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June 21, 2012

Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Donates Archives to UIC

The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a group formed 36 years ago when the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Gregg v. Georgia reinstated the death penalty, has donated its archives to the UIC Library.

June 21, 2012

UIC Chemist Explores Nanotechnology in Search of Cheaper Solar Cells

Luke Hanley, professor and head of chemistry, received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sun exposure to produce electricity.

June 21, 2012

UIC Bioengineering Students Win Whitaker International Study Grants

Two University of Illinois at Chicago students and one recent UIC graduate have been awarded funds from the Whitaker International Program to study abroad during the coming academic year.

June 20, 2012

Can Cannabinoid Drug Used for Nausea in Chemotherapy Relieve Sleep Apnea?

No drug treatments exist to treat sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a $5 million three-year federal grant to find out if a cannabinoid drug can reduce sleep apnea and protect against diseases linked to the illness.

June 18, 2012

Distinguished Engineer-Physicist Named UIC Vice Chancellor for Research

Mitra Dutta, distinguished professor and head of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a former senior executive with the U.S. Army Research Office, has been named vice chancellor for research at UIC, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

June 18, 2012

Chicago Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Disease

A Chicago woman treated at the University of Illinois Hospital is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell disease without chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant.

June 15, 2012

Key Enzyme Plays Roles as Both Friend and Foe to Cancer

A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.

June 14, 2012

Five UIC Students Receive Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

Five University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships for study abroad opportunities.

June 11, 2012

Equity Analyst Expert Named Dean of UIC College of Business Administration

Michael B. Mikhail, the KPMG Professor and director of the School of Accountancy at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, has been appointed dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

June 7, 2012

UIC Ranked 11th of World’s Best Young Universities

The University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked 11th on a list of the world’s best young universities published by Times Higher Education of the U.K.