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 Limited Competitons The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br />Note: 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 />CDC - Mobile Messaging Intervention to Present New HIV Prevention Options for MSM -RFA-PS-15-002. The purpose of this FOA is to develop and test a brief mobile messaging (e.g., texting, App) HIV prevention intervention for sexually-active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and will consist of multi-component messages about new and emerging HIV risk-reduction information delivered over a three-month period of time. Proposed messaging content, format, frequency, and delivery should reflect the state of the scientific literature at the time of application submission. UIC is limited to one submission. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/cdc_mmi2014. <br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to 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 or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:31:39 -0600 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:31:39 -0600 Thank You For #GivingTuesday Success Dear Colleague,<br /><br />#GivingTuesday is all about the power of bringing people together to make big things happen. Thanks in no small part to the generosity of UIC's faculty and staff, #GivingTuesday 2014 at UIC surpassed all of our expectations. <br /><br />We wanted to foster a community of philanthropy by increasing participation, and we did that quadrupling our number of donors from last year. We also topped total dollars raised—and gifts are still coming in!<br /><br />Best of all, we harnessed the collective power of a loyal and thoughtful community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends whose generosity says it loud and clear: "We're there for UIC!" Their support has a meaningful impact on our campus providing much needed resources for scholarships, learning, discovery and healing. By working together, we continue to inspire giving and make a difference here at UIC, in our communities and around the world.<br /><br />The sampling of the day's "unselfies" in this email's header demonstrates some of the many ways we show our gratitude and say thanks at UIC. To see more, or to participate by making a gift, visit http://givingtuesday.uic.edu/<br /><br />#GivingTuesday was a great success at UIC. Join me in saying thanks to our superheroes! <br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor for Development, University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Proud Superhero <br /><br />P.S. – I would like to add a special note of thanks to ACCC, the Bookstore, Campus Catering, Facilities Management, Meetings and Conferences, UIC Police, Publication Services, Public Affairs/UIC News and the Student Centers for donating their time, talent and services to help make our #GivingTuesday on-campus campaign a success! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:03 -0600 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:03 -0600 Thank You For #GivingTuesday Success Dear Student,<br /><br />#GivingTuesday is all about the power of bringing people together to make big things happen. Thanks in no small part to the generosity of our amazing students, #GivingTuesday 2014 at UIC surpassed all expectations. <br /><br />We wanted to foster a community of philanthropy by increasing participation, and we did that by quadrupling our numbers of donors from last year. We also topped total dollars raised and gifts are still coming in!<br /><br />Best of all, we harnessed the collective power of a loyal and thoughtful community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends whose generosity says it loud and clear: "We're there for UIC!" Their support has a meaningful impact on our campus providing much needed resources for scholarships, learning, discovery and healing. By working together, we continue to inspire giving and make a difference here at UIC, in our communities and around the world.<br /><br />The sampling of the day's "unselfies" in this email's header demonstrates some of the many ways we show our gratitude and say thanks at UIC. To see more, or participate by making a gift, visit http://givingtuesday.uic.edu/.<br /><br />#GivingTuesday was a great success at UIC. Join me in saying thanks to our superheroes! <br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor for Development, University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Proud Superhero<br /><br />P.S. I would like to add a special note of thanks to ACCC, the Bookstore, Campus Catering, Facilities Management, Meetings and Conferences, UIC Police, Publication Services, Public Affairs/UIC News and the Student Centers for donating their time, talent and services to help make our #GivingTuesday on-campus campaign a success! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:23:26 -0600 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:23:26 -0600 Job Posting - Visiting Research Specialist - Medicine Department of Medicine<br />Health Promotion Research<br /><br />Visiting Research Specialist<br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Visiting Research Specialist position.<br /><br />Position Description:<br />1. Recruiting participants in UIC outpatient clinics and Chicago neighborhoods<br />2. Assisting with coordination of participant study visits<br />3. Collecting data from research projects. Duties will include: <br />a. Interviewing research study participants<br />b. Dietary intake assessment<br />c. Measuring height, weight, and body composition of study participants<br />d. Processing biological specimens<br />4. Assist with preparation and distribution of study-related diets <br />5. Assist with laboratory analyses <br />6. Data entry <br />7. Assist with IRB documentation as needed <br /><br />Supervisor: Lisa Tussing-Humphreys <br />Work hours: Flexibility required and must be available some evenings and weekends<br />Salary Range: This is a 50-60% FTE position funded by the American Cancer Society. The salary range is $16,000 - $18,000 at 50% FTE.<br />Bachelor degree in science or related field required. Master's degree in science preferred. At least three years experience in related research required.<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications:<br /><br />Degree in Human nutrition or Dietetics preferred. Experience with basic laboratory procedures and methods preferred (blood specimen processing, ELISA). Experience working with human subjects including clinical studies. Experience interviewing research study participants. <br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=47260<br />Upload a .pdf copy or your resume and supply three references when completing your application.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:16:05 -0600 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:16:05 -0600 UICentre RFA UICentre Letter of Intent (LOI) and Request for Applications (RFA) -- 2015.<br /><br />UICentre, the campus-wide drug discovery initiative at UIC, is seeking new collaborations. UICentre provides seed funding, consultation, project management, and research components for collaborative small molecule drug discovery. Support varies depending on the mix of research needs for each project, ranging from $20-65k or up to $100k if internal resources are also costed.<br /><br />The goal of UICentre is to add value to translational projects that provide opportunities in small molecule drug discovery. Projects can be at several stages along the continuum: Proteomic-driven target Identification using synthetic chemical probes; Hit-Finding, usually based upon high throughput screening (HTS) assay development; or Hit-to-Lead optimization. DMPK studies can also form a stand-alone component to inform proof-of-concept animal studies. Some projects may already have been reported in the form of an Invention Disclosure to the Office of Technology Management (OTM). <br /><br />In 2015, we are launching 2 RFAs in addition to a general request:<br /><br />1. New biomarker-linked drug targets for cancer therapy in collaboration with the Cancer Center<br />2. Epigenetic modulators of addiction and reward: in collaboration with the Alcohol Research Center<br /><br />The intent is to assemble teams of researchers in these two areas to work collaboratively on drug targets and therefore LOIs are welcome from researchers whose specific protein targets are as yet undefined, but might have pathways, methodologies, models, or translational biomarkers. <br />Faculty interested in collaborating with UICentre are requested to submit a one page letter of intent by Feb 1st, 2015 to drugdiscovery@uic.edu. The LOI should include the following:<br /><br />1) Brief description of target biomolecule, pathway, biomarker, or methodology.. <br />2) Identity of bioassay that has or might validate the biological target in a relevant model.<br />3) Identity of any small molecule Hit identified to date. <br />4) Identity of animal model for future proof of concept.<br />5) Novelty in target/indication/assay/methodology (advantage over competition).<br />6) Clinician collaborators that may be involved at present or in future.<br />7) Title of Invention Disclosure and OTM assigned contact.<br /><br />LOI’s will be reviewed by UICentre and if it is judged that UICentre can add value to a project, further information will be solicited with view to collaboration. <br /><br />If you have any questions, contact: <br /><br />Jason Hickok, PhD<br />Assistant Director of UICentre <br />http://www.ccts.uic.edu/repository/uicentre-drug-discovery-uic<br />jhicko1@uic.edu<br />(312) 996-7254 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:12:42 -0600 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:12:42 -0600 UIC BASEBALL CAMP UIC CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL ACADEMY is proud to announce our Future Flames Camp for players ages 8 to 13. This camp will be held on December 30th from 9:00 - 4:00pm with lunch included. <br /><br />Check us out at www.uicbaseballcamps.com<br /><br />The Future Flames Camp offers a unique baseball learning opportunity for the high level player who has aspirations of playing baseball at the highest level. This high intensity camp is for the player who truly is seeking an opportunity to improve, prepare, and be recognized. Therefore, this camp has limited enrollment, to help insure each player gets the best instruction possible. This camp will feature the UIC Coaching Staff, which has led the Flames to 4 NCAA tournament appearances. In addition, our camp staff will include current UIC players and former Flames now in professional baseball. Our goal is to give you the tools to improve your skill level, knowledge, confidence, and game!<br /><br />This will be held in the newly renovated Physical Education Building located at 901 W Roosevelt Road. The PEB now boasts a 75,000 sq ft fully netted and turfed indoor baseball training space. Such a space in advantageous for the experience and development all Future Flames deserve.<br /><br />If you have any questions please feel free to call Sean McDermott at 312-355-1757 or email smac@uic.edu/<br /><br />We hope to have your Future Flame at camp on the 30th. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:09:05 -0600 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:09:05 -0600 Physician Payments Sunshine Act and your Report of Non-University Activities TO: Physicians<br /><br />FROM: Mitra Dutta, Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br />DATE: December 15, 2014<br /><br />SUBJECT: Physician Payments Sunshine Act and your Report of Non-University Activities <br /><br /><br />The Physician Payment Sunshine Act was designed with the objective of creating transparency of financial interests of physicians. However, it also has the potential to diminish public trust in academic and research institutions. This can occur when there are inconsistencies between information reported to the federal government versus the information disclosed to the University.<br /><br />The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Public Law 111-148, Section 6002), places obligations for public disclosure of payments and financial interests made to physicians by manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies as well as group purchasing organizations (GPOs). The information has been collected by and was made publically available by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The database will be updated by the end of 2014. Thereafter, CMS will update the database annually on June 30. <br /><br />As a physician, there is information about the Act with which you should be aware. You are strongly encouraged to cooperate with CMS, manufacturers, and GPOs to ensure accurate reporting of your financial interests and payments made to you that are publically disclosed on the CMS website.<br /><br />The University requires that your disclosure of non-University activities be consistent with the information reported in the CMS database. Below is information on what you must do to be in compliance with the University’s Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.<br /><br />1. What is required by the University in regards to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br />2. Who is a physician under the Sunshine Act?<br />3. Can inaccurate information reported to CMS be disputed and corrected?<br />4. Where can I find more information about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />1. What is required by the University in regards to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />As a paid academic staff member, your University obligation is to report and seek approval for non-University financial or fiduciary interests using the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA) form. Activities that you disclose on your RNUA form must be consistent with information reported in the CMS database when the nature of the payment requires disclosure per the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest. <br /><br />Guidance on the nature of payments is available at: http://research.uic.edu/compliance/conflict-commitment-interest-coi/managing-conflicts/faqs_sunshine <br />The last column advises on whether the nature of payment requires disclosure on the RNUA form.<br /><br />You are advised to review the information being reported about you in the CMS database. You can do that by using the CMS search tool available at: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov. <br /><br />If you find information reported about you in the CMS database and if the nature of the activities requires reporting on the RNUA, then you should verify that you have disclosed the activity on your RNUA form; or revise your RNUA form. When the activity has not been previously approved, the Unit Executive Officer must complete a retrospective review of the activities.<br /><br />As always, the University requires that you seek approval for activities prior to engaging in any non-University activities. You should update your RNUA form as needed during the year.<br /><br />2. Who is a physician under the Sunshine Act?<br /><br />For the purposes of Open Payments, a “physician” is any of the following types of professionals that are legally authorized by the state to practice, regardless of whether they are Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers:<br />• Doctors of medicine or osteopathy<br />• Doctors of dental medicine or dental surgery<br />• Doctors of podiatric medicine<br />• Doctors of optometry<br />• Chiropractors<br />Note: Medical residents are excluded from the definition of physicians for the purpose of this program.<br /><br />3. Can inaccurate information reported to CMS be disputed and corrected?<br /><br />Yes. The University encourages you to work with the applicable manufacturer and applicable GPO to correct inaccurate information submitted by the applicable manufacturer and applicable GPO before CMS makes it public.<br /><br />4. Where can I find more information about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />The Sunshine Act 42 CFR Parts 402 and 403 is available at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/Downloads/Final-Rule.pdf<br /><br />For more information about the CMS OPEN PAYMENTS and to register with CMS OPEN PAYMENTS program, please go to: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/index.html<br /><br /><br />For questions or assistance, please contact Jacquelyn Jancius, Director of the Conflict of Interest Office, at COI@uic.edu or (312) 996-4070.<br /><br />Thank you in advance for your help with assuring compliance with the University Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:45:45 -0600 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:45:45 -0600 Free Shipping on Textbook Orders! Early Bird Special Offer!<br /><br />Order your books from 12/15 through 12/22 and get FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders over $50 shipping in Illinois.<br /><br />Visit the UIC Bookstore online at www.uicbookstore.org.<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 />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 />RIGHT BOOK. RIGHT PRICE. RIGHT HERE.<br /><br />The UIC Bookstores are departments 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 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:49:32 -0600 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:49:32 -0600 Confidential Sexual Misconduct Help on UIC's Campus Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff-<br /><br />Recent changes to the UIC Sexual Misconduct Policy signal UIC’s commitment to making UIC a safe community to live and work. UIC’s CAMPUS ADVOCACY NETWORK was created to be a safe, CONFIDENTIAL space to report and get help if you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating / domestic violence, roommate violence, stalking, and harassment. <br /><br />Speaking with an advocate will not initiate any processes within the University or in the criminal legal system.<br /><br />As a victim/survivor, you have the right to have an advocate with you as you go through investigative, disciplinary, and legal processes on and off campus.<br />You can bring an advocate in with you at any time during the processes and anything you discuss with your advocate will be confidential.<br /><br />Our confidential offices are located at 728 W. Roosevelt Road (Roosevelt & Halsted). You can call us at (312) 413-8206. <br />We also provide comprehensive education and training on myths and facts about sexual misconduct, prevention strategies, and bystander intervention techniques. <br /><br />For your information, we’ve provided a list of resources on and off campus:<br /><br />Confidential Help On Campus<br />UIC CAMPUS ADVOCACY NETWORK: Provides free, confidential reporting, advocacy with University offices and prevention education and training for students, faculty, and staff.<br />728 W. Roosevelt Road<br />2nd Floor<br />Survivors Services – can-appointment@uic.edu<br />Outreach & Education - can@uic.edu<br />(312) 413-8206<br /><br />UIC COUNSELING CENTER: Provides free, confidential support, counseling, and therapy for students. <br />Suite 2010<br />Student Services Building<br />1200 West Harrison<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/counseling/<br />(312) 996-3490<br /><br />Investigation and Discipline <br />UIC TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Reporting and investigating officer on campus for UIC student victims of sexual misconduct<br />Office for Access and Equity<br />809 S. Marshfield Avenue, Room 717 <br />(312) 996-8670 <br />oae@uic.edu<br /><br />DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE: Reporting and student conduct officers<br />3030 Student Services Building (SSB)<br />1200 West Harrison St<br />(312) 996-4857 <br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/dos/index.shtml<br /><br />UIC POLICE DEPARTMENT: Reporting sexual misconduct<br />943 West Maxwell Street<br />(312) 996-2830<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/police/index.html<br /><br />Together, we CAN make this a safer community.<br /><br />-UIC Campus Advocacy Network Staff <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:44:16 -0600 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:44:16 -0600 UIC Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS): Graduate Assistantship The UIC Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) department has an opening for a graduate assistantship position to be filled for the spring semester. The individual will support multiple department systems on Microsoft Access and MySQL databases. The successful candidates will also maintain the department's website and work on technical projects.<br /><br />If you are interested, please view the detailed posting and apply online using the link below:<br /><br />https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=47969 https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=47969 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:08:14 -0600 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:08:14 -0600 Obama Library - Please Read! Dear UIC Students, <br /><br />TWEET THIS MESSAGE TODAY!: Bring the #OPL2UIC and #NorthLawndale! @NLOPL @BarackObama @WhiteHouse @44Foundation<br /><br />Want to know why? Read on…<br /><br />As you may know, UIC, in partnership with the North Lawndale community, is bidding to host the Obama Presidential Library (or OPL as we like to call it). Today, December 11, is the day that we submit our response to the Obama Foundation’s Request for Proposals (RFP), which concludes the final phase of the bidding process! UIC was selected as one of four finalists to host the library, with The University of Chicago, The University of Hawaii, and Columbia University still in the race as well. Making it to this phase of the process is an honor in itself, and brings much excitement to our community, but we’re not done yet!<br /><br />WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT UIC/NORTH LAWNDALE HOST THE OPL?<br /><br />For one, UIC is one of two public institutions left in the running, and it is the only one whose location is easily accessible to others from around the country, allowing the resources brought in by the library to be shared far and wide. Additionally, selecting UIC to host the library builds upon the promise of investing in our public education systems, and would also attract national attention to our university. Furthermore, the library would help to revitalize our neighboring communities, providing opportunities to those from around the city. There are truly endless opportunities for what this library could bring, such as economic development, additional academic programs, and increased attention from political leaders—which is why we need your help to make this a reality!<br /><br />HOW CAN YOU GET INVOVLED?<br /><br />There are a number of ways you can get involved depending on how involved you would like to be. You can:<br /><br />-TWEET! This is a big one. We are trying to start up a grassroots effort by the students, telling the Obama family, the Obama Foundation, and the media to bring the Obama Library to UIC. To engage in this, you can TWEET THE MESSAGE AT THE TOP OF THIS E-MAIL and tweet additional messages using the following hashtags and handles:<br /><br />#OPL2UIC*<br />#Chicago<br />#NorthLawndale<br />#SharedDestiny<br /><br />@BarackObama*<br />@WhiteHouse*<br />@UICisObama<br />@DanielleUIC<br />@NLOPL*<br />@44Foundation*<br /><br />*These hashtags/handles are the ones that we are trying to promote the most.<br /><br />-If you would like to engage more deeply in the process or help to engage others, feel free to contact me at dleibo2@uic.edu.<br /><br />HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE?<br /><br />For more information about the Obama Presidential Library and UIC/North Lawndale’s bid, check out the following pages:<br /><br />Obama Foundation Website:<br />http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/about#faq<br /><br />UIC Civic Source:<br />http://civicsource.org/get-involved/uic-prepares-full-proposal-for-the-obama-presidential-library-and-museum-/<br /><br />UIC’s OPL Website:<br />http://presidential-library.uic.edu<br /><br />North Lawndale’s Obama Library Facebook Page:<br />https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815<br /><br />UIC’s Obama Library Twitter Page:<br />https://twitter.com/UICISOBAMA<br /><br />My Twitter Page:<br />https://twitter.com/DanielleUIC<br /><br />Additionally, there are many news articles covering the topic that are available on the Internet. Here is one recent article:<br /><br />http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/3-cities-vie-to-make-obama-best-offer-for-library/2014/12/05/c7e97e8a-7c60-11e4-8241-8cc0a3670239_story.html<br /><br /><br />It is important to note that while we are submitting our response to the RFP today, the decision will not be made until the spring, and thus there are still a few months left for us to spread our message! I hope that you will get involved in this exciting project to help our university and our neighboring communities!<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Danielle Leibowitz<br />Student Member of the Board of Trustees, Chicago Campus <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:43:33 -0600 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:43:33 -0600 Obama Library - Please Read! Dear UIC Students, <br /><br />TWEET THIS MESSAGE TODAY!: Bring the #OPL2UIC and #NorthLawndale! @NLOPL @BarackObama @WhiteHouse @44Foundation<br /><br />Want to know why? Read on…<br /><br />As you may know, UIC, in partnership with the North Lawndale community, is bidding to host the Obama Presidential Library (or OPL as we like to call it). Today, December 11, is the day that we submit our response to the Obama Foundation’s Request for Proposals (RFP), which concludes the final phase of the bidding process! UIC was selected as one of four finalists to host the library, with The University of Chicago, The University of Hawaii, and Columbia University still in the race as well. Making it to this phase of the process is an honor in itself, and brings much excitement to our community, but we’re not done yet!<br /><br />WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT UIC/NORTH LAWNDALE HOST THE OPL?<br /><br />For one, UIC is one of two public institutions left in the running, and it is the only one whose location is easily accessible to others from around the country, allowing the resources brought in by the library to be shared far and wide. Additionally, selecting UIC to host the library builds upon the promise of investing in our public education systems, and would also attract national attention to our university. Furthermore, the library would help to revitalize our neighboring communities, providing opportunities to those from around the city. There are truly endless opportunities for what this library could bring, such as economic development, additional academic programs, and increased attention from political leaders—which is why we need your help to make this a reality!<br /><br />HOW CAN YOU GET INVOVLED?<br /><br />There are a number of ways you can get involved depending on how involved you would like to be. You can:<br /><br />-TWEET! This is a big one. We are trying to start up a grassroots effort by the students, telling the Obama family, the Obama Foundation, and the media to bring the Obama Library to UIC. To engage in this, you can TWEET THE MESSAGE AT THE TOP OF THIS E-MAIL and tweet additional messages using the following hashtags and handles:<br /><br />#OPL2UIC*<br />#Chicago<br />#NorthLawndale<br />#SharedDestiny<br /><br />@BarackObama*<br />@WhiteHouse*<br />@UICisObama<br />@DanielleUIC<br />@NLOPL*<br />@44Foundation*<br /><br />*These hashtags/handles are the ones that we are trying to promote the most.<br /><br />-If you would like to engage more deeply in the process or help to engage others, feel free to contact me at dleibo2@uic.edu.<br /><br />HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE?<br /><br />For more information about the Obama Presidential Library and UIC/North Lawndale’s bid, check out the following pages:<br /><br />Obama Foundation Website:<br />http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/about#faq<br /><br />UIC Civic Source:<br />http://civicsource.org/get-involved/uic-prepares-full-proposal-for-the-obama-presidential-library-and-museum-/<br /><br />UIC’s OPL Website:<br />http://presidential-library.uic.edu<br /><br />North Lawndale’s Obama Library Facebook Page:<br />https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815<br /><br />UIC’s Obama Library Twitter Page:<br />https://twitter.com/UICISOBAMA<br /><br />My Twitter Page:<br />https://twitter.com/DanielleUIC<br /><br />Additionally, there are many news articles covering the topic that are available on the Internet. Here is one recent article:<br /><br />http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/3-cities-vie-to-make-obama-best-offer-for-library/2014/12/05/c7e97e8a-7c60-11e4-8241-8cc0a3670239_story.html<br /><br /><br />It is important to note that while we are submitting our response to the RFP today, the decision will not be made until the spring, and thus there are still a few months left for us to spread our message! I hope that you will get involved in this exciting project to help our university and our neighboring communities!<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Danielle Leibowitz<br />Student Member of the Board of Trustees, Chicago Campus <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:11:29 -0600 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:11:29 -0600 Faculty Affairs invites applications for the Curriculum and Instruction Grant (Deadline: February 13, 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 Curriculum and Instruction Grant Program (CIG). <br /><br />This program provides funding for faculty initiatives designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at UIC. Over the years, the grants have provided over $1,125,000 in seed money for faculty teaching 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 />All tenured, tenure-track, and clinical members of the faculty of any UIC college or school, who work directly with students, is eligible to apply for the CIG.<br /><br />The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:30 P.M. Friday, February 13, 2015. We strongly recommend that interested faculty carefully review these guidelines before submitting applications. If you are selected as a recipient, you will be asked to sit on the CETL committee in a future year.<br /><br />We hope that all eligible faculty will take advantage of this opportunity.<br /><br />For program guidelines and more information, please visit: http://cetl.uic.edu/cig/. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Kate Franck at 312-413-3470 or kfranc@uic.edu.<br /><br /><br />Respectfully, <br />Renee Taylor<br />Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:16:41 -0600 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:16:41 -0600 Limited Competitons The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br />Note: 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 />Table of Contents<br />1. NSF - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) NSF 15-522 <br /><br />2. St. Baldrick’s Research Grants<br /><br />3. St. Baldrick’s Fellows<br /><br />4. St. Baldrick’s Scholars<br /><br />5. St. Baldrick’s International Scholars<br /><br />6. St. Baldrick’s Supportive Care Research Grants<br /><br />7. St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows <br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. NSF - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) NSF 15-522- This cooperative agreement program significantly accelerates advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program. Platforms respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools. This initial MIP will focus on developing new bulk and thin film crystalline hard materials. Awards are five years ranging from 10 to 25 million. UIC is limited to one submission. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nsf_mip14 .<br /><br />2. St. Baldrick’s Research Grants - These one-year grants are for specific research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be laboratory, clinical or epidemiological research. The average grant is $100,000. UIC is limited to two applications. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_rg14.<br /><br />3. St. Baldrick’s Fellows - The Foundation funds years three-four (or four-five) of a pediatric oncology research fellowship, with an opportunity for one additional year of funding; This mechanism is designed to support a more research oriented career path and provides a Fellow's salary and benefits only. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_f14.<br /><br />4. St. Baldrick’s Scholars - This career development award is to help develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers (no more than five years as a faculty member, post-fellowship). ($110,000/year, three year minimum, with an opportunity for two additional years). UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_s14.<br /><br />5. St. Baldrick’s International Scholars - This three to five year award is to train researchers from low- and middle- income countries (as classified by the World Bank) to prepare them to fill specific stated needs in an area of childhood cancer research upon returning to their home country. $110,000/year, three year minimum. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_is14.<br /><br />6. St. Baldrick’s Supportive Care Research Grants - These grants are for research projects which are hypothesis driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes/quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. The average grant is $50,000 or less. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_scrg14.<br /><br />7. St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows - St. Baldrick’s offers Summer Fellowship Awards, funding stipends for a student to work in a pediatric oncology laboratory for a summer. The total award, paid to the institution, is $5,000. Applicant must be faculty mentor currently working in the field of pediatric oncology. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_sf14.<br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to a limited competition which is not posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions, please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:47:53 -0600 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:47:53 -0600 Limited Competitons The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br />Note: 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 />Table of Contents<br />1. NSF - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) NSF 15-522 <br /><br />2. St. Baldrick’s Research Grants<br /><br />3. St. Baldrick’s Fellows<br /><br />4. St. Baldrick’s Scholars<br /><br />5. St. Baldrick’s International Scholars<br /><br />6. St. Baldrick’s Supportive Care Research Grants<br /><br />7. St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows <br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. NSF - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) NSF 15-522- This cooperative agreement program significantly accelerates advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program. Platforms respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools. This initial MIP will focus on developing new bulk and thin film crystalline hard materials. Awards are five years ranging from 10 to 25 million. UIC is limited to one submission. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nsf_mip14 .<br /><br />2. St. Baldrick’s Research Grants - These one-year grants are for specific research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be laboratory, clinical or epidemiological research. The average grant is $100,000. UIC is limited to two applications. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_rg14.<br /><br />3. St. Baldrick’s Fellows - The Foundation funds years three-four (or four-five) of a pediatric oncology research fellowship, with an opportunity for one additional year of funding; This mechanism is designed to support a more research oriented career path and provides a Fellow's salary and benefits only. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_f14.<br /><br />4. St. Baldrick’s Scholars - This career development award is to help develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers (no more than five years as a faculty member, post-fellowship). ($110,000/year, three year minimum, with an opportunity for two additional years). UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_s14.<br /><br />5. St. Baldrick’s International Scholars - This three to five year award is to train researchers from low- and middle- income countries (as classified by the World Bank) to prepare them to fill specific stated needs in an area of childhood cancer research upon returning to their home country. $110,000/year, three year minimum. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_is14.<br /><br />6. St. Baldrick’s Supportive Care Research Grants - These grants are for research projects which are hypothesis driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes/quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. The average grant is $50,000 or less. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_scrg14.<br /><br />7. St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows - St. Baldrick’s offers Summer Fellowship Awards, funding stipends for a student to work in a pediatric oncology laboratory for a summer. The total award, paid to the institution, is $5,000. Applicant must be faculty mentor currently working in the field of pediatric oncology. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sbf_sf14.<br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to a limited competition which is not posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions, please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:28:29 -0600 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:28:29 -0600