July 11, 2012‘Deeper Learning’ Skills Needed in Curriculum, Report Says
Problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication — known as “21st-century competencies” — need more integration within the K-12 curriculum, according to a new report from a blue-ribbon committee chaired by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.
July 10, 2012UI Health Offers Newest Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
A new laser system for cataract surgery, with accuracy to a few hundred-thousandths of an inch, allows eye surgeons to optimize and customize the incision and ensure the best possible outcome.
July 9, 2012Chicago Jazz Stars Teach Grades 5-12 in Summer Program at UIC
Some of Chicago’s most prominent jazz artists will instruct 160 students in grades 5-12 in the fourth annual summer jazz camp at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
July 9, 2012Brookings Economist to Head UIC Urban Policy Research Center
A former Brookings Institution economist has been named director of a public policy research center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
July 3, 2012No Link Found Between Asthma Drugs, Suicide Attempts
Treating asthma with leukotriene-modifying agents does not pose an increased risk of suicide in children, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
July 3, 2012Public housing
“From the perspective of what a public housing agency is supposed to do, its primary mission is to provide public housing.”
July 3, 2012Happy Fourth!
Happy Fourth of July!
July 2, 2012Writing Workshop for Young Black Males Spawns National Curricula
A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.
June 27, 2012Gap Funding Helps UIC Professors Commercialize Discoveries
Four technologies being developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have been awarded the first UIC proof-of-concept gap funding grants, designed to help UIC faculty transition their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace.
June 25, 2012Suburban Corruption Study Calls for Inspector General Post
The city of Chicago is well known for acts of public corruption, but the metropolitan area’s suburban communities are not immune to unethical practices and would benefit from a new inspector general’s office, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.