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 Vision for COM of the Future and Manatt White Paper TO: Friends and Colleagues of the College of Medicine<br /> <br />In medicine and healthcare, as in other areas of endeavor, critical solutions to the challenges of our time can arise from convergence, that is, transdisciplinary integration of insights and approaches from distinct fields. The University of Illinois College of Medicine (COM) boldly proposes that biomedical and technological convergence becomes a central pillar at its four campuses, guiding medical education, research and compassionate patient care. By incorporating this theme with the humanity of medicine and other COM pillars, the COM seeks to address ongoing and unmet healthcare needs of Illinois and of society at large for the present and foreseeable future. A copy of this message and the accompanying Manatt white paper can be found here: http://medicine.uic.edu/whitepaper/.<br /> <br />We are in the midst of an ongoing technological revolution, which presents a timely opportunity for the COM to be at the forefront of transforming medicine. The COM is well positioned to leverage UI’s engineering and scientific assets on our four campuses to address unmet patient needs. Our continuing goal is to integrate science and technology with the humanity of medicine, educate Illinois’ physician workforce for an era of high technological innovation, and translate discoveries into practical applications targeted to the diverse communities and settings of our state. We envision an emerging technology-based approach to permeate throughout the COM (medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty and administration) to facilitate affordable technology development, private economic spinoffs, and public-private partnerships in the UIC-UIUC corridor and throughout Illinois. Among the alternatives being considered for the future of medicine at UI, a unified COM is best positioned to promote university-wide collaborations, avoid balkanization, leverage the immense opportunities provided by our presence in Chicago in conjunction with our seven Health Science Colleges, and implement the wider scope of changes that are required to bring about a far-reaching, impactful transformation in medicine that will have a significant social and economic impact within and beyond the state of Illinois.<br /> <br />The College of Medicine Today<br /> <br />The COM is the premiere public institution in Illinois combining medical education, clinical care, and biomedical research. It is the largest and most diverse medical school in the country. The success of the COM rests on the pillars of convergence, humanism, state-wide impact, excellence, and inclusiveness. With four campuses and a statewide presence, the COM graduates 1 out of 6 practicing physicians in Illinois.<br /> <br />The COM is characterized by its state-wide impact. COM sites in Peoria, Rockford, Urbana-Champaign and Chicago showcase unique educational environments and synergies between the four campuses that add to the scope and depth of physician training. The breadth of the endeavors is remarkable and, for example, includes: Chicago’s commitment to cutting-edge translational and basic biomedical research, to health disparities, and to innovation; the strong history of volunteer educators and advances in simulation in Peoria; exemplary rural health education programs in Rockford; and a focus on academic medicine through the Medical Scholars Program in Urbana-Champaign. <br /> <br />The COM is characterized by excellence. Across all its dimensions and functions, the College of Medicine displays the highest standards. From basic and translational discoveries to creating cures for obesity and sickle cell disease, to promulgating new models for patient safety and community outreach, the COM provides excellent education, research and care. We rank in the top 1/3rd amongst US medical schools by NIH funding. The COM houses a world-class Department of Medical Education and has developed several specific educational programs, including the Rural Medicine (R-Med), Urban Medicine (U-Med), and Global Medicine (G-Med) programs, designed to prepare physicians to bring the most advanced health care into challenging and underserved areas. Additionally, the COM is one of the nation’s largest educators of physician scientists, with the Medical Scholars Program in Urbana-Champaign providing excellent graduate and medical training for MD/PhD scholars, and the Medical Scientist Training Program in Chicago providing MD/PhD training with an excellence that has resulted in rapidly rising NIH support. The variety of programs and strengths on each of the COM campuses demonstrates the wide impact that the COM has on physician training, biomedical research and healthcare delivery throughout Illinois.<br /> <br />The COM is characterized by inclusiveness. Under-represented minority students constitute 30% of the entire student body, placing the COM among the top medical schools for student diversity in the nation. The COM trains approximately 60% of minority physicians in Illinois and 70% of minority physicians in Chicago. The COM is the major site for the Illinois-LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate program, which increases the number and diversity of individuals entering careers as Ph.D. scientists.<br /> <br />A Vision for the COM of the Future<br /> <br />The future of medicine will be driven by innovations and discoveries that result from the creative convergence of approaches and insights from multiple fields, and from growing interconnections between medicine and other life sciences on the one hand, and engineering, computational, physical and chemical and social sciences on the other. This convergence will yield new understanding of the causes of disease, and technological breakthroughs in the way we diagnose, treat and manage patients, whether in specialized settings or in their communities. To be at the cutting edge of this technological revolution in medicine will require trans-disciplinary integration and, concomitantly, strengthening the humanistic elements of medicine. It will also require physician scientists and other researchers who are trained across disciplines and who form partnerships with clinical colleagues. Transformative research will result in opportunities for commercialization of innovations that will contribute to the well-being of the citizens of the state, while also contributing to significant growth in economic activities across Illinois. <br /> <br />Medicine is already changing rapidly and dramatically. The Affordable Care Act is directing health provision towards a continuum of care and reduced total costs. Demand for accessible, personalized, affordable health care is growing. The rapidly emerging need is for technology that offers the best affordable innovations that can be adapted for use across the entire spectrum of healthcare. To respond to these developments, we envision a bio-innovation ecosystem that can integrate technology and innovation in medical education, clinical care and research. At the center of this bio-innovation ecosystem is the convergence of engineering and medicine. The COM has already taken steps in creating cultural, administrative, research, teaching, partnership, and funding structures that form the foundation for a successful convergence ecosystem. These steps are detailed in the accompanying Manatt white paper.<br /> <br />The vision for the future COM will combine the aspirations of UIC and UIUC to promote an enhanced academic enterprise, across COM’s four campuses, serving Illinois and the Midwest.<br /> <br />Manatt Report Confirms Opportunities and Suggests Specific Steps <br /> <br />With this vision in mind, the COM commissioned Manatt Health Solutions to make recommendations that would enable implementation of our vision and, simultaneously, advance a “win-win” partnership with UIUC to address the UIUC/Carle objectives as enunciated in the Tripp Umbach Report http://go.illinois.edu/collegeofmedicinestudy. <br /> <br />Manatt’s white paper proposed a set of recommendations that are distinct from, and mutually exclusive of, a separately accredited medical school. A separate UIUC medical school will have limited access to the diverse patient populations, clinical presentations, and economies of scale that exist within the unified state-wide COM. Manatt’s white paper recommendations, including “establishing an innovative engineering-centric curriculum, expanding an engineering-centric MD-Ph.D. program, developing a GME consortium, recruiting basic and clinical faculty onto the UIUC campus, and implementing enhanced models for research development” can all be accomplished within the current unified COM structure. This would have the added benefit of saving a substantial amount of the projected start-up costs for a new medical school and the LCME accreditation hurdles. Resources could then be directed to faculty recruitment, research programs and development activities, including acceleration of incubator activities. <br /> <br />We recognize the continuing value and quality that UIUC affords to the unified COM, and we view favorably Manatt’s white paper recommendations for specific changes to the COM campus at Urbana-Champaign for increased autonomy in lieu of a separate medical school. A full copy of the Manatt white paper can be found here: http://medicine.uic.edu/whitepaper/<br /> <br />Conclusions<br /> <br />Over 100 years ago, the Flexner report established the biomedical model as an enduring basis for medical education. Now, in an era of increasing technological pervasiveness, the COM believes that the biomedical science-centric model of education, training and research should be enhanced to better incorporate the growing convergence of medicine with engineering, computational science, physical sciences, and other fields. The technological innovations that will result from this trans-disciplinary convergence will enable increasingly effective and affordable health care for communities living in diverse urban, rural and suburban settings in Illinois and beyond. The wide reach of the unified COM across the state will enable us to be a well-spring for the development and implementation of innovative technologies. Our students and graduates will be superbly trained for the most effective practice of medicine in the new era of technology-intense, innovative health care. The proposed unified UIC-UIUC ecosystem will provoke innovation and commercialization, facilitate transition from laboratories to the marketplace through rapid product development, and expand economic activity in Illinois.<br /> <br />We look forward to sharing more of this exciting vision with you in the weeks and months ahead. We encourage you to read the Manatt white paper, which offers more detailed insights into the opportunities and possibilities that are open to the College of Medicine.<br /> <br />Dimitri T. Azar, MD, MBA<br />Executive Dean, UI-COM<br />Dean, UI-COM, Chicago<br /> <br />Sara Rusch, MD<br />Dean, UI-COM, Peoria<br /> <br />Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE<br />Dean, UI-COM, Rockford<br /> <br />Michelle Mariscalco, MD<br />Dean, UI-COM, Urbana-Champaign massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:07 -0500 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:07 -0500 Free rides from Uber and the UIC Bookstore! The UIC Bookstores and Uber have partnered to give you a FREE first ride to get you around safely. <br /><br />Make a purchase at the UIC Bookstore or the UIC Medical Bookstore and receive a bookmark sharing a promo code valid for a free first ride, up to $20 off!<br /><br />UIC Bookstore<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. 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Tempesta, Ph.D., President, NatProd Consulting Services on “From University Lab to Market, the Discovery and Development of SP-303 (Crofelemer/Fulyzaq), a Novel Polyphenol Isolated from Croton Iechleri.”<br /><br />Friday, September 12, 2014<br />UIC College of Pharmacy<br />833 South Wood Street<br /><br />Program and Agenda<br />11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Farnsworth Lecture<br />Location: Room 134-2, Chicago/ Room E210, Rockford<br /><br />12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Reception<br />Location: Room 212/216, Chicago<br /><br />For questions regarding the lecture or wish to attend, please contact Deb Fox at dfox4@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:33:00 -0500 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:33:00 -0500 WLRC/CAN has moved! The Women's Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network has found a new home. Our space is a hidden gem on campus. Our new location is spacious and accessible. <br />We have:<br /><br />- Comfortable lounge<br />- Work stations<br />- Wifi<br />- Gender neutral bathrooms<br />- Lactation relaxation room<br />- Library<br />- Kitchen<br />- Conference room<br />- Programming space with a projector<br /><br />Come check us out!<br /><br />We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.<br /><br />Our new address is:<br /><br />Room 286<br />Roosevelt Road Building<br />**Parking Lot Entrance<br />728 W. Roosevelt Road (M/C 363)<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br /><br />For a picture of where we are located visit: <br />https://www.facebook.com/175617558134/photos/a.204779813134.168310.175617558134/10153143515663135/?type=1&theater<br /><br />**If you need help finding our space, please call (312) 413-1025 for assistance.<br /><br />The Women's Leadership and Resource Center helps educate and empower UIC campus on women's issues, and provides a safe environment for women-identified people.<br /><br />Campus Advocacy Network is the confidential campus resource for students, staff and faculty regardless of social identity who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking and hate crimes. Our advocates will identify all of the options available based on each individual's unique experience with interpersonal violence, and then assist the individual with those options they choose to pursue. For an appointment, please call (312) 413-8206<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:21 -0500 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:21 -0500 Sustainability Fee seeking student proposals Fall 2014 Request for Proposals for Funding by the UIC Sustainability Fee<br />Letter of Inquiry Deadline: September 19, 2014<br />Final Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2014<br /><br />The Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) is currently accepting student proposals for Fall 2014. The Sustainability Fee’s goal is to support proposals that help to establish a sustainable campus environment. Paid by all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the Sustainability Fee is $3 per semester.<br /><br />The Sustainability Fee funds small, short-term projects, helps to subsidize larger, long-term projects on campus, offers discounted Divvy memberships for students, and helps to fund student travel to sustainability-related conferences. Funding from this fee is administered by the Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB), which is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as faculty and staff. <br /><br />Who can apply? All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. If needed, the SFAB will help provide access to campus resources and personnel to approve projects. SFAB can also suggest other entities that may provide funding or other assistance. <br /><br />Application process: Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by September 19, 2014. The LOI allows the SFAB to pre-screen proposals for appropriateness and feasibility. Furthermore, the LOI should provide an approximate itemized project budget, including expected completion date and cost savings, if any. Projects that pass this stage will be invited to prepare a final proposal for consideration by the board. The Letter of Inquiry form can be found here: http://go.uic.edu/letterofinquiry. Following review of LOIs, the board will notify all applicants via email by the end of September if they have been selected to submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 17, 2014. Grantees will be notified by the end of the fall semester. For questions regarding previously funded projects, funding criteria, as well as rules and restrictions, please contact skonin2@uic.edu or visit the website: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityfee <br /><br />For more information about the Divvy membership discount for students, visit: http://go.uic.edu/Divvy <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:53 -0500 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:53 -0500 Faculty Affairs announces teaching awards for 2014-2015 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 teaching awards. If you are selected as a recipient of one of these awards, you will be asked to sit on the CETL committee in a future year. Detailed information is available at the CETL website - https://cetl.uic.edu<br /><br />Teaching Recognition Program (TRP)<br />Deadline is November 10, 2014<br />The TRP is UIC’s self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program. To date, the TRP has recognized the outstanding instructional performance of over 400 UIC faculty. The TRP offers a $1,500 permanent increment to the annual base salary of faculty who have documented their teaching excellence over the past three academic years. This year, we will be recognizing the accomplishments of up to 20 deserving faculty members.<br /><br />Curriculum and Instruction Grants (CIG)<br />Deadline is February 13, 2015<br />This program provides seed money for faculty initiatives designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at UIC. Over the years, the grants have provided over $1,185,000 in "seed money" for faculty initiatives at UIC. The purpose of the program is to build a fund of innovations, demonstration projects, and experiences that will contribute to an atmosphere of curricular and instructional excellence at UIC.<br /><br />Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA)<br />Deadline is April 10, 2015<br />The DTEA is designed to reward UIC academic units that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching and have documented instructional excellence. Unlike other UIC programs that recognize the achievements of individual faculty, the DTEA recognizes the achievement of the entire department (or other eligible academic unit). The DTEA offers a one-time stipend of $20,000 to one deserving department selected for this award.<br /><br />We hope that all eligible faculty and departments will take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions about this program or require more information, please contact Kate Franck via email at kfranc@uic.edu<br /><br /><br />Respectfully,<br />Renee Taylor<br />Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0500 Become a Better Project Manager in Five Weeks Dear UIC Faculty & Staff,<br /><br />Project management is a crucial skill set in numerous occupations across a wide variety of industries. Make yourself an asset in today’s workplace by registering for UIC’s Project Management course:<br />www.go.uic.edu/pdp<br /><br />The course is appropriate for all members of project teams and introduces concepts that you need in order to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close complex projects on time and on budget. This popular course is expected to fill up so register today to reserve your spot! The deadline to enroll is Friday, October 10th.<br /><br />Course Dates: Saturdays, October 18 - November 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />Cost: $1,750 / $1,400 for University of Illinois alumni, employees or students<br />Location: UIC South Campus<br /><br />The textbook used in class, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition by the Project Management Institute, is included in the course fee. This course also fulfills the education requirements for the Project Management Institute’s PMP and CAPM exams.<br /><br />If we can be of further assistance, please reply to this e-mail or contact our Student Services Team at (312) 355-0423.<br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />UIC School of Continuing Studies<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:19:45 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:19:45 -0500 Yours to Discover! Classes have started, and you have the chance to connect and engage with UIC. There are a variety of events, activities, and student organizations offered at UIC. Becoming involved on campus can enrich and enhance your student learning experience. This is YOURS TO DISCOVER!<br /><br />Below are just a few events, which are also listed on the Weeks of Welcome:<br /><br />Meet the Greeks<br />Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 11:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.<br />Lecture Center Plaza (outside)<br /><br />UIC’s Greek Festival showcasing its five councils and 30 plus fraternity and sorority chapters. Come out and learn about the rich tradition of Greek Life on campus. GAMES, FOOD, PRIZES, and MORE!!!!<br /><br />Meet the Hypnotist AND the Greeks<br />Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.<br />Student Center East, Illinois Room<br /><br />Sailesh the hypnotist delivers an exciting show amazing audiences with ability to connect create illusions in the mind. Be entertained and amazed at the must see show to kick off the school year.<br /><br />Meet with members of UIC’s Greek community prior to the show to learn more about how to become a part of fraternity and sorority life on campus.<br /><br />Involvement Fair<br />Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.<br />Lecture Center Plaza<br /><br />Get involved! Connect with over 200 student organizations and student service departments to find ways to be engaged on campus. There is a group for every interest and every interest has a group!<br /><br />Spark in the Park 2014<br />Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 6:30 Doors Open<br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />Spark is almost here! We are happy to announce that this year’s event features J. Cole with special guest BAS.<br /><br />Spark in the Park, UIC's music festival, is a free private event open to UIC students, faculty, and staff. All attendees MUST have a valid UIC i-card to enter. Please note that there are no tickets on sale for this event. Spark in the Park will take place this year on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show scheduled to run from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Before the event stop by the UIC Bookstore in Student Center East to pick up your Spark in the Park merchandise!<br /><br />Spark in the Park is sponsored by Campus Programs in collaboration with the UIC Pavilion and UIC Radio. For more information about the event, visit http://www.campusprograms.uic.edu/spark/spark.shtml.<br /><br />Campus Programs, the UIC Pavilion, and UIC Radio are divisions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.<br /><br />If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this event, please call 312-413-5070 at least one week prior to the event.<br /><br />Students attending any Campus Programs event may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For details, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:28 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:28 -0500 Reserve Your Fall Semester Books On-Line Now! Having trouble viewing this email? View this email in your browser [http://www.uic.edu/depts/cas/bookstore/bookstore_fall_reservations2014.html]<br /><br />UIC Bookstore<br />Fall Session Books Available through our Textbook Reservation System!<br /><br />Reserve early to get the best deals on used textbooks.<br /><br />Used textbooks save you at least 35% off the new price!<br /><br />Reserve your books ONLINE<br />and get a FREE t–shirt or hoodie!<br /><br />ORDER $250 OR MORE <br />Get a limited edition, exclusive design t–shirt.<br /><br />ORDER $500 OR MORE <br />Get a limited edition, exclusive design hooded sweatshirt.<br /><br />Visit the UIC Bookstore online at<br />http://www.uicbookstore.org.<br /><br />RIGHT BOOK. RIGHT PRICE. RIGHT HERE.<br /><br />The UIC Bookstore is a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:22:26 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:22:26 -0500 Free Tickets for UIC Faculty/Staff to UIC Men's and Women's Soccer UIC Athletics would like to extend an invitation to all UIC faculty and staff members and their families to join us this Friday evening as the women's soccer team plays Morehead State at 5 PM, followed by the men's soccer team playing Fullerton at 7:30 PM. Your complimentary ticket will allow you to see both games.<br /> <br />To receive your free tickets for you and your family, please call Kyle at 312.355.1330 or send an email to kdecker2@uic.edu no later than 1 PM on Friday, August 29.<br /> <br />UIC Women’s Soccer vs. Morehead St. - Friday, August 29th - 5 PM <br /> <br />UIC Men’s Soccer vs. Fullerton - Friday, August 29th – 7:30 PM <br /> <br /> <br />Both games are played at Flames Field (901 W. Roosevelt Rd - directly behind the Physical Education Building).<br /> <br /> <br />For more information on all UIC sports, visit www.uicflames.com.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:40 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:40 -0500 Registration is open for the 2014 Urban Forum - The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy - Thursday, September 18, 2014 Registration is now open!<br /> <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the 2014 Urban Forum: The Return of the NEIGHBORHOOD as an Urban Strategy<br /> <br />Thursday, September 18, 2014<br />8:45 AM - 4:45 PM<br /> <br />UIC Forum<br />725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608<br />For tickets and the Forum agenda, please visit:<br />www.uicurbanforum.org<br /> <br />Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty<br />and students with valid ID. Tickets are $25 for the general public.<br />Registration required for all guests. Lunch will be provided.<br /> <br />Questions? Email UICUrban@uic.edu<br />Follow the Forum on Facebook at /UICUrbanForum and<br />Twitter at @UIC_UrbanForum.<br /> <br />Metropolitan regions are a complex web of activities, systems and networks, of people, businesses, and capital, and of commercial, industrial and residential areas. The strength, value, welfare and resilience of cities and metropolitan regions reflect their core building blocks, namely, their neighborhoods. Sustainable capital and societal investments in people and firms at the neighborhood level—from micro-enterprises to factories, from social spaces for collective and social action to private facilities, from affordable housing and safety to gated communities, from accessible jobs and transportation to opportunities for growth and development, from public education in the neighborhood to cooperative, charter and private education—reflect contested and diffuse paths to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, households and neighborhoods. <br /> <br />The 2014 UIC Urban Forum will engage policymakers, researchers, public intellectuals and citizens in a dynamic discussion and debate about the broad issues surrounding the role neighborhoods can and do play in building strong, livable urban regions.<br /> <br />CO-CHAIRS<br />Toni Preckwinkle<br />President, Cook County Board<br /> <br />Susana Vasquez<br />Executive Director, LISC Chicago<br /> <br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:02:39 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:02:39 -0500 Call for Applications - Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants - Deadline September 19, 2014 Call for applications - Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants <br /> <br />IPCE announces the availability of funding to support events that facilitate public discourse on policy issues or the policy implications of university research.<br /> <br />Eligible events include public forums, dialogues, town hall meetings, and small conferences or workshops that are either open to the public or that target a specific audience such as policy advocates, residents of specific neighborhoods, or a subpopulation such as seniors or youth. All UIC faculty and staff of research institutes or centers are eligible to apply. IPCE Discourse Fund Awards are a maximum of $4,000 each. Events must be held by May 31, 2015. <br /> <br />Applications must be submitted electronically by September 19, 2014. More details including a full announcement, selection criteria, and application are available at www.ipce.uic.edu. <br /> <br />If you have any questions, please contact Norma Ramos at (312) 355-0095. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 UIC Pep Band The UIC Pep Band is announcing it's 2014-2015 season and wants you to<br />be a part of the action. Join the best in the midwest! An informational meeting is being held on:<br /><br />Tuesday, September 9<br />5:45pm, Room L060<br />ETMSW Building<br />1040 W. Harrison St.<br /><br />Bring your instrument! No instrument? No Problem! Contact Mr. Carlson at carlsonn@uic.edu. Looking for more information about UIC music ensembles? Email music@uic.edu.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!!!<br /><br /><br />Nicholas Carlson<br />Assistant Director of Bands<br />School of Theatre & Music<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />carlsonn@uic.edu<br />o: 3129965307<br />f: 3129960954<br />Follow UIC School of Theatre & Music on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UICTheatreandMusic<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:54:03 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:54:03 -0500 Reminder - SSB Extended Operating Hours August 25th-29th, 2014 All offices in the Student Services Building (SSB) will have extended hours for the first week of the fall semester as follows:<br /><br />Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th, 2014<br /><br />Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm<br />Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm<br /><br />All offices will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 1, 2014 and will return to regularly scheduled hours (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:18 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:18 -0500 Blackboard Auto Delete Reminder As part of our continuing efforts to improve the Blackboard Learn service, files and folders in the Blackboard Content System that are recycled (moved to the Recycle Bin in the Content System) will now be automatically deleted 30 days after being Recycled starting September 1, 2014. The 30-day grace period allows you to retrieve a file or folder that was mistakenly Deleted.<br /><br />Please note that unlike the Windows Recycle Bin or the Mac OS Trash, the Blackboard Content System is a shared folder that can be accessed by other users. Be sure to protect your files before recycling them by removing all access privileges for users other than yourself. For help on protecting your files, view these instructions: https://accc.uic.edu/answer/remove-permissions-webdisk <br /><br />For questions, please contact blackboard@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:50:17 -0500 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:50:17 -0500