Campus News: late night at library

Selwyn Varghese studies in his pajamas at 3:34 a.m.

Study at the Daley Library and IDEA Commons from 10 a.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Photo: Timothy Nguyen


The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago and the Daley Library will have extended hours through finals.

The Daley Library and IDEA Commons will be open around-the-clock from 10 a.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Dec. 12. A current i-card is required to enter between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. From Dec. 7 through Dec. 18, the health sciences library will be open Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight.

All study areas, books and journals, computers and printers, circulation and reserve services, group study rooms, SMART rooms and laptop check-out (at the health sciences library) will be available.

Information about hours for the health sciences libraries in Peoria, Rockford and Urbana is online.



A free Thanksgiving lunch for students will be held today, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Commuter Student Resource Center, Student Center East.

Guests are asked to bring canned and boxed food items for the new Pop-Up Food Pantry. Resources and information will be available for students who are in need of food, as well as for those interested in volunteering to help. Space is limited and first come, first served.

The meal is sponsored by Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services and Undergraduate Student Government. For more information, email Alea Thompson,



Two finalists for the UIC chief of police will be presented in open forums Dec. 3, Illinois Rooms, Student Center East:

  • Eric M. Heath, chief of police, George Mason University Police Department, 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Kevin L. Booker, deputy chief of support services bureau, University of Chicago Police Department, 2 to 2:45 p.m.

More information about the position and the finalists’ résumés is online.



Deadline is Jan. 30 for UIC undergraduates to enter the annual Maurice Prize Competition sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Students should undertake a project of their choice that addresses an issue, showing knowledge, creative use of resources and the ability to work with others to find solutions. The winner — an individual or team — receives $5,000. Information sessions about the competition will be held Jan. 16, 1 to 2 p.m., and Jan. 20, 3 to 4 p.m., both in 226 Student Recreation Facility.



The Urban Transportation Center will discuss the ways international students learn about getting around Chicago, and the knowledge they bring home, at the Dec. 4 presentation, “Urban Transportation and the International Student.”

The presentation, noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Cities Institute Conference Room at CUPPA Hall, will feature James Hammerschmidt and Radomir “Ray” Mitic of the UIC Office of International Services.



Make new career connections at the Academic Professional Advisory Committee speed networking event Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 932 School of Public Health.



Deadline is today to donate to the Campus Charitable Fund Drive — 12 umbrella charities representing more than 2,000 organizations with different philanthropic missions.

Employees can make one-time donations or pledge through ongoing payroll deductions through the state charitable campaign, State and University Employees Combined Appeal.

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