UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/massmail.rss Campus announcements en-us Fri, 17 May 2013 18:52:23 -0500 60 UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Campus announcements [INFO] Meningitis Dear UIC Students,<br /><br />Meningococcal disease is a contagious infection spread by close contact with an infected person, such as living together, kissing, sexual contact, sharing drinks or sharing personal items. Meningococcal disease is very serious and can be fatal. The symptoms of meningococcal disease can vary based on the type of illness that develops. Common symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include sudden fever, headache, and stiff neck. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, and confusion. Meningococcal disease can also cause an infection of the blood which can lead to tiredness, vomiting, cold hands and feet, chills, severe aches and pain, fast breathing, diarrhea, and a dark purple rash. In fatal cases, deaths can occur in as little as a few hours.<br /><br />The Centers for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health have expanded the Meningitis vaccine recommendation in light of a recent outbreak in a neighboring state. In addition to receiving the vaccination, you can also protect yourself from the disease by frequent hand washing, refraining from sharing drinks or smoking devices and by practicing safer sex.<br /><br />Quick medical attention is extremely important if meningococcal disease is suspected. <br />Per the Centers for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, if you are a sexually active man having sex with men in Chicago who have HIV or if you have had intimate or sexual contact with other men, you may be at increased risk for the disease. A fact sheet from the Chicago Department of Public Health provides additional information:<br /><br />http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/infectious_disease/STI_HIV_AIDS/2015MeningitisFactSheet6_3_15.pdf<br /><br />If you meet the above criteria, see your doctor or pharmacist to request a vaccine. UIC students can contact any of the following with questions or can receive the vaccination at:<br /><br />At UIC<br /><br />Family Medicine Clinic (312) 996-2901 <br />University Village Pharmacy (312) 355-2345<br />Taylor Street/EEI Pharmacy (312) 996-6540<br /><br />City of Chicago<br /><br />http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/infect_dis/news/2015/June/cdph-and-cdc-expand-meningitis-vaccine-recommendation-amid-growi.html<br /><br /><br />Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br />Department of Family Medicine<br />Ambulatory Pharmacy Services <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:52:51 -0500 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:52:51 -0500 [INFO] Learn pregnancy related mood management skills! Pregnant women ages 18-50 who are between 20-28 weeks pregnant are invited to participate in a UIC-University of Iowa collaborative research study investigating an internet-based intervention to help pregnant women learn how to better manage their mood during and after pregnancy. Participation in the study includes an 8 week online intervention during pregnancy and three weeks of booster sessions following delivery. Compensation will be provided for completing study assessments. To learn more about this study, please call (319) 335-0307.<br /><br />To discover if you are eligible for the study, you may also complete an eligibility screen online at: http://j.mp/1KdiG5y<br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:24:38 -0500 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:24:38 -0500 [INFO] Volunteers Needed for Research Study on Personality Traits We are researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) conducting research on how people think about personality traits, and we would like to know your opinion. If you are interested in participating in this research and are 18 years of age or older, please follow the link to the survey below. The survey takes most people 10 minutes to complete. Please be sure to read all the instructions and questions carefully. If you have questions or concerns, you may contact the principal researcher by email at amuelle4@uic.edu. Thank you.<br /><br />Principal Investigator: Allison Mueller, M.A., Department of Psychology, UIC<br /><br />Faculty Sponsor: Linda J. Skitka, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UIC<br /><br />To complete this survey click here: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0BMIsQSKctVE1Q9<br /><br />UIC IRB Protocol #2015-0583 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:53:38 -0500 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:53:38 -0500 [INFO] INSPIRE Award Nominations: Deadline is 6/26/15 A UIC Tradition since 2007, the INSPIRE Award recognizes employees who exhibit long-term, consistent and outstanding service to the University and exhibit a commitment to UIC's Core Values. This award is sponsored through the Office of the Chancellor and is recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony held each November. Eight recipients will be honored at this year's ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the UIC Forum. <br /><br />All UIC employees are eligible to receive the INSPIRE Award. This includes: Civil Service, Academic Professionals, faculty, lecturers, teaching assistants, research assistants, and student workers. Employees from the Rockford and Peoria campuses are also eligible for consideration.<br /><br />To nominate an outstanding colleague for the INSPIRE Award, complete the nomination form and submit a minimum of two letters of support. Please see the Nomination Form and Instructions link below for details. <br /><br />All nominations are due by noon on Friday,June 26, 2015 to Linda Grider, INSPIRE Committee Chair, lgrider@uic.edu. <br /><br />Nomination Form and Instructions <br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_emp_recog/2015%20INSPIRE%20Instructions_Form.pdf<br /><br />UIC's Core Values<br />Integrity - Respecting the dignity and worth of everyone by maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral conduct.<br />Nurture - Supporting an environment that fosters individual and community growth.<br />Service - Responding courteously to the needs of the people we serve and striving to exceed their expectations.<br />Pride - Taking pride in ourselves and in the work we do.<br />Intellect - Supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning.<br />Respect - Treating every individual with respect as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are committed to diversity.<br />Excellence - Striving for excellence in all that we do.<br /><br />For further information about the INSPIRE Award please contact:<br />Linda Grider<br />2015 INSPIRE Committee Chair<br />lgrider@uic.edu <br /><br />For further information about the annual UIC Employee Recognition season visit: <br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/employee_recognition/ <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:02:28 -0500 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:02:28 -0500 [AD] FREE Facial Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Facial Aesthetic Surgery<br />Changing Faces, Changing Lives<br />University of Illinois - Chicago<br />801 S. Paulina St - Room 110<br />Phone: 312.413.4290 Email:Facialsurgery@uic.edu<br /><br />T. Williams Evans, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Facial Aesthetic Surgeon with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Evans has joined the UIC Faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and he limites his clinical practice to Facial Plastic Surgery.<br /><br />Dr. Evans is an Internationally-recognized expert in the diagnosis and management of Facial Aestetic Surgery and is available now <br />at UIC for a free consultation with you. <br /><br />Discounted fees are available for members of the University of Illinois-Chicago.<br /><br />Olga Zeyer is a Russian acrobat who is a star performer in the production of "O" by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.<br /><br />Dr. Evans performed an endoscopic brow lift, an endoscopic midfacelift, cheek implants, a chin implant, an augmentation of her upper lip, and a rhinoplasty.<br /><br />Discounted surgical fees for UIC faculty, students, staff, and their immediate families (see below)<br /><br />Call today to schedule a complimentary facial aesthetic consultation - 312.413.4290 or email facialsurgery@uic.edu<br /><br />Please visit Dr. Evans' website for further information: www.evansddsms.com<br /><br />For a complete price list of Dr. Evan's fees, please visit:<br />http://dentistry.uic.edu/depts/omfs/images/ads/Fees%20amall.html<br /><br /><br />Facial Aesthetic Surgery Usual Fees Discounted fees<br /><br />Examination & Consultation (1 .5 -2 150-200 0 <br /><br />Augmentation Genioplasty (Chin augmentation) (1 hr.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Augmentation Malarplasties (Cheek augmentation) (2 hrs.) 4000-4500 3200-4000 <br /><br />Primary Open Structure Rhinoplasty (Nose) (3.5 hrs.) 5500-8500 4400-7500 <br /><br />Secondary Open Structure Rhinoplasty (Nose) (4.5 hrs.) 6500-9500 5200-8000 <br /><br />Bilateral Otoplasties (Ears) (3 hrs.) 4500-6000 3600-5000 <br /><br />Transcutaneous Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Upper Eyelids) (2 hrs.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Transcutaneous Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Lower Eyelids (2.5 hrs.) 4000-4500 3200-4000 <br /><br />Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Lower Eyelids) (2 hrs.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Transcanthal Lateral Canthopexies (Lower Eyelids) (3 hrs.) 4000-5000 3200-4000 <br /><br />Cervicoplasty w/ Liposuction & Platysmaplasty (Neck) (2 hrs.) (w/ facelift) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Isolated Cervicoplasty (Neck) (2 hrs.) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Isolated Cervicoplasty with Post Auricular (Neck) (5 hours) 5000-5500 4000-4500 <br /><br />Endoscopic Browlift (Eyebrows-Forehead) (2.5 hrs.) 5000-6000 4000-4800 <br /><br />Endoscopic Midfacelift (2.5 hrs.) 4000-5000 3200-4000 <br /><br />Endoscopic Browlift and Midfacelift (4 hrs.) 8000-8500 6400-7500 <br /><br />*Primary Extended Multiplanar Multivector Facelift (Face) (5 hrs) 11500-14500 9200-12200 <br /><br />*Secondary Extended Multiplanar Multivector Facelift (Face) (6 hrs.) 12500-15500 10000-13000 <br /><br />Alloderm Augmentation Cheiloplasties (Lips) (2 hrs) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Full Face Laser Skin Resurfacing (Skin) (2.5 hrs.) 4500-5000 3600-4000 <br /><br />Full Face & Neck Laser Skin Resurfacing (Skin) (3 hrs.) 5500-6000 4400-5500 <br /><br />Glycolic Acid Superficial Skin Peel (Skin) 100 75 <br /><br />* does not include separate Browlift or Cervicoplasty if required <br />hrs. = general anesthesia time (surgery time usually 0.5-1 hour less) <br />Fees do not include separate charge for general anesthesia fee 1/1/2012 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:34:55 -0500 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:34:55 -0500 [INFO] Enabling Air-Microfluidic Sensors Workshop, July 21st 2015, Student Center East Dear Colleagues;<br /><br />Please find attached the announcement for the summer workshop of the Air-Microfluidics Group (AMFG) / Center for Air-Microfluidics (CAMF), called Enabling Air-Microfluidic Sensors: Towards Air-Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip. The workshop will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East - Illinois, on July 21st 2015.<br /><br />This full-day workshop will focus on the new and rapidly evolving field of air-microfluidics, which encompasses microfluidic circuits that use gas rather than liquid as their working fluid. Air-microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices can be used as inexpensive yet reliable tools for detecting the presence of harmful contaminants in air. Applications include portable particulate matter monitors, ubiquitous methane detectors, airborne bio-aerosol and pathogen sensors, environmental monitoring, and healthcare diagnostics.<br /><br />The workshop agenda consist of invited keynote and plenary presentations covering a variety of topics related to air-microfluidics, and highlighting the technology currently under developed in our research consortium. A poster session will provide ample opportunity to interact with the researchers working on the specific projects, as well as observe the demonstrations of working sensor prototypes. Agenda and venue information can be found online here: http://www1.ece.uic.edu/~paprotny/WorkshopAMFG_2015.html<br /><br />Registration to the workshop is free.<br /><br />We hope you will join us in July to learn about the field of air-microfluidics and perhaps discuss collaboration with our consortium. More information about AMFG can be found here: http://www1.ece.uic.edu/~paprotny/AMFG_index.html<br /><br />Questions about the workshop should be directed to Prof. Igor Paprotny (paprotny@uic.edu).<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Igor Paprotny (ECE UIC) <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:58:37 -0500 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:58:37 -0500 [INFO] Final Reminder - - 2015 Award of Merit Nomination Season Final Reminder - - 2015 Award of Merit Nomination Season<br /><br />2015 Award of Merit (AOM) nominations are due Friday, June 26 to the office of the nominee’s Dean, Director, or Department Head (DDDH). <br /><br />In 2015, 30 awards will be presented. Recipients will receive a UIC Award of Merit memento and a $2,500 monetary award. All recipients will be honored at the Employee Recognition Award Ceremony held November 10, 2015 at the UIC Forum. <br /><br />Links to the Award of Merit nomination forms, eligibility and criteria, and the nomination due dates can be found below.<br /><br /><br />2015 Award of Merit Information, Eligibility and Nomination Due Dates <br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_emp_recog/2015_AOM_Eligibility_Nomination_Process.pdf <br /><br />2015 Award of Merit Nomination Form and Instructions<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_emp_recog/2015_AOM_Instructions_Nomination_Form.pdf<br /><br />Award of Merit Past Recipients<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_emp_recog/Past_Award_of_Merit_Recipients.pdf <br /><br />UIC Award of Merit Policy 704 (updated 2/15/2015)<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_policies/700/hr704.pdf <br /><br /><br />Details about UIC Service Year Recognition, the CAPE Award, INSPIRE Award, Janice Watkins Award, and all other UIC recognition awards can be found at https://www.hr.uic.edu/employee_recognition/.<br /><br />For questions, please contact Rebecca Fortier in UIC Human Resources/Special Programs at rfortier@uillinois.edu or 312-413-2960. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:57:59 -0500 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:57:59 -0500 [AD] New MacBook Pro and iMac Now Available at the UIC Bookstore New MacBook Pro and iMac Now Available at the UIC Bookstore<br /><br />New MacBook Pro with Retina Display starting at $1199<br /><br />A groundbreaking Retina display. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Ultrafast flash storage. High-performance graphics. Great built-in apps. And the revolutionary new Force Touch trackpad and even longer battery life.(1) Whatever you can imagine, MacBook Pro with Retina display gives you the power to create.<br /><br />Key Features<br />- Intel Core i5 processors (13-inch model)<br />- Intel Core i7 processors (15-inch model)<br />- Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (13-inch model)<br />- Intel Iris Pro Graphics and AMD Radeon R9 M370X (15-inch model)<br />- Ultrafast flash storage<br />- Up to 10 hours of battery life(2) (13-inch model)<br />- Up to 9 hours of battery life(2) (15-inch model)<br />- 802.11ac Wi-Fi<br />- Force Touch trackpad<br /><br />iMac with Retina 5K display - now starting at $1899<br /><br />With 14.7 million pixels, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is the most powerful iMac ever. It features quad-core Intel processors, the latest AMD graphics, either a 1TB hard drive or a 1TB Fusion Drive, and great built-in apps. All in the same ultrathin design that's just 5mm at the edge.<br /><br />Key Features<br />- 27-inch 5120 by 2880 Retina 5K display<br />- Stunning 5mm thin design<br />- Intel Core i5 processors<br />- Powerful AMD Radeon R9 M290 and M290X graphics with 2GB video memory<br />- 802.11ac Wi-Fi<br />- Magic Mouse<br />- Apple Wireless Keyboard<br /><br />Individual Purchasers save an additional $50 off new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro<br /><br />Individuals purchasing a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro now through June 27 receive an instant $50 rebate on top of the normal Apple Educational discount. Get a current MacBook Pro for as little as $949 after rebate. Or go for the latest MacBook Air starting at only $799 after rebate. This offer is only valid for individual purchases. Sorry, no vouchers or p-cards.<br /><br />For details, contact:<br />Tim Braun<br />UIC Bookstore<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br />312-413-5513<br /><br />Legal<br />(1) Compared with the previous generation. (2) Battery life varies by use and configuration. For more information, visit www.apple.com/batteries. TM and (C) 2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.<br /><br /><br />The UIC Bookstore is a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:32:00 -0500 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:32:00 -0500 [INFO] Pharmacists, register for free CE dinner program on June 23rd. PrEP 101: What Pharmacists Need to Know About HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center invites pharmacists to register today for the MATEC Pharmacist Dinner Program!<br /><br />PrEP 101: What Pharmacists Need to Know About HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis<br />June 23, 2015<br />6:00 P.M. - Sign in/dinner<br />6:30-8:00 P.M. - Presentation & discussion<br /><br />Marcello's in Lincoln Park<br />Library Room<br />645 W. North Ave.<br />Chicago, IL 60610 (free parking available)<br /><br />This program is offered free of charge. However, registration is required. Space is limited. <br /><br />To register, go to: http://bit.ly/june2015prep<br /><br />Sam Abraham Zakkour, PharmD<br />Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor<br />University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy<br />PGYI Public Health Pharmacy Resident, Kansas City CARE Clinic<br /><br />Program Objectives - Upon Completion of this program, participants will be able to:<br />-Review latest guidance for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)<br />-List risk factors that make patients appropriate candidates for PrEP<br />-Recognize available options to promote access to medication<br />-Evaluate given patient scenarios for appropriate PrEP utilization <br /><br />Meals for this program are not paid with funding from HRSA's Grant No. H4AHA00062. <br /><br />Continuing Pharmacy Education Requirements, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education:<br />This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs and acquire factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-type activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be earned based on participation in the activity. Attendance and participation are required before obtaining CPE credit. Any individual who is more than 10 minutes late to an activity and leaves an activity early will not be granted CPE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly. Participants must complete an activity evaluation and posttest (if applicable) with a passing score of 70 percent or greater. This activity is accredited through ACPE for pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit. If all requirements are met, participants will receive continuing pharmacy education credit in the following manner. Partial credit will not be awarded. Please allow 60 days for proc essing.<br /><br />Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and technicians to track their completed CPE credits, went into effect on January 1, 2013. IPhA, as an ACPE accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist CPE credit using this new tracking system. Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile Identification Number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they register for a CPE activity or complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician to provide the correct information (IE e-Profile Identification Number and Date of birth in MMDD Format. If this information is not provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit IPhA from issuing CPE Credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists to easily monitor their complia nce with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, IPhA will not provide individual printed statements of credit to pharmacists. For additional information on CPE Monitor, including e-Profile set-up and its impact on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, go to www.nabp.net.<br /><br />Contact hours 1.5 - Initial Release Date: May 14, 2015 - Expiration Date: May 14, 2018<br /><br />For questions, or if you require special accommodations to attend, contact Alicia McDonald at 312-996-4429 or aliciamc@uic.edu.<br /><br />The Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center is a department of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Department of Family Medicine. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:54:53 -0500 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:54:53 -0500 [INFO] OVCSA Staff Award Announcement Colleagues,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) Outstanding New Staff Award, Outstanding Staff Award and Outstanding Contribution to Student Success Award. These awards are presented annually to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) staff members who demonstrate outstanding job performance and levels of professionalism and enthusiasm while serving our students and customers. Additionally, the Outstanding Program Innovation Award was debuted this year to honor a department which has demonstrated excellence in its programming related to originality, creativity and impact on student learning. The award recipients were celebrated during the 19th Annual OVCSA Staff Awards Ceremony.<br /><br />The Outstanding New Staff Awards were presented to: Christine Corral, Career Services; Ana Hoban, International Services; Natasia Bongcas, Campus Housing; and Danielle Simmons, Ph.D., Counseling Center. The Outstanding Staff Awards were presented to: Victoria Theodossopoulos, Campus Housing; Rhonda Laylo, Campus Programs; Daphne Francois, International Services; and Jeanette Simons, Psy.D., Counseling Center. The Outstanding Contributions to Student Success Award was presented to Sladjana Grbic, Campus Programs. <br />The Outstanding Program Innovation Award was presented to the Office of International Services for the Trade Winds program.<br /><br />Christine helped to launch the first destination/graduation outcomes survey and is helping to establish the homework for the Illinois cooperative work-study program. Her thorough knowledge of data collection and analysis is instrumental with respect to measuring student success and collecting comprehensive qualitative feedback from employers who participated in the 37th UIC fall diversity career day.<br /><br />Ana has contributed greatly to the development of student programming. Her creativity and knowledge of the importance of social media has allowed the Office of International Services to move to the next level of interaction with students. She restructured the office’s cross-cultural awareness workshop flawlessly melding theory and practice in an engaging format for students to learn about U.S. culture as well as being introspective about their own culture. <br /><br />Natasia established partnerships with the Office of Academic Affairs to recruit for and increase <br />participation in the Global Learning Community Certificate program. Her nurturing and <br />enthusiastic approach toward enhancing student development has made her an invaluable<br />resource for students during joyful and more challenging seasons in their lives. <br /><br />Danielle expertly eliminates barriers to students accessing clinical services by increasing opportunities for participation in psychoeducational activities offered by the Counseling Center. She presents and/or facilitates 50 psych education workshops and serves in a variety of liaison roles on behalf of the department. In addition to her impact on the mental health and well-being of individual students, she has made an especially significant impact with the campus LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community and has helped to develop an African American safe zone training workshop.<br /><br />Victoria has supervised the residence hall where the President’s Award Honors Program is housed, providing guidance in partnership with the Honors College greatly enhancing the residential experience for the President’s Award Program students under her supervision. She was selected to be the Illinois delegate for GLACUHO, which is a governing board of housing officers for the Midwest region; representing not only UIC, but also the state of Illinois.<br /><br />Rhonda has contributed to a number of programmatic, professional development and service initiatives such as the involvement fairs with over 5,000 attendees, working with the UIC Radio to promote Spark in the Park to over 6,500 students and coordinated the cultural showcases with over 800 attendees and participants representing different organizations, nationalities and cultures. She is also a valued contributor of the regional leadership for the Association of College Unions International. <br /><br />Daphne is superb in explaining the complexities of immigration regulations to international students. She also takes a personal interest in students’ personal growth and development aiding their full integration into the campus community. Her impact was most noted for coordinating the Office of International Services' Conversation Partners program which was designed to bring international students together with U.S. students providing unique opportunities for participants to enhance their language skills while building cultural awareness to help prepare for life in a diverse global community.<br /><br />Jeanette provides outstanding leadership and oversight to multiple aspects of the Counseling Center. Her role includes being the assistant director of training and a staff psychologist, providing individual, group and couples therapy and providing outreach to the UIC community. <br />The doctoral students under her direction will be well-positioned to continue and enhance the fine tradition of the profession.<br /><br />Sladjana demonstrates the importance of empowering students to take responsibility for their own programming and has demonstrated the student learning and development opportunities gained from students so engaged. Through skillful counseling and advising, she created the opportunity for students to learn more about programming, marketing, leading meetings, working on a team and working toward a common goal: essential ingredients in student success. Her solid understanding of transformative learning has given students the opportunity to unlock and reach their potential. <br /><br />The Trade Winds program sponsored by the Office of International Services emerged out of research that concluded our international students acquire better language skills and achieve greater academic success when they have meaningful friendships with U.S. students. The program represents an innovative way of fostering student engagement by implementing an asset-based approach to community development at UIC. Trade Winds combines several elements from UIC and Student Affairs to create a safe environment for intercultural dialogue by collaborating with other departments and using the city of Chicago as a backdrop.<br /><br /><br />Please join me in congratulating all of the OVCSA 2015 award recipients.<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:26:19 -0500 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:26:19 -0500 [INFO] Job Announcement Correction- Grad Hourly (DataWarehousing) The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences is looking for graduate students interested in the data warehousing to join the Information Services Data Analytics team. The Data Analytics team manages the UIHHS enterprise data warehouse used by staff, providers and researchers to support the operational processes and quality needs of the hospital and ambulatory clinics.<br /><br />Under direct supervision, this position participates in the facilitation and support of data analytics to support the UI Hospital and Health Sciences System. Assigned projects will include the following: collecting data specifications for reports and subsequently writing a report using Cerner Command Language from the UI Health electronic medical record. Participating in all activities related to the Enterprise data warehouse and the utilization of business intelligence tools. Training will be provided.<br /><br />Hourly time commitment varies on a weekly basis during regular office hours, and continue through the calendar year until the assigned projects are completed.<br /><br />Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs. Convert design and specifications into computer code. Design and code screen layouts, graphical user interfaces, printed outputs, and interfaces with other systems. Conduct data quality assessments, prepare data, and create testing strategy, plans and scripts. Create test transactions and run tests to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications. Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs. Wire and maintain technical specifications. Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections. Develops, maintains, and validates reports, scorecards, and dashboards in Business Objects and other Business Intelligence tools. Assists in the creation of documentation that defines data standards, requirement specifications, and business processes. Assist in the develo pment, customization, and maintenance of a training program for the data warehouse.<br /><br />Required Skills: <br />Must be enrolled in a PhD or Master’s program at UIC<br />Experience with programming in SQL, HTML<br />Knowledge of relational database and query concepts<br />Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server Experience<br />Working knowledge of tools in data warehouse applications possibly including Informatica, SSIS, Business Objects, SSRS, and/or Cognos. Knowledge of system management principles, warehouse development and testing strategies. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Information systems background, specifically programming or data warehousing and computer skills, including basic Microsoft Office proficiency and Critical thinking skills are needed.<br /><br />For consideration, please send resume to tlaws@uic.edu with the subject line of Graduate hourly “Data Warehousing” position. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:37:45 -0500 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:37:45 -0500 [INFO] INSPIRE Award Nominations A UIC Tradition since 2007, the INSPIRE Award recognizes employees who exhibit long-term, consistent and outstanding service to the University and exhibit a commitment to UIC's Core Values. This award is sponsored through the Office of the Chancellor and is recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony held each November. Eight recipients will be honored at this year’s ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the UIC Forum. <br /><br />All UIC employees are eligible to receive the INSPIRE Award. This includes: Civil Service, Academic Professionals, faculty, lecturers, teaching assistants, research assistants, and student workers. Employees from the Rockford and Peoria campuses are also eligible for consideration.<br /><br />To nominate an outstanding colleague for the INSPIRE Award, complete the nomination form and submit a minimum of two letters of support. Please see the Nomination Form and Instructions link below for details. <br /><br />All nominations are due by noon on Friday,June 26, 2015 to Linda Grider, INSPIRE Committee Chair, lgrider@uic.edu. <br /><br />Nomination Form and Instructions <br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_emp_recog/2015%20INSPIRE%20Instructions_Form.pdf<br /><br />UIC's Core Values<br />Integrity - Respecting the dignity and worth of everyone by maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral conduct.<br />Nurture - Supporting an environment that fosters individual and community growth.<br />Service - Responding courteously to the needs of the people we serve and striving to exceed their expectations.<br />Pride - Taking pride in ourselves and in the work we do.<br />Intellect - Supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning.<br />Respect - Treating every individual with respect as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are committed to diversity.<br />Excellence - Striving for excellence in all that we do.<br /><br />For further information about the INSPIRE Award please contact:<br />Linda Grider<br />2015 INSPIRE Committee Chair<br />lgrider@uic.edu <br /><br />For further information about the annual UIC Employee Recognition season visit: <br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/employee_recognition/ <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:40:14 -0500 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:40:14 -0500 [INFO] Janice Watkins Award Nominations 2015 for Civil Service Employees Here is your chance to nominate your exemplary civil service employee! Nominations for the Janice Watkins Award, presented each year to one or more employees, are now being requested by the Janice Watkins Award screening committee. The deadline for completed nominations is Friday, July 10, 2015, at noon.<br /><br />The Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service is an accolade given to an exceptional employee for distinguished civil service at UIC. This award is a memorial to Janice Watkins who exemplified such service.<br /><br />Janice Watkins was hit by an automobile and tragically killed after leaving work on the evening of December 19, 1974. At the time of her death, Janice was a supervisor in the Insurance Office on the east side of campus. Janice served as president of the UIC Staff Advisory Council. In addition, she served on various UIC committees while employed at the university and was known by virtually the entire UIC community. Janice also found time for activities external to UIC. She was employed by the university for over ten years.<br /><br />At the request of the Civil Service Staff Advisory Council, UIC instituted an award for distinguished civil service as a memorial to Janice Watkins and her dedication to her co-workers, fellow employees and the entire community.<br /><br />Objectives of the Award<br /><br />1. To honor the achievements attained by one of the institutions basic but less visible group.<br />2. To invoke recognition of the dedication demonstrated by an employee to people of the campus and community.<br />3. To give exceptional staff the gratitude of the university, and the recognition of their peers, in the form of the Janice Watkins Award.<br /><br />Nomination Procedure:<br />Please go to the Staff Advisory Council website to download the nomination form www.sac.uic.edu . The nomination form must be filled out and signed by the nominator according to the instructions provided on the form. A completed nomination requires one nomination form and a minimum of three signed and typed letters of recommendations. Submissions can be made by any person (faculty, staff, or student) familiar with the nominee. All completed forms must be directed to uicsac@uic.edu no later than Friday, July 10, 2015 at noon. More than one individual per department may be nominated. Completed nomination form and recommendation letters may also be mailed to Mariola Alarcon, SCE Suite 214, M/C 117, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL, 60607 or faxed to 312-355-0939.<br /><br />If you are interested in being a part of the screening committee for this award, please contact us!<br /><br />For further information, feel free to contact either of the following:<br /><br />Darlene Kendall, President, S.A.C. <br />E-mail: darlenek@uic.edu <br />Phone: (312) 996-5193<br /><br />Mariola Alarcon, Corresponding Secretary, S.A.C. <br />Email: svcenter@uic.edu<br />Phone: (312) 413-5113<br />Fax: (312) 355-0939 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:12:06 -0500 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:12:06 -0500 [INFO] Spring 2015 POC Awardees Announced view online [http://cif.uic.edu/massmails/Spring2015POCawards_programwinners.html]<br /><br />SPRING 2015 POC Awardees Announced<br /><br />The UIC Chancellor's Innovation Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Proof-of-Concept (POC) Awards Program winners. Seven finalists were chosen to submit full proposals and present their projects to a panel of venture capitalists and business leaders from the pre-proposal submissions. Of those seven, 4 proposals were chosen to receive funding. <br /><br />The Spring 2015 POC Award Winners are:<br /><br />Shiva Shahrara, PhD<br />Department of Medicine <br />Project Title: TLR5: A Novel Treatment Strategy for RA Patients <br /><br />Shane Phillips, PhD, DPT<br />Department of Physical Therapy <br />Project Title: Wearable Continuous Cardiovascular Sensor and Algorithm for Healthcare & Rehabilitation<br /><br />Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD<br />Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering <br />Project Title: An Advanced Lithium-Air Battery Cell<br /><br />Steven Ackerman, PhD & Vadim Gaponenko, PhD<br />Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics <br />Project Title: Development of a Peptide Nanoparticle Inhibitor of CCR3-mediated Eosinophilic Inflammation in Asthma<br /><br />To read more about the Spring 2015 Projects go to [http://cif.uic.edu]<br /><br />We would like to acknowledge and thank our POC Review Committee represented by Merge Healthcare, ARCH Venture Partners, Mercury Fund, and Osage Partners <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:45:21 -0500 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:45:21 -0500 [INFO] Job Announcement - Grad Hourly (DataWarehousing) The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences is looking for graduate students interested in the data warehousing to join the Information Services Data Analytics team. The Data Analytics team manages the UIHHS enterprise data warehouse used by staff, providers and researchers to support the operational processes and quality needs of the hospital and ambulatory clinics.<br /><br />Under direct supervision, this position participates in the facilitation and support of data analytics to support the UI Hospital and Health Sciences System. Assigned projects will include the following: collecting data specifications for reports and subsequently writing a report using Cerner Command Language from the UI Health electronic medical record. Participating in all activities related to the Enterprise data warehouse and the utilization of business intelligence tools. Training will be provided.<br /><br />Please note: This position requires a commitment of one full year (three semesters). Students who currently have 50% or more TA hours or are on GA/RA support are ineligible to accept this position. Only apply if you can commit to 20 hours of work time per week during regular office hours.<br /><br />Essential Functions:<br /><br />Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs.Convert design and specifications into computer code. Design and code screen layouts, graphical user interfaces, printed outputs, and interfaces with other systems. Conduct data quality assessments, prepare data, and create testing strategy, plans and scripts. Create test transactions and run tests to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications. Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs.<br />Write and maintain technical specifications. Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections. Develops, maintains, and validates reports, scorecards, and dashboards in Business Objects and other Business Intelligence tools. Assists in the creation of documentation that defines data standards, requirement specifications, and business processes. Assist in the development, customization, and maintenance of a training program for the data warehouse<br /><br />Required Skills:<br /><br />Must be enrolled in a PhD or Master’s program at UIC<br />Experience with programming in SQL, HTML<br />Knowledge of relational database and query concepts<br />Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server Experience<br />Working knowledge of tools in data warehouse applications possibly including Informatica, SSIS, Business Objects, SSRS, and/or Cognos. Knowledge of system management principles, warehouse development and testing strategies. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Information systems background, specifically programming or data warehousing and computer skills, including basic Microsoft Office proficiency and Critical thinking skills are needed.<br /><br />For consideration, please send resume to tlaws@uic.edu with the subject line of Graduate hourly “Data Warehousing” position.<br /><br />. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:36:05 -0500 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:36:05 -0500