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Free dental screenings

The College of Dentistry will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a series of events next year. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin

Dentistry students will provide free screenings this month. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin

Free screenings by College of Dentistry students will be offered 9 a.m. to noon on the next two Saturdays, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, in the college’s clinics.

No appointments are necessary.

Students are preparing for their licensing exams.

Screening includes a free limited dental exam and x-rays, if indicated.

Certain patients will be selected for treatment on the days of licensing exam, March 22 and 23.

Patients with all missing teeth are not accepted. Must be 18 years old or older and cannot be allergic to latex.


Self-defense skills

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women will host a self-defense class Feb. 20.

The “I Am Self Defense” workshop takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the School of Public Health gymnasium.


Impact of pension law

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

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.



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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.


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.


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.


IT Forum

Proposals are due Feb. 10 for technology-related presentations at the 2014 UIC IT Professionals Forum.
The event is set for April 23 at the UIC Forum.

Presentations are 45-minute sessions that could include interactive discussions, question/answer sessions or demonstrations. Presentations that connect information technologies to teaching and learning, research, clinical and
administrative/business uses at UIC are welcome.

For more information, email


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 Friday.

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


Vacation, sick leave payouts

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

For instructions, call the Benefits Services office at 312-996-6471 on or before 60 days before the last day of employment.

The benefits office is located on the first floor of the Marshfield Building. For more information visit NESSIE.


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