UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements Extended hours for campus libraries begin Nov. 30 The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (LHS-C) and the Richard J. Daley Library will maintain extended hours for the convenience of students completing classwork and preparing for exams.<br /><br />The Daley Library and the IDEA Commons (801 S. Morgan St.) will remain open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. A current i-Card is required to enter the Daley Library from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A dedicated library shuttle will operate from the Morgan Street entrance of the Daley Library from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. during extended hours.<br /><br />LHS-C (1750 W. Polk St.) will have extended hours beginning the following Sunday, Dec. 7, through Thursday, Dec. 18. During this period, building hours are Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Friday 7 a.m. - midnight; and Saturday 9 a.m. - midnight. At LHS-C, patrons will have access to all study areas, books and journals, computers and printers, circulation and reserve services, group study rooms, SMART rooms, and laptops check-out.<br /><br />Information about hours for the health sciences libraries in Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana is available at http://library.uic.edu/lhs/about/hours.<br /><br />Mary Case<br />University Librarian<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:03:42 -0600 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:03:42 -0600 A Message of Thanks from the Chancellor Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,<br /><br />The Thanksgiving holiday offers an opportunity for me to thank each of you for all you do to contribute to the excellence of UIC. Together we spark the flame that keeps this outstanding university moving forward, making discoveries and solving problems that benefit Chicago, Illinois, the nation, and indeed the world.<br /><br />Have a happy and safe holiday.<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:13 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:13 -0600 Chief of UIC Police Candidates Forums Dec. 3 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the two finalists in the search for the next UIC Chief of Police. The campus will have the opportunity to meet each candidate in consecutive open forums the afternoon of December 3, in the Student Center East Illinois Room C:<br /><br /> • 1:00-1:45 Eric M. Heath, Chief of Police, George Mason University Police Department<br /><br /> • 2:00-2:45 Kevin L. Booker, Deputy Chief of Support Services Bureau, University of Chicago Police Department<br /><br />Your participation is important to the success of the search process, and I encourage you to attend the candidate open forums. RSVP to Prenda Stephens at spencer@uic.edu.<br /><br />More information about the position and the finalists' resumes can be found at the UIC Police Chief Search website, https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/uicpolicechiefsearch/.<br /><br />I would also like to commend the Search Committee, chaired by Tyrone Forman, Vice Provost for Diversity, and thank them for their diligent work over the past several months.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:46:36 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:46:36 -0600 Form W-2 Process for Tax Year 2014 To help you prepare for the annual processing of Year-End Statement of Wages (IRS Form W-2 and 1042-S), this message gives you important information about:<br /><br />1. Electronic process for Form W-2 and new electronic process for Form 1042-S<br />2. Consent process for electronic access <br />3. Address requirement for mailing of forms <br />4. Where to find additional information<br /><br />This e-mail message applies to anyone who is or has been an employee of the University of Illinois during tax year 2014. If you were NOT an employee during tax year 2014, please disregard this message.<br /><br />If you are a Foreign National (nonresident alien), who is or has been a University employee during tax year 2014, you may now receive your 1042-S tax form electronically. If you wish to receive your Form 1042-S electronically, you must provide consent using the NESSIE application through January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M. Instructions for consenting are provided under section 2 (Consent Process for Electronic Access).<br /><br />For all employees that do not consent to receive their tax Form W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically, the form will be mailed to you as in previous years. However, there is an important mailing address requirement that also applies to you. Please refer to section 3 (Address Requirement for Mailing of Forms).<br /><br />=============================================<br />1. ELECTRONIC PROCESS FOR FORM W-2 & 1042-S<br />=============================================<br /><br />Again this year the University is pleased to offer the option of accessing your Forms W-2 and 1042-S electronically. Last year over 40,000 employees chose to receive their W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically. The consent process for calendar year 2014 is open through January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M.<br /><br />If You Previously Consented:<br /><br />You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2014 Form W-2 electronically, if you previously consented and this is the only tax form you will be receiving. You will receive a notification from University Payroll during the third week of January, indicating that your Form W-2 is available online and giving you instructions on how to access it.<br /><br />If You Are a Foreign National (Non-Resident Alien) Employee:<br /><br />You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2014 Form W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically, if you previously consented for both documents. If you previously consented to receive only your Form W-2 electronically, you will need to consent again for access to your Form 1042-S. You will receive a notification from University Payroll during the third week of January, indicating that your Form W-2 and/or 1042-S is available online and giving you instructions on how to access it. <br /><br />If You Wish to Receive Your W-2 Electronically:<br /><br />If you have not previously agreed to have your information sent electronically, you can provide consent at any time through January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M. See section 2 (Consent Process for Electronic Access) below for details.<br /><br />If you DO NOT consent to receive your W-2 or 1042-S electronically by January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M., you will receive a printed Form W-2 and/or 1042-S by regular mail.<br /><br />Benefits of accessing your Form W-2 and 1042-S online include:<br /><br />*You will have access to your Form W-2 and 1042-S at least two weeks earlier than the distribution of mailed copies.<br />*Your Form W-2 and 1042-S is always available to you for secure, convenient and timely access.<br />*Because you are retrieving your Form W-2 and 1042-S electronically from a secured website, you need not worry that the form will be lost in the mail or stolen from your mailbox and used for identity theft.<br />*Duplicates are just a few clicks away, even as late as April 14 or 15. <br /><br />=============================================<br />2. CONSENT PROCESS FOR ELECTRONIC ACCESS<br />=============================================<br /><br />If you wish to receive your Form W-2 and 1042-S electronically, you must provide consent using the NESSIE application through January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M., by following the steps below:<br /><br />1. Go to NESSIE at https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/index.cfm <br />2. Select the 'Compensation' tab. <br />3. Click the link 'W-2/1042-S Tax Statement.' <br />4. Click 'Continue.' <br />5. Log in using your NetID and password. <br />6. Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or create one. <br />7. Once you are on the W-2/1042-S Tax Statement Consent Form page, click 'Continue.' <br />8. On the Online Tax Forms page, click 'Consent/Withdraw Consent' to reach instructions.<br />9. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the form to provide consent: <br />(1)Select the form you would like to consent for (W-2/1042-S).<br />(2)Enter the consent code. (Click on the consent code link to retrieve the code. This is necessary since it mimics the functionality used to retrieve the W-2 and 1042-S electronically.) <br />(3)Enter the e-mail address you want your notification regarding retrieval of your Form W-2 and 1042-S to be addressed to. This does not need to be your University e-mail.<br />(4)Re-enter your e-mail address. <br />10. Click the 'Consent' button.<br /><br />After you submit this information, you will receive an e-mail from the University of Illinois indicating you have consented to receive your W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically. <br /><br />If you have consented to receive your W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically, you will receive a notification from University Payroll during the third week of January, indicating that your W-2 and/or 1042-S is available online and giving you instructions on how to access it. <br /><br />If you DO NOT follow the steps above and do not consent to receive your Form W-2 or 1042-S electronically by January 15, 2015 @ 10:59 P.M., your Form W-2 and/or 1042-S will be mailed on January 30, 2015 to the mailing address listed on NESSIE as of December 31, 2014. <br /><br />=============================================<br />3. ADDRESS REQUIREMENT FOR MAILING OF FORMS <br />=============================================<br /><br />The University of Illinois contracts the services of JAT Software for the annual mailing of Form W-2 and Form 1042-S (for Foreign Nationals).<br /><br />Form W-2 and Form 1042-S will be mailed to the 'mailing address' listed on the employee's Personal Information tab in NESSIE as of December 31, 2014. If you do not have an active mailing address, the form(s) will be sent to your listed home/permanent address. Form W-2/1042-S cannot be 'forwarded' in the event the mailing address is incorrect, and will be returned to the UPB office.<br /><br />For Form W-2 and Form 1042-S mailing purposes, you can change your mailing address in NESSIE until December 31, 2014 (see section 4, Additional Information to find address change instructions).<br /><br />=============================================<br />4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION<br />=============================================<br /><br />Additional information, including the Form W-2 and Form 1042-S reissue process, a list of frequently asked questions, and how to change your address in NESSIE can be found on the University Payroll and Earnings Web site at the following links:<br /><br />Reissue Process and FAQs (via the Tax Information section) <br />https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/payroll/tax-information/w-2/#reissuew2 <br /><br />Change of Address Instructions (via the Address Change section) <br />http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/payroll/address-change/ <br /><br />You can also access this information through the OBFS Home Page at: <br />www.obfs.uillinois.edu. Click Payroll and Benefits on the main page, and then click on the links on the left (Address Change, for example) or on other specific topics under the Tax Information link, including FAQs and Reissued W-2s.<br /><br />(NOTE: Because some e-mail readers split long URLs, you may not be able to reach the desired pages by clicking on the links above. Try copying all the text between the parentheses into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.)<br /><br />If you have other questions about the Form W-2 or Form 1042-S process, please contact your campus University Payroll Service Center at 312-996-7200, or payinq@uillinois.edu.<br /><br />Jim Davito<br />Executive Director, University Payroll & Benefits officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:00:49 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:00:49 -0600 North Lawndale Hosts OPL Community Forum Saturday Learn more about UIC's visionary proposal for a North Lawndale site where UIC would host the Obama Presidential Library.<br /><br />The North Lawndale Presidential Library Committee, UIC's partners in the proposal, will hold a community forum on Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at William Penn Elementary School, 1616 S. Avers Ave. For more information, visit www.Library44Chicago.com.<br /><br />The North Lawndale site is bounded by 5th Avenue, Kildare Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue. It is one of three options that UIC presented, chosen for its location in a community that would benefit from the development that a presidential library and museum would spur.<br /><br />UIC also proposed an academic site at Harrison Field and a medical site at Taylor Street and Ashland Avenue. All three sites were chosen for their relevance to Obama's legacy.<br /><br />Based on its preliminary bid submitted to the Barack Obama Foundation in July, UIC is one of four finalists chosen to submit a final proposal. Final proposals are due Dec. 11 from UIC, the University of Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. <br /><br />For updates, join UIC's social media campaign in support of the final bid. Follow student trustee Danielle Leibowitz at @DanielleUIC, and follow @UICisObama, using the hashtag #OPL2UIC.<br /><br />We hope you can attend the Saturday community forum in North Lawndale.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael Redding<br />Executive Associate Chancellor of Public and Government Affairs<br /><br />Mary Case<br />Professor, University Librarian, and Dean of Libraries<br /><br />Co-Chairs, UIC Obama Presidential Library Steering Committee officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:36:40 -0600 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:36:40 -0600 Circle Back – UIC Forward The University has a tradition of celebrating the many significant milestones that have occurred in its long history. Just last year UIC celebrated the Centennial of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and a few years before that, the 150 Anniversary of the College of Pharmacy.<br /><br />The year 2015 provides us with an opportunity to recognize another important milestone in the University’s history - the opening of the University of Illinois “Circle Campus” on February 22, 1965. It is important for the campus to use this opportunity to reach out to the thousands of alumni who have graduated since that time. <br /><br />Many of you are graduates of one of the University’s three campuses and I invite you to join in the various events and activities that will be occurring throughout 2015. <br /><br />Please visit: https://circleback.uic.edu often to see what is being planned.<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Vice President, University of Illinois<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:32 -0600 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:32 -0600 Disabling off-campus email routing for students Over the past few weeks, we have been contacting students to change their email accounts to comply with the new UIC email policy. <br /><br />The new email policy requires all students to retrieve their "@uic.edu" email via UIC Gmail (gmail.uic.edu).<br /><br />Previously, students were allowed to route messages sent to their "@uic.edu" address to non-UIC email services such as Yahoo, Hotmail, and personal Gmail accounts. By requiring all students to use UIC Gmail for campus email, we can provide better, more reliable service and ensure that email is delivered.<br /><br />We understand that this change is an inconvenience, and so we have extended the deadline for changing email routing. Students who have not yet updated their email accounts will continue to be contacted by email. In the meantime, students can check to see if they need to update their settings and complete the update by logging into our UIC Gmail migration page: http://SwitchToUICGmail.uic.edu.<br /><br />For more information about this change, please look at the NEWS section of the ACCC web site for the item, “Disabling off-campus email routing for students” or visit http://go.uic.edu/UICGmailNews.<br /><br />If you have questions or need help making these changes, please contact our helpdesk at consult@uic.edu or 312-413-0003.<br /><br />Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom<br />Chief Information Officer and Executive Director<br />Academic Computing and Communications Center<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:54 -0600 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:54 -0600 Search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Click here to see this online http://www.uic.edu/index.html/Chancellor/newsletters/2014_1119.html<br /><br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />I write to announce the formation of the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The committee will be responsible for a broad search, both nationally and locally, to develop a list of the most promising candidates for nomination to the vice chancellorship. We know that this position will be very attractive for many individuals. <br /><br />I extend my gratitude on behalf of the campus to everyone who has agreed to serve on this important committee.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor<br /><br /><br />Members of the Search Committee<br /><br />George Crabtree (Co-chair) Professor, Department of Physics<br />Terry Vanden Hoek (Co-chair), Department of Emergency Medicine<br />Margaret Moser (Staff search), Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs<br />Paulo Aguilar, Undergraduate Student Government<br />Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, Senior Director, Vice President for Health Affairs<br />Faith Bonecutter, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Jane Addams College of Social Work<br />Paul Brandt-Rauf, Dean, School of Public Health<br />Fady Charbel, Professor and Head, Department of Neurological Surgery<br />Karen Colley, Dean, Graduate College<br />Carol Ferrans, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Department of Behavioral Health Science<br />Patricia Finn, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine<br />Bill Fitzsimmons, Alumni, Global Regulatory Affairs<br />Heather Haberaecker, Executive Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance, Office of Business and Financial Services<br />Jodi Joyce, Office of the Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety<br />David Loffing, Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Administration<br />Peter Nelson, Dean, College of Engineering<br />Carol Petersen, Associate Director, Student Development Services/Wellness Center<br />Jose Sanchez, Norwegian American Hospital, External Community <br />Marieke Schoen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy<br />David Schwartz, Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology<br />Clark Stanford, Dean, College of Dentistry<br />Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Professor, Occupational Therapy<br />Vidyani Suryadevara, Graduate Student Council<br />Astrida Tantillo, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Henry Taylor, President and CEO, Mile Square Health Center<br />Patrick Tranmer, Co-Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine<br />Catherine Vincent, Associate Professor, Women, Child and Family Health Science and Chair, Senate Executive Committee<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:54:14 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:54:14 -0600 20th president named Dear colleagues:<br /><br />It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Timothy L. Killeen has been selected as the 20th president of the University of Illinois, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its Jan. 15 meeting in Chicago, and will be introduced today on our three campuses.<br /><br />President-elect Killeen is an acclaimed researcher in geophysics and space sciences, with more than 30 years of experience in public higher education and with national scientific research agencies. He is currently vice chancellor for research and president of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, and also served as a top administrator for the National Science Foundation and as a faculty member at the University of Michigan for more than two decades. <br /><br />He is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and also has served as a director and senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, as a visiting senior scientist with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and as president of the American Geophysical Union. He also is founding co-chair of the Belmont Forum, which gathers representatives of leading government funding agencies worldwide to collaborate on global climate change research, and the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.<br /><br />More on Dr. Killeen and his career can be found at http://www.uillinois.edu/20thPresident<br /><br />I am deeply grateful for the hard work and guidance of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and the leadership of its co-chairs, Pamela Strobel and Douglas Beck. And my thanks to everyone across our campus communities who shared their input and insights during this important process.<br /><br />President-elect Killeen will be introduced to the University family today during the following on-campus events:<br /><br />Chicago campus – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Illinois Room of Student Center East<br /><br />Springfield campus – Noon Wednesday in the Level 2 lobby of the Public Affairs Center, Springfield<br /><br />Urbana-Champaign campus – 3 p.m. Wednesday in the South Lounge of the Illini Union<br /><br />All three events also will be webcast live at<br />http://www.uis.edu/technology/wp-content/uploads/sites/123/misc/live/<br /><br />I hope you will join us to welcome President-elect Killeen, and my thanks to all of you for your commitment and loyalty to this great University.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Christopher G. Kennedy<br />Chairman<br />University of Illinois Board of Trustees officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:20 -0600 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:20 -0600 UI Health is Great Because... UI Health Newsletter - November 2014<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/November_Newsletter.html<br /><br />UI Health Plus Update<br />On September 8, patients began enrolling in UI Health Plus. UI Health Plus (as hopefully most know by now) is our Medicaid Accountable Care Entity (or ACE), a type of managed care plan.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/UI_Health_Plus_Update.html<br /><br />Miracles Happen on Taylor Street<br />UI Health has been spreading holiday joy to the neediest members of our community since 1995. Get involved in Miracle on Taylor Street 2014!<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/Miracles_Happen_on_Taylor_Street.html<br /><br />Patient Story: Gus Spells is Living Life to the Fullest<br />Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age, Gus has faced his fair share of challenges. With help from his friends at UI Health, he is not only overcoming, but also giving back.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/Gus_Spells_is_Living_Life_to_the_Fullest.html<br /><br />New Dean for the College of Dentistry<br />Dr. Clark Stanford has great plans in store for the college, but did you know he also calls himself an amateur historian?<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/New_Dean_for_the_College_of_Dentistry.html<br /><br />A $19.6 Million Grant Goes to UI Health<br />UI Health is launching a new medical care model for children and young adults with chronic conditions.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/A_196_Million_Dollar_Grant_Goes_to_UI_Health.html<br /><br />Mile Square Expands and Another Open Enrollment Begins<br />UI Health Increases Presence in Chicago Neighborhoods at a Good Time.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-11/Mile_Square_Expands_and_Open_Enrollment_Begins.html <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:03:12 -0600 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:03:12 -0600 Consumer Information about the University of Illinois at Chicago The University of Illinois at Chicago must provide certain consumer information about the University to students and employees annually in accordance with the federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act as amended. Please see http://www.uic.edu/depts/financialaid/consumerinfo.shtml to view this information.<br /><br />If you need assistance obtaining information on this website or you would like a paper copy instead, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid. <br /><br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Office of Student Financial Aid, MC 334<br />1800 Student Services Building<br />1200 W. Harrison Street <br />Chicago, IL 60607<br />Email: money@uic.edu<br />Web: http://www.uic.edu/depts/financialaid/index.shtml <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:57:00 -0600 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:57:00 -0600 2015 Spring Payment Plan Open Enrollment Announcement SUBJECT: Student Account Payment Plan Enrollment Period<br />Enrollment for the University of Illinois Spring 2015 (Semester) Payment Plan is now open. <br /><br />The University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan which allows parents/students to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over a number of months. The sooner you sign up, the more payment options will be available. The Payment Plan is an alternative to the regular University payment policy and is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Student Accounts will not be assessed monthly late fees while enrolled in the Payment Plan. <br /><br />ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS<br />• Any University of Illinois undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student, or the authorized payer of such student, is eligible to participate in the Payment Plan. <br />• Enrollment is not automatic for current participants. A student must be re-enrolled on a yearly (or semester) basis.<br />• Your student account must be in good standing. Students with past due balances must contact USFSCO Customer Service to find out about alternative arrangements.<br />• You must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from your checking or savings account.<br />• Only charges billed through Student Accounts Receivable are eligible to be included in your Payment Plan budget – a minimum budget of $500.00 is required.<br /><br />COST TO PARTICIPATE<br />• $45 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee (ACH)<br />• $30 fee if a payment is returned<br /><br />ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS <br /><br />The online enrollment form for Payment Plan is available through the University Student Financial Services website at http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. To access the online enrollment form, follow the steps below:<br /><br />Students <br />• Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />• Select appropriate link and log on<br />• Select appropriate options to view your student account<br />• Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions. <br /><br />Authorized Payers <br />• Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />• Select Authorized Payer<br />• Enter your Login Name and Password<br />• Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions. <br /><br />For additional information about the Payment Plan, please visit http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. <br /><br />Please disregard this message if you are currently enrolled in the Annual 2014-2015 Payment Plan.<br /><br />Customer Service<br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations <br />Room 1900 (MC 073) <br />Student Services Building <br />1200 West Harrison Street <br />Chicago, Illinois 60607-7162 <br />Phone (312) 996-8574 <br />usfscohelp@uillinois.edu<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:46:24 -0600 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:46:24 -0600 Message from the Chancellor November 3, 2014<br /><br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />I am pleased to share with you important updates on four initiatives underway at UIC: our proposal [http://www.medicine.uic.edu/whitepaper/] to enhance the University of Illinois College of Medicine; progress toward implementing the Student Success Planning Initiative; the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund; and the Intramural Research Funding program.<br /><br />College of Medicine proposal<br />On September 3, we presented the UI College of Medicine’s proposal for a unified multi-campus medical school that integrates engineering and technology into learning and research to the Board of Trustees’ University Healthcare System Committee.<br /><br />Our proposal will infuse engineering and innovation throughout the medical curriculum and leverage the unique research and clinical strengths of each of the College’s four campuses. In particular, the proposal redefines the role of the existing College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign, in lieu of establishing a separate medical school on that campus. Our proposal would formalize clinical partnerships through the creation of a new Graduate Medical Education (GME) consortium, and it would establish an Illinois Translational Bioengineering Institute with a vigorous research and economic development agenda.<br /><br />At the same committee meeting, UIUC Chancellor Phyllis Wise presented a plan that would create a separate, hybrid public-private medical school in Urbana-Champaign in affiliation with Carle Health System. <br /><br />In the weeks since then, we have had numerous conversations with faculty and leadership to explore the feasibility of our unified College of Medicine proposal and to determine the potential impact that creation of a separate medical school at UIUC would have on existing clinical partnerships, our ability to retain key faculty, and our ability to deliver excellent health care and a superb workforce of medical professionals to the residents of Illinois.<br /><br />College of Medicine Dean Dr. Dimitri Azar presented our proposal to the UIC Faculty Senate in September, and last week I provided an update to Catherine Vincent, secretary of the Senate and chair of the Executive Committee. On Friday, President Easter, Interim Provost Rick Gislason and I met with College of Medicine department heads to hear their concerns about Urbana’s proposal for the creation of a separate medical school. <br /><br />We are working diligently to find ways that UIC, the College of Medicine, and our colleagues in Urbana can work together to fulfill all our aspirations. Many of our goals are mutual and can best be achieved by working in concert. Today, we present our business plan to the University Healthcare System Committee. Our plan emphasizes the academic and clinical merits, the greater feasibility, and the economic-development benefits of our unified-college proposal. UIC’s senior leadership is giving its full attention to this important matter, and we will continue to provide regular updates.<br /><br />Student Success Initiative<br />The Student Success Planning Initiative, a campus-wide collaboration to improve student success rates, is moving forward with deliberate speed.<br /><br />A report [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/] outlining 125 recommendations for the campus was released last spring. The planning phase has progressed to prioritizing the many recommendations. We will soon begin regular status reports on our progress towards implementation. Program development specialist Negar Mansourian-Hadavi, working with Interim Vice Provost Emanuel Pollack and Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Linda Deanna, created a timeline and procedural roadmap for implementation of the recommendations.<br /><br />With new external funding, UIC will pilot a transition-coaching program for spring 2015. Transition coaches develop relationships with high school students, steer them through the college choice and application process, and support them through their first year in college. This guidance is widely viewed to have a positive effect on student success.<br /><br />Chancellor’s Innovation Fund <br />Last year I launched a program aimed at accelerating the development of innovations derived from UIC research. <br /><br />The Chancellor's Innovation Fund, in partnership with IllinoisVENTURES, supports the commercialization of new technologies created by faculty, staff and students at UIC. Since the spring of 2013, the fund has attracted 129 proposals and awarded 16 projects just over $1 million in total funding.<br /><br />By providing valuable feedback from judges with extensive industry and venture capital experience, the program is helping faculty to transition their inventions into viable products and services and bring them to market. The program has funded projects originating from the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences and Liberal Arts & Sciences. <br /><br />Projects typically run for 18 months. The first projects are still active, with some nearing completion this year. <br /><br />The program has engaged more than 40 doctoral and post-doctoral students and three entrepreneurs-in-residence to help Innovate@UIC evaluate the commercial pathway of proof-of-concept funded projects. Grants totaling $800,000 from the state and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition helped launch a regional proof-of-concept program.<br /><br />Researchers funded include:<br /><br />--Dr. Sandeep Jain, associate professor of ophthalmology, who is testing a re-purposed therapy for the treatment of dry eye disease, a chronic disorder affecting 25 million patients in the U.S. A pharmaceutical company is now supporting a clinical proof-of-concept trial.<br /><br />--Venkat Venkatakrishnan, associate professor of computer science and director of the Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security, who has developed a tool to probe for vulnerabilities in enterprise websites and trace how hackers infiltrate their systems. With the support of proof-of-concept funding, he and his team are working to ensure compatibility with industry standards -- critical for market viability – to enable them to approach customers later this year.<br /><br />Leveraging OVCR intramural funding<br />Intramural funding through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research helps investigators develop new pilot data, start multidisciplinary research with other UIC investigators, craft major external proposals, and bridge gaps in funding between grants. Programs include the Campus Research Board Pilot Grants, the Bridge Funding Program, the Ignite Award and the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund, which facilitate UIC research and lead to extramural funding.<br /><br />With relatively short-term infusions of less than $40,000, intramural funding has a rate of return of over 14 percent. Bridge funding has shown an impressive 22 percent rate of return between 2012 and 2014. <br /><br />Researchers whose intramural funding has led to significant external awards include:<br /><br />--Mitch Henderson, assistant professor of anthropology, who leveraged a 2012 Campus Research Board grant of $20,000 into a $141,000 grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation of Buddhist Studies to study the practice of Buddhism at the regional Angkorian center of Preah Khan in Cambodia.<br /><br />--Kamal Eldeirawi, assistant professor of health systems science, who leveraged a 2012 Campus Research Board grant of $20,000 into a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study environmental factors in asthma in Mexican-American children.<br /><br />--Ying Liu, assistant professor of chemical engineering, who leveraged a $40,000 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund grant into two National Science Foundation awards totaling over $450,000 to study novel particles for delivery of therapeutic compounds.<br /><br />--Miquel Gonzalez-Meler, associate professor of biological sciences, who leveraged his portion of a 2010 Chancellor’s Discovery grant of $40,000 into a $1 million Department of Energy grant to study permafrost thawing effects on carbon dioxide and methane dynamics.<br /><br />My thanks to all of you for your continued support, your ideas, and the energy you bring to UIC to make it the special place that it is.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:21:37 -0600 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:21:37 -0600 Crime alert On Oct. 27, at about 12:20 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, near 1100 W. Jackson Blvd. The victim stated that as she was walking northbound on Racine Avenue, she observed an unknown male following her. She entered the Target Store on Jackson in an attempt to elude the person. Shortly after exiting, she was approached by an offender who pushed her to the ground and took her i-Phone before fleeing west through an alley. The victim left the scene and later called the police. The phone was recovered from a trash can near the scene. The offender remains at large.<br /> <br />The offender was described as a black male, 6-1 to 6-3 in height, with a muscular build, and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a logo and black sweatpants.<br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/yVnda<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Honorary Degree Nominations The Senate External Relations and Public Service Committee invites you to submit nominations for consideration for the awarding of honorary degrees at UIC.<br /><br />Honorary degrees are the highest award conferred by UIC. An honorary degree may be awarded for exemplary and extraordinary contributions to the scholarly or professional world, to public service, or to UIC’s achievements and the ideals of its missions of teaching, research, service and economic development.<br /><br />We welcome nominations of persons of national or international renown within or outside official academic disciplines, as is the practice of most major institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Some relationship with UIC is desirable, but not required for consideration. In such cases, it is particularly important to explain why the individual is deserving of an honorary degree from UIC.<br /><br />Guidelines for awarding honorary degrees at UIC, including eligibility criteria, nomination procedures, process and timeline, are at: <br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/senate/HonoraryDegreeGuidelines.pdf<br /><br />The deadline for receipt of official nominations and all supporting documents is noon on Monday, December 1. <br /><br />If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Dooley, Clerk of the Senate at <mailto:edooley@uic.edu>, 312-996-2926.<br /> <br />Respectfully, <br /><br />John Cullars<br />Chair, Senate External Relations and Public Service Committee and Honorary Degree Nominating Committee and Bibliographer for the Humanities, University Library<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:21:29 -0500 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:21:29 -0500