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] Get Ready for Electronic Content Management View online [http://cas.uic.edu/marketing/pubs/openhousepublications2016.html]<br /><br />Laserfiche Presentations and Q&A<br /><br />The Office of Publications Services and the Gordon Flesch Company would like to introduce you to our exciting new Laserfiche Electronic Content Management program.<br /><br />Please join us for an informative open house to learn what this new technology can do for you. We think you’ll be as excited by the possibilities as we are.<br /><br />LASERFICHE PRESENTATIONS AND Q&A<br /><br />10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.<br />Wednesday, May 25, 2016<br />Student Center East, Illinois Room<br />Presentations will be given at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.<br />A light lunch will be served between noon and 1:00 p.m.<br />Experts will be on hand for Q&A before and after each presentation.<br /><br />What is Laserfiche and Electronic Content Management?<br />Laserfiche is software that creates enterprise content management, business process automation, workflow, records management, document imaging, and webform software. Learn how each of these functions can help solve your document, retention, and business process problems. Check out this video, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEL6ja0Afc entitled "What is Laserfiche?" to see why you don’t want to miss this informative luncheon.<br /><br />Come see Exciting Laserfiche Demos!<br />See a demonstration of Laserfiche forms in use at the College of Education. We will discuss other planned Laserfiche projects and how you too can get started with Laserfiche.<br /><br />Can't make it? Contact Gerard Catrambone at publications@uic.edu to arrange individual demos for your department.<br /><br />Office of Publications Services<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />828 S. Wolcott Ave., B4 SCW (MC291)<br />Chicago, IL 60612<br /><br />Phone 9312) 996-3562<br />Fax (312) 996-0633<br />E-mail publications@uic.edu<br />Web uicprint.uic.edu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 03 May 2016 16:37:17 -0500 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:37:17 -0500 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study 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 /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 03 May 2016 15:05:28 -0500 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:05:28 -0500 [INFO] Call for proposals – Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards for FY 2017 Call for proposals – Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards for FY 2017 (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)<br /><br />The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) announces a call for proposals for research projects centered on civic engagement. UIC faculty and research staff of UIC research centers, institutes, and programs are eligible to apply. Awards are set at a maximum of $20,000 each.<br /><br />IPCE seeks to partner on research that furthers understanding about effective strategies or tools that help:<br />1. citizens better understand the policymaking process;<br />2. citizens and communities to become more engaged in policy debate or deliberative processes;<br />3. government become more responsive to citizens;<br />4. government, non profits, and civic institutions use technology to engage and connect citizens (including those with disproportionately lower access to technology than the public at large) with government and/or improve service delivery;<br />5. community development efforts or local community change initiatives use civic engagement to enhance effectiveness or increase the overall impact of programs.<br /><br />Applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, June 13. More details, including a full announcement and application, are available at www.ipce.uic.edu. <br /><br />IPCE commitments are contingent upon FY2017 state funding and availability. At the time of this document’s release, IPCE FY2017 funding has not yet been confirmed. <br /><br />IPCE works to enhance civic engagement through research, public discourse, and education while promoting the use of technology to enhance civic engagement and strengthen the democratic fabric of our city, state, and nation.<br /><br />To download an application, please visit www.ipce.uic.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Katie James at (312) 355-0098. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 03 May 2016 15:03:41 -0500 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:03:41 -0500 [INFO] Research Study Coordinator - Department of Medicine The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Medicine is recruiting a Research Study Coordinator for the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. The Research Study Coordinator will manage and direct the coordination and handling of all components of research protocols, both in and outside of the clinical setting. Responsibilities include: implementation and conduction of community engaged research projects, development of effective recruitment strategies, coordination and maintenance of compliance requirements; and oversee and participate in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management.<br /><br />Study Coordination/Management<br />• Coordinate all aspects of the research study, assist in the establishment and coordinate the implementation of the research protocol priorities and organizational structure.<br />• Coordinate the activation and maintenance of the protocol, including review and completion of IRB submissions, amendments and adverse event reports as required by the UIC IRB, Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsor.<br />• Act as liaison between study investigators and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsor and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately.<br />• Hire, train and supervisor all data collection staff.<br />• Work with Principal Investigator to hire, train and supervise health coach staff.<br /><br />Study Enrollment and Recruitment<br />• Coordinate recruitment sites and recruitment initiatives.<br />• Assist in identification, recruitment and enrollment strategies to increase enrollment to meet research study protocol goals.<br />• Coordinate study recruitment outreach efforts with clinics, community organizations and provide presentations when appropriate.<br />• Execute and monitor informed consent process to enroll study participants, explain research protocols to the clients and patients, and obtain appropriate consent.<br />• Ensure that client enrollment and research activities comply with established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.<br />• Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analysis for meeting presentations, and publications.<br />• Keep accurate records of recruitment and data collection efforts.<br />• Communicate all study related concerns regarding participants to principal investigators.<br />• Assist with data collection and recruitment<br />• Work with statistical analyst and investigators on data interpretation.<br />• Participate in scientific manuscript preparation.<br />• Present scientific findings of the study.<br /><br />Study Operations<br />• Keep accurate records of participant incentive payments.<br />• In conjunction with the administrator maintain study budget.<br />• Purchase study supplies.<br />• Assist with other tasks as needed.<br /><br />Minimum Qualifications:<br />1.High school graduation or equivalent<br />2.Four years of experience in public contact with an agency or organization that is orientated toward community activities.<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications: <br />•Bachelor degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, public health, pharmacy, social science or any other related field.<br />•3-5 years of experience working in a research discipline with experience in a clinical trial setting or community-based research.<br />•Management of a longitudinal research project with complex patient monitoring and retention.<br />•3-5 years of experience working with federally funded research studies and IRB regulations.<br /><br />To Apply:<br />For fullest consideration, please submit a current resume to: paprzyca@uic.edu <br /><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 />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 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:01:11 -0500 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:01:11 -0500 [INFO] FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR UPDATE Dear UIC faculty, <br /><br />We are halfway through the competition cycle of the 2017-18 Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program! I hope you take a moment to review the two main items in this update:<br /><br />• Around the World with Fulbright: Regional Highlights for the 2017-18 Core Competition, Deadline August 1, 2016<br /><br />• Fulbright for POST DOCS<br /><br />• Competition OPEN: 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program, Deadline October 17, 2016<br /><br />Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great end of the semester!<br /><br />Nora Bonnin Senior Director Office of International Affairs<br /><br />• Around the World with Fulbright: Regional Highlights for the 2017-18 Core Competition, Deadline August 1, 2016<br />As many of you may know, the 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition is well underway. To access the COMPLETE catalog please visit: http://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?wa=AF&dc=&di=<br />Fulbright regional program staff would like to call you attention to the following “hidden gems” for your consideration:<br />Fulbright ASEAN Research Program: The Fulbright ASEAN Research Program for U.S. scholars is now open to academics of all ranks and appropriately qualified professionals to conduct collaborative research in one to three ASEAN countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam).<br />Applicants to this new award may propose grants for 3-6 months with affiliations at appropriate universities, think tanks, civil society organizations, government agencies, or entities associated with the ASEAN Secretariat.<br />Applications in the following fields are of particular interest: climate change, comparative politics, dispute settlement and negotiation, diplomacy, economic integration and trade policy, environmental science/studies, gender studies, human migration and trafficking, international law, international relations, marine conservation, public health, public policy, regional security, wildlife trafficking and global youth studies.<br />For additional information contact program staff: <br />Sophia Yang, Program Officer at 202-686-4024, or eastasiapacific@iie.org<br />Beth Anderson, Program Coordinator, 202-686-6241, eastasiapacific@iie.org<br /><br />Europe: Europe has over 40 All Disciplines awards open to scholars in all fields. From the Netherlands, to the Slovak Republic to Turkey, more information on all opportunities can be found in the catalog of awards.<br />Upcoming webinar of interest: European Partner Awards. This webinar will highlight the many hosted, partner and regional awards throughout Europe from Finland to Italy and beyond. Fulbright staff will be on hand to discuss what makes these awards unique and how to tailor an application for the host institution. <br /><br />• Post-docs: Know a talented PhD student who will complete their degree requirements by February 1, 2017? Refer them to our postdoctoral opportunities! Applicants who have completed their PhDs in the last five years are also eligible to apply for postdoctoral awards. CIES will host a webinar to highlight these opportunities on May 19. <br /><br />• Competition OPEN: 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program, Deadline October 17, 2016<br />Interested in hosting a Visiting Fulbright Scholar on campus for a semester or a year of teaching? <br />The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program is now accepting institutional applications to host a visiting scholar on your campus for the 2017-2018 academic year to primarily teach undergraduate courses and assist with curriculum development. Institutions may request a specific scholar (name request) or seek assistance in recruiting a scholar from up to two countries within the same world region to fulfill your proposed program. Do not miss this opportunity. At UIC, OIA supports units hosting in-Residence scholars.<br />Preference is given to minority serving institutions, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges and any institution who may not have any as many opportunities to host a visiting scholar. Applications are due October 17th!<br /><br />For more information, please visit: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-scholar-residence-program <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 02 May 2016 11:04:49 -0500 Mon, 02 May 2016 11:04:49 -0500 [INFO] CCSW Newsletter -- May 2016 CCSW NEWSLETTER – MAY 2016<br /><br />This is the bi-monthly newsletter of the Chancellor’s 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 Kat Aldag (kaldag@uic.edu).<br /><br />To learn more about the CCSW, please visit our web site at ccsw.uic.edu and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uic.ccsw. <br /><br />CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br /><br />May 12: CCSW Networking Night<br />May 17: Wellness Workshop (Chair Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness)<br />May 20: Self-Defense Workshop & Discussion Panel<br />May 25: Financial Planning/Retirement 101: What Does Your Future Hold?<br />June 3: Call for Proposals for 2016 Alice K. Dan Dissertation Award<br />July 21: WoRD (Women’s Reading & Discussion) “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates<br /><br /><br />CCSW NETWORKING NIGHT<br />Thursday, May 12, 2016<br />4:00 to 6:00 p.m.<br />Jak’s Tap<br />901 West Jackson Boulevard<br />Chicago, Illinois<br /><br />We invite you to share ideas with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women subcommittees:<br /><br />· What issues do YOU want us to address?<br />· Interested in joining a subcommittee?<br />· Looking to mingle with some lovely people?<br /><br />Please join us at our annual networking event at Jak's Tap to meet, greet, and eat! We will provide light appetizers.<br /><br />Please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/JlODgWmLsG<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns and Staff Advocacy Subcommittees.<br /><br /><br />WELLNESS WORKSHOP<br />Chair Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness<br />Tuesday, May 17, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />Counseling Center<br />Suite 2010 Conference Room, Student Services Building<br />1200 West Harrison Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />Dr. Jenna Bauer, Staff Psychologist and Assistant Director for Stress Management Program at UIC's Counseling Center, and Johanna Strokoff, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Counseling Center will lead this workshop and provide information on chair yoga, meditation and mindfulness. <br /><br />Light refreshments will be provided.<br /><br />Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/8tEYRf or email Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880.<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Staff Advocacy Subcommittee<br /><br /><br />SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP & DISCUSSION PANEL<br />Friday, May 20, 2016<br />3:30 to 5:30 p.m.<br />Student Recreation Facility<br />737 South Halsted Street<br />East Campus<br /><br />All UIC staff, faculty, and students are invited to come together to gain physical skills and develop an empowering mindset to provide participants with self-defense skills to handle potential threats.<br /><br />We will also host a discussion panel with Athanasia Papaioannou, Assistant Director, Women's Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC), Andie Celerio, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), self-defense instruction facilitator, John Martin, and the UIC Police Department. The program will last approximately two hours. The program will include welcome and introductions, interpersonal violence discussion, information about resources on campus, self-defense and safety engagement, panel discussion and Q&A. We suggest that participants wear comfortable clothing.<br /><br />Please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/mRPkzZ7qVW<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Leslie Carnahan, lcarna2@uic.edu, 312-355-3880.<br /><br />This event is made possible with the partnership of Campus Advocacy Network/Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and the UIC Police.<br /><br /><br />FINANCIAL PLANNING/RETIREMENT 101*<br />What Does Your Future Hold?<br />Wednesday, May 25, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:30 p.m.<br />Disability, Health and Social Policy Building<br />DHSP First Floor Auditorium<br />1640 West Roosevelt Road<br />West Campus<br /><br />Are you on track for Retirement? Regardless of how close you are to retirement, this Lunch & Learn Workshop will provide strategies on investment portfolio design and management, and maximizing retirement contributions. <br /><br />Our presenter, Ms. Dee Reynolds, is a financial planning consultant with over 10 years of experience. She is a 2000 graduate of Iowa State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Finance.<br /><br />Questions? Please contact Stephanie Thompson, sat@uic.edu, 312-413-3785<br /><br />Sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns Subcommittee<br /><br />*Please consult your own professional financial advisor before implementing any of the information presented in this workshop. The presentation is informational only and in no way should be construed as legal or financial advisement regarding retirement, investments, or finances by UIC or CCSW.<br /><br /><br />2016 ALICE J. DAN DISSERTATION AWARD<br />Call for Proposals<br />Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2016<br /><br />The 15th Annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award encourages original and significant research about sex, gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. The award is open to UIC doctoral students in any field who have completed the requirements for candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal by the application deadline. Award(s) will range from $500-$1,000. <br /><br />To apply for the award, please submit:<br /><br />1. Cover Letter:<br /><br />A cover letter addressed to the Dan Award Review Committee. The cover letter should include the title of the proposal, the applicant's contact information (email, phone, and address), and the name of the applicant's advisor. In addition, the cover letter should briefly address the following questions: <br /><br />How has your academic training prepared you to accomplish the proposed research? <br /><br />How will receiving the Dan Award, which typically ranges from $500 to $1000, award help you in your research?<br /><br />2. Award Application:<br /><br />Award applications should be no more than 5 double-spaced pages. Please use 1-inch margins and a standard 12-point font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman, etc.)<br /><br />Applications must include: Summary of research (200 words or less), Significance of research for women and/or gender, Research methods, Progress to date, Timetable for completion, Budget, Bibliography/References cited (reference list does not count towards the 5-page limit)<br /><br />3. Additional Supporting Materials:<br /><br />Two letters of reference (one from dissertation advisor documenting approval of dissertation research). Reference letters may be sent separately. <br /><br />Review criteria include: Potential for contribution to research on women and/or gender, originality and significance to the major field, explanation of research methodology, academic preparation and ability to accomplish the work, feasibility of timetable for completion, and feasibility of budget. <br />Complete applications should be submitted in PDF format and e-mailed to Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu. <br /><br />The submission deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016. Applicants who have defended their dissertations prior to the submission deadline will be excluded. Winners will be announced in July 2016. <br /><br />For more information contact Kris Zimmermann at (312) 413-4251 or kzimme3@uic.edu.<br /><br />Visit the Dan Dissertation Award web page at http://crwg.uic.edu/crwg-home/dan-dissertation-award/ to view past awardees.<br /><br /><br />WoRD WOMEN’S READING AND DISCUSSION CLUB FOR UIC<br />Thursday, July 21, 2016<br />12:00 to 1:00 p.m.<br />Room 507, DHSP, Center for Research on Women and Gender<br />Disability, Health, and Social Policy Building<br />1640 West Roosevelt Road<br />West Campus<br />Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ULqpuwoeA5o<br /><br />Save the Date for the Summer 2016 WoRD Meeting<br /><br />Whether you read only a chapter, finished it twice, or never turned its cover, we invite you to join us for an intriguing discussion of our next WoRD (Women's Reading and Discussion) Club selection, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. You are welcome to bring your lunch. <br /><br />“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?<br /><br />Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.<br /><br />Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist, blogger, and memoirist who brings personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America’s most contested issues. Writing without shallow polemic and in a measured style, Coates addresses complex and challenging issues such as racial identity, systemic racial bias, and urban policing. He subtly embeds the present—in the form of anecdotes about himself or others—into historical analysis in order to illustrate how the implications of the past are still experienced by people today. Ta-Nehisi Coates attended Howard University. His articles have appeared in local and national publications, including the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, where he is currently a national correspondent. He was a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 and a journalist-in-residence at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2014 (https://www.macfound.org/fellows/931/).<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. 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 SUBCOMMITTEE CONTACTS FOR 2015-2016<br /><br />Community Relations<br />Cordelia Callaway (cdcall@uic.edu) and Mamie Gray (mamie@uic.edu)<br /><br />Faculty Development and Concerns<br />Aleeca Bell (abell2@uic.edu) and Julie Carbray (jcarbray@uic.edu)<br /><br />Minority Women Concerns<br />Stephanie Thompson (sat@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Wednesday, 05/11/16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 507 DHSP, West Campus<br />Call-in feature: Dial-in#: 1-641-715-3580 Access Code: 810222<br /><br />Staff Advocacy<br />Leslie Carnahan (lcarna2@uic.edu) and Heather Cohen (cohenh@uic.edu)<br />Next Meeting: Thursday, 05/12/16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., 1501 UH, East Campus<br />Call-in feature: TBD<br /><br />Student Concerns<br /><br />Rockford<br />Dr. Manika Bhateja (mbhateja@uic.edu)<br /><br />The Community Relations subcommittee welcomes your feedback, suggestions and any related news items. Please contact Cordelia Callaway (cdcall@uic.edu) or 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, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:36 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:36 -0500 [INFO] SAVE THE DATE: UIC Urban Forum - Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow: Migration, Training, Education - September 15, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: 2016 UIC Urban Forum<br /><br />Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow: Migration, Training, Education<br />September 15, 2016<br /><br />Dynamic metropolitan economies require a diverse, trained and available work force that adapts to the needs of commerce, industry, government and the service sector today as well as in the future. The rapidly changing economy demands that the workforce be adaptable and flexible by continuously increasingly skill levels, providing training opportunities, and recognizing the quick pace of job shifting. The quality of the workforce and supply of human capital in US urban areas have been shaped by a variety of forces throughout the industrial and post-industrial eras, most notably the enactment of compulsory public education, inducement of internal migration, massive demands for a rapidly increasing workforce via immigration, and the enactment of public policy regulations concerning wages, working conditions and collective bargaining. The 2016 Urban Forum focuses the lenses on human capital development to address the contemporary challenges that shape human capital in metropolitan regions by examining the role of migration and immigration, K-12 education preparedness, post-secondary workforce training and development efforts, and recruitment and professional development of Millennials. <br /><br />White papers for the 2016 UIC Urban Forum:<br />The Overview White Paper. <br />Nik Theodore, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 1: Migration/Immigration<br />Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 2: Post-secondary education <br />Gregory Larnell, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />White Paper 3: Jobs, Wages, working conditions and public policy. <br />Laura Dresser, University of Wisconsin at Madison<br /><br />White Paper 4: Continuous professional development and Millennials. <br />Brad Harrington, Boston College <br /><br />For full abstracts on the white papers visit www.uicurbanforum.org. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:18 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:18 -0500 [INFO] Crossing the Finals Finish Line from the Wellness Center Dear UIC Students, <br /><br />In just a few days you’ll be crossing the Finals Week Finish Line. So Hooray for you! <br />Until then, here are some tips and resources that will help to maximize your performance while working on your long to-do-list. <br /><br />Wishing you the best, <br /><br />UIC Wellness Center<br />Student Center East Room 238<br />312-413-2120<br /><br />CONNECT to ENERGY SOURCES<br />1) Get 7-8 Hours of Sleep Every Night<br />a. Sleeping allows information that you just studied to be transferred from short-term to long-term memory.<br />b. Depriving your brain of sleep leads to an inability to focus, learn, and remember.<br />c. Depriving your brain of sleep leads to irritability, stress, and impaired decisions.<br />d. Sleeping helps you to relieve stress by lowering levels of cortisol.<br /><br />2) Get Energized<br />a. Feeling sluggish? Oxygenate your brain with 10-20 minute bursts of exercise: try fast walking, jumping jacks, sit-ups, or dancing.<br />b. Wake up with water! Fatigue and sleepiness are also symptoms of dehydration. Grab a glass of fresh cold water and feel your brain wake up. <br /><br />3) Power Naps <br />a. Research shows that taking a 20-30 minute nap will help to re-energize your body and brain. <br />b. There are two things to remember about naps: Don’t take more than one and don’t take it too close to your bedtime. <br />c. If you can’t nap, even resting quietly with your eyes closed for 10 minutes or so will help.<br />4) Protect Your Time <br />a. Be aware of and avoid activities that are Time Stealers like video games, YouTube, or Netflix.<br />b. Take study breaks but make sure they last no longer than 20 to 40 minutes.<br />c. Plan and prioritize: create a schedule of all your assignments, study sessions, and breaks so each day is being efficiently used.<br /><br />EAT RIGHT<br />1) Eat for Energy<br />a. Hungry? Reach for a complex carb like a whole wheat bagel or whole wheat pasta. Complex carbs give you energy that lasts. Simple carbs like donuts, cupcakes, or any sweet gives you quick energy that burns out fast and makes you crash—leaving you even more tired. <br /><br />2) Plan Meals <br />a. Use weekends to plan out your meals and snacks for the next few days. Prepare simple, nourishing meals the night before to take on the go with you in the morning. Taking the time to prep your meals in advance means you won’t have to stress about when and what to eat.<br /><br />3) Choose Fruits and Veggies<br />a. Fruit ranks high among the best foods for your brain. They contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients, and their natural sugars offer clean energy so you don’t crash. Vegetables are just as powerful, but be picky when choosing. The darker the color, the higher the nutrients. Choose spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers. <br /><br />4) Stay Hydrated<br />a. Put only the best fluids in your body. The best choices include water, low sugar fruit juice, low fat milk, and anti-oxidant-rich green tea. <br />b. Caffeine and sugar should be kept to a minimum. Since too much caffeine can make you jittery, anxious, stressed, and make it difficult for you to fall asleep, try to drink moderate amounts: only about 2-2.5 cups a day. <br />c. Your brain is 85 percent water. It needs water to help its cells function effectively. With a sufficient intake of water, 6-8 cups a day, you’ll be able to think faster and focus better. So grab a glass! <br /><br />STUDY SMART<br />1) Study Your Hardest Subject First<br />a. Do you put off studying your hardest subject until the very end of a long day? By then your brain and body are worn out so this difficult subject may seem even more difficult. The solution is to reverse the study order and look at the most difficult subjects early in the day when you are rested and fresh. <br /><br />2) Spread It Out<br />a. Studying in bursts is far more effective than cramming. Because we often only remember the beginning and end of what we study (with much of the middle being lost), break readings and assignments into small chunks with reviews and short breaks in between.<br /><br />3) Create the Ideal Environment<br />a. Research suggests that studying the same thing in different locations (from the library to coffee shop to class) makes us much less likely to forget it. <br />b. Make sure your study spots are brightly lit, only play soft jazz or classical music (or nothing at all), and are clean and organized. A messy space can be visually distracting. <br />c. Stay away from a major study Time Stealer: the cell phone. Turn it off and place it out of sight so you’re not tempted to check-in with friends or Facebook.<br /><br />4) Variety Helps You To Learn <br />a. Interacting with information in a variety of ways helps you to better understand and remember new or difficult information.<br />b. Strategy: Grab a pen and paper to recopy your most important notes.<br />Research suggests writing by hand stores more knowledge than typing. <br />c. Strategy: Read information out loud so your brain is seeing and hearing it. <br />d. Strategy: Explain what you are learning to someone not in your class. Verbalizing and processing the information in a new way will help you to learn it better. <br />e. Strategy: Put questions or information on 3 x 5 flash (index) cards.<br />f. Strategy: Apply information you’ve learned to a real life problem or situation and try to solve it.<br /><br />5) Take Care of Yourself<br />a. Just before staring at a piece of paper for three hours, stare at a wall for three minutes. Research suggests meditation can reduce anxiety and boost attention span.<br />b. Give yourself a treat. Knowing there’s a little reward waiting for you at the end of just a few pages makes it easier to beat procrastination while slogging through notes. Give yourself incentives like a snack or a short walk. For a longer break, jog a few blocks or head to the gym. Research has found just half an hour of aerobic exercise can improve our brain-processing speed and other important cognitive abilities. <br />c. Drink green tea: it will help to calm your anxiety <br />d. If you’re sleepy, don’t fight it, take a nap. It will help to re-energize you. <br /><br />UTILIZE UIC RESOURCES<br />1) UIC Writing Center<br />a. Help with assignment, essays, and revisions<br />b. 105 Grant Hall<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-2206 or visit writingcenter.uic.edu.<br /><br />2) UIC Honors College Tutoring<br />a. Tutoring for almost every subject<br />b. 220 Burnham Hall<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-2261 or visit honors.uic.edu/tutoring.<br /><br />3) Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)<br />a. Individual academic coaching, Academic Skills Program, Strategic Learning Workshops<br />b. 2900 Student Services Building<br />c. For more information, call 312-413-0031 or visit studentaffairs.uic.edu/ace.<br /><br />4) Counseling Center<br />a. Free individual, group, or couples counseling sessions for UIC students<br />b. 2010 Student Services Building<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-3490 or visit counseling.uic.edu.<br /><br />5) Daley Library<br />a. Extended study hours <br />b. 801 S. Morgan<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-2724 or visit library.uic.edu/daley.<br /><br />6) Library of Health Sciences <br />a. Extended study hours<br />b. 1750 W. Polk<br />c. For more information, call 312-996-8966 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:14:01 -0500 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:14:01 -0500 [AD] Want cash now? The UIC Bookstores want to give you some! WANT CASH NOW?<br /><br />The UIC Bookstores want to give you some! <br /><br />Want cash now?<br /><br />Want to get the most money for your books?<br /><br />Sell your books at our two locations!<br /><br />If a professor has confirmed that he/she will be using the textbook again during the next semester, you will receive up to 50% of the price you paid for the textbook!*<br /><br />BOOK BUYBACK DATES<br /><br />May 2 - 6, 2016<br /><br />UIC BOOKSTORE<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br /><br />UIC MEDICAL BOOKSTORE<br />Student Center West<br />828 S. Wolcott Ave.<br /><br />Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 6:00pm<br />Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm<br /><br />I-card is required for all book buybacks.<br />*Until the quantity needed for next semester is fulfilled.<br />While supplies last.<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 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:12:27 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:12:27 -0500 [INFO] Call for Nominations - 2015 Innovator and Inventor of the Year The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year Awards<br />Nomination Application Deadline - Thursday, May 26, 2016<br /><br />We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year Awards. These awards each recognize an outstanding faculty member from UIC that has engaged with the OTM in the technology transfer process. The awardees will be recognized for their innovative spirit and their inventions' potential impact and value to both their respective field and to society. The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year will join a distinguished list of past faculty winners who have exemplified UIC's commitment to research, creativity and technological development.<br />Application Deadline: Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 12:00am CST.<br />Please submit applications to otmevents@uic.edu (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU)<br /><br />Download application forms below:<br />CLICK HERE (http://otm.uic.edu/sites/otm.uic.edu/files/UIC_Innovator_of_the_Year_Award_Application_2015.pdf) to download an Innovator of the Year Award Nomination Application.<br />CLICK HERE (http://otm.uic.edu/sites/otm.uic.edu/files/UIC_Inventor_of_the_Year_Award_Application_2015.pdf) to download an Inventor of the Year Award Nomination Application.<br /><br />The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year honorees will each receive a one-time $3,500 prize and a commemorative award, which will be presented at the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award Celebration on June 21 at 5:00pm in the East Terrace of Student Center East. In addition, the names of the award recipients will be added to a distinguished group of recipients of this award on the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award Recipients plaque, which is prominently displayed in the hallway of the UIC Office of Technology Management (OTM). More details on the event agenda will be made available in the coming weeks. To RSVP for this celebration of UIC's faculty inventors, click the button below:<br /><br />http://iioy2016.eventbrite.com<br /><br />Nomination and Process Criteria<br /><br />Nominations may be submitted by anyone from the UIC community who is knowledgeable about a successful UIC Innovator & Inventor. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The awards are open to any UIC faculty member who has engaged with the UIC Office of Technology Management through the invention disclosure process. The nominee must be a primary inventor or creator of a UIC technology disclosure for which a significant research effort conducted at UIC contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field.<br /><br />Nominations will be accepted for the following awards (one nomination per nominator only):<br /><br />Innovator of the Year Award: The Innovator of the Year Award honors an outstanding innovator or team of innovators at University of Illinois at Chicago who through their efforts have contributed to significantly advancing their invention towards commercialization. This award recognizes outstanding commitment either through participation in the licensing process or through entrepreneurial efforts in a startup company based on their invention.<br /><br />Inventor of the Year Award: The Inventor of the Year Award honors an outstanding inventor or team of inventors who have made a contribution to the development of intellectual property at the University of Illinois at Chicago that has the potential to make a significant impact. The award is given based on the criteria of creativity, novelty, and commercial potential or potential benefit to society.<br /><br />Application Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:00am CST.<br />Submissions may only be entered in one of the categories (Innovator OR Inventor). Late submissions will not be considered. Awards Ceremony and Announcement: Tuesday, June 21, 2016. All applications should be submitted to otmevents@uic.edu (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU) .<br /><br />For more information, visit the UIC Office of Technology Management Website (http://otm.uic.edu/events/innovator-and-inventor-year-call-nominations-9)<br /><br />For questions, please email Office of Technology Management (mailto:OTMEVENTS@UIC.EDU) or call 312.996.7018.<br /><br /><br />http://uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:09:19 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:09:19 -0500 [INFO] Research Space Survey: Participants can win a $25 gift card! Masters, PhD and Professional students are invited to participate in a two-minute survey on research space and are eligible to win a $25 gift card. <br /><br />UIC staff are in the process of creating a 2015-2025 UIC Campus Master Plan that will provide feasible recommendations for campus facilities, including research space. As a part of this planning process, we are looking for input from Masters, PhD and Professional students regarding research space. <br /><br />Please follow this link:<br /><br />https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9n9NPubdHE7i4lL<br /><br />using your computer or smart phone to complete the survey and be entered into a $25 dollar gift card raffle. This survey will be available from Thursday, April 27, 2016 to Friday, May 13th. <br /><br />Please email Shelby Egan at segan4@uic.edu in the Office of Facility and Space Planning with any questions or concerns. Thank you! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:04 -0500 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:04 -0500 [INFO] VCSA Staff Award Announcement Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the recipients of awards during the 2016 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) Awards. The awards are presented annually to UIC Student Affairs staff members who demonstrate exceptional performance, expertise, and enthusiasm while serving our students and customers. Additionally, the Outstanding Program Innovation Award honors a department which has demonstrated excellence in its innovative programming and impact on student learning. The award recipients were celebrated recently during the 20th Annual VCSA Staff Awards Ceremony.<br /><br />Outstanding New Staff Awards were presented to: <br /><br />Jenna Bauer, Counseling Center<br />Jenna improved the lives of students by implementing emerging stress management services such as Koru-Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Mood Masters.<br /><br />Michael Kimball- Bryant, Office of Career Services<br />Michael promoted a more student-centric atmosphere through technology by streamlining the employer database and establishing consistency in tracking interviews and information sessions.<br /><br />Spencer Long, Student Development Services<br />Spencer significantly increased offerings by creating and developing several new signature initiatives including the Flashpoint Leadership Experience and the Make Mondays Matter program.<br /><br />Outstanding Staff Awards were presented to: <br /><br />Nick Ardinger, Campus Housing<br />Nick increased the number of Faculty in Residence Programs by 30% while also identifying and contacting students at risk residing in the residence halls to enhance student success.<br /><br />Gil Horton, Campus Housing<br />Gil provided stellar customer service, meticulously completed projects, and enhanced the sense of community by providing a physical environment conducive for student success.<br /><br />Carol Peterson, Student Development Services<br />Carol developed programs and services such as the Alcohol Awareness Week, Safer Spring Break, Safer Sex Fast, Safety Week, and Pop-Up Pantry to address the needs of students. <br /><br /><br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Special Recognition Awards were presented to:<br /><br />Rosalinda Gonzalez, Student Centers<br />Rosalinda continually found ways to say “yes” and performed duties in a manner that made students proud to be in our facilities.<br /><br />Sladjana Grbic, Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs)<br />Sladjana engaged almost 2000 students for success and affinity to UIC by leading and institutionalizing Flames Homecoming, an invaluable and memorable part of an exemplary student experience. <br /><br />William Rodriguez, Office of the Dean of Students<br />William continues to embody student-centeredness as he assisted students who encountered a range of problems on campus and enabled them to remain at UIC and accomplish their goals after achieving resolution.<br /><br />Ashley Stone, African American Academic Network<br />Ashley Stone initiated new programs for African American student success while collaborating with other campus units, and representing UIC Student Affairs through presentations at professional conferences. <br /><br />Joy Vergara, Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs)<br />Joy provided stellar leadership to her unit and successfully reimagined services and programs for UIC students that resulted in increased participation rates and greater satisfaction among students. <br /><br />Outstanding Program Innovation Award <br /><br />The Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs) and the Student Activities Board for Flames Homecoming 2016 <br /><br />Please join me in congratulating all UIC Student Affairs 2016 award recipients.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:06:10 -0500 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:06:10 -0500 [INFO] Register for the IT Pro Forum IT Pros Assemble! UIC super heroes are joining forces to conquer this year’s ITPF mission: learn, listen, and share ideas on how we can all save the day using our IT super powers.<br /><br />Registration is now open and closes on May 10. Please review the schedule and session abstracts, select the presentations you want to attend, and complete the registration form at http://itproforum.uic.edu/. <br /><br />Conference Details:<br />Tuesday, May 24<br />8:00 AM to 4:30 PM<br />Student Center East <br />3rd Floor Conference Center<br /><br />Not only are we offering informative presentations on current IT topics, but we will also have exhibits and networking opportunities throughout the entire day in the main hall. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided.<br /><br />Helpful links:<br />Website: http://itproforum.uic.edu/ <br />Schedule: http://2016.itproforum.uic.edu/schedule/ <br />Registration: http://go.uic.edu/ITPF2016 <br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uicitpf <br /><br />For any questions about the IT Pro Forum, please contact the UIC IT Pro Forum Planning Committee at itproforum@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:32:31 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:32:31 -0500 [INFO] Student Life at UIC Colleagues,<br /><br />The current issue of Student Life at UIC, an e-publication from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs about initiatives to enhance the student experience, is available at http://vcsa.uic.edu/student-life-at-uic/.<br /><br />A variety of OVCSA programs and services support the participation of students in The UIC Experience. We encourage involvement on campus and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance student learning.<br /><br />My colleagues and I hope you enjoy the highlights about some of the out-of-class learning opportunities in which our students have recently engaged. <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:28:06 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:28:06 -0500 [AD] $5 T-Shirt Sale at the UIC Bookstores! The UIC Bookstore and the UIC Medical Bookstore is having a $5 t-shirt sale! Stock up on UIC Flames t-shirts for $5!<br /><br />The sale starts at noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Quantities are limited, so line up early to get your t-shirts (limit 3 per customer, while supplies last).<br /><br />UIC Bookstore<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted St.<br />312-413-5500<br /><br />UIC Medical Bookstore - 1st Floor<br />Student Center West<br />828 S. Wolcott Ave.<br />312-413-5550<br /><br />Hours:<br />Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br />Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.<br /><br />Visit us on social media at:<br />http://www.facebook.com/UICBookstore<br />https://twitter.com/TheUICBookstore<br />https://www.instagram.com/uicbookstores<br />http://www.youtube.com/uicbookstore<br /><br />http://www.uicbookstore.org<br /><br />The UIC Bookstores are departments of UIC Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:26:10 -0500 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:26:10 -0500