Celebrating UIC’s 30th anniversary

Videography Mark Rosati


Some of the major figures involved in the merger that created UIC return today for a symposium commemorating the campus’ 30th anniversary.

On Sept. 1, 1982, two separate campuses of the University of Illinois in Chicago — the Medical Center and Chicago Circle — combined to become the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Former presidents Stanley Ikenberry and James Stukel and UIC’s first chancellor, Donald Langenberg, will give their perspectives on the historic merger during a panel discussion moderated by historian Fred Beuttler.

History professor Burton Bledstein will present images of UIC’s legacy; Nancy Sullivan, director of the Office of Technology Management, will discuss its future.

The symposium, free and open to the public, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Illinois Room, Student Center East.


Stanley Ikenberry, Jim Edgar, James StukelFormer U of I President Stanley O. Ikenberry (left) reviews a mockup of the Molecular Biology Research Building with former Gov. Jim Edgar and former UIC Chancellor and U of I President James J. Stukel.

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