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This is only a test. emergency http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:49:55 -0600 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:49:55 -0600 [OFFICIAL] Chancellor announcement Dear colleagues:<br /><br />On Thursday, I will have the privilege of introducing the new chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago and hope you can find time in your end-of-semester, pre-holiday schedule to join us.<br /><br />Pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees in January, the new chancellor would succeed Paula Allen-Meares when her six-year term ends on Jan. 15, 2015. I am grateful for Paula’s dedicated service and her contributions to UIC’s continued rise as one of the nation’s premier urban universities.<br /><br />President-elect Timothy Killeen and I chose the new chancellor from an outstanding field of finalists recommended by a campus-based search committee that spent the last eight months identifying and screening candidates. Our deepest thanks to the committee and Chair Mrinalini (Meena) Rao for their commitment to UIC and its future.<br /><br />The new chancellor will be introduced at noon Thursday in the Illinois Room at Student Center East, and the announcement also will be webcast live at http://go.uillinois.edu/UICchancellor. Another opportunity to greet the new chancellor will follow at 2 p.m. Thursday at the College of Nursing.<br /><br />I hope to see you there. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:53:55 -0600 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:53:55 -0600 [TEST] Invitation to UIC Convocation August 6, 2014<br /><br />Dear Campus Colleagues,<br /><br />Where can you interact with 1600 inquisitive and exciting first year students wearing red UIC T-shirts? The answer is UIC Convocation, a “must see” event! In order to promote the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the ninth annual UIC Convocation will be held to kick-off the 2014-2015 academic year. The UIC Convocation, a ceremony to welcome new students and their families, will mark the official beginning of their entry into the UIC academic community. We write to invite you to join us on:<br /><br />Sunday, August 24, 2014<br />3:00 p.m.<br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />All new students, their parents, as well as university faculty and staff are being invited to attend this special event. UIC Convocation will be followed immediately by the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic during which new students and their parents will join us for food, games, prizes, entertainment, and an opportunity to reconnect with their summer orientation leader, faculty, and academic college staff.<br /><br />We are pleased to extend an invitation to you, because the involvement of faculty and administrators at our university is critical for a successful UIC Convocation. Your participation helps to warmly welcome our new students into the UIC academic community and validates their decision to become a student at UIC. Additionally, your visibility at this event helps to present UIC as a caring and inclusive community. If you are interested in participating in any aspect of this ceremony, please visit www.convocation.uic.edu for more information and to make your reservation. Of special note, following the UIC Convocation ceremony, you are invited to attend the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic. If you have additional questions please call (312) 996-3271. We look forward to greeting our new students and you.<br /> <br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Lon Kaufman <br />Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialxFeed Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:34:42 -0500 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:34:42 -0500 Presidential search participation July 11, 2014<br /><br />On behalf of the members of the University of Illinois Presidential Search Committee, we invite you to watch a short video asking for your participation in the nomination process.<br /><br />The search committee next meets on Friday, July 11, and will begin to review nominations and applications received to date. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by Sept. 8.<br /><br />Trustee Pam Strobel and Professor Doug Beck<br />Search committee co-chairs official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:54:07 -0500 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:54:07 -0500 [TEST] Chancellor and Vice President, University of Illinois at Chicago Search Process Begins To members of the UIC campus community,<br /><br />I am pleased to announce the formation of a campus committee to lead the search for the next Chancellor and Vice President for the University of Illinois at Chicago, with the intention of having the chancellor on board for the start of the next spring semester in January 2015.<br /><br />I commend the campus Senate for assembling the search committee at this busy time of the year and thank physiology and biophysics Professor Mrinalini “Meena” Rao for agreeing to serve as committee chair. Dr. Rao is a long-serving member of the faculty, former vice president for academic affairs, respected by her colleagues and students, and is someone I am very comfortable working with on such an important project. Meena brings energy and enthusiasm to her work, and the search process will benefit because of her involvement. <br /><br />The other members of the committee include:<br /><br />Deans and Directors<br />Bryan Becker, associate vice president for Hospital Operations, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System<br />Beth Richie, director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs<br />Terri Weaver, dean, College of Nursing<br /> <br />Faculty<br />Jonathan Art, College of Medicine <br />Benet DeBerry-Spence, College of Business Administration<br />Stephen Engelmann, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Timothy Erickson, College of Medicine <br />David Hilbert, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian, College of Engineering<br />Patricia O’Brien, Jane Addams College of Social Work<br />Darryl Pendleton, College of Dentistry<br />Maria (Nena) De Los Angeles Torres, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Lisa Yun Lee, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts<br /><br />Academic Professional<br />Stephanie Whitaker, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences <br /><br /><br />Staff<br />Margaret Mesta, College of Medicine <br /><br />Students<br />Abhinav Reddy, representing UIC undergraduate students<br />Joanna Thompson, representing UIC graduate students<br /><br />Members of University-related organizations and the community<br />Kerl (Kal) LaJeune, representing UIC alumni <br />Kay Schwichtenberg, representing the University of Illinois Foundation<br />Raul Raymundo, representing the Chicago community<br /><br />Assisting the committee will be Peg O’Donoghue, special assistant to the president; Jami Painter, assistant vice president of Human Resources; and an executive search firm, still to be determined.<br /><br />A website for the Chicago campus chancellor and vice president search has been established and can be found at www.uillinois.edu/searches/UICchancellor. The site will be live early on April 7 but does not yet contain complete information. The website will include links to core information about the campus and search information. <br /> <br />Because input from all campus stakeholders is essential, the committee will also host town hall-style meetings where our faculty, students, staff and others may voice their suggestions and opinions.<br /><br />I will meet regularly with the search committee, beginning this month, and will keep the University's Board of Trustees informed. I will interview the finalists, and then make a recommendation to the trustees next fall. Again, my goal, shared by the board, is to have an exceptional, experienced leader in higher education as the next chancellor and vice president of the Chicago campus in time for the spring 2015 semester.<br /><br />The selection of the next chancellor for Chicago is potentially the most important undertaking for this campus that members of the search committee and I will have during this calendar year. We look forward to this important opportunity and to working with all of you.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:25:10 -0500 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:25:10 -0500 [TEST] Presenting the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations Dear UIC Students, Faculty, and Staff Members:<br /><br />We are delighted to present the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations (prefaced with an introductory summary) for campus comment and review. You can download the entire document—all of the final task force recommendations and rationale as submitted--here (19 mb) [https://uofi.box.com/shared/static/tqqo0drdls413ij9czoi.pdf], or you can download it in smaller parts here [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/].<br /><br />You might recall that a preliminary draft of the plan was presented to the campus for comment in October 2012. From February through November 2013, eight task forces—comprising more than 200 faculty, staff, and students —met regularly to discuss how the campus might improve our efforts to support student success in a variety of areas: Data Analysis and Assessment, Targeted First-Year Curriculum, Support for Student Learning, Faculty Engagement, Advising, Financing College, Campus Life, and Pre-matriculation Issues. Throughout the process, there has been campus input in multiple ways. The entire campus was invited to nominate people to serve on one of the eight task forces, and to provide feedback at town hall meetings, online, and by email. The college deans and other campus administrators were also asked to nominate individuals and students. As a result, hundreds of faculty, staff, and students were invited to serve on the task forces. <br /><br />Please take the time now to read the recommendations and provide commentary either by submitting a comment through the web tool [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/] or by attending a town hall meeting on Friday, April 11, from noon to 2:00 p.m. (location: TBA), which will be transcribed. We will be grateful for large or small comments. <br /><br />All of your feedback will be attached to the document as an appendix and presented to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Lon Kaufman and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Barbara Henley. The Vice Chancellors will then develop a charge for the campus to implement the plan, with transparency and campus-wide participation. <br /><br />We thank everyone for supporting this important strategic planning initiative. Much work lies ahead for everyone on campus. Thank you in advance for joining us in embracing that challenge. Your work will change many lives, the lives of not only our undergraduates, but also their families, their communities, our university, and our city.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Bette L. Bottoms Linda A. Deanna<br />Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs &<br />Dean of the Honors College, Dean of Students<br />Professor of Psychology<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:51:53 -0500 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:51:53 -0500 [TEST] Presenting the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations Dear UIC Students, Faculty, and Staff Members:<br /><br />We are delighted to present the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations (prefaced with an introductory summary) for campus comment and review. You can download the entire document—all of the final task force recommendations and rationale as submitted--here (19 mb) [https://uofi.box.com/shared/static/tqqo0drdls413ij9czoi.pdf], or you can download it in smaller parts here [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/].<br /><br />You might recall that a preliminary draft of the plan was presented to the campus for comment in October 2012. From February through November 2013, eight task forces—comprising more than 200 faculty, staff, and students —met regularly to discuss how the campus might improve our efforts to support student success in a variety of areas: Data Analysis and Assessment, Targeted First-Year Curriculum, Support for Student Learning, Faculty Engagement, Advising, Financing College, Campus Life, and Pre-matriculation Issues. Throughout the process, there has been campus input in multiple ways. The entire campus was invited to nominate people to serve on one of the eight task forces, and to provide feedback at town hall meetings, online, and by email. The college deans and other campus administrators were also asked to nominate individuals and students. As a result, hundreds of faculty, staff, and students were invited to serve on the task forces. <br /><br />Please take the time now to read the recommendations and provide commentary either by submitting a comment through the web tool [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/] or by attending a town hall meeting on Friday, April 11, from noon to 2:00 p.m. (location: TBA), which will be transcribed. We will be grateful for large or small comments. <br /><br />All of your feedback will be attached to the document as an appendix and presented to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Lon Kaufman and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Barbara Henley. The Vice Chancellors will then develop a charge for the campus to implement the plan, with transparency and campus-wide participation. <br /><br />We thank everyone for supporting this important strategic planning initiative. Much work lies ahead for everyone on campus. Thank you in advance for joining us in embracing that challenge. Your work will change many lives, the lives of not only our undergraduates, but also their families, their communities, our university, and our city.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Bette L. Bottoms Linda A. Deanna<br />Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs &<br />Dean of the Honors College, Dean of Students<br />Professor of Psychology<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:51:10 -0500 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:51:10 -0500 [TEST] Presenting the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations Dear UIC Students, Faculty, and Staff Members:<br /><br />We are delighted to present the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success: Task Force Recommendations (prefaced with an introductory summary) for campus comment and review. You can download the entire document—all of the final task force recommendations and rationale as submitted--here (19 mb) [https://uofi.box.com/shared/static/tqqo0drdls413ij9czoi.pdf], or you can download it in smaller parts here [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/].<br /><br />You might recall that a preliminary draft of the plan was presented to the campus for comment in October 2012. From February through November 2013, eight task forces—comprising more than 200 faculty, staff, and students —met regularly to discuss how the campus might improve our efforts to support student success in a variety of areas: Data Analysis and Assessment, Targeted First-Year Curriculum, Support for Student Learning, Faculty Engagement, Advising, Financing College, Campus Life, and Pre-matriculation Issues. Throughout the process, there has been campus input in multiple ways. The entire campus was invited to nominate people to serve on one of the eight task forces, and to provide feedback at town hall meetings, online, and by email. The college deans and other campus administrators were also asked to nominate individuals and students. As a result, hundreds of faculty, staff, and students were invited to serve on the task forces. <br /><br />Please take the time now to read the recommendations and provide commentary either by submitting a comment through the web tool [http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/] or by attending a town hall meeting on Friday, April 11, from noon to 2:00 p.m. (location: TBA), which will be transcribed. We will be grateful for large or small comments. <br /><br />All of your feedback will be attached to the document as an appendix and presented to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Lon Kaufman and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Barbara Henley. The Vice Chancellors will then develop a charge for the campus to implement the plan, with transparency and campus-wide participation. <br /><br />We thank everyone for supporting this important strategic planning initiative. Much work lies ahead for everyone on campus. Thank you in advance for joining us in embracing that challenge. Your work will change many lives, the lives of not only our undergraduates, but also their families, their communities, our university, and our city.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Bette L. Bottoms Linda A. Deanna<br />Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs &<br />Dean of the Honors College, Dean of Students<br />Professor of Psychology<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:45:00 -0500 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:45:00 -0500 [TEST] UI LABS update January 7, 2014 <br /><br />Earlier this year, the University led the launch of UI LABS, an independent, non-profit research, training, and commercialization center to foster collaborations between industry and top scientists from the University of Illinois and other universities – with the mission to develop high-tech breakthroughs that drive progress and create businesses, jobs and economic growth. <br /><br />UI LABS aligns the greatest resources of industry, academia and government to accelerate innovation and solve grand technological challenges in areas critical to the prosperity of Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, health care, food + agriculture, energy, and infrastructure. By curating University-Industry partnerships to address grand challenges, UI LABS will enhance Illinois and Chicago’s competitiveness as a global tech hub and destination for talent.<br /><br />Our University boasts a strong track record for developing partnerships with industry that result in real economic impact – including the UI Research Park, BP Energy Biosciences Institute, UIC Innovation Center, Abbott Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory, among others. These close industry relationships and entrepreneurial culture – coupled with our mission of economic development – position us to play a leadership role in the creation of UI LABS. <br /><br />We believe that the federal government’s investment in research centers or hubs of excellence – like the National Center for Manufacturing Innovation – is necessary for our nation’s competitiveness, and the University of Illinois has long demonstrated its commitment to public-private partnerships to advance innovative technologies during the financially challenging early years of a startup. One recent example is the University’s support and investment in the launch the Illinois Manufacturing Lab at UI LABS in collaboration with the State of Illinois to aid small and mid-sized manufacturers in our state and advance our mission of economic development. Through UI LABS, the University is well positioned for the evolution in federal funding. New large-scale federal funding opportunities on the horizon will require broad industry engagement and multi-institutional cooperation, which will be facilitated by UI LABS.<br /><br />UI LABS coordinates the resources and talent of the University of Illinois and other educational institutions in technology, engineering, math, computing and information sciences, and other sciences with the resources and needs of government and industry. Through realizing the benefits of such coordination, UI LABS serves the needs of government and industry to solve society’s biggest technology challenges and promote economic development, while also developing and enhancing the resources and talent of the University of Illinois and other participating educational institutions.<br /><br />UI LABS brings the assets of the University side by side with industry to address grand challenges. It focuses on leveraging existing assets of world-class institutions like the University of Illinois, including our top-ranked engineering and computer science programs that currently train more students than the other top programs combined. Not only does UI LABS intend to grow the number of undergraduate and graduate students training in high-tech disciplines, but it also aims to better connect the existing base of students to local industry and startup opportunities.<br /><br />Numerous faculty have contributed to the conceptualization and planning of UI LABS. Applying the best features of historic and existing research enterprises, such as Bell Laboratories, Stanford Research Institute, and Xerox PARC, UI LABS aims to create a unique enterprise. In many ways, it aspires to be the “Bell Labs of the 21st century,” involving the University of Illinois and other educational institutions, industry, and government in a mix of interdisciplinary, theme-based partnerships to address grand challenges facing society. The nature of its thematic research and training programs will revitalize the spirit of institutions like Bell Labs, which embraced innovation as an interdisciplinary process linking technical challenges with industrial and government goals to enhance competitiveness.<br /><br />The Chicago Sun-Times had an article on UI LABS in December [http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/24401797-452/u-of-i-may-lose-a-big-federal-grant-to-clout.html]. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Christopher G. Kennedy<br />Chairman<br />University of Illinois Board of Trustees<br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President<br />University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:27:02 -0600 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:27:02 -0600 Holiday greetings Cheryl and I wish you and your family & friends happy holidays. All the best in 2014.<br /><br />Please view a short video message from us.<br />http://go.uillinois.edu/2013HolidayGreetings<br /><br />Robert Easter<br />President<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/test OfficialFeed Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:33:03 -0600 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:33:03 -0600 test test urgent footer<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/test UrgentFeed Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:14:25 -0600 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:14:25 -0600