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 Lecture Center A1 Open House on Monday, September 22, 5-6:30pm You are invited to join the Chancellor and the Interim Provost at an open house to celebrate the renovation of Lecture Center A1 (center of the east-side of campus), one of UIC’s premier learning spaces!<br /><br />Lecture Center A1<br />Monday, September 22, 5:00-6:30 pm<br />Program begins at 5:15 pm<br />Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served<br /><br />Staff from the Office of Camps Learning Environments (OCLE) and Academic Computing and Communication Center (ACCC) will be on hand to highlight the acoustics, lighting, furniture, and technology in the space.<br /><br />For questions please contact Wendy Jeanes - wendy@uic.edu<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:53 -0500 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:53 -0500 Safety Nets for UIC Students Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />As you are aware, the well-being of our students is a top priority, and once again I write to acknowledge your efforts as a faculty or staff member in assisting our students who are experiencing problems. UIC has established safety nets for our students, which would not have been possible without each of you.<br /><br />The Counseling Center is a resource for the referral of emotionally distressed students. It also provides assessment of students in crisis and consultation about how best to respond to a student of concern. As students begin the academic year or approach the end of the semester and experience pressure, your role will be invaluable. If you have a student about whom you are worried, please feel free to call the Counseling Center at (312) 996-3490. The professional staff will be happy to talk with you about a possible course of action and how best to help your student. The Counseling Center website has a helpful resource entitled, "Helping the Emotionally Distressed Student: A Referral Guide for Faculty and Staff" accessible at http://go.uic.edu/distress. <br /><br />Another helpful resource to consider is the Office of the Dean of Students with staff members who offer consultative services and assistance to faculty and staff who might be dealing with student behavioral problems and/or misconduct. The staff can provide you with strategies and recommendations to help resolve many student issues. Feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.<br /><br />Thank you for your ongoing assistance. I look forward to the continuation of our strong partnership in behalf of all UIC students.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:46:40 -0500 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:46:40 -0500 Mandatory Reporting of Non-University Activities Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />I write to request your cooperation in the annual submission of the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA). Illinois law and University statutes and regulations require all salaried faculty and academic staff to complete the report and obtain prior approval for external activities. <br /><br />The form is due to your unit executive officer by Monday, October 6, 2014. The reporting and approval process is not intended to discourage non-University income producing activities. It is recognized that most of these activities are consistent with, and often beneficial to, your University roles. The reporting and approval procedures assist in ensuring that external activities are compatible with University obligations.<br /><br />The RNUA form, instructions and FAQs are available under the RNUA link at https://research.uic.edu/compliance/coi. The Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest is also available on the website. This policy applies to academic staff. <br /><br />Civil Service employees are covered under a different policy and do not complete the RNUA form. See Rule 16.01 (https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/pdf/policy/rules/Pr16r01.PDF) for additional guidance and resources for Civil Service employees. <br /><br />If you have any questions, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at mailto:rnua@uic.edu or (312) 996-3642. <br /><br />Thank you very much for helping to ensure that UIC complies with Illinois law.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br />Vice President, University of Illinois<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:55:40 -0500 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:55:40 -0500 Building Evacuation Drills Sept. 16-18 The Environmental Health and Safety Office, in coordination with the UIC Police and UIC electricians, will conduct evacuation drills for all UIC buildings beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 18, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.<br /> <br />The hospital and clinics will not be drilled, nor will buildings that have already had a scheduled evacuation drill during the current year. Every other building's fire alarm will be activated on one of the above dates.<br /> <br />If you are in a building with an active evacuation plan, follow the plan accordingly.<br /> <br />In those buildings that do not have a plan in place, please refer to the evacuation guidelines below. These guidelines are also on the Environmental Health and Safety Office website, http://www.uic.edu/depts/envh/.<br /> <br /> <br />Building Evacuation<br /> <br />--Know what you should do beforehand, so you're prepared to evacuate safely and efficiently.<br /> <br />--Identify the two nearest exits for your area. It's important to know two exit paths should you find one blocked by smoke, fire or other hazards.<br /> <br />--Identify the location of the nearest fire alarm pull-station if they exist in your building. This is the best way to alert others about a fire.<br /> <br />--Follow instructions of emergency services personnel, including UIC Police, Chicago Fire Department, UIC Environmental Health and Safety Office, or other agencies.<br /> <br />--When a fire alarm is activated, leave immediately through the nearest and safest exit. Do not attempt to use elevators.<br /> <br />--If you're not able to evacuate without assistance, and visible smoke or fire is in your immediate area, proceed to the nearest stairwell landing and wait for assistance. If there is no immediate danger from smoke or fire, go into any room with a door that can be shut. Call UIC Police. The emergency number is (312) 355-5555, or 5-5555 from a campus phone. Be prepared to tell them your location.<br /> <br />--As you evacuate, close, but do not lock, all doors to slow the spread of fire and smoke. Once outside, move at least 50 feet away from the building to avoid danger from shattering glass or impeding first responders.<br /> <br />--Call UIC Police at (312) 355-5555 to alert them to the activated alarm. Be prepared to tell them the name and address of the building. <br /> <br /> <br />Although these are planned drills, it is important to treat each alarm as a true emergency. It is safer to evacuate and find out there is no emergency than to remain in the building and find out that there is.<br /> <br />Thank you in advance for your participation.<br /> <br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety Office<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:06:06 -0500 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:06:06 -0500 Message from the Provost Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" ranking, released Tuesday, ranks UIC in a six-way tie at No. 149 among national universities.<br /><br />UIC is appropriately grouped with National Universities in the rankings based on our Carnegie classification -- and it is a competitive field. While our ranking has dropped from last year, we remain in the top 4 percent of the more than 4,400 U.S. universities.<br /><br />In fact, our university metrics have improved, and what we consider to be "good news" may have actually hurt our rankings due to U.S. News methodology.<br /><br />For example, selectivity is based on percent of the applicant pool admitted.  In fall 2013, UIC's applicant pool was more qualified, with higher average ACT scores, and thus, we admitted more students from the applicant pool.  According to the U.S. News rankings, this made UIC "less selective."<br /><br />UIC has increased its six-year graduation rate from around 30 percent in the late 1980s to over 57 percent in data submitted to U.S. News. The rankings, however, predicted that UIC would have a 63 percent graduation rate based on federal methodology that does not take into account a university's improvement in graduation rates, which UIC has continually improved on year-after-year.<br /><br />Our preliminary fall 2014 data, based on the ten-day census, shows additional positive gains in student enrollment, including:<br /><br />·         One-year retention of new freshmen remained relatively unchanged at 80 percent;<br /><br />·         Hispanic student undergraduate enrollment increased from 23.7 percent in 2013 to 26.4 percent in 2014, which we are optimistic will qualify us as a Hispanic Serving Institution;<br /><br />·         New transfers increased from 1,640 in 2013 to 1,718 in 2014;<br /><br />·         New African American freshmen increased from 267 in 2013 to 285 in 2014.<br /><br />Everyone at UIC is focused on increasing retention and graduation rates and providing supportive services and learning opportunities to enhance student success.<br /><br />Rankings are only one factor in a student's decision about where to attend college. Fortunately, UIC has enormous strengths that are not reflected in mere numbers.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Eric A. Gislason<br /><br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:48:08 -0500 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:48:08 -0500 UI Health: Vote early, vote often, and help us win the Pink Glove Dance Video, watch our new commercial, and more... UI Health September Newsletter<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/September_Newsletter.html <br /><br />Voting is now open for the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance. <br />UI Health is excited to be one of over 150 hospitals and health systems to participate in this year's competition.<br />Watch the video and VOTE!<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/Voting_opens_for_the_Pink_Glove_Dance_Video.html<br /><br />UI Health Highlights<br />We welcome the new CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Ghosh. <br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/UI_Health_Highlights.html<br /><br />Ready to Launch!<br />On September 8th, UI Health officially launched its Medicaid managed care program called UI Health Plus. <br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/Ready_to_Launch_UI_Health_Plus.html<br /><br />UI Health Fall Media Campaign<br />New campaign focuses on a broad awareness messages and strengthen the consumer's consciousness of our name, UI Health.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/UI_Health_Fall_Media_Campaign.html<br /><br />Patient's Mother says "(UI Health's) care is second to none."<br />Michael's mother knew right away that her son was in good hands with Dr. Neckrysh.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2014-09/Neurosurgery_Patient_Story.html <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:21:18 -0500 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:21:18 -0500 National Constitution Day at UIC -- September 17, 2014 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />Wednesday, September 17, 2014 marks National Constitution Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year’s Constitution Day event will be held from 11:30am until 1:30pm in Student Center East, Room 302, and feature guest speaker Matthew Lippman, Emeritus Professor in the UIC Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice. Dr. Lippman’s address, “The Hidden Constitution: National Security, Electronic Surveillance and Privacy in the Age of Terror,” is intended to spark on-going conversations on privacy and government surveillance in classes at UIC throughout the year.<br /><br />On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that was to become the cornerstone of democracy in the United States. In 2004, Congress created an observance, held each year on September 17th, to commemorate that historic day and to recognize the contributions of millions of naturalized U.S. citizens past and present.<br /><br />Constitution Day also marks the kickoff of UIC’s Voter Registration Drive, whose goal is to add 1,000 unregistered students to voter rolls. Before and during the event (11am-1:30pm), students will be able to register to vote, sign up as an election judge or poll watcher for the November 4th general election, volunteer for over one hundred community and civic organizations, and learn about internship programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. <br /><br />For additional information about online voter registration [https://ova.elections.il.gov/], please visit the website of the Illinois State Board of Elections to find information about online voter registration and other important election-related topics [http://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/register.aspx]. You may also consult the official Constitution Day event flyer [http://pols.uic.edu/docs/default-source/other/we-the-people-2014-flyer.pdf?sfvrsn=0] for further details.<br /><br />Sincerely, <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 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:44:22 -0500 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:44:22 -0500 Annual Statement of Copyright Policies Annual Statement of Copyright Policies<br /><br />This informational notice is being sent in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and is *not* a notification of any specific improper activity.<br /><br />Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under Section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). Infringement may occur when a copyright protected work is reproduced or distributed without authorization, including when it is uploaded or downloaded from the Internet or otherwise published without permission. Protected works may include (among other works) music, movies and television programs. Although there are limited exceptions not requiring permission, such as the doctrine of fair use, sharing substantial portions of such works, including on peer-to-peer networks, without authorization by the rights owner or by meeting the exception requirements is an infringement.<br /><br />Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages set at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504 and 505.<br /><br />Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.<br /><br />All campuses of the University of Illinois ("University") make every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright. Students that receive a copyright infringement notice may face disciplinary actions . These disciplinary actions may include, and are not limited to, loss of network access, mandatory training about copyright infringement, sanctions of record on academic transcripts, and potential dismissal from the University.<br /><br />For more information about copyright at the University of Illinois, please visit: http://accc.uic.edu/policy/heoa<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:30:29 -0500 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:30:29 -0500 Jane Byrne Interchange Construction Update - September 5, 2014 The Jane Byrne Interchange (Formerly the Circle Interchange) Construction Update<br />September 5, 2014<br /><br />Westbound Harrison Street will reopen Monday, Sept. 8, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.<br /><br /><br /><br />A new sidewalk will be poured at the Morgan Street CTA this weekend. The station will close at 4 a.m. on Saturday and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday. <br /><br /><br /><br />The Morgan Street Bridge should be completed in late October.<br /><br /><br /><br />The reconstruction project is in the sixth month of the initial phase. The project has three stages. <br /><br />Stage 1, involves the cross road bridges; <br /><br />Stage 2 focuses on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) ramps and Congress Parkway; <br /><br />Stage 3 focuses on the Dan Ryan/Kennedy Expressways (I-90/94) roadway and ramps. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Peoria Street Bridge and CTA Blue Line Station remain closed. A new walkway is being built, and the station is being reconstructed and will include a new elevator for accessibility. The work is scheduled for completion in late December or early January.<br /><br /><br /><br />The initial phase – reconstruction of the northbound lanes – of the Halsted Street Bridge is scheduled to be completed in December. The southbound lanes are expected to be completed in March. The CTA Blue Line Station will remain open during both phases of work.<br /><br /><br /><br />The Harrison Street Bridge is scheduled to reopen in September 2015.<br /><br /><br /><br />The entire project is slated for completion in 2018.<br /><br /><br /><br />As always, caution is to be exercised when walking or driving through work zones.<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:24:49 -0500 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:24:49 -0500 Jane Byrne Interchange Construction Update - September 5, 2014 The Jane Byrne Interchange (Formerly the Circle Interchange) Construction Update<br />September 5, 2014<br /><br />Westbound Harrison Street will reopen Monday, Sept. 8, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.<br /><br /><br /><br />A new sidewalk will be poured at the Morgan Street CTA this weekend. The station will close at 4 a.m. on Saturday and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday. <br /><br /><br /><br />The Morgan Street Bridge should be completed in late October.<br /><br /><br /><br />The reconstruction project is in the sixth month of the initial phase. The project has three stages. <br /><br />Stage 1, involves the cross road bridges; <br /><br />Stage 2 focuses on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) ramps and Congress Parkway; <br /><br />Stage 3 focuses on the Dan Ryan/Kennedy Expressways (I-90/94) roadway and ramps. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Peoria Street Bridge and CTA Blue Line Station remain closed. A new walkway is being built, and the station is being reconstructed and will include a new elevator for accessibility. The work is scheduled for completion in late December or early January.<br /><br /><br /><br />The initial phase – reconstruction of the northbound lanes – of the Halsted Street Bridge is scheduled to be completed in December. The southbound lanes are expected to be completed in March. The CTA Blue Line Station will remain open during both phases of work.<br /><br /><br /><br />The Harrison Street Bridge is scheduled to reopen in September 2015.<br /><br /><br /><br />The entire project is slated for completion in 2018.<br /><br /><br /><br />As always, caution is to be exercised when walking or driving through work zones.<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:54:31 -0500 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:54:31 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Dear faculty, staff and students:<br /><br />Although I am disappointed by the Senate resolution, I have full confidence in the UIC faculty and respect the concerns its members may express.<br /><br />During the completion of my term as chancellor, I will remain committed to the principles of shared governance and to communicating with and consulting the appropriate representatives of the campus community. UIC is a great university with tremendous potential, best achieved with collaboration and collegiality.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:51:04 -0500 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:51:04 -0500 Commitment to shared governance Dear colleagues:<br /><br />I received the resolution approved by the UIC Senate yesterday and wish to assure our campus community that I respect the faculty and remain committed to working with the Senate and campus leadership in the months ahead. In light of concerns that have been raised, I will be personally engaged with the UIC Senate, along with my traditional consultation with the University Senates Conference, and will ask for the opportunity to meet regularly with the campus Senate’s Executive Committee. <br /><br />I have firmly embraced the principles of shared governance throughout my U of I career and will continue to do so with you as we build on UIC’s rich legacy of service to our students, our state and our society.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Easter <br />President<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:52:05 -0500 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:52:05 -0500 Resolution of the UIC Senate The UIC Senate approved the following resolution at the special Senate meeting on August 28, 2014.<br /><br />Elizabeth Dooley<br />Coordinator of the UIC Senate<br /><br /><br /><br />UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS<br />CHICAGO SENATE<br /><br />Special UIC Senate Meeting <br />August 28, 2014 Resolution<br /><br /><br />WHEREAS, shared governance, involving students, faculty and staff is central to the ability of UIC to achieve its teaching, research and service missions;<br /><br />WHEREAS, shared governance requires both appropriate consultation before important decisions are made and prompt and informative communication regarding those decisions;<br /><br />WHEREAS, both the Provost and the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Affairs have been replaced with interim appointees in the last few weeks, and these changes come at a difficult time with searches underway for both a new Chancellor and a new President;<br /><br />WHEREAS, there was no consultation with students, faculty or staff or any of their elected representatives in the time leading up to these decisions;<br /><br />WHEREAS, neither decision was communicated to students, faculty or staff in a timely way, with widespread rumors and media reports preceding the official announcement;<br /><br />WHEREAS, these actions have caused serious damage to the campus community’s trust in the administration’s commitment to shared governance;<br /><br />WHEREAS, oversight by the President and the Board of Trustees was not exercised in a manner which reflects respect for shared governance;<br /><br />THEREFORE, The UIC Senate has no confidence in the Chancellor’s leadership of the campus. <br /><br />Further, we demand that the Campus and University Administration:<br /><br />• Consult with the campus community and their elected representatives for important decisions.<br /><br />• Communicate such decisions to the entire campus in a timely and informative manner, and<br /><br />• Reiterate publicly and demonstrate their commitment to shared governance as an important factor in the current searches for the top leadership of the Campus and University<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:01:28 -0500 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:01:28 -0500 Ensuring academic excellence Dear students:<br /><br />Over my 40-plus years at the University of Illinois, I’ve seen countless talented colleagues come and go – from presidents and chancellors to deans, department heads, faculty and staff. <br /><br />Change is almost constant in an operation as expansive as the U of I, with three campuses, more than 28,000 employees and outreach programs that literally stretch to every corner of our state. Employees retire or move on to new career opportunities, both on our campuses and off. New ones step in and the core missions that have guided the University since its founding continue unabated.<br /><br />It’s familiar territory for those of us who have been around for a while. But it’s new to many of our students, so I’ve wondered whether any might have concerns about the transition in leadership at UIC, where an interim provost was recently appointed and a search for a new chancellor is underway.<br /><br />I can assure you that while the players change, our priorities never will. Our foremost commitment is to our students, to best-in-class academic programs and to a transformative educational experience that provides a springboard to success.<br /><br />Just as it was for the generations of leaders who preceded them, helping students achieve their dreams is a goal shared by Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, Interim Provost Rick Gislason and former Provost Lon Kaufman. I’m grateful for their dedication, and wish Dr. Kaufman the best as he begins a new era of service to the University as assistant vice president for corporate and community relations in the Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs.<br /><br />We will seek to build on their foundation of excellence when Chancellor Allen-Meares steps down in January after guiding UIC for six years. A campus-wide search committee was appointed last spring, headed by former Vice President for Academic Affairs and longtime UIC faculty member Mrinalini “Meena” Rao. The 22-member committee, which includes two UIC students, hopes to recommend a new chancellor to the Board of Trustees by November. Once a chancellor is chosen, a search for a permanent provost will begin.<br /><br />Today’s campus leaders and tomorrow’s will play a key role in unlocking UIC’s vast potential. Chicago is great city – in every way one of the emerging global cities that will lead the way to economic growth in the 21st century. But as I noted in an email last week to students, faculty and staff, Chicago’s promise can only be realized with the support of a great public university. Our senior leadership and Board of Trustees are committed to expanding on UIC’s success to fill that crucial role, supplying the next-generation workforce and innovation that help drive progress and prosperity. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:15 -0500 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:15 -0500 Fall welcome It’s a pleasure to welcome our students to the University of Illinois, whether you’re new and still finding your way around or coming back after a summer away.<br /><br />The weeks, months and years ahead on our campuses will literally define your future – a time to explore career possibilities, lock in your goals and nurture the skills to achieve them. <br /><br />Not that long ago, your time here would have been the capstone of your education, developing talents that would serve you for a lifetime. <br /><br />But times have changed. <br /><br />The University of Illinois is still a proven springboard to success, a premier university with a global reputation for excellence and more than 650,000 living alumni that include leaders at the very top of their fields. But today your education can’t end here. We now live in an era where lifelong learning is essential to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology that is redefining our workplaces, and to adapt as innovation creates career opportunities that were once unheard of and relegates others to memory.<br /><br />So use your time here to learn not just the lessons at hand, but to ensure your education continues once you leave – fostering a sense of curiosity that keeps you looking ahead to the next hill rather than resting on the one you’ve already climbed.<br /><br />This is truly a special place, a world leader in education and research, and I hope you seize the many life-changing opportunities it provides, both in the classroom and in your interactions with fellow students who will help you explore your newfound knowledge and expand your understanding of the world.<br /><br />Again, welcome to the University of Illinois. I wish you a year filled with discovery and achievement, and be sure to have a little fun along the way.<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:51:33 -0500 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:51:33 -0500