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Flu shots

Employees and retirees can receive free flu shots Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services (click on image for larger size)

Free flu shots

Free seasonal flu shots for employees and retirees will be offered Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

Vaccinations will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in 302 Student Center East and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in Michele M. Thompson Rooms A and B, Student Center West.

Employees and retirees enrolled in the Quality Care Health Plan or state-sponsored managed care plans can receive the free flu shots by showing their health insurance card and driver’s license or state ID.

The event is sponsored by the College of Pharmacy, University Payroll and Benefits and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

For more information, call 312-996-6300.


Going to grad school?

Thinking about continuing your education? Look for opportunities next week at the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

The fair, from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the UIC Forum, includes representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional programs.

The event is free and open to all UIC students.


Breast cancer screenings

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

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


Honorary degrees

Dec. 2 is the deadline for nominations for honorary degree recipients. Information on eligibility, nomination procedures and timelines is online.

For more information, email


Health history

The Hull-House Museum hosts two events Oct. 24 for its series “One Hundred Years of Sexual Health in Chicago.”

Historians, activists and educators will join in a conversation about sexual health in Chicago over the past century at a lunch symposium, from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Public Health auditorium.

“Ben Reitman’s Hobo College,” which includes readings, micro-talks and musical performances, takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Residents’ Dining Hall. Events celebrates the life and work of former U of I medical student Ben Reitman, who founded Hobo College — an educational institution for migrant working class men in Chicago from 1907 to the 1930s.

Reserve a free ticket.


Women, gender talks

Two upcoming lectures highlight Alice J. Dan Dissertation recipients and others doing innovative work on women and gender.

Ashe Dryden, author of The Diverse Team: Healthy Companies, Progressive Practices, will discuss why diversity is necessary for success in technology at 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 1250 University Hall.

Rachel Allison, doctoral student in sociology and 2013 Alice J. Dan Dissertation award recipient, discusses professional women’s soccer at noon Nov. 13, 4105 Behavioral Sciences Building.

Lectures are sponsored by the Center for Research on Women and Gender.

For more information, contact 312-413-1924.


Course accessibility

Faculty members can find out if their course content is accessible to everyone — including students who have disabilities — at an upcoming lecture.

The Digital Accessibility Lecture, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in 1-470 Daley Library, discusses the definition of accessibilities, which educational technologies are accessible, which document formats support accessibility and more. Speaker is Terrill Thompson, technology accessibility specialist at the University of Washington.

The lecture will also be available on Blackboard Collaborate.

RSVP to Kevin Price,, by Oct. 21.


Crime report

UIC’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes statistics for 2010 through 2012, is now available.

The report includes information on reported crimes that occurred on campus; in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UIC; and on public property within or near campus. It also has fire safety information, crime notification procedures, emergency procedures, institutional policies related to campus security, and crime prevention and safety information.

View the report online or request a copy from the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 Student Services Building.


Technical tips

Want to improve your technology skills?

ACCC hosts several workshops and webinars each week that are free for students and employees.


Finding funding

Learn tips for using the Pivot search engine to find research funding Oct. 30.

Three hands-on training sessions are offered to help faculty and staff learn to use the global database of funding opportunities from government, foundations, corporations, professional associations and more.

“Finding Funding for your PI,” intended for business managers and other staff members seeking funding on behalf of a principal investigator, takes place from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in 1603 School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute.

Sessions for principal investigators are scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 1603 School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute and 1:45 to 3 p.m. in 408 Student Center East.

Registration is required.


Vote on tenure committee

Tenured and tenure-track faculty can vote through Friday for faculty members to serve on the Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Eighteen faculty members who hold the rank of professor are elected to the committee. Elected members serve three-year terms.

Vote online.

For more information, call 312-996-2926.


Working for the world

The Center for Global Health hosts a benefit event Thursday.

“Working for the World” includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, global trivia and door prizes. Tickets, which are tax deductible, cost $100.

Proceeds benefit students working on international service projects through the Global Medical Educational program.


Research methods

UIC Survey Research Laboratory is hosting six free seminars on methodology this semester.

All seminars are held from noon to 1 p.m. in 139 College of Nursing. Registration is required.

Topics include: survey nonresponse, Thursday; survey design considerations, Oct. 17; field interviewing, Oct. 24; and sampling hard-to-reach populations, Nov. 7


Fall forum

UIC United’s annual fall forum focuses on “Illinois Politics and the Public University.”

Panelists include U of I President Bob Easter; Christopher Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and political science professor Dick Simpson.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Michele Thompson Rooms, Student Center West.

Registration is required.


ReThinking Soup

“Re-Thinking Soup” has moved to dinnertime this year.

What’s for dinner?

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s “Re-Thinking Soup” series has moved to dinnertime.

The event, which includes a free bowl of soup and discussion, will be held the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Residents’ Dining Hall. Upcoming dates include Tuesday and Nov. 19.

For more information, call 312-413-5353.


Need help?

Not sure how to use computer software? Ask Lynda., a collection of online tutorial programs available free to UIC students and employees, offers more than 1,000 video tutorials on software topics such as Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft products; web publishing; video and audio editing; operating systems and more.

Tutorials are available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning at

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