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] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Table of Contents<br /><br />1. Camille Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award<br /><br />2. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholars program<br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. Camille Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award – This program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. UIC may submit one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/cdtsa16. <br /><br />2. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholars Program - The program aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. UIC may submit one proposal from the College of Nursing and one proposal from the College of Medicine. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/jmfsp16. <br /><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://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:17 -0600 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:17 -0600 [INFO] Holiday Tree Lighting Holiday Tree Lighting<br /><br />Celebrate the season at the 11th Ward Holiday Tree Lighting presented by the South Loop Chamber of Commerce and the offices of Cook County Board Commissioner John P. Daley, 11th District and Alderman Patrick D. Thompson, 11th Ward.<br /><br />Holiday Tree Lighting<br />Wednesday, December 7, 2016<br />6:00PM<br />UIC Forum Plaza (corner of Halsted and Roosevelt)<br /><br />Open to UIC students, faculty, staff, and community members. Join in the fun! There will be ice sculpting, picture taking with LIVE reindeer and Santa’s Helpers and FREE hot chocolate.<br /><br />For more information, contact studentaffairs@uic.edu.<br /><br />Student Affairs logo<br />http://www.studentaffairs.uic.edu<br />https://www.facebook.com/UICStudentAffairs<br />https://twitter.com/UICStuAffairs <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:31:46 -0600 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:31:46 -0600 [INFO] Healthy Teens Needed for Paid Research Study Researchers Amy Peters, M.A., and Amy West, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a research study examining how markers of brain functioning in the blood are related to mood, behavior, and cognition in adolescents with negative mood problems.<br /><br />Young people 12-17 years old who experience depression and/or mania may be eligible. In addition, healthy children with NO history of depression or mania are possibly eligible. <br /><br />WHAT WILL THIS STUDY INVOLVE?<br />* One visit (~4 hours) to the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic at UIC<br />* Questions about mood and behavior<br />* Attention and memory assessment<br />* Blood draw (~3 tablespoons)<br /><br />WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?<br />* No direct benefits<br />* Help advance an important scientific field<br /><br />Eligible participants will be compensated for their time.<br /><br />FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Amy Peters at 312-767-8037; apeters@psych.uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:28:10 -0600 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:28:10 -0600 [INFO] Biomedical Health Informatics Colloquium- 12/6 "Biomedical Interaction Science: Applying Informatics to the Design and Analysis of Health Information Technologies that Impact All Live (Clinicians, Patients, Families, and Users of Self-Monitoring mHealth)"<br /><br />Anthony Faiola, PhD, MFA, Professor and Head Department of Biomedical & Health Information Sciences College of Applied Health Science, UIC<br /><br />December 6, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, College of Medicine Research Building 909 S. Wolcott, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6175<br /><br />Pre-registration appreciated. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2cckPqL<br /><br />The purpose of the colloquia is two-fold: to provide a forum for presenting current and ongoing research and to help connect researchers with one another. Because informatics is so extraordinarily broad and diverse, the colloquia aims to help researchers at UIC keep a pulse on activities outside of their immediate research interest and help to spur additional collaborations.<br /><br />Physicians from all disciplines, allied health professionals, graduate and undergraduate students are all welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:26:34 -0600 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:26:34 -0600 [INFO] Save the Date: 2017 Student Research Forum (SRF) and UIC Impact Day (April 3, 2017) Dear Student: <br /><br />If you are involved in any type of research project, DON'T HIT DELETE -- This email is for you!<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Honors College and the Center for Student Involvement, is pleased to announce the 2017 Student Research Forum (SRF) and UIC Impact Day, which will be held on April 3, 2017. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. Awards will be given to the top projects. <br /><br />This year the Student Research Forum will include a new initiative, UIC Impact Day, as a part of this event. UIC Impact Day will provide students with an opportunity to showcase pursuits in and beyond the classroom such as service, study abroad, internships, student employment, career development, and/or leadership. Watch your email for more information about how to participate in UIC Impact Day. <br /><br />Registration for the Forum and for UIC Impact Day will open in January. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website. http://www.research.uic.edu/srf. <br /><br />In order to help you prepare, the UIC Library, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research are sponsoring a series of workshops designed to help students with their research. UIC Impact is also sponsoring workshops designed to provide guidelines for creating and presenting a poster and how to prepare for oral or artistic presentations. All that are currently scheduled are listed at: http://research.uic.edu/about-ovcr/student-research-forum/workshops. Please continue to check the website for additional dates.<br /><br />If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Student Research Forum please feel free to contact Jacqueline Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu.<br /><br />If you have any questions regarding the 2017 UIC Impact Day, please feel free to contact Jill Rothamer, Director of UIC Impact, at jillr@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:25:43 -0600 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:25:43 -0600 [INFO] Got Issues? Study Public Policy and Learn Solutions to Issues You Care About Why Study Public Policy? <br />• To get a job<br />• To get informed<br />• To get ahead<br /><br />Public Policy courses will help prepare you to take on society’s most pressing issues while you create solutions for a better future.<br /><br />Concerned about what a new President means for you and your community? Learn how to become more involved as a citizen in your government and find out ways you can work to make change on the issues you care about by taking our *NEW* PA 100 – Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship course this spring 2017. Learn how to be a change maker and fulfill one of your General Education requirements. This course is a 3 credit hour, Individual and Society course offered TR 12:30PM – 1:45PM.<br /><br />Additional Public Policy courses offered this spring 2017:<br /><br />PA 210 crn 39634– Introduction to Policy Process, 3 hours, US Society course.<br />Why is immigration reform such a big issue today, but access to food for the hungry is a problem that gets little attention? Why does government decide to devote resources to some problems but not others? Who are the actors involved in defining these problems and getting the government to take action? Intro to the Policy Process will examine these questions.<br />MWF 11 AM – 11: 50 AM<br /><br />PA 211 crn 36362– Policy Analysis and Alternatives, 3 hours, US Society Course.<br />Problems like gun violence, failing urban schools, student loan debt, and access to health care often do not have a single easy solution. Looking at these and other issues, students will learn how government decision makers weigh different options for dealing with public problems to arrive at the best possible outcome for citizens. <br />MWF 10 AM – 10:50 AM<br /><br />PA 230 crn 36904– Nonprofit Organizations in U.S Society, 3 hours, US Society Course.<br />From organizing protest movements such as Black Lives Matter to addressing poverty and unemployment through social entrepreneurship, nonprofits play important roles in American society. This course will examine these and many other ways nonprofits impact the social, political, and economic dimensions of US society. <br />TR 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM<br /><br />PA 305 crn 37758 – Urban Government II: Managing the External Environment, 3 hours. <br />Public problems are complex and often require government to partner with other governments, as well as private or nonprofit organizations in order to effectively solve problems. This course will examine the various ways that local governments work with state and federal government as well as the private sector to address issues such as transportation, public safety, disaster response, and social services. <br />TR 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM<br /><br />PA 309 crn 37759– Public Budgeting and Financial Management, 3 hours. <br />Public budgets are a statement of government’s priorities. This course examines the public budgeting process, exposing students to critical considerations on both the revenue side and expenditure side of the process.<br />TR 2 PM – 3:15 PM<br /><br />Click here to enroll now: https://my.uic.edu/common/<br /><br />To find out more about majoring or minoring in Public Policy, please contact Sharon Hayes, shar@uic.edu or visit http://cuppa-pa.uic.edu/public-policy-for-change/ <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:40:24 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:40:24 -0600 [INFO] Today! Study with USG - Free Food and Energy Drinks Are you studying for your finals but feel like you just don't have the energy to continue studying? Undergraduate Student Government has you covered! Stop by the Pier Room TODAY, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM for free pizza, brownies, coffee, and Rockstar energy drinks sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government and Sigma Alpha Mu! <br /><br />Make sure you come while supplies last!<br /><br />Sponsored by your Undergraduate Student Government: usg.uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:38:07 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:38:07 -0600 [INFO] RoomUIC RoomUIC<br /><br />Looking for a private, quiet place to study during finals week? Have an early exam and don’t want to waste precious study or sleep time on your commute? RoomUIC is for you - rent a room with Campus Housing during finals week!<br /><br />RoomUIC is available Sunday, December 4 through Friday, December 9. Room cost is $36 per night for a single occupancy space in our community style building. Your private room will include a twin bed with linens, and a desk/chair.<br /><br />For more information or to apply, visit housing.uic.edu/roomuic or by contacting us at housing@uic.edu or 312-355-6300.<br /><br />Spaces are limited, so apply today!<br /><br />Student Affairs Campus Housing logo <br /><br />housing.uic.edu<br />312-355-6300<br /><br />https://www.facebook.com/UICHousing<br /><br />https://twitter.com/UICHousing<br /><br />https://www.instagram.com/UICHousing<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:20 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:20 -0600 [INFO] Stressed? Visit the Chill Lounge in the Wellness Center Stressed? Visit the Chill Lounge in the Wellness Center<br /><br />Dear UIC Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />As the semester comes to an end and students start to experience high levels of stress, please use the Wellness Center as a resource as you encounter students who may need extra encouragement and/or a de-stress zone.<br /><br />From November 30 through December 7, the Wellness Center will be offering:<br /><br />Chill Lounge<br />Where students will find the mellowest of lounge music, low lights, green tea, massage chairs, and a Keep Calm and Color Corner.<br /><br />November 30 - December 7<br />9:00am - 5:00pm<br />Wellness Center<br />Student Center East, Suite 238<br />(located Behind Burrito Bravo)<br /><br />Chill Lounge is for Registered UIC students.<br /><br />Bubble Wrap Room<br />A place for students to "pop" the stress away!<br /><br />December 5 - 7<br />9:30am - 4:00pm<br />Montgomery Ward Gallery<br />Student Center East Tower<br /><br />Individual Consultations for stress management<br /><br />November 30 - December 7<br />9:00am - 5:00pm<br />Wellness Center<br />Student Center East, Suite 238<br />(located Behind Burrito Bravo)<br /><br />Thank you for your support of UIC students!<br /><br />Student Affairs Wellness Center Logo<br /><br />Student Center East<br />Suite 238<br />312-413-2120<br /><br />https://www.facebook.com/uicwellnesscenter07<br />https://twitter.com/uicwellnessctr<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:19:12 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:19:12 -0600 [INFO] Stressed? Visit the Chill Lounge in the Wellness Center Stressed? Visit the Chill Lounge in the Wellness Center<br /><br />Dear UIC Students,<br /><br />As the pressure builds and finals get closer, drop in and hang out in the Chill Lounge or utilize some of the other Wellness Center resources, such as the Bubble Wrap Room. See details below.<br /><br />From November 30 through December 7, the Wellness Center will be offering:<br /><br />Chill Lounge<br />You’ll relax in a quiet space, filled with the mellowest of lounge music, low lights, green tea, massage chairs for you to enjoy, and a Keep Calm and Color Corner.<br /><br />November 30 - December 7<br />9:00am - 5:00pm<br />Wellness Center<br />Student Center East, Suite 238<br />(located Behind Burrito Bravo)<br /><br />Chill Lounge is for Registered UIC students.<br /><br />Bubble Wrap Room<br />Here’s a place for you to "pop" the stress away!<br /><br />December 5 - 7<br />9:30am - 4:00pm<br />Montgomery Ward Gallery<br />Student Center East Tower<br /><br />Individual Consultations for stress management<br /><br />November 30 - December 7<br />9:00am - 5:00pm<br />Wellness Center<br />Student Center East, Suite 238<br />(located Behind Burrito Bravo)<br /><br />Chill with us!<br /><br />Student Affairs Wellness Center Logo<br /><br />Student Center East<br />Suite 238<br />312-413-2120<br /><br />https://www.facebook.com/uicwellnesscenter07<br />https://twitter.com/uicwellnessctr<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:17:25 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:17:25 -0600 [INFO] WANT CASH NOW? The UIC Bookstores want to give you some! WANT CASH NOW?<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 AND TIMES:<br /><br />DECEMBER 5 - 9, 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. Walcott Ave.<br /><br />Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 7:00pm<br />Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm<br />Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm<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 />UIC Student Affairs/Bookstore logo<br />http://www.uicbookstore.org<br />uicbkst@uic.edu<br /><br />http://www.facebook.com/UICBookstore<br />https://twitter.com/TheUICBookstore<br />http://instagram.com/uicbookstores<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:16:08 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:16:08 -0600 [INFO] Flames Finish Strong Come to these events to chill out, unwind & relax!<br /><br />- Notes of Encouragement Campaign<br />- Midnight Pancake Breakfast <br />- Yoga<br />- Massages<br />- Cookie Giveaway<br />- Tree Lighting Ceremony<br />- Bubble Wrap Pop<br />- Relaxation Station <br />- & More!<br /><br />For a detailed schedule, visit http://go.uic.edu/flamesfinishstrong.<br /><br />SCE 24/3<br />2nd floor, Student Center East<br />SCE will be open overnight Monday, 12/5 through Wednesday, 12/7. Feel free to stop by anytime and study.<br /><br />Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC)<br />2nd floor, Student Center East<br />CSRC will be open from 7:30am to 10:00pm during finals week.<br />Free coffee offered each day, 7:30am-11:00am & 6:00pm-10:00pm<br /><br />RoomUIC<br />Need a place to crash during Finals week? RoomUIC is a program that will allow commuter students to rent a room anytime during December 4-9. <br />For more information, visit http://www.housing.uic.edu/roomuic.<br /><br />If you would like to add an event to Flames Finish Strong (50 words max plus a website link to redirect people), email studentinvolvement@uic.edu.<br /><br />Sponsored by Campus Recreation, Center for Student Involvement, Commuter Student Resource Center, Student Activities Board, Student Development and Volunteer Services, Student Centers, Summer Session, UIC Daley Library, and Wellness Center.<br /><br />http://www.involvement.uic.edu<br /><br />https://www.facebook.com/UICCSI<br />https://twitter.com/uiccsi<br />https://www.instagram.com/uiccsi massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:59:11 -0600 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:59:11 -0600 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting healthy adult participants for a research study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to study the brain. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you are: <br />1. 22-35 years old<br />2. In good health<br />3. U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident <br />4. Weigh less than 200lbs<br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body (piercings, permanent retainers etc.) and no major medical or neurological illness. Participants must be free of alcohol or substance abuse for at least 6 months prior to starting the study. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 18 hours over a total of 9 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />Please call or email for more information:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu<br />OR complete our online survey at http://j.mp/1oSDtWu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:56:44 -0600 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:56:44 -0600 [INFO] TUESDAY IS GIVING TUESDAY! OCEAN-HP challenges you to have one less Latte and Bring Healthcare to kids You can bring healthcare to kids by donating to help us build a health center!<br /><br />Children must be physically and mentally healthy to learn, grow and become responsible, healthy and happy adults. Our goal is to raise funds to renovate space in a Chicago school building to add a school based health center. The public school is located in Chicago’s Dearborn Public Housing community, one of the last remaining public housing communities on the near south side of<br />Chicago. The health center will be supported by grants, individual donations and billing through Medicaid and other forms of insurance. Children and their family members will be seen regardless of their ability to pay.<br /><br />Why a health center?<br />A school health center will reduce barriers to care that prevent youth and their families from seeking the health care they need. Kids and adolescents will receive health care at school and then return to learning in their classroom. Parents who do not have sick benefits do not need to miss work.<br /><br />Parents who are too overwhelmed by life to seek care for their children will be helped. Chronic illnesses like asthma will be addressed.<br /><br />In a city where there is a great need for mental health services for kids, this will allow us to provide mental health services in the school. These services will be culturally relevant, street smart and developmentally appropriate.<br /><br />We are committed to providing care to uninsured and under-insured families. However, in the current economic climate, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to raise funds to achieve this goal. All support in any amount is welcomed even if the support is only sharing this campaign.<br /><br />PLEASE READ: Your tax deductible gift makes a difference. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:47:17 -0600 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:47:17 -0600 [INFO] The Student Activities Board is proud to present Doggypalooza! The Student Activities Board is proud to present Doggypalooza. <br /><br />Classes got you working like a dog? Professors not throwing you a bone? <br />Finals are coming soon, and you have two choices: <br /><br />- You can howl at the moon, <br />- Or join us for Doggypalooza! <br /><br />WHAT: Play with therapy dogs, enjoy treats, wag your tail, de-stress<br />WHEN: November 30, Noon – 2PM<br />WHERE: Mac Gym @ SRF<br /><br />We’d love to see your posts about Doggypalooza, tag #uicsab so we can see the fun you had!<br /><br />Student Affairs Center for Student Involvement logo<br />UIC Student Activities Board logo<br />https://www.facebook.com/UICSAB<br />https://twitter.com/UIC_SAB<br />https://www.instagram.com/uic_sab<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:03:12 -0600 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:03:12 -0600