UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements University of Illinois Presidential Fellow <br /><br /> <br /> <br />November 16, 2017<br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />I am pleased to announce that Professor Adriana Crocker of the University of Illinois at Springfield will serve as our newest Presidential Fellow. Professor Crocker is an award-winning teacher who specializes in Latin American politics, with a strong background in international law and women’s rights, and will work to help the U of I System expand its global reach. <br /><br />As a Presidential Fellow, Professor Crocker will work with faculty across the System to promote international student exchanges and research partnerships. She is particularly interested in forging new alliances with global universities that will help reimagine student-focused teaching and learning and make the U of I System one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for both students and scholars.<br /><br />Professor Crocker, who joined the UIS faculty in 2006, is a professor of political science and teaches comparative politics and international relations courses with an emphasis on Latin American politics. In 2016, she received the distinguished Pearson Faculty Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’s commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Her research focuses on the role of gender quotas and other institutional mechanisms in serving the interests of women in Latin America. She has a law degree from the University of La Plata Argentina and a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. <br /><br />The Presidential Fellows Program was created to tap into the deep pool of faculty talent at our three universities to help foster initiatives that guide us toward the goals of our Strategic Framework and expand our system-wide service to students and the public good. <br /><br />I am grateful to Professor Crocker for sharing her talents, and hope you will join me in welcoming her to this new, important role.<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br />sent to:<br />Academic Professionals, Civil Service & Faculty<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Massmail Archive . Massmail powered by WebTools<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:11:50 -0600 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:11:50 -0600 University of Illinois Presidential Fellow <br /><br /> <br /> <br />November 16, 2017<br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />I am pleased to announce that Professor Adriana Crocker of the University of Illinois at Springfield will serve as our newest Presidential Fellow. Professor Crocker is an award-winning teacher who specializes in Latin American politics, with a strong background in international law and women’s rights, and will work to help the U of I System expand its global reach. <br /><br />As a Presidential Fellow, Professor Crocker will work with faculty across the System to promote international student exchanges and research partnerships. She is particularly interested in forging new alliances with global universities that will help reimagine student-focused teaching and learning and make the U of I System one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for both students and scholars.<br /><br />Professor Crocker, who joined the UIS faculty in 2006, is a professor of political science and teaches comparative politics and international relations courses with an emphasis on Latin American politics. In 2016, she received the distinguished Pearson Faculty Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’s commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Her research focuses on the role of gender quotas and other institutional mechanisms in serving the interests of women in Latin America. She has a law degree from the University of La Plata Argentina and a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. <br /><br />The Presidential Fellows Program was created to tap into the deep pool of faculty talent at our three universities to help foster initiatives that guide us toward the goals of our Strategic Framework and expand our system-wide service to students and the public good. <br /><br />I am grateful to Professor Crocker for sharing her talents, and hope you will join me in welcoming her to this new, important role.<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br />sent to:<br />Academic Professionals, Civil Service & Faculty<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Massmail Archive . Massmail powered by WebTools<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:10:22 -0600 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:10:22 -0600 CORRECTED: Reminder: E+W Research Mixer on BIG DATA - Today at 4:30 p.m. Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The last E+W Research Mixer of the semester will take place today, Thursday, November 16 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Innovation Center, (1240 West Harrison Street). The topic is Big Data and the presentations will be by UIC Faculty:<br /><br />Dr. Andrew Boyd, College of Applied Health Sciences<br />Dr. Alex Leow, College of Medicine<br />Dr. Zizi Papacharissi, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Dr. David Perkins, College of Medicine<br />Dr. Phillip Yu, College of Engineering<br />Dr. Lan Zhang, College of Business Administration<br /><br />Relocation parking is available in Lot 1B for anyone with a current parking assignment. Entrance to parking is on Harrison, east of Racine. Please pull a ticket to enter the lot, and when exiting show the parking attendant your hang tag for complimentary parking.<br /><br />We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and network with your fellow faculty members across our university.  All are welcome!<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Robert Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:26:44 -0600 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:26:44 -0600 E+W Research Mixer, October 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The last E+W Research Mixer of the semester will take place today, Thursday, November 16 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Innovation Center, (1240 West Harrison Street). The topic is Big Data and the presentations will be by UIC Faculty:<br /><br />Dr. Andrew Boyd, College of Applied Health Sciences<br />Dr. Alex Leow, College of Medicine<br />Dr. Zizi Papacharissi, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Dr. David Perkins, College of Medicine<br />Dr. Phillip Yu, College of Engineering<br />Dr. Lan Zhang, College of Business Administration<br /><br />Relocation parking is available in Lot 1B for anyone with a current parking assignment. Entrance to parking is on Harrison, east of Racine. Please pull a ticket to enter the lot, and when exiting show the parking attendant your hang tag for complimentary parking.<br /><br />We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and network with your fellow faculty members across our university.  All are welcome!<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Robert Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:08:45 -0600 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:08:45 -0600 Search for Vice Chancellor for Research Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />We are pleased to inform you of the search for the Vice Chancellor for Research. The search committee will be co-chaired by Deans Peter Nelson, College of Engineering, and Wayne Giles, School of Public Health, and will be assisted by Harris Search Associates in our national recruitment efforts.<br /><br />The Vice Chancellor for Research is a member of our senior leadership team and provides important leadership in the areas of research and economic development by encouraging and supporting investigators; facilitating multidisciplinary projects; seeking out new sources of funding; and ensuring ethical, informed and safe conduct of research. The VCR oversees the following units: Biologic Resources Laboratory; Clinical Trials Office; Conflict of Commitment and Interest; Division of Specialized Care for Children; Office of Grants and Contracts; Office for the Protection of Research Subjects; Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety; Office of Research Services; Research Integrity; Research Resources Center; Office of Post Doctoral Affairs; and Research Centers and Institutes. The Vice Chancellor for Research is also the authorized institutional official responsible for assuring academic integrity in research and compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to research.<br /><br />As members of our university community, we encourage you to share this opportunity broadly with your colleagues to ensure the best possible pool of applicants for this exciting opportunity. If you wish to nominate an individual for this position, please send the name and contact information to Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner at Harris Search Associates, at jeff@harrisandassociates.com.<br /><br />For fullest consideration, candidates must apply and submit their letter of interest and curriculum vitae by January 15, 2018. This position notice can be found at:  https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=87660<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Peter Nelson<br />Dean, College of Engineering<br />Co-Chair, Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee<br /><br />Wayne Giles<br />Dean, School of Public Health<br />Co-Chair, Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee<br /><br /><br />For additional information about this search, please visit: http://chancellor.uic.edu/ officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:46:37 -0600 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:46:37 -0600 ORS, OPRS, OACIB and BRL 2017 Holiday Schedules OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES (ORS) 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE<br /><br />The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 25th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.<br /><br />To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project activities - applications and related documents due prior to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - please be advised of the following internal deadlines:<br /><br />For all documents (i.e., contracts, grants, subcontracts, etc.) that require Board of Trustees signature, please submit all necessary paperwork no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017.<br /><br />For all Grants.gov submissions, please submit your Proposal Approval Form (PAF) package along with the completed Grants.gov adobe application no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017.<br /><br />For all other proposals and/or ORSWeb actions, please submit no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2017.<br /><br />OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF RESEARCH SUBJECTS (OPRS) 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE<br /><br />The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Friday, December 22nd, 2017.<br /><br />OPRS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. OPRS Live submissions will not be accepted by the OPRS Front Desk during the reduced service period.<br /><br />OPRS will make every effort to process submissions received by December 1, 2017 prior to the December 22, 2017 closure; however, please note that our ability to do this depends on the volume of submissions received and staffing during this period.<br /><br />Convened submissions will be processed based on the current submission/meeting schedule. Please refer to the OPRS Web Site for the specific deadline and meeting dates.<br /><br />Please be mindful of your protocol expiration date. If your protocol expires before January 10, 2018, please have your Continuing Review in to OPRS at least four weeks ahead of the expiration date to prevent a lapse.<br /><br />Requests for emergency use of an investigational drug or device may continue to be submitted during this time. In the event of an emergency use request please submit your request via the UIC IRB listserv at uicirb@uic.edu.<br /><br />OFFICE OF ANIMAL CARE AND INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY (OACIB) 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE<br /><br />The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) serving the Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety Committees (ACC/IBC) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services. OACIB will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017 and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.<br /><br />To allow time for the review and approval process prior to the reduced service schedule, please remember the following deadlines:<br /><br />ACC Deadlines<br /><br />Deadline for submission for ACC protocols eligible for review at the January 2018 Meeting is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017.<br /><br />Deadline for ACC modifications eligible for administrative, designated review, or full committee review is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Modifications submitted after this date will be reviewed in January.<br /><br />IBC Deadlines<br /><br />Deadline for submission of IBC protocols eligible for review at the January IBC Meeting is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.<br />Deadline for IBC modifications eligible for administrative or full committee review is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Modifications submitted after this date will be reviewed in January.<br /><br />BIOLOGIC RESOURCES LABORATORY (BRL) 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE<br /><br />The Biologic Resources Laboratory Business Office (BRL) will operate on a limited schedule for essential services during non-observed university holidays beginning Friday, December 22nd. The BRL Business Office will close at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.<br /><br />Please refer to the BRL website (http://www.brl.uic.edu/) for detailed operating business hours and order deadlines. Animal orders received prior to Friday, December 22, 2017 at noon will be placed same day. Please note this schedule does not affect the laboratory, surgery, or animal areas which maintain normal operating hours under the essential services unit schedule. official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:58:54 -0600 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:58:54 -0600 UI Health News with Dr. Barish Welcome to the November 2017 UI Health News update. In this segment, Dr. Barish chats with Dr. Wayne Giles, dean of the UIC School of Public Health. Dr. Giles joined the School of Public Health in September 2017, and he brings nearly three decades of public health experience to his new role, including more than 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<br /><br />View the video: http://hospital.uillinois.edu/about-ui-health/ui-health-leadership/ui-health-news<br /><br />This edition of UI Health News also highlights:<br /><br />Award of Merit, CAPE Award, and Physician/Resident/Employee of the Year winners<br /><br />UI Health’s participation in a new national network for emergency medicine clinical trials<br /><br />Comprehensive Stroke Center recertification officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:18:59 -0600 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:18:59 -0600 Finalists for Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity We are pleased to announce that three finalists for the position of Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity (ACVPD) will interview on campus in November. We invite and encourage you to attend their public presentations, meet them and provide feedback.<br /><br />The candidates and the dates of their public presentations are the following:<br /><br />Tuesday, November 14th<br /><br />Roberto Sanabria, EdD<br />Senior Director<br />Programs and Operations<br />Puerto Rican Cultural Center<br />Public Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. 613 – Student Center East<br /><br />Thursday, November 16th<br /><br />Nizam Arain, JD<br />Director<br />Equity and Affirmative Action<br />University of Wisconsin - La Crosse<br />Public Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. 613 – Student Center East<br /><br />Monday, November 20th<br /><br />Amalia Pallares, PhD<br />Director and Professor<br />Latin American and Latino Studies and Political Science<br />College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Public Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. 613 – Student Center East<br /><br />The Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity reports to the Chancellor and the Provost and serves as a high-level advisor on various initiatives. These include, but are not limited to: how to create a more inclusive campus, how to address climate issues in and out of the classroom, and how to help all students and faculty thrive at UIC where there is no majority ethnicity or race.<br /><br />The Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity will facilitate campus-wide efforts to enhance a campus culture where diversity is a core principle. Duties include but are not limited to:<br /><br />Managing the Office of Diversity, which currently includes five full-time staff, and provide active oversight and support to its reporting units and committees. Reporting units and committees include the: Early Outreach Program, Chancellor’s Status Committees (African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, LGBTQPA, Persons with Disabilities, and Women), and the UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (African-American Cultural Center, Arab American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Disability Resource Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, and Women’s Leadership and Resource Center);<br /><br />Developing and tracking diversity evaluation metrics with respect to students, staff, faculty and administration;<br /><br />Assisting units/colleges in developing tactical diversity plans;<br /><br />Managing available resources, including obtaining external grant funding, to achieve strategic goals;<br /><br />Assisting with the creation and maintenance of relevant trainings, informational sessions, and programming related to diversity issues (e.g., search committee training, mentorship programs and scholarly programs);<br /><br />Partnering with colleges to lend support and assistance to their student and faculty recruitment and retention efforts.<br /><br />We hope you will be able to attend these important presentations.<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:25:34 -0500 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:25:34 -0500 IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC Dear Campus Community:<br /><br />This weekend, hundreds of passionate alumni and friends came back to UIC, and many more followed along live online, as we introduced a new UIC Alumni Association (http://advance.uic.edu/alumni-association/) and launched IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC (http://ignite.uic.edu/).<br /><br />Through IGNITE we aim to raise a total of $750 million over the next five years to advance UIC, and I am pleased to announce that more than $295 million have already been raised towards this goal, contributed by thousands of dedicated alumni and friends, including many members of our faculty, staff and student body.<br /><br />We have ambitious plans for our university and now is the time for a bold campaign. UIC is quickly becoming a 21st century model for access and excellence in public higher education. You know how much UIC matters because you live it every day. Your stories, your impact will inspire our alumni and donors to participate in this campaign. Together, we will change lives by:<br /><br />Providing more students access (http://advance.uic.edu/support-student-success/) to his or her education through increased scholarships.<br /><br />Improving the student experience (https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward2/11726124?emailAddress=jolive@uic.edu&orderId=6) on campus by building new facilities for learning, living, sharing and discovering.<br /><br />Building endowments to attract the highest-caliber faculty (http://advance.uic.edu/giving/giving-opportunities/empower-faculty-2/), and support the most brilliant minds, whose teaching and research changes the world around us.<br /><br />Becoming bolder and more visible in what we’ve been doing for decades – discovering and delivering (http://advance.uic.edu/giving/giving-opportunities/drive-discoveries/) new knowledge to Chicago, across Illinois and far beyond.<br /><br />Connecting service-minded students and faculty with diverse individuals, neighborhoods and cities across our state – and world – to build healthy, just, thriving communities (https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward2/11726127?emailAddress=jolive@uic.edu&orderId=9).<br /><br />Watch some UIC stories that have inspired these goals (http://advance.uic.edu/giving/).<br /><br />I am proud to live and work among a community of UIC students, faculty, and staff who scan the skyline and say, “go higher.”<br /><br />With the launch of our UIC Alumni Association, we are making a public and steadfast commitment to give all of our 250,000 alumni meaningful ways to engage (http://advance.uic.edu/tell-us-youd-like-engage/) with and advocate for their alma mater and pathways to make a profound impact on our students.<br /><br />THIS is how we will succeed. And, it all starts with a single spark.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:11:43 -0500 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:11:43 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Oct. 28, around 7:30 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery that occurred near 1040 W. Harrison St. Two UIC students reported that they were walking eastbound on W. Harrison St. near S. Morgan St. when they were approached by an older model red SUV. The passenger asked the students for gas money and the male student complied. The passenger then asked the female student if she had money and the student refused. The driver then exited the vehicle, shoved the female student to the ground and took cash from her wallet. The offender got back into the vehicle and fled westbound on W. Harrison St., and then northbound on S. Racine Ave. The students were not injured and no weapons were seen or implied.<br /><br />The first offender (the passenger) is described as a white petite female holding a small Chihuahua dog. The second offender (the driver of the vehicle) is described as a white, heavier female approximately late 20s to early 30s in age.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/A4aYGVEcWPm<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/<br /> <br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu<br /><br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:22:49 -0500 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:22:49 -0500 Faculty and Staff Response Team Services Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />One of the distinguishing facets of our university is our shared goal of a collective responsibility for creating a safe, secure, and welcoming environment.<br /><br />It has always been the utmost priority of the university to provide an environment that is free from threats, intimidation and violence, and as such the university must also demonstrate its commitment to responding to the mandates set forth in the Illinois Campus Security Enhancement Act (P.A. 095-0881; 110 ILCS 12/20).<br /><br />UIC has a Faculty and Staff Response Team (FSRT) which coordinates support services and administrative response to threatening or aberrant behavior and provides appropriate interventions and individual case management to reduce the risk of violence. FSRT reviews incidents involving highly disruptive behavior, including: hostile, aggressive, bullying, intimidating, and/or violent behaviors. Behavior that causes others to express concern about their personal safety must be reported to the UIC Police Department. All cases involving sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.<br /><br />Faculty and staff working at the regional campuses may also utilize the FSRT.<br /><br />Membership includes representatives from the Office for Access and Equity, UIC Human Resources, University Health Services, Employee Assistance Service, Intercollegiate Athletics, Faculty Affairs, the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, UIC Police Department, University Counsel, HR Labor and Employee Relations, Public and Government Affairs and UI Health.<br /><br />If you experience or observe imminent violence, please get to a safe location and immediately contact the UIC Police Department at (312) 355-5555 or 5-5555 from a campus phone or your local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.<br /><br />To learn more about the Faculty Staff Response Team please join us on November 15, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Student Center East Room 605, for a panel discussion to gain a deeper understanding regarding prevention strategies and procedures for detecting, investigating, managing, and following up on threats or violent incidents. Please RSVP by clicking the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/khpqY5NDIRa73bfx2.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Caryn A. Bills<br />Associate Chancellor, Office for Access and Equity<br />Faculty and Staff Response Team Co-Chair<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources<br />Faculty and Staff Response Team Co-Chair officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:07:20 -0500 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:07:20 -0500 Registration Time Tickets available in my.UIC portal Spring 2018 Registration Notice<br /><br />Check when you can register! Time Ticket registration appointments for Spring 2018 can now be viewed via https://my.UIC.edu. Be sure to review any registration holds that may be in place.<br /><br />How do I register for classes?<br /><br />To access on-line registration, go to my.UIC.edu. If you have questions, contact the UIC Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600 during business hours or e-mail registration@uic.edu.<br /><br />New This Year!<br /><br />Try the new Class Scheduler tool that will allow you to build the optimal class schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week. Use this tool to generate the class schedule that fits your schedule. Find it in the my.UIC.edu portal.<br /><br />What if I have a hold?<br /><br />If you have a hold (advising hold, financial hold, etc.), you will not be allowed to register, drop classes or make any registration changes.You are able to view a description and reason for the hold at https://my.UIC.edu. Please check holds status often. Holds are placed periodically throughout the year.<br /><br />Be certain your Emergency Contact information is correct.<br /><br />Update Emergency Contacts in my.UIC.edu. Note that two new Contact Types are available and UIC encourages you to use them. A Mental Health Contact and a Contact if Missing are now available. Descriptions of how these contacts are used can be found in the my.UIC.edu portal.<br /><br />Preferred First Name<br /><br />Students may designate a preferred first name in the Personal Information options within Student Self-Service via the my.UIC.edu portal. Certain University systems will then use the preferred first name such as class rosters, the display name in Banner Self-Service, the display name in a number of learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Compass, and Moodle), and most online phone directories. For further details, see https://www.uillinois.edu/about/policies/preferred_first_name_statement.<br /><br />Spring 2018 begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018<br /><br />Sexual harassment in higher education is against the law. If you believe you are being harassed, please contact UIC's Office for Access & Equity at (312) 996-8670 or visit their website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/.<br /><br />Forms are available for voter registration at the Office of the Registrar lobby and online at http://www.elections.il.gov/. Please take a moment and register to vote.<br /><br />Textbook titles, prices and ISBN can be found via my.UIC.edu. Please note that a listing of required materials is dependent upon faculty submitting information on required materials.<br /><br />Best wishes for a successful semester from the Office of the Registrar. officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:50:34 -0500 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:50:34 -0500 OpEd Workshop at UIC Dear Colleagues, <br /> <br />This January, we are bringing the nationally recognized OpEd Project (www.theopedproject.org/) to UIC and I invite you to apply to participate in a sponsored workshop on January 12th and 13th 2018. <br /> <br />The OpEd Project’s mission is to increase the range of voices and the quality of fact-based opinion and advocacy that appear in the media. The Project’s experts train participants from universities, foundations, and the public whose voices are often not heard, to take thought leadership positions in their fields. The Project is particularly interested in the voices of women and under-represented groups, but the application process is open to all UIC faculty.<br /> <br />At the one-and-a-half-day workshop held at UIC, faculty will learn how to make a strong and persuasive case for their ideas, whether in an OpEd in print or online, on TV, to potential funders, or to legislative bodies. Participants will have ongoing access to The OpEd Project’s national network of journalist mentors for individual feedback on their OpEd drafts after the workshop. <br /> <br />Applications can be found here: provost.uic.edu/faculty-resources/op-ed-project-workshop-application/ and are due no later than November 15, 2017.<br /><br />Susan Poser <br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:27:52 -0500 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:27:52 -0500 Dr. Michael W. Redding Those who knew Dr. Michael W. Redding were well aware of his belief that higher education was a social justice issue and that for nearly 20 years, he made it his mission to let the world know of its importance to society as a whole.<br /><br />Redding served as Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he lead a team that worked to establish strong relationships with outside entities where he could promote the mission of UIC.<br /><br />Redding, who began his career in higher education at the University of Oregon in 2000, died on Oct. 19 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was 52.<br /><br />“Under his leadership, UIC established strong relationships with outside constituencies and elected officials, building on the many ways in which our mission contributes to society. He had a distinguished record of achievement in public higher education and service,” said UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis.<br /><br />“Michael’s life’s work focused on issues that comprise the highest ideals of the UIC community, contributing to organizations that ranged from Special Olympics to the Affordable Housing Coalition.”<br /><br />Field Museum President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Lariviere met Redding in 2009 when Lariviere became president of the University of Oregon and where Redding was working.<br /><br />Redding served in senior public affairs leadership roles for more than 20 years. Prior to his arrival at UIC in 2013, he served as a member of the president’s senior leadership team as well as Vice President of University Relations, Chief of Staff to the Office of the President, Vice President of University Advancement and Associate Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at the University of Oregon. Lariviere recalled that within minutes of meeting Redding he became well aware of Redding’s love for higher education and knew he would be an inspirational colleague.<br /><br />“Michael dedicated his professional life to public higher education. He understood its transformative power,” said Lariviere. “After his family, I don’t think there was anything that animated him more than making it possible for a student to get a better education.”<br /><br />Lariviere said Redding was devoted to his wife Lori, who is also a member of the UIC family serving as faculty in the College of Education, and his two sons Cameron, 17, and Lucas, 15. He loved spending his weekends with his family, often attending his sons’ school, sports and cultural activities. The family resides in Lake Forest.<br /><br />“Lori and the boys were the most important things in his life. He shaped everything he did around them,” said Lariviere. “Watching the love for them manifest itself was a wonderful sight.”<br /><br />Redding earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and received his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His doctorate was awarded with distinction and Redding’s dissertation was nominated for the Phi Delta Kappa, Tau Chapter Award for the best dissertation prepared at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.<br /><br />Redding had also previously served as legislative director in the Office of Intergovernmental Relations for Oregon’s second largest city as well as U.S. public and government affairs representative for Texaco in Delaware. He held numerous volunteer leadership positions in professional and civic organizations, including service on the board of Oregon Special Olympics, Lane County Economic Committee and the Oregon Affordable Housing Coalition.<br /><br />“He was a remarkable, generous, smart, and honest man. I am lucky to have known him as a friend,” said Lariviere. “Working in public higher education was his way of working for social justice, for creating pathways to equality in American society.<br /><br />A memorial visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 23, 5 to 8 p.m. at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Ave., Lake Forest, Illinois.<br /><br />In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an education fund established for Cameron and Lucas (c/o Office of the Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan St., 2833 University Hall, MC 102, Chicago, IL, 60607). officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:46:43 -0500 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:46:43 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Friday, Oct. 20, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a female victim flagged down a UIC Police officer and reported that two male offenders approached her and attempted to take her purse at 900 W. Maxwell St. The offenders, who were unsuccessful in their attempted theft, fled on foot westbound and into the Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments. The first offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height and wearing a black hoodie. The second offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height, wearing all dark clothing.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/uGohivQnTQu<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Public Safety Advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. 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