Campus News: recognize outstanding women

Judy L. Bolton

Judy Bolton, head of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, is the 2013 UIC Woman of the Year. Applications for this year’s award are due July 1. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services

Woman of the Year

Nominations will be accepted through July 1 for UIC’s Woman of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women.

Nominations should include a CV or résumé and at least three supporting letters describing the nominee’s service to UIC women as part of her job. Send nominations by email to


Run for a good cause

Sign up to run the Chicago Marathon and raise money for diabetes research with UIC’s Cellmates on the Run team.

The team, organized by Jose Oberholzer, chief of transplantation surgery, raises money for the Chicago Diabetes Project. Last year’s marathon team raised about $200,000 for diabetes research.

The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a 26.2-mile race through 26 Chicago neighborhoods, is scheduled for Oct. 12.


Nominate outstanding staff

Nominations are due this month for the Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service and the Award of Merit.

The Watkins Award is presented each year to one or more support staff employees. Nominations are due June 27 for the award, established in memory of Janice Watkins, president of the Staff Advisory Council, who died in 1974.

The Award of Merit recognizes excellence in work performance and leadership for up to 30 academic professional and support staff employees. To be eligible for the $2,500 award, employees must be at least 50 percent time and have worked at UIC for at least three years. Nominations are due June 28.


What’s the latest WoRD?

The WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) book club meets July 23 to discuss its latest selection, The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS, by Elizabeth Pisani.

The group, which is open to all employees and students, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in 507 Disability, Health and Social Policy building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road.

The book is available for purchase at a 20 percent discount at the UIC Bookstores or can be checked out of the UIC Library.

The book club was started by members of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women and meetings are approved as official events for employee participation. For more information, contact Kris Zimmermann at

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