Campus News: better ways to travel

UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop

How could transit around campus be improved? Take a survey to share your thoughts.

Need to update license?

The mobile Illinois Secretary of State office will be on campus today from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center East concourse.

Students and employees can renew their driver’s license or state ID, buy vehicle license plate stickers, register to be an organ or tissue donor, and buy specialty UIC license plates to support student scholarships.

Better way to travel?

How could transit around campus be improved?

Share your ideas through UIC’s Multimodal Transportation Plan survey about transportation around UIC.

Read all about it

The January issue of APAC News is online. Articles discuss the pension law, an upcoming town hall meeting, online shopping discounts, and more.

HIV Breakfast Club

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center presents a free program, “Toward the Elimination of Sexual HIV Transmission: Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health Care,” Feb. 5 at the Marriott UIC/Medical District.

The program, 7:30 to 9 a.m., will feature guest speaker Shannon Weber, director of the Perinatal HIV Hotline/National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center and coordinator of the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center.

Continuing education credit is available for physicians and nurses. Registration is required by Feb. 3. For more information, contact 312-996-4429 or

Celebrating Herstory

The 20th annual Women’s Leadership Symposium, “HERSTORY: Celebrating Our Past and Soaring into the Future,” is seeking presenters to give workshop sessions on leadership development.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 in the Illinois Room, Student Center East. Past topics have included mentoring, conflict resolution, technology, financial planning and networking.

Deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 19 to or the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, MC 363.

Future of Mile Square

The campus community is invited to a “mini-rounds” on the Mile Square Health Center Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in UI Hospital conference room 1130.

“The Role of the Federally Qualified Health Center in Primary and Preventive Care” will be presented by Mile Square medical director Kameron Matthews and Audrey Stillerman, medical director of the Office of Community Engagement School Health Center Program.

Check it out

Be sure to check out UIC’s new science blog, UIC Science.

The tumblr blog features everything and anything science at UIC including biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine and more.

Impact of pension law

Learn how the changes to the state pension system could impact employees now and after retirement at a presentation Jan. 29.

The event, sponsored by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee and State Universities Annuitants Association, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thompson Room A, Student Center West.

Speakers include Jeff Houch, legislative liaison for the State Universities Retirement System, and Brenda Russell, president of the UIC chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association.  

Research grants

Letters of intent are due Feb. 6 for the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research. The pilot grant program was established to foster multidisciplinary collaboration, nurture the research careers of early stage investigators and leverage extramural funding.

The two-year awards will be granted for up to $40,000 for principal investigators in the humanities. Researchers in other disciplines are eligible for awards of up to $30,000, with an additional $10,000 with a 1:1 cash cost share from their department or college. Applications are due Feb. 21.

Share your culture

Help UIC celebrate its diversity by contributing to the UIC World Fair, scheduled for March. Individuals, organizations and departments can give performances, host cultural workshops and more.

Submissions are due Jan. 31 at

The UIC World’s Fair takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. March 13 at the Student Recreation Facility. The event is sponsored by Campus Programs, Campus Recreation and the Office of International Services. For more information, email

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.

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