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Ravages of war

A free performance of “Unraveling Bill” is set for 7 p.m. July 30 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Presented by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, the play uses monologue, dance and original music to tell the story of Theresa, whose brother committed suicide after returning from military service in Iraq.

It will be followed by a conversation with a member of the ensemble, a mental health practitioner, a veteran and the audience. The evening will conclude with a light yoga session.


Liautaud grads talk careers

A panel of five graduates of the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business will tell how their degrees changed their career direction July 25 at the UIC Innovation Center, 1240 W. Harrison St.

A “pre-event mingle” is at 5:30 p.m. followed by the panel presentation at 6. An open reception, with light refreshments and cocktails, follows at 7 p.m. at Jak’s Tap, 901 W. Jackson St.


Remembering Ida B. Wells

A book signing and discussion with Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells and editor of Ida in Her Own Words: The Timeless Writings of Ida B. Wells from 1893, will begin at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Presented by the museum and the UIC African American Cultural Center, the program is in conjunction with the center’s exhibition “The Reason Why,” commemorating the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.


Undergrad Research Award

Applications from faculty and students are being accepted for the 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards, which will fund more than 100 undergraduate students to work as research assistants in faculty labs.

Students must be eligible for Federal Work Study to participate.

Faculty members who hire a student also registered for research credit will receive a Faculty Research Mentor Award of $300 per student per semester to support any scholarly expenses.

Details and applications for faculty and students are available at


Where to buy tickets

As of July 1, all discount tickets, stamps and CTA passes are sold at the UIC bookstores instead of the student center service desks.

The bookstores in Student Center East and Student Center West will sell discount movie tickets to AMC, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark theaters and Six Flags. The bookstores will also provide campus vending refunds and ID replacement payments for the Student Center West ID Center.

The bookstores are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 312-413-5500.

Lost-and-found and information services will be available in building management offices: first floor lobby, Student Center East, 312-413-5100; first floor lobby, Student Center West, 312-413-5200; and first floor southeast entrance, Student Services Building, 312-413-5000.


New entry procedure for FAC, PEB

A new entry procedure has been established at the Flames Athletic Center and Physical Education Building.

Faculty, students, staff and regular visitors must show their i-cards or visitor cards. I-cards will be swiped to confirm identification. Guests accompanying authorized faculty and staff must provide valid photo identification.

The sponsoring faculty or staff member must submit guest names 24 hours in advance to the UIC Athletic Facilities Office.


Nominations due for Watkins Award

Nominations are due July 19 for the Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service, presented each year to one or more support staff employees.

Nomination forms are available online at

The award was established in memory of Janice Watkins, president of the Staff Advisory Council, who died in 1974.


Quantifying with Qualtrics

UIC students, faculty and staff now have free access to Qualtrics, a web-based service for creating, publishing and analyzing survey data.

Qualtrics can be used for market research, tests, employee evaluations, website feedback and more. Potential UIC uses include surveying new students, measuring program satisfaction, helping with course projects, scoring quizzes and collecting secure data.

The site is available through the Academic Computing and Communications Center at


Circle Interchange background

Print documents related to the proposed Circle Interchange project are available for public viewing at the Daley Library reserve desk (library use only).

The documents, which include environmental impact, plans and community concerns, are also available online at

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