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May 24, 2012

U of I Foundation Closes Campaign, Tops Goal with $2.4 Billion

The University of Illinois closed out its eight-year Brilliant Futures Campaign with gifts and pledges of nearly $2.43 billion — 8 percent more than the $2.25 billion goal.

May 23, 2012

Asthma Medications Could Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat in Kids

Medications commonly used to control asthma flare-ups are linked to an increased risk of potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias in young asthma patients, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

May 22, 2012

New Book Examines ‘The Problem with Survey Research’

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher argues that surveys, polls, interviews, and focus groups produce unreliable results because they only yield responses to questions. In his new book, “The Problem with Survey Research,” George Beam says, “if you want to find out what’s really going on, don’t ask.”

May 21, 2012

UIC to Lead MacArthur-Funded Study of Cities’ Fiscal Health

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to lead a joint study of city governments’ responses to the Great Recession.

May 14, 2012

Chicago Police Cameras More Effective When Clustered, Study Says

Chicago’s network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.

May 9, 2012

UIC Bioengineering Doctoral Student Receives FMC Fellowship

Christopher Knowlton, a University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral student in bioengineering, is among four University of Illinois Ph.D. students who received $20,000 FMC Technologies, Inc., Fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year.

May 9, 2012

Four UIC Students Win Brundage Scholarships

Fourteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Four of the winners attend UIC.

May 9, 2012

UIC Student Wins State Department Scholarship

A University of Illinois at Chicago student has won the U.S. State Department’s Critical Languages Scholarship for intensive language studies in Turkey this summer.

May 9, 2012

UIC Institute Funds 17 Studies of Race in Health, Justice, Economics, Education

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use grants and fellowships from UIC’s Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy to conduct 17 year-long studies of racial and ethnic inequalities in health, justice, economics and education.

May 7, 2012

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at UIC Tuesday to Discuss Challenges, Opportunities Facing Grads

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will sit down with college students and recent graduates at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Tuesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face as they enter the workforce.