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How can transit around UIC be improved? Share your thoughts in a survey.

Chancellor search

Nominations are due Feb. 17 for members of the UIC community to serve on a search committee to find UIC’s next chancellor.

The advisory committee will include 16 members: seven faculty members, an undergraduate student, a graduate or professional student, two deans or directors, an academic professional, a civil service staff member, an alumna or alumnus, a representative from the University of Illinois Foundation and a member of the Chicago community.

Brief letters of nomination should be sent via email to Elizabeth Dooley, clerk of the UIC Faculty Senate, at

UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares’ contract expires in January 2015.


Economic jackpot?

A lecture Feb. 21 examines the implications of expanding casino development to help bolster the state economy.

“Casinos as Tools for Economic Development in Suburban Chicago” takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Cities Institute, 400 CUPPA Hall.

Speakers are Ryan Gallagher and Michael Wenz, assistant professors of economics at Northeastern Illinois University.

For more information, email


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 at 

The digitally accessible survey is available through Feb. 17.

Members of the UIC community can share their comments Feb. 12 at two workshops: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thompson Rooms, Student Center West, or 6:30 to 8 p.m., 329 Student Center East.


Free dental screenings

Free screenings by College of Dentistry students will be offered 9 a.m. to noon 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.


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,” today 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.

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 Thursday 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 Monday 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


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, the university’s HR website.


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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