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 Black History Month 2015 Events Campus Programs is proud to announce the 2015 celebration of Black History Month with our theme “Sports, Leadership, and Legends”! Sponsors throughout the university have an exciting and diverse lineup of programs to offer during February. All events are open to the general public and the UIC community of students, faculty, and staff. <br /><br />Tuesday, 2/3/15: “Halftime Show” Opening Celebration* <br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />All are welcome to celebrate our theme together and get a glimpse of what Black History Month has to offer. Highlights include a basketball shoot out, NPHC Stroll Exhibition, Mojo’s Pen Spoken Word, nominations for BSU Heritage Ball, and a special performance by the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/5/15: American Negro Exposition – Opening Reception<br />Addams Hall, AACC Library, Room 200 | 4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/5/15: Mojo’s Pen – Poetry Slam<br />Student Center East, Cardinal Room | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, 2/6/15: AAAN Hoop It Up Basketball Classic*<br />Student Recreation Facility | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br />The African American Academic Network would like to invite you to attend our annual Hoop It Up Basketball Classic. The event is one of many activities that will take place during Black History Month in order to commemorate the achievements of African Americans. The game will provide an opportunity for UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in a friendly, yet competitive game of basketball while raising camaraderie amongst our student body. The event will be filled with live entertainment, door prizes, and a chance to win additional prizes. <br /><br />Saturday, 2/7/15: UIC Black Alumni Achiever Awards Luncheon*<br />Student Center East, Room 302 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.<br />Celebrate the accomplishments of UIC alumni in the areas of Education, Business, Medicine, Law, the Arts, and Philanthropy. We will present scholarships to current UIC students with the funds raised by the Black Alumni Association.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/12/15: AACC Brown Bag: The Iconography of Contagion<br />Addams Hall, AACC Library, Room 200 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/12/15: Heritage Ball*<br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.<br />Black Student Union at UIC presents Heritage Ball; an event recognizing UIC’s black student leaders.<br />2015 Theme: Black Excellence<br /><br />Wednesday, 2/18/15: CHANCE Program Breakfast<br />Jane Addams Hull House Dining | 8:00 a.m.<br />RSVP may be required. Contact the CHANCE program for more information at 312-355-5025.<br /><br />Wednesday, 2/18/15: UIC Jazz Ensemble with Robin Eubanks<br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.<br />For tickets visit: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu. <br /><br />Thursday, 2/19/15: AACC Brown Bag: African-American Farming Practices<br />Addams Hall, AACC Gallery, Room 207 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/19/15: Old School/New School Love Remixes<br />Addams Hall, AACC, 2nd Floor | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, 2/20/15: A Journey Through Time: Origins to Modern Day<br />Student Center East, Room 302 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, 2/20/15: The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, directed by Derrick Sanders<br />UIC Theatre | 7:30 p.m. <br />For tickets visit: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu. <br /><br />Saturday, 2/21/15: NPHC Stroll Exhibition <br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br /><br />Monday, 2/23/15: Behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Black Lives in the 19th Century<br />Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />Tuesday, 2/24/15: Movie Screening and Discussion: Dear White People<br />Student Center East, Room 605 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.<br />Join us for a screening of the movie: Dear White People. Then, stay for a dialogue in a safe space on race relations at universities and nationwide. Co-facilitated by the UIC Dialogue Initiative Staff; http://dialogue.uic.edu.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/26/15: AACC Brown Bag: Community Archives<br />Addams Hall, AACC Gallery, Room 207 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Thursday, 2/26/15: Black History Makers Award Ceremony*<br />Student Center East, East Terrace | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />Join us for the 8th annual celebration of our very own UIC legends.<br /><br />Friday, 2/27/15: 25th Annual and FINAL UIC Blues Cabaret <br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.<br />Headliner: Big James and the Chicago Playboys. Opening Act: LaJa’ and the Jazz Blues Band. <br />Free for UIC students with valid i-card, $15 general admission. <br /><br />Saturday, 2/28/15: New African American Student Breakfast <br />Student Center East, Illinois Room | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.<br />UIC African American faculty would like to invite newly admitted students and their parents to learn about the support and opportunities available to African American students at this new student breakfast. RSVP is required. Contact the African American Academic Network for more information at 312-996-5565.<br /><br />Saturday, 2/28/15: UIC Men's Basketball Game <br />UIC Pavilion | 1:00 p.m. <br />Come support the UIC Men's Basketball team face off against Wright State.<br /><br />Saturday, 2/28/15: UIC Women's Basketball Game <br />UIC Pavilion | 3:00 p.m. <br />Come support the UIC Women's Basketball team face off against Oakland.<br /><br /><br />*Programs related to our theme, “Sports, Leadership, and Legends”.<br /><br />Students who attend and swipe their i-cards at three or more events above will be entered to win a $100 gift card to the UIC Bookstore!<br /><br />Sponsors: <br /><br />African American Academic Network<br />African-American Cultural Center<br />Black Alumni Advisory Council <br />Campus Programs<br />CHANCE Program<br />Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks<br />Dialogue Initiative<br />Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br />School of Theatre & Music<br />Richard J. Daley Library<br /><br />Student Organization Contributors:<br />African Student Council<br />Black Student Union<br />Collegiate 100<br />Mojo’s Pen<br />National Pan-Hellenic Council<br />Pathways to Black Male Achievement<br />Students for African American Sisterhood<br /><br /><br />For more details about Black History Month events, visit http://campusprograms.uic.edu. If you have any questions, e-mail Jessica Adam at jvadam@uic.edu. <br /><br />Follow Campus Programs on:<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uiccampusprograms<br />Twitter and Instagram: @UICcampusprgrms<br /><br />Students attending any Black History Month events may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu.<br /><br />If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in an event, please call 312-413-5077 at least one week prior to the event.<br /><br />Campus Programs is a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.<br />Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:57:45 -0600 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:57:45 -0600 CCSW Newsletter -- February 2015 CCSW NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2015<br /><br />This is the bi-monthly newsletter of the Chancellors Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), a committee that advises the Chancellor and addresses issues of concern to UIC women. Your CCSW co-chairs are Kimberly Fasula (kfasul1@uic.edu) and Juanita McCary (jmccary@uic.edu).<br /><br />To learn more about the CCSW, please visit our web site at http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uic.ccsw. <br /><br /><br />CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br /><br />CCSW Fourth Annual Professional Development Award Recipients<br />February 11: CCSW Second Annual Ladies Night Out @ UIC Pavilion 5:30 p.m.<br />March 5: Woman of the Year Reception – Honoree is Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D.<br />March 10: Resume Workshop – CCSW Staff Advocacy<br />March 18: WoRD Book Club – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness<br />March 19: Benefit Fair – CCSW Staff Advocacy<br />April 8: Wellness Workshop – CCSW Staff Advocacy<br /><br /><br />CCSW FOURTH ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM RECIPIENTS<br /><br />The Fourth Annual CCSW Professional Development Program provided support to the following UIC women. The Professional Development program provided the selected women each with up to $500 to support the woman’s proposed activity for professional development. For more information on the CCSW Professional Development Program please visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/PDA.html<br /><br />The program funded the following activities: <br /><br />Brenda Barrie (Office of Research Services): Attend a conference for National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) to learn more about administration of sponsored research programs.<br /><br />Kathyy Battee-Freeman (Office of Career Services): Attend a conference and workshop by the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association for continuing education credit needed to maintain her license as a clinical professional counselor.<br /><br />Leslie Carnahan (Center for Research on Women and Gender): Attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition.<br /><br />Rebecca Gordon (Office of Access and Equity): Participate in comprehensive training and certification course to learn how to conduct Title IX investigations.<br /><br />Stephanie Thompson (Center for Research on Women and Gender): Attend a conference for National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) to learn more about administration of sponsored research programs.<br /><br /><br />CCSW SECOND ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT<br />UIC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL and<br />BREAST CANCER AWARENESS<br />Wednesday, February 11, 2015<br />The Pavilion, 7:00 p.m.<br />525 S. Racine Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />Please join an action packed night of fun for CCSW Ladies Night Out at The Pavilion for a UIC Women Flames’ Basketball Game and support for Breast Cancer Awareness on Wednesday, February 11.<br /><br />To support our UIC Women Flames and Beast Cancer Awareness, the $10 Ticket to the game includes Free Shuttle Service, Pizza, Beverages and Giveaways.<br /><br />Come One, Come All! Tickets Available Now!!!<br />Ladies Night Out Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/lno.pdf<br /><br />Get your seat on the Fun Bus that will leave from UI Hospital on Taylor Street and Student Center West on Wolcott Avenue to arrive at The Pavilion for a Meet and Greet Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The starting time for Women Flames’ Basketball is 7:00 p.m.<br /><br />If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please contact Susan Powers, 312-996-5761, or Catherine Williams, 312-996-6194.<br /><br />Tickets can also be purchased from the UIC Ticket Office at 312-413-UIC1 or uictix2@gmail.com.<br /><br /><br />DR. ROBIN J. MERMELSTEIN<br />CCSW 2014 Woman of the Year Reception<br />Thursday, March 5, 2015<br />11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br />Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Avenue<br />West Campus<br /><br />Congratulations to Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D., as the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Dr. Mermelstein is a full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, since being recruited as an Assistant Professor in 1987. In 2008, Dr. Mermelstein was offered the responsibility of Director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy. Through Dr. Mermelstein's leadership, the Institute for Health Research and Policy is the largest research institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2014 the Institute was awarded more than $18 million in external research funding, ranking it among the top UIC campus departments for research productivity. Dr. Mermelstein has dedicated her research career to women's health, with her main focus falling broadly in the area of tobacco use, with studies ranging from longitudinal examinations of the etiology of youth smoking to cessation interventions for adul t smokers.<br /><br />The Woman of the Year award was established in 1992, this annual award honors a UIC woman who has consistently worked on women's issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model. The award criteria include providing service to women at UIC while on the job, responding to issues affecting women, and offering service to women through voluntarism and public support of women's programs.<br /><br />The Woman of the Year Reception will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Student Center West.<br /><br />To RSVP your attendance at the Woman of the Year Reception, please use this link: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/WOY/rsvp.html<br /><br /><br />CCSW Staff Advocacy Resume Workshop<br />Tuesday, March 10, 2015<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />3050 SSB, 1200 West Harrison Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />Please join CCSW Staff Advocacy to polish up your resume with the help of Assistant Director of Career Services, Stephanie Sattler! Bring a copy of your current resume to the workshop.<br /><br />Resume Workshop Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/bf15.pdf<br /><br />Because space is limited, please RSVP to Kat Aldag (kaldag@uic.edu).<br /><br /><br />WoRD BOOK CLUB<br />Wednesday, March 18, 2015<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />507 DHSP, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road<br />West Campus<br /><br />Whether you have read only a chapter, finished it twice, or never turned its cover, we invite you to join us for an intriguing discussion on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Our next WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club selection is: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. You are welcome to bring your lunch.<br /><br />WoRD Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/committee/flyers/WoRDMarch2015.pdf<br />(If your browser brings a copy of a previous selection, just copy and paste the link above on the address bar of your internet browser)<br /><br />The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in is available for purchase for $15.95 (a 20% discount!) at the UIC Bookstore on East Campus and the UIC Medical Bookstore on West Campus. The book can also be obtained at the UIC Library through the library’s I-Share catalog—contact the library for more details!<br /><br />In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, the author describes the rebirth of a caste-like system in the U.S. that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status – denied the rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. As the U.S. celebrates its “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of Black men in urban areas are under correctional control or saddled with criminal records for life. Today an extraordinary percentage of African Americans are housed in prisons or trapped in a system in which they are denied basic civil and human rights, including the right to vote; serve on juries, and be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education and public benefits. Legal scholar Michelle Alexander demonstrates that it is legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways in which it was once legal t o discriminate against African Americans. She shows how the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. She also challenges us to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a movement for racial just in America.<br /><br />Michelle Alexander is an acclaimed civil rights lawyers, advocate, and legal scholar. She has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford Law School. Following law school, she was a clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court and on the U.S. Court of Appeals. She currently devotes her time to freelance writing, public speaking, consulting with organizations committed to ending mass incarceration, and raising her three young children.<br /><br />The WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club was created by members of the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) for the purpose of reading and discussing books related to employment and professional/personal growth and development, particularly as they relate to women. The WoRD Club hosts in-person meetings to discuss selected readings. <br /><br />The WoRD Club invites all interested UIC employees and students. To join us, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or Leslie Carnahan at lcarna2@uic.edu for more information and to be added to the listserv.<br /><br />WoRD Club meetings are designated as official Chancellor’s Status Committee meetings, and are thereby considered approved for employee participation.<br /><br />CCSW Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br />Kris Zimmermann & Leslie Carnahan<br />WoRD Book Club<br />Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/<br /><br /><br />CCSW Staff Advocacy Benefits Fair<br />Thursday, March 19, 2015<br />12:00 to 1:30 p.m.<br />Conference Rooms B and C in SSB<br />1200 West Harrison Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />Did you just start working for UIC or have been working for a while and need a Benefits refresher? Here is an opportunity to learn more about the Benefits you do know and about those you may not know. Please join CCSW Staff Advocacy to brush up on Benefits available to UIC staff and families!<br /><br />You can drop in at your convenience in Conference Rooms B and C (first floor) in SSB, 1200 W. Harrison Street, East Campus, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Representatives from across campus will be there to answer your questions.<br /><br />Benefits Fair Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/rw15.pdf<br /><br />Please RSVP to Kat Aldag (kaldag@uic.edu). Light snacks will be provided.<br /><br /><br />CCSW Staff Advocacy Wellness Workshop<br />Wednesday, April 8, 2015<br />Time and Location forthcoming<br /><br />Save The Date!<br /><br />Please join the CCSW Staff Advocacy for a Wellness Workshop that will provide a variety of activities, including:<br /><br />Women Biking in the City – resources and tips, co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.<br /><br />Mindfulness/Self-Compassion Workshop, co-sponsored by Counseling Services.<br /><br />Yoga or Pilates Class.<br /><br />Making Your Office Body-Friendly.<br /><br />Stay tuned for more information!<br /><br /><br />CCSW SCHEDULE OF GENERAL MEETINGS<br />Noon to 1:00 p.m.<br /><br />Friday, September 26, 2014, 204 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, October 10, 2014, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, November 7, 2014, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, December 5, 2014, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, January 9, 2015, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, February 6, 2015, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, March 6, 2015, 307 AOB, West Campus<br />Friday, April 3, 2015, 2650 UH, East Campus<br />Friday, May 8, 2015, 11:30 to 2:00 (Retreat), 307 AOB, West Campus<br /><br /><br />CCSW SUBCOMMITTEE CONTACTS FOR 2014-2015<br /><br />Communication Relations and Communications<br />Susan Powers (supowers@uic.edu), Catherine William (cwill@uic.edu), Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu)<br /><br />Faculty Development and Concerns<br />Aleeca Bell (abell2@uic.edu), Julie Carbray (jcarbray@uic.edu)<br /><br />Minority Women Concerns<br />Katherine Battee-Freeman (kathyy@uic.edu) <br />Next Meeting: Friday, 02/13/15, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 3050 SSB, East Campus<br />Or call 712-432-1212 and enter meeting ID # 706-674-900<br /><br />Staff Advocacy<br />Kat Aldag (kaldag@las.uic.edu), Leslie Carnahan (lcarna2@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Thursday, 02/12/15, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 507 DHSP, West Campus<br /><br />Student Concerns<br /><br />Rockford<br />Dr. Manika Bhateja (mbhateja@uic.edu)<br /><br />The Communications subcommittee welcomes your feedback, suggestions and any related news items, please contact Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu). ___________________________________________________________________________ <br />You are subscribed to massmail because you have an active UIC netid. If you prefer not to receive massmail postings update your preferences: https://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap-auth/bin/news_options <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:59 -0600 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:59 -0600 Student Legal Services at UIC - CLARIFICATION Earlier today you received a massmail regarding Student Legal Services. We apologize for any confusion created by the previous message and would like to clarify that the Student Legal Services is only available for currently enrolled students who have paid the service fee.<br />_________________________________________________________________<br /><br />Student Legal Services<br /><br />The Student Legal Service (SLS) is a law office located in the Office of the Dean of Students which provides legal advice and representation for UIC students. Legal issues that SLS can assist students with include but are not limited to; landlord-tenant, divorce, child custody/support, traffic, bankruptcy and expungement. SLS does not handle legal matters where the adverse party may pose a conflict of interest for the University.<br /><br />Additional services offered to students by SLS include notary assistance, consultation, referral, document preparation, and in limited instances, court representation. Legal matters are confidential and subject to attorney-client privilege.<br /><br />Students can make an appointment by calling and following the instructions at 312-996-9214. For more information, visit us at deanofstudents.uic.edu/studentlegal.<br /><br />Attorney Melissa L. Williams<br />University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) <br />Student Legal Services<br />Office of the Dean of Students<br />1200 W. Harrison Street, 3030 SSB<br />Chicago, IL 60607-1234<br />Phone: 312-996-9214<br />Web: deanofstudents.uic.edu/studentlegal<br /><br />"Engaging students for success from orientation to graduation." <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:07:24 -0600 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:07:24 -0600 Student Elections 2015-2016 Are you interested in civic duty and volunteer service?<br />Do you want to represent your student body?<br /><br />We are looking for a few good student leaders who may be interested in running as our next Student Member of the Board of Trustees, Undergraduate Student Government President, Vice President, and Assembly Member or as a student member of the UIC Senate. <br /><br /><br />Election information for prospective candidates are now available at http://deanofstudents.uic.edu. <br /><br />For more information please contact Annette Wright, Assistant Dean of Students at awright@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:05:51 -0600 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:05:51 -0600 Contribute to Change on Campus Attention all UIC Undergraduates! Are you interested in cultural diversity and social justice issues? Then consider joining the Interpersonal Relations Committee - a standing committee of the Undergraduate Student Government. As a committee we focus on the following:<br /><br />Ensuring the equal representation of all undergraduate students at UIC. <br /><br />Promoting the diversity of UIC through awareness programs, educational workshops, celebrations, forums, debates, and other relevant programming that may be deemed necessary and appropriate to contribute to a sense of shared experience among all UIC students. <br /><br />Creating events and programs that create educational opportunity, cultural diversity, and equal access for every member of the “UIC Community.” <br /><br />Fostering relations between the Undergraduate Student Government and student organizations. <br /><br /><br />If any of these areas are something you show interest in or just for more information, contact Joseph Washington, USG Director of Interpersonal Relations, at irc.uic.usg@gmail.com<br /><br />We're here to serve and we want you!<br /><br />Kind Regards, <br /><br />Joseph Washington<br /><br />Interpersonal Relations Committee Director | Undergraduate Student Government | University of Illinois at Chicago | irc.uic.usg@gmail.com <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:56 -0600 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:56 -0600 Student Research Forum Faculty Judges Needed Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />I am writing to ask you to encourage your students to participate in the 2015 UIC Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 2, 2015. This annual event showcases undergraduate, graduate, and professional student research. The SRF provides students with the opportunity to present their research in a one-on-one style to a broad audience. The environment is friendly, and students will also have a chance to win a cash prize. More than 300 students presented at last year’s SRF, and the event allows UIC colleges to showcase their student research activity. <br /><br />Beyond encouraging your students to participate, please also consider serving as a faculty judge. Serving as a faculty judge is an enjoyable and time-limited commitment. Judges simply spend an hour or two at the event, engaging one-on-one with each student whose presentation they are assigned to judge. You will be given a simple judging evaluation sheet for each of these student presenters. You do NOT need to be an expert in the areas you judge; you will be assessing the student's work in terms of their ability to convey the subject matter and key background, motivation, results, techniques, etc.<br /><br />You can register as a faculty judge at the following website: http://research.uic.edu/srf/fjudges. <br /><br />Event logistics are as follows:<br /><br />UIC Student Research Forum<br />Thursday, April 2, 2015<br />1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Judging and Presentations) <br />3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Reception and Prizes) <br />UIC Forum<br />725 W. Roosevelt Rd.<br /><br />Details about the Student Research Forum can be found at: http://research.uic.edu/srf <br /><br />Thanks in advance for your support of this important event.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta, Ph.D.<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br />Sponsored by: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, the Provost/VCAA, the Alumni Association, the Honors College, the Student Activities Funding Association, the Graduate College, and the Office of Sustainability. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:21:24 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:21:24 -0600 Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Note: 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 />US DOE FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator FOA-0001213 - This FOA is open to proposals that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. This program requires 20% cost share. UIC is limited to two concept papers. The sponsor deadline is rapidly approaching and this will be an expedited internal process. UIC is limited to two submissions. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/doe15.<br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions, please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:17:47 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:17:47 -0600 Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Note: 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 />US DOE FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator FOA-0001213 - This FOA is open to proposals that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. This program requires 20% cost share. UIC is limited to two concept papers. The sponsor deadline is rapidly approaching and this will be an expedited internal process. UIC is limited to two submissions. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/doe15.<br /><br />Please review program guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />If you would like to submit to a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions, please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:16:01 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:16:01 -0600 Student Legal Services at UIC A Friendly Reminder…Student Legal Services (SLS) is at UIC!<br /><br />So if you have a legal issue<br /><br />(landlord-tenant, divorce, child custody/support, traffic, bankruptcy, expungement, etc.)<br /><br />just call 312-996-9214 to make your appointment...<br /><br />We also have a Notary Service for UIC Students<br /><br />NOTE: Must be a current UIC Student who has paid activities fee, must make appointment for service.<br /><br />Services include consultation, referral, document preparation, and court representation (in some instances)<br /><br />Legal matters are confidential and subject to attorney-client privilege; they are NOT shared with the University.<br /><br />Exclusions to service: SLS does not handle legal matters in which the University, faculty, staff, or other UIC students may be an adverse party. SLS may terminate attorney-client relationship for students’ failure to cooperate in advancing their cases.<br /><br /><br />SLS Tips:<br /><br />Visit the SLS webpage on the new Dean of Students website: deanofstudents.uic.edu/studentlegal <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:13:59 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:13:59 -0600 The Undergraduate Student Government Hello Everyone,<br /><br />My name is Jacob Schulz, President of the Undergraduate Student Government. I hope that you are doing well as we move into the 2015 Spring Semester. For the 2014-15 academic school year, one of my main goals is to increase communication and the level of transparency for the Undergraduate Student Government. Below is a summary of our activities from the Fall 2014 Semester:<br /><br />Last semester, I launched three committees focused on the UIC Student Experience:<br /><br />Academic and Advising Policy<br />The purpose of this committee is to identify common core issues that students face in the classroom and with their advisors. After identifying the issues, this committee will come up with a list of recommendations to help eliminate barriers to academic success. Ultimately, this committee will submit a list of recommendations to the UIC Undergraduate Policy Council. For more information about this committee, feel free to contact Kara Easlick (keasli2@uic.edu) or Ryan Chiu (rchiu6@uic.edu).<br /><br />Campus Housing Student Experience<br />The purpose of this committee is to conduct an assessment of the student experience in the UIC Residence Halls and provide recommendations to UIC Administration on ways to enhance the overall student experience. If you are a Campus Housing Resident, please take a moment to fill out this survey and tell us about your experience. If you want more information about this committee, contact Co-Chairs: Cristian Nuno (Cnuno2@uic.edu) or David Klawitter (Klawitt2@uic.edu).<br /><br />Commuter Student Experience<br />The purpose of this committee is to conduct an assessment of the overall Commuter Student Experience and provide recommendations to UIC Administration on ways to enhance the commuter student experience. If you are a commuter student, then please take a moment to fill out this survey: If you want more information on this committee, contact Co-Chairs: Christen Lee (Clee251@uic.edu) or Flordalia Rodriguez (secretaryusg@gmail.com). <br /><br />Pop-Up Pantry:<br />In partnership with the Wellness Center, our Vice President, Brandon Gaskew, has spearheaded the launch of UIC’s first ever Pop-Up Food Pantry. The Pop-Up Pantry is a resource which is free for UIC students. It intends on helping homeless and low-income students, as well as anyone else who needs it. Most recently, over 100 students stopped by the Pop-Up Pantry and were provided with free food and information on food sustainability resources around the city. We plan on having the pantry open at least once a week during the Spring Semester. For more information on the pop-up pantry, feel free to contact Brandon at (Bgaskew@gmail.com).<br /><br />Student Advocacy Week:<br />During Student Advocacy Week, we host town hall meetings, summits, scavenger hunts, and more! At our town hall meeting about the UIC Library and ACCC WiFi, students were given the opportunity to provide input on how these campus entities can better serve our students. At the President’s Summit, various offices and organizations on campus stopped by to talk about their current projects/initiatives.<br /><br />Classroom Design Workshop:<br />In late November, we partnered with the Office of Campus Learning Environments and hosted a “Design Your Own Classroom” Workshop. Associate Vice Chancellor, Dave Taeyerts, sought student input on new design proposals for future lecture hall renovations.<br /><br />Here are some updates on our standing committees:<br /><br />University Relations Committee<br />URC has been working on Commuter Safety Initiatives, Textbook Affordability, and Lobby Day initiatives. The objective of this committee is to provide student representation on various committees throughout campus and work with campus administration. For more information, contact Committee Director, Mercedez Jones (Mjones65@uic.edu).<br /><br />Interpersonal Relations Committee<br />IRC has been involved with increasing voter registration and has also gotten involved in already present efforts here on campus. We have also looked to increase greater relations with Student Organizations and Campus Cultural Centers.<br /><br />Communications and Recruitment Committee<br />The main initiatives of the Communication and Recruitment Committee are to connect the students and USG body and manage all general USG publicity and promotions. In order to achieve these goals, CRC has worked on a few projects, which includes the scavenger hunt, USG promotional video, and the new USG website. The communication and Recruitment Committee also provides some student employment opportunities, such as positions for a graphic designer, videographer, and photographer. <br /><br />USG Elections: For those who are interested in joining USG, please consider running in the USG Elections. Election packets will be available on January 30th, 2015 at http://deanofstudents.uic.edu. For more information on elections, please contact the Assistant Dean of Students, Annette Wright (Awright@uic.edu). <br /><br />If you have any general questions about USG, feel free to email us at usguic@gmail.com. We look forward to working even more to address the needs of our student body!<br /><br />Best Regards,<br /><br />Jacob Schulz<br /><br />President of the Undergraduate Student Government <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:09:11 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:09:11 -0600 Clinical Study - Free screenings Dr. Jesica Herrick (M.D., M.S.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study evaluating the prevalence of parasitic infections among immigrant populations in Chicago. Because many people with these infections do not have symptoms, this study is testing people without symptoms for parasitic infections to see how many people have these infections. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria: <br />1. Age 10-80 years <br />2. Are a foreign-born individual who currently resides within the city limits of Chicago and have immigrated within the past 5 years from Africa, Asia, South America, or Central America<br />3. Consent to having one tablespoon of blood collected via venipuncture and to providing a stool sample<br /><br />The study includes: <br />1. A short symptom and demographic questionnaire. <br />2. One blood draw of a small amount of blood (1 Tablespoon). <br />3. A stool sample to test for intestinal parasites. <br /><br />This study involves a time commitment of approximately 30-45 minutes over a total of 2 visits. <br /><br />Volunteers will receive compensation for the time spent participating in the study. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />Please call or email for more information: CALL: 312-996-6732<br />EMAIL: Christe5@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:51 -0600 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:51 -0600 Paid Research Study Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on depression and is looking for volunteers to participate. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-25 years old<br />2. Suffer from depression<br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview<br />2. Three functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function <br />3. Three sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. Twelve weeks of standard treatment with 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 28 hours over a total of 19 visits. Volunteers will receive $15 per hour. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />Please call or email for more information:<br />CALL: 312-996-9508<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:29:03 -0600 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:29:03 -0600 Free UIC Flags at Men’s Basketball This Saturday The UIC Flames men's basketball team is playing Horizon League rival Valparaiso this Saturday, January 31st at 2 PM inside the UIC Pavilion. <br /><br />The first 1,000 UIC students in attendance will receive a full-size custom UIC flag! The game will be shown on CSN Chicago, so let’s show the city how we rep UIC by wearing red and waving these flags! <br /><br />Click the following link to see what the flag could look like on your wall: http://bit.ly/1yn0T37<br /><br />UIC vs. Valparaiso – Men’s Basketball – Saturday, January 31st – 2 PM – UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave.).<br /><br />All UIC students receive free admission with a valid I-Card. <br /><br />GO FLAMES! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:27:33 -0600 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:27:33 -0600 TOMORROW Leadership & Service Expo Do you want to make a difference in the Chicago area? <br />Are you looking for a short term or long term volunteer opportunity? <br />Wondering how you can use your skills and interests to help out those in need?<br /><br />Join us for UIC’s annual SPRING LEADERSHIP & SERVICE EXPO on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28!<br /><br />Approximately 40 non-profit agencies will be in attendance at this event and they are in need of your wonderful talents! Stop by to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities in and around Chicagoland.<br /><br />Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (rain or shine)<br />Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm<br />Location: Concourse around UIC Bookstore in Student Center East (SCE)<br /><br />All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to stop by the Expo, and it’s a great chance to connect with local non-profit organizations. A wide variety of agencies will be represented, focused on youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health, and more! Find service and volunteer opportunities that match your interests, learn more about the needs of your communities, and discover how you can get involved.<br /><br />Everyone is welcome!<br /><br />For more information, or to indicate if you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLDVS) at 312-996-4500, @SLDVS_at_UIC, or odesor3@uic.edu. Visit SLDVS online at http://www.sldvs.uic.edu or “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SLDVS.<br /><br />Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services is a program of Student Development Services, a unit within 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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:56 -0600 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:56 -0600 Shawn and Marlon Wayans coming to UIC LOL @ UIC is back! <br /><br />The UIC Student Activities Board (SAB) presents the annual comedy show you've all been waiting for. If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining way to kick off your semester, this is it! Come and share laughs with your friends. Leave your stress behind and enjoy an evening full of hilariousness. <br /><br />This year’s line-up includes Chicago's very own Mission IMPROVable, followed by the headlining comedians whom UIC voted for, Shawn and Marlon Wayans! <br /><br />Thursday, January 29, 2015<br />DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 p.m.<br />Location: UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd.)<br />The laughter begins at 7:00 p.m. <br /><br />Want a chance to win VIP seating and a meet-and-greet with Shawn and Marlon Wayans? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @UIC_SAB for upcoming details on how to enter.<br /><br />If you have any questions about LOL @ UIC, you can also e-mail us at uicsab@gmail.com. <br /><br />LOL @ UIC is a private event for UIC students, faculty, and staff only. A valid i-card is required with admission. No tickets are on sale. <br /><br />Laugh Responsibly.<br /><br />If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this event, please call 312-413-5070 at least one week prior to the event.<br /><br />Students attending this event may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu.<br /><br />The Student Activities Board is sponsored by Campus Programs, a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.<br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:38:56 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:38:56 -0600