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 Influenza Vaccine The flu season will soon be here and students are strongly encouraged to get an influenza vaccine. <br /><br />The Family Medicine Centers, located on the east side of campus (University Village, 722 West Maxwell Street, Suite 235) and the west side of campus (Outpatient Care Center, 1801 West Taylor Street, 2A) have a supply of the influenza vaccine available. Students can make an appointment by calling (312) 996-2901.<br /><br />The vaccine is a covered benefit by insurance with no co-pay for students covered by CampusCare or by private health insurance. The cost will be billed to your insurance.<br /><br />More information regarding influenza is available on the UIC web site at the following link:<br /><br />http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/safety-flu.shtml<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />CampusCare<br /><br />Family Medicine <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:54:13 -0500 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:54:13 -0500 CCSW Newsletter -- October 2014 CCSW NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2014 <br /><br />This is the bi-monthly newsletter of the Chancellors Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), a committee that advises the Chancellor and addresses issues of concern to UIC women. Your CCSW co-chairs are Kimberly Fasula (kfasul1@uic.edu) and Juanita McCary (jmccary@uic.edu).<br /><br /> To learn more about the CCSW, please visit our web site at http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uic.ccsw. To view a pdf version of this newsletter, please visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/committee/COMM.html <br /><br />TABLE OF CONTENTS <br /><br />1. 2014 Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair: Thursday, October 2<br />2. Safety and Self-Defense Workshop: Thursday, October 2<br />3. Dr. Robin Mermelstein: CCSW 2014 Woman of the Year<br />4. CCSW is Recruiting Leaders<br /><br />SAVE THE DATE<br /><br />A. Gift Giving on a Budget VI: Upcycled T-Shirt Scarves: November 4<br />B. WoRD Book Club -- Quiet: The Power of Introverts …: November 10<br />C. CCSW: Schedule of General Meetings<br /><br /><br />2014 CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR<br />Thursday, October 2<br />3:00 to 7:00 p.m.<br />UIC Forum<br />725 W Roosevelt Road<br /><br />The Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair is an annual event hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional schools nationwide will be available to provide information and materials regarding their specific programs. This year, we expect at least 1,000 students from the Chicagoland area to attend the fair. This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.<br /><br />Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-graduate-professional-school-fair-tickets-11708619797.<br /><br />For any additional information, please contact UIC Office of Career Services, Clauida Telles, 312-996-2300 (ctelle2@uic.edu).<br /><br />Co-Sponsors are CCSW Subcommittees, Center for Research on Women and Gender, Network of Diversity-Related Units, Women in Science and Engineering, and Women’s Leadership and Resource Center.<br /><br /><br />SAFETY AND SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP<br />Thursday, October 2<br />SPH-PI Activities Room (Gym)<br />2:00 to 5:00 p.m.<br /><br />The School of Public Health Dean's Office is hosting a safety and self-defense workshop on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., in the SPH-PI Activities Room (Gym). The focus of the workshop is to provide participants with self defense skills to handle potential threats. If you are interested in attending the self-defense workshop, please register. The workshop will be presented by Wing Tsun Kwoon http://wingtsunkwoon.com/). The workshop is 1.5 hours long and is case scenario-based. Comfortable attire is optional. All participants will be required to sign a waiver (included on this registration form) before taking the class.<br /><br />The event is coordinated by the SPH Office of Student Affairs. Funding is provided by the Dean's Office. If there are questions, please contact Linda Johnson (ljohnson@uic.edu)<br /> <br />Registration URL:<br />https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IAlqMffVJXLUvw7vUdnRzaOxgs_CT1TF-TVS2wIittE/viewform?usp=send_form<br /><br />The Co-sponsors of the event is the Chancellor's Committee (CCSW) on the Status of Women, Staff Concerns Subcommittee. For more information about the CCSW-Staff concerns, please visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/committee/SC.html<br /><br /><br />DR. ROBIN J. MERMELSTEIN<br />CCSW 2014 Woman of the Year<br /><br />Congratulations to Judy Robin J. Mermelstein, PhD, as the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Dr. Mermelstein is a full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, since being recruited as an Assistant Professor in 1987. In 2008, Dr. Mermelstein was offered the responsibility of Director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy. Through Dr. Mermelstein's leadership, the Institute for Health Research and Policy is the largest research institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2014 the Institute was awarded more than $18 million in external research funding, ranking it among the top UIC campus departments for research productivity. Dr. Mermelstein has dedicated her research career to women's health, with her main focus falling broadly in the area of tobacco use, with studies ranging from longitudinal examinations of the etiology of youth smoking to cessation interventions for adult smokers.<br /><br />The Woman of the Year award was established in 1992, this annual award honors a UIC woman who has consistently worked on women's issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model. The award criteria include providing service to women at UIC while on the job, responding to issues affecting women, and offering service to women through voluntarism and public support of women's programs.<br /><br />The Woman of the Year Reception will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Time and Location will be announced at a later date.<br /><br /><br />CCSW IS RECRUITING LEADERS<br />Are you interested in issues that affect women on campus? Would you like to meet new people, promote women's professional development at UIC, and expand your leadership skills? Consider joining the CCSW! We offer a number of participation and leadership positions for all women on campus (faculty, staff, and students). For more information, please complete this form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3329161, and a CCSW chair or co-chair will follow-up.<br /><br /><br />SAVE THE DATE<br /><br /><br />GIFT GIVING ON A BUDGET VI: UPCYCLED T-SHIRT SCARVES<br />Tuesday, November 4<br />4:00 – 6:00pm<br />Burnham Hall, Room 121<br />Quiet Study Room (East Campus)<br /><br />CCSW Minority Women Concerns subcommittee and Donate by Design student organization are teaming up to get crafty and give back to the community. Please join us as we make scarves from upcycled t-shirt. You’ll be amazed at how easy, fun, and fashionable it is to upcycle t-shirts. Make one to donate to a local organization that serves women and make a second for yourself. Please bring a t-shirts to upcycle and we’ll provide the rest of the supplies.<br /><br />Instructions will begin every 30 minutes to allow people to come and go as fits their schedule.<br /><br />Email Kathyy Battee-Freeman at kathyy@uic.edu or Donate by Design at donatebydesign@gmail.com with any questions or if you want to donate t-shirts.<br /><br /><br />WoRD BOOK CLUB<br />Monday, November 10<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />1-470 Daley Library<br />810 S Morgan Street (East Campus)<br /><br />Whether you read only a chapter, finished it twice, or never turned its cover, we invite you to join us for an intriguing discussion on Monday, November 10, 2014, 1-470 Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan (UIC East Campus). Our next WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club selection is: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. You are welcome to bring your lunch.<br /><br />WoRD Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/committee/flyers/WoRDNovember2014.pdf<br />(If your browser brings a copy of a previous selection, just copy and paste the link above on the address bar of your internet browser)<br /><br />Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking will be available for purchase for at a 20% discount at the UIC Bookstore on East Campus and UIC Medical Bookstore on West Campus. The book can also be obtained at the UIC Library through the library’s I-Share catalog—contact the library for more details!<br /><br />In Quiet, author Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. She draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. She also introduces successful introverts, and offers advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a “pretend extrovert.” Quiet strives to change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves. <br />(From http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/about-the-book/)<br /><br />Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC. Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. <br /><br />The WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club was created by members of the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) for the purpose of reading and discussing books related to employment and professional/personal growth and development, particularly as they relate to women. The WoRD Club hosts in-person meetings to discuss selected readings. We also provide an on-line discussion space on Yahoo Groups to discuss readings and relevant issues, network, and suggest and vote for future WoRD Club books.<br /><br />The WoRD Club invites all interested UIC employees and students. To join us, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or Leslie Carnahan at lcarna2@uic.edu for more information and to be added to the listserv.<br /><br />WoRD Club meetings are designated as official Chancellor’s Status Committee meetings, and are thereby considered approved for employee participation.<br />CCSW Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br />Kris Zimmermann & Leslie Carnahan<br />WoRD Book Club<br />Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br /><br />CCSW SCHEDULE OF GENERAL MEETINGS<br />Noon to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, October 10, 2014, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, November 7, 2014, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, December 5, 2014, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Monday, January 12, 2015, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, February 6, 2015, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, March 6, 2015, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, April 3, 2015, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, May 8, 2015, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, May 5, 2015, 2650 UH, East Campus<br /><br /><br />CCSW SUBCOMMITTEE CONTACTS FOR 2014-2015<br /><br />Communications<br />Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu)<br /><br />Faculty Development and Concerns<br />Aleeca Bell (abell2@uic.edu), Julie Carbray (jcarbray@uic.edu)<br /><br />Minority Women Concerns<br />Katherine Battee-Freeman (kathyy@uic.edu) <br />Next Meeting: Friday, 10/10/14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 3050 SSB, East Campus<br />Or call 712-432-1212 and enter meeting ID # 706-674-900<br /><br />Staff Concerns<br />Kat Aldag (kaldag@las.uic.edu), Jackie Kalan (kalanj@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Thursday, 10/09/14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 207 DHSP, West Campus<br /><br />Student Concerns<br /><br />Rockford<br />Cheryl Bruce (cherylb@uic.edu), Susan Hollander (sueh@uic.edu)<br /><br />The Communications subcommittee welcomes your feedback, suggestions and any related news items, please contact Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu). ___________________________________________________________________________ You are subscribed to massmail because you have an active UIC netid. If you prefer not to receive massmail postings update your preferences: https://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap-auth/bin/news_options<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:51:45 -0500 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:51:45 -0500 Reminder: UIC CIF POC Pre-Proposals Due Friday October 10th REMINDER: Fall 2014 POC Pre-Proposals Due Friday October 10th<br /><br />The Fall 2014 funding cycle of the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund Proof of Concept (POC) Awards Program is now accepting pre-proposal applications. Pre- proposal applications are due by 5 pm CST Friday October 10th, 2014. <br /><br />To be eligible for funding, projects must be based on a UIC invention that has been disclosed to the Office of Technology Management. For instructions on submitting a Pre-Proposal Application and to download a Pre-Proposal Application Form, please visit the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund website (cif.uic.edu). All Pre-Proposal Application submissions should be sent to pocsubmission@uic.edu. <br /><br />Questions regarding the POC Awards Program can be addressed to pocgrant@uic.edu, calling 312-996-7018, or contacting a Technology Manager in the Office of Technology Management. <br /><br />About the UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund: <br /><br />The UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund (CIF) has been established at UIC by the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with IllinoisVENTURES to support the commercialization of technology developed by faculty, staff and students at UIC. This program would not have been possible without the support and funding from the Office of the Chancellor, IllinoisVENTURES, the Office of Technology Management and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The CIF is a hybrid proof of concept and equity investment fund with an expected commitment of $2 million per year for 5 years. The launch of the CIF and its associated POC Awards Program positions UIC as a leader in the efforts to transform discoveries and technologies originating inside of universities into useful products and services that benefit society. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:22:55 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:22:55 -0500 Deadline, Mandatory Reporting of Non-University Activities (RNUA) TO: UIC Faculty and Academic Staff<br /><br />FROM: Mitra Dutta, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br />DATE: September 30, 2014<br /><br />RE: Deadline, Mandatory Reporting of Non-University Activities (RNUA)<br /><br /><br />This is a reminder for salaried faculty and academic staff to complete the annual Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA). Completed forms are due to your department head by Monday, October 6, 2014. This process is required by state law. Even if you do not have any non-University activities, you are required to complete the form and submit it to your department for review and signature.<br /><br />The RNUA form, FAQs, and instructions are available under the RNUA section of the OVCR website at: http://research.uic.edu/coi/report-non-university-activities-rnua. To view the Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest please visit: http://research.uillinois.edu/coci/coci-policy.<br /><br />If you have any questions about the RNUA process, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at rnua@uic.edu or (312) 996-3642.<br /><br />Thank you for help and attention to this important matter. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:11:57 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:11:57 -0500 Careers in Student Affairs Month October is Careers in Student Affairs Month and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is celebrating the profession by offering UIC students opportunities for engagement and reflection.<br /><br />The Office of Career Services will sponsor a professional immersion experience for UIC students interested in pursuing a Career in Student Affairs (CISA). CISA is a half-day shadowing program that offers UIC students the opportunity to meet and network with representatives in various sectors of Student Affairs to learn more about their professional roles and fields. All current UIC students are eligible to apply by visiting https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/4508308. Nominations from staff are highly encouraged. The application deadline for CISA is October 10. <br /><br />Beginning October 1, the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), will be offering a series of free online professional development webinars for students and staff of all professional levels. Visit www.naspa.org/careers/undergraduate/careers-in-student-affairs-month for the schedule and to learn more about the individual topics. Both the immersion experience and webinars offer students and student affairs professionals the opportunity to further explore this field of work in a meaningful and interactive way.<br /><br />UIC students participating in CISA may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience program. For more information, visit www.uicexperience.uic.edu. Students who have further questions about the CISA program and application process can contact UIC Career Services at ocs@uic.edu or call 312.996.2300.<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />Thy Nguyen<br />Director of Career Services <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:10:29 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:10:29 -0500 Clinical Trial for Males and Females with Herpes Simplex-2 If you are 18 years or older and have been diagnosed with HSV-2 (Genital Herpes) and have had 3 or more outbreaks in the last year, you might be eligible for a clinical trial at University of Illinois at Chicago. Enrolled participants will be compensated for their time.<br /><br />The principal investigator for this trial is Dr. Richard M. Novak. For more information and to find out about eligibility, call 312- 413-5897 M-F 9 to 4 (or leave a message), or send an email to Project WISH at the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases ProjectwishHSV2@gmail.com. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:08:59 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:08:59 -0500 UIC Food Drive Dear UIC Community, <br /><br /> The Wellness Center and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) needs your help. We are in the process of launching a new initiative on campus called the Pop-Up Pantry, which is aimed at fighting food insecurity and providing aid to homeless students on campus. You can expect more information on this initiative in the upcoming weeks. While the food pantry is still being developed, we want to collect donations to ensure that we are able to provide for students who might need this resource. This is a campus-wide service, and we will need your support. <br /><br />October 1, 2014 at the Commuter Student Resource Center from 11:00am-4:00pm, we will be hosting a food drive and we want you to come out to show your support. <br /><br />• Students who donate will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.<br />• Donate 5-10 items and receive a free water bottle or coffee tumbler.<br />• Donate 11 items or more and receive a free USG hoodie.<br />Food Drive Donation Guidelines: <br /><br />Products must be:<br />• In cans, cartons or bags<br />• Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing)<br />• In the original container with the original product label <br />• Within two weeks of the “Best Buy,” or Best If Used by dates<br />• Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc. <br />• We will not accept items in glass containers for safety reasons. <br />• Items donated must be unopened. <br /><br />Items most needed: <br />• Peanut Butter/ Jelly<br />• Canned Tuna/ Canned Meats<br />• Canned Vegetables/ Soup<br />• Cereal/ Oatmeal <br />• Electrolyte Drinks <br />• Granola Bars<br />• Macaroni and Cheese/ Pasta’s <br />• Dried Rice/Crackers<br />• Instant Coffee/Tea <br /><br /><br />Sincerely, <br />Carol Petersen <br />Associate Director of the Wellness Center <br /><br />Brandon Gaskew<br />Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President<br /><br /> <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:07:14 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:07:14 -0500 Fall Into Something Beautiful Make it a Gift . . . or Treat Yourself <br />To <br />Skin Aesthetics Especially for YOU!!<br /><br />http://thomaschicagoplasticsurgery.com.edit.officite.com/images/autumn_2014.jpg <br /><br />* * * * *THIS IS SPECIAL PRICING * * * * *<br />FOR THE UIC COMMUNITY FAMILY & FRIENDS<br />September through October 2014<br />Call for Appointments 312.255.8812<br />60 E. Delaware Place Suite 1460, Chicago IL<br />Or <br />Email request to mawender@uic.edu<br /><br />http://thomaschicagoplasticsurgery.com.edit.officite.com/images/autumn_2014.jpg<br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:04:17 -0500 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:04:17 -0500 Researcher of the Year Award The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce the 2014 UIC Researcher of the Year Award program. This program is intended to recognize and inspire commitment and innovation in research at UIC. <br /><br />This program recognizes both senior and early career investigators. <br /><br />• The Distinguished Researcher award will be given to five UIC researchers who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements in their field of expertise. <br />• The Rising Star award will be given to five UIC early career researchers who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their area of expertise. <br /><br />One Distinguished Researcher and one Rising Star awardee will be selected from each of the following categories: <br /><br />• Basic Life Sciences<br />• Clinical Sciences<br />• Natural Sciences and Engineering<br />• Social Sciences <br />• Humanities, Art, and Architecture<br /><br />Each honoree will receive a one-time $5,000 prize and a commemorative award presented at a ceremony in their honor. <br /><br />Nominations can be submitted by anyone from the UIC community who is knowledgeable about a successful UIC researcher. Self-nominations will be accepted.<br /><br />Nominations are due Friday, November 7 at noon. <br /><br />For additional information, including eligibility criteria, please go to http://research.uic.edu/funding-opportunities/faculty-awards/researcher-year-award. <br /><br />For questions, please contact Tony Halford at royawards@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:49:08 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:49:08 -0500 OVCR Grants for the Arts, Architecture, Design, and the Humanities Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />Architectural, artistic, and humanities scholarship inform the ways we experience, interpret, and live with the world around us. They create the tools by which we understand self and universe, communities and culture. I am pleased to introduce a new OVCR grant program targeted exclusively to UIC’s Arts, Architecture, Design, and Humanities scholars. These grants are to foster cutting-edge, externally peer reviewed scholarly and creative work that reimagines the environment, explores human traditions, informs the soul, and brings continued distinction to UIC as a premier public urban research institution. <br /><br />This program supports single and multi-investigator projects. Expected research formats and outcomes will vary by discipline and may include, but is not limited to, extramural grant applications, publications (books, journal articles, digital and web-based formats), design development, films, exhibitions, and installations. <br /><br />Letters of intent are due October 20 and applications due on November 5. <br />For more information, please go to http://research.uic.edu/ovcr-aah. <br /><br />I invite you to consider this as an opportunity to take chances, push boundaries, and explore new collaborations.<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Mitra Dutta, PhD.<br />Vice Chancellor for Research <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:22:14 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:22:14 -0500 Is Graduate School in Your Future? The Office of Career Services is pleased to host the 10th annual CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR, featuring over 200 programs.<br /><br />Thursday, October 2, 2014<br />3 p.m. – 7 p.m.<br /><br />UIC Forum<br />725 South Roosevelt Road<br /><br />No advance registration is required. UIC students, UIC employees, and the general community are all welcome!!<br /><br />Find contacts from across the country and the world ready to speak with you at the 2014 Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair. Even in our connected world, there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction to get your questions answered, and it’s FREE.<br /><br />This year, representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional programs will be available to answer questions and offer information about their specific programs.<br /><br />To learn more about the event and view the list of participating schools, visit go.uic.edu/gradfair<br /><br />Students, please bring your iCard for quicker entrance.<br /><br />If you require any accommodations to participate in the event, please contact Jaime Velasquez, 312-413-2426, jaimev@uic.edu <br /><br />The Office of Career Services is a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – “Engaging Students for Success” <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:20:24 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:20:24 -0500 UIC Food Drive Dear UIC Community, <br /><br /> The Wellness Center and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) needs your help. We are in the process of launching a new initiative on campus called the Pop-Up Pantry, which is aimed at fighting food insecurity and providing aid to homeless students on campus. You can expect more information on this initiative in the upcoming weeks. While the food pantry is still being developed, we want to collect donations to ensure that we are able to provide for students who might need this resource. This is a campus-wide service, and we will need your support. <br /><br />October 1, 2014 at the Commuter Student Resource Center from 11:00am-4:00pm, we will be hosting a food drive and we want you to come out to show your support. <br /><br />• Students who donate will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.<br />• Donate 5-10 items and receive a free water bottle or coffee tumbler.<br />• Donate 11 items or more and receive a free USG hoodie.<br />Food Drive Donation Guidelines: <br /><br />Products must be:<br />• In cans, cartons or bags<br />• Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing)<br />• In the original container with the original product label <br />• Within two weeks of the “Best Buy,” or Best If Used by dates<br />• Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc. <br />• We will not accept items in glass containers for safety reasons. <br />• Items donated must be unopened. <br /><br />Items most needed: <br />• Peanut Butter/ Jelly<br />• Canned Tuna/ Canned Meats<br />• Canned Vegetables/ Soup<br />• Cereal/ Oatmeal <br />• Electrolyte Drinks <br />• Granola Bars<br />• Macaroni and Cheese/ Pasta’s <br />• Dried Rice/Crackers<br />• Instant Coffee/Tea <br /><br /><br />Sincerely, <br />Carol Petersen <br />Associate Director of the Wellness Center <br /><br />Brandon Gaskew<br />Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President<br /><br /> <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:44 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:44 -0500 COOKS WANTED for Annual Cooking Competition at UIC Got mad cooking skills? Friends love to eat whatever you cook?<br /><br />Then enter for a chance to get cooking at “You’re The Chef”, the seventh annual student cooking competition!<br /><br />Thursday, October 16, 2014<br />4:30 – 6:30 p.m.<br />East Cafe, Student Center East<br /><br />The competition is open to all current UIC students. Each team should consist of 3 UIC students. For competition details and team submission information, visit http://bit.ly/YTC_TeamEntry. Team submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014.<br /><br />Up to 5 teams will be selected randomly from all entries submitted. Previous winners are not eligible to enter the competition.<br /><br />The winning team’s dishes will be featured on the All-You-Care-To-Eat dinner menu on November 20, 2014.<br /><br />Get a “taste” of previous competitions at http://www.facebook.com/YoureTheChefAtUIC!<br /><br /><br />WILL YOU BE THE CHEF?<br /><br />Students attending this event, either as participants or spectators, may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu.<br /><br />UIC Dining Services and UIC Campus Programs 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, 25 Sep 2014 15:12:58 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:12:58 -0500 Campus Research Board (CRB) - 2014 Pilot Grant Program Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the 2014 OVCR (aka CRB) Pilot grant program. Awards support the development of preliminary data or other materials necessary for new extramural submissions, or in some cases, resubmission of external applications based upon sponsor reviews. <br /><br />Pilot Grants are available for any disciplinary area of research falling within the Basic Life Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Natural Sciences & Engineering or the Social Sciences. <br /><br />Letters of intent are due on October 27. Full proposals will be by invitation. For more information, please go to http://research.uic.edu/funding/crb. <br /><br />I challenge you to use this opportunity to create new knowledge and leverage your findings at the national level.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Mitra Dutta, PhD.<br />Vice Chancellor for Research <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:11:59 -0500 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:11:59 -0500 Funding opportunities for faculty & units Dear Faculty,<br /> <br />Fall greetings from the Office of International Affairs (OIA). We have a few announcements in this OIA’s update:<br /> <br />1. Funding opportunities for faculty, <br />2. Funding opportunity for UNITS, and<br />3. Fulbright Deadline for the Scholar-In-Residence Program.<br /> <br />With best regards,<br /> <br />Nora Bonnin <br />Senior Associate Director <br />Tel 312 996 5455<br /><br /> <br />1. Funding for Faculty: International Development Fund <br />The John Nuveen Center for International Affairs is currently accepting applications for AY2014-15 International Development Fund. The competition is open to UIC faculty. For more information and application forms please use the following link: http://oia.uic.edu<br /> <br /><br />2. Funding for UNITS <br />The John Nuveen Center for International Affairs is accepting applications for the AY 2014-2015 International Development Fund for UIC Academic Units. We are pleased to announce that six awards will be available for AY 2014-2015.<br /> <br />These awards are intended to encourage international program development at UIC by supporting units in activities that will result in an internationally enriched academic environment. Proposals may include campus programs of distinctive international component. <br /> <br />For more information and application forms please visit: http://oia.uic.edu<br /> <br /> <br />3) Deadline Approaching: Scholar-In-Residence Program, October 15, 2014 IIE/CIES is currently accepting proposals for the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) program. S-I-R is a wonderful opportunity for units who would like to expand their International capacity to host a visiting scholar on their program in order to teach undergraduate courses, aid in curriculum development, and expanding exchange programs. Target institutions served by S-I-R are minority serving institutions, small liberal arts colleges and community colleges. The institutional application deadline is October 15, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-scholar-residence-program.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:38:04 -0500 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:38:04 -0500