professional profile. Opportunities are available for faculty and lecturers, full- and part-time, early career and senior scholars. Highlights include prestigious Distinguished Chair awards, https://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?ca=2 , which afford senior scholars opportunities to share their expertise at renowned institutions abroad, and a growing number of Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities, https://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?ca=7 , for scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees.<br /><br />Explore awards by discipline. Opportunities are available in 46 disciplines, in addition to many All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. <br />Learn more about all disciplines and a few of them highlighted at: https://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?wa=&dc=&di=All+Disciplines and http://www.cies.org/highlighted-disciplines<br /><br />Explore awards by region. Opportunities are available in over 125 countries, in six world regions. Learn more about regional highlights here: http://www.cies.org/regional-highlights<br />To view the full range of awards by discipline, region, country, or activity, visit the Catalog of Awards: https://catalog.cies.org/index.aspx<br /><br />The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2016. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, please visit the program website at http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program<br /><br /><br />2) Virtual Advising and Reviewing Your Application Webinars<br /><br />Fulbright is closing out the season with webinars on July 27th and July 29th on Reviewing Your Application Package. This will be a live discussion of the various pieces of the Fulbright application as the 1 August deadline approaches. The presentation highlights questions from applicants as they prepare to submit their materials.<br />To view our full calendar of webinars, both upcoming and archived, please visit http://www.cies.org/event-type/webinar-schedule.<br />To enroll please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6492876018324672257, for the one to be held on 07/27, and https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5087048147631697153 for the one to be held on 07/29.<br /><br />3) Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP)<br />The CADFP offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics residing in the United States and Canada. Selected Fellows collaborate with African universities on projects of 14-90 days in the areas of curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. Projects are completed in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Scholars who meet all eligibility requirements can sign up to be on the roster of qualified academics. Scholar applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the next cutoff date for application review is December 8, 2016. To learn more, please visit our program website (www.iie.org/africandiaspora) and/or contact IIE program staff at africandiaspora@iie.org.<br /><br />4) Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)<br />Similar to the CADFP, the GDFP is a short-term faculty exchange program for Greek-born academics residing in the United States and Canada. Fellows have the opportunity to engage with Greek universities for one project visit of 14-60 days. Activities for this program are curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. Applications from program hosts are currently being accepted. We are always accepting scholar applications to our roster of qualified academics, but the cutoff for review ends on September 1, 2016. To learn more, please visit our program website (www.iie.org/greekdiaspora) and/or contact IIE program staff at greekdiaspora@iie.org. <br /><br />All the best,<br /><br />Nora<br /><br />Nora Bonnin<br />Senior Director<br />Office of International Affairs<br /><br />601 S. Morgan St. 509 UH (MC590)<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br /><br />Tel 312 996 5455<br />Fax 312 413 7857<br />oia@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:27:44 -0500 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:27:44 -0500 [INFO] Summer Dance UIC! Show up to our free program open to the public from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on the dates listed below. Learn salsa, Zouk,<br />ballroom, Chicago Style Steppin', and line dances.<br /><br />Twice a month bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the Lecture Center Quad.<br /><br />In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more<br />seasoned dancers. Check back for updates and weather status.<br /><br />SCHEDULE<br /><br />Tuesday, July 26 - Chicago Style Steppin’<br />Tuesday, August 9 - Line Dancing<br />Tuesday, August 16 - Swing<br /><br />For details, visit http://go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC!<br /><br />Student Affairs/Center for Student Involvement logo<br />#summerdanceUIC<br />Summer Session 2016 logo <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:06:55 -0500 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:06:55 -0500 [INFO] Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator Department of Medicine<br />Project WISH, Division of Infectious Diseases<br />Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator<br /><br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator position.<br /><br />Project WISH is a clinical trials research unit within the division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. Project WISH conducts multiple clinical trials and other research protocols simultaneously with government and industry sponsors. The program’s primary goal is the development of a preventive vaccine against HIV.<br /><br />Position is responsible for overseeing submission and renewal of all Project WISH protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and quality control of data. <br /><br />A Bachelor degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, social science, or a related field is required. A Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) is preferred.<br /><br />At least one year experience in a research discipline with experience in a clinical research setting and experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s is required.<br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply by: 8/3/16: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=67555&job=visiting-clinical-research-coordinator-medicine<br /><br />The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:57 -0500 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:57 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday, July 29<br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins' life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:00:42 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:00:42 -0500 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), PhRMA Foundation. Please note some of these have rapid internal deadlines. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Table of Contents<br /><br />1. NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) NSF 16-585 <br /><br />2. NIH Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01) RFA-CA-16-014<br /><br />3. NIH George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) RFA-DK-16-031<br /><br />4. NIH Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50) RFA-DK-16-032<br /><br />5. PhRMA Pharmacology/Toxicology - Pre Doctoral Fellowships <br /><br />6. PhRMA Informatics - Pre Doctoral Fellowships<br /><br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) NSF 16-585 - This program aims to support advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. PAWR will enable experimental exploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the nation's wireless ecosystem. UIC may participate in no more than one PPO proposal submitted to this solicitation. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nsf-pawr16. <br /><br />2. NIH Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01) RFA-CA-16-014 - UIC may submit two applications. This program is focused on efforts that advance cancer research by bridging the knowledge gap between the rapidly increasing volumes of new data generated by comprehensive molecular characterizations of many cancer types and studies of the underlying etiology of cancer development, progression, and/or metastasis. UIC may submit two applications, provided that each application is scientifically distinct and based on different self-standing project. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-ctddn16. <br /><br />3. NIH George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) RFA-DK-16-031 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Centers to support both basic and clinical research on kidney disease. The goal of the O'Brien Kidney Research Center program is to make state-of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators who are pursuing studies in relevant topic areas. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-gobkrc16. <br /><br />4. NIH Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50) RFA-DK-16-032 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (PCEN) to support both basic and clinical research on pediatric kidney disease. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-pcen16. <br /><br />5. PhRMA Pharmacology/Toxicology - Pre Doctoral Fellowships– This program supports the career development activities of scientists embarking on research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, in experimental animal or clinical studies or both. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/phrma-ptpdf16. <br /><br />6. PhRMA Informatics - Pre Doctoral Fellowships - The aims of the fellowships are (1) to support students in advanced stages of training and thesis research and (2) to encourage the entry of well-trained investigators into the informatics field. UIC may submit two applications. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/phrma-ipdf16. <br /><br />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://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/funding/limited_competitions.shtml please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:57:20 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:57:20 -0500 [INFO] Hot Topics This summer is a scorcher, but the fall semester at the UIC School of Art & Art History is going to be FIRE!<br /><br />There is still space left in these amazing classes. Many fulfill general Ed requirements. Register now!<br /><br /><br />AH 274/LALS 240 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica - Andrew Finegold<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts World Cultures<br /><br /><br />M/W/F 1:00 - 1:50pm<br /><br />Introduction to the art and architecture of prehispanic peoples of Mexico and norther Central America, including Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec cultures. Course information: Same as LALS 240. Prerequisite(s): Three hours of art history at the 100 level or consent of instructor. <br /><br /><br /><br />ART 385/520 Decarceration in Theory and Practice - Laurie Jo Reynolds<br /><br />Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00pm<br /><br />The growing political will to end the era of mass incarceration has led to federal and state commitments to “decarcerate.” Yet there is no policy roadmap for smart decarceration, much less prison abolition. This class focuses on the fascinating case study unfolding in Illinois, where Governor Bruce Rauner has committed to reducing the prison population by 25% by 2025. Significant decarceration requires a nuts-and-bolts strategy: judges, states attorneys, law enforcement and corrections must reverse current drivers of the prison population and could potentially adopt new strategies for policing and punishment. Truly sustainable decarceration would also protect people in divested and disenfranchised communities from both crime and incarceration, and address the barriers to social integration faced by people returning from prison. This course will examine the theory, policy and politics of decarceration. In addition to reading about the US prison boom and alternative models of justice, we will have exciting guest speakers, take a huge range of field trips and analyze white papers, legislative actions, media responses, and the role of advocates and those directly affected in influencing outcomes. Students will help organize and participate in a decarceration strategy convening.<br /><br /><br />ART 350/480 Advanced Topics in New Media Art - Sabrina Raaf<br /><br />Fridays 9:00am - 3:40pm<br /><br />This course offers a comprehensive exploration of rapid prototyping as it applies to the creation of new media art works from concept development to execution. Students with a variety of interests and skill levels are introduced to art historical and contemporary artworks that incorporate technology. Students are also taught fundamental skills in computer programming, electronics and digital fabrication, including laser cutting, 3d printing and CNC milling/routing. Through self-directed research, class discussions and critiques, students will develop plans for a final project to be completed by the end of the semester using the concepts and skills learned to augment the student’s own practice. Students will be required to keep a wiki page, materials conduct research, and present material to the class or discussion. (Prereq: ART 150 - Introduction to New Media Arts, or Consent of Instructor)<br /><br /><br /><br />AH 275 South Asian Visual Cultures - Catherine Becker<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts World Cultures<br /><br /><br />T/R 12:30 - 1:45pm<br /><br />From the well-ordered brick cities of the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 2600 BCE) to the wide boulevards and sweeping vistas of contemporary New Delhi, this introductory survey explores the art, architecture, and visual culture of South Asia. Given the vast scope of this course, we focus our chronological investigation of this material around the diverse relationships between artistic production and modes of seeing. Topics to be analyzed include the use of imagery at ancient Buddhist sites to announce the Buddha’s sacred presence and the function of art to mediate the dynamic exchange of gazes between the devotee and the divine at Hindu temples. The creation of architectural spaces to frame Mughal rulers for formal audiences—and the depiction of such spaces within painted manuscripts—will be examined. We will also analyze British colonial responses to the art and architecture of South Asia and the emergence of new technologies, such as printing, photography, and filmmaking. This course will conclude with a consideration of artistic production in modern and contemporary South Asia and the crafting of new national identities in this region. This course has no prerequisites; all students are welcome! <br /><br /><br />AH 260 European Art from 1750 to 1900 - Nina Dubin<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts requirement<br /><br /><br />T/R 9:30 - 10:45am<br /><br />This course surveys key episodes in the history of modern European art. In an age of Revolution—political, industrial, and social—how did art keep pace with modernity? What were the distinctive features of modern life, and what forms of expression did they take in the works of artists such as David and Géricault, Monet andMorisot, Carpeaux and Rodin? The artistic languages that we will encounter—Classicism and Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism, Symbolism and Primitivism—have much to tell us about the ways in which modern imaginations processed and gave representation to such complex subjects as nationalism and the public sphere, empire and colonialism, nature and urban transformation, class relations and family life.<br /><br /><br /><br />AH 511 Historiography of the Visual Arts 1750 - 1960 Andrew Finegold<br /><br />Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:45pm<br /><br />An introduction to some of the major problems, perspectives, and thinkers associated with the last half-century of art historical and visual studies scholarship. Each week, a significant issue or approach will be examined through the close reading and discussion of a selection of critical texts. The goal is a sustained and personal engagement with the various assumptions, commitments, and motivations that underpin the discipline of art history and with which each of us must contend throughout our careers. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:48:10 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:48:10 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm <br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins’ life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:41:57 -0500 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:41:57 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm <br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins’ life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:00:19 -0500 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:00:19 -0500 [INFO] POSITION AVAILABLE: Visiting Research Specialist/Natural Science-College of Nursing, JobID=64740 Description:<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science is seeking a candidate for a full-time visiting research specialist in a study to determine whether sleep problems such as sleep-disordered breathing are independent risk factors for gestational diabetes (GDM).<br /><br />This position contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborates with researchers to develop, execute and interpret research projects. Performs complex laboratory and data collection techniques. <br /><br />This person will work closely with the principal investigator (PI) to plan and perform the day-to-day implementation of the research study and the administrative activities aligned to the research aims, and manage and organize records for data analysis.<br /><br />The BHS Department is one of three departments in the UIC College of Nursing, ranked among the top ten nursing colleges in the country and 2nd nationally for NIH funding in Nursing. <br /><br />DUTIES:<br /><br />Collaborate with Principle Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.<br />• Formulate and conduct scientific experiments and analysis. Performs complex data collection and laboratory techniques. Analyze and evaluate test and research results.<br />• Replicate, refine and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods, procedures and techniques.<br />• Develop and write advanced, comprehensive experimental protocols.<br />• Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.<br />Communication<br />• Contribute material, prepare results and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents for publication.<br />• Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission.<br />Staff Management<br />• Guide, train and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.<br />Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.<br /><br />QUALIFICATIONS:<br /><br />Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. Master’s degree in science preferred.<br />A minimum of 3 years related research experience.<br />Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.<br />Proficient in specific lab research techniques.<br /><br />Preferred and highly desirable:<br /><br />Knowledge/experience of sleep and sleep disorders, and experience scoring recordings from objective sleep measures (i.e., actigraphy, power spectral analysis).<br /><br />Previous experience with data management and analysis using STATA and/or SPSS etc., and manuscript and grant preparation <br /><br />Phlebotomy training and experience<br /><br />Experience working with pregnant women and ability to work respectfully with people from a variety of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds<br /><br />Application Procedure: Candidates are required to complete an online application through the UIC Human Resources online system at:<br />https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=64740&job=visiting-research-specialist-nat-science-izci-balserak-bhs <br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.<br /><br />The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:16:37 -0500 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:16:37 -0500