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] CCSW Newsletter -- May 2016 CCSW NEWSLETTER – MAY 2016<br /><br />This is the bi-monthly newsletter of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), a committee that advises the Chancellor and addresses issues of concern to UIC women. Your CCSW co-chairs are Kimberly Fasula (kfasul1@uic.edu) and Kat Aldag (kaldag@uic.edu).<br /><br />To learn more about the CCSW, please visit our web site at ccsw.uic.edu and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uic.ccsw. <br /><br />CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br /><br />May 12: CCSW Networking Night<br />May 17: Wellness Workshop (Chair Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness)<br />May 20: Self-Defense Workshop & Discussion Panel<br />May 25: Financial Planning/Retirement 101: What Does Your Future Hold?<br />June 3: Call for Proposals for 2016 Alice K. Dan Dissertation Award<br />July 21: WoRD (Women’s Reading & Discussion) “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates<br /><br /><br />CCSW NETWORKING NIGHT<br />Thursday, May 12, 2016<br />4:00 to 6:00 p.m.<br />Jak’s Tap<br />901 West Jackson Boulevard<br />Chicago, Illinois<br /><br />We invite you to share ideas with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women subcommittees:<br /><br />· What issues do YOU want us to address?<br />· Interested in joining a subcommittee?<br />· Looking to mingle with some lovely people?<br /><br />Please join us at our annual networking event at Jak's Tap to meet, greet, and eat! We will provide light appetizers.<br /><br />Please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/JlODgWmLsG<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns and Staff Advocacy Subcommittees.<br /><br /><br />WELLNESS WORKSHOP<br />Chair Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness<br />Tuesday, May 17, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />Counseling Center<br />Suite 2010 Conference Room, Student Services Building<br />1200 West Harrison Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />Dr. Jenna Bauer, Staff Psychologist and Assistant Director for Stress Management Program at UIC's Counseling Center, and Johanna Strokoff, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Counseling Center will lead this workshop and provide information on chair yoga, meditation and mindfulness. <br /><br />Light refreshments will be provided.<br /><br />Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/8tEYRf or email Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880.<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Staff Advocacy Subcommittee<br /><br /><br />SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP & DISCUSSION PANEL<br />Friday, May 20, 2016<br />3:30 to 5:30 p.m.<br />Student Recreation Facility<br />737 South Halsted Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />All UIC staff, faculty, and students are invited to come together to gain physical skills and develop an empowering mindset to provide participants with self-defense skills to handle potential threats.<br /><br />We will also host a discussion panel with Athanasia Papaioannou, Assistant Director, Women's Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC), Andie Celerio, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), self-defense instruction facilitator, John Martin, and the UIC Police Department. The program will last approximately two hours. The program will include welcome and introductions, interpersonal violence discussion, information about resources on campus, self-defense and safety engagement, panel discussion and Q&A. We suggest that participants wear comfortable clothing.<br /><br />Please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/mRPkzZ7qVW<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880.<br /><br />This event is made possible with the partnership of Campus Advocacy Network/Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and the UIC Police.<br /><br /><br />FINANCIAL PLANNING/RETIREMENT 101*<br />What Does Your Future Hold?<br />Wednesday, May 25, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:30 p.m.<br />Disability, Health and Social Policy Building<br />DHSP First Floor Auditorium<br />1640 West Roosevelt Road<br />West Campus<br /><br />Are you on track for Retirement? Regardless of how close you are to retirement, this Lunch & Learn Workshop will provide strategies on investment portfolio design and management, and maximizing retirement contributions. <br /><br />Our presenter, Ms. Dee Reynolds, is a financial planning consultant with over 10 years of experience. She is a 2000 graduate of Iowa State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Finance.<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Stephanie Thompson, sat@uic.edu, 312-413-3785<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns Subcommittee<br /><br />*Please consult your own professional financial advisor before implementing any of the information presented in this workshop. The presentation is informational only and in no way should be construed as legal or financial advisement regarding retirement, investments, or finances by UIC or CCSW.<br /><br /><br />2016 ALICE J. DAN DISSERTATION AWARD<br />Call for Proposals<br />Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2016<br /><br />The 15th Annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award encourages original and significant research about sex, gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. The award is open to UIC doctoral students in any field who have completed the requirements for candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal by the application deadline. Award(s) will range from $500-$1,000. <br /><br />To apply for the award, please submit:<br /><br />1. Cover Letter:<br /><br />A cover letter addressed to the Dan Award Review Committee. The cover letter should include the title of the proposal, the applicant's contact information (email, phone, and address), and the name of the applicant's advisor. In addition, the cover letter should briefly address the following questions: <br /><br />How has your academic training prepared you to accomplish the proposed research? <br /><br />How will receiving the Dan Award, which typically ranges from $500 to $1000, award help you in your research?<br /><br />2. Award Application:<br /><br />Award applications should be no more than 5 double-spaced pages. Please use 1-inch margins and a standard 12-point font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman, etc.)<br /><br />Applications must include: Summary of research (200 words or less), Significance of research for women and/or gender, Research methods, Progress to date, Timetable for completion, Budget, Bibliography/References cited (reference list does not count towards the 5-page limit)<br /><br />3. Additional Supporting Materials:<br /><br />Two letters of reference (one from dissertation advisor documenting approval of dissertation research). Reference letters may be sent separately. <br /><br />Review criteria include: Potential for contribution to research on women and/or gender, originality and significance to the major field, explanation of research methodology, academic preparation and ability to accomplish the work, feasibility of timetable for completion, and feasibility of budget. <br />Complete applications should be submitted in PDF format and e-mailed to Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu. <br /><br />The submission deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016. Applicants who have defended their dissertations prior to the submission deadline will be excluded. Winners will be announced in July 2016. <br /><br />For more information contact Kris Zimmermann at (312) 413-4251 or kzimme3@uic.edu.<br /><br />Visit the Dan Dissertation Award web page at http://crwg.uic.edu/crwg-home/dan-dissertation-award/ to view past awardees.<br /><br /><br />WoRD WOMEN’S READING AND DISCUSSION CLUB FOR UIC<br />Thursday, July 21, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />Room 507, DHSP, Center for Research on Women and Gender<br />Disability, Health, and Social Policy Building<br />1640 West Roosevelt Road<br />West Campus<br />Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ULqpuwoeA5o<br /><br />Save the Date for the Summer 2016 WoRD Meeting<br /><br />Whether you read only a chapter, finished it twice, or never turned its cover, we invite you to join us for an intriguing discussion of our next WoRD (Women's Reading and Discussion) Club selection, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. You are welcome to bring your lunch. <br /><br />“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?<br /><br />Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.<br /><br />Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist, blogger, and memoirist who brings personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America’s most contested issues. Writing without shallow polemic and in a measured style, Coates addresses complex and challenging issues such as racial identity, systemic racial bias, and urban policing. He subtly embeds the present—in the form of anecdotes about himself or others—into historical analysis in order to illustrate how the implications of the past are still experienced by people today. Ta-Nehisi Coates attended Howard University. His articles have appeared in local and national publications, including the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, where he is currently a national correspondent. He was a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 and a journalist-in-residence at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2014 (https://www.macfound.org/fellows/931/).<br /><br />The WoRD (Women's Reading and Discussion) Club was created by members of the UIC Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) for the purpose of reading and discussing books related to employment and professional/personal growth and development, particularly as they relate to women. The WoRD Club hosts in-person meetings to discuss selected readings. <br /><br />The WoRD Club invites all interested UIC employees and students. To join us, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or Leslie Carnahan at lcarna2@uic.edu for more information and to be added to the listserv.<br /><br />WoRD Club meetings are designated as official Chancellor's Status Committee meetings, and are thereby considered approved for employee participation. CCSW Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br />Kris Zimmermann & Leslie Carnahan<br />WoRD Book Club<br />Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br /><br />CCSW SUBCOMMITTEE CONTACTS FOR 2015-2016<br /><br />Community Relations<br />Cordelia Callaway (cdcall@uic.edu) and Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu)<br /><br />Faculty Development and Concerns<br />Aleeca Bell (abell2@uic.edu) and Julie Carbray (jcarbray@uic.edu)<br /><br />Minority Women Concerns<br />Stephanie Thompson (sat@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Wednesday, 05/11/16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 507 DHSP, West Campus<br />Call-in feature: Dial-in#: 1-641-715-3580 Access Code: 810222<br /><br />Staff Advocacy<br />Leslie Carnahan (lcarna2@uic.edu) and Heather Cohen (cohenh@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Thursday, 05/12/16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 1501 UH, East Campus<br />Call-in feature: TBD<br /><br />Student Concerns<br /><br />Rockford<br />Dr. Manika Bhateja (mbhateja@uic.edu)<br /><br />The Community Relations subcommittee welcomes your feedback, suggestions and any related news items. Please contact Cordelia Callaway (cdcall@uic.edu) or Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu). ________________________________________________________________________<br />You are subscribed to massmail because you have an active UIC netid. If you prefer not to receive massmail postings update your preferences: https://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap-auth/bin/news_options <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:36 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:36 -0500 [INFO] SAVE THE DATE: UIC Urban Forum - Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow: Migration, Training, Education - September 15, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: 2016 UIC Urban Forum<br /><br />Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow: Migration, Training, Education<br />September 15, 2016<br /><br />Dynamic metropolitan economies require a diverse, trained and available work force that adapts to the needs of commerce, industry, government and the service sector today as well as in the future. The rapidly changing economy demands that the workforce be adaptable and flexible by continuously increasingly skill levels, providing training opportunities, and recognizing the quick pace of job shifting. The quality of the workforce and supply of human capital in US urban areas have been shaped by a variety of forces throughout the industrial and post-industrial eras, most notably the enactment of compulsory public education, inducement of internal migration, massive demands for a rapidly increasing workforce via immigration, and the enactment of public policy regulations concerning wages, working conditions and collective bargaining. The 2016 Urban Forum focuses the lenses on human capital development to address the contemporary challenges that shape human capital in metropolitan regions by examining the role of migration and immigration, K-12 education preparedness, post-secondary workforce training and development efforts, and recruitment and professional development of Millennials. <br /><br />White papers for the 2016 UIC Urban Forum:<br />The Overview White Paper. <br />Nik Theodore, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 1: Migration/Immigration<br />Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 2: Post-secondary education <br />Gregory Larnell, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 3: Jobs, Wages, working conditions and public policy. <br />Laura Dresser, University of Wisconsin at Madison<br /><br />White Paper 4: Continuous professional development and Millennials. <br />Brad Harrington, Boston College <br /><br />For full abstracts on the white papers visit www.uicurbanforum.org. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:18 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:18 -0500 [INFO] Crossing the Finals Finish Line from the Wellness Center Dear UIC Students, <br /><br />In just a few days you’ll be crossing the Finals Week Finish Line. So Hooray for you! <br />Until then, here are some tips and resources that will help to maximize your performance while working on your long to-do-list. <br /><br />Wishing you the best, <br /><br />UIC Wellness Center<br />Student Center East Room 238<br />312-413-2120<br /><br />CONNECT to ENERGY SOURCES<br />1) Get 7-8 Hours of Sleep Every Night<br />a. Sleeping allows information that you just studied to be transferred from short-term to long-term memory.<br />b. Depriving your brain of sleep leads to an inability to focus, learn, and remember.<br />c. Depriving your brain of sleep leads to irritability, stress, and impaired decisions.<br />d. Sleeping helps you to relieve stress by lowering levels of cortisol.<br /><br />2) Get Energized<br />a. Feeling sluggish? Oxygenate your brain with 10-20 minute bursts of exercise: try fast walking, jumping jacks, sit-ups, or dancing.<br />b. Wake up with water! Fatigue and sleepiness are also symptoms of dehydration. Grab a glass of fresh cold water and feel your brain wake up. <br /><br />3) Power Naps <br />a. Research shows that taking a 20-30 minute nap will help to re-energize your body and brain. <br />b. There are two things to remember about naps: Don’t take more than one and don’t take it too close to your bedtime. <br />c. If you can’t nap, even resting quietly with your eyes closed for 10 minutes or so will help.<br />4) Protect Your Time <br />a. Be aware of and avoid activities that are Time Stealers like video games, YouTube, or Netflix.<br />b. Take study breaks but make sure they last no longer than 20 to 40 minutes.<br />c. Plan and prioritize: create a schedule of all your assignments, study sessions, and breaks so each day is being efficiently used.<br /><br />EAT RIGHT<br />1) Eat for Energy<br />a. Hungry? Reach for a complex carb like a whole wheat bagel or whole wheat pasta. Complex carbs give you energy that lasts. Simple carbs like donuts, cupcakes, or any sweet gives you quick energy that burns out fast and makes you crash—leaving you even more tired. <br /><br />2) Plan Meals <br />a. Use weekends to plan out your meals and snacks for the next few days. Prepare simple, nourishing meals the night before to take on the go with you in the morning. Taking the time to prep your meals in advance means you won’t have to stress about when and what to eat.<br /><br />3) Choose Fruits and Veggies<br />a. Fruit ranks high among the best foods for your brain. They contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients, and their natural sugars offer clean energy so you don’t crash. Vegetables are just as powerful, but be picky when choosing. The darker the color, the higher the nutrients. Choose spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers. <br /><br />4) Stay Hydrated<br />a. Put only the best fluids in your body. The best choices include water, low sugar fruit juice, low fat milk, and anti-oxidant-rich green tea. <br />b. Caffeine and sugar should be kept to a minimum. Since too much caffeine can make you jittery, anxious, stressed, and make it difficult for you to fall asleep, try to drink moderate amounts: only about 2-2.5 cups a day. <br />c. Your brain is 85 percent water. It needs water to help its cells function effectively. With a sufficient intake of water, 6-8 cups a day, you’ll be able to think faster and focus better. So grab a glass! <br /><br />STUDY SMART<br />1) Study Your Hardest Subject First<br />a. Do you put off studying your hardest subject until the very end of a long day? By then your brain and body are worn out so this difficult subject may seem even more difficult. The solution is to reverse the study order and look at the most difficult subjects early in the day when you are rested and fresh. <br /><br />2) Spread It Out<br />a. Studying in bursts is far more effective than cramming. Because we often only remember the beginning and end of what we study (with much of the middle being lost), break readings and assignments into small chunks with reviews and short breaks in between.<br /><br />3) Create the Ideal Environment<br />a. Research suggests that studying the same thing in different locations (from the library to coffee shop to class) makes us much less likely to forget it. <br />b. Make sure your study spots are brightly lit, only play soft jazz or classical music (or nothing at all), and are clean and organized. A messy space can be visually distracting. <br />c. Stay away from a major study Time Stealer: the cell phone. Turn it off and place it out of sight so you’re not tempted to check-in with friends or Facebook.<br /><br />4) Variety Helps You To Learn <br />a. Interacting with information in a variety of ways helps you to better understand and remember new or difficult information.<br />b. Strategy: Grab a pen and paper to recopy your most important notes.<br />Research suggests writing by hand stores more knowledge than typing. <br />c. Strategy: Read information out loud so your brain is seeing and hearing it. <br />d. Strategy: Explain what you are learning to someone not in your class. Verbalizing and processing the information in a new way will help you to learn it better. <br />e. Strategy: Put questions or information on 3 x 5 flash (index) cards.<br />f. Strategy: Apply information you’ve learned to a real life problem or situation and try to solve it.<br /><br />5) Take Care of Yourself<br />a. Just before staring at a piece of paper for three hours, stare at a wall for three minutes. Research suggests meditation can reduce anxiety and boost attention span.<br />b. Give yourself a treat. Knowing there’s a little reward waiting for you at the end of just a few pages makes it easier to beat procrastination while slogging through notes. Give yourself incentives like a snack or a short walk. For a longer break, jog a few blocks or head to the gym. Research has found just half an hour of aerobic exercise can improve our brain-processing speed and other important cognitive abilities. <br />c. Drink green tea: it will help to calm your anxiety <br />d. If you’re sleepy, don’t fight it, take a nap. It will help to re-energize you. <br /><br />UTILIZE UIC RESOURCES<br />1) UIC Writing Center<br />a. Help with assignment, essays, and revisions<br />b. 105 Grant Hall<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-2206 or visit writingcenter.uic.edu.<br /><br />2) UIC Honors College Tutoring<br />a. Tutoring for almost every subject<br />b. 220 Burnham Hall<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-2261 or visit honors.uic.edu/tutoring.<br /><br />3) Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)<br />a. Individual academic coaching, Academic Skills Program, Strategic Learning Workshops<br />b. 2900 Student Services Building<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-0031 or visit studentaffairs.uic.edu/ace.<br /><br />4) Counseling Center<br />a. Free individual, group, or couples counseling sessions for UIC students<br />b. 2010 Student Services Building<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-3490 or visit counseling.uic.edu.<br /><br />5) Daley Library<br />a. Extended study hours <br />b. 801 S. Morgan<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-2724 or visit library.uic.edu/daley.<br /><br />6) Library of Health Sciences <br />a. Extended study hours<br />b. 1750 W. Polk<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-8966 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:14:01 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:14:01 -0500 [AD] Want cash now? The UIC Bookstores want to give you some! WANT CASH NOW?<br /><br />The UIC Bookstores want to give you some! <br /><br />Want cash now?<br /><br />Want to get the most money for your books?<br /><br />Sell your books at our two locations!<br /><br />If a professor has confirmed that he/she will be using the textbook again during the next semester, you will receive up to 50% of the price you paid for the textbook!*<br /><br />BOOK BUYBACK DATES<br /><br />May 2 - 6, 2016<br /><br />UIC BOOKSTORE<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br /><br />UIC MEDICAL BOOKSTORE<br />Student Center West<br />828 S. Wolcott Ave.<br /><br />Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 6:00pm<br />Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm<br /><br />I-card is required for all book buybacks.<br />*Until the quantity needed for next semester is fulfilled.<br />While supplies last.<br /><br />The UIC Bookstore is a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:12:27 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:12:27 -0500 [INFO] Call for Nominations - 2015 Innovator and Inventor of the Year The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year Awards<br />Nomination Application Deadline - Thursday, May 26, 2016<br /><br />We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year Awards. These awards each recognize an outstanding faculty member from UIC that has engaged with the OTM in the technology transfer process. The awardees will be recognized for their innovative spirit and their inventions' potential impact and value to both their respective field and to society. The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year will join a distinguished list of past faculty winners who have exemplified UIC's commitment to research, creativity and technological development.<br />Application Deadline: Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 12:00am CST.<br />Please submit applications to otmevents@uic.edu (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU)<br /><br />Download application forms below:<br />CLICK HERE (http://otm.uic.edu/sites/otm.uic.edu/files/UIC_Innovator_of_the_Year_Award_Application_2015.pdf) to download an Innovator of the Year Award Nomination Application.<br />CLICK HERE (http://otm.uic.edu/sites/otm.uic.edu/files/UIC_Inventor_of_the_Year_Award_Application_2015.pdf) to download an Inventor of the Year Award Nomination Application.<br /><br />The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year honorees will each receive a one-time $3,500 prize and a commemorative award, which will be presented at the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award Celebration on June 21 at 5:00pm in the East Terrace of Student Center East. In addition, the names of the award recipients will be added to a distinguished group of recipients of this award on the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award Recipients plaque, which is prominently displayed in the hallway of the UIC Office of Technology Management (OTM). More details on the event agenda will be made available in the coming weeks. To RSVP for this celebration of UIC's faculty inventors, click the button below:<br /><br />http://iioy2016.eventbrite.com<br /><br />Nomination and Process Criteria<br /><br />Nominations may be submitted by anyone from the UIC community who is knowledgeable about a successful UIC Innovator & Inventor. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The awards are open to any UIC faculty member who has engaged with the UIC Office of Technology Management through the invention disclosure process. The nominee must be a primary inventor or creator of a UIC technology disclosure for which a significant research effort conducted at UIC contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field.<br /><br />Nominations will be accepted for the following awards (one nomination per nominator only):<br /><br />Innovator of the Year Award: The Innovator of the Year Award honors an outstanding innovator or team of innovators at University of Illinois at Chicago who through their efforts have contributed to significantly advancing their invention towards commercialization. This award recognizes outstanding commitment either through participation in the licensing process or through entrepreneurial efforts in a startup company based on their invention.<br /><br />Inventor of the Year Award: The Inventor of the Year Award honors an outstanding inventor or team of inventors who have made a contribution to the development of intellectual property at the University of Illinois at Chicago that has the potential to make a significant impact. The award is given based on the criteria of creativity, novelty, and commercial potential or potential benefit to society.<br /><br />Application Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:00am CST.<br />Submissions may only be entered in one of the categories (Innovator OR Inventor). Late submissions will not be considered. Awards Ceremony and Announcement: Tuesday, June 21, 2016. All applications should be submitted to otmevents@uic.edu (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU) .<br /><br />For more information, visit the UIC Office of Technology Management Website (http://otm.uic.edu/events/innovator-and-inventor-year-call-nominations-9)<br /><br />For questions, please email Office of Technology Management (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU) or call 312.996.7018.<br /><br /><br />http://uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:09:19 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:09:19 -0500 [INFO] Research Space Survey: Participants can win a $25 gift card! Masters, PhD and Professional students are invited to participate in a two-minute survey on research space and are eligible to win a $25 gift card. <br /><br />UIC staff are in the process of creating a 2015-2025 UIC Campus Master Plan that will provide feasible recommendations for campus facilities, including research space. As a part of this planning process, we are looking for input from Masters, PhD and Professional students regarding research space. <br /><br />Please follow this link:<br /><br />https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9n9NPubdHE7i4lL<br /><br />using your computer or smart phone to complete the survey and be entered into a $25 dollar gift card raffle. This survey will be available from Thursday, April 27, 2016 to Friday, May 13th. <br /><br />Please email Shelby Egan at segan4@uic.edu in the Office of Facility and Space Planning with any questions or concerns. Thank you! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:04 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:04 -0500 [INFO] VCSA Staff Award Announcement Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the recipients of awards during the 2016 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) Awards. The awards are presented annually to UIC Student Affairs staff members who demonstrate exceptional performance, expertise, and enthusiasm while serving our students and customers. Additionally, the Outstanding Program Innovation Award honors a department which has demonstrated excellence in its innovative programming and impact on student learning. The award recipients were celebrated recently during the 20th Annual VCSA Staff Awards Ceremony.<br /><br />Outstanding New Staff Awards were presented to: <br /><br />Jenna Bauer, Counseling Center<br />Jenna improved the lives of students by implementing emerging stress management services such as Koru-Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Mood Masters.<br /><br />Michael Kimball- Bryant, Office of Career Services<br />Michael promoted a more student-centric atmosphere through technology by streamlining the employer database and establishing consistency in tracking interviews and information sessions.<br /><br />Spencer Long, Student Development Services<br />Spencer significantly increased offerings by creating and developing several new signature initiatives including the Flashpoint Leadership Experience and the Make Mondays Matter program.<br /><br />Outstanding Staff Awards were presented to: <br /><br />Nick Ardinger, Campus Housing<br />Nick increased the number of Faculty in Residence Programs by 30% while also identifying and contacting students at risk residing in the residence halls to enhance student success.<br /><br />Gil Horton, Campus Housing<br />Gil provided stellar customer service, meticulously completed projects, and enhanced the sense of community by providing a physical environment conducive for student success.<br /><br />Carol Peterson, Student Development Services<br />Carol developed programs and services such as the Alcohol Awareness Week, Safer Spring Break, Safer Sex Fast, Safety Week, and Pop-Up Pantry to address the needs of students. <br /><br /><br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Special Recognition Awards were presented to:<br /><br />Rosalinda Gonzalez, Student Centers<br />Rosalinda continually found ways to say “yes” and performed duties in a manner that made students proud to be in our facilities.<br /><br />Sladjana Grbic, Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs)<br />Sladjana engaged almost 2000 students for success and affinity to UIC by leading and institutionalizing Flames Homecoming, an invaluable and memorable part of an exemplary student experience. <br /><br />William Rodriguez, Office of the Dean of Students<br />William continues to embody student-centeredness as he assisted students who encountered a range of problems on campus and enabled them to remain at UIC and accomplish their goals after achieving resolution.<br /><br />Ashley Stone, African American Academic Network<br />Ashley Stone initiated new programs for African American student success while collaborating with other campus units, and representing UIC Student Affairs through presentations at professional conferences. <br /><br />Joy Vergara, Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs)<br />Joy provided stellar leadership to her unit and successfully reimagined services and programs for UIC students that resulted in increased participation rates and greater satisfaction among students. <br /><br />Outstanding Program Innovation Award <br /><br />The Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs) and the Student Activities Board for Flames Homecoming 2016 <br /><br />Please join me in congratulating all UIC Student Affairs 2016 award recipients.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:06:10 -0500 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:06:10 -0500 [INFO] Register for the IT Pro Forum IT Pros Assemble! UIC super heroes are joining forces to conquer this year’s ITPF mission: learn, listen, and share ideas on how we can all save the day using our IT super powers.<br /><br />Registration is now open and closes on May 10. Please review the schedule and session abstracts, select the presentations you want to attend, and complete the registration form at http://itproforum.uic.edu/. <br /><br />Conference Details:<br />Tuesday, May 24<br />8:00 AM to 4:30 PM<br />Student Center East <br />3rd Floor Conference Center<br /><br />Not only are we offering informative presentations on current IT topics, but we will also have exhibits and networking opportunities throughout the entire day in the main hall. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided.<br /><br />Helpful links:<br />Website: http://itproforum.uic.edu/ <br />Schedule: http://2016.itproforum.uic.edu/schedule/ <br />Registration: http://go.uic.edu/ITPF2016 <br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uicitpf <br /><br />For any questions about the IT Pro Forum, please contact the UIC IT Pro Forum Planning Committee at itproforum@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:32:31 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:32:31 -0500 [INFO] Student Life at UIC Colleagues,<br /><br />The current issue of Student Life at UIC, an e-publication from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs about initiatives to enhance the student experience, is available at http://vcsa.uic.edu/student-life-at-uic/.<br /><br />A variety of OVCSA programs and services support the participation of students in The UIC Experience. We encourage involvement on campus and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance student learning.<br /><br />My colleagues and I hope you enjoy the highlights about some of the out-of-class learning opportunities in which our students have recently engaged. <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:28:06 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:28:06 -0500 [AD] $5 T-Shirt Sale at the UIC Bookstores! The UIC Bookstore and the UIC Medical Bookstore is having a $5 t-shirt sale! Stock up on UIC Flames t-shirts for $5!<br /><br />The sale starts at noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Quantities are limited, so line up early to get your t-shirts (limit 3 per customer, while supplies last).<br /><br />UIC Bookstore<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br />312-413-5500<br /><br />UIC Medical Bookstore - 1st Floor<br />Student Center West<br />828 S. Wolcott Ave.<br />312-413-5550<br /><br />Hours:<br />Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br />Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.<br /><br />Visit us on social media at:<br />http://www.facebook.com/UICBookstore<br />https://twitter.com/TheUICBookstore<br />https://www.instagram.com/uicbookstores<br />http://www.youtube.com/uicbookstore<br /><br />http://www.uicbookstore.org<br /><br />The UIC Bookstores are departments of UIC Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:26:10 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:26:10 -0500 [INFO] Position Available: Visiting Research Specialist - ITR The Institute for Tuberculosis Research at the UIC College of Pharmacy has an immediate opening available for a Visiting Research Specialist to conduct with in vitro and in vivo experiments in a biohazard level III lab environment<br /><br />Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Specialist, the primary job duties of this position include the long term maintenance of mammalian cell cultures, the performance of cytotoxicity and intracellular assays, culturing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as well as the standardization of bacterial stocks and quality control, and sample preparation for anti-TB activity studies of various compounds. Will also prepare reports on the results of research conducted and assist with the infection, dosing and sacrifice of TB-infected mice and processing of mouse tissue for biological or chemical analysis <br /><br />A minimum of a B.S. degree in the biological sciences is required with a minimum of 3 years of related research experience. Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods. Proficient in specific lab research techniques. Must be willing to work with a class III pathogen and biohazardous materials. <br /><br />Must be willing to conduct mouse assays and due to the nature and length of experiments, must be willing to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as needed.<br /><br />Applicants must present evidence of eligibility to work in the United States. All applications must be submitted via the University electronic application process and must include a CV, letter of interest and the names and contact information of three professional references. For fullest consideration, apply by May 6, 2016 via the following link: <br /><br />https://jobs.uic.edu/?jobID=63208<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action<br />employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are<br />encouraged to apply.<br /><br />The University of Illinois conducts 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 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:02:28 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:02:28 -0500 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Beckman 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 />1. HRSA-16-174 - International AIDS Education and Training Center <br /><br />2. Beckman Foundation Scholars Program<br /><br />Summary<br />1. HRSA-16-174 - International AIDS Education and Training Center - The purpose of this program is to provide new approaches to effective and efficient HIV service delivery; strengthen prevention approaches; and improve diagnosis, linkage, treatment, retention and viral suppression through training, consultation, and technical assistance to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and other countries with significant or increasing HIV and other infectious disease incidence rates. UIC may submit only one proposal For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/hrsa16. <br /><br />2. Beckman Foundation Scholars Program - UIC has been invited to submit one proposal to the Beckman Scholars program. The program supports research activities by exceptionally talented, full-timed undergraduate students pursuing studies in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some combination of these subjects. These are institutional awards – the official UIC applicant must be a full time faculty member. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/bsp16. <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 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:32:43 -0500 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:32:43 -0500 [INFO] UIC Global Health & Well Being Seed Grant Program Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />We are pleased to announce the 3rd round of the The UIC Global Health and Well Being Seed Grant.<br /><br />In conjunction with the UIC Global Excellence Task Force, the UIC College of Medicine's Center for Global Health and Great Cities Institute are initiating a program to foster new trans-disciplinary and mixed and multiple methods research in global health and well-being at UIC.<br /><br />Grants will be made for new hypothesis driven pilot research with a substantial likelihood of gaining external funding or that can be completed with a limited budget. Priority will be given to projects that:<br /><br />• address global health and well-being research priorities;<br />• integrate multiple elements which can include, for example, biomedical science, social science, humanities, architecture, art, communications, urban planning, business, criminal justice, diversity, social justice and engineering;<br />• incorporate mixed and multiple methods;<br />• include investigators from both UIC's East and West campuses.<br /><br />This opportunity is open to full time tenure and non-tenure track faculty from any department. Applications must involve a minimum of 2 colleges representing both East and West campuses - only one of which can be from the health sciences. Each award will be a base maximum of $15K for one year; up to an additional $5 K will be awarded if matched 1:1 by the involved colleges, departments, or centers.<br /><br />Deadlines<br />Letter of Intent: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 -Noon<br />Application: Application: Friday, July 15th, 2016 - Noon<br />Awards announced: September 2016<br /><br />For RFA and forms visit CGH website: http://globalhealth.uic.edu/uic-global-health-seed-grant-project<br /><br />With these applications we invite you to build teams capable of creating global solutions to shared health and well-being challenges.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Stevan Weine<br />Professor of Psychiatry<br />Director, Global Health Research Training, CGH<br />Director, International Center of Responses to Catastrophes<br /><br />Teresa Cordova<br />Director and Professor<br />Great Cities Institute <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:05:06 -0500 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:05:06 -0500 [INFO] Summer Course Offerings from School of Art & Art History This summer session check out some of the incredible offerings from the Department of Art History.<br /><br />REGISTER TODAY!!!<br /><br />AH 276 <br />From the Vanishing Noble Savage to an Aboriginal Cinema: A History of Representations of Native Americans on Film<br />Topics in Indigenous Art and Architecture of the Americas <br /><br />Instructor: Cassandra Smith Session I, May 16-June 10 <br />M/T/R/F 1:00-3:55 <br /><br />In this course, we will explore a history of the changing representations of Native Americans in North American popular film. Key moments in our investigation of this history will include: Thomas Edison’s studio recordings of Indigenous performers from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show at the end of the 19th century (among the very earliest of motion pictures); Edward Curtis’ 1914 fictional melodrama featuring an all-Native cast, In the Land of the Head Hunters, a partial copy of which was “restored” (read: “de-melodramatized”) by the Field Museum in 1973, and which was reconstructed yet again by Native filmmaker Aaron Glass in 2013; the golden age of Westerns, assimilation, and post-war America; Sacheen Littlefeather’s speech on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 1973 Academy Awards and the relationship of this event to the American Indian Movement’s occupation at Wounded Knee; and the development, since the 1990s, of a growing body of films made by and starring Indigenous filmmakers and actors.<br /><br /><br /> <br />AH275 <br />Art and Colonialism in South Asia<br />South Asian Visual Cultures<br />Instructor: Deepthi Murali<br />T/R 10:45-1:15 pm <br /><br /> <br />This course will focus on material culture of South Asia that had an impact on South Asia and its colonizers, and in turn, was influenced by these transcultural interactions. The course spans the protocolonial and colonial time periods in India from the advent of the Portuguese in 1498 to the creation of modern nation-states of India and Pakistan in 1947, with a deeper focus on the colonial period proper beginning in 1757. It would cover themes relating to art and colonialism including perception of cultures in artistic encounters, art as gift, role of architecture and portraiture in empire-building, relationship of romanticism and arts & crafts movements to the colonial project, and nationalist and anti-nationalist sentiments in late 19th and early 20th century South Asian Art. Topics of discussion include: late Mughal art, Luso-Indian architecture, Dutch horticultural drawings, Company Style painting, Orientalism, photography, "Craft" tradition, and colonial museums and exhibitions. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:28:12 -0500 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:28:12 -0500 [INFO] Graduating Students - Celebrate with #ForeverFlames Week Graduating Students, celebrate your accomplishments at UIC with Forever Flames week! This week of events is dedicated to celebrating your achievements, reflecting upon your time at UIC, and to forever connect as a FLAME!<br /><br />Monday, April 25, 2016<br />“We Bleed Blue and Red” Blood Drive<br />Atrium, Student Residence and Commons<br />12:00PM - 5:00PM<br />Donating blood saves lives. Save a future Flame! Sign up at http://go.uic.edu/UICares. <br />Sponsored by: Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services<br /><br />Tuesday, April 26, 2016<br />Grad Finale<br />Illinois Room, Student Center East<br />10:00AM - 2:00PM<br />Grab all your graduation essentials: caps and gowns, honor cords, portraits, stoles, etc. While you’re there, decorate your cap or make a time capsule! <br />Sponsored by: UIC Bookstores<br /><br />Wednesday, April 27, 2016<br />Flamin’ BBQ and Cubs Game Outing<br />Halsted Street Cul-de-Sac (south of the Hull House Museum)<br />BBQ at 3:00PM, Game Departure 5:30PM<br />Eat, relax, and gather together before heading to a Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers game at Wrigley Field! Shuttles will be provided to and from Wrigley Field. RSVP on UIC Connection is REQUIRED. Space is limited and available on a "first come, first served" basis. To RSVP and for more information, visit http://go.uic.edu/foreverflamesbbq.<br />Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement<br /><br />Thursday, April 28, 2016<br />Grad Toast<br />5:00PM - 7:00PM<br />Circle Patio (in front of Student Center East)<br />Celebrate your accomplishments at a special reception featuring an honorable UIC alumnus.<br />Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement and Office of Advancement<br /><br />For event information and to RSVP, visit UIC Connection (http://connect.uic.edu). Share your experience and tag #ForeverFlames. Graduating students may be asked to show their intent to graduate/conferral date.<br /><br />Forever Flames week is sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, the UIC Bookstores, Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services which are departments of UIC Student Affairs, and the Office of Advancement. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:33:14 -0500 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:33:14 -0500