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 Q & A with Argonne's Director Emeritus The College of Engineering Presents<br /><br />Q & A on the State of Science and Technology in America with Alan Schriesheim, PhD<br />President, Chicago Council on Science and Technology<br />Director Emeritus, Argonne National Laboratory<br /><br />Please join us<br />December 8th, 3:30 p.m.<br />Room 1043, Engineering Research Facility (ERF)<br />842 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL 60607<br /><br />Refreshments will be served.<br /><br />Dr. Schriesheim is an internationally acclaimed chemist and technology executive. He has served at Argonne National Laboratory as CEO and at Exxon as general manager of Exxon Engineering and director of Exxon Corporate Research. Dr. Schriesheim earned his doctoral degree in chemistry from Penn State and bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He is a Lincoln Laureate, holds twenty-two patents, and has received several honorary degrees. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:09 -0600 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:09 -0600 Final Day to Donate - - - 2014 UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) Wednesday, November 26, 2014<br /><br />TO: All Faculty and Staff <br /><br />FROM: Rebecca Fortier, Special Events Facilitator, UIC Human Resources <br /><br />RE: Final Day to Donate - - - 2014 UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) <br /><br /><br />Today is the final day to donate for UIC’s annual “season of giving” - The Campus Charitable Fund Drive - supporting the State of Illinois’ charitable campaign, State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA). SECA is comprised of twelve Umbrella Charities, each with a different philanthropic mission and together representing over 2,000 charitable organizations.<br /><br />The 2014 Campus Charitable Fund Drive began September 9, 2014 and will conclude today November 26, 2014.<br /><br />For the pledge form, various charitable organizations, and how employees can contribute, please visit the links below: <br /><br /><br />UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive webpage<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/paychecksinfo/charitable/<br /><br />Twelve Umbrella Charities<br />https://www.hr.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2800&pageId=3007#sec06 <br /><br />Pledge Form https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_paycheckinfo/2014_CCFD_Pledge_Form.pdf<br /><br />Donation Instructions https://www.hr.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2716/File/d_paycheckinfo/2014_CCFD_Pledge_Form_Instructions.pdf<br /><br /><br />The due date for all pledges is Wednesday, November 26. Submit to:<br /><br />UIC Human Resources, Special Programs/CCFD<br />MC 897<br />Human Resources Building (HRB)<br />715 South Wood Street, Room 201B<br />Chicago, IL 60612<br />Fax 312.996.6807 (for Continuous Payroll Deduction pledge forms only)<br /><br /><br />For questions about the UIC Campus Charitable Fund Drive, please contact UIC Human Resources, Special Programs – Rebecca Fortier, rfortier@uillinois.edu or Marilyn Sommer, msommer@uillinois.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:17:56 -0600 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:17:56 -0600 FREE Facial Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Changing Faces, Changing Lives<br />University of Illinois - Chicago<br />801 S. Paulina St - Room 110<br />Phone: 312.413.4290 Email:Facialsurgery@uic.edu<br /><br />T. Williams Evans, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Facial Aesthetic Surgeon with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Evans has joined <br />the UIC Faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial <br />Surgery, and he limites his clinical practice to Facial Plastic Surgery.<br /><br />Dr. Evans is an Internationally-recognized expert in the diagnosis and management of Facial Aestetic Surgery and is available now <br />at UIC for a free consultation with you. <br /><br />Discounted fees are available for members of the University of Illinois-Chicago.<br /><br />Kay Whitt was treated by Dr. Evans.<br /><br />Dr. Evans performed an endoscopic brow lift, an extended multiplanar multivector facelift, a cervicoplasty (necklift), a chin implant, grafts to forehead grooves, upper eyelid surgery, and a face CO2 laser skin resurfacing.<br /><br />Call today to schedule a complimentary facial aesthetic consultation - 312.413.4290 or email facialsurgery@uic.edu<br /><br />For a complete price list of Dr. Evan's fees, see below. The first fee listed is Dr. Evan's usual and customary fee and the second is the discounted fee for UIC faculty, students, staff, and their families.<br /><br /><br /><br />Facial Aesthetic Surgery Usual Fees Discounted fees<br /><br />Examination & Consultation (1 .5 -2 150-200 0 <br /><br />Augmentation Genioplasty (Chin augmentation) (1 hr.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Augmentation Malarplasties (Cheek augmentation) (2 hrs.) 4000-4500 3200-4000 <br /><br />Primary Open Structure Rhinoplasty (Nose) (3.5 hrs.) 5500-8500 4400-7500 <br /><br />Secondary Open Structure Rhinoplasty (Nose) (4.5 hrs.) 6500-9500 5200-8000 <br /><br />Bilateral Otoplasties (Ears) (3 hrs.) 4500-6000 3600-5000 <br /><br />Transcutaneous Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Upper Eyelids) (2 hrs.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Transcutaneous Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Lower Eyelids (2.5 hrs.) 4000-4500 3200-4000 <br /><br />Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasties (Lower Eyelids) (2 hrs.) 3000-3500 2400-3000 <br /><br />Transcanthal Lateral Canthopexies (Lower Eyelids) (3 hrs.) 4000-5000 3200-4000 <br /><br />Cervicoplasty w/ Liposuction & Platysmaplasty (Neck) (2 hrs.) (w/ facelift) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Isolated Cervicoplasty (Neck) (2 hrs.) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Isolated Cervicoplasty with Post Auricular (Neck) (5 hours) 5000-5500 4000-4500 <br /><br />Endoscopic Browlift (Eyebrows-Forehead) (2.5 hrs.) 5000-6000 4000-4800 <br /><br />Endoscopic Midfacelift (2.5 hrs.) 4000-5000 3200-4000 <br /><br />Endoscopic Browlift and Midfacelift (4 hrs.) 8000-8500 6400-7500 <br /><br />*Primary Extended Multiplanar Multivector Facelift (Face) (5 hrs) 11500-14500 9200-12200 <br /><br />*Secondary Extended Multiplanar Multivector Facelift (Face) (6 hrs.) 12500-15500 10000-13000 <br /><br />Alloderm Augmentation Cheiloplasties (Lips) (2 hrs) 3500-4500 2800-3500 <br /><br />Full Face Laser Skin Resurfacing (Skin) (2.5 hrs.) 4500-5000 3600-4000 <br /><br />Full Face & Neck Laser Skin Resurfacing (Skin) (3 hrs.) 5500-6000 4400-5500 <br /><br />Glycolic Acid Superficial Skin Peel (Skin) 100 75 <br /><br />* does not include separate Browlift or Cervicoplasty if required <br />hrs. = general anesthesia time (surgery time usually 0.5-1 hour less) <br />Fees do not include separate charge for general anesthesia fee 1/1/2012<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:30:01 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:30:01 -0600 UIC Donors are Superheroes Dear Student,<br /><br />At UIC, we believe our donors are Superheroes<br /><br />Superheroes have extraordinary passion, pursue a clear vision and act with intention for the good of others. Across the country, each year, these values are celebrated on #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back to, and giving thanks for, those who make a difference. On #GivingTuesday this year, UIC is honoring its own Seventeen Superheroes. <br /><br />These Seventeen Superheroes, in whose footsteps you follow, demonstrate heroism every day. They may not wear tights and capes, but they create access for you and your fellow students, support the discovery of new knowledge that will improve the world you inherit and build the classrooms and laboratories where you might come up with the next great idea.<br /><br />As #GivingTuesday approaches, I ask that you do something heroic. Visit http://givingtuesday.uic.edu/ to make a donation today, of any amount, to the school or college you’re most passionate about. Help us demonstrate the collective power of giving you and your fellow students possess. <br /><br />Let’s join in celebrating our Superheroes on #GivingTuesday, and following their example by doing something heroic for UIC. <br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Development and UIC Donor<br />Proud Superhero<br /><br />P.S. Look for us around campus on December 2nd! Bring a copy of your online donation receipt for $5 or more to one of the #GivingTuesday tables for a fun prize that will help you show your fellow students that you made a difference. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:10:21 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:10:21 -0600 #GivingTuesday and a Culture of Philanthropy Dear Colleague,<br /><br />You embody a commitment to the promise of an accessible, first-rate education. You are dedicated to the discovery of new knowledge. You’re driven to serve the greater good. These qualities, multiplied across the entirety of our faculty and staff, are a powerful force. They are also values celebrated across the country each year on #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back to, and giving thanks for, those who make a difference.<br /><br />Will you join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday at UIC on December 2 this year?<br /><br />I challenge every member of the UIC community to demonstrate on #GivingTuesday how powerful our collective giving can be, and to set a standard for our students, alumni and friends to follow. Ultimately, the culture of philanthropy we build will drive the life-changing research, discovery and access made possible every day at UIC. <br /><br />Visit http://givingtuesday.uic.edu/ to make a donation, large or small, to the area you’re most passionate about. Thank you for all you do for UIC, and for exemplifying the meaning of #GivingTuesday. <br /><br />Jeff Nearhoof<br />Vice Chancellor of Development and UIC Donor<br /><br />P.S. Look for us around campus on December 2nd! Bring a copy of your online donation receipt for $5 or more to one of the #GivingTuesday tables for a fun prize that will help you show your colleagues and students that you made a difference. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:08:56 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:08:56 -0600 Job Announcement Budget Analyst III The Office of Budgeting and Program Analysis is the principal staff arm of the Chancellor, Provost and Vice Provost for Resource Management in the area of academic, capital, enrollment and financial planning, related policy analysis, fiscal administration and labor relations financial forecasting. Under the general direction of the Director, Budgeting and Program Analysis, the Budget Analyst III is an integral member of the office team responsible for developing and managing the annual budget. The department is also responsible for a variety of analysis and reports.<br /><br />Duties:<br />Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)<br />Budget Development and Resource Planning<br />Responsible for coordination if the following budget development and resource planning activities for assigned units with operating budgets that typically range over $100 million:<br />• Work closely with the unit’s fiscal officer to develop five year planning budget/forecasts to demonstrate financial viability and or identify weaknesses. Recommend solutions such as potential program reductions or other actions. Evaluate use of fund balances and recommends appropriate levels of reserve funding.<br />• Participate in annual budget planning and development meetings with the Provost Dean/Unit Head, AVP Resource Management, Director and Fiscal Officer and refine support documentation based on meeting discussions.<br />• Examine past budgets and review economic/financial developments that affect the organization’s spending, Review departmental budget estimates and proposals for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the University established procedures, regulations, and objectives. Discuss and anomalies with the Director.<br />• Analyze budgets, prepare and justify budget requests, and allocate funds according to spending priorities on<br />• campus. Analyze accounting records to determine financial resources required to implement program and submit recommendations for budget allocations.<br />• Evaluate funding requests for strategic initiatives and program proposals to formulate recommendations to senior management regarding the commitment of campus resources. Assess program tradeoffs and explore alternative funding methods.<br />• Draft memoranda of understanding for the commitment of campus funds. Validate compliance with various terms and conditions; follow-up to verify that allocated funds are spent as specified in the agreement.<br />• Consolidate departmental budgets into operating and capital budget summaries for review and approval by senior management.<br />• Work closely with the Office of Business & Financial Services to monitor the financial performance of campus units and generate/deliver periodic reports to unit management and campus administration.<br />• Interpret report data for campus managers, provide guidance for developing projections. Provide financial advice to campus management for proper program planning and effective decision-making.<br />• Develops budget planning materials such as calendars, project plans or process documentation as requested.<br /><br /><br />Budget Compliance and Analysis<br />• Assist in developing and communicating clear guidelines to assist colleges and administrative units with the implementation of new policies and procedures, or as needed to educate staff on existing budget policies and procedures. Assist in developing and implement systems, databases, reports, and other tools as necessary to facilitate financial management and budget oversight. Assure budget and financial reporting systems and procedures are in compliance with university, state, and federal statutes, policies and rules.<br /><br />Labor Relations Financial Forecasting and Reporting<br />• Provide analysis and pertinent materials used to develop management positions for collective bargaining which may include participating in management caucuses to evaluate/explain information used to determine the campus’ bargaining position.<br />• Extrapolate, analyze and manipulate financial data from university systems to generate reports and disseminate them across campus departments.<br />• Research various administrative issues and develop what-if scenarios to determine feasibility/desirability of various policy options. Assist Director with development of new financial procedures, such as tuition revenue distribution, graduate assistant tuition remission, and employee tuition waivers.<br />• Assist Director with design and implementation of various analytical studies related to financial and capital planning. Evaluation/recommendations will draw on various methodologies, including cost benefit analysis, historical and trend analysis, and comparative information (such as tuition rate comparisons for a peer institution group).<br />• Perform other duties, work on special projects and or participate on campus committees as assigned.<br /><br />Qualifications:<br />Minimum Qualifications<br />1. Any one, or any combination, of the following types of preparation:<br />(a) credit for college training leading to a major in accounting, business administration, finance, computer science, or closely related fields<br />(b) progressively responsible experience that provided a knowledge of generally accepted principles, theories, and practices used in budgeting, accounting, and the analysis of fiscal operations that would assure the applicant’s overall ability to undertake professional budgeting work at the entry level. Such experience must be evaluated on the basis of its comparability to a normal curriculum in the academic programs listed in “a,” taking into account the relationship of the experience to the content of the courses in the curriculum.*<br /><br />2. three years of experience that included experience with computerized budgeting and/or accounting systems.<br /><br />[A Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, computer science, or closely related fields or registration as a Certified Public Accountant may be substituted for one year of experience.]<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications<br />Bachelor degree in business, finance, accounting, economics, public administration, or other closely related field with quantitative and analytical focus. Five years’ experience with financial analysis and crating financial models for decision-making, such as business plans or proforma budgets, and preferably working in a public sector or university central budget office. Solid knowledge of budget modeling and forecasting techniques and public finance and budgeting principles and practices, including fund accounting. Requires excellent math skills, accuracy, attention to detail, organization and analytical ability. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also necessary to develop and deliver presentations to various university audiences. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Ability to learn SAS (business analytics software), Banner and other ancillary computer systems used to evaluate data a necessity. The preferred candidate will have experience working in a central budget office at a large institution of higher education and or an understanding of Responsibility Center Management/Budgeting and various policy issues facing higher education; experience creating data bases with Microsoft Access. Demonstrated knowledge in labor relations financial forecasting and management labor strategy.<br /><br />To Apply:<br />For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the link https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=47082&job=budget-analyst-iii AND submit an Exam Request for 4741 - Budget Analyst III along with a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three professional references by December 8, 2014.<br /><br /><br />UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:06:51 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:06:51 -0600 Job Posting - Research Specialist - Medicine Department of Medicine<br />Division of Health Promotion Research<br /><br />Research Specialist (Informatics and Technology Specialist)<br /><br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Research Specialist position.<br />Position Description<br /><br />• Contribute to software application development to support health promotion in a collaborative environment with academic researchers.<br />• Develop new applications using open-source software and /or other languages such as Java, Perl, Ruby, PHP, C#, C++, Objective C. Program solutions that meet functional and system requirements and include database design and implementation.<br />• Under general direction, formulate and define the scope and objectives for new or existing applications or programs requiring custom development. <br />• Work with stakeholders to gather requirements for developmental programs. Provide timely feedback to collaborators on progress and issues identified.<br />• Participate in component design, programming, code reviews, and unit testing<br /><br /><br />Bachelor degree in science or related field required. Master's degree in science preferred. At least three years experience in related research required. <br /><br /><br />Experience using relevant software development programs and targeting mobile devices. Experience using applications such as Java, SQL, XML, with C#, C++, Objective C, Ruby, Perl, PHP, and/or JavaScript; competence with Oracle/SQL Server, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails. Experience in developing, implementing, debugging and maintaining Web based and client/server applications. Must have working knowledge of full design life cycle, along with experience in creating development specifications, business cases, and other development related documentation. Must demonstrate understanding of good software development practices and capable of modifying software based on user needs. Must possess excellent written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills for team collaboration; as well as ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple activities to meet deadlines. Interest or background in eHealth or mHealth a plus.<br /><br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46518 <br />Upload a .pdf copy or your resume and supply three references when completing your application.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:57 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:57 -0600 Paid Research Study for 18-30 Year Olds with Type 1 Diabetes Research Study for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes at University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />If you are 18 to 30 years old with Type 1 Diabetes, using an insulin pump, not working Night or Rotating Shifts and willing to participate in a research study then you may be eligible to participate in a research study!<br /><br />Research activities will include: 1 hour visit for health history and physical, wearing monitors to measure activity & glucose and an overnight sleep study<br />Research Related activities will occur at: UIC College of Nursing (845 South Damen Street,Chicago, IL 60612) and UIC Sleep Science Center (2242 West Harrison Street, Suite 104, Chicago, IL 60612)<br />Participants will be compensated for time and travel.<br /><br />If interested please contact the Principal Investigator, Sarah Farabi (email:sschwa24@uic.edu or phone: 312-413-0317).<br /><br />IRB Protocol 2013-0030 Approved 07/10/2014-02/2015 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:02:39 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:02:39 -0600 Job Posting - Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator - Medicine Department of Medicine<br />Health Promotion Research<br />Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator<br /><br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator position.<br /><br />The Section of Health Promotion Research in the Department of Medicine is hiring a full-time (100% FTE) Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator to serve under the direction of Dr. Denise Hynes, Professor in Public Health in Medicine. As such, he/she would manage grant and research activities for Dr. Hynes’ work in cost and quality of care in chronic illness and clinical comparative effectiveness research to facilitate improvement in healthcare quality. <br /><br />Responsibilities:<br />• Coordinate grant/study development, including coordinating planning meetings for study design, data management needs, analysis plans, and dissemination.<br />• Coordinate and facilitate focus groups of patients and caregivers for a research study on quality of dialysis care<br />• Coordinate all aspects of research study including protocol and study procedure development, managing staff, IRB submissions, and reporting to sponsor and liaising with collaborators.<br />• Develop and/ or adapt standard operating procedures to document study procedures and decisions throughout the project cycle.<br />• Contributing as a coauthor on research dissemination efforts<br />• Coordinate dissemination of research results, including preparing media for professional meetings presentations and peer reviewed manuscripts. <br /><br />Preferred Knowledge/Skills:<br />• Familiarity and experience with research regulatory requirements for human subjects research<br />• Familiarity with data security policies & procedures for protected health information<br />• Familiarity with project management software and data collection and management software (i.e. REDCap, Access, SAS, MySQL, etc)<br />• Strong organizational and communication skills<br />• Strong writing and research skills<br />• Ability to manage a variety of ongoing projects in a fast-paced research environment<br /><br />Bachelor degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, social science, or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) preferred. At least one year experience in a research discipline required; two or more years preferred.<br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46244 Upload a .pdf copy or your resume and supply three references when completing your application.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:01:11 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:01:11 -0600 Job Posting - Research Specialist - Medicine Department of Medicine<br />Division of Health Promotion Research<br /><br />Research Specialist (Informatics and Technology Specialist)<br /><br />The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Research Specialist position.<br />Position Description<br /><br />• Contribute to software application development to support health promotion in a collaborative environment with academic researchers.<br />• Develop new applications using open-source software and /or other languages such as Java, Perl, Ruby, PHP, C#, C++, Objective C. Program solutions that meet functional and system requirements and include database design and implementation.<br />• Under general direction, formulate and define the scope and objectives for new or existing applications or programs requiring custom development. <br />• Work with stakeholders to gather requirements for developmental programs. Provide timely feedback to collaborators on progress and issues identified.<br />• Participate in component design, programming, code reviews, and unit testing<br /><br /><br />Bachelor degree in science or related field required. Master's degree in science preferred. At least three years experience in related research required. <br /><br /><br />Experience using relevant software development programs and targeting mobile devices. Experience using applications such as Java, SQL, XML, with C#, C++, Objective C, Ruby, Perl, PHP, and/or JavaScript; competence with Oracle/SQL Server, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails. Experience in developing, implementing, debugging and maintaining Web based and client/server applications. Must have working knowledge of full design life cycle, along with experience in creating development specifications, business cases, and other development related documentation. Must demonstrate understanding of good software development practices and capable of modifying software based on user needs. Must possess excellent written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills for team collaboration; as well as ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple activities to meet deadlines. Interest or background in eHealth or mHealth a plus.<br /><br /><br />For fullest consideration please apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46518 <br />Upload a .pdf copy or your resume and supply three references when completing your application.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:59:03 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:59:03 -0600 Limited Competitons The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Camille Dreyfus Foundation. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <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 />Table of Contents<br />1. DoD- Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)<br /><br />2. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program<br /><br />Summary<br /><br />1. DoD- Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI). UIC is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) under Title III of the Higher Education Act. This program aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of the DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission. This is for basic science only. UIC is limited to three submissions. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/dodreph14. <br /><br />2. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program - This program provides an unrestricted research grants of $75,000 to support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2009. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/cdtsa14.<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 which is not 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 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:32:20 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:32:20 -0600 Sing in Choir Be a part of something great!<br /><br />Join UIC's most supportive community and create something beautiful. YOU are invited to sign up for the UIC Choirs today and join your voice to a talented, welcoming body of students from a wide variety of majors and cultures under the leadership of our world-class faculty.<br /><br />MUS 153: UIC Choirs, Michael J. Anderson (mja@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students with prior singing experience. Explore powerful works written for large groups and experience the thrill of singing with an orchestra.<br />MWF 12:00 to 12:50<br /><br />MUS 154: Chamber Choir, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />Open to all students by audition. Perform in a more intimate group of singers, with challenging a capella repertoire from across the ages.<br />Tuesday 2:00 to 3:00; Thursday 1:00 to 3:00<br /><br /><br />MUS 155: Women's Choral Ensemble, Andrew Lewis (adlewis@uic.edu)<br />For all female students, no audition. Discover a range of music written for this unique combination of voices, working closely with our faculty in a small group.<br />TR 11:00 to 12:15<br /><br />Register now for the classes listed above!<br /><br />About our directors<br /><br />Michael J. Anderson is the head of music and choral studies at UIC. He was recently elected to a second term as the President of the International Federation for Choral Music and has conducted, lectured, and adjudicated choirs across the United States, in Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Israel, China, Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.<br /><br />Andrew Lewis was recently profiled by the Chicago Tribune as the classical musician to watch this year. He is Artistic Director of Bella Voce, Music Director of the Elgin Master Chorale, Founder and Artistic Director of The Janus Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra specializing in Baroque and new music, and Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.<br /><br />We look forward to making music with you this year! <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:04:44 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:04:44 -0600 Student Success Planning Bulletin #1 The Student Success Planning Initiative is a collective process for assuring the timely graduation for every UIC undergraduate that began with Chancellor Paula Allen-Meare’s charge to the Undergraduate Policy Council in February 2012. The planning and resulting initiative arose from a strong collaboration among the undergraduate colleges, support units, faculty, and students with leadership provided cooperatively by Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The overall goal of the initiative is to significantly increase student success rates as measured by year-to-year retention and six-year graduation rates. Throughout much of 2013, eight task forces including over 200 faculty, staff and students, convened and ultimately provided 125 recommendations for campus consideration. The full report was released to campus in Spring 2014 and is available at studentsucce ss.uic.edu.<br /><br />In Summer 2014, UIC received a grant from the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, that has provided support for planning the implementation of the overall initiative. Through this grant, an implementation facilitator, Dr. Negar Mansourian-Hadavi, has been appointed to take the lead in the Implementation Phase of the Student Success Initiative that includes the setting of project priorities. .<br /><br />Dr. Mansourian-Hadavi, working with the leadership team, has created a timeline and procedural framework for the implementation of the prioritized recommendations that include:<br /><br />• Organizing the recommendations into meaningful categories that take into account both implementation and priorities.<br />• Creating a framework based on the identified priorities, challenge areas, and impact on success outcomes to be shared with Undergraduate Policy Council, the Committee of Associate and Assistant Deans, and others as appropriate or pertinent.<br />• Sharing the expectations for the implementation of the recommended projects with appropriate campus units and project leads.<br />• Developing a project management plan for assisting and assessing the progress of implementation, facilitating communication and collaboration, as well as troubleshooting issues and concerns.<br />• Disseminating regular status reports for the campus.<br /><br />Dr. Mansourian-Hadavi has met with numerous individuals involved in the development of the Student Success Plan for guidance on priorities, identification of key challenges and, as appropriate, updates on the current status of activities. Prioritization of proposed projects is being done based on highest impact, practicality for implementation, and timeliness. <br /><br />We thank the campus for ongoing enthusiastic support throughout this process. We also wish to acknowledge the work of Bette L. Bottoms, Dean of the Honors College, who was instrumental in the completion of the first phase of this project and attainment of external funding.<br /><br />We plan on issuing regular informational bulletins as to progress and developments as student success projects move forward. If you have comments, suggestions, or questions, please feel free to submit them at studentsucccess.uic.edu. <br /><br />Emanuel Pollack<br />Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs<br /><br />Linda Deanna<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:24 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:24 -0600 Student Life at UIC Colleagues,<br /><br />The current edition of STUDENT LIFE AT UIC, an e-publication from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs about The UIC Experience is available for your perusal. We encourage involvement on campus and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance student learning. A hallmark of The UIC Experience is student engagement which is evident in myriad activities highlighted in this issue ranging from participation in the Adult Student Leadership Conference to the establishment of a food pantry. STUDENT LIFE AT UIC is available at <br />http://vcsa.uic.edu/student-life-at-uic/ <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. If you have questions or wish to comment, please do not hesitate to contact us at ovcsa@uic.edu. <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:38 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:38 -0600 Register now to make MUSIC at UIC! Regardless of your intended major, schedule, or ability level, there is a music ensemble for you here. Join UIC's most supportive community and create something great!<br /><br />We are pleased to announce our Spring 2015 UIC Ensembles and their directors:<br /><br />MUS 153: University Choir, Michael Anderson<br />MUS 154: Chamber Choir, Andrew Lewis<br />MUS 155: Women's Choral Ensemble, Andrew Lewis<br /><br />MUS 151: Wind Ensemble, Jose Oliver Riojas<br />MUS 151: University Band, Nicholas Carlson<br />MUS 156: Pep Band, Nicholas Carlson<br /><br />MUS 157: String Orchestra, Javier Mendoza<br /><br />MUS 159: Jazz Ensemble, Andrew Baker<br />MUS 159: Jazz Workshop, Chris Madsen <br />MUS 160: Jazz Combos, Andrew Baker<br /><br />Auditions for the UIC Ensembles are open to all UIC students with any prior musical experience. Visit our auditions page for more information on how to register and sign up for auditions: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/ensemble-auditions<br /><br />We invite you to contact us at music@uic.edu for availability, scheduling an audition, or any general questions you may have. We look forward to having you make music here at UIC!<br /><br />Just a music lover? Follow us on social media to make sure you don't miss the chance to hear your favorite ensemble in action:<br />Facebook: UICTheatreandMusic<br />Instagram: @uictheatremusic<br />Twitter: @uictheatremusic <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:27:09 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:27:09 -0600