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MBA students with first-place check for business plan competition.

December 20, 2012

Student entrepreneurs win at business plan competition

A plan to provide an environmentally friendly, water-repellant industrial coating won UIC’s eighth annual Concept2Venture Business Plan Competition, a showcase for student entrepreneurship.

Robert Winn

December 19, 2012

New leaders at UI Health to enhance patient-centered care

UI Health has recruited four top health care executives to its leadership team.

Wonhaw Cho, distinguished professor of chemical biology in the department of chemistry

December 18, 2012

Cholesterol plays key role in cells

Cholesterol, which has a bad reputation in heart disease, may be important to many cell processes.

Chicago buildings in River North

December 12, 2012

Hispanic neighborhoods less green

Residents of the city’s Hispanic neighborhoods live farther from nature, a UIC study finds.

December 11, 2012

Exhibit 4 Smiles delivers holiday gifts to Children’s Hospital University of Illinois

The holidays arrive early for chronically ill children at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois when Exhibit 4 Smiles volunteers deliver hand-selected gifts to more than 100 kids.

December 6, 2012

Hull-House Museum opens exhibition on Jane Addams Day, Dec. 10

An interactive exhibition that demonstrates Jane Addams’ legacy for domestic life and public health will mark Jane Addams Day Dec. 10 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

December 6, 2012

Top officials, business leaders focus on metropolitan resilience strategies at UIC Urban Forum

Top federal, state and municipal officials, alongside private-sector and community leaders, gather today for the 2012 Urban Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago to discuss the issues metropolitan areas have been experiencing during these tough economic times, their responses and strategies to address those challenges and improve quality of life.

December 5, 2012

Two UIC faculty scholars named fellows of prestigious science organization

Two University of Illinois at Chicago faculty scholars, economist Deirdre McCloskey and cell biologist Mrinalini Rao, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

December 4, 2012

UIC business professor honored with Chinese government foreign expert award

J. Christopher Westland, professor of information and decision sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration, has received the honorary position of Overseas Chair Professor at Beihang University. The award, funded by the Chinese government, honors top foreign academics who specialize in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

December 4, 2012

UIC researcher receives $1.6 million grant to study how exercise affects bone strength

Bone strength is important to aging well, but we are far from understanding the best way to maintain healthy bone or what kind of exercise might help. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Karen Troy, in the College of Applied Health Sciences a four-year, $1.6 million grant to investigate whether mechanical forces applied to bone can increase bone strength.