News Archive: Dec. 2009 - Sept. 2009

Tom Colgan, dean Bruce Graham and Chancellor Allen-MearesNew Look for Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

With the help of a $250,000 donation from Delta Dental of Illinois, the pediatric dentistry clinic has been remodeled and equipped with state-of-the-art digital X-ray machines, new patient chairs and nitrous oxide at every unit, among other new amenities.

Tom Colgan, from Delta Dental of Illinois, College of Dentistry dean Bruce Graham and UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares (from left, above) were on hand Dec. 3 for the clinic’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

According to clinic director Larry Salzmann, the facility — now called the Delta Dental of Illinois Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Clinic — is a private practice model that will “make us more efficient and productive, which translates to more patient visits.”

Additional state funding to refurbish the clinic was obtained with assistance from Gov. Pat Quinn and Ill. Rep. David Miller, D-29th, a 1988 graduate in dentistry.

Read more about the pediatric dental clinic

Chancellor Allen-Meares with Stefanie Lenway and Jeff HoffmanUIC's 2009 Concept2Venture Business Plan competition

Chancellor Allen-Meares with Stefanie Lenway, dean of the College of Business Administration (left) and Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of, one of the judges for the competition which spotlights student start up companies each year. This was the fifth year for the competition which encourages both graduate and undergraduate students from the university's 15 colleges to develop a business plan. Other judges included J.B. Pritzker, founder of New World Ventures, and Marc Puleo, founder of 1-800 PetMeds. more > >

Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares with studentsChancellor: partnerships key to UIC's long-term success


Read the full article on Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares in UIC News 11/18/09.

Paula Allen-Meares Seeks Stronger UIC Ties with Argonne Laboratory

Paula Allen-Meares and campus leaders at Argonne LaboratoryAiming to strengthen ties between UIC and Argonne National Laboratory, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares leads a delegation of senior academic leaders and administrators to the world-renowned laboratory.

“We’re very pleased to be here and look forward to even deeper relationships with Argonne,” Allen-Meares told about two dozen UIC and Argonne administrators at the conclusion of the visit to some of the major research facilities at the national laboratory, located in suburban DuPage County.

Read the full story about the Chancellor's visit to Argonne in UIC News.

Students, universities rally to fight financial aid cuts

Chancellor Allen-Meares and Governor Quinn at town hall meeting.Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares and Goverrnor Pat Quinn attend a September Town Hall meeting which was part of a Save Illinois MAP Grants campaign.

Chancellor Allen-Meares told the crowd of mostly students that filled the meeting room that higher education “is the fuel that drives the economic engine of the state.”

“The state of Illinois cannot afford to disinvest in higher education,” Allen-Meares said. “Without a fully funded program, thousands of students across Illinois will have their education interrupted or will be forced to incur additional debt.”

Read the full story about the town hall meeting in UIC News.