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] Summer Dance UIC! Show up to our free program open to the public from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on the dates listed below. Learn salsa, Zouk,<br />ballroom, Chicago Style Steppin', and line dances.<br /><br />Twice a month bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the Lecture Center Quad.<br /><br />In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more<br />seasoned dancers. Check back for updates and weather status.<br /><br />SCHEDULE<br /><br />Tuesday, July 26 - Chicago Style Steppin’<br />Tuesday, August 9 - Line Dancing<br />Tuesday, August 16 - Swing<br /><br />For details, visit http://go.uic.edu/summerdanceUIC!<br /><br />Student Affairs/Center for Student Involvement logo<br />#summerdanceUIC<br />Summer Session 2016 logo <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:06:55 -0500 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:06:55 -0500 [INFO] Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator Department of Medicine<br />Project WISH, Division of Infectious Diseases<br />Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator<br /><br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator position.<br /><br />Project WISH is a clinical trials research unit within the division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. Project WISH conducts multiple clinical trials and other research protocols simultaneously with government and industry sponsors. The program’s primary goal is the development of a preventive vaccine against HIV.<br /><br />Position is responsible for overseeing submission and renewal of all Project WISH protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and quality control of data. <br /><br />A Bachelor degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, social science, or a related field is required. A Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) is preferred.<br /><br />At least one year experience in a research discipline with experience in a clinical research setting and experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s is required.<br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply by: 8/3/16: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=67555&job=visiting-clinical-research-coordinator-medicine<br /><br />The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:57 -0500 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:57 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday, July 29<br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins' life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:00:42 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:00:42 -0500 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), PhRMA Foundation. Please note some of these have rapid internal deadlines. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Table of Contents<br /><br />1. NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) NSF 16-585 <br /><br />2. NIH Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01) RFA-CA-16-014<br /><br />3. NIH George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) RFA-DK-16-031<br /><br />4. NIH Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50) RFA-DK-16-032<br /><br />5. PhRMA Pharmacology/Toxicology - Pre Doctoral Fellowships <br /><br />6. PhRMA Informatics - Pre Doctoral Fellowships<br /><br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) NSF 16-585 - This program aims to support advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. PAWR will enable experimental exploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the nation's wireless ecosystem. UIC may participate in no more than one PPO proposal submitted to this solicitation. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nsf-pawr16. <br /><br />2. NIH Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01) RFA-CA-16-014 - UIC may submit two applications. This program is focused on efforts that advance cancer research by bridging the knowledge gap between the rapidly increasing volumes of new data generated by comprehensive molecular characterizations of many cancer types and studies of the underlying etiology of cancer development, progression, and/or metastasis. UIC may submit two applications, provided that each application is scientifically distinct and based on different self-standing project. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-ctddn16. <br /><br />3. NIH George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) RFA-DK-16-031 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Centers to support both basic and clinical research on kidney disease. The goal of the O'Brien Kidney Research Center program is to make state-of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators who are pursuing studies in relevant topic areas. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-gobkrc16. <br /><br />4. NIH Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50) RFA-DK-16-032 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (PCEN) to support both basic and clinical research on pediatric kidney disease. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nih-pcen16. <br /><br />5. PhRMA Pharmacology/Toxicology - Pre Doctoral Fellowships– This program supports the career development activities of scientists embarking on research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, in experimental animal or clinical studies or both. UIC may submit only one proposal. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/phrma-ptpdf16. <br /><br />6. PhRMA Informatics - Pre Doctoral Fellowships - The aims of the fellowships are (1) to support students in advanced stages of training and thesis research and (2) to encourage the entry of well-trained investigators into the informatics field. UIC may submit two applications. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/phrma-ipdf16. <br /><br />Note:<br /><br />• Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.<br /><br />• If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.<br /><br />• Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />• If you would like to apply for a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/funding/limited_competitions.shtml please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:57:20 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:57:20 -0500 [INFO] Hot Topics This summer is a scorcher, but the fall semester at the UIC School of Art & Art History is going to be FIRE!<br /><br />There is still space left in these amazing classes. Many fulfill general Ed requirements. Register now!<br /><br /><br />AH 274/LALS 240 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica - Andrew Finegold<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts World Cultures<br /><br /><br />M/W/F 1:00 - 1:50pm<br /><br />Introduction to the art and architecture of prehispanic peoples of Mexico and norther Central America, including Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec cultures. Course information: Same as LALS 240. Prerequisite(s): Three hours of art history at the 100 level or consent of instructor. <br /><br /><br /><br />ART 385/520 Decarceration in Theory and Practice - Laurie Jo Reynolds<br /><br />Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00pm<br /><br />The growing political will to end the era of mass incarceration has led to federal and state commitments to “decarcerate.” Yet there is no policy roadmap for smart decarceration, much less prison abolition. This class focuses on the fascinating case study unfolding in Illinois, where Governor Bruce Rauner has committed to reducing the prison population by 25% by 2025. Significant decarceration requires a nuts-and-bolts strategy: judges, states attorneys, law enforcement and corrections must reverse current drivers of the prison population and could potentially adopt new strategies for policing and punishment. Truly sustainable decarceration would also protect people in divested and disenfranchised communities from both crime and incarceration, and address the barriers to social integration faced by people returning from prison. This course will examine the theory, policy and politics of decarceration. In addition to reading about the US prison boom and alternative models of justice, we will have exciting guest speakers, take a huge range of field trips and analyze white papers, legislative actions, media responses, and the role of advocates and those directly affected in influencing outcomes. Students will help organize and participate in a decarceration strategy convening.<br /><br /><br />ART 350/480 Advanced Topics in New Media Art - Sabrina Raaf<br /><br />Fridays 9:00am - 3:40pm<br /><br />This course offers a comprehensive exploration of rapid prototyping as it applies to the creation of new media art works from concept development to execution. Students with a variety of interests and skill levels are introduced to art historical and contemporary artworks that incorporate technology. Students are also taught fundamental skills in computer programming, electronics and digital fabrication, including laser cutting, 3d printing and CNC milling/routing. Through self-directed research, class discussions and critiques, students will develop plans for a final project to be completed by the end of the semester using the concepts and skills learned to augment the student’s own practice. Students will be required to keep a wiki page, materials conduct research, and present material to the class or discussion. (Prereq: ART 150 - Introduction to New Media Arts, or Consent of Instructor)<br /><br /><br /><br />AH 275 South Asian Visual Cultures - Catherine Becker<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts World Cultures<br /><br /><br />T/R 12:30 - 1:45pm<br /><br />From the well-ordered brick cities of the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 2600 BCE) to the wide boulevards and sweeping vistas of contemporary New Delhi, this introductory survey explores the art, architecture, and visual culture of South Asia. Given the vast scope of this course, we focus our chronological investigation of this material around the diverse relationships between artistic production and modes of seeing. Topics to be analyzed include the use of imagery at ancient Buddhist sites to announce the Buddha’s sacred presence and the function of art to mediate the dynamic exchange of gazes between the devotee and the divine at Hindu temples. The creation of architectural spaces to frame Mughal rulers for formal audiences—and the depiction of such spaces within painted manuscripts—will be examined. We will also analyze British colonial responses to the art and architecture of South Asia and the emergence of new technologies, such as printing, photography, and filmmaking. This course will conclude with a consideration of artistic production in modern and contemporary South Asia and the crafting of new national identities in this region. This course has no prerequisites; all students are welcome! <br /><br /><br />AH 260 European Art from 1750 to 1900 - Nina Dubin<br />General Education Fulfills Creative Arts requirement<br /><br /><br />T/R 9:30 - 10:45am<br /><br />This course surveys key episodes in the history of modern European art. In an age of Revolution—political, industrial, and social—how did art keep pace with modernity? What were the distinctive features of modern life, and what forms of expression did they take in the works of artists such as David and Géricault, Monet andMorisot, Carpeaux and Rodin? The artistic languages that we will encounter—Classicism and Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism, Symbolism and Primitivism—have much to tell us about the ways in which modern imaginations processed and gave representation to such complex subjects as nationalism and the public sphere, empire and colonialism, nature and urban transformation, class relations and family life.<br /><br /><br /><br />AH 511 Historiography of the Visual Arts 1750 - 1960 Andrew Finegold<br /><br />Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:45pm<br /><br />An introduction to some of the major problems, perspectives, and thinkers associated with the last half-century of art historical and visual studies scholarship. Each week, a significant issue or approach will be examined through the close reading and discussion of a selection of critical texts. The goal is a sustained and personal engagement with the various assumptions, commitments, and motivations that underpin the discipline of art history and with which each of us must contend throughout our careers. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:48:10 -0500 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:48:10 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm <br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins’ life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:41:57 -0500 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:41:57 -0500 [INFO] You are invited to the 2016 Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden Walk! Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2016 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.<br /><br />Expert guided tours of the garden are available from 10 am to 3 pm <br /><br />Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture <br />Keynote lecture, noon, room B36, College of Pharmacy<br /><br />Dr. Timothy Johns is a nutritionist and ethnobotanist whose research interests focus on the traditional uses of plants for food and medicine in relation to issues of contemporary nutrition and health, the understanding of human adaptation in diverse environments and the evolutionary origins of diet and medicine. His work involves field studies with communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in conjunction with laboratory analysis of chemical composition and medicinal properties of plants. <br /><br />About the Atkins Medicinal Garden <br /><br />The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden is a garden oasis in the midst of the busy Illinois Medical District located on the corner of Wood and Polk Streets. The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden provides a scenic backdrop for those enjoying a quiet break. Those lunching or reveling in the scents and colors of the Atkins Garden may overlook the fact that the plants surrounding them have played a crucial role in the history of medicine. But thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert A. Atkins, Dorothy Atkins’ life as a pharmacist and her interest in medicinal plants are honored and commemorated by the garden.<br /><br />Please RSVP to pharmacy@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:00:19 -0500 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:00:19 -0500 [INFO] POSITION AVAILABLE: Visiting Research Specialist/Natural Science-College of Nursing, JobID=64740 Description:<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science is seeking a candidate for a full-time visiting research specialist in a study to determine whether sleep problems such as sleep-disordered breathing are independent risk factors for gestational diabetes (GDM).<br /><br />This position contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborates with researchers to develop, execute and interpret research projects. Performs complex laboratory and data collection techniques. <br /><br />This person will work closely with the principal investigator (PI) to plan and perform the day-to-day implementation of the research study and the administrative activities aligned to the research aims, and manage and organize records for data analysis.<br /><br />The BHS Department is one of three departments in the UIC College of Nursing, ranked among the top ten nursing colleges in the country and 2nd nationally for NIH funding in Nursing. <br /><br />DUTIES:<br /><br />Collaborate with Principle Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.<br />• Formulate and conduct scientific experiments and analysis. Performs complex data collection and laboratory techniques. Analyze and evaluate test and research results.<br />• Replicate, refine and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods, procedures and techniques.<br />• Develop and write advanced, comprehensive experimental protocols.<br />• Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.<br />Communication<br />• Contribute material, prepare results and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents for publication.<br />• Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission.<br />Staff Management<br />• Guide, train and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.<br />Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.<br /><br />QUALIFICATIONS:<br /><br />Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. Master’s degree in science preferred.<br />A minimum of 3 years related research experience.<br />Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.<br />Proficient in specific lab research techniques.<br /><br />Preferred and highly desirable:<br /><br />Knowledge/experience of sleep and sleep disorders, and experience scoring recordings from objective sleep measures (i.e., actigraphy, power spectral analysis).<br /><br />Previous experience with data management and analysis using STATA and/or SPSS etc., and manuscript and grant preparation <br /><br />Phlebotomy training and experience<br /><br />Experience working with pregnant women and ability to work respectfully with people from a variety of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds<br /><br />Application Procedure: Candidates are required to complete an online application through the UIC Human Resources online system at:<br />https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=64740&job=visiting-research-specialist-nat-science-izci-balserak-bhs <br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.<br /><br />The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:16:37 -0500 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:16:37 -0500 [INFO] TechTeach 2016 Save the Date Announcing the 2016 TechTeach Conference on November 15, 2016, in Student Center East.<br /><br />This year’s TechTeach theme is “Reaching Beyond…” The conference will showcase current successes, challenges, and opportunities in technology-assisted education within our UIC community. It will bring together faculty, staff, and IT professionals who will demonstrate innovative techniques and tools along with examples of effective use of technology in teaching and learning.<br /><br />You can find information about last year’s conference at http://2015.techteach.uic.edu/ or contact us at techteach@uic.edu. <br /><br />Stay tuned for the call for proposals opening later this summer. Registration will open in the fall. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:00:57 -0500 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:00:57 -0500 [INFO] Welcome to UIC Impact! WELCOME TO UIC IMPACT!<br />Coming Fall 2016<br /><br />UIC Impact is the framework for our students to enrich and optimize their academic, professional, and personal growth. With each student engagement opportunity, our students are building upon their co-curricular experience while empowering and impacting the community beyond our campus. Our students will be mentoring others, developing core competencies and essential leadership skills to be successful, global citizens.<br /><br />Initiatives include:<br /><br />UIC Co-curricular Transcript<br />A co-curricular transcript's purpose is to provide an official record of out-of-the-classroom student involvement, participation, awards, honors, and certificates. Co-curricular transcript items may include: student organization involvement, student organization leadership, community service, leadership training, workshops and seminars, awards, honors, certifications, and high impact practices.<br /><br />ePortfolios<br />Students may produce artifacts (relevant documents and media files) that can be uploaded and displayed on student's individual ePortfolios (electronic portfolios). Artifacts may include research, capstone projects, reflections, resume, and professional photos.<br /><br />Co-curricular Capstone Projects<br />Co-curricular capstone projects may be exhibited featuring student work in career development, civic engagement, environmental awareness and sustainability, global perspective and diversity, leadership and involvement, and research at UIC Impact Day.<br /><br />For more information, visit http://go.uic.edu/UICimpact. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:27:12 -0500 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:27:12 -0500 [INFO] Seeking Research Participants My name is Jen Sweet, and I am a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you are at least 18 years of age and a student at any institution of higher education, I invite you to participate in a study that I am conducting. <br /><br />If you volunteer for the study, you will complete an online student satisfaction survey that will ask you to indicate how satisfied you are with various experiences that the higher education institution you attend has provided. Completing the survey will take about 20 minutes. The survey will be available through August 5, 2016.<br /><br />Those students who participate will receive a link to a separate form to provide their contact information so that they can enter a raffle for an iPad Mini. Odds of winning the iPad Mini are dependent on the number of students who respond to the survey. Your contact information will not be associated with your survey responses. Your responses to the survey will be kept confidential and will only be reported in aggregate form. <br /><br />To participate in this study, please click on this link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eVbXhPVJDXtK34x <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:48:01 -0500 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:48:01 -0500 [INFO] Welcome to UIC Impact! WELCOME TO UIC IMPACT!<br /><br />Coming Fall 2016<br /><br />UIC Impact is the framework for our students to enrich and optimize their academic, professional, and personal growth. With each student engagement opportunity, our students are building upon their co-curricular experience while empowering and impacting the community beyond our campus. Our students will be mentoring others, developing core competencies and essential leadership skills to be successful, global citizens.<br /><br />Initiatives include:<br /><br />UIC Co-curricular Transcript<br />A co-curricular transcript's purpose is to provide an official record of out-of-the-classroom student involvement, participation, awards, honors, and certificates. Co-curricular transcript items may include: student organization involvement, student organization leadership, community service, leadership training, workshops and seminars, awards, honors, certifications, and high impact practices.<br /><br />ePortfolios<br />Students may produce artifacts (relevant documents and media files) that can be uploaded and displayed on student's individual ePortfolios (electronic portfolios). Artifacts may include research, capstone projects, reflections, resume, and professional photos.<br /><br />Co-curricular Capstone Projects<br />Co-curricular capstone projects may be exhibited featuring student work in career development, civic engagement, environmental awareness and sustainability, global perspective and diversity, leadership and involvement, and research at UIC Impact Day.<br /><br />For more information visit http://go.uic.edu/UICimpact. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:59:24 -0500 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:59:24 -0500 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study (IRB#2013-0325) on mood and anxiety. This study is testing to see how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior and mental health. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-65 years old<br />2. Are experiencing anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood. <br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).<br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 24-35 hours over a total of 14-21 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Volunteers must be US citizens or permanent residents. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />If you are interested in participating please call 888-686-5591, email emotion@psych.uic.edu, or complete our online survey at http://j.mp/1oSDtWu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:32:30 -0500 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:32:30 -0500 [INFO] Physician Payments Sunshine Act and your Report of Non-University Activities TO: Massmail [Physicians]<br /><br />FROM: Mitra Dutta, Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br />DATE: July 7, 2016<br /><br />SUBJECT: Physician Payments Sunshine Act and your Report of Non-University Activities <br /><br />The Physician Payment Sunshine Act was designed with the objective of creating transparency of financial interests of physicians. However, it also has the potential to diminish public trust in academic and research institutions. This can occur when there are inconsistencies between information reported to the federal government versus the information disclosed to the University.<br /><br />The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Public Law 111-148, Section 6002), places obligations for public disclosure of payments and financial interests made to physicians by manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies as well as group purchasing organizations (GPOs). The information has been collected by and was made publically available by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS updates the database annually on June 30. The data for 2015 is now available for you to review on Open Payments: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ <br /><br />As a physician, there is information about the Act with which you should be aware. You are strongly encouraged to cooperate with CMS, manufacturers, and GPOs to ensure accurate reporting of your financial interests and payments made to you that are publically disclosed on the CMS website.<br /><br />The University requires that your disclosure of non-University activities be consistent with the information reported in the CMS database. Below is information on what you must do to be in compliance with the University’s Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.<br /><br />1. What is required by the University in regards to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br />2. Who is a physician under the Sunshine Act?<br />3. Can inaccurate information reported to CMS be disputed and corrected?<br />4. Where can I find more information about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />1. What is required by the University in regards to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />As a paid academic staff member, your University obligation is to report and seek approval for non-University financial or fiduciary interests using the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA). Activities that you disclose on your RNUA form must be consistent with information reported in the CMS database when the nature of the payment requires disclosure per the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest. <br /><br />Guidance on the nature of payments is available at: http://research.uic.edu/compliance/conflict-commitment-interest-coi/managing-conflicts/faqs_sunshine <br /><br />The last column advises on whether the nature of payment requires disclosure on the RNUA.<br /><br />You are advised to review the information being reported about you in the CMS database. You can do that by using the CMS search tool available at: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/<br /><br />If you find information reported about you in the CMS database and if the nature of the activities requires reporting on the RNUA, then you should verify that you have disclosed the activity on your RNUA; or revise your RNUA at START myDisclosures: https://myresearch.uillinois.edu/myDisclosures/ <br /><br />When the activity has not been previously approved, the Unit Executive Officer must complete a retrospective review of the activities.<br /><br />As always, the University requires that you seek approval for activities prior to engaging in any non-University activities. You should update your RNUA as needed during the year.<br /><br />2. Who is a physician under the Sunshine Act?<br /><br />For the purposes of Open Payments, a “physician” is any of the following types of professionals that are legally authorized by the state to practice, regardless of whether they are Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers:<br />• Doctors of medicine or osteopathy<br />• Doctors of dental medicine or dental surgery<br />• Doctors of podiatric medicine<br />• Doctors of optometry<br />• Chiropractors<br />Note: Medical residents are excluded from the definition of physicians for the purpose of this program.<br /><br />3. Can inaccurate information reported to CMS be disputed and corrected?<br /><br />Yes. The University encourages you to work with the applicable manufacturer and applicable GPO to correct inaccurate information submitted by the applicable manufacturer and applicable GPO.<br /><br />4. Where can I find more information about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act?<br /><br />The Sunshine Act 42 CFR Parts 402 and 403 is available at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/Downloads/Final-Rule.pdf <br /><br />For more information about the CMS OPEN PAYMENTS and to register with CMS OPEN PAYMENTS program, please go to: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/index.html<br /><br />For questions or assistance, please contact Jacquelyn Jancius, Director of the Conflict of Interest Office, at COI@uic.edu or (312) 996-4070.<br /><br />Thank you in advance for your help with assuring compliance with the University Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:24:27 -0500 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:24:27 -0500 [INFO] Sad news Colleagues:<br /><br />It is with great sadness that I share the news that our colleague, John Shuler, Associate Professor in the UIC Library, has died unexpectedly.<br /><br />John had been at UIC for 23 years as Government Information/Documents Librarian and more recently, liaison to the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Jane Addams College of Social Work. He was nationally known in the Documents community, writing and speaking frequently on government information issues. He served as an associate editor for Government Information Quarterly, and served on the editorial board for the Journal of Academic Librarianship. John taught government information courses at many library schools in the country including Dominican University and the University of Maryland.<br /><br />John was actively engaged in the Library, serving on numerous committees, councils, and task forces over the years. He was also active in the Faculty Senate and an avid supporter of the faculty union where he was Treasurer.<br /><br />As soon as we know more about any services, we will let you know. We will also send details about a memorial service on campus as they take shape.<br /><br />Mary <br /><br />-- <br />Mary M. Case<br />University Librarian and Dean of Libraries<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />801 S. Morgan St.<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br />312-996-2716<br />Fax: 312-413-0424<br />marycase@uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:11:15 -0500 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:11:15 -0500