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 INVITATION: Researcher, Scholar and Inventor of the Year Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/invitation-researcher-scholar-and-inventor-of-the-year]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and the 2017 Inventor of the Year. These awards recognize and celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who advance knowledge as well as inspire and promote continued excellence in research and scholarship at UIC.<br /><br />The OVCR and the OTM would like to thank the campus community for the wealth of compelling nominations submitted for the Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards as well as the Inventor of the Year awards, which are a testimony to the depth and range of scholarly excellence at UIC.<br /><br />In honor of the recipients of the UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Award and the Inventor of the Year, an awards ceremony and reception will be held on February 7, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Michele M. Thompson Rooms of the UIC Student Center West at 828 South Wolcott Avenue.<br /><br />To RSVP for the award ceremony, or for more information, please go to http://research.uic.edu/roy/rsvp.<br /><br />For questions about the ceremony, please contact Jacqueline Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu.<br /><br />Researcher and Scholar of the Year<br /><br />The Distinguished Researcher award will be given this year to five UIC faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their respective fields of expertise. The Rising Star awards for 2017 go to three UIC early career scholars who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their field.<br /><br />The 2017 honorees are:<br /><br />Basic Life Sciences<br /><br />Distinguished: Papasani Subbaiah Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine<br />One of the leading experts in the field of lipid research and lipidomics, Dr. Subbaiah’s work spans multiple critical health areas including atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other neuro-inflammatory diseases. His impressive list of over 120 publications demonstrates not only Dr. Subbaiah’s brilliant scientific achievements, but also underscores his ability to contribute to fruitful collaborations and share his scientific acumen with others. His skill in obtaining funding was critical to establishing the Lipid Mass Spectrometry core at UIC, thus ensuring we remain at the forefront of research in lipidomics capabilities. It is for all these contributions over his career that Dr. Subbaiah has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 UIC Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award in the field of Basic and Life Sciences.<br /><br />Rising Star: Terry Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and Department of Chemistry, College of Pharmacy<br />At this still early stage of his career, Dr. Moore has earned an outstanding reputation as a highly respected, productive and skillful researcher focused on developing chemical probes that target an important, yet understudied, group of drug targets – transcription factors, which are proteins regulating gene expression. This work on developing inhibitors of protein-protein interactions, with a focus on nuclear receptor/steroid receptor coactivator interactions, has great promise as a class of drug targets for cancer therapy. In addition to his awards for teaching, Dr. Moore has received significant external funding, with one of his NIH proposals scoring in the 3rd percentile, an almost unheard of achievement. Dr. Moore’s career trajectory has been exemplary, and he is well worthy of the honor of being named the 2017 UIC Rising Star Researcher of the Year Award in the field of Basic and Life Sciences.<br /><br />Clinical Sciences<br /><br />Distinguished: Richard Novak, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine<br />Dr. Novak has played a transforming role in altering the paradigm of how HIV is treated. For the past 20 years, his scholarship has focused on developing preventive vaccines, and under his leadership, the UIC site obtained the highest enrollment of high-risk women for HIV preventive vaccine trials in the western hemisphere. As a pillar of the research community, Dr. Novak has chaired multiple committees and participated in numerous study sections both internal to UIC and externally for federal funding agencies. A prolific author with over 100 publications in leading journals, Dr. Novak is well recognized for his excellent scholarship and ground-breaking scientific investigations. He is exactly the type of accomplished, well-respected colleague the Researcher/Scholar of the Year Award was designed to honor and we are pleased to name him as the 2017 UIC Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award winner in the field of Clinical Sciences.<br /><br />Rising Star: Maria Argos, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health<br />Dr. Maria Argos embodies the definition of a ‘rising star’. Since her arrival at UIC in 2014, she has developed a network of collaborators and been credited with having ‘a general energizing effect on research efforts’ broadly across the health science campus. For example, Dr. Argos has played a leadership role in the All of Us Research Program, an ambitious NIH funded effort to assess differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics as they pertain to a variety of health outcomes. She was an important member of the leadership development team for the recently awarded P30 Chicago Center for Health and Environment (CACHET) Center grant in collaboration with the University of Chicago. Her significant contributions to her field(s) of research, her outreach to the broader community through her service commitments, publications and invited talks, coupled with her exemplary record of securing external funding make her a true rising star and a deserving recipient of the 2017 UIC Rising Star Researcher of the Year Award in the field of Clinical Sciences.<br /><br />Social Sciences<br /><br />Distinguished: Kimberly Lawless Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology<br />Throughout the course of her professional career, Dr. Lawless’ research has led the way in transforming education systems and practices through the innovative use of technology, particularly in K-12 settings. Her inter-disciplinary research agenda spans the fields of education, psychology and technology, including the emerging area of digital literacy and demonstrates ‘the positive impact learning with and through technology can have on all students, including students in struggling, often under-resourced, urban contexts’. The importance of her work has made a significant and lasting difference in the lives of thousands of students, teachers and educational professionals, not only in Chicago, but across the world. It is for this reason that she has been named the 2017 UIC Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the field of Social Sciences.<br /><br />Rising Star: Dima Mazen Qato, PharmD, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy<br />The term ‘pharmacy deserts’ has been coined to identify the lack of accessibility to medication in poor and minority communities, which is particularly relevant to the current national conversation on systematic racial and ethnic health disparities. It was the work of Dr. Qato that not only opened the discussion in both the academic and popular press on the impact of pharmacy closures in urban areas, but also identified evidence that older adults are using increasing numbers of prescription drugs, often in potentially deadly medication combinations. Dr. Qato’s profound commitment to improving public health, medication safety and health disparities through her extraordinary scholarship make her particularly well positioned to be named the 2017 UIC Rising Star Researcher of the Year in the field of Social Sciences.<br /><br />NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING:<br /><br />Distinguished: Isabel Cruz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering<br />Dr. Cruz has played a key role in making the City of Chicago a leader in implementing the “Smart City” program, a new means of allowing city administrators to use analytics to direct limited government resources efficiently. Working in the field of Big Data, at the intersection of databases and information systems, the novelty of Dr. Cruz’s work lies in the combination of the conventional geospatially-based and semantically-based controls with collaboration-based control. Applying her innovative filter-and-prune data mining techniques to reduce the number of patterns extracted from large data sets, while at the same time retaining their predictive ability, she has made it possible to analyze large data sets in fields as seemingly diverse as crime statistics and weather patterns, and identify causal relationships. This groundbreaking research has resulted in Professor Cruz being named the 2017 UIC Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the field of Natural Sciences and Engineering.<br /><br />Rising Star: No award given<br />Arts and Humanities<br /><br />Distinguished: Lennard Davis, PhD, Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />As a founder and leader in the field of Disability Studies, Dr. Davis’s publications comprise a library of the most important essays and ideas in this area, and through his role as editor of several key publications, he has exercised extraordinary influence over rethinking societal assumptions about normalcy. His publication, Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disability Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights (Beacon Press, 2015), a landmark history of the ADA and its wide-ranging impact, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2015, in recognition of his contributions to the field of Disability Studies, Dr. Davis was honored with an invitation to The White House to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. In recognition of his leadership in the field of Disability Studies, Dr. Davis has been selected to receive the UIC Distinguished Scholar of the Year Award in the field of Arts and Humanities for 2017.<br /><br />Rising Star: No award given<br />For questions regarding these awards, please contact Mary Frances Miley at mileym@uic.edu.<br /><br />Inventor of the Year<br /><br />The Inventor of the Year Award honors an outstanding inventor or team of inventors at the University of Illinois at Chicago who have contributed to the development of intellectual property that significantly impacts their field and society. The award is given based on the criteria of creativity, novelty, and the commercial benefit to society.<br /><br />2017 Winner: Sandeep Jain, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, College of Medicine<br /><br />Dr. Jain has worked tirelessly to bring new treatments for ocular diseases through the commercialization process. His innovative technology, brimonidine eyedrops, received Orphan Drug designation by the FDA, and he is currently spearheading the protocol development necessary for this technology to enter Phase II clinical trials. Earlier this year, Dr. Jain received a UIC Proof of Concept award to aid in further development of his DNase I eye drop technology, a treatment for ocular GVHD and for dry eye disease. Because of his hard work and commitment, this new technology is set to enter Phase I/II clinical trials. Finally, Dr. Jain has formed a startup company, ADVAITE, and recently submitted a Small Business Technology Transfer application to the NIH to support further development of treatments for ocular diseases.<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, 11 Jan 2018 09:54:45 -0600 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:54:45 -0600 Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/associate-chancellor-and-vice-provost-for-diversity]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />We are very pleased to announce that after a competitive national search, Dr. Amalia Pallares will become the new Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity at UIC, effective February 19, 2018, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.<br /><br />Dr. Pallares is a Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UIC, where she has been on the faculty for 22 years. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Texas. She studies social movements in Latin America and in the U.S., focusing on the relationship between movements’ strategies and the collective construction of political identity and meaning. Dr. Pallares is the author or editor of several books and other publications, including Family Activism: Immigrant Struggles and the Politics of Noncitizenship (2014) and From Peasant Struggles to Indian Resistance (2002). Dr. Pallares has engaged in academic program building, fundraising, and issues affecting underrepresented students and faculty. Previous administrative positions include Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2006-2008) and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (1998).<br /><br />Dr. Pallares will direct the Office of Diversity and be responsible for overseeing and guiding the units in that office; facilitating campus-wide efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion; and engaging the wider community around these issues. She will serve as an advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on many campus issues and initiatives.<br /><br />We would like to thank the members of the search committee and its co-chairs, Dr. Teresa Córdova and Dr. Jane Rhodes for their commitment to this important process and its successful completion. We also thank Dr. Charu Thakral, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, for doing an outstanding job as interim Vice Provost over the past six months. Dr. Thakral’s service to the office and the university has been exemplary.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:03 -0600 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:03 -0600 Chief executive officer, UI Hospital and Clinics Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/chief-executive-officer-ui-hospital-and-clinics]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />I am very pleased to announce that Michael Zenn, MBA, will become Chief Executive Officer of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics effective February 1, 2018, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.<br /><br />The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is a $1 billion enterprise and requires a leader who understands our patient care, research and educational missions and is committed to the hospital’s continued financial success. Mr. Zenn has served in various positions in hospital operational and financial management for more than 30 years. He has been Chief Financial Officer of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics since 2015.<br /><br />During his tenure at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, Mr. Zenn has had proven success managing the enterprise’s finances and initiatives. He led efforts to significantly improve our revenue cycle, restructure our capital planning process and develop our five-year capital plan, and has sponsored our very critical Integrated Information Infrastructure project to select and implement a new information technology platform.<br /><br />Prior to joining the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, Mr. Zenn served as an engagement partner at Tatum, LLC in Chicago – a national professional services firm in the health care industry. He has additionally served in various roles in the executive administration teams of Northwest Community Healthcare and Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., and of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. Mr. Zenn earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.<br /><br />The mission of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is to advance health care to improve the health of our patients and communities, promote health equity and develop the next generations of health care leaders. I am confident that Mike Zenn has the skill, experience, and dedication necessary to lead us to advance this critical mission.<br /><br />I would like to thank the members of the search committee, led by chair Jerry Bauman, recently retired Dean of the UIC College of Pharmacy, for the commitment of their time and dedication to this important process.<br /><br />I hope you will join me in welcoming Mike Zenn to his new role at the hospital.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:50:51 -0600 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:50:51 -0600 UIC Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/?p=62338]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear UIC Faculty, Staff, and Students:<br /><br />Each year the University of Illinois at Chicago commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please join us for the following two commemorative events:<br /><br />On January 15, 2018, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Participants volunteer from 3-5 hours at sites around Chicago. View site details and register to participate at http://go.uic.edu/mlksignup.<br /><br />On January 18, 2018, UIC will welcome Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, as the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Ceremony at 5:30 pm at the UIC Forum. Doors for the event will open at 5:00 pm. The Peace Ceremony is open to the public. RSVP for the Peace Ceremony here.<br /><br />For more information on the MLK Day of Service please contact the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at 312-996-4501 or email Maux Sullivan at msulli9@uic.edu. For more information on the MLK Peace Ceremony please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 312-413-5070 or email at StudentInvolvement@uic.edu.<br /><br />We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Rex Tolliver<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:43:17 -0600 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:43:17 -0600 Snow and Ice Removal on Campus Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/snow-and-ice-removal-on-campus]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />The winter season is upon us, and Facilities Management wants you to know that during snow and ice storms we will work to keep the campus open and accessible.<br /><br />During and after a winter storm, crews will work diligently to clear the building entrances, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. Depending on weather conditions (a heavy snow, blowing wind, ice, and the timing of the storm), it may take a few days to completely clear the campus. Priority is always given to the hospital and ambulatory care areas, ADA entrances and parking spaces for persons with disabilities, emergency routes, and public walkways.<br /><br />Use the 24/7 phone number, 5-SNOW (312-355-7669) to report any snow- or ice-related problems on campus. Please provide the following information: location; time; and a phone number or e-mail address for follow-up, if desired.<br /><br />Your patience and consideration are appreciated while our crews do their best to clear the snow and ice.<br /><br />Michael Landek <br />Executive Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:53:54 -0600 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:53:54 -0600 Tax Bill Update Dear faculty, staff and students:<br /><br />As President Trump prepares to receive new tax reform legislation approved today by Congress, I am grateful for our combined efforts to steer the final bill away from proposals that would have been damaging to our students, our employees and our power as an engine of progress.<br /><br />The University of Illinois System and our universities were vigorously engaged in recent weeks as legislators drafted changes to the tax code and then worked to reconcile differences in bills approved by the House and Senate.<br /><br />Thanks to those system-wide efforts and your support, our voices added to many across the nation, and the final bill protects several key provisions of current law that help make higher education more affordable and accessible. The bill maintains the tax-free status of tuition waivers for graduate students, and preserves current deductions for interest on student loans. It also retains the Lifelong Learning Credit and the ability of universities to provide tax-free tuition assistance for employees and their dependents.<br /><br />Unfortunately, the bill also includes other provisions that will increase costs for universities, and may make it more difficult to raise the private gifts that are now so crucial to support our students, our academic programs and our research. You can read more about these and other provisions here (https://www.chronicle.com/article/Final-Tax-Bill-Would-Spare/242075).<br /><br />I hope you will stay engaged in the coming year as the U of I System continues to champion the interests of our students and our universities, both in Washington and in Springfield. My thanks again for your support, and I wish you all a peaceful and joyous holiday season.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:49:01 -0600 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:49:01 -0600 2017 Holiday Building Closing Schedule The Holiday Building Closing Schedule and the Unit Holiday and Intersession Schedule are now online (http://www.uic.edu/depts/avcad). These schedules include the most recent information provided to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services by UIC departments. Please contact the Facilities Customer Support Team at 312-996-2173 or 312-996-7511 if your department has any changes to these schedules. Updates will be made as they are received.<br /><br />The Holiday Building Closing Schedule provides the most up-to-date list of buildings and the accessibility status beginning December 22 through January 1.<br /><br />The Unit Holiday and Intersession Schedule provide unit operating hours for the period beginning December 22 through January 1.<br /><br />Employees who have keycard access to their building will have access during the period December 22 through January 1. Employees who do not have keycard access and need to work on those days should have their supervisors send the required information to Building Access Control (x3-5125) to activate their I-cards for those days. Employees without keycards can call UIC Police (x6-2830) for access. Please send the police those employees’ names as soon as possible. Employees not on the list may be denied access.<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:43:07 -0600 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:43:07 -0600 UIC Transportation Holiday and Intersession Schedule 2017/2018 A reduced schedule for Campus Transportation Services will be implemented for the period of Sunday, December 17, 2017, through Saturday, January 6, 2018.<br /><br />Intra-campus Shuttle:<br /><br />Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - 30 minute service; two buses.<br /><br />Monday-Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - 60 minute service; reduced to one bus.<br /><br />Weekend/Holiday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - 60 minute service; reduced to one bus.<br /><br />The Holiday Intra-campus Route will be observed on December 25, 26 and January 1, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - 60 minute service; reduced to one bus.<br /><br />The Intra-campus Bus Service will resume its regular service schedule on January 7, 2018.<br /><br />Semester Express: No Service<br /><br />Library Shuttle: No Service<br /><br />RED CAR/OFF-HOUR PARATRANSIT SERVICE:  Will be reduced to two vehicles.<br /><br />Red Car/Off-Hour Paratransit Service hours are 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every day.  The telephone number M-Th for Off-Hour Paratransit service is 312-996-6800.<br /><br />PARATRANSIT SERVICE: Regular Schedule<br /><br />Paratransit Service between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. M-F:  please contact the UIC Transportation Department at 312-996-2842.<br /><br />Paratransit Service on Saturdays and/or Sundays:  scheduled requests must be made by 11:00 p.m. the Friday prior.<br /><br />Emergency/On-Demand Rides will be dispatched from 11:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Monday via the call center relay: 312-996-2842. officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:26:04 -0600 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:26:04 -0600 Holiday Wishes <br /> <br />Click here to see this online [http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/150572.html]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Holiday Wishes<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Roberta and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes for health and happiness in 2018. We hope the season brings you joy, refreshment, and treasured times with family and friends.<br /><br />We have created a short video message celebrating the season, and I hope you will join us in reflecting on a successful year.<br /><br />Our thanks and our thoughts are with you and the entire University of Illinois System family.<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:03 -0600 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:03 -0600 Spring 2018 U-PASS Distribution Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/spring-2018-u-pass-distribution]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Spring 2018 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution begins January 10, 2018.<br /><br />UIC ID Center<br />Student Services Building (SSB)<br />Suite 1790<br />1200 W. Harrison St.<br /><br />In order for an existing Ventra U-PASS to activate on January 10, 2018, returning students will need to register for a full-time course load for the Spring Semester by December 31, 2017. Please be aware that if you register late and you use your Ventra U-PASS on trains or buses, you may end up with a negative balance because your U-PASS has not been loaded for the spring semester. It may take three to five business days to activate your existing Ventra card after registration.<br /><br />Incoming new full-time students must also register for a full-time course load by December 31, 2017, in order to pick up a preprinted Ventra U-PASS on January 10, 2018. If registration occurs after December 31, 2017, a preprinted U- PASS may not be available for new students at distribution on January 10, 2018. It may take seven to ten business days to receive your U-PASS after registration. <br /><br />For U-PASS details, visit http://idcenter.uic.edu/cta-u-pass.<br /><br />Please note that during Winter Break, your U-PASS will function as a regular Ventra card which means regular price fares and transfers will be deducted. For details on U-PASS functions when school is not in session, visit http://www.transitchicago.com/upass.<br /><br />The ID Center is a department of Student 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 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:04 -0600 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:04 -0600 Reminder: Dr. Michael Redding’s life celebration Click here to see this online [http://uofi.uic.edu/emailer/newsletter/148958.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Chancellor Michael Amiridis invites you to attend a celebration of Dr. Michael Redding’s life and achievements.<br /><br /> Michael Redding<br /><br />Tuesday, December 12, at 11 a.m.<br /><br />Student Center East Illinois Rooms<br /><br />750 South Halsted, Chicago<br /><br /> <br /><br />Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in attending, including faculty, staff, students and colleagues in Chicago and beyond.<br /><br />Join us as we remember Dr. Redding, UIC Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Please RSVP to jmeza@uic.edu official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:38:16 -0600 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:38:16 -0600 Update to Year-end Tax Statements Process for Tax Year 2017 Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/update-to-year-end-tax-statements-process-for-tax-year-2017]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />To help you prepare for the annual processing of Year-End Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C), this message gives you important information about:<br /><br />1. Electronic process for Forms W-2, 1042-S and the new electronic process for Form 1095-C<br /><br />2. Consent process for electronic access<br /><br />3. Address requirement for mailing of forms<br /><br />4. Where to find additional information<br /><br />This email message applies to anyone who is or has been an employee of the University of Illinois during tax year 2017. If you were NOT an employee during tax year 2017, please disregard this message.<br /><br />=================================================<br /><br />1. ELECTRONIC PROCESS FOR FORM W-2, 1042-S, & 1095-C =================================================<br /><br />Again this year the University is pleased to offer the option of accessing your Forms W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically. Last year over 47,000 employees chose to receive their W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically. The consent process for calendar year 2017 is open through January 16, 2018 @ 10:59 P.M. CST<br /><br />If You Previously Consented:<br /><br />You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2017 Form W-2 and/or 1095-C electronically, if you previously consented for both documents. You will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January, indicating your Form W-2 and/or 1095-C is available online and giving you instructions on how to access it. If You Are a Foreign National (Non-Resident Alien) Employee: You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2017 Form W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically, if you previously consented for both documents. If you previously consented to receive only your Form W-2 electronically, you will need to also consent for electronic access to your Form 1042-S. You will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January, indicating your Form W-2 and/or 1042-S is available online and giving you instructions on how to access it.<br /><br />If You Wish to Receive Your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C Electronically:<br /><br />If you have not previously agreed to receive your information electronically, you can provide consent at any time through January 16, 2018 @ 10:59 P.M. CST. See section 2 (Consent Process for Electronic Access) below for details. If you DO NOT consent individually to receive your W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically by January 16, 2018 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, you will receive a printed Form W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C by regular mail.<br /><br />Benefits of accessing your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C online include:<br /><br />You will have access to your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C earlier than the distribution of mailed copies.<br />Your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C is always available to you for secure, convenient, and timely access.<br />Because you are retrieving your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically from a secured website, you need not worry that the form will be lost in the mail or stolen from your mailbox and used for identity theft.<br />Duplicates are just a few clicks away, even as late as April 14 or 15.<br />**2FA for tax year 2017**<br /><br />The University of Illinois System implemented 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance and strengthen the protocols for securing sensitive data, including personal data for University employees. If you consent to retrieve your electronic forms, you can still access your W-2, 1042-S and/or 1095-C from on campus without using 2FA. 2FA is required when you access your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C from home or an off-campus computer.<br /><br />If you have not already done so, please enroll in 2FA as soon as possible. You can set up 2FA from any on-campus University network computer (such as your work computer or a department computer) by visiting https://verify.uillinois.edu/.<br /><br />This extra security step will allow you the ability to retrieve your personal tax form(s) from an off-campus network. Completing your 2FA enrollment now will both secure your information and help you avoid inconveniences later.<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />2. CONSENT PROCESS FOR ELECTRONIC ACCESS<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />If you wish to receive your Form W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically, you must provide consent using the NESSIE application through January 16, 2018 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, by following the steps below:<br /><br />1. Go to the System HR website at https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/<br /><br />2. Select the ‘Pay’ tab.<br /><br />3. Click the link ‘W-2/1042-S/1095-C Tax Statement.’<br /><br />4. Click the ‘Access Tax Forms’ green button.<br /><br />5. Log in using your NetID and password.<br /><br />6. Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or create one.<br /><br />7. Click ‘Submit.’<br /><br />8. Click ‘Continue.’<br /><br />9. On the Online Tax Forms page, click ‘Consent/Withdraw Consent’ to reach instructions.<br /><br />10. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the form to provide consent:<br /><br />(a) Select the form you would like to consent for (W-2/1042-S/1095-C).<br /><br />(b) Enter the consent code. (Click on the consent code link to retrieve the code. This is necessary since it mimics the functionality used to retrieve the W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically.)<br /><br />(c) Enter the email address where you want to receive your notification regarding retrieval of your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C. This does not need to be your University e-mail.<br /><br />(d) Re-enter your email address.<br /><br />11. Click the ‘Consent’ button.<br /><br />After you submit this information, you will receive an email from the University of Illinois to the designated email address indicating you have consented to receive your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C electronically. If you have consented to receive your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C electronically, you will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January indicating that your form(s) are available online and giving you instructions on how to access it.<br /><br />If you DO NOT follow the steps above and do not consent to receive your Form W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically by January 16, 2018 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, your Form W-2, 1042-S and/or 1095-C will be mailed on January 31, 2018 to the mailing address listed on NESSIE as of December 31, 2017.<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />3. ADDRESS REQUIREMENT FOR MAILING OF FORMS<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />The University of Illinois contracts the services of JAT Software for the annual mailing of Form W-2, Form 1042-S (for Foreign Nationals), and Form 1095-C. Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C will be mailed to the ‘mailing address’ listed on the employee’s Personal Information tab in NESSIE as of December 31, 2017. If you do not have an active mailing address, the form(s) will be sent to your listed home/permanent address. Form W-2/1042-S/1095-C cannot be ‘forwarded’ in the event the mailing address is incorrect and will be returned to the University Payroll & Benefits office. For Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C mailing purposes, you can change your mailing address in NESSIE until December 31, 2017 (see section 4, Additional Information to find address change instructions).<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION<br /><br />=============================================<br /><br />Additional information, including the Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C reissue process, a list of frequently asked questions, and how to change your address in NESSIE can be found on the University Payroll and Benefits website at the following links:<br /><br />Reissue Process and FAQs (via the Tax Information section)<br /><br />(https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/payroll/tax-information/w-2/#reissuew2)<br /><br />Change of Address Instructions (via the Address Change section) (http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/payroll/address-change/)<br /><br />You can also access this information through the OBFS Home Page at: (www.obfs.uillinois.edu). Click Payroll and Benefits on the main page, and then click on the links on the left (Address Change, for example) or on other specific topics under the Tax Information link, including FAQs and Reissued W-2s.<br /><br />NOTE: Because some email programs split long addresses (URLs), you may not be able to reach the desired pages by clicking on the links above. Try copying all the text between the parentheses into your browser’s address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL. If you have other questions about the Form W-2, Form 1042-S, or Form 1095-C process, please contact your University Payroll & Benefits Customer Service Center.<br /><br />Phone:<br /><br />UIUC: 217-265-6363<br /><br />UIC: 312-996-7200<br /><br />UIS: 217-206-7144<br /><br />Email: payinq@uillinois.edu<br /><br /> <br /><br />Jim Davito<br />Executive Director, University Payroll & Benefits<br />payinq@uillinois.edu<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:35:10 -0600 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:35:10 -0600 Message from the Chancellor Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />I write today to announce the appointment of Theresa E. Mintle as Interim Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs, effective December 11, 2017, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. As Interim Vice Chancellor, she will have oversight of Public Affairs, Marketing and Brand Management, Government Relations, Digital Communications and Community Relations.<br /><br />Ms. Mintle most recently served as President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and she brings to UIC over 30 years of experience in government and government affairs-related positions. Her roles have included positions as legislative assistant in Washington, D.C., as mayoral aide and liaison to the Chicago City Council, as chief-of-staff at the Chicago Transit Authority Board and as chief-of-staff to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She has also served in executive positions with the Aspen Institute in Chicago and as program director of the Commercial Club's Chicago Metropolis 2020 program. In other nonprofit roles, she co-chaired the Little Company of Mary Hospital Gala as well as the Project Exploration dinner. She is also a member of the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Economic Club of Chicago, and The Chicago Network.<br /><br />Ms. Mintle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and formerly served the University of Illinois System as Assistant Director for Government Relations in the Office of Government Relations. She also received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.<br /><br />I am confident that Ms. Mintle will be a great addition to the university leadership team and will provide the necessary environment to guide the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs until a formal search is initiated for the permanent position.<br /><br />Please join me in welcoming Theresa E. Mintle to UIC.<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:31:59 -0600 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:31:59 -0600 Happy Holidays <br /> <br />Click here to see this online [https://uofi.uic.edu/emailer/newsletter/148818.html]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><br />Warmest greetings this holiday season and our best wishes for peace, joy and prosperity in 2018.<br /><br /><br />Michael and Ero Amiridis <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:42:05 -0600 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:42:05 -0600 Update on tax reform legislatio Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/update-on-tax-reform-legislation]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />As many of you are aware, the House and Senate have each now passed a version of the tax reform bill that has implications for higher education. The House bill would significantly increase the tax burden for graduate student workers by counting their tuition waivers as taxable income, it would eliminate the deductibility of student loan interest, and it would tax the benefit of employer-provided education assistance. The Senate bill, however, did not include any of these provisions. There are, however, some provisions of the Senate bill that are troublesome for institutions of higher education, which you can read about here and here. The Senate and House bills must now be reconciled and Congress must approve the final version before it is sent to the President for signature.<br /><br />The University of Illinois System’s Office of Governmental Relations (OGR) has been spearheading the University’s engagement on tax reform over recent weeks. The OGR team has created a fact sheet that describes how the House legislation would make higher education less affordable and undermine U of I’s mission. The OGR team has directly engaged with the Illinois Congressional Delegation and worked with Illinois Connection on a call to action that has resulted in hundreds of letters and emails to Congress. This activity will continue through the final negotiations. We are also examining how we would move forward if some problematic provisions end up in the final bill.<br /><br />We understand that there is great concern among students, faculty, and staff about this situation. We encourage you to take action and contact your legislators to make your views known.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor<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 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:00:10 -0600 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:00:10 -0600