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July 3, 2012

No Link Found Between Asthma Drugs, Suicide Attempts

Treating asthma with leukotriene-modifying agents does not pose an increased risk of suicide in children, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

July 2, 2012

Writing Workshop for Young Black Males Spawns National Curricula

A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.

June 27, 2012

Gap Funding Helps UIC Professors Commercialize Discoveries

Four technologies being developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have been awarded the first UIC proof-of-concept gap funding grants, designed to help UIC faculty transition their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace.

June 25, 2012

Suburban Corruption Study Calls for Inspector General Post

The city of Chicago is well known for acts of public corruption, but the metropolitan area’s suburban communities are not immune to unethical practices and would benefit from a new inspector general’s office, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

June 22, 2012

UIC Police Arrest Suspects in Area Robberies

The Joint Robbery Task Force of the UIC Police and the Chicago Police Department’s 12th District and Area 4 Detectives has made an arrest leading to charges for a suspect in several robberies, including the April armed robbery of a UIC student in the 1000 block of South Loomis Street.

June 22, 2012

UIC Humanities Scholar Named Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Astrida Orle Tantillo, professor of Germanic studies and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named dean of the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

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.