UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/home/feeds/massmail.rss Campus news en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:13:29 -0500 60 Launch of New UIC Website, 9/7 Dear UIC Community, <br /><br />In follow-up to our e-mail on August 25th, we write to remind you of the launch of the new UIC website on Tuesday, September 7th. <br /><br />Like all new sites, it will take some getting used to. Here are a few changes you will notice: <br /><br />• You’ll find two primary ways of entering the site – the main navigational bar which identifies key functions, and the student and faculty/staff entry points on center page right <br />• Popular features such as the A-Z Department Directory and People Finder have been moved to the top navigational bar, where we’ve also created a log-in menu for Blackboard, Nessie and other password-protected logins <br />• Under the new “What's Hot” feature, you’ll be able to vote on which links you'd like to see on the homepage. Right now, “What’s Hot” is home to tips for navigating the site, including tips for finding destinations which were part of the old Quick Link menu. You can also access this information by going to "Site navigation help" under Contact Us, found at both the top and bottom of each page.<br /> <br />You will also want to check and redirect any link on your current website that refers back to the old home page. <br /><br />As the web site will be constantly evolving, please submit any suggestions or comments at https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/7630501. Should you have any questions regarding the site, please contact Anne Petersen, Director of Digital Marketing, at anne1@uic.edu. <br /><br />Thank you.<br /> <br />Warren K. Chapman, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs <br />Kevin Tynan, Executive Director, Marketing Communications<br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:29:07 -0500 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:29:07 -0500 Campus Electronics Recycling Collection Program AND Great Stuff Exchange Campus Electronics Recycling Collection Program<br />and<br />Great Stuff Exchange<br /><br />Wednesday, September 15th is Reuse Day of Sustainability Week at UIC. <br /><br />Does your office have electronic equipment that is gathering dust, that needs to be scrapped or recycled? The Campus Electronics Recycling Collection Program could provide the connectivity you are looking for.<br /><br />In addition to the CERC, exchange your office supplies at the Great Stuff Exchange! Don't waste money buying brand new staplers, scissors, or other equipment. Keep your binders and bumper stickers out of the garbage! More information available at http://sustainability.uic.edu/sustainabilityweek/gsx.html<br /><br />Instructions for Campus Electronics Recycling Collection Program<br /><br />As part of UIC Sustainability Week, one office’s problem could become another office’s solution through the Campus Electronics Recycling Collection (CERC) program. Whether it’s a hard drive, printer, copier, or another peripheral, here’s all you have to do:<br />Go to http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/bfpp/section_12/section_12_4/ and scroll down to “Disposal of Unneeded Equipment” to download a ”Request to Dispose of Equipment as Scrap or Surplus” form to your desktop.<br />You’ll need the PTAG number, or if that’s not available, the serial number.<br />Describe it: surplus or scrap.<br />You’ll need to put an Org code on the form as well (if the item is in Banner). Don’t forget the name of the person in your department for approval.<br />Hard drives must be scrubbed with a “scrubbed” sticker. If not, then someone in Property Accounting will have to degauss.<br />A hard drive and a monitor must be listed separately, in case a department wants one and not the other. <br />Cords, chargers, cables, keyboards and mice should be boxed together and listed separately from the hard drive or monitor. However, power supplies should remain with laptops.<br />Complete the form and submit it by Monday, September 13th, by email to <br />obfsuafrproperty@uillinois.edu for Property Accounting approval.<br /><br />Then bring your approved form, your items, and any information about them on September 15th to: <br />Lawn South of Hull House, 800 S. Halsted<br />10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.<br /><br />Work on the west side? Or can’t make it on the 15th? Don’t fret: CERC will be repeated one week later:<br />Wednesday, September 22nd<br />Lawn South of Student Center West<br />10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.<br /><br />Contact: Joe Iosbaker in the Office of Sustainability for information on the Event: Phone 312-413-9816<br />Email: iosbaker@uic.edu<br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:05:07 -0500 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:05:07 -0500 Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of State (USDS), and the Keck Foundation. Please note that advance authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition.<br /><br />For proposal development assistance with these and any other funding opportunities, please complete the online technical assistance request form: http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/funding/request.html<br /><br />Note: If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.<br /><br />1. NSF – Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) <br />2. NSF– Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)<br />3. USDS– Iraqi Women's Democracy Initiative<br /><br />4. Keck Foundation Phase I Research Program<br /><br />1. NSF – Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC), NSF 10-603 – this program seeks to create a national resource of digital data documenting existing biological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, etc. is a rich resource for providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. Awards vary by program type.UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, please go to http://www.research.uic.edu/funding/limited_competitions/NSF_ADBC.html. Questions should be referred to Tony Halford, at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036.<br /><br />2. NSF– Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), NSF 10-605 - The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program is intended to increase significantly the number of students receiving doctoral degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with special emphasis on those population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, including such students with disabilities). In addition, since lack of role models and mentors in the professoriate constitutes a significant barrier to producing URM STEM graduates, NSF is particularly interested in increasing the number of URMs who will enter the professoriate in these disciplines. Specific objectives of the AGEP program are: to develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining URM students in STEM doctoral and postdoctoral programs and to develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting URMs who want to pursue academic careers. Awards in amounts up to $150,000. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, please go to http://www.research.uic.edu/funding/limited_competitions/NSF_AGEP.html. Questions should be referred to Tony Halford, at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036.<br /><br />3. USDS- Iraqi Women's Democracy Initiative - The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals to support and address the specific challenges and needs of women in Iraq. Proposals should focus on immediate support to promote women’s human rights and the inclusion of women in the social, political, and economic fabric of Iraqi society. Organizations should have a demonstrated capacity to work in Iraq on issues related to women and proposals should provide measurable outcomes and clearly explain how their proposed projects would address needs not covered by existing or other planned programs in Iraq. Awards range from $500.00 to $1,000.00. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information, please go to http://www.research.uic.edu/funding/limited_competitions/USDS_IWDI.html. Questions should be referred to Tony Halford, at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036.<br /><br />4. Keck Foundation Phase I Research Program - The W.M. Keck Foundation seeks to advance the frontiers of science and medicine to benefit humanity by supporting high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach to intractable problems, push the edge of their field, or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have been awarded to major universities and independent research institutions to support pioneering science, engineering, or medical research, the development of promising new technologies, and to facilitate the purchase of advanced instruments where such instruments would further research ideas. The Foundation supports basic science, engineering, and medical research. Applied and clinical research projects are not encouraged. Medical research conducted in hospitals is not eligible. Keck discourages disease specific applications. Grants range from $500,000 to $5 million. These are highly competitive grants. For additional information, please go to http://www.research.uic.edu/funding/limited_competitions/WMK10.html. Questions should be referred to Tony Halford, at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:03:05 -0500 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:03:05 -0500 UIC Cheerleading Tryouts Approaching Cheerleading Tryouts will be held Tuesday, September 7 from 7-10pm in the Physical Education Building (901 W. Roosevelt Road).<br /><br />Male & females are welcome. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend!<br /><br />All tryout attendees should sign up via e-mail, uiccheer@yahoo.com by Monday, September 6.<br /><br />Ladies, please wear sport top, shorts and athletic footwear. Gentlemen, please wear a t-shirt, shorts and athletic footwear.<br /><br />PLEASE BRING A COPY OF INSURANCE. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT!<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:01:48 -0500 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:01:48 -0500 UIC faculty: take your students abroad next summer Have you ever thought about taking students abroad for a summer short-term (4-8 week) session? <br />The Study Abroad Office would like to invite you to a faculty brown bag lunch on Wednesday, September 8th from 12:00 - 1:00 in our office (502 University Hall) and learn how we can help you do that. <br /> <br />You teach one course. We set up a program based on your proposal. We coordinate with a local university faculty who will teach a second course, and take care of local logistics, excursions, and housing. You get a generous stipend, airfare, accommodation, and per diem. <br /> <br />Faculty are key to the sustainable success of study abroad. Perhaps more than any other constituency on campus, you have tremendous influence on students' learning and development of worldview. In addition to interaction with students in the classroom, faculty also have the opportunity to work with SAO and plan, create, and teach on a study abroad program. <br />We look forward to seeing you on the 8th. In the meantime, take a look at the Faculty tab on our website for more information. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Irina Krymova<br /><br /><br /><br />Irina Krymova<br />Assistant Director <br /><br />UIC Study Abroad Office (M/C 227)<br />502 University Hall<br />601 S. Morgan Street<br />Chicago, IL 60607<br />(312) 413-7662 <br />(312) 996-9492 fax<br /><br />http://studyabroad.uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:00:49 -0500 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:00:49 -0500 UIC’s First Music Festival is this afternoon! Be a part of the UIC Experience at SPARK IN THE PARK, UIC’s First Music Festival today, September 2, 2010, 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Harrison Field (corner of Harrison & Halsted Streets).<br /><br />Enjoy food, giveaways, and music at this free private event. Music acts include Kid Cudi, Girl Talk, Barefoot Truth & Footlight Frenzy.<br /><br />Due to recommendations from risk management and review of contractual arrangements, the music festival is open ONLY to UIC students, faculty, and staff with valid UIC i-card. There are no tickets on sale for this event.<br /><br />Special non-stop shuttle service between Student Center West (SCW) and Harrison Field is available every 20 minutes, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The first shuttle leaves from SCW on Wolcott Ave. at 5:00 p.m. and the last return shuttle to SCW leaves at 9:00 p.m. from Harrison Field.<br /><br />For music festival information, visit http://go.uic.edu/sparkinthepark.<br /><br />Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.<br />Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:12:21 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:12:21 -0500 UIC News: home away from home In this week's UIC News <http://bit.ly/bGvqkc> we have squirrels and sharks, mighty mentors, a new student center and more. Bonus question: what and where is Chicago's smallest street?<br /><br />Wildlife in the backyard <http://bit.ly/bFZwvT><br />Want to see something wild? Open your back door, step outside and watch those bushy-tailed little animals scampering around, says Steve Sullivan, principal investigator for UIC's Project Squirrel.<br /><br />Commuter students' home away from home <http://bit.ly/diq5TW><br />UIC students who live off campus have a new home away from home - the Commuter Student Resource Center, a place to study and relax that also has a kitchen, lockers and showers.<br /><br />'Rising star' headlines Chicago Jazz Festival <http://bit.ly/cdSW73><br />Nicole Mitchell is glad she didnÕt listen to the music professor who saw no future for her as a jazz flutist. More than 20 years later, the award-winning musician and educator is artist-in-residence at the Chicago Jazz Festival this weekend.<br /><br />Mighty mentors offer patience, encouragement and a little push <http://bit.ly/cQd1g0><br />The winners of this year's Graduate College Faculty Mentoring Award come from different backgrounds and disciplines. What they have in common is a willingness to help graduate students become colleagues.<br /><br />Biologist tracks elusive ocean giant <http://bit.ly/9q8nwP><br />While little is known about the reproductive behavior of whale sharks, biologist Jennifer Schmidt finds new details about the mating habits of these elusive, difficult-to-study ocean giants.<br /><br />In search of forgotten Chicago <http://bit.ly/b0EcXN><br />Chicago's shortest streets, shuttered movie houses and sidewalk stamps: these hidden aspects of city history, and more, are showcased on Forgotten Chicago, a awebsite co-founded by photographer Serhii Chrucky.<br /><br />LAS dean returns to Northwestern <http://bit.ly/aUrQvp><br />Dwight A. McBride, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2007, will leave UIC Nov. 1 to become dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern University.<br /><br />University report on reorganization won't 'collect dust' <http://bit.ly/bgtyjz><br />Recommendations by a universitywide panel for reorganizing administration and services are not going "to collect dust," the group's co-chairs told a town hall meeting of academic professionals. One of the first priorities will be human resources, they said.<br /><br />Physician issues a challenge, and bioengineering researcher accepts <http://bit.ly/9J56FI><br />Nearly 10 years ago, bioengineer Andreas Linninger accepted a challenge that could pay off for those with hydrocephalus, a condition that affects an estimated one in 500 children.<br /><br />Architects share designs for social change <http://bit.ly/dmCMB1><br />Design isn't the only thing architects can contribute to the cause of affordable housing. They will share their experiences at a conference next month on campus.<br /><br />Calling all entrepreneurs! <http://bit.ly/995y0f><br />UIC kicks off its sixth year of Concept2Venture, the annual business plan competition with more than $18,000 in cash prizes for student winners.<br /><br />Plus: Kid Cudi and Girl Talk today<http://bit.ly/cb3F0U>, volleyball<http://bit.ly/afzUxt> gets hopping; campus events<http://bit.ly/aPqJ5A> and more!<br /><br />UIC News is published weekly in print when classes are in session and online <http://bit.ly/bGvqkc> throughout the year. Get updates and breaking news with a free e-mail subscription <http://bit.ly/anO9e5> ... Be our friend on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/uicnews>! ... follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/UICnews>!<br /><br />Thanks for reading!<br /><br />Sonya<br /><br />Sonya Booth<br />Editor, UIC News<br />601 S. Morgan St. MC 288<br />Chicago, IL 60607-7113<br />Phone: 312-996-7758<br />Fax: 312-413-7607<br /><br />Become a friend of UIC News on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/uicnews><br />Follow UIC News on Twitter <http://twitter.com/UICnews> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:11:48 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:11:48 -0500 Get Involved with Men Against Sexual Violence earn class or internship credit! Join Men Against Sexual Violence & earn 2 independent study credits in Gender and Women’s Studies! <br /><br />EMAIL: can@uic.edu for more information on how to sign up! <br /><br />MASV is offering a training for male identified persons this semester! This is worth 3 credits as an independent study through the Women’s Leadership and resources Center. <br /><br />These are our tentative training dates: <br /><br />· Length: 4 sessions, 2 hrs each. Total 8 hrs (or 12 hours with Advanced sessions)<br /><br />· Tentative times (subject to change):6:30pm-8:30pm (food will be served for first 30 minutes)<br /><br />· Tentative dates (subject to change): Level 1: Sept 22 & 29<br /> Oct 5: make up day<br /> Level 2: Oct 12 & 19<br /> Level 3: Nov 2 & 16 (Advanced session-- optional) <br /><br />Training Description: <br /><br />This multi-tiered training series is designed to engage males in the work to end violence against women. Participants will be provided an understanding of violence against women and the roles males have in ending the violence on personal, community and systemic levels. Most men do not perpetrate these crimes and we want to come together as a community of non-violent men to learn how to make a difference on our campus and in our communities!<br /><br />A reflection paper will be due after each unit and a final 3-5 page paper due at the end of the training. <br /><br />EMAIL can@uic.edu for more information on how to sign up! <br /><br />Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) is a student group aimed at engaging men from all communities in the fight to end male perpetrated gender violence. By hosting workshops and events we encourage men to question the negative aspects of traditional masculinity and embrace an alternative vision of manhood that is not inherently violent, sexist, or misogynistic. We also provide spaces for men to discuss issues of sexual violence and masculinity without fear of being judged, as men are not only perpetrators of sexual violence but survivors as well. In addition, MASV remains accountable to and works with women as women have been doing anti-violence work for years. This is everyone's issue and men can help stop sexual violence!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:23:22 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:23:22 -0500 Please help Honors students with their Capstone Theses Dear UIC Faculty Members: <br /><br /> On behalf of the UIC Honors College, I am delighted to welcome you to the new academic year. The Honors College seeks to provide exceptionally motivated undergraduate students with opportunities for intellectual challenge and leadership by fostering a community of academic excellence, connecting students with premier faculty mentors, and promoting scholarly engagement. <br /><br /> To this end, the College faculty established the Honors College Capstone thesis requirement, which was completed by the first full cohort of students last year. It was a great success – with students completing impressive pieces of scholarship across many disciplines. This was possible because of you. That is, the Honors College depends on all UIC faculty – not only Faculty Fellows of the College – to help Honors College students identify appropriate topics for the capstone and to supervise the projects. For this the university owes you a debt of gratitude.<br /><br /> Now a new crop of seniors will be searching for potential projects, and I ask for your continued support of these talented students. To help you, here are a few things that you should know about the Capstone program: <br /><br />1. The Capstone is an independent, in-depth examination of a topic. It constitutes an original scholarly contribution – however small – to a discipline, and is discipline-specific in scope, type, and topic. It may be the most challenging project the student will complete as an undergraduate – more than a typical class project, yet certainly not a master’s thesis. <br /><br />2. The project typically is carried out over two semesters during the student’s senior year, but students might begin work before the end of their junior year. Projects may grow from many sources, such as interests sparked in classes or from work with faculty in research, such as relationships developed through the new UIC Undergraduate Research Experience (www.ure.uic.edu).<br /><br /><br />3. In addition to the written component, students must present their research in a public forum outside the classroom. This can be a department, college, or campus-wide research forum (e.g., UIC Student Research Forum each April) or even a national or international conference.<br /><br />4. The project is commensurate with the expectations of traditional departmental honors theses, and completion of a Capstone can simultaneously fulfill requirements for the department and the Honors College. <br /><br /><br />5. If you agree to supervise the student’s project, you will have as resources the Honors College staff and the student’s Honors College Faculty Fellow (the student’s advisor at the Honors College).<br /><br /> For more information, please visit our website for details, including a set of “Most Frequently Asked Questions” to better explain the Capstone (http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/capstone.shtml). Please also feel free to contact Associate Dean Elizabeth Loentz (loentz@uic.edu) if you have any additional questions concerning the Capstone. <br /><br /> Thanks so much for your support of the College and its students. If you would like to know more about the Honors College, such as opportunities for teaching its classes or becoming a Faculty Fellow, please contact me. I would be happy to talk with you.<br /><br />Best wishes,<br /><br />Bette L. Bottoms<br />Dean of the Honors College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs<br />Professor of Psychology<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:21:40 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:21:40 -0500 Latino Heritage Month at UIC The UIC Latino Cultural Center presents: <br />“Latino Heritage Month: Celebrating History, Heritage and the American Dream” <br />to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) at UIC. <br />Latino Heritage Month is a celebration of the history, culture and contributions of American citizens <br />whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.<br /><br />***Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted***<br /><br />For more information about Latino Heritage Month at UIC, please email ivone@uic.edu. <br /><br />If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please call 312-996-3095<br />at least one week before the event.<br /><br />Latino Heritage Month is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Centers for Diversity (African American Cultural Center, Gender & Sexuality Center, Latino Cultural Center, Women’s Leadership & Resource Center, Asian American Resource & Cultural Center), Hispanic Center of Excellence, TCF Bank, Honors College, Latin American & Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment & Educational Services, CHANCE Program, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Women in Science and Engineering, Center for Research on Women and Gender, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Inc., Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., Design with a Cause and is organized in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Campus Housing, Special Scholarship Programs, Office of International Affairs, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, UIC School of Public Health, Health Oriented Latino Association, Mexican Students de Aztlan, Union for Puerto Rican Students<br /> <br />Latino Cultural Center Welcome Back Dessert Social<br />9/2/10 at 1pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Whether you are new to UIC or coming back for another semester, stop by and meet our staff, learn about what’s happening at the Latino Cultural Center and meet other students while enjoying tasty Latin desserts!<br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />MARCHA! Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement - Book Presentation / Reception/ Photo Exhibit<br />9/14/10 from 3-5:30pm at the Richard J. Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan St, 1st Floor Reserve Area<br />As part of the MeSA Escucha Mi Grito Conference and in collaboration with the Richard J. Daley Library, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UIC announces the release of the book, MARCHA! Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement, with the participation of its editors Professors Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez. A photographer's collective will also present an exhibit of photos of the marches which will present a visual testimony of the collective community spirit that led to, not one but many marches echoing the immigrants voices for a just and humane immigration reform. <br />For more info: martae@uic.edu <br />Organized by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program in collaboration with MeSA Escucha Mi Grito Conference and the Richard J. Daley Library<br /><br />Latino Heritage Month Kickoff "Orgullo Latino"<br />9/16/10 from 12-2pm in Lecture Center Plaza, East Campus<br />Celebrate the start of Latino Heritage Month with musical performances, traditional food sampling and informational opportunities about Latino resources on campus. Free and open to all! <br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Scholarships for Latino Students<br />9/17/10 from 3-4pm at 2650 University Hall<br />Need help funding your education? Come to hear information and advice on scholarships for undergraduate study, study abroad, and graduate/professional school. <br />For more info: bpowers@uic.edu<br />Organized by Special Scholarship Programs<br /><br />Latin American and Latino Studies Program Welcoming and Open House<br />9/20/10 at 12pm at 1550 University Hall<br />For more info: martae@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program<br />Student Exchange Program<br />9/21/10 from 12-1:30pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Presentation about studying abroad (specifically in Latin America), followed by a Q&A session. Find out how you can expand your options and perspectives!<br />For more info: oia@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Office of International Affairs<br /><br />Latino/a Safe Zone: The Brown Side of the Rainbow <br />9/21/10 from 2-5pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Latino/a Safe Zone: The Brown Side of the Rainbow is a training to increase awareness and comfort with Latino/a lesbian, gay, bisexual,<br />transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and issues; empower Latinos/as to become a LGBTQ ally; and address the unique experiences and challenges that are specific to LGBTQ Latinos/as. This training will be interactive and informational. This is a great way to increase cultural awareness, community involvement, and career development.<br />For more info: moises@uic.edu or iycarril@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Gender & Sexuality Center, Counseling Center and the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Financial Literacy Seminar: Money Management<br />9/22/10 from 12-1pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Join TCF Bank and the Latino Cultural Center for a seminar on money management covering the importance of maintaining a budget to avoid debt and establishing credit history. <br />For more info: movtchar@tcfbank.com<br />Organized by TCF Bank and the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Faculty Institute: Undocumented But Not Unequal: The Role of Faculty in Creating an Equal Rights University<br />9/22/10 from 3:30-5pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Professor Amalia Pallares leads a discussion with fellow professors Anna Guevarra and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez on the value of diversity in the classroom with an emphasis on undocumented students.<br /><br />The growing number of undocumented students presents new challenges in the classroom. Lack of legal status is a condition that profoundly affects a student's well being, mental health, social and economic condition, educational performance, social and familial relationships, and social and political identity. A key concern for faculty is how to help make the classroom and the university a safe space for undocumented students by both providing and advocating for equitable treatment and equal rights for all students. This panel will reflect on the everyday challenges faced by faculty in mentoring and advising undocumented students and in publicly advocating for their students' rights. <br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Centers for Diversity (African American Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Asian American Resource & Cultural Center, Gender & Sexuality Center, Women's Leadership & Resource Center)<br />"La Tierra Prometida": Chicago based contemporary artists of Mexican descent<br />9/23/10 at 3pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />La Tierra Prometida or ‘The Promised Land’ explores and demonstrates how four Mexican artists based in Chicago exhibit and self promote their artwork through alternative spaces and unconventional methods within Chicago communities and beyond. Through partnerships these artists develop art on American identity-culture from an American, Mexican and Mexican-American perspective.<br />For more info: rroble5@uic.edu<br />Organized by Design with a Cause, Yollocalli Arts Reach, Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Latino Aerosol Expressions<br />9/24/10 from 12-3pm in Lecture Center Plaza, East Campus<br />Latino Aerosol Expressions is a reflection of the historic development and practice of Aerosol Writing Culture by Latinos. This live aerosol paint show will illuminate the great aesthetic quality that an aerosol can is capable of producing. Chicago based Latino aerosol artists will perform their art and display an aspect of urban Latino cultural expression.<br />For more info: rroble5@uic.edu<br />Organized by Design with a Cause, Yollocalli Arts Reach, Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />"Internet Safety: Are You Your Worst Enemy?" and "Consumer Fraud: Don't Be the Next Victim!"<br />9/27/2010 from 12-1pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Topics to be discussed are "Internet Safety: Are You Your Worst Enemy?" Learn to avoid the pitfalls of the internet in your personal and professional life - discussion to highlight blogs and social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Followed by "Consumer Fraud: Don't Be the Next Victim!" We are all consumers, whether a college student or staff member, come and learn ways to protect yourself.<br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Presented by the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Capoeira Workshop<br />9/27/10 from 6-8pm in Student Center East, Illinois Room B<br />Capoeira is a unique Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Come learn from the experts! Novices welcome!<br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center in collaboration with the African American Cultural Center<br /><br /><br />Brown Bag Presentation: What Must Be in Place for Someone to Believe in Human Rights? <br />9/29/10 at 12pm at Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Talk presented by Ralph Cintron, Associate professor, LALS & English Dept. Much of the human rights talk presumes that there is something substantive underlying a claim for human rights - or if not something exactly substantive, then at least legal that can be used to rectify transparent wrongs. Cintron argues against substantive notions of human rights and rights in general, and also argues that many wrongs are not transparent.<br />For more info: martae@uic.edu <br />Organized by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Higher Education and Latinos with Disabilities<br />9/29/10 from 2:30-4:30pm at the DHSP Bldg, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd, 1st floor auditorium<br />Panel discussion on the barriers Latinos with disabilities encounter while attempting to earn a degree at a college or university. Panelists experiences will be shared and they will discuss how they overcame barriers encountered. A broader discussion of Latino culture and disability will also be included.<br />For more info: anelpma@uic.edu or pberg@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD)<br /><br />Make your own Piñatas!<br />9/30/10 from 1-3pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Celebrate Latino Heritage Month by making your own piñata! The Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA) is hosting a D-I-Y piñata party. Express your heritage with this staple of Mexican celebrations. Come for an afternoon of snacks, refreshments, and fun. Cost: $5.00 to make and decorate your own piñata, small bag of candy included. Everyone is welcome!<br />For more info: rreina2@uic.edu<br />Organized by Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA)<br /><br />The University of Illinois Alumni Association Presents An Inside Look At the National Museum of Mexican Art<br />9/30/10 from 6-8pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608<br />Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with the University of Illinois Alumni Association at a special behind the scenes look at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Enjoy a private reception with museum founder, UIC alumnus and University of Illinois Trustee, Carlos Tortolero ’75 LAS, and take an exclusive tour of the “Day of the Dead” exhibit, “Día de los Muertos”. <br />Cost: $30/pp includes reception with hors d’oeuvres, access to museum galleries and exhibit tour. <br />REGISTER ONLINE AT www.uiaa.org/uic or call 312-996-8535 - space is limited.<br />For more info: gopi@uic.edu <br />Organized by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and is co-sponsored by the UIC Latino Cultural Center<br /><br /><br />Decades of Latino Art and History: Exploring the Murals in Pilsen<br />9/30/10 at 7pm at James Stukel Towers (JST) Events Center, corner of Roosevelt and Halsted (718 W. Rochford St, Chicago, IL, 60607)<br />Murals in Pilsen - their History and Future: Murals in the Pilsen area speak to the history and hopes for the future of the Latinos in the area. A muralist with significant experience in painting murals will be speaking about the historical significance and meanings of some of the murals in the Pilsen area.<br />For more info: nshah@uic.edu<br />Organized by Campus Housing<br /><br />Decades of Latino Art and History: Exploring the Murals in Pilsen <br />10/2/10 Tour will start at Ashland and 18th at 10:30am - participants can meet at Student Center East at 10am and Student Center West at 10:15am where student staff will escort them to the start location.<br />Walking Tour of Murals in the Pilsen Area: The Pilsen Neighborhood in Chicago is characterized by several vibrant murals. These murals speak to the history and hopes for the future of the Latinos in that area. On this walking tour, we will visit various murals in the area and discuss their meanings as a group. The tour will be about 90 minutes long and will finish at a restaurant.<br />For more info: nshah@uic.edu<br />Organized by Campus Housing<br /><br />Sandra Cisneros Talk & Book Signing<br />10/4/10 from 4-5:30pm in Student Center East, Cardinal Room<br />Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, author Sandra Cisneros, best known for her novel, "The House on Mango Street" will give a talk entitled, "Writing in the Time of Mexiphobia, or Packing Your Papers" followed by a Q&A and book signing.<br />A private reception with the author will take place following the book signing – by invitation only.<br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center and is co-sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago<br /><br />Workers’ centers and Latina/o community organizing for rights and health<br />10/6/10 at 12pm at the School of Public Health West, 2121 W. Taylor Street<br />Workers’ centers are community based organizations dedicated to organizing workers. Members learn about their rights and take collective action to ensure fair treatment and prevent injuries and illnesses on the job. Workers’ centers collaborate with occupational health researchers to recruit participation, provide training and evaluate outcomes. Leaders and members of workers centers will talk about their work and present their vision for continued partnership.<br />For more info: jzanoni@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, UIC School of Public Health<br /><br />Financial Literacy Seminar: Identity Theft<br />10/7/10 from 12-1pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Join TCF Bank and the Latino Cultural Center for a seminar on identity theft covering the different types of identity theft, how to prevent it and how to handle it if you are a victim.<br />For more info: movtchar@tcfbank.com<br />Organized by TCF Bank and the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Cena y Cine (Movie Night)<br />10/7/10 at 7pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Thursday Series, Movie Night presents a screening of the ALMA award winning documentary, "From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale." Refreshments will be served.<br />For more info: ydelga3@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Inc.<br /><br />Student Exchange Program<br />10/11/10 from 12-1:30pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Presentation about studying abroad (specifically in Latin America), followed by a Q&A session. Find out how you can expand your options and perspectives!<br />For more info: oia@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Office of International Affairs<br /><br />Brown Bag Presentation: Jaliscienses in Chicago: Cultural Resources Shaping Gender Relations in a Migrant Community <br />10/13/10 at 12pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Talk presented by Patricia Zamudio Grave, Professor/Researcher at Ciesas-Golfo in Jalapa, Veracruz. Ciesas is the Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology. Through analyzing the experience of a Mexican migrant community, this talk will explore the way certain factors contribute to the reorganization of gender relations among international migrants. Those factors are: 1) the character of the actual gender relations that were practiced in migrants' hometowns; 2) the social and economic conditions immigrants face in their new environment; and 3) the power of external pressures, particularly community pressures to maintain or modify gender relations.<br />For more info: martae@uic.edu <br />Organized by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center<br /><br />Noche de Poetas/Poetry Night<br />10/14/10 at 7pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Thursday Series, Poetry Night presents a night of spoken word. Open mic! Refreshments will be served.<br />For more info: ydelga3@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center, Mexican Students de Aztlan, Union for Puerto Rican Students<br />La Peña: Noche Peruana<br />10/21/10 at 7pm at the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2<br />Thursday Series, La Peña presents a night of live Latino music highlighting the country of Peru. Refreshments will be served.<br />For more info: ivone@uic.edu<br />Organized by the Latino Cultural Center in collaboration with the Peruvian Cultural Center of Chicago<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you at the Latino Cultural Center!<br /><br />We are on Facebook – UIC Latino Cultural Center<br />-- <br />Ivone De Jesus<br />Interim Director<br />Latino Cultural Center<br />University of Illinois at Chicago<br />www.uic.edu/depts/lcc/<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:48:23 -0500 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:48:23 -0500 Dancing Flames Auditions This Week 2010-2011 UIC DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND!<br /> <br />The UIC Dancing Flames are holding their fall auditions, this Thursday, Septmber 2nd from 6-9pm. Auditions will be held in the Physical Education Building (PEB) Dance Studio (901 W. Roosevelt)<br /> <br />Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and auditions will start promptly at 6:00 pm. <br /> <br />Registration fee is $10.<br /> <br />All Registration forms and requirements can be found by pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.uicflames.com/school-bio/ilch-spirit-groups.html<br /><br />Please wear dance attire and bring valid proof of health insurance.<br /> <br />The Dancing Flames perform at all home men's basketball games as well as other athletic, school and community events. They compete annually on a national level and are currently ranked 2nd in the Nation! <br /> <br />For more information or questions please contact Head Coach, Lindsey Jones at Uicdance@gmail.com <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:15:06 -0500 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:15:06 -0500 Get Involved with the Vagina Monologues-earn class or intern credit! Student Outreach Services is organizing the 13th annual UIC production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" & we want YOU to be involved! <br /><br />We are looking for individuals interested in directing & producing this production & other anti-violence initiatives. This year we are working with the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center on this project in order to offer PRODUCTION STAFF independent study credits or internship credit for working on the Monologues and our other programs. <br /><br />Theater majors this is an awesome opportunity to get experience on and off stage. Social justice activists & advocates get involved with a production that raises awareness and much needed funds to help survivors on our campus! Last year some of the money raised went to help UIC students in crisis change locks, stay in safe housing and replace critical school and medical supplies lost to violence. And bonus this year you can get class or internship credit!<br /><br />Interested? Email: can@uic.edu to set up a meeting!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:13:04 -0500 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:13:04 -0500 Make a BIG difference through mentoring Can you give an hour a week to mentor a child?<br /><br />Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) invites you to consider becoming a volunteer mentor. By volunteering at one of the Site-Based programs listed below, you will join other UIC students who are committed to giving back to youth in the community through mentorship, friendship and fun. <br /> <br />In Site-Based programs, volunteers mentor youth in a group setting at a school location with professional support from a BBBSMC staff person. <br /><br />Option 1: Marquette School in Marquette Park <br />• Mentoring times: Tuesdays 4-5pm OR Wednesdays 4-5pm <br />• Bus transportation to and from the UIC campus will be provided. Bus will leave campus at 3:30pm and return at approximately 5:30pm. <br /><br />Option 2: Orozco Academy in Pilsen;<br />• Mentoring times: Wednesdays 3-4pm OR Thursdays 3-4pm <br />• Provide own transportation; campus is easily accessible by CTA. Allow a half an hour for transportation to and from the school. <br /><br />Option 3: Saint Ann School in Pilsen.<br />• Mentoring times: Tuesdays 2:45-4pm<br />• Provide own transportation; campus is easily accessible by CTA. Allow a half an hour for transportation to and from the school. <br /><br />Requirements:<br />• Program participation requires a commitment for the entire academic year.<br />• All volunteers submit an application and are approved based on a criminal background check, personal references, and an in-person interview. <br /><br />Space is limited! Ensure your spot by contacting us today.<br />If you are interested, please email Amber Jones at jones@bbbschgo.org.<br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:14:21 -0500 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:14:21 -0500 Help for sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence survivors. The UIC Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) is a free and confidential program that serves students, staff and faculty who are dealing with the aftermath of rape, stalking or abusive relationships with family members, intimate partners, acquaintances, or roommates. <br /> <br />We want you to know that <br /><br />* We will believe you, <br />* it's not your fault- no one deserves to be a victim of these crimes,<br />* and finally that we are here to help you explore all of the options <br /> available to you both on and off campus.<br /> <br />CAN services are designed for people of all gender orientations, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and abilities. We are dedicated to ensuring that all members of the community feel safe, listened to and valued. We are committed to working together with survivors of violence to explore options open to them and support their attempts to access resources both on and off campus. <br /> <br />You have a right to be heard, we are hear to listen. <br /> <br />For a fuller listing of the services CAN provides, as well as more information about sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships, please visit our website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/owa/advocacy.html<br /> <br />As stated above all of our services are free and confidential.<br /> <br />Please call 312-413-8206 to schedule an appointment, or email can@uic.edu.<br />CAN staff are available for appointment Mon-Fri from 10am-6pm in Room 802 University Hall.<br /><br />Walk-ins between the hours of 10am and 5pm are welcome.<br /> <br />Together we CAN find a way...<br /> <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:12:59 -0500 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:12:59 -0500 Upcoming RDS Workshops The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following three upcoming workshops: Grant Essentials; Funding: Finding Expected and Unexpected Sources; and Writing for the Reviewer: Strengthening Your NIH Mentored K Proposal.<br /><br />PLEASE NOTE, to register for these workshops:<br />1. Go to www.uictraining.org.<br />2. Login or if a first-time user, click on ‘Register with us.’ <br />3. Select ‘Course Catalog’ from the menu bar on the left.<br />4. Under ‘General Research,’ find the workshop/course/event of interest and click on the title.<br />5. Click on Enroll.<br />6. If you are unable to attend, please un-register or contact Continuing-Ed@listserv.uic.edu.<br /><br />Grant Essentials <br />Tuesday, September 28, 2010<br />10 am – 12 pm, 307C AOB<br /><br />The workshop will cover navigation of the UIC research system, the outline and structure of a proposal and general review criteria, as well as tools to prepare a proposal and budget. This workshop is intended for new investigators or investigators new to UIC.<br /><br />This workshop will be held in 307C Administrative Office Building (AOB), 1737 West Polk Street. Space is limited. Questions should be referred to Jennifer Czak at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-2590.<br /><br />Funding: Finding Expected and Unexpected Sources<br />Wednesday, September 29th, 2010<br />10:00 am – 11:30 am<br />B-11 AOB, training room 11A<br /><br />The first half of this workshop will provide an overview of searching for funding opportunities using various online search tools including Community of Science (COS) and Grants.gov. The second half of this workshop will be an open session for targeted keyword searches and will allow time for questions. This workshop is intended for new investigators or investigators new to UIC. <br /><br />The workshop will be held in the Administrative Office Building (AOB), 1737 West Polk Street, Room B-11, training room 11A. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 18 WORKSTATIONS. Questions should be referred to Jennifer Czak at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-2590.<br /><br /><br />Writing for the Reviewer: Strengthening Your NIH Mentored K Proposal<br />September 30, 2010<br />9:00 am - 12:00 Noon<br />Student Center West<br />Chicago Room A<br /><br />This event will feature formal presentations followed by a moderated Q & A.. The formal presentations will focus on the different elements of a standard K application. Panelists will share personal insights and practical advice gained from their experience as K award recipients, NIH study section reviewers, or both. This session will also include important post-award management tips. The moderated Q & A portion will feature a panel of clinical, behavioral, and basic scientists who are active K award recipients. <br /><br />Speakers and panelists include:<br />• Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, MD, Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research<br />• Mani. N. Pavuluri MD, PhD, Berger-Colbeth Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry, Director, Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine <br />• Sonya Leathers, Associate Professor, Jane Addams School of Social Work<br />• Jonathan Art, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Associate Dean of the Graduate College, College of Medicine<br />• Stevan Weine MD, Professor & Director, International Center on Responses to Catastrophes,<br />Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine<br />• Mee Mee Lee-Choi, Associate Director of Grants and Contracts, Office of Business and Financial Services <br />• Shannon Zenk, Assistant Professor, Department of Health System Science, College of Nursing<br />• Jeffrey Bishop, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy<br />• Min Joo, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, College of Medicine<br />• James Reilly, Assistant Professor, Center for Cognitive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine<br /><br />K Series Research Career Awards are used to support the intellectual growth and research experience of scientists at different points of their career, from post docs to established investigators. For newer researchers K awards can provide opportunities for mentoring and comprehensive research experience leading to independence. K Awards also are used to facilitate the intellectual growth and continued research productivity of more seasoned<br />scientists. <br /><br />Questions should be referred to Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-7036.<br /> <br /><br />These events are sponsored by UICs Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services (http://www.research.uic.edu/funding<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/home MassmailFeed Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:09:22 -0500 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:09:22 -0500