Campus News

ReThinking Soup

The Re-Thinking Soup lunch series brings Saru Jayaraman, Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, next week.

A new UIC Ready website provides resources on how the campus can best prepare for and minimize disruptions in case of emergency.

The site includes UIC’s Emergency Operations Plan, an interactive emergency guide, information about training and exercises and more.

For more information, email


Free lunch, conversation

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s “Re-Thinking Soup” series Tuesday highlights the relationship between worker conditions and food safety.

Enjoy free soup from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum and join the conversation on wage theft, paid sick days for workers, and the connection between worker conditions and food safety.

The featured speaker is Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door: What Every Diner Should Know About the People Who Feed Us.

For more information, call 312-413-5353.

Summer sustainability institute

Applications are being accepted for UIC’s annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, set for Aug. 5 to 16.

The institute is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series. This year’s focus is sustainable transportation.

Senior-level undergraduates and graduate students can apply. As many as 80 students from across the country will be accepted.


Alumni access

Members of the U of I Alumni Association who have a sustaining or life membership have access to and can borrow materials from the Library of the Health Sciences and Daley Library.

A sustaining membership is $50 per year; life membership is granted when a member has donated $1,000 to the alumni association.
Money for students

Friday is the deadline 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.


Recognizing volunteerism

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

The 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.


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.

Interested? 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

Monday is the deadline to apply for the Rue Bucher Memorial Award for graduate research using qualitative methodologies.

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

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