Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
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.
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).
I hope you will join me and your fellow students, faculty and staff for this Campus Conversation.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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.
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.
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.
UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.
Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/tx2y82RCnwn
UIC Police offer the following security tips:
-- Report crime promptly to police.
-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
-- 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.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm
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/
UIC Annual Security Report
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
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
Read this message online [http://today.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0915_rnua.html]
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.
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).
START myDisclosures: https://myresearch.uillinois.edu/myDisclosures/
RNUA guidance is available at: http://research.uic.edu/coi/report-non-university-activities-rnua
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.
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.
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.
Thank you very much for participating in the disclosure process and ensuring that UIC complies with Illinois law.
Mitra Dutta, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research
Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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