Campus News

Coach Regina Miller

Women’s basketball coach Regina Miller hosts a summer camp.

Family basketball

Parents and their daughters can brush up on their basketball skills at a day camp hosted by women’s basketball coach Regina Miller June 16.

The Parent-Daughter Camp takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Flames Athletic Center. Cost is $30.


Funding for inventions

UIC faculty inventors can apply for funding for their projects from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Proof of Concept Awards Program.

The initiative aims to help advance UIC inventions toward commercialization. The awards program is expected to include $1 million per year for the next five years for competitive grants.

Awards are administered by IllinoisVENTURES in partnership with the UIC Office of Technology Management and the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Pre-proposal applications are due to the Office of Technology Management by May 28.


Library construction

Access to the third and fourth floors of the Daley Library will be restricted this summer during construction.

Elevators, stairwells and the light wells between the third and fourth floors will be closed intermittently as the library expands its quiet study areas.


Book club

The WoRD Book Club, sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, has chosen its summer selection: Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation — and Positive Strategies for Change, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

The group will meet to discuss the book from noon to 1 p.m. July 15 in the Daley Library.

The campus community is welcome.

Breast cancer screenings

UIC employees can receive same-day mammography screenings from the radiology department for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Screenings are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Suite 2C, 1801 W. Taylor Street throughout May. Call 312-996-0267 to confirm eligibility.


Research funding

Applications are due June 7 for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science pilot grant funding in health information technology. Grants are available for $25,000 per year for up to two years. Clinical, research and tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply.


Highlighting Blackboard 

Faculty members can learn all about Blackboard at a daylong conference May 23.

The event, held in Student Center West, includes information on the latest Blackboard products, best-practice sessions, networking opportunities and more.


Civic engagement

Applications are due Friday for the Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards.

Awards up to $20,000 are available. UIC faculty, research faculty and research staff can apply for the awards, given by the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.

For more information, call 312-355-0095.


Women’s Leadership Symposium

Registration deadline for the UIC Women’s Leadership Symposium is May 29.

The event, “The Power of Leadership: Changing the World, One Woman at a Time,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Illinois Room, Student Center East.

Keynote speaker is Melody Spann-Cooper, president of WVON Radio and chair of Midway Broadcasting Corp. Luncheon speaker is Marlene Gonzalez, founder and president of Life Coaching Group.

Cost is $20 for students, $55 for UIC employees and $60 for others. Late registrants pay $65.

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