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 Message from the Provost – Campus Conversation on Tuesday Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /> <br />Our first Campus Conversation of this academic year is scheduled for next Tuesday, September 26 from noon to 1:30 pm in the Cardinal Room in Student Center East. Dr. Nancy MacLean (https://history.duke.edu/people/nancy-maclean) of Duke University will present The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy. Dr. MacLean’s talk will be based on her outstanding new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, which was nominated for the National Book Award just last week. A moderated discussion and audience Q&A will follow Dr. MacLean’s talk.<br /> <br />The UIC Library has acquired online access to Democracy in Chains. You may access it here http://proxy.cc.uic.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1222665. This event will be streamed live on UIC’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYQCPIRO1Ec). <br /> <br />I hope you will join me and your fellow students, faculty and staff for this Campus Conversation.<br /> <br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:17:26 -0500 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:17:26 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Friday, Sept. 22, at noon the UIC Police received a report that a UIC student was the victim of an attempted criminal sexual assault that occurred at 10:30 a.m. <br /><br />The crime occurred near 760 W. Taylor St. on the east side of the parking structure (near S. Union Ave.). The victim reported that as she exited the lot on the first floor, a man approached her and asked her for money. She stated she did not have any money and the offender then grabbed the victim by the back of her hair and forced her to the ground. The offender attempted to sexually assault the victim but she was able to break free and fled the area. The offender is described as a black male, 45-55 years of age, 5-6 to 5-9 in height, 170 pounds, medium to dark complexion, wearing a red shirt and jeans. The victim stated that she has previously seen the offender panhandling for money in the area.<br /><br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /><br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/tx2y82RCnwn<br /><br />***********<br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br />-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report<br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents<br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:32:07 -0500 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:32:07 -0500 Mandatory Reporting of Non-University Activities Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0915_rnua.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />I write to request your cooperation in the annual submission of the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA). Illinois law and University statutes and regulations require all salaried faculty and academic staff to complete the report and obtain prior approval for external activities.<br /><br />Please submit your RNUA disclosure today by going to START myDisclosures. You must submit your RNUA disclosure by Monday, October 9, 2017. Once you submit your disclosure via the online disclosure application, the electronic system will automatically route the disclosure to your unit executive officer(s).<br /><br />START myDisclosures: https://myresearch.uillinois.edu/myDisclosures/<br /><br />RNUA guidance is available at: http://research.uic.edu/coi/report-non-university-activities-rnua<br /><br />The reporting and approval process is not intended to discourage non-University income producing activities. It is recognized that most of these activities are consistent with, and often beneficial to, your University roles. The reporting and approval procedures assist in ensuring that external activities are compatible with University obligations.<br /><br />The University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest can be found at http://research.uic.edu/compliance/coi. If you have any questions, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at COI@uic.edu or (312) 996-3642.<br /><br />Civil Service employees are covered under a different policy and do not complete the RNUA disclosure. See Rule 16.01 for additional guidance and resources for Civil Service employees.<br /><br />Thank you very much for participating in the disclosure process and ensuring that UIC complies with Illinois law.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta, Ph.D.<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br />Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering<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, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:48 -0500 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:48 -0500 Provost's Monthly Office Hours Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0914_office_hours.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,<br /><br />I will be holding office hours on Monday, September 18 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. 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. The fall semester schedule is as follows:<br /><br />Thursday, October 26 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.<br />Monday, November 20 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.<br />Wednesday, December 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.<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 /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:02:38 -0500 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:02:38 -0500 New freshmen at UIC jump 23%, pushing total enrollment over 30,000 Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0913_fresh.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The University of Illinois at Chicago enrolled a record number of students at its campus this fall, continuing a three-year pattern. This is the result of significant increases in new freshmen (23%) and transfer students (12%), resulting in an overall 8.3% increase in the total number of undergraduate students on campus (19,448 from 17,959 in Fall 2016).<br /><br />Total enrollment for fall semester, including graduate and professional students, climbed to 30,539, up nearly 5% from last year’s 29,120 students. This is the first time UIC surpasses the 30,000 student mark in its history. The size of the new freshmen class (4,064 from 3,307 in 2016) also surpassed the 4,000 student mark for the first time in UIC’s history. The figures are from the first ten days of classes, the traditional benchmark for enrollment data among U.S. colleges and universities.<br /><br />This fall’s undergraduate enrollment figure of 19,448 marks a 16% increase in enrollments since the fall of 2014 for undergraduate students. Furthermore, the size of the freshmen class has increased by 34% since the fall of 2014.<br /><br />Officials say the reason for the increase is that students are recognizing the quality of education at UIC and the value offered for the cost of the tuition. In addition, UIC’s role as the only public research university in Chicago is a draw to all students who want to experience a thriving urban setting and have access to 15 colleges offering a broad spectrum of programs.<br /><br />“We are delighted that students are choosing – in record numbers – to pursue their educational aspirations at UIC. We are investing in building the infrastructure and human capital to meet the needs of our student population and we will continue to grow in the foreseeable future,” said Michael D. Amiridis, UIC Chancellor.<br /><br />Among transfers this year were students who had graduated from the City Colleges of Chicago with an associate degree and a 3.0 GPA. They were part of the first cohort of Star Scholars program who are eligible for multi-year UIC scholarships toward their bachelor’s degree. New undergraduate transfer students increased from 1,958 last year to 2,189 this fall, an increase of 12%.<br /><br />With the increase in enrollment, UIC has continued to be one of the most diverse campuses in the country. In particular, the number of Hispanic students in the freshman class jumped by 27% this year with 1,622 students making up nearly 40% of the freshman class.<br /><br />The College of Engineering showed the largest enrollment gains, according to figures. A total of 5,140 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the College of Engineering this fall, an increase of 436 students or 9%. The College of Business Administration also jumped by 8% to 3,888 students.<br /><br />Read this story on UIC today <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:04:59 -0500 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:04:59 -0500 2017-2018 UIC Scholarships for Continuing Undergraduate Students Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0913_scholarships.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is accepting applications for five scholarship opportunities. The funds are applicable for the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients must be full-time UIC students for both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. The opportunities are the:<br /><br />- Noveline Delk-Kennedy Scholarship<br /><br />- UIC Jim’s Original Scholarship<br /><br />- UIC Rundgren Foundation Endowed Scholarship<br /><br />- UIC Scholarship Association Award-SAUIC<br /><br />- Undergraduate - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship<br /><br />Information about the scholarships and the online applications are available through UIC SnAP, the campus-wide scholarship management system. Students must login at https://uic.academicworks.com and complete the general application before addressing criteria specific to each opportunity. The deadline for the applications is Tuesday, October 3, 2017.<br /><br />If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application process, please contact Kara Holloway in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at (312) 996-7140 or snaphelp@uic.edu.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver<br />Vice Chancellor for 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 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:50:44 -0500 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:50:44 -0500 Public Safety Advisory UIC Police were notified of three separate burglaries to campus buildings that occurred between Sept. 8 and Sept. 12 at 808 S. Wood St., 1853 W. Polk St., and 820 S. Wood St. One or more offenders entered each of the locations through windows that were easily accessible from the outside and took several electronic devices. In each case, the burglaries occurred between 5:40 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Observe the following security tips:<br /><br />--always lock doors and windows securely<br />--be aware of strangers in or outside the building<br />--never prop open a security door or gate<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 may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report<br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents<br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:16:28 -0500 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:16:28 -0500 Message from the Chancellor <br /> <br />Click here to see this online<br /> <br />U I C Office of the Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />As UIC places a new emphasis on connecting to and engaging with our alumni, we are pleased to announce that Caryn Schultz Korman has been named the Executive Director of the new UIC Alumni Association, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trustees.<br /><br />Schultz Korman, who begins her appointment on October 4, will lead the creation of the UIC Alumni Association. She will manage the volunteer leadership and alumni engagement efforts on behalf of the University, working closely with the advancement teams across our colleges and units to ensure alumni are connecting with their alma mater in meaningful ways. In addition, she will partner with the UIC Office of Public and Government Affairs on alumni advocacy initiatives with local and state government.<br /><br />Schultz Korman has been an Institutional Advancement professional for more than 20 years in roles that have included alumni relations, fundraising, data management, and volunteer board management and engagement. Most recently, Schultz Korman held senior alumni relations roles at the University of Minnesota at its Alumni Association, Foundation and within the Medical School.<br /><br />Prior to the University of Minnesota, she served in several leadership roles for the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA). During her tenure at the UIAA, she spent the majority of her time at UIC and participated in UIC alumni programs, traditions and activities.<br /><br />Schultz Korman has also held numerous leadership positions within the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, District V (CASE V) including Chair of the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016 and Treasurer from 2007 to 2011. This past summer, her alumni work within the Medical School at the University of Minnesota was acknowledged with a CASE Circle of Excellent Bronze award from CASE International which is headquartered in Washington, D.C.<br /><br />A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, she holds a Master’s in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.<br /><br />We look forward to welcoming Caryn into this important new role.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor for Advancement<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:07:05 -0500 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:07:05 -0500 Protection of Minors Policy Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0912_minors.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <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 the Protection of Minors procedures. Please note that the procedures have recently been revised. You will now be required to submit the names of individuals, including UIC personnel, volunteers and contractors who will be working with minors so that the completion of criminal background checks can be verified. Departments should also keep copies of background check results to serve as evidence that a clearance was received within the past two years.<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 /><br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources<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, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:38 -0500 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:38 -0500 2017-2018 UIC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0911_aod_policy.html<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />In accordance with federal guidelines, this announcement is provided each semester to inform 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 UIC’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 2017-2018 UIC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy at http://go.uic.edu/aod.<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 with any questions.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Rex Tolliver <br />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 officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:54:40 -0500 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:54:40 -0500 2017 All-Campus Building Evacuation Drills Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0908_evacuation_drills.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />In order to meet State and Federal regulations, the Environmental Health and Safety Office, in coordination with the UIC Police and UIC Facilities Management, will conduct evacuation drills for all UIC buildings beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 14, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.<br /><br />The hospital and clinics will not be drilled, nor will buildings that have already had a scheduled evacuation drill during the current year. Every other building's fire alarm will be activated on one of the above dates.<br /><br />A building evacuation goes into effect in the event of a fire or other emergency that requires all occupants to immediately leave the building to ensure their safety. Please refer to the evacuation guidelines below and to the Emergency Evacuation Route maps which can be found in the main elevator lobby of each floor in most buildings.<br /><br /><br /><br />Building Evacuation<br /><br />In preparation for any event that may require you to evacuate a building, know what you should do beforehand, so you're prepared to evacuate safely and efficiently.<br /><br />Identify the two nearest exits in your area. It's important to know two exit paths should you find one blocked by smoke, fire or other hazards.<br />Identify the location of the nearest fire alarm pull-station if they exist in your building. This is the best way to alert others about a fire.<br /><br />Follow instructions of emergency services personnel, including UIC Police, Chicago Fire Department, UIC Environmental Health and Safety Office, or other responding agencies.<br /><br />When the fire alarm is activated, leave immediately through the nearest and safest exit. Do not attempt to use elevators.<br /><br />If you're not able to evacuate without assistance, proceed to the nearest stairwell and wait there to be evacuated by a member of the Chicago Fire Department. Once you are in the stairwell, use a cell phone to call UIC Police at (312) 355-5555. Be prepared to tell them your exact location, name, cell phone number and any other information needed to assist in the evacuation.<br /><br />As you evacuate, close, but do not lock, all doors to slow the spread of fire and smoke. Once outside, move to the building's Evacuation Assembly Area as noted on the Emergency Evacuation Route maps that are posted at your building.<br />Once safely outside, call UIC Police at (312) 355-5555 to alert them to the activated alarm. Be prepared to tell them the name and address of the building.<br />DO NOT reenter the building until authorized emergency personnel give the "all clear" signal.<br /><br /><br /><br />Although these are planned drills, it is important to treat each alarm as a true emergency. It is safer to evacuate and find out there is no emergency than to remain in the building and find out that there is.<br /><br />Thank you in advance for your participation.<br /><br /><br /><br />Mike 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 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:47:53 -0500 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:47:53 -0500 Public Safety Advisory On Tuesday, September 5, at 9:30 p.m. a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery that occurred near S. Halted St. and W. Taylor St. The victim, who was not injured, reported that two offenders approached him. One offender held the victim from behind while the other went through his pockets and took his wallet. The offenders fled north bound on Halsted St. The victim chased one of the offenders and detained him until the Chicago Police Department arrived. The second offender, described as a black male wearing a red beanie-style hat, has not been located.<br /> <br />Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at 312-996-2830.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/gMoFPicX9TP2<br /> <br />UIC Police offers the following security tips:<br /> <br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or ear buds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />-- If a person threatens you, follow any demands and turn over valuables. Once in a safe place, notify UIC Police immediately.<br />-- On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report<br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents<br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:12:54 -0500 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:12:54 -0500 Message from the Chancellor <br /> <br />Click here to see this online<br /> <br />U I C Office of the Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />The federal government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the next six months is very disappointing and troubling. The availability of legal status through DACA has advanced educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of students who are in this country as a result of choices made by their parents or relatives. DACA has provided them with temporary protected status against deportation as well as work authorization. Most of these young people consider the United States their home and are now dependent upon Congress to step forward and provide the protection they need to remain in the U.S.<br /><br />We have come to know many undocumented students at our University, students who have worked hard their entire lives and have overcome great challenges to matriculate at UIC. DACA has made it possible for them to pursue their education. These are talented young people who, like their peers, aspire to be leaders in all of our academic fields, advance professionally and contribute to our society. We respect them and value them as we respect and value every other UIC student, regardless of their national origin or immigration status.<br /><br />UIC remains committed to its fundamental mission of expanding access to higher education because we firmly believe that higher education can resolve many of the social and financial problems we are facing today in our society. We will continue to support our undocumented students and in fact, we will offer even more assistance to them, as we will be expanding student legal services and support at our counseling center. Earlier this year the Provost formed a UIC Task Force on Immigration Issues, led by Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Tanya Cabrera and Professor Amalia Pallares. Resources and updated information as suggested by this group will continue to be posted on dream.uic.edu [https://dream.uic.edu].<br /><br />Now that the administration has set a termination date, it is important we all work to support efforts to enact legislation that protects our students. We will join our colleagues in the University of Illinois System and in the entire academic community across the country as we advocate strongly for a permanent, favorable resolution for the “Dreamers.”<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Robert A. Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br /><br />Rex Tolliver<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Services<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:19:48 -0500 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:19:48 -0500 Statement on DACA View online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/28207.html]<br /><br /><br /> <br /> <br />September 5, 2017<br /><br />Dear students, faculty and staff:<br /><br />Today, the Trump administration announced [https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-daca] it is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, with a six-month wind-down that would give Congress time to preserve it in some form. According to the announcement, no new applications will be accepted under the program, but those currently enrolled may maintain their DACA status until their permits expire.<br /><br />As a public university system, we will always comply with all federal, state and local laws. However, our values as a land-grant institution compel us to speak out when government action puts members of our own communities at risk.<br /><br />The elimination of DACA [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/05/trump-administration-announces-end-of-immigration-protection-program-for-dreamers/?utm_term=.4af3846e158e&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1] is inconsistent with our commitment to accessible and high-quality education for all qualified and deserving students. We know the announcement creates uncertainty for some of our current students and long-term threats if Congress fails to act. We pledge to assist and support [https://www.uillinois.edu/president/daca] our students throughout the process, and we will continue to protect confidential student and employee information to the fullest extent allowed by law.<br /><br />We are working in conjunction with the American Council on Education (ACE)[http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-Trump-Administrations-Reported-Decision-to-End-DACA.aspx] and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)[http://www.aplu.org/news-and-media/News/aplu-urges-swift-congressional-action-to-at-a-minimum-codify-daca-provisions-into-law] to make our concerns known at the national level. And we are engaged in conversations with our Illinois Congressional delegation as they consider possible legislative responses.<br /><br />We join our peer institutions around the state and across the nation in calling for policies and laws that continue to provide access to educational opportunities for undocumented and DACA students.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br />Barbara J. Wilson <br />Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />Robert J. Jones<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br /><br />Susan J. Koch<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Springfield<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br />sent to:<br />Everyone<br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:24:30 -0500 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:24:30 -0500 Message from the Provost - Campus Conversation Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0831_campus_conversation.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,<br /><br />Last year, we introduced Campus Conversation series with the theme of What’s Going on and Why? The focus was on local, national and international issues that directly affect the lives of those in our community. We heard speakers talk about race and policing, immigration and migration, the election, civil liberties, and the First Amendment. Videos of this series are available on the Campus Conversation page of the Provost’s website [https://provost.uic.edu/campus-conversation/campus-conversation-series-schedule-topics-2/]. This year, rather than following up on the formal presentation the following week, we are lengthening the time of the presentation to 90 minutes and utilizing half of the time for questions and discussion with the audience. <br /><br />Our first Campus Conversation of this academic year is scheduled for September 26 from noon to 1:30pm in Cardinal Room in Student Center East. Dr. Nancy MacLean of Duke University [https://history.duke.edu/people/nancy-maclean] will provide a lecture and discussion on The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy, based on her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.<br /><br />I hope you will join me and your fellow students, faculty and staff for this Campus Conversation.<br /><br />Susan Poser <br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic 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, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:34 -0500 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:34 -0500