Campus News

Donate prom dresses to help UIC College Prep students attend prom.

Donate prom dresses or money for a tuxedo rental to help UIC College Prep students attend prom this year.

The UIC College Prep Parent Advisory Committee is collecting new or gently used prom or bridesmaid dresses that are one to two years old, plus money for tuxedo rentals.

Dresses and donations will be collected through March 13 in C300 hospital pharmacy.

Email or call 312-996-2254 for more information.


Like to bike?

Meet fellow bike enthusiasts and learn about events across the city at the Chicago Bike Swap Saturday.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, includes bike exhibits and sales, event registration and more. More than 75 businesses, nonprofits, organizations and teams are expected to attend the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Physical Education Building.

Admission is $5 with i-card; others are $10.


Research on display

The College of Dentistry will hold its annual Clinic and Research Day Thursday.

The program showcases the work of fellows and pre-doctoral, graduate and postgraduate students.

James Melvin, clinical director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, is the scheduled keynote speaker.

The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the College of Dentistry.


Alumni talk

Nancy Cartwright, the second person to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from UIC, will return to campus Monday to deliver the Irving Thalberg Memorial Lecture.

Cartwright, professor at Durham University and the University of California, San Diego, will present a lecture on “Moving on the evidence-based policy: experiments versus the modeling of society.”

Her talk, sponsored by the philosophy department, takes place at 3:30 p.m. in the Institute for the Humanities, lower level, Stevenson Hall.

For more information, call 312-996-2480.


War and peace

A public health forum March 16 examines the health consequences of war and peace.

Keynote speaker is Martin Donohoe, adjunct associate professor of community health at Portland State University and member of the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s social justice committee.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 158 College of Nursing. Admission is free and lunch is provided.

The event is co-sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative, Global Health Student Interest Group and the Public Health Student Association.


Updating your résumé?

Learn tips for boosting your résumé at a workshop Thursday.

Laurie Schellenberger, human capital development coordinator, presents the Academic Professionals Advisory Committee writing workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 4013 Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building.

Participants should bring their résumés.


Have fun, help out

Network with young professionals while raising money for charity Friday.

The MBA Association hosts the Moving Business 2 Act Fundraiser for the Night Ministry, a nonprofit that offers housing, health care and human connection to people in Chicago struggling with poverty or homelessness.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston Ave.

Tickets are $25 in advance for MBA Association members, $30 in advance for the general public and $40 at the door. Tickets include appetizers and open bar. Participants must be at least 21.


Latest news

The February issue of APAC News is online.

Stories this month focus on job classifications, upcoming Academic Professional Advisory Committee elections, a webinar for employees who have disabilities, and more.


Emergency preparedness

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

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.


Recognizing volunteerism

Nominations are due Friday 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 Monday 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.

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