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 External Awards for UIC Faculty Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0525_faculty_awards.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty:<br /><br />This is the time of year when we typically reach out to the colleges to collect a list of national award recipients to be recognized at the Annual Faculty Awards Reception. This year, we are also asking individual faculty members to submit entries on their own in order to be recognized as major external award recipients at the reception on Thursday, November 9th. To assist the submission process, we have included a list of examples of the types of prominent awards that we are seeking to recognize. <br /><br />Qualifying awards include major national and international awards, such as membership in the National Academies, membership or recognition by a national scholarly organization, a research, teaching, or service award given by a national professional organization, a best paper awarded to a first/senior author by a flagship or A-level journal, a named fellow to a national organization, a novel, nationally recognized scientific discovery, an award honoring contributions to human diversity, an national award honoring a book, film, design, architectural work, artistic work, theatrical work, or other type of work, a national scholarship or academic or research fellowship, such as a Fulbright award.<br /><br />If this information is already collected within a given college, then to avoid asking faculty to report their awards twice, we request that the college Dean’s office submit the information on behalf of the faculty awardees in that college. After the submissions have been reviewed, we will contact the faculty members who are to be recognized.<br /><br />The Faculty Awards Reception is a very important and celebratory event at UIC and we are eager to honor all of the faculty who qualify for an award. Please forward this email to the faculty members in your unit so that they may submit their awards and be recognized. If a Dean or Department Head/Chair is aware of an award that a faculty member has received, the administrator may also make a submission on behalf of the faculty member. Submissions should be made here: [http://bit.ly/2pCzaAn]. For the award description please include the award name, a brief description of the award, and the reason the award was given. Descriptions should be between 50-75 words and should read as one would wish for the award to be presented in a public document, such as an awards booklet. Please note that, if selected, the submitted description may be edited for consistency in the awards booklet.<br /><br />Please submit your external award no later than Friday, June 9th, 2017. If you have questions or concerns, please email Andrew Maybach at [amayba2@uic.edu] directly.<br /><br />We look forward to receiving your submissions and to a wonderful evening honoring our UIC faculty.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Robert Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 25 May 2017 16:30:07 -0500 Thu, 25 May 2017 16:30:07 -0500 Public Safety Update Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0525_public_safety_update.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Last night, a juvenile suspect was arrested in a recent armed robbery that was the subject of a public safety advisory. <br /><br />The 15-year-old suspect was identified by the victim as the offender who stole his money and cell phone at gunpoint on May 24 near S. Morgan St. and W. 14th Pl. The suspect was also identified in other off-campus robberies and charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated robbery.<br /><br />I would like to thank our UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force, the men and women of the UIC Police Department, and our south campus community for their help with the investigation.<br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:36 -0500 Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:36 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Wednesday, May 24, around 7:40 p.m., a man flagged down Chicago Police Department officers near 1410 S. Morgan St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, stated that he had just parked his car when he was approached by a male offender who pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded his money and cell phone. The victim complied and the offender fled westbound on foot and jumped over a fence into a nearby housing complex. The offender is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, wearing a red hoodie. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/5L32C1DTRH42<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 /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Wed, 24 May 2017 20:47:13 -0500 Wed, 24 May 2017 20:47:13 -0500 Evacuation Drill Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0522_evacuation_drill.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />On Tuesday, May 23, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill of the Student Center West building (938 Building - 828 South Wolcott Avenue) at 2 PM.<br /><br />The building will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Heather Jackson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 22 May 2017 09:04:15 -0500 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:04:15 -0500 Search for Director of Athletics Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0519_athletics.html]<br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br />Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />Jim Schmidt, Director of Athletics, recently announced that he will retire from UIC on August 1, 2017, after 36 years of dedicated service building our athletic department. Jim is the longest serving athletic director in UIC’s history, as well as, within the Horizon League. During his tenure, Jim was instrumental in the development of several Flames programs that have consistently experienced regional and national success. UIC Flames have advanced to NCAA postseason competition on 49 occasions, while amassing a total of 80 conference championships. In 2015, Jim was named as the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. <br /><br />We are pleased to inform you of the search for the Director of Athletics. The search committee will be chaired by J. Rex Tolliver, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and will be assisted by Parker Executive Search in our recruiting efforts. As a valued member 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 a colleague for this position, please send the individuals name and contact information to Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director, at Danielparker@parkersearch.com or to Grant Higgison, Associate at Parker Executive Search at ghiggison@parkersearch.com.<br /><br />For fullest consideration, candidates should apply and submit a letter of interest and resume by June 9, 2017. The position description can be found at: [https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=79851&job=director-athletics]<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis, Chancellor<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br />Search Committee Chair<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 18 May 2017 16:03:44 -0500 Thu, 18 May 2017 16:03:44 -0500 Protection of Minors Policy Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0519_pom.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago reaffirms its commitment to providing a safe environment for minors who are participating in UIC programs both on and off campus. The University of Illinois Protection of Minors policy outlines requirements members of the university community must take in order to provide a safe environment. This includes requirements for UIC personnel, UIC volunteers, and UIC contractors.<br /><br />The University developed the Protection of Minors policy and procedures to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect minor children. In order to comply with the provisions of this policy, the campus created Protection of Minors procedures.<br /><br />Individuals working with or responsible for minors are expected to comply with the policy and submit the appropriate documentation in a timely manner.<br /><br />We encourage everyone to review the policy and procedures, which can be found on the UIC HR website: [https://www.hr.uic.edu/protection_of_minors/]<br /><br />If you have any questions, please contact UIC’s Protection of Minors Coordinator, Joanna Wolek, [uicpom@uic.edu]<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg <br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 18 May 2017 15:56:15 -0500 Thu, 18 May 2017 15:56:15 -0500 UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy Resource Guide Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0519_aod.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear UIC Students and Employees:<br /><br />In accordance with federal guidelines, this announcement is provided each semester to inform new students and employees about the UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago has a long-standing commitment to the support and maintenance of a drug-free environment for its students and employees. In keeping with this history, we would like to provide you with a link to the existing UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy, which you will find below.<br /><br />The policy and resource guide was prepared in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. It describes the health risks and legal sanctions associated with alcohol and other drugs. It outlines the University's standard of conduct and disciplinary actions taken against students or employees who violate the standard. It also provides university and community resources to help with a drug or alcohol related problem.<br /><br />The AOD policy represents your University's continued commitment to creating a healthy learning and work environment. To ensure the success of this mission and to meet federal guidelines, this policy will be distributed annually to all UIC students and employees. Please familiarize yourself with the policy by clicking the link below:<br /><br />2016-2017 UIC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy [https://wellnesscenter.uic.edu/docs/AOD_2017.pdf]<br /><br />Students should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 with any questions. Employees should contact UIC Human Resources at (312) 996-0840.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver <br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 18 May 2017 15:51:29 -0500 Thu, 18 May 2017 15:51:29 -0500 Help UIC Police support Special Olympics Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0517_special_olympics.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The UIC Police Department will participate in the “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1651 W. Roosevelt Road on Friday, May 19, from 5 AM to 2 PM.<br /><br />Law enforcement officers from throughout Illinois will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit the Special Olympics. Each guest who makes a donation will receive a free donut. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee. Other items such as Special Olympics Torch Run T-shirts and ball caps will be sold on site.<br /><br />The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $39 million over 30 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. <br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 17 May 2017 14:20:29 -0500 Wed, 17 May 2017 14:20:29 -0500 University of Illinois System realignment Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0517_alignment.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />In August of 2016, President Killeen appointed the University Alignment Implementation Team to make recommendations about moving certain organizational functions to the universities from the central university system. As a result of that process, the first phase of implementation will be to transfer three units from the University of Illinois central administration to UIC. <br /><br />Effective July 1, 2017, UIC Purchasing and the Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) Budget Office will report to Janet Parker, Associate Chancellor for Budget and Resource Planning, and the OBFS Post Award Grants & Contracts will report to Mitra Dutta, Vice Chancellor for Research. <br /><br />Debra Matlock and her purchasing team will continue to be based in the Marshfield Avenue Building, as will Karen McCormack and her grants and contracts team. Michael Moss and his budget staff will be relocated to the 26th floor of University Hall, joining the UIC Budget and Program Analysis staff, before the start of the academic year.<br /><br />The Chicago based OBFS staff have always operated as part of our university business community but they will now be formally integrated into UIC, and we are grateful for their continued service.<br /><br />During the current budget uncertainties in Illinois, both the System and University leadership are committed to ensuring that these units join our campus with sufficient resources to provide the level of service required to support our institution. We are committed to ensuring that the transition is smooth and that the changes enhance our ability to fulfill the University’s teaching, research, community engagement and economic development missions. I ask for your support and assistance as we move to this new operating model. Please join me in extending our gratitude to Avijit Ghosh, CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital, for his leadership as co-chair of the committee, and to Dean of the UIC College of Dentistry, Clark Stanford, for representing UIC on the committee.<br /><br />If you have questions or concerns about the transition, please contact Janet Parker or Michael Ginsburg who serve on the UA/SO Realignment Steering Committee. Please join me in a warm welcome to all the staff members from these three departments to the UIC community. I appreciate everyone’s contributions to strengthening UIC and our mission.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 17 May 2017 12:34:03 -0500 Wed, 17 May 2017 12:34:03 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Tuesday, May 16, at approximately 3 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery that occurred at 1100 South Wood Street, 3rd level of the UIC South Wood Street Parking Structure. The victim, a UIC faculty member, reported that he was approached from behind by two offenders and punched. The offenders then took the keys to his vehicle and fled westbound in the victim’s black 2015 Toyota Camry license plate 4899511. The offenders were described by the victim as two African American males, one with dreadlocked hair and dark clothing. No weapons were seen by the victim or implied by the offenders. <br /><br /> UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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 /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 16 May 2017 16:40:16 -0500 Tue, 16 May 2017 16:40:16 -0500 Safety Advisory Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0517_safety.html<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Warmer weather invariably brings with it an increase in criminal activity in the Chicago area as people spend more time outside of their homes, creating opportunities for criminals. We in the UIC Police Department have taken steps to maintain safety in our area. We also understand that having a partnership with our community is the only way to keep our neighborhood safe. Therefore, we are asking all of you to help the UIC Police by being vigilant and reporting any suspicious or unusual activity to us at 312-355-5555. <br /><br />Below are some crimes trending in the area, not particularly on campus, that you should be aware of and take measures to avoid:<br /><br />Vehicle Thefts – Most of these occur when someone leaves their vehicle running unattended. Please DO NOT leave your vehicle running with the keys in the ignition.<br /><br />Personal Property Thefts – These happen when people leave their personal items unattended and unsecured in public places. Please keep your possessions with you at all times, even when going to the restroom.<br /><br />Bump and Steal – Several auto-theft crews in the Chicago area are bumping the back of another vehicle in traffic with their vehicle. As both drivers get out to check for damage, a second offender jumps into the victim’s vehicle and drives off as the first offender jumps back into his vehicle and does the same. Do not exit your vehicle without first turning it off and taking your keys. <br /><br />UIC Safety Resources<br />Red Car – 312-966-6800<br />Rave Guardian – [https://guardian.uic.edu] <br />UICPD Safety Walks – 312-996-2830 <br /><br />Stay safe, and have a great spring and summer.<br /><br />Kevin L. Booker<br />Chief of Police<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 16 May 2017 16:27:15 -0500 Tue, 16 May 2017 16:27:15 -0500 Emergency response exercises (May 19) Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0516_power_play.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Campus Community,<br /><br />On Friday, May 19, the University of Illinois at Chicago will host “Operation Power Play 2017,” a statewide Homeland Security Exercise. This functional exercise provides an opportunity for agencies within Illinois to take proactive measures to prepare, plan, and exercise for a low probablility, high risk event.<br /><br />Given the current threat environment, training and exercises are critical for maintaining operational readiness, timeliness, and responsiveness with trained first responders and emergency officials.<br /><br />More than 40 federal, state, county, municipal, non-profit and private sector entities will take part in artificially simulated events and activities that include several tornado touchdowns and extreme flooding throughout Illinois.<br /><br />This is not a real-world event.<br /><br />More than 300 participants will be on campus to attend the exercise sponsored by UIC, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the U.S. Army Reserve.<br /><br />The majority of activities will take place in Parking Lot 1A and 1B from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Various agencies will be on-site with command and response vehicles, a demonstration of an Unmanned Aircraft System, and a Civil Air Patrol will conduct simulated damage assessment missions. The campus will maintain normal operations during the exercise.<br /><br />These exercises are vital and allow for multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional planning and coordination. We are honored to host this collaborative event with partners across the state and promote the inclusion of university and college practitioners charged with making their campuses disaster resilient.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Interim, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 16 May 2017 15:37:52 -0500 Tue, 16 May 2017 15:37:52 -0500 Provost's Monthly Office Hours Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0515_office_hours.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,<br /><br />I will be holding office hours on Monday, May 22 from 11:30-1:00 in room 2832 University Hall. All faculty, student, or staff members are welcome to drop in during the 90-minute period to discuss whatever is on their mind. I will continue to hold office hours through the summer during the following dates and times:<br /><br />Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:30<br />Wednesday, July 19, 10:00-11:30<br />Thursday, August 24, 1:00-2:30<br /><br />The dates and times are also posted on my website, [https://provost.uic.edu/provost-office-hours].<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 15 May 2017 09:04:56 -0500 Mon, 15 May 2017 09:04:56 -0500 Do not click on links in email - ransomware spreading There is a particularly virulent form of ransomware spreading across the world that is causing havoc in infected locations.<br /><br />This is a good time to remind everyone to NOT click on links in email or open attachments that you are not expecting, from an unfamiliar or suspicious source. <br /><br />While the exact cause of the infection is unclear at this point, some reports indicate that it is being delivered by a malicious PDF file. Opening/viewing the bad PDF results in the execution of the ransomware on the local computer and any attached file shares. Once installed on a computer, this variant of ransomware also attempts to spread itself to other computers on the local network, exploiting a Microsoft vulnerability that was patched in March. Please make sure all devices running Windows are patched.<br /><br />ACCC Security blocks this type of ransomware exploit from directly entering our network from the internet, but once an infected machine is on the campus network, it can spread to other machines on campus.<br /><br />Once again, please DO NOT open unexpected PDF files or click on links in email. <br /><br />Thank you for your cooperation,<br /><br />Cynthia E. Herrera Lindstrom
<br />Vice Provost for IT and CIO
<br />Exec Director, Academic Computing and Communications Center<br /><br />General Security Line: (312) 413-0003 Option 3 <br />(24hr Network Operations Center, Option 2) officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 12 May 2017 17:06:45 -0500 Fri, 12 May 2017 17:06:45 -0500 CAPE 2017 Nominations Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0511_cape.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award, established in 1988, recognizes the demonstrated excellence of academic professional staff members and affirms our highest regard for the contributions of this important community to UIC. This year, six academic professionals will receive the CAPE Award, which provides a $1,000 permanent increase to the honoree’s salary and a $2,000 one-time cash award. Nominations are welcomed from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff. I also encourage you to resubmit past nominees.<br /><br />The nominating form, procedures, and eligibility criteria are online [http://apac.org.uic.edu/resources/awards-and-recognition-programs/cape/2016capedocuments]. The deadline for nominations and all supporting credentials is noon on June 23, 2017. Awards will be presented November 7th at the UIC Employee Recognition ceremony and reception at the UIC Forum. Details will follow closer to the event.<br /><br />Please contact Ahlam Al-Kodmany, Chair of the 2017 CAPE Selection Committee, at ryyan@uic.edu or 5-6207 with any questions. Information will also be on the APAC website (under Resources/Awards & Recognition) [https://sites.google.com/site/uicapac/home].<br /><br />I look forward to celebrating our outstanding academic professionals this fall.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 11 May 2017 14:01:37 -0500 Thu, 11 May 2017 14:01:37 -0500