Campus News: Chancellor address

Chancellor Michael Amiridis

UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis will give an address on the state of the campus March 30.

Chancellor address

UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis will discuss UIC accomplishments, current challenges facing the campus, and future plans to be Chicago’s premier public research university during “The State of the University of Illinois at Chicago” address March 30.

The event takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the UIC Forum.

The address has been designated as an approved event for nonexempt civil service employees, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.


Grad student appreciation

The Graduate College hosts a week of events celebrating its graduate students this week.

Events include a bagel and coffee social; information on fellowship applications, interviewing and networking; free professional head shots; a movie night and more.


Women’s Heritage Month

The Women’s Heritage Month Celebration features activities and lectures that engage and inform campus about the diverse roles and unique contributions of women in the community.

A variety of departments and organizations are hosting a monthlong series of programs and events that have a common thread: celebrating the lives and impact of women from a diversity of communities and cultures. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Leadership & Resource Center, which will focus its programming around the impact of the prison industrial complex on woman-identified people.


Hull-House history

Faculty members can apply for a yearlong seminar that will allow them to use the Jane Addams’ Hull-House Museum collection and resources in their teaching.

The “Securing the Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC” initiative stems from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant that the Hull-House Museum and Institute for the Humanities received to foster teaching and learning at UIC.

Applications are due March 18.


Fun way to help 

Create button jewelry to help the local community March 30.

Participants can craft jewelry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 3050 Student Services Building and donate it to Deborah’s Place, which serves women experiencing homelessness.

The event is co-sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns subcommittee, Donate by Design student organization and the UIC Office of Career Services/Student Employment Office.


Transportation planning

Big data for transportation infrastructure development can be managed effectively through the uGRIDD geo-referencing software platform, which saves time and money.

Learn more March 17 at a Spring 2016 Seminar Series event hosted by the Urban Transportation Center. The presentation, led by uGRIDD principal Zhong Chen,  begins at noon in Room 110 CUPPA Hall.


Celebrating Army ROTC

All ROTC alumni are invited to this first-ever alumni reception celebrating 100 years of Army ROTC.

The UIC ROTC Alumni Reception takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, SCE.



Vacation, sick leave payouts

UIC employees may defer vacation and/or compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and/or 457 retirement accounts upon separation or retirement from the university.

For instructions on submitting an election form to make a deferral, contact University Payroll and Benefits at or 312-996-6471, at least 60 days prior to the last day of employment.

For more information visit NESSIE.


Senate election

Nominations are due March 18 for eight seats on the campus Faculty Advisory Committee, which considers faculty grievances and serves as a communication channel between academic staff and administration. The committee is elected by tenured and tenure-track faculty through ballot election.

The committee also conducts hearings and makes recommendations on faculty cases involving severe sanctions short of dismissal.

The committee is composed of nine tenured faculty members with a 75 percent or more appointment who do not hold an administrative position. Terms are for three years, with no more than two faculty members from a college serving at one time.

Apply online or call the Office of the Senate, 312-996-2926.