Campus News

Honoring diversity

The UIC community is invited to an information brown bag discussion on diversity, solidarity and peace Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., in 605 Student Center East.

The discussion will include the recent vandalism of an outdoor art exhibit featuring portraits of students who are undocumented, as well as the role of social media in spreading intolerance and discrimination.

The session is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the School of Public Health and the Office of Diversity.


Thrive and Survive

Master’s students in urban planning and policy will team with Chicago Time Exchange and Shareable Magazine for a day of free skill sharing Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Sessions will also be held at the Latino Cultural Center in Lecture Center B2 and the African American Cultural Center, Addams Hall.

Students are invited to share skills in community gardening, home brewing, bike maintenance, cooking, computer software and more.

For more information, visit


Boy’s basketball camp

Registration is open for this summer’s Howard Moore Basketball Camps on campus.

There will be three camps, a one-day shooting camp June 15 for boys age 10 to 16; a day camp June 24 to 27 for boys 7 to 10 and 11 to 15; and an advanced skills camp Aug. 11 for high school players.


Civic engagement projects

Applications are due May 24 for the Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards.

The awards, sponsored by the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, support research projects that focus on civic engagement. Research awards will be granted for up to $20,000.

UIC faculty members, research faculty and research staff at campus research institutes or centers are eligible to apply.


Supporting student research

June 1 is deadline to apply for the 12th annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award and Clinical Translational Research Award.

The award encourages research about gender and/or women. UIC doctoral students who have an approved dissertation proposal can apply.

Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Winners will be announced in July.

For more information, contact Manorama Khare at


More time to study

The Daley Library will be open around the clock through 7 p.m. May 10.

The Library of the Health Sciences is now open continuously until midnight May 6.


Benefit payout

UIC employees can defer vacation and compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and/or 457 retirement accounts when they retire or leave the university.

For information on submitting a deferral form, call the Benefits Services office, 312-996-6471, at least 60 days before the last day of employment.

For more information, visit NESSIE.


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