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  • 10th Annual Minority Health Conference – April 24

  • 11th Annual Illinois Latino Law School Association Forum, Sat. 3/1

    The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, IL)

    11th Annual Illinois Latino Law Student Association Forum

    Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Time: 8:00 am–6:00 pm
    Location: The John Marshall Law School

    The forum is designed to encourage more Latinos/as to consider the field of law as a career choice by exposing Illinois high school and college students to the benefits of a legal career. This forum is offered at no cost to participating students, and it provides these young men and women with an opportunity to learn, socialize, and network with Latino/a law students and professionals from all over Illinois. The forum includes panel discussions, admission and financial aid workshops, a mock torts class, and a mock trial. During lunch, participants receive an inspirational and informative message from the forum's keynote speaker. Afterward, participants are provided with information about law and legal education, as well as opportunities to personally meet and network with Latino/a law students, attorneys, judges, and elected officials. The annual Illinois Latino Law Student Association Forum is one of the few events in Illinois that unites the legal community to promote the increase of Latino/a student representation within our law schools.

    Register here:  

    Contact Brian Martinez a with questions.

  • 16th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair (10/22)

  • 1st Annual Polish Poetry Translation Contest, Due Mon. 11/24

    The Hejna Fund for Polish Studies is excited to announce the 1st Annual Polish Poetry Translation Contest.  All levels of UIC Polish language and heritage students are welcome and have appropriate categories and monetary prizes will be awarded!!!! Through participating in this poetry translation contest, you have the opportunity to contribute to the literature by translating an un-translated Polish poem into English.  Translation submissions are due Monday, November 24th to

    Beginning Level, or less than 3 semesters of language study

    Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska's "Magnolia" & "Na ciepłej niebieskiej łące" ($75 award for best translation)

    Advanced Level, heritage speakers, or more than 5 semesters of language study

    Tadeusz Różewicz's "Poeta w czasie pisania" ($125 award for best translation)

    Graduate Level, graduate students of all language levels

    Bolesław Leśmian's "Południe" ($250 award for best translation)

    We will announce the winners and award prizes at a reception on Wednesday, December 3rd in 1501 University Hall, during the last week of this semester.  All participants and poetry enthusiasts are welcome at the reception!

    Please see the attached flyer for more information as well as our website: (under the Events tab) for pdf versions of the Polish poems.

  • 1st Interfaith and Cultural Diversity Day, 3/13

  • 2014-15 UIC Student Elections, Vote Online on 3/12 and 3/13

    The annual UIC Student Elections are being held on March 12 and 13 at to elect the Undergraduate Student Government President and the Student Member of the UI Board of Trustees. The Honors College does not endorse any particular candidate for these elections, but encourages you to exercise your voice and vote for the candidate of your choosing in the election.  Learn more about each candidate's platform and how to vote here:  If you have questions or concerns, please contact

  • 2014 National Student Issues Convention, Fri. 10/31

    Students, what's important to you?

    Jobs, Student Loan Debt, Public Education, Healthcare, Immigration, Marriage Equality, Veterans Support...

    Add your voice to this pre-kickoff event for Student Advocacy Week! 

  • 2014 Student Research Forum – Submissions Due March 24

    Are you looking for an opportunity to present your Honors Capstone project or other undergraduate research project?

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 8, 2014. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. In addition to awards in the above categories, awards will be given to the top student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability.

    To participate in the event, you will need to submit a one-page abstract by 9:00AM, Monday, March 24, 2014. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website.

  • 2014 UIC Urban Forum: The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy, Thurs. 9/18

    Registration is now open!

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the 2014 Urban Forum: The Return of the NEIGHBORHOOD as an Urban Strategy

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    8:45 AM - 4:45 PM

    UIC Forum

    725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 For tickets and the Forum agenda, please visit:

    Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty and students with valid ID. Tickets are $25 for the general public.

    Registration required for all guests. Lunch will be provided.

    Questions? Email

    Follow the Forum on Facebook at /UICUrbanForum and Twitter at @UIC_UrbanForum.

    Metropolitan regions are a complex web of activities, systems and networks, of people, businesses, and capital, and of commercial, industrial and residential areas. The strength, value, welfare and resilience of cities and metropolitan regions reflect their core building blocks, namely, their neighborhoods. Sustainable capital and societal investments in people and firms at the neighborhood level—from micro-enterprises to factories, from social spaces for collective and social action to private facilities, from affordable housing and safety to gated communities, from accessible jobs and transportation to opportunities for growth and development, from public education in the neighborhood to cooperative, charter and private education—reflect contested and diffuse paths to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, households and neighborhoods.

    The 2014 UIC Urban Forum will engage policymakers, researchers, public intellectuals and citizens in a dynamic discussion and debate about the broad issues surrounding the role neighborhoods can and do play in building strong, livable urban regions.


    Toni Preckwinkle
    President, Cook County Board

    Susana Vasquez
    Executive Director, LISC Chicago

    Paula Allen-Meares
    Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 2014 Urban Medicinal Plant Garden Walk and Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture at UIC College of Pharmacy

    2014 Garden Walk and Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    UIC College of Pharmacy
    833 S. Wood St., Rm. 32, Chicago

    Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2014 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.

    The day will feature a keynote lecture by Memory Elvin-Lewis, Ph.D. on "Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforests in Northern South America" and tours of the garden. The garden is open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.


    10 a.m. to Noon. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
    Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

    Noon-1:20 p.m. Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture

    Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforests in Northern South America
    Speaker: Memory Elvin-Lewis, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
    Location: Room 32, COP

    1:30-3 p.m. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
    Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

    Please contact Deb Fox at, if you have any questions or wish to attend this program.

  • 2015 Chicago Disability Studies Conference, Fri. 3/13

    Friday, March 13, 9am - 3pm, UIC Student Center East Room 605

    A one-day interdisciplinary conference taking up the issues of power, disability, justice, and coalitions.

    This event is free and open to the public thanks to these co-sponsors:

    The Disability Studies Student Council
    UIC Department of Disability and Human Development
    UIC Department of English
    UIC Department of Gender and Women's Studies
    UIC Disability Resource Center

    Click on the post for a full schedule.  Learn more at

  • 2015 Lavender Graduation, Wed. 4/29

    The UIC Gender and Sexuality Center is hosting the 20th annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony. This year's event will take place on Wednesday, April 29th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the UIC Forum. The event will feature welcome remarks from Interim Provost Gislason, a year-end review from the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People and Allies, a keynote address from Angelica Ross, founder and CEO of Trans Tech Social Enterprises, and the presentation of this year's graduates followed by dinner at 6:30 and entertainment to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

    Lavender Graduation recognizes that barriers exist for LGBTQ people navigating higher education and the event celebrates the academic and personal achievements of LGBTQ and Allied students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at UIC.

    The registration links for graduates and guests are live on the Gender and Sexuality Center's website on the event page. Below is the guests RSVP link.

  • 2015 LUNA (Latinos Uniting and Networking for Advancement) Reception, Wed. 4/29

    The LUNA reception is an annual event hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Students interested in networking with students and professionals in the Latino community can visit the following registration site:

    This event will be held on April 29, 2015 at the Hotel Palomar, Gallery Ballroom, 505 N. State St., Chicago, IL from 6:00pm- 9:00pm.

    For more information please contact: Karina Romo,

  • 2015 UIC Recent Graduate Job Fair, Thurs. 6/18

    UIC is hosting the 2015 Recent Graduate Job Fair!

    The event will be held on Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. at the UIC FORUM (725 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607). There will be over 60 employers present to discuss potential full-time and part-time inern positions. This event is free and open ONLY to UIC students and UIC alumni. Remember to dress professionally and bring resumes!

    For more details visit


  • 2015 UIC Urban Forum: Remaking the Urban Social Contract

    REMAKING THE URBAN SOCIAL CONTRACT: Health, Energy and the Environment September 17, 2015 The politically tumultuous 1960s and early 1970s in the U.S. resulted in national, state and local governments promulgating policies designed to address a host of societal issues, including a degrading environment (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act of 1969), unaffordable health care for the poor and elderly (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare in 1965), and energy conservation (e.g., fuel efficiency standards in 1975). Although a broad commitment to meet these societal issues created a broad social contract among the people, the contract is becoming unraveled and contested even as important advances in these three areas have been undertaken in the past decade.

    The challenges to the old social compact are most visibly played out in the nation's metropolitan regions, which generate 85% of the gross domestic product. Attacks on government regulation of health, energy and environment issues coupled with the recent contraction of the economy and challenges to the validity of sc ientific inquiry have created a political situation in which metropolitan regions and cities are grappling again with redefining, revising and remaking the social contract that prevailed for nearly half a century. With particular emphasis on the social contracts and political agreements on health, energy and environmental policies of the last 40-50 years, the 2015 UIC Urban Forum focuses on the substantive and philosophical shifts in the urban social contract and examines the remaking of urban social contracts today.


    White papers for the 2015 UIC Urban Forum: The Overview White Paper From its origin, the notion of social contract seems to be related to different features of the collective (public?), sometimes based on society and others in specific institutions. From Socrates' argument about the need to obey human law to ensure the organization and functioning of society to a critical contemporary understanding of social rules as possible instrument of social control, theories about the social contract have historically accompanied the philosophical and political debate about the role of state and the making of public policy. This paper suggests that the contemporary shift in the balance of political and economic power represents an opportunity to review social contract theories from the understanding of the changing role of the state in the rise of economic power (and urban policies). David Perry and Natalia Villamizar-Duarte, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.


    White Paper 1: The social contract on health issues William Kling and Emily Stiehl, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

    White Paper 2: The social contract on environmental issues Anthony Townsend, New York University

    White Paper 3: The social contract on energy issues Howard Learner, Environmental Law & Policy Center

    White Paper 4: NGOs, Governments, Private Providers of social and regulatory services. David McDonald, Queen's University


    For full abstracts on the white papers visit


  • 2016 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium-The Power of Story in Business Ethics

    What can stories, be they in novels or in film or in our own lives, teach us about the right way to do business? What can the humanities offer business ethics? Come hear Christopher Michaelson, the business ethics practitioner and professor who advises CEOs to read novels, UIC Professors Marya Schechtman and Bill Kohler, and a creative group of business leaders discuss the question:"How did I discover the right way for me to do business?'

    2016 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium

    The Power of Story in Business Ethics

    Please register at:

    UIC Illinois Rooms, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016


    10:00 AM Greeting:

    Albert Schorsch, III-Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics, St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC

    Invocation: Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, JCL, DD, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago


    10:15 AM Keynote:

    Christopher Michaelson

    David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Associate Professor, Ethics & Business Law, University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business

    (affiliations: NYU and PricewaterhouseCoopers)

    With audience discussion, and Response by:

    Marya SchechtmanProfessor, UIC Department of Philosophy, Associate Dean, UIC College of Liberal Art and Sciences


    11:45 AM Lunch (included in the price of admission)


    12:00 PM Lunch Panel: Stories: "How did I discover the right way for me to do business?"

    Moderator: Bill KohlerLecturer, Department of Managerial Studies, UIC College of Business Administration

    Kate Evert

    Founder and President, Commonwealth HR Consulting

    Suzanne Huspen

    Principal Advisor of Active Business Consultants, Executive Education Facilitator for The Kellogg School of Management, Customer Engagement Manager of Innovation Driven Marketing (IDM)

    Al Kagan

    Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas


    1:30 PM Colloquy All presenters, panelists, attendees.


    2:00 PM End


    UIC Students can attend for free. A limited number of free tickets are available to UIC faculty and staff on a first-come, first served basis. Please register at:

  • 2016 Involvement Fair, Wed. 8/31

    Each year, the Center for Student Involvement (formerly Campus Programs) hosts an annual "kick off" event for the students, faculty and staff of UIC, to celebrate not only the beginning of the school year, but also to introduce the campus to the many involvement opportunities in the surrounding community and the city. Involvement Fair will expose students to the diverse engagement opportunities available at UIC. Over 200 student organizations, university departments, and neighboring businesses will be on hand to greet and welcome students to campus.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lecture Center Quad


  • 2016 Lavender Research Forum at UIC: Call for Proposals

    The CCSLGBTQPA invites students and staff at ALL levels and areas of study to submit paper, poster, and presentation proposals for the Lavender Research Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

    Proposals are welcome from UIC students, UIC staff, community members and from students at other institutions. We invite proposals that span the spectrum of queer thought and academic disciplines, including the creative, visual, and performing arts. Proposals can focus on academic inquiry, skills-development, and/or creative performance/expression. This forum is an opportunity to present work, create community, and facilitate collaboration across disciplines and institutions.

    • The forum is a space to present papers and posters as well as artistic or creative contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays.

    • Proposals should be no more than 300 words and list presenter(s) name(s), key words regarding theme, field of study, and institutional affiliation (if any).

    • For creative pieces, proposals must also include description of A/V and/or other display needs as well as length of time and dimensions of space required to present the material.

    • Possible focus areas can include (but are not limited to): intersectionality, trans* and transgender identities and experiences, queer voices of color, role of social justice and activism in society, connections between media representations and treatment of LGBTQ people, queer-narratives of resilience, healthcare advocacy and health disparities, queering of immigration reform, and safer and inclusive education practices.


    Proposals should be sent to

    Rules for the 2016 Competition:

    1. Proposals may have more than one author or creator

    2. Author(s) and/or creator(s) may only submit one proposal for consideration

    3. Original research must have IRB approval

    4. All author(s) and/or creator(s) must be available to present their work at the Forum

    5. Paper submissions must follow these format and content guidelines:

    a. 10 pages maximum single space including references and appendices

    b. Cover page with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    c. Narrative including introduction, literature review, design, findings, and significance

    6. Creative pieces/contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays and posters must follow

    these format and content guidelines:

    a. Cover page, with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    b. Narrative including introduction, design process, and significance


    In addition to selection for presentation, a committee will rate presentations throughout the Forum. The two most highly rated UIC student presentations will be awarded monetary prizes at the end of the day. The 1st prize award is $500 and the 2nd Prize award is $300.

    Send questions and submissions to with subject line: Lavender Research Forum

    Once notified of acceptance, all final work must be submitted by Wednesday, April 9, 2016.

  • 2016 PhD Information Sessions-Jane Addams College of Social Work


    September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

    Learn more about the PhD Program at Jane Addams College of Social Work. The first information session is on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Second information session will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  

    Register at PhD Social Work Information Session-September. to attend in person or online.

  • 2016 SISE Applications Now Open

    The University of Illinois at Chicago presents the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

    In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

    The SISE Program

    The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals. From August 4-16, a diverse body of participants will engage a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability-related topics through daily presentations, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits, and networking opportunities with leading research institutions and companies in the digital technology and energy sectors. The issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Graduates leave as thoughtful and informed global citizens with a firm foundation and expanded network for careers in sustainability, energy, and smart technology and infrastructure.

    2016 Theme: Nexus

    Water and energy have long been thought of--and addressed as--two separate issues. With the advent of systems thinking, life cycle assessment, and similar strategies for interdisciplinary analysis, the connection between water and energy has only recently been fully acknowledged. This nexus will be challenged in the coming decades as a result of 1) a growing world population, 2) the need to cultivate more food, 3) a dwindling supply of available water resources, and 4) unforeseen disasters as result of climate change. It is important for energy and sustainability-minded professionals, and all future decision makers, to become fluent in the issues surrounding the nexus, and to work together to implement innovative solutions in the decades to come.SISE will 1) explore the relationship between energy and water with an eye towards environmental and agricultural impacts; 2) explore the the use of water, especially in energy extraction (fracking) and generation; and 3) highlight the role of the grid in energy issues, emphasizing three specific areas: smart grid, storage for the grid, and the distribution of energy. Participants will consider where the United States is to date, potential solutions, and obstacles and opportunities for each path moving forward.

    Now Accepting Applications

    Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. Participants can expect lodging for the duration of the 2-week program. Many participants will receive partial support for travel costs.Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2016), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply. An online application, a resume, and two letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2016. More information is provided on the SISE website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (, SISE Program Coordinator. 






  • 2016 Summer Course Preview now available!

    UIC Summer Session can be the resource students need to get ahead, catch up, finish in four.

    Check out the 2016 UIC Summer Session preview of courses now. The full course schedule will be available on January 19.

    The 2016 Summer Session dates are:

    4-week session: May 16 - June 10

    8-week session: June 13 - August 5

    Questions? Comments? Contact Natalie Kokorudz at 3-9075 or

  • 2016 Women’s Heritage Month Celebration at UIC

    The goal of our annual Women’s Heritage Month (WHM) celebration at UIC is to promote activities and lectures that engage and inform our community about the diverse roles and unique contributions of women in our community. A variety of departments and organizations throughout the UIC campus community are hosting a month long array of programs and events that have a strong common thread: they delve into and celebrate the lives and impact of women from a diversity of communities and cultures. This year the Women’s Leadership & Resource Center will be focusing its WHM programming around the impact of the prison industrial complex on woman-identified people.

    By centering UIC faculty, staff & student research and community involvement in this month-long program, we hope to provide a unified voice sharing Women’s Heritage Month activities and events to the campus community and beyond. Come join us!

    Be sure to check out all the wonderful events scheduled for this week of Women's Heritage Month and the weeks ahead at

    Questions?  Contact


  • 2017 Chicago Disability Studies Conference: Disability and Violence - April 7th

  • 2017 Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair – Thurs. 10/19 at 3pm

  • 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) - Reminder for First-Years and Seniors!

  • 2017 Women's Heritage Month Event Tonight (3/10) and Monday, March 13!

  • 2018 Asian American Awareness Month Connections Mixer featuring Dante Basco – April 5

  • 2018 Chicago Disability Studies Conference – Accepting Proposals until Feb 23

  • 2018 Lavender Graduation – May 4

  • 2018 LeaderShape Institute – Applications Deadline Extended: April 20

  • 2019 LeaderShape Institute – Extended Application Deadline: May 1

  • 2019 Spring Leadership Conference – Sign-up Deadline: Feb 9

  • 2019 UIC Impact and Research Day – Registration Deadline: April 1

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    2021 Student Campus Capitol Connections Virtual Event (4/27-4/30)

  • 2022 Chancellor UIC Holiday Card Design - 11/04

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    2022 Student Leadership Conference Registration - Deadline Feb. 9th

  • 25 Years of German Unity Campus Week and Video Essay/Blog Contest! Nov. 2-6

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of Germany's reunification. On October 3, 1990, East Germany and West Germany reunited—after four decades of division—to form a single nation.

    Please join us for the following special events. All are free and open to the public.


    VI. Video Essay/Blog contest: Cold Wars: Old and New

    On the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall last year, Mr. Gorbachev made the following statement: “The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s already begun.” In light of the current Ukraine crisis, such a statement appears obvious, even inevitable. But Cold Wars are not limited to Europe: the divide between North and South Korea originally grew out of the tense atmosphere that characterized Cold War politics. And in May 2015, China accused the US of fostering a Cold War mentality in a Washington report by the US Department of Defense about China’s lack of transparency.

    What can we learn about ending the Cold War mindset from the reunification of Germany 25 years ago? Is such a mindset inevitable and inescapable? Or might we be able to avoid such a mindset in our foreign policy today? If so, how?

    This video essay/blog contest asks you compare contemporary examples of new Cold Wars with the (apparent) end of the Cold War in Germany 25 year ago and relate what people and countries can do to make a difference today.



    UIC Germanic Studies

    German Information Center USA

    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Washington

    For more information visit:

  • 3rd Annual First-Generation Celebration at UIC! (11/8)

  • 3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Day Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

    The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program and other local groups, is pleased to sponsor UIC’s 3rd annual Women’s Health Research Day to promote research and advance the understanding of new developments in women’s health. This half-day event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations. 

    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Where: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago


    To register for Women's Health Research Day, visit:

    Questions? Contact Kris at

  • 3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Day, Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

    The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program and other local groups, is pleased to sponsor UIC’s 3rd annual Women’s Health Research Day to promote research and advance the understanding of new developments in women’s health. This half-day event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations.

    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Where: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Call for Abstracts: Students, fellows, staff, and faculty are invited present a poster on women’s health or sex/gender differences research. Monetary prizes will be awarded for top posters. Additionally, a multidisciplinary team science prize, sponsored by the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, will be awarded to the presenter of the top clinical-translational science poster. Abstracts are due on Monday, March 21, 2016.

    This year’s theme is “Every Cell Has a Sex.” Up to two abstracts that best exemplify this theme will be invited to present 5-minute “data blitz” presentations prior to the keynote address.

    For abstract guidelines and to submit an abstract, visit:

    Registration: Advance registration required. Visit: to register.

    Keynote speaker:

    Teresa Woodruff, PhD

    Director, Women’s Health Research Institute

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Dr. Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility. She now heads the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across the country.  She founded and directs the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA), one of several high school outreach programs that engages girls in basic and medical sciences, and developed the concept for a National Physicians Cooperative in Oncofertility (NPC) in order to link medical practices interested in fertilitypreservation protocols. Dr. Woodruff also serves as the founding director of the Women's Health Research Institute, which has as its mission ‘science to care’ and ensuring that sex and gender are part of the research mission.  Because of her work in inclusion, she was recently interviewed by Leslie Stahl and was highlighted on a 60 Minutes report and has written extensively on inclusion of sex and gender in science and medicine (PNAS, Nature). She was named to the Time Magazine 2013 list of the World’s Most Influential People as the only scientist on the list and was voted 112th. Dr. Woodruff was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring in an oval office ceremony (2011) and her other awards include the Beacon Award from Frontiers in Reproduction (2013), the Women in Science Award from the Weitzman Institute (2012), and an Alumni Association Merit Award from Northwestern (2012). In addition to her academic stewardship, she also served as the President of the Endocrine Society from 2013-2014. Dr. Woodruff leads a large group of scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, visiting scholars and technicians who together make up the Woodruff Lab.  Members of the lab are making important breakthroughs in follicle biology, oocyte quality and translating this work to patients.


    For more information about Women’s Health Research Day, please contact Kris Zimmermann at or 312.413.4251.


    UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

  • 41st Annual UIC Fall Diversity Career Fair – Sept 27

  • 43rd Annual UIC Diversity Virtual Career Fair (9/24)

  • 4th Annual UIC Women's Health Research Day: Translating Research into Policy - From Reproductive Health to Reproductive Justice

  • 4th Annual Urban Innovation Symposium, Fri.1/31

    Join the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association for a day-long event focusing on how cities can be revitalized and repurposed through design and innovative strategies to create more sustainable urban areas. Presenters from across the region will provide insights into cutting-edge ideas in the realms of physical planning, design, housing, and economic development.  More information can be found at

  • 6th Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference, Fri. 2/28

    6th Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference

    Where: University of Illinois at Chicago - Student Center West - 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

    When: Friday, February 28, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Why: The Minority Health in the Midwest Conference is a day-long event featuring talks from prominent health leaders, workshop sessions, and poster presentations from students and professionals. This conference provides a forum for emerging scholars, community leaders, and researchers to work together in the common goal of eliminating health disparities in underserved populations and communities of color.  Join us as we explore new ideas and innovative strategies to bridge the gap in healthcare quality, access, and outcomes created by racial, ethnic, and social discrimination.

    There is no fee for attendance, but registration is required.

    Deadline to register: Sunday, February 23, 2014

    To register, use this link:

    Our website:


    The 6th Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference is brought to you by Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health in collaboration with the Urban Health and Diversity Program, the UIC School of Public Health, and the Student Activities Funding Committee.  The conference is held in conjunction with the 35th Annual Minority Health Conference hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health.  The statements, opinions, and ideas conveyed in this program do not necessarily express the position of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • 8th Annual Women in Business Conference - Register by 3/4

  • 9th Annual UIC Day of Service – Register by March 29

  • 9th Annual UIC Minority Health Conference – Feb 22

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    AAAN Fall Open House

  • AAAN's Black Professional Roundtable Discussion (10/15)