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February 1, 2012

Five UIC Students Win Gilman Study Abroad Awards

Five University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships for study abroad opportunities during the 2012 spring semester. Since 2006, UIC students have received 54 Gilman scholarships totaling $224,500.

January 31, 2012

UIC Demographer Writes on Aging for World Economic Forum

Noted University of Illinois at Chicago biodemographer S. Jay Olshansky is the author of two essays assembled by The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on an Ageing Society to address the challenges and benefits of population aging.

January 25, 2012

Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

January 24, 2012

Panel to Explore Music and Culture Along U.S.-Mexico Border

The diverse variety of musical practices found along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the focus of a panel, “Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” part of Zona Abierta (Open Zone), an event series that intersects arts, humanities, science, culture, and civic life, while addressing social issues that affect the lives of Latinos and Latin Americans and making connections to other communities.

January 24, 2012

New Book Critiques ‘Corporate’ School Reform

Neoliberal education reforms, including No Child Left Behind and Chicago’s Renaissance 2010, tend to “marketize” schools and threaten to dismantle public education as we know it, according to a new book edited by a University of Illinois at Chicago education researcher.

January 23, 2012

UIC Architect Receives Rome Prize to Explore Energy as Building Material

An architect at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received an international award to explore ways to use energy systems as building materials.

January 23, 2012

Trustees Set Tuition for New Students

Guaranteed four-year tuition for incoming U of I students next fall will increase by 4.8 percent, or the equivalent of 1.9 percent per year during the four-year guarantee. The Board of Trustees passed the proposal, which ties tuition increases to the rate of inflation, at its meeting on campus Thursday.

January 20, 2012

Marine Corps Jazz Band Joins UIC Faculty in Free Concert

The 18-member Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band will join UIC faculty jazz artists to perform a variety of jazz standards at a free concert at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

January 19, 2012

Kennedy Re-elected U of I Board Chairman

Christopher G. Kennedy was re-elected to a third term as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees today during its annual organizational meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

January 17, 2012

UIC Student To Speak at Saudi Global Competitiveness Forum

University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduate Ariell Buckingham is heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to meet with business leaders from around the globe at the Global Competitiveness Forum, Jan. 21-24.