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 PHISHING/SCAM Alert: Email Scam Targeting UIC Students UIC Students:<br /><br />Attackers have been targeting the UIC student community with emails advertising fake job opportunities. In particular, emails received on Sunday, May 13 with the subject "Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant" are part of a scam designed to trick students into sending money to the attackers.<br /><br />In this type of scam, the attacker (email sender) requests the name, phone number, and postal/email addresses of people who respond to the email wanting to make extra cash. Once interest is expressed, the attacker follows-up with a phone call (in this case from phone number (403) 814-0353). The caller then proceeds to instruct the responder to deposit checks in their personal bank account. Once funds are available, the victim is instructed to purchase gift cards and send the card numbers of the associated gift cards to the listed email address.<br /><br />This is a common scam in which the scam artists attempt to get a person to deposit a fraudulent check into their bank account, realizing that many banks will allow you to receive cash back before the usual 3 day processing period. After the 3 day processing period, the bank notifies the account holder that the check was fraudulent and the account holder loses funds and is often held responsible for repayment of the amounts already sent to the attacker.<br /><br />This particular scam was designed to appear as if it was a university-sponsored job that required one hour a day, 3 days a week, paying $620 weekly.<br /><br />We are not including the text of the email scam in this notice, but indicators that this email is a scam:<br /><br />Unusually high pay<br />Employer is unable to meet in-person due to being out of the country<br />Poor spelling, grammar and punctuation<br />Dubious job activities: “help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed.”<br />Requests a reply with Full name, Residential Address, and personal email<br />As always, individuals are advised to scrutinize unsolicited email for signs that it may be an attack or scam before replying with information or clicking on links.<br /><br />If you received this email and responded with your information, please contact the UIC Police for assistance.<br /><br />ACCC Security<br />security@uic.edu officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 17 May 2018 11:25:57 -0500 Thu, 17 May 2018 11:25:57 -0500 Civil Service Exemption Process Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />President Killeen recently sent a message about a change to the Civil Service exemption process. I wanted to provide an explanation of the process, who it impacts and what we can expect at UIC.<br /><br />Over the course of the last year, the University of Illinois System joined other public universities and the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) to develop new criteria for exempting positions from the Civil Service system. The public universities and SUCSS agreed to a new set of procedures that complies with state law while allowing us to continue to exempt positions from the Civil Service system, when appropriate. These new procedures will take effect on October 1, 2018.<br /><br />It is important to note that UIC has been following a process similar to the new procedures since the Job Analysis Project began in 2011. Given that fact, there will not be a large impact on how we currently or will analyze positions in the future. If there are any enhancements to our current process that result from these new procedures, UIC HR will work closely with our campus partners to communicate and implement any related changes.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:45 -0500 Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:45 -0500 Agreement with State Universities Civil Service System View online [https://massmail.illinois.edu/massmail/28432.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />Over the last year, the University of Illinois System joined other public universities in talks with the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) to develop new procedures for exempting positions from the civil service system.<br /><br />I write to share the news that an agreement has been reached that complies with state law while still allowing us to exempt academic professional positions from the civil service system, as appropriate. The system and university human resource offices are in the process of communicating the details of the new procedures and implementation plans.<br /><br />This has been a tremendous effort by many stakeholders across the state, including our system and university human resources staff, system and university leadership, employee advisory committees, and members of our Board of Trustees who also serve on the SUCSS merit board.<br /><br />I am grateful to all of them and to SUCSS for their vital role in developing innovative solutions that maintain our ability to hire academic professional positions. Staffing colleges, departments, and units with the best and most qualified talent to carry out our mission is crucial to our success.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br />President<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 15 May 2018 10:30:44 -0500 Tue, 15 May 2018 10:30:44 -0500 End of year message from UIC Library Colleagues:<br /><br />Congratulations on the successful completion of another year at UIC! I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on renovation projects that will be taking place over the summer and to remind you to check the return/renewal dates for library materials before you leave campus.<br /><br />We are in the midst of replacing carpeting on the 2nd floor of the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. This project should be completed by early June. The floor is open and collections materials are readily accessible.<br /><br />In the Richard J. Daley Library, a project will begin immediately after spring commencement to renovate space on the 3rd floor, North end of the building. Facilities will also be installing replacement equipment for the heating system in Daley over the summer. While we anticipate some noise from these projects, they should not disrupt access to the collections.<br /><br />We’ll also be updating the Library website during the summer to improve searching for materials for research and teaching.<br /><br />I would also like to remind you to check the due dates and renew or return any materials you have charged out from the UIC Library or our I-Share and other interlibrary loan partners, especially if you will be leaving town over the summer. While we do send courtesy reminders by e-mail as due dates approach, if you are not keeping up with your campus e-mail and we don't hear from you, charges will accrue. Take a few minutes now and avoid the frustration later! To see the titles charged to you and renew them, if needed, please see your library account: https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uic/MyResearch/Home.<br /><br />On behalf of the faculty and staff of the UIC Library, have a safe and pleasant summer.<br /><br />Best wishes,<br /><br />Mary M. Case<br />University Librarian and Dean of Libraries official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 09 May 2018 16:23:15 -0500 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:23:15 -0500 Response to UIC research issue Dear Campus Community,<br /><br />You may have read recent media reports about a long-time faculty member at UIC, Dr. Mani Pavulri, and her research involving minors. Dr. Pavuluri is a tenured professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine. We want to share with you what has been done since the issue was first identified in 2013.<br /><br />Following an unanticipated event during a study, a review and audit of the investigator’s research was initiated by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB). Based on audit findings, the UIC IRB found the investigator, Dr. Pavuluri, to be in non-compliance with federal and university research policies.<br /><br />UIC self-reported the onset of its investigation to all necessary federal agencies and as a result, three research studies were immediately stopped. A letter was subsequently sent to approximately 350 study subjects, or their parents/guardians, informing them of the research non-compliance. The UIC IRB also suspended all research protocols involving this investigator.<br /><br />In compliance with federal and university policies, an inquiry and, subsequently, a formal investigation of the allegations of research misconduct were undertaken by UIC. UIC submitted its findings of the internal research misconduct investigation in October 2015. Based on the results of the initial audit, UIC put a hold on Dr. Pavuluri’s research, and at the conclusion of the internal investigation, UIC suspended all of Dr. Pavuluri’s research activities indefinitely. Dr. Pavuluri has not resumed any clinical research studies since 2013.<br /><br />A detailed external audit was conducted by three DHHS agencies in July 2014, which determined that the human subjects’ research at UIC did not have any systemic issues of lax research oversight and was performed upholding the highest standards in ethical and responsible research conduct. Hence, the case of Dr. Pavuluri’s research misconduct is believed to be an isolated event.<br /><br />The case that is the subject of media reports remains an open investigation with the DHHS Office of Research Integrity.<br /><br />In December 2017, UIC repaid $3.1 million to the NIH for one of Dr. Pavuluri’s research grants. UIC had also returned unexpended funds in three of her grants – including this one – in 2013. This is the only time in its history that the UIC has had to reimburse grant funds due to human subjects noncompliance.<br /><br />The non-compliance related only to Dr. Pavuluri’s research work. A review of her clinical practice demonstrated high quality patient care with appropriate clinical documentation.<br /><br />UIC’s research office provides continuing education and training to our research community, in addition to routine re-evaluations of each research protocol and random audits of clinical trials. In fact, Dr. Pavuluri participated in a number of training sessions before and during her research work. We take these matters very seriously and we are committed to adhering to the highest standards for research integrity — particularly regarding research issues involving minors — and to comply with all federal, state and university regulations.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta, PhD<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br />Anand Kumar, MD<br />Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 01 May 2018 16:53:53 -0500 Tue, 01 May 2018 16:53:53 -0500 Innovation Celebration at UIC You're Invited<br />--to the --<br />Innovation Celebration<br />hosted by the Office of Technology Management<br /><br />Have a faculty startup?<br />Join us in celebration of all of your hard work.<br /><br />Have an idea?<br />Come talk to us about disclosing with the University.<br /><br />Do you know the OTM?<br />Meet our Technology Managers.<br /><br />Researchers at UIC are shaping the future of the world. Did you know that Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine, was invented by a UIC Professor? Scientific breakthroughs are happening at UIC.<br /><br />In appreciation of all university faculty and research teams who are innovators, researchers, and creators, the Office of Technology Management would like to recognize and celebrate the cutting edge innovations that have come out from the inspiring work of UIC research groups.  Our celebration will include a luncheon, followed by a networking session and a keystone address by UIC alumna<br /><br />Linda Suzu Kawano, Ph.D.,<br />a scientist and entrepreneur with over three decades of experience that includes negotiating the commercialization license for Northwestern University's blockbuster drug, Lyrica™.<br /><br />Join us in celebrating all those on campus who have worked tirelessly to bring innovations from the mind of the researcher to the hands of society.<br /><br />Date & Time:<br />May 1, 2018<br />12 p.m. – 2 p.m.<br /><br />Location:<br />Student Center West<br />Michelle Thompson Rooms A & B<br /><br />RSVP at http://otm.uic.edu/uic-community/innovation-celebration/ official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:02:08 -0500 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:02:08 -0500 Summer 2018 CTA Ventra U-PASS The Summer 2018 CTA Ventra U-PASS is available to all full-time UIC students. All eligible students will be assessed the $108 nonrefundable CTA Transportation Fee for Summer Session, which includes Faculty/Staff, taking a full-time course load. Students are responsible for paying the fee even if they choose not to pick up their U-PASS. The U-PASS is not available to part-time students. Returning students with a non-expired Ventra U-Pass must register as a Full-Time Student by May 02, 2018, and your current Ventra U-Pass will activate effective May 16, 2018. New students (including transfer students) must be registered by May 02, 2018 and have an i-card picture on file in order to be able to pick up a U-Pass on the first day of activation May 16, 2018.<br /><br />Please note if you do not register, or have your i-card photo taken by May 02, 2018, you will have to allow extra time for your U-Pass to properly load or be printed; you also run the risk of incurring pay per ride fare charges that result in a negative transit account balance. Any outstanding balance will have to be paid to CTA before your UIC Ventra U-PASS will be loaded. You can check the status of your card's transit account balance and U-Pass feature by visiting https://www.ventrachicago.com/balance/and typing in your card's serial number and expiration date.<br /><br />The UIC U-PASS is always valid 5 days prior to the first day of classes listed on the academic calendar, and expires 5 days after the last day of finals listed on the academic calendar. It is valid for unlimited travel aboard all CTA buses and trains during this time.<br /><br />The last day to use your Ventra U-PASS for the Summer Session is August 15, 2018. This is the final day U-Passes can be used without adding separate funds for use on CTA busses and trains.<br /><br />*Students in the College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, and the Corporate MBA program may have start and end dates that differ from those listed above.<br /><br />One of the conveniences of Ventra is that students can continue to use their same U-Pass card during the Summer and semester breaks. In order to do so, you will need to add funds to your account and will be charged regular, full fares instead of receiving U-Pass unlimited riding privileges on days school is not in session. This practice replaces the need for students not in session to use a separate fare card during school breaks.<br /><br />Students can load transit value or CTA passes to their cards online at www.VentraChicago.com, at Ventra Vending Machines located at CTA rail stations and at participating retail locations – visit VentraChicago.com to find a location.<br /><br />If while using the U-Pass between semesters and students find themselves in a circumstance where their account is not in good standing, such as a negative balance, U-Pass privileges will not work when the semester begins because the account will be suspended.<br /><br />The Ventra U-Pass unlimited riding privilege automatically resumes for the next semester 5 days before the first day of school.<br /><br />U-PASS Distribution Policies<br /><br />- Your valid i-card is required to pick up your U-PASS.<br />- You may not pick up another student's U-PASS.<br />- You must currently be registered as a full-time student.<br />- Depending on when you registered, you may be asked to login to the Student Self Service system to provide proof of status.<br /><br />Paratransit Service<br /><br />The U-Pass program now includes paratransit services for eligible students. Students who are unable to use fixed route public transportation due to a disability, may be eligible for Paratransit Service, a shared ride program offered by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Students must be certified by the RTA in order to use the service. For additional details, please visit our website, http://www.uic.edu/depts/idcenter/upass.shtml, or contact the ID Center (312-413-5940) or the Disability Resource Center (312-413-2183).<br /><br />Replacement U-PASSes<br /><br />For information on replacing a lost or stolen U-PASS, as well as information regarding damaged or captured U-PASSes, visit our U-PASS Replacement FAQ. www.uic.edu/depts/idcenter/upass_faq.shtml#replace<br /><br />The Board of Trustees approved the U-PASS program and nonrefundable CTA transportation fee for undergraduate students after a recommendation from the campus, based upon significant student input, including two referenda. The Board of Trustees approved the addition of graduate students from the Graduate College, College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health beginning Fall 2002 after recommendations from the campus based on a student referendum held in April 2002. The Board of Trustees approved the renewal of the CTA U-PASS contract beginning fall 2005 as well as the addition of College of Dentistry students and M1 and M2 students from the College of Medicine to the program. By vote of the College of Medicine, all College of Medicine students became eligible for U-PASS beginning Summer 2007.<br /><br />Students who are ineligible to participate in the U-PASS program will face disciplinary procedures for fraudulently obtaining, attempting to obtain or selling a U-PASS. Additionally, the CTA may pursue criminal charges for fraudulent behavior related to U-PASSes. officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:57:23 -0500 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:57:23 -0500 University Library Extended Hours The University Library begins its extended hours schedule for the end of the semester and finals week on Sunday, Apr. 29.<br /><br />The Richard J. Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, Apr.29, through 7 p.m. Friday, May 11. During extended hours, only patrons with valid i-cards will be able to enter the building from 9 p.m.-6:30 a.m.<br /><br />A dedicated Library Shuttle will serve Library patrons from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. every day from Sunday, Apr.29 (11 p.m.) to Friday, May 11 (7 a.m.). The Library Shuttle picks up/drops off at the west (Morgan St.) door to the Daley Library. You must show a valid i-card to use the Library Shuttle.<br /><br />The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago will be open 6 a.m.-2 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Only patrons with valid i-cards may enter the building between midnight and 8 a.m. More information is available at library.uic.edu/libraries/lhs-chicago/hours.<br /><br />Hours for all Library locations are online at library.uic.edu/libraries.<br /><br />Mary M. Case<br />University Librarian and Dean of Libraries official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:37:02 -0500 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:37:02 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Research Candidate Forum, April 24, 2018 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />On Tuesday, April 24th, the University will hold a forum for the Vice Chancellor for Research candidate, Joanna Groden, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Cancer Biology & Genetics at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine.  Dr. Groden will share her background and vision for our research enterprise and future economic development.<br /><br />Dr. Groden completed her BA degree in Biology at Middlebury College, a PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics at the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Genetics/Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Utah.<br /><br />She joined the OSU faculty in 2005 and served in various administrative roles in the College of Medicine, such as, Associate Dean for Basic Science Research from 2007 to 2011, Associate Dean for Graduate Education from 2011 to 2013 and finally as Vice Dean for Research from 2013 to 2017.  She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, the Director of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program and is the Education Program Leader for the OSU CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.  Prior to her tenure at OSU, she served on the Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1993 to 2005 and, during her last two years there was the College of Medicine Vice Dean for Research.<br /><br />Dr. Groden is a human geneticist, who is internationally recognized for her research in identifying key genetic causes of colon cancer and other inherited cancers through the identification and characterization of two human disease genes. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1994 and by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1997 to 2004.  Dr. Groden has served on numerous boards and advisory panels including the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors, and actively participates in the peer review process for AACR, NIH, DOD, and numerous other national and international funding agencies and scientific journals.  With numerous publications and patents, Dr. Groden has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.<br /><br />The candidate forum will begin at 3 p.m. at the Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Rooms B and C, with a reception immediately following. Complementary and relocation parking will be available in the Harrison Street Parking Structure, with parking coupons available at check-in. The forum will also be webcast live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rw8_fmXbRI<br /><br />We welcome your feedback of the Vice Chancellor for Research candidates and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation form found at the link provided: https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ENg82EqCVEt5HL<br /><br />Additional information about the search for the Vice Chancellor for Research is available online (http://chancellor.uic.edu/search-vice-chancellor-research/vice-chancellor-for-research-candidate-interviews-and-forums/). Thank you in advance for your participation.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Wayne Giles<br />Dean, School of Public Health<br />Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair<br /><br />Peter Nelson<br />Dean, College of Engineering<br />Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:09 -0500 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:09 -0500 Public Safety Update UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The UIC Police Department has arrested two subjects in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts from the UIC Physical Education Building. During the past six months, UIC Police received several reports in which unknown offenders, on separate occasions, entered the building and removed valuable items including jewelry, electronics, clothing, and recording equipment.<br /><br />In each incident, surveillance footage captured the same suspects inside the building during the time of the reported thefts. In the course of the investigation, the suspects were positively identified as the offenders wanted in connection with these crimes. The UIC Police Department has recovered most of the stolen items. The suspects, who are not affiliated with UIC, are each charged with four counts of felony burglary. A third offender remains at large and is wanted for questioning.<br /><br />As we approach the final weeks of the semester and the weather is increasingly getting warmer, I would like to remind you of some basic safety tips.<br /><br />* Make sure doors are secure when leaving buildings after hours and do not leave doors propped open.<br />* Immediately report any door that is not secure to the police.<br />* Report suspicious people and activity immediately.<br />* Unplug your ears. Take headphones off or have the volume turned down so you know what is happening around you.<br />* Utilize the campus or city transportation system while out late at night.<br />* If you choose to be out late, please don’t walk alone.<br /><br />I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the investigation. It takes a team effort to keep our campus and community safe.<br /><br />UIC Police are available 24/7 to answer questions. Please contact us immediately if you see any suspicious activity or if you have been a victim of a crime.<br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:32:10 -0500 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:32:10 -0500 New AEDs on Campus and Free CPR Training Opportunities An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) dramatically increases the rates of survival in the event of cardiac arrest. The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, has now installed an AED in every building on campus. The AED in your building is found on the first floor near the vicinity of the elevator lobby or common area.  Some taller buildings, such as University Hall, may have additional AED units strategically placed on other floors to reduce travel time.<br /><br />On UIC’s campus, at least two lives have been saved with the use of an AED and delivery of effective CPR, including one individual who was rescued this past January. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the AED locations (https://www.ehso.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_82316/File/CPR%20and%20AED/UIC%20Campus%20AED%20Locations.pdf) to avoid wasting precious minutes in an emergency. Contact Mark Gaunky, Assistant Director of Fire and Life Safety, with any questions related to AEDs (firesafety@uic.edu).<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services is supporting free training for students and staff seeking certification in CPR. EHSO and Campus Recreation will be offering CPR/AED training for the UIC community at no cost from May 2018 through December 2018. Course space is limited, so register promptly. Please see course options below:<br /><br />EHSO CPR/AED Training<br /><br />EHSO offers the Heartsaver CPR/AED training course which is designed for everyone interested in learning CPR and the use of an AED. This course will prepare you to provide CPR and use an AED on adult victims experiencing cardiac arrest. Our courses are supported by the American Heart Association (AHA). For more information and to register for training visit the EHSO website (https://www.ehso.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=82400&pageId=686472).<br /><br />Campus Recreation Facilities CPR/AED Training<br /><br />Campus Recreation Facilities offers CPR courses from the American Red Cross (ARC). For more information and to register for training visit the Campus Recreation website (http://recreation.uic.edu/aquatics-2/safety-classes/uic-campus-adult-cpraed/).<br /><br />If you have any questions about registration or how to choose the CPR class that is best for you, please contact the EHSO Training & Development Specialist, Randi Provost (ehsocpr@uic.edu).<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />John Coronado<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:40:02 -0500 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:40:02 -0500 Chancellor's Translational Research Initiative - Applications Open Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/chancellors-translational-research-initiative-applications-open]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research <br />& Office of Technology Management<br />present the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative<br /><br />CTRI<br />Apply for the opportunity to receive up to $25,000! <br />Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 by 5:00pm CST<br /><br /> <br /><br />What is the CTRI?<br /><br />The purpose of the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI) is to advance UIC innovations to a commercialization outcome. CTRI funding is available to support projects that have high potential for commercialization, but are in preparation either for proof of concept funding through Illinois Ventures or to have enough translational data for licensing by industrial partners, typically TRL 4 or lower. Achievement of these early milestones, for which funding is difficult to obtain, will make these projects more attractive for licensing or start-up opportunities.<br /><br />With this program, UIC faculty innovators have the opportunity to receive up to $25,000 per project to advance technology originating at UIC. The Spring 2018 cycle closes on April 30, 2018 for submission of applications.<br /><br />Applications now open!<br />Deadline: April 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm CST<br />Finalists Selected: May 2018<br /><br />Click here to apply today! [http://otm.uic.edu/resources/ctri/]<br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:00:30 -0500 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:00:30 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Research Candidate Forum, April 16 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />On Monday, April 16th, the University will hold a forum for the Vice Chancellor for Research candidate, Luis A. Vázquez, Interim Vice President for Research and Associate Vice President for Research at New Mexico State University. Dr. Vazquez will share his background and vision for our research enterprise and future economic development.<br /><br />A native Chicagoan, Dr. Vázquez earned a B.A. degree from Illinois State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. During his tenure at New Mexico State University, he has served as the Associate Vice President for Research since 2011 and a Regents Professor. He has also served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Department Head for Counseling and Educational Psychology, as well as on several leadership positions at New Mexico State University.<br /><br />Before coming to New Mexico in 1995, Dr. Vázquez was a senior staff psychologist for the University Counseling Center and Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Psychology and Substance Abuse at the University of Iowa. Dr. Vázquez has also been a visiting professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.<br /><br />A researcher in his own right, Dr. Vázquez was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to work with underrepresented engineering students in enhancing academic success. He is also a panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Vázquez's greatest interest is the "empowering" focus of research on underrepresented student populations in education.  He has published in the areas of acculturation, ethnic identity and educational development, along with developing multicultural training videos used across the country in counseling and psychology programs.  Dr. Vázquez has presented at numerous national conferences and has been an invited speaker at national conventions to address the issues of academic success in underrepresented students of color.  He also facilitated the development of the prescriptive privileges program for psychologists, which led to New Mexico being the first state to pass the law to allow psychologists to prescribe.  Dr. Vazquez was also appointed by Governor Richardson to serve on the Joint Committee on Prescription Privileges for Psychologists, Rules and Regulations to develop the standards of competency collaborations with the medical field.<br /><br />Dr. Vázquez is a member of the American Psychological Association and has served on the Council of Representatives, the Commission on Accreditation, along with being the past president of The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, as well as past-chair of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest for the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Vázquez has received several awards such as a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for visionary leadership in Psychology, American Psychological Association-Division 45 Distinguished Career Contribution to Service and was a USDA Faculty Fellow, Washington, D.C.  He has also received several Excellence in Teaching Awards.  In addition, he has been a consultant to higher education, agencies, and Fortune 500 Companies in their diversity development and policies.<br /><br />The candidate forum will begin at 3 p.m. at the College of Pharmacy, 134-1 Auditorium, with a reception immediately following. Complementary and relocation parking will be available in the Wood Street Parking Structure, with parking coupons available at check-in. The forum will also be webcast live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTaQtfVKW9s<br /><br />We welcome your feedback of the Vice Chancellor for Research candidates and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation form found at the link provided: https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OqR3mzMjW29CUB<br /><br />Additional information about the search for the Vice Chancellor for Research is available online (http://chancellor.uic.edu/search-vice-chancellor-research/vice-chancellor-for-research-candidate-interviews-and-forums/). Thank you in advance for your participation.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Wayne Giles<br />Dean, School of Public Health<br />Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair<br /><br />Peter Nelson<br />Dean, College of Engineering<br />Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:55:02 -0500 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:55:02 -0500 Reduced Service Days 2018 View online [https://massmail.illinois.edu/massmail/28413.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br />April 13, 2018<br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />We are pleased to announce that a program providing additional paid days off during our December/January holidays has been extended to a third straight year.<br /><br />Employees who are eligible for leave benefits will again receive three paid gift days for this year’s Reduced Service Days – on December 27, 28 and 31. Before the program began in 2016, employees had been required to draw from their annual pool of paid time off to be paid for the reduced service days.<br /><br />The program is reflected in the FY 2019 Holiday Schedule that will be distributed to employees this month. Our universities, hospital and clinics, and system offices will follow up with more details, including how to report the gift days and how they can be used on different days by essential employees who must work on December 27, 28 or 31. As in years past, the gift day program will be evaluated after the holidays to determine whether it will be extended.<br /><br />For employees in union-represented bargaining units, paid time off for the holidays is addressed through the required collective bargaining process.<br /><br />Our employees are the foundation of our excellence and our global standing as a go-to destination for students and research discovery. We hope this program illustrates just how much we appreciate everything you do.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen, President, University of Illinois System<br />Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President, University of Illinois System<br />Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Robert Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br />Susan Koch, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Springfield<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 [http://go.illinois.edu/massmailArchive]<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:38:43 -0500 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:38:43 -0500 UIC's All-Alumni Survey <br />Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/uics-all-alumni-survey]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />As the Office of Advancement continues to build UIC’s first alumni association, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reimagine the opportunities we create for alumni to engage with us, and with each other. One of our first steps in creating these opportunities is determining from our alumni what’s important to them. We’ll do this through an all-alumni survey that has just launched.<br /><br />You, as UIC’s faculty and staff, are an important audience in this effort. Those of you who are members of our thriving alumni community should receive emails throughout April with your personalized survey link included. Please take a few moments to share your input.<br /><br />Whether or not you are a graduate, many of you have meaningful relationships with former students. Therefore, we are hoping you’ll join us in spreading the word about the survey. Please share the link below (social media is a great vehicle) and encourage all alumni to participate. The survey will be open through April and can be found here:<br /><br />go.uic.edu/AllAlumniSurvey<br /><br />As a bit of extra encouragement, UIC Athletics is offering two home game tickets to a 2018-2019 basketball game for anyone who completes the survey.<br /><br />Thank you for your help. Please contact the UIC Alumni Association with any questions at uicalumni@uic.edu or 312-413-8272.<br /><br />#UICPROUD<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor for Advancement<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:09:45 -0500 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:09:45 -0500