Campus News: study all night

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

Selwyn Varghese is dressed for late-night study. The Daley Library is open around the clock through May 8. Photo: Timothy Nguyen


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

The Daley Library is open around-the-clock from through 7 p.m. May 8. Students, faculty and staff must show valid i-card to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Until May 7, the Library of the Health Sciences will be open Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Friday 7 a.m. to midnight. A valid i-card is required to enter after 7 p.m.



The summer session Ventra U-Pass will activate May 13 for students registered full time for summer by May 5.

Ventra cards for summer session students who haven’t previously had a U-Pass will be available May 13 for students who registered and had their i-card photo taken by May 5. Ventra cards can be picked up at the student ID centers.

Students not registered full time for summer session can continue to use their Ventra U-Pass by adding funds to their account online at or vending machines located at CTA stations. They will be charged regular full fare until five days before fall semester.



A professional development workshop May 14 will discuss individual communication styles and personal branding.

The free workshop, sponsored by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee, will be led by Elizabeth Herrera, assistant director of career services in the School of Public Health.

It will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. in 932 School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St.



A networking meetup will be sponsored May 14 by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, 5 to 7 p.m. at Three Aces, 1321 W. Taylor St.




The university’s strategic plans in the face of proposed cuts in state funding will be discussed at a town hall May 5 with Chancellor Michael Amiridis and Janet Parker, associate chancellor and vice provost for budget and resource planning.

The town hall, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, is open to all faculty, staff and students. The event is sponsored by the Academic Professionals Advisory Committee.



The UIC Commuter Shuttle to and from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center will end May 11 due to increased costs and impending cuts in state funding.

Commuter shuttle riders should consider buying a Metra Link-up Pass, valid weekdays on all CTA trains and buses from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Pace buses at any time. For more information, visit



UIC’s dragon boat team, the Pyro Paddlers, is looking for new members —students, alumni, faculty and staff — to participate in the St. Charles Riverfest June 13 and Chicago Chinatown’s Dragon Boat Race for Literacy June 27.

In dragon boat racing, long boats with 20-person teams paddle in head-to-head competition.

Though paddling experience is not required, team members should be in good physical shape, with the endurance to paddle in sync with other team members.

Paddlers will be selected from two open practices, May 3 and May 16.

The team is supported by the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center and the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans.

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