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St. Baldrick's 2012

Pathology faculty member Alberto Locante gets his head shaved for St. Baldrick’s in 2012. He was one of the top fundraisers.
Photo: Joshua Clark

Go bald for a good cause

UIC students and employees can sign up to shave their heads — or donate on behalf of others losing their locks — for the UI Hospital’s annual St. Baldrick’s event to support pediatric cancer research.

The event takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 21 on the hospital’s fifth floor.

Register or donate online.


Money for students

Deadline is March 1 to apply for 17 awards from the Scholarship Association for UIC.

Most of the scholarships, which range from $400 to $2,000, are for students in any major. Requirements vary, including academic achievement, campus and community involvement and financial need.


Promoting social justice

Learn more about the Social Justice Initiative at an open house Friday.

Hear about upcoming programs, share ideas and tour a student-inspired exhibition, “What is A Life Worth?” curated by visiting scholar Ivan Arenas, which highlights community-based campaigns on education, immigration, labor and more.

The event takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pop Up JUST Art space, 729 W. Maxwell St.


Recognizing volunteerism

Nominations are due March 8 for the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards.

Awards, open to all UIC students, recognize volunteerism and humanitarian work.

Winners will be recognized April 18 at the 41st Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards program.


Time to update license?
The mobile Illinois Secretary of State office will be on campus today from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center East concourse.

Students and employees can renew driver’s license or state ID, buy vehicle license plate stickers, register to be an organ or tissue donor, and buy specialty UIC license plates to support student scholarships.


Take a look

Find out what the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women is all about at an open house Tuesday.

Hear about the group’s accomplishments, upcoming events and ways to get involved during the event, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Disability, Health and Social Policy Building auditorium.

For more information, email


Jazzy music

Jazz composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón will bring his Latin-influenced style to UIC to highlight the third annual UIC High School Jazz Festival Monday.

Zenón will perform with UIC’s Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. in the Illinois Room of Student Center East.

From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., high school jazz bands will compete in performances judged by UIC ensemble members and other noted musicians who teach in UIC’s jazz program. The judges will lead clinics and workshops in brass, woodwinds, bass, guitar, drums, vocals and piano.

Admission to student performances are free; tickets to Zenón’s concert are $7 for students with i-card and $10 for others.

Buy tickets at the door with cash or online.


Get involved

UIC students and employees interested in a greener campus can join the Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy.

The group sets goals for improving UIC’s energy and sustainability performance and proposes ideas for making the campus more sustainable.

People interested in joining the group should email


Library resource

UIC Library users now can search 148 academic and research libraries in Illinois with Summon, a one-stop search engine.

With Summon, users can find books, journal articles, archival materials, data and more from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, as well as from websites.

Users can access the materials through interlibrary loan. Real-time availability of each item is displayed so users can easily place holds and requests.

Click on the “Summon” tab on the UIC Library website to search.


Support for researchers

Applications are due March 11 for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s KL2 Scholars program.

The award supports the research efforts and career development of clinician scientists conducting patient-oriented research.

For more information, call 312-413-7316.


Graduate award

Deadline is March 4 to apply for for the Rue Bucher Memorial Award for graduate research using qualitative methodologies.

Students conducting advanced doctoral research in any college is eligible to apply for the $1,250 award.

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