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  • Honors Activity Option: Network, Lead, Succeed: HON 401

    HON 401 offers a fun and exciting line-up of speakers.  This is an excellent chance to pave a path to a success. The class will meet on Tu/Thursday mornings. Look for HON401 on the schedule of classes and sign up today.

    New speakers are still being added, so stay tuned! 

    The schedule currently includes: 

    • "Gender and Leadership." Emilia DiMenco, former Executive VP BMO Harris Bank, N.A., & current President/CEO Women’s Business Development Center
    • "Emotional Intelligence."  Cecelia Mazanke, Owner, Direct Connect Coaching
    • "Leading in International Contexts."  Donald Bielinski, former Chairman, Asia Pacific, Hudson Global, & current Managing Partner, SMB Interim Management, LLC
    • "Leadership and Creative Risk." Scott Dikkers, Founding Editor and Vice President for Creative Development of The Onion
  • New Hon 200 course: Considering Antiracism: Moving from Ideas to Action

  • Enroll in a class through UIC at Newberry Library to conduct research on "Mexico and Peru through Word and Image" with optional short-term study in Peru

    Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492 – 1820

    Looking for a unique opportunity to take a class with students from other universities and do research about Mexico and Peru this Spring?  Apply for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar!

    The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  Taught at one of America’s foremost research libraries, students take part in an intensive classroom experience that will culminate in the preparation of an independent research project.  The course will take place at the Newberry Library during the Spring 2015 semester but students would register for the course through UIC under an LAS rubric.  The seminar topic for Spring 2015 is “Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492 – 1820.”

    Students who take the course will also be eligible to travel to Peru with a group from Roosevelt University May 8 – 21, 2015.

    More information can be found at http://www.newberry.org/newberry-library-undergraduate-seminar and in the documents attached below. 

    Come to an Info Session to learn more!

    Monday, October 27 at 3:00 pm
    114 Burnham Hall

    RSVP’s requested but not required: http://go.uic.edu/NewberryInfoSession

    We recommend that you bring at least an outline and preferably a draft of your application along to the Info Session so you can apply what you learn directly to perfecting it!

    Apply!

    Applications are due November 3, 2014.  The application is attached below.  

    Questions?

    Contact Dr. Lisa Freeman at lfreeman@uic.edu or 312-355-2530.

  • Seats Available in: POPULISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, AND DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING

  • UIC Summer School Announcement from Provost Poser

  • New HON 201 Available! Faculty-In-Residence course in JST: Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars

    In partnership with Campus Housing, we are offering a section of HON 201 (Honors Seminar) on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 in JST!  This course is titled “Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars” and features the Faculty in Residence talking about their research or creative scholarship, from chemistry to criminal justice, family medicine to pharmacy practice.  It’s a wonderful chance to get to know more about the great faculty that live and work in the residence halls: from their specialties, to their hobbies, to ways to be more comfortable talking to faculty in general.

    If this sounds like a great idea, add HON 201 – CRN 21199 to your schedule.  This is a one-credit hour course, graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.  But hurry! The deadline to change your schedule is September 2nd!

    (Note – this course is not limited to students who live on-campus!  All Honors College students are eligible to take this course – commuters, too!)

     

    Here is the full course description:

    HON 201 Faculty In Residence: Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars – 1 hour

    21199                          7:00 - 7:50                   R                                  N. Ardinger

    This seminar brings the divergent expertise of campus housing Faculty in Residence (FIRs) to Honors College students. Faculty in Residence help realize a living-learning community by their presence at various sites in campus housing. This seminar will showcase select FIRs' research/creative scholarship and inter-professional collaborative education and practice, including chemistry, criminal justice, financial literacy, managerial studies, music, family medicine, and pharmacy practice, among others. Each FIR will engage students on issues of concern in specific areas of study and domains of work, emphasizing both theory and practice. Students will have opportunities to explore the range of scholarship/inter-professional education UIC has to offer, undergirded by a common core of eagerness to understand the experienced world.

  • College of Pharmacy: New Elective Course for Pre-Health Majors

  • EPID 594: Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis – Including Research Experience

  • Spring 2015 Honors Course List Available

    Looking for an Honors Core Course or an Honors Activity for the Spring?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Core Courses, Honors Seminars, and Honors Lectures for Spring 2015!  The Spring 2015 Honors Course List is available on the website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml 

    Questions? Contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Sustainability Internship Course (US 390; PH 390) for Spring 2017

    For Undergraduate Students

    US 390; PH 390| Sustainability Internship Seminar (CRN 39946) Thursdays 4:00-6:15 pm, 2202 AEH

    Course Overview: Do you want to make a sustainability impact at UIC while getting work experience? US 390 provides an intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to hands-on project-based internships that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. In addition to receiving mentoring from experienced professionals, interns attend weekly seminars or field outings that cover a range of educational and skill-building topics. Students will present on their internship in a final poster event.

    Instructor: Cynthia Klein-Banai, PhD, UIC Office of Sustainability

    Select Positions: Green Infrastructure Planning, Dead Supply Society, Ultra-Low Freezer Challenge, Good Food Fest, UIC Energy Initiative, UIC Bicycle Friendly Campus, Tree Campus USA, Lab Share Event Planning, Energy Resource Center

    Additional Information: Grade of C or better in US 130 or PHYS 116; or consent of the instructor. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Candidates will be placed in internships with UIC departments, administrative units, and some external organizations for approximately 8 hours per week. Decisions about student placement will be made after the first class. For more information, contact Eric Dangoy of the Office of Sustainability at dangoy@uic.edu or visit http://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar on Resistance to Slavery, Deadline 11/2

    Dear UIC students,

    I am delighted to announce the topic for the Spring 2016 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar:  Break the Chains:  Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery.  The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  The six-credit course provides undergraduate students an unparalleled opportunity to conduct archival research in one of the country's foremost public research libraries. This year the seminar will explore the many varieties of slave resistance in the Atlantic world, using primary documents from Europe, Africa, and especially the Caribbean. Topics will include revolt among maritime laborers; the creation of multicultural communities among enslaved Africans and Indigenous people; Caribbean slave revolts; the relationship between slave resistance and the abolitionist movement; slave conspiracies in the decades before the U. S. Civil War; and the influence of slave rebellions on the philosophy, music, and literature of the period.

    The course will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-5:00 (January 12-May 5) and will be taught by Professor John Donoghue, associate professor of history at Loyola University, and Professor Jeffrey Glover, associate professor of English at Loyola.

    Each student who is accepted into the seminar will be awarded a $250 scholarship to cover the cost of transportation and other research related expenses.  Any junior or senior at UIC is eligible to apply.

    To apply for the course, simply fill-out an application form and submit it electronically with the required materials to:  Professor Lisa A. Freeman, lfreeman@uic.edu.   The application deadline is Monday, November 2.

    If you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am eager to ensure a strong contingent of students from UIC and would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the course.

    Yours,

    Lisa A. Freeman
    Associate Professor and Associate Head
    Department of English

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    Seats still open in HON 142 Theatre: Play with a Purpose!

  • Change the world through policy! Public Policy Minor

  • Honors Activity Option: Discussing Current Events + Hard Topics

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  • Register Now! - New Courses in Instructional Design and Training Starting Fall 2022

  • HON 201: Biomedical Discovery and the Media

    HON 201 Biomedical Discovery and the Media – 1 hour
    CRN: 13684,  1:00 – 1:50 pm on Fridays, Professor R. Debreuil

    We live in an era in which scientific discovery is happening at breakneck speed. Every day there are news stories that update and extend the material in our textbooks. For the layperson, there is a daunting assortment of new information to absorb. In this course, students will learn about connections between science and society by looking at how new discoveries in biomedical science are communicated to the general public. We will analyze current news stories as a reflection of what scientific advances have the greatest impact on society. At the same time we will have the opportunity to explore routes used to communicate scientific information to the public. In addition, there has been a fundamental change in the way that we access information. We will debate whether the change has made things better or worse, from the point of view of scientists. We will ask: How is scientific communication evolving, and what are the challenges for the future?

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! Remember that taking an Honors course can fulfill your Honors Activity requirement. Or if you already have an idea about what to do for your Honors activity, consider taking these exciting courses for your personal growth and enrichment! 

  • Global Health Course Offering in St. Kitts and Nevis in Summer 2020 (info session on 12/9)

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Exchange Before Orientalism: Asia and Europe 1500-1800, Info Session, Mon. 10/24

    Dear UIC Students,

    I am delighted to announce the topic for the Spring 2017 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar:  Exchange before Orientalism: Asia and Europe 1500-1800.  The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  The six-credit course provides undergraduate students an unparalleled opportunity to conduct archival research in one of the country's foremost public research libraries. This year the seminar will explore the multiple exchanges—commercial, political, religious—between Asia and Europe during this fascinating period before European imperialism transformed an uncertain process of mutual familiarization into a struggle for dominance.

    The seminar will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-5:00 (January 17-May 4) and will be taught by Professor Laura Hostetler (History, UIC) and Professor Ellen McClure (French/History, UIC).

    Each student who is accepted into the seminar will be awarded a $250 scholarship to cover the cost of transportation and other research related expenses.  Any junior or senior at UIC is eligible to apply.  This potentially could serve as a Capstone project for Honors College students.

    An Info Session will be held on Monday, October 24 from 2 - 3pm in 114 Burnham Hall.

    To apply for the course, simply complete an application form and submit it electronically with the required materials to: Professor Lisa A. Freeman, lfreeman@uic.edu.   The application deadline is Monday, October 31.

    If you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am eager to ensure a strong contingent of students from UIC and would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the course.

     

    Yours,

    Lisa A. Freeman

    Professor

    Department of English

  • Register for the Spring 2021 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar!

  • Summer Law Program for Undergraduates at Florida State University, Apply by 3/28

    Thinking about law school?  The Florida State University College of Law is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Summer for Undergraduates Program, which provides students an inside look at law school and the legal profession.  The program will take place May 19-June 12. All undergraduate students, except those graduating in spring 2014, are eligible to apply. 

    Approximately 60 students will be chosen from the applicant pool to participate in the intensive four-week program. Daily lecture classes taught by a Florida State Law professor will familiarize students with the functions of the American legal system and the process by which conflicts are resolved. Legal Writing classes will help students develop their verbal and written communication skills. In addition to the rigorous academic focus of the program, participants also will be exposed to LSAT overview workshops and a simulated exam, law school admissions sessions, visits to local state and federal courts and law offices, and guest lectures by prominent attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

    The College of Law provides free room and board, course materials, and a travel stipend to all participants. There is no program tuition, but participants are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Tallahassee.  

    To apply, students must complete the online application and submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and a current transcript. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 28, 2014. For more information or to view our program video, visit www.law.fsu.edu/slp.  Questions?  Contact summerprogram@law.fsu.edu

  • HON 201: Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking

    HON 201 Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking – 2 hours

    CRN: 21199,  12:00 - 12:50pm Mondays, Taught by Professor McKirnan
    (Note This course will be a 2-credit hour blended module package with one Honors seminar and one online course.)

    This course introduces research and critical thinking to Honors College students from any major, to prepare them for entering into research with faculty across campus. It covers the basics of research—how to conceive a research question, what are various types of research and their underlying principles, and so on; and also practical matters such as IRB issues, how to find a faculty member to work with, and where to look for undergraduate research funding, among others.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! Remember that taking an Honors course can fulfill your Honors Activity requirement. Or if you already have an idea about what to do for your Honors activity, consider taking these exciting courses for your personal growth and enrichment! 

  • Check out these Spring 2020 Portuguese courses!

  • McGowan Institute – Regenerative Medicine Summer School 2017, Applications due 4/1

  • Seats still open in HON 142 Theatre: Play with a Purpose!

  • Fall 2022 Honors Course - HON 200 - Working Toward Authenticity

  • Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute – Application Deadline: April 1

  • Fall Art Classes Open to Non-Art Majors

  • Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate - Applications due 9/15

    The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light and AT&T are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate certificate program, offered via distance education. The Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership program will launch in January 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, partial and full scholarships are now available.

    General Program Information

    Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light, has developed a certificate program in Community-Engaged Leadership. This program is first of its kind, offering a network of resources, consisting of academic expertise from a top land-grant university, Points of Light’s national network, and local support through community advisors. The certificate program is designed to develop community-engaged leaders, who will work to mobilize community members and local organizations, within their own communities, to make progress on complex challenges. This program was designed intentionally to keep you in the community you care about so as a student you can work to mobilize community members around environmental, social, political, and economic issues in your neighborhood.

    Theme

    The work of the 2017 inaugural cohort will be themed around education's role in strengthening democracy and developing engaged citizens. Although each participant will bring diverse interests and experiences, the theme will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate, strategize, and make progress within the context of education. By working within this common theme, participants will contribute to the collective learning of the group while pursuing solutions to their unique challenges and focusing on their personal leadership development. For instance, while one participant in the certificate program could be engaged in environmental issues and another in food justice, both will explore and implement innovative ideas within broader theme of education.

    Click on the post for more information.

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    New Summer Course Available: ENGL120 - Cinema and Culture

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    New Summer Course: BIOS 431 with Dr. Katherine Warpeha!

  • The images include the logo from the FACE Foundation which funded my grant to teach the program and the program includes a group of students who visited Paris on the Study Abroad internships when live exchange was possible to inspire current students to travel virtually.

    Summer Course Opportunity: Psychology 394 (Transitioning to a Virtual Exchange) with Dr. Kathryn Engel

  • Public Health Course for Fall – Pre-Health Students Take Note

  • Fall 2020 EPSY 242 "Introduction to Sexuality Development Across the Lifespan" seats available--gen ed credit!

  • HON 201: The Politics of Public Space

    Are all public spaces inclusive—that is, are they equally accessible to people of different race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and ability? This course challenges students’ understanding of their environment by using the UIC Library as a site of analysis. This course will run in tandem with a course at Northwestern University as part of the new Chicago Local Online Collaborative Course project, an iteration of a Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC) which is a feminist response to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) model. In addition to communicating via online methods, students from both universities will come together at UIC at the end of the term to discuss their findings at each institution’s library. For more information on MOOCs and DOCCs, visit: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/docc2013/ 

    The class meets Wednesdays from 10 - 10:50am and is taught by Professor Moreno.  The class is one credit hour, graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.  View more details here: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf

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    All Honors students are encouraged to take Honors Seminars to explore areas of interest and learn about new topics. To view a full list of Honors Seminar offerings for Spring 2015, visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf.

  • HON 201: Water: The Matrix of Life

    The properties of water, its fundamental structure, its behavior as a solvent, its importance in biological systems and some interesting physics. We will also examine societal concerns related to water and its chemistry.

    The class meets Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm and is taught by Professor Woodbury.  The class is one credit hour, graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.  View more details here: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf

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    To view a full list of Honors Seminar offerings for Spring 2015, visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf.  We encourage Honors students to take Honors Seminars to fulfill your Honors Activity for Spring 2015 (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors not working on Capstones) or just to explore areas of interest and learn about new topics. 

  • Global Asian Studies Seminar with Internship Opportunity

  • LAS Intercollege Transfer Process

  • POLS European Courses

  • HON 201: Literary Hell: Comparative Narratives of Descent

    HON 201 Literary Hell: Comparative Narratives of Descent - 1 credit hour
    CRN: 13760,  3:00 – 3:50 Wednesdays, Taught by R. Ryder

    Representations of the underworld can be found throughout both Eastern and Western literary traditions, and not all of them conform to the typical notion of a place of torment and damnation, fire and brimstone. This course will focus on “underworld literature,” those texts that do not necessarily depict Hell – although some certainly do – but which are nevertheless deeply concerned with what lies under the surface of the Earth. Beginning with Plato’s cave, we will continue with different textual representations of the underworld, from the Orpheus myth and Dante’s Inferno to the texts of Milton, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jules Verne, Dostoevsky, H. G. Wells and Sartre, among others. We will also consider the depiction of Hell and the underworld in films such as Scorsese’s Apocalypse Now and comics like Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. We will consider not only the ways in which the underworld is determined by the political, historical, and spiritual circumstances of this world, but also what promises and punishments the underworld has to offer beyond the world in which we live.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! Remember that taking an Honors course can fulfill your Honors Activity requirement. Or if you already have an idea about what to do for your Honors activity, consider taking these exciting courses for your personal growth and enrichment! 

  • Field Course in Computational Ecology (including fieldwork in Kenya), Info Session Mon. 10/20

    Announcing Field Computational Ecology course.
    Information meeting Monday, October 20, 6pm in 1127 SEO

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    Field Course in Computational Population Biology
    Spring 2015 (with preparation starting in November 2014)


    Instructors:
    Tanya Berger-Wolf (UIC),
    Daniel Rubenstein (Princeton),
    Iain Couzin (Max Planck Institute)

    A unique highly integrated field course is offered partially in Kenya (at the Mpala Research Centre) where biology and engineering students will work with faculty in both disciplines to learn how to ask questions, frame hypotheses and understand how and why the disciplines and cultures do this differently. The course will begin with background preparation in November-December where students learn the key concepts and approaches from biology, computer science and engineering. The initial interdisciplinary orientation will be followed by a research project in the field. The on-location course January 5-23 will be followed up throughout the semester culminating in a conference of student presentations.

    Fall lectures will cover a range of topics in computer science and ecology:
    *Introduction to population biology and ecology
    *Behavioral ecology and social interactions
    *Computational thinking
    *Data science
    *Network analysis

    The 2012 course is available at
    http://compbio.cs.uic.edu/~tanya/teaching/KenyaCourse.html

    The course is appropriate for upper level undergraduate students.
    --
    Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    compbio.cs.uic.edu/~tanya
    tanyabw@uic.edu 

  • Limited space available in HON 294: Leadership: A Skill to be Learned and Earned!

    HON 294: "Leadership: A Skill to be Learned and Earned" 

    --TR, 9:30-10:45 (3 hrs; CRN: 35117)

    **Leadership is one key to your success in life, and developing your leadership qualities constitutes an ever-important task, regardless of what career you choose.

    **You will meet local leaders from diverse industries to learn from their insight and experience. 

    **You will learn to integrate theories with practice from Prof. Bill Kohler, a great professor from Managerial Studies!

  • New Summer 2020 Education course--CI 494 "Curriculum of Life and COVID-19: Disparities, Resilience, and Educational Renewal"

  • New "Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers" Class Offered this Fall

  • HON 201: Climate Change: Acceptance and Denial

    What risks does human-induced climate change bring to civilization and how people talk and conceive such risks? This seminar explores the realities and uncertainties of climate science by reading Mann’s book, and discusses plausible scientific, media, business and political critiques of climate-change research and its implications.

    The class meets Thursdays from 11 - 11:50am and is taught by Professor Howe.  The class is one credit hour, graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.  View more details here: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf

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    To view a full list of Honors Seminar offerings for Spring 2015, visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf.  We encourage Honors students to take Honors Seminars to fulfill your Honors Activity for Spring 2015 (For sophomores, juniors, and seniors not working on Capstones) or just to explore areas of interest and learn about new topics. 

  • HON 201: The Anthropocene and the Sixth Extinction: Human Impact on Earth’s Natural Systems

    With the dramatic increase of extinction rates among diverse groups of organisms, it has been suggested that we are now in a new part of the geological time scale, informally designated the Anthropocene. This seminar examines the arguments on Anthropocene with a particular focus on the Sixth Extinction, including a review of and comparison with of the “Big Five” extinctions of the fossil record. The class also examines the ethics and technology of “de-extinction” and efforts to protect endangered species.

    The class meets Wednesdays from 2:00 - 2:50 pm and is taught by Professor Plotnick.  The class is one credit hour, graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.  View more details here: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf

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    To view a full list of Honors Seminar offerings for Spring 2015, visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf.  We encourage Honors students to take Honors Seminars to fulfill your Honors Activity for Spring 2015 (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors not working on Capstones) or just to explore areas of interest and learn about new topics. 

  • New Spring 2018 Anthropology Courses: "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development" & "Fossil Humans"

  • The War that Made Today: HON 201 Seminars this Fall Examine the Lasting Global Impact of World War

  • Beach cleanup: An intro to UIC Freshwater Lab, Wed. 9/16

    A beach cleanup Sept. 16 will not only improve a bit of the Chicago lakefront but serve as an introduction to the new UIC Freshwater Lab course.

    Starting next spring, the course will offer students the opportunity to learn about and do projects on freshwater sources like Lake Michigan.

    For the beach cleanup, volunteers can bike together from Science and Engineering South to 12th Street Beach, leaving at 2:45 p.m., or meet at the beach, near the Red Line and Roosevelt bus stops, at 3:30 p.m.

    A pizza party with live music, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, will follow at 4:45 p.m. RSVP by today at uicfreshwaterlab@gmail.com

    The volunteers will hear about the Freshwater Lab course, offered through the English, history and public policy departments.

    It is sponsored by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities on the Urbana-Champaign campus and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    “At this time of the California drought and other pressing water issues, we want to look at the relationship between Chicago and the Great Lakes and issues of access, conservation and management,” said Rachel Havrelock, assistant professor of English, who will teach the course.

    Class members will visit the aquarium, foundations, the Friends of the Chicago River and other water-related institutions.

    “We’ll go out and see the sites and meet the players,” Havrelock said.

    Students will come up with a project — “build a website, do an art show, invent a filtration system” — to present at a mini-conference at the end of the semester, she said.

    Their work will be judged by professionals, government officials and academics.

  • HON 201: Race and Ethnicity on the American Stage

    How are issues of race and ethnicity represented on select theater performances from the Civil War era to the present? This seminar views theater as public form to examine how it addresses conflicts and cultural division and inspire responses.

    The class meets Tuesdays from 9:30 - 10:45 am and is taught by Professor McDermott.  The class is one credit hour, graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.  View more details here: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf

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    To view a full list of Honors Seminar offerings for Spring 2015, visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf.  We encourage Honors students to take Honors Seminars to fulfill your Honors Activity for Spring 2015 (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors not working on Capstones) or just to explore areas of interest and learn about new topics.