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April 23, 2012

UIC Presents First Garofalo Symposium

The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host the Garofalo Symposium, the first presentation of a planned annual event to honor the late Doug Garofalo, cutting-edge architect and UIC professor of architecture, on April 27.

April 20, 2012

Mathematician Gets CAREER Award for Diverse Model Connections Study

Mathematician Irina Nenciu has taken on the challenge of analyzing connections among complicated mathematical equations and techniques — hoping to find improved ways to mathematically analyze real-world problems ranging from the economy to the bunching-up of city buses during rush-hour.

April 19, 2012

Anti-tobacco TV Ads Help Adults Stop Smoking, Study Finds

Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy — but some ads may be more effective than others.

April 17, 2012

Students, Grads to Lobby for State Support of U. of I., Higher Education

On Wednesday, April 18, more than 200 University of Illinois alumni and students from the university’s three campuses will be in Springfield to meet with legislators as part of the fourth annual “University of Illinois Day at the Capitol” lobby effort.

April 16, 2012

Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD Begins June 11

Camp STAR, for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral difficulties, begins its fifth season in June. The camp is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services.

April 10, 2012

UIC Hosts Renowned Mexican Poet and Activist

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host a public lecture by award-winning Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia.

April 10, 2012

UIC to Host Global Activism Expo

Hundreds of Chicago-area activists will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the fifth annual Global Activism Expo on April 28, hosted by UIC’s Social Justice Initiative and presented by Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 91.5 FM.

April 10, 2012

UIC Named ‘Tree Campus USA’ by Arbor Day Foundation

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. UIC has 5,376 trees of 101 different species on its 250-acre urban campus on the near-west side of Chicago.

April 10, 2012

UIC Engineer Tackles Nanoscale Computing Challenges

Wenjing Rao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career award she will use to explore new ways to test nanotransistors made from novel materials.

April 4, 2012

Chicago Man Receives Robotic Kidney Transplant After 17 Years

Robotic surgery permitted surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System to transplant a kidney into a morbidly obese Chicago man — who had survived 17 years on dialysis waiting for the procedure.