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 SPRING 2017 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1202_upass.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />SPRING 2017 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution begins January 4.<br /><br />ID Center<br />Student Services Building (SSB)<br />1200 W. Harrison St. - Suite 1790<br /><br />In order for an existing Ventra U-PASS to be activated on January 4, returning students need to register for a full-time course load for Spring Semester by December 16. If you register late and you use your Ventra U-PASS on trains or buses, you may incur a negative balance, because your U-PASS will not have been loaded for Spring Semester. It may take 3-5 business days after registration to activate your existing Ventra card.<br /><br />Incoming new full-time students must also register for a full-time course load by December 16 in order to pick up a preprinted Ventra U-PASS on January 4. If you register after December 16, a preprinted U-PASS may not be available on January 4. It may take 7-10 business days after registration to receive your new U-PASS.<br /><br />For U-PASS details, visit [http://idcenter.uic.edu/upass.shtml].<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:39 -0600 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:39 -0600 University of Illinois Presidential Fellows View online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/27952.html]<br /><br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the appointment of our newest University of Illinois Presidential Fellows – Professor Antoinette Burton of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor Lisa Lee of the University of Illinois at Chicago.<br /><br />Both are highly respected scholars and will share their talents on a part-time basis over the next year to help build on the U of I System’s long legacy of leadership in the arts and humanities. They will collaborate on an important initiative tied to the next year’s sesquicentennial of the university and the bicentennial of our state that follows in 2018. It will celebrate the System’s rich history of achievement, and reimagine how its world-class programs in the arts and humanities can continue to create social change and lead progress as our nation’s 21st state moves into the 21st century.<br /><br />Their work will inspire us toward the high-aspiration goals of our new Strategic Framework, which seeks to expand scholarship in the arts and humanities that is so critical in our technology driven age – enriching lives and transforming the human experience by forging solutions to complex social challenges.<br /><br />Professor Burton, who joined the Urbana-Champaign faculty in 1999, specializes in the history of Britain and the British Empire, as well as in the history of women and gender. She is a professor of history, the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.<br /><br />Professor Lee is director of the School of Art & Art History at UIC and joined the university in 2006 as director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. A member of UIC’s art history and gender and women’s studies faculty, her research examines museums, critical theory, diversity and cultural sustainability.<br /><br />The Presidential Fellows Program was created this year to tap into our deep pool of faculty talent for critical strategic initiatives that expand our service to students and the public good. Professor Burton and Professor Lee follow our inaugural Presidential Fellow, Professor James D. Anderson, a renowned scholar who worked with me and other university officials on issues of inclusiveness and equality before he was named interim dean of Urbana-Champaign’s College of Education in August.<br /><br />I am grateful to Professor Anderson for his service, and look forward to working with Professor Burton and Professor Lee as they launch new initiatives that are critical to our future.<br /><br />Sincerely,<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 /> <br />©Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:00:09 -0600 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:00:09 -0600 There is Still Time to Participate in #GivingTuesday Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1129_givingtuesday_fs.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />We’ve had an amazing day so far of celebrating UIC. Our incredibly talented and tenacious students, our visionary and passionate alumni and friends and our dedicated and groundbreaking faculty and staff, who make us Chicago’s public research university, have displayed a tremendous outpouring of generosity and appreciation.<br /><br />I was exceptionally proud to make a gift today in honor of #GivingTuesday. It’s how I chose to #FuelTheFlames. I hope you’ve all done your part as well.<br /><br />If not, there is still time.<br /><br />Please join me by contributing online at [http://go.uic.edu/givingtuesday], posting a thank you message to a donor or sharing what makes you UIC proud using #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />Together, we will accomplish great things as Chicago’s public research University.<br /><br />Thank you for your participation!<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Proud UIC Donor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:00:25 -0600 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:00:25 -0600 Campus Preparedness and Awareness Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1128_campus_preparedness.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />Our thoughts are with the Ohio State University community. In light of today’s senseless and tragic event at Ohio State we want to remind our campus community about ongoing efforts to plan and prepare for active threats and emergencies at UIC.<br /><br />Currently, there are no active threats toward our campuses. However, it is extremely important to remember that if someone or something looks out-of-place, report it to the UIC Police Department immediately at (312) 355-5555. Everyone in our community can contribute to and benefit from campus preparedness. This effort is a shared responsibility. The more aware we are of potential threats to our security, the better prepared we can be to counter the threats themselves.<br /><br />The UIC Police Department trains regularly on active threat and shooter scenarios and works frequently with local law enforcement agencies to prepare for possible situations. If you would like to discuss training and preparedness protocols for emergency situations for your department, please contact Michael Landek, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, at Mlandek@uic.edu. <br /><br />In general, how you respond to an active threat will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter. If you find yourself involved in an active situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.<br /><br />EVACUATE. If you can safely leave the building, EVACUATE.<br />EVADE. If you cannot safely leave, find a safe place to EVADE.<br />ENGAGE. If you cannot evacuate safely or cannot evade (or hide), be prepared to ENGAGE for your life.<br />Please be aware of your location and surroundings at all times by making mental notes of the closest evacuation routes, rooms that can be secured or barricaded, and any items that can be used to protect yourself or incapacitate the threat. For more information on protecting yourself during an active threat or other emergency situation on campus visit https://www.ready.uic.edu/emergency_guide<br /><br />You are strongly encouraged to sign up for UIC ALERT a system designed to immediately alert all students, staff and faculty of an emergency affecting the UIC community. Notifications can include text messages, email, social media and alerts posted to the UIC homepage. To receive emergency text messages, sign up at sms.accc.uic.edu. You do not need to re-enroll each year and you can add up to three numbers to receive notifications.<br /><br />The “UIC Emergency Response Guidelines” pocket guide outlines how faculty, staff and students can prepare for and respond to campus emergency situations. To request copies, email uicready@uic.edu. The guide can also be found under the “Emergency Info” button on the UIC mobile app (available as a free download from the Apple store for iOS, or Google Play for Android) or on the UIC mobile website, m.uic.edu.<br /><br />The campus also offers UIC Rave Guardian, a free downloadable campus safety application for smart phones that’s fully accessible to anyone with a UIC ID. The UIC Rave Guardian app is available on iTunes and Google Play and is compatible with iOS (7.0 or later) and Android devices (4.0.3 and up). Members of the UIC community can sign up with their UIC email ID.<br /><br />Maintaining an environment that is free from violence, threats, and harassment is fundamental to protecting our community. We encourage primary prevention, early detection and intervention. Valuable support resources are available to members of the UIC community who are seeking help for themselves or others. For non-emergency situations, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857, the Counseling Center at (312) 996-3490, or Employee Assistance Services at (312) 996-3588.<br /><br />Robert A. Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br />Co-chair, UIC Emergency Operations Policy Committee<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br />Co-chair, UIC Emergency Operations Policy Committee<br /><br />Kevin L. Booker<br />Chief, UIC Police<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:57:22 -0600 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:57:22 -0600 Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1128_givingtuesday_fs.html]<br /> <br />UIC Official Announcement<br /> <br /> <br />Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. We’re looking forward to a day of celebrating all we do collectively to support UIC, Chicago’s public research university. Know that this day includes you, and all the hard work and good you do to exemplify UIC’s mission and values. <br /><br />We’re looking forward to spending the day encouraging students to carry out small acts of appreciation for the impact giving has on their student experiences. Many of you are among the generous donors who create that impact. Tomorrow, we encourage all of you to think about what you appreciate most about UIC. Maybe it’s the education you received here; the research you’re a part of; a community UIC has allowed you to serve; or the talented, tenacious and diverse community we thrive in every day. Whatever it is, we hope you’ll make a contribution that recognizes your experience.<br /><br />This task alone will go a long way to #FuelTheFlames. Combined with the acts of your fellow UIC faculty and staff, students and alumni and friends, we’ll exceed the $89,000 we collectively gave last year for student scholarships and organizations and to support the greatest needs of our students, programs, and faculty across campus. <br /><br />To make your #GivingTuesday donation on-line, visit go.uic.edu/givingtuesday. You can also visit one of our tables tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Student Center East, Student Center West, University Hall or the Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry or Education buildings.<br /><br />We’re excited about #GivingTuesday, and about celebrating all that we do collectively to make UIC Chicago’s public research University. We hope you’ll join in any way you can.<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Proud UIC Donor<br /><br />PS: Join the national #GivingTuesday conversation. Take an “unselfie” telling everyone why you support UIC and post it to social media using the hashtag #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:25:57 -0600 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:25:57 -0600 Free UIC Mugs Tomorrow on #GivingTuesday Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1128_givingtuesday.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />That free UIC mug, and the hot beverage to fill it with, is all yours tomorrow. It’s part of #GivingTuesday, when we’ll celebrate all of our contributions– students included – that make UIC great. <br /><br />These contributions are how we #FuelTheFlames. We’ll be talking about it a lot more tomorrow. But know that faculty, staff, alumni and friends rally around your academic success and work to ensure you have the best possible student experience every day. On this one-day celebration of the act of giving back, we’re hoping you’ll take 30 seconds to pitch in.<br /><br />From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we’ll have tables set up in Student Center East, Student Center West and University Hall, as well as in the Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Education buildings. Make a quick pit stop at one of these tables and perform any of the following tasks to participate in the celebration:<br /><br />Draft a brief thank you letter to a donor<br />Take and post an “unselfie” using #FuelTheFlames<br />Make a suggested donation of $5<br />All of these simple tasks are meaningful displays of your participation in #GivingTuesday. Expressions of gratitude and gifts of all sizes go a long way in not only building a culture of philanthropy on campus, but also contributing to our unique community of talented, tenacious, diverse and passionate students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. And, you’ll march proudly away with your own UIC mug full coffee or hot chocolate. <br /><br />f you can’t make it to a table, visit go.uic.edu/givingtuesday to participate. <br /><br />Thank you for helping us #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Proud UIC Donor<br /><br />PS: Join the national #GivingTuesday conversation. Take an “unselfie” telling everyone why you support UIC and post it to social media using the hashtag #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:24:35 -0600 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:24:35 -0600 Library extends hours for end of the semester Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1123_library.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The University Library begins its extended hours schedule for the end of the semester and finals week on Sunday, November 27.<br /><br />The Richard J. Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, November 27 through 7 p.m. Friday, December 9. During extended hours, only patrons with valid i-cards will be able to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A dedicated Library Shuttle will serve Library patrons from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. every day from Sunday, November 27 (11 p.m.) to Friday, December 9 (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 is open extended hours Sunday, December 4 through Friday, December 16 as follows:<br /><br />Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.<br />Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.<br />Friday: 7 a.m. - midnight (On December 16, <br /> the library will close at 5 p.m.)<br />Saturday: 9 a.m. - midnight<br /><br />Hours for all Library locations are online from the Hours & Locations link for each library at [http://library.uic.edu/libraries].<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:14:34 -0600 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:14:34 -0600 New Position Announcement: Associate Provost/Chief of Staff Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1121_assoc_provost.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />As I indicated in a previous email, I am creating a new position in my office called the Associate Provost and Chief of Staff. This person will be a high-level advisor to me and a participant in the wide-ranging work of academic affairs, including initiatives and special projects, budget, and the myriad other issues that arise in the Provost’s office. This is a great opportunity for a faculty member, or staff member with a terminal degree, who wants to participate directly in the administrative leadership of UIC. The executive director of Extended Campus will report to the Associate Provost, and there is the possibility of other direct reports as well. The Vice Provosts will continue to report directly to me.<br /><br />Dean Astrida Tantillo has graciously agreed to chair the search committee for this position. The other members of the committee are Rosa Cabrera, Kelcie Gauen, Gerald Smith, Renee Taylor, Katherine Vincent, and Rob Winn. The job description will be available at the campus job board and is also on the provost’s website: [https://adminsearches.uic.edu/associate-provost-chief-of-staff/]. Applications are due on January 12, 2017. The position is open to UIC faculty and staff with a terminal degree and will be for a three-year renewable term. <br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:48:06 -0600 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:48:06 -0600 There's a Free UIC Mug in Your Future Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1122_givingtuesday.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />There’s a free UIC mug in your future. And a free hot beverage to fill it with. But you have to do us a simple favor first. It’s all in observation of #GivingTuesday (a national day of giving back) and in celebration of all we do collectively to support UIC, Chicago’s public research University.<br /><br />You may not realize it, but you and your fellow students contribute to UIC by chasing your academic opportunities with astounding tenacity. Your teachers contribute by driving life-changing discovery. Together you uplift communities. And, UIC’s alumni and friends, who came before you, contribute their money back to UIC. This is how we all #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />Last year, more than 600 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends came together to raise $89,000 on #GivingTuesday. You may not realize this either, but those dollars go directly to supporting the people and places all around you. It funds scholarships, travel awards, lab equipment, student organizations and so much more. It’s also a tremendous example of the collective power of giving. <br /><br />This year #GivingTuesday falls on November 29, 2016. We’ll spend that day asking you to spend a little time recognizing the community required to make UIC great, and acknowledging the people whose donations impact your student experiences. These small acts play a big role in how you #FuelTheFlames. We’ll share more on that in the coming days, but it’s also how you’ll earn that mug. <br /><br />It’s important to know that, at the same time, we’ll be asking UIC’s alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students like you to make a gift in support of the UIC area, initiative or cause they’re most passionate about at [http://go.uic.edu/givingtuesday]. At the end of the day, all of us collectively will have played an important part in making a tremendous impact at our university.<br /><br />Visit [http://givingtuesday.uic.edu] and follow #FuelTheFlames to learn more.<br /><br />Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for helping us #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Proud UIC Donor<br /><br />P.S. Join the #GivingTuesday conversation on November 29th. Share your thoughts on-line about the importance of giving back and follow #FuelTheFlames to see why others support UIC and are thankful for their UIC experience.<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:34:24 -0600 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:34:24 -0600 UIC Gets Ready for #GivingTuesday Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1122_givingtuesday_fs.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />How do you #FuelTheFlames? That’s what we’re asking this year as we prepare to observe #GivingTuesday and celebrate all that we do collectively to support UIC, Chicago’s public research University.<br /><br />Our students #FuelTheFlames by chasing their academic opportunities with astounding tenacity. Faculty drive life-changing discovery. Staff work hard every day to support a thriving university. Together we uplift communities. Many of you among our staff and faculty also give back to UIC.<br /><br />Last year, more than 600 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, came together to raise $89,000 on #GivingTuesday. These gifts go directly to supporting the greatest needs of our students, programs and faculty, whether it be scholarships, travel awards, lab equipment or student organizations. They’re also a tremendous example of the collective power of giving. <br /><br />This year #GivingTuesday falls on November 29, 2016. We’ll spend that day encouraging students to spend just a little time recognizing the community required to make UIC great, and acknowledging how philanthropy impacts their student experiences. These small acts play a big role in how they #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />We’re asking for a little of your time as well. Consider the area, initiative or cause you’re most passionate about at UIC and make a gift to support it. At the end of the day, you’ll have played an important part in making a tremendous impact.<br /><br />To make your gift count for #GivingTuesday, visit [http://go.uic.edu/givingtuesday] and donate on-line to an area of UIC that you are most passionate about supporting. <br /><br />Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for helping us #FuelTheFlames.<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Proud UIC Donor<br /><br />P.S. Join the #GivingTuesday conversation on November 29th. Share your thoughts on-line about the importance of giving back and follow #FuelTheFlames to see why others support UIC and are thankful for their UIC experiences.<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:30:25 -0600 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:30:25 -0600 New Video Series: UI Health News with Dr. Barish View online [http://hospital.uillinois.edu/about-ui-health/ui-health-leadership/ui-health-news]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at UIC is excited to introduce the UI Health News video series with Dr. Robert Barish!<br /><br />As VCHA, Dr. Barish oversees the seven UIC health science colleges, the UI Health Hospital and Clinics, and the 12 Mile Square Health Centers throughout Chicago. The UI Health News video series provides an outlet for him to share with all UI Health employees the latest news and updates from the health system.<br /><br /><br /><br />In the inaugural video, Dr. Barish recognizes a few of UI Health’s highlights during 2016:<br /><br />The new role of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs since the start of the calendar year<br /><br />The rebranding of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System as “UI Health”<br />UI Health’s recent high marks in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings<br /><br />The nationally recognized “Better Health Through Housing” program<br />The opening of the new Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West<br /><br /><br /><br />UI Health News will bring increased awareness to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs while providing transparent, direct updates between UI Health leadership and employees. Future videos will showcase interviews with physicians and researchers at UI Health, in addition to leaders in our local community.<br /><br /><br /><br />Watch the video: [http://hospital.uillinois.edu/about-ui-health/ui-health-leadership/ui-health-news] officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:00:02 -0600 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:00:02 -0600 State Healthcare Update View online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/27950.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />This week, the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) declared an impasse in the state’s protracted contract negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The board’s unanimous decision has implications for the University of Illinois System because healthcare costs for our faculty and staff are established based on terms negotiated in the state's AFSCME contract.<br /><br />The impact of the ILRB’s decision is still unknown because a written ruling has not yet been issued and may not be available until next week. It could open the door for the state to implement its final bargaining offer, which may increase employee healthcare costs. However, AFSCME is asking the state to restart negotiations, and has publicly indicated that it anticipates appealing the ILRB ruling in state court. Therefore, these issues may not be resolved for many months. <br /><br />Although the labor board ruling may be a noteworthy step in the process, it is impossible to predict with any certainty the end result and impact on University employee healthcare costs during this lengthy ongoing litigation and negotiation process.<br /><br />In the meantime, U of I System leaders continue to voice concerns to state leaders, including advocating on behalf of faculty and staff about the state’s claim payment delay [https://uofi.illinois.edu/blog/view/1418/419436]. Our efforts have helped spur some progress on dental claims [https://uofi.illinois.edu/blog/view/1418/414218], and we continue to vigorously oppose the state’s suggestion that it may collect premiums retroactively [https://illinois.edu/blog/view/1418/358204]. These advocacy efforts will continue.<br /><br />I hope you will join our advocacy efforts [https://app7.vocusgr.com/WebPublish/Controller.aspx?SiteName=UnivILAlumni&Definition=ContactLegislators&IssueID=3109], and I will continue to update you as the process unfolds. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim<br /><br /><br /><br />For more information: <br /><br />November 16, 2016, Chicago Tribune story [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-afscme-labor-board-met-20161115-story.html]<br /><br />Q & A from this summer’s Healthcare Information Sessions [https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/pdf/benefits/HealthcareQA.pdf]<br /><br />State Healthcare Update Webpage [https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/state_healthcare_update]<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 /> <br /><br />©Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:35:05 -0600 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:35:05 -0600 Public Safety Advisory ALL CLEAR on the Eisenhower expressway, I-290. officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:52:55 -0600 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:52:55 -0600 UIC Urgent Message Police investigation on I-290, traffic rerouted at Racine. Avoid area. emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:35:44 -0600 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:35:44 -0600 University Commitment and Resources Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_1115_commitment.html]<br /><br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,<br /><br />The events of the past week have come with mixed emotions for many of you. We want you to know that UIC remains steadfast in its commitment to creating and sustaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering an environment of mutual respect among all members.<br /><br />Today, we reaffirm the University's commitment to access, equity, inclusion and nondiscrimination. Critical to this commitment is the work of several offices on campus that provide resources to help you be safe and successful. If you have questions, need someone to talk to, or a place to express yourself, you should consider contacting these offices:<br /><br />* Office for Access and Equity (OAE). OAE is responsible for assuring campus compliance in matters of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination in the academic and work environment. OAE also offers Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) to assist with conflict in the workplace not involving unlawful discrimination matters.<br /><br />* UIC Counseling Center. The UIC Counseling Center is a primary resource providing comprehensive mental health services that foster personal, interpersonal, academic, and professional thriving for UIC students. <br />Student Legal Services. UIC’s Student Legal Services (SLS) is a full-service law office dedicated to providing legal solutions for currently enrolled students.<br /><br />* Office of Diversity. The Office of Diversity leads strategic efforts to advance access, equity, and inclusion as fundamental principles underpinning all aspects of university life. It initiates programs that promote an inclusive university climate, partner with campus units to formulate systems of accountability, and develop links with the local community and alumni groups. <br /><br />* Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change. The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) are a collaborative group of seven centers with distinct histories, missions, and locations that promote the well-being of and cultural awareness about underrepresented and underserved groups at UIC.<br /><br />* UIC Dialogue Initiative. The UIC Dialogue Initiative seeks to build an inclusive campus community where students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed in their identities, valued for their contributions, and feel their identities can be openly expressed.<br />Through whatever changes await us, as a learning community we have a special obligation to ensure that our conversations and dialogues over the next weeks and months respect our varied backgrounds and beliefs.<br /><br /><br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />Caryn Bills<br />Associate Chancellor of the Office of Access and Equity<br /><br />Tyrone Forman<br />Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:22:04 -0600 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:22:04 -0600