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  • 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.

  • 1st Annual Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition, Submissions due 12/5

    Screenplay competition

    HKD Productions is currently accepting submissions of screenplays for the 1st Annual Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition. The first prize award winner will receive $200, second place will receive $100, and third will receive $50.

    The regular deadline to apply is December 15th, 2015.

    Attached is a flyer with more information.

    All submissions are through Film Freeway and Withoutabox.

    If you have any questions regarding this email or the contest in general, please contact the Lead Coordinator, Jon Rizik, at

    Applicants can visit the website at for additional information.


  • 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.

  • 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant for Photojournalism Project, Deadline 6/30

    The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women.

    The Foundation invites proposals from any photojournalist anywhere in the world. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014.

    Learn more here:

  • 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, Apply by 11/12

    The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

    The CLS Program is a fully-funded overseas summer  language program for American undergraduate and graduate students.  Participants spend a summer overseas, engaged in intensive language studies.

    The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

    The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

    To apply:

    Due: November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST*

    Full eligibility and application information:

    ::: Interested? Contact Sheena Miller at ::::

    CLS Facebook page:

    Questions? Contact CLS 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 Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Team Challenge

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the “Novel, Innovative Tools to Increase Public Awareness and Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge” to help address the lack of awareness about sickle cell disease and its associated complications and to improve successful implementation of effective interventions for sickle cell disease (SCD) in real world settings.

    Through this Challenge, the NHLBI is challenging undergraduate students to create novel, innovativeinformation dissemination tools that may be used to increase the general public’s awareness of SCD, provide information on SCDand its complications (particularly pain) to individuals, caregivers, families, and communities affected by SCD in an easilycomprehensible manner and that may lead to rapid and sustained adoption of effective interventions for SCD in real worldsettings.  Read more about the challenge in the attached document. Submissions are due March 7.

    This Challenge is open to any “Student Team”, defined as a group of at least 3 and not more than 5 individuals each of whom is at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing abachelor’s or associates degree.The Student Team must also be trans-disciplinary, that is, composed of undergraduate students from diverse disciplines such as fine arts, performing arts, humanities, psychology, science, engineering, graphic design, IT (hardware, software), mathematics, statistics, environmental science, computational modeling and others.

    If you are interested in participating on a student team or helping to form a student team to participate in this challenge, please contact Dr. Robert Molokie, physician and instructor in the Department of Medicine, at  He is willing to serve as the faculty advisor for the team.

  • 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 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. 






  • 25th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry, Submit by Thurs., 10/1

    25th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry

    Not Just Any Contest!

    Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series.

    $5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Poetry | $5,000 Essay  

    DEADLINE: October 1, 2015

    Submit online now or download the entry form (PDF) for print submissions.

    Interested in reading a past Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize winner? Check out the essays “Big Jim,” “Letters to David,” and “My Thai Girlfriends” on textBOX, The Missouri Review‘s free online anthology:

    Complete Guidelines

    (No other information is needed to enter)

    Page restrictions: Please include no more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages in total. Each story, essay, or group of poems constitutes one entry.

    Entry fee: $20 for each entry (make checks payable to The Missouri Review). Each fee entitles the entrant to a one-year subscription toTMR in print or digital format (for a free sample of a digital issue, go here!), an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please enclose a complete address for subscriptions.

    Entry instructions (for mailed entries): Include the printable contest entry form. On the first page of each submission, include author’s name, address, e-mail and telephone number. Entries must be previously unpublished and will not be returned. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask for immediate notification if the piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Mark the outside of the envelope “Fiction,” “Essay,” or “Poetry.” Each entry in a separate category must be mailed in a separate envelope. Enclose a #10 SASE or e-mail address for an announcement of winners. Entries will not be returned.

    Eligibility: Previous winners of the Editors’ Prize and previous employees of TMR are ineligible. Previous finalists, however, may enter again.

    Mailing address:Missouri Review Editors’ Prize357 McReynolds HallUniversity of MissouriColumbia, MO 65211

    What Are You Waiting For? Enter Online Now!

    Download the entry form for print submissions.

    The winners will be announced in January 2016.

    Full details at If you have any questions regarding the Editors’ Prize Contest, please feel free to e-mail us at:

  • AAMC Fee Assistance Program for Pre-Med Students

    The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam, apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application, and more. All information regarding the Fee Assistance Program, including the 2016 application guide, eligibility criteria, and full benefits package, is available on the AAMC Student Hub:

  • A Call to Action on Tax Reform Bills

  • Advising/Networking Opportunity for Pre-Medical Students

    Attention pre-medical students with an interest in technology, health information sciences and entrepreneurship:

    A leader in this area has offered to long-distance/virtually advise a small group of UIC Honors College pre- medical students seriously considering a career in this direction. (He is based in New York City.) Check out these websites and if they interest you, email Associate Dean Sara Hall with a brief statement of interest and your resume and/or an example of a project or classwork in this direction. Her email address is Use the subject line HEALTH 2.0.

    Click on the post to read more.

  • AICGS New Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities: Giving Voice to Future Leaders, Apply by Wed. 4/15

    AICGS is pleased to announce its inaugural German-American youth exchange program on the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation.” AICGS is recruiting twenty young leaders from academia, media, business, politics, and society with little or no experience with transatlantic relations for seminars and site visits in Washington and Berlin. This program is generously funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) (Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with Funds through the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWI)).

    This innovative program will establish new connections between communities growing principally from an immigration background and address common challenges of integration such as unemployment, political and societal leadership, and international engagement. Project participants will include a core group of young leaders for intensive discussions and also interaction with the broader community of experts and advocates focused on issues of immigration, integration, and cross-cultural understanding.


    AICGS has two primary objectives for the program: (1) to deepen public understanding of the issues and concerns of the largest populations in Germany and the United States with an immigration background; (2) and to build and sustain a network of young leaders committed to transatlantic relations.

    Activities comprise a conference and site visits in both cities. Participants at the conference will engage in small groups and interact with leading experts from minority umbrella organizations, government, research institutions, and political foundations. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit other institutions including cultural/historical sites, offices of elected representatives, and non-profit associations that focus on issues of the underrepresented.

    Participants are required to take part in both seminars. The first takes place in Washington, DC from October 11-15, 2015 and the second in Berlin from May 1-4, 2016. Travel, accommodation, and most meals will be provided for the participants by AICGS.

  • AICGS’ New Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Diversity, Apply by 5/15

    AICGS’ New Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Diversity

    AICGS is pleased to announce the continuation of its German-American youth exchange program on the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation,” which was inaugurated in 2015. For 2016/17, AICGS is recruiting twenty young leaders from academia, media, business, politics, and society with little or no experience with transatlantic relations for seminars and site visits in Washington and Berlin. This program is generously funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) (Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with Funds through the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWI)).

    This innovative program will establish new connections between communities that have grown principally from an immigration background, and address common challenges of immigration and integration, such as discrimination, employment, political and societal leadership, education, and international engagement. Project participants will include a core group of young leaders for engagement in intensive discussions, and a broader community of experts and advocates for interaction focused on issues of immigration, integration, and cross-cultural understanding.


    AICGS has two primary objectives for the program: (1) to deepen public understanding of the issues and concerns of the largest populations in Germany and the United States that have an immigration background; and (2) to build and sustain a network of young leaders committed to transatlantic relations.

    Activities comprise a seminar and site visits in both cities over the course of 4-5 days. Participants at the seminar will engage in small groups and interact with leading experts from umbrella organizations dealing with immigration and integration, government, research institutions, and political foundations. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit other institutions, including cultural/historical sites, offices of elected representatives, and non-profit associations that focus on issues of the underrepresented.

    Selected participants are required to take part in both sets of events. The first takes place in Washington, DC from October 16-21, 2016 and the second in Berlin from May 7-12, 2017. Travel, accommodation, and most meals will be provided for the participants by AICGS.


    Selection is based on a competitive application process. Up to a maximum of ten applicants from the US and ten from Germany (ages 20-30 only) will be invited to participate in the program.

    Individuals’ qualifications and willingness to engage in all aspects of the program will be the primary criteria for evaluation by AICGS staff. The participants should ideally have little to no experience with transatlantic relations. AICGS in particular encourages applications from the two largest populations that have an immigration background in the United States and Germany: young Hispanic-Americans, and young Germans with roots in Turkey. Candidates need not themselves be immigrants.

    Applications are due by May 15, 2016. Prospective participants must provide the following application materials: • a one-page cover letter detailing the applicant’s interest in the program • a current CV • two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)

    Fluency in English is mandatory. Please send application materials and/or questions about the program to Ms. Susanne Dieper, Director of Administration and Grants Management at

    About AICGS

    AICGS is a Washington-based, independent, non-profit public policy organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University that works in Germany and the United States to address current and emerging policy challenges in the German-American and transatlantic relationships, and Germany’s role in global affairs.

  • Aisthesis 2018: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 15

  • All Students Should Switch Email to UIC Gmail Account

    Over the past few weeks, ACCC has been contacting students to change their email accounts to comply with the new UIC email policy.

    The new email policy requires all students to retrieve their "" email via UIC Gmail (

    Previously, students were allowed to route messages sent to their "" address to non-UIC email services such as Yahoo, Hotmail, and personal Gmail accounts. By requiring all students to use UIC Gmail for campus email, we can provide better, more reliable service and ensure that email is delivered.

    We understand that this change is an inconvenience, and so we have extended the deadline for changing email routing. Students who have not yet updated their email accounts will continue to be contacted by email. In the meantime, students can check to see if they need to update their settings and complete the update by logging into our UIC Gmail migration page: .

    For more information about this change, please look at the NEWS section of the ACCC web site for the item, "Disabling off-campus email routing for students" or visit .

    If you have questions or need help making these changes, please contact our helpdesk at or 312-413-0003.

  • American Physiological Society Video Contest, Deadline 12/15

    Hey videographers, start thinking about your video submission for APS Presents…Phantastic Physiology Voyage: "Function Follows Form" video contest! Open to undergrad and grad students. 1st place winner(s) will also receive additional funding to support travel-related expenses to attend EB (NEW). Application deadline: Dec. 15th.

  • Application for Yiddish Book Center Fellowship and Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Due Mon 01/09

    The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for two education programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2017-18 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. 

    The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an intensive seven-week course in Yiddish language and culture for college students. The program offers a beginner track for students with no previous Yiddish experience and an intermediate track for those who have completed one year of Yiddish. In addition to their classes, students take part in cultural and social activities, including film screenings, concerts, workshops, and a trip to New York City. Beginner students take a course in Central and Eastern European Yiddish history, literature, and culture, while intermediate students work as interns on the Center’s major projects, including translation and oral history.

    All Steiner students receive full-tuition scholarships. Intermediate students also receive free housing and a $1,000 internship stipend. All participants are eligible to receive college credits through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    The 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 4 to July 21. Applications are due by February 6, 2017. For more information, visit

    The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff. 

    Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.

    Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. The next Fellowship Program runs from September 2017 to August 2018. Applications are due by January 9. For more information, visit

  • Applications for 2016 Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Apply by 2/23 or 2/26

    The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.  Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include:

    AIFS Summer Institute with Globe Education

    Durham University Summer Institute

    King's College London Summer Institute

    Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute

    Scotland Summer Institute 

    University of Bristol Summer Institute 

    University of Exeter Summer Institute 

    Wales Summer Institute

    To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

    be a US citizen and possess a US passport;be at least 18 years old;have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

    The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.Please Note: There have been two changes made to this year’s application process.

    Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7All references must be submitted online (applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can the online reference letter form)

    Deadlines for 2016 are:  23 February or 26 February, 2016 – depending on the Institute. Each Programme also varies in duration, from three to six weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.  

    Please let us know if there is a more up-to-date or appropriate contact for your university. Valerie SchreinerProgramme Manager

    Further UK Summer Institute information: 

     Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at

  • Apply for membership on Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities- MAY 1, 2015

    The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) is seeking new members for the upcoming academic year August 2015 to July 2016. Our Mission is to promote empowerment and inclusion of students, faculty and staff with disabilities at UIC. The Committee recognizes that people with disabilities are a diverse group, including individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities.

    The CCSPD provides a forum for discussion and assessment of disability-related issues that are relevant for the campus and the larger community. In addition, the CCSPD advises the Chancellor and other administrative units and makes recommendations on disability-related issues, policies, services, attitudes and practices on campus. This mission is motivated by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to the university.

    We are seeking candidates from all aspects of campus: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. We seek candidates that have an eagerness to promote the mission of our committee coupled with a strong desire to learn from others.

    If you are interested in serving on the CCSPD please send an email message describing why you would like to be a part of the CCSPD, your skills, background, and how disability-related experiences have shaped your desire to get involved. Please email your cover letter to: Please include "CCSPD Membership" in the subject line. Deadline: As soon as possible For full consideration, please send your email message by May 1.

  • Apply to be a Student Orientation Leader, Due 1/25

    The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university.

    This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer.

    Looking to gain professional experience? Looking for a paid position? Want to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 will be available as of Monday, January 16th.

    As a SOL, you will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 2 applications are due January 25th, and you can access the application at

  • A thank you to Dean Bottoms

    During six years as dean and one year as interim dean, Bette L. Bottoms, Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Psychology, has led phenomenal growth and change in the Honors College, positioning it as a national leader in honors education and a campus model for student success. It is therefore with reluctance that I write to announce that she has decided to leave the dean position effective August 1 to continue her role as a faculty member...  (Click on the post to read more.)

    Eric A. Gislason
    Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Attend Dominican University's Graduate Open House on 9/28

  • The flyer is different shades of green. There is a green QR code that is linked to a LinkTree account, on which additional websites associated with The Sixth Festival can be accessed. There is a black, white, and green logo for the festival that integrates the phrase "6th fest" with the phrase "end the silence." There is an image of two people on their knees holding the earth up together.

    Attend Free Events at The Sixth Festival, an Inaugural Climate Festival! (Starting 4/22)

  • Audio Editing Project for “Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think Tank”

    Dr. Rooshey Hasnain's project called "Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think Tank" is seeking a college student interested in assisting with simple audio editing.
    The student would be merging, editing, and cutting out sections of the audio recordings that talk about a Vocational Rehabilitation fact sheet in different languages. The student will be given instructions as to what needs to be cut out at certain times, and what needs to be merged. 
    This would be a great opportunity for a student to enhance their resume by indicating that they were a part of the process for making language and disability accessible vocational rehabilitation fact sheets! 
    If you are interested or have questions, contact Raveena Kingra at
  • Be a PAP First Semester Mentor

    The PAP First Semester Mentor is designed to help PAP freshman have exposure to an exemplary role model and help them adjust to UIC with the help of a mentor through knowledge transfer. The benefits are practicing leadership skills, achieving a personal and professional satisfaction of helping fellow PAP, as well as getting recognition from peers, while having it count as a PAP activity for the Fall semester.

    The requirements for First Semester Mentors are: 

    *   Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

    *   Third or fourth year PAP student 

    *   Enjoy helping others 

    *   Positive attitude

    *   Submit an online questionnaire to be matched with a freshman.  

    *   Availability to meet assigned student once a month.

    *   Participate in mentor orientation on August 15th or August 31st from 3:30 to 4:30pm 

    *   Attend Mentor/Mentee Reception in September (date TBD)

    Please respond to Keila Valle:

  • Be a peer mentor for Women in Science and Engineering

    The Women in Science & Engineering program needs you to help mentor new UIC students. We are looking for continuing UIC women students in the following majors:

    Biological Sciences
    Chemical Engineering
    Computer Engineering
    Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Industrial Engineering
    Pre-Med (any major
    Engineering (any major)

    The WISE peer mentor program has seen success with the students who participate including a higher 6year graduation rate and higher final GPA than women who did not participate. Mentors are expected to meet with their mentee once a month in person and stay in touch between meetings. You can read more about our program at

    You can also use this opportunity as your Honors activity.

    Thank you,
    Veronica I. Arreola
    Director, Women in Science & Engineering

  • Become a Board Member of the Daley Library Student Advisory Board

    The Richard J. Daley Library is looking for students interested in a leadership opportunity in joining our Student Advisory Board and providing feedback as we improve our spaces and services in ways that are responsive to student needs. You don’t need to be a library “superuser.” You just need to be willing to lend the library your leadership skills to improve the academic experience of all UIC students.

    Board members consist of undergraduate students who will serve 2-year terms to provide advice and support to the UIC Library and act as liaisons to the general UIC student body. The Advisory Board will meet three times a semester (lunch provided) at the Richard J. Daley Library in RM 1-470, one Thursday per month of each semester.

    For this upcoming Fall semester, meetings are scheduled for:

     Thursday, September 17th (11:00-12:30)

    Thursday, October 15th (11:00-12:30)

    Thursday, November 12th (11:00-12:30)

    We hope you are interested in serving with other student leaders on the Board as the library strongly values student input. Please contact Isabel Gonzalez-Smith [] or Annie Pho [] with your interest. We welcome any questions you may have!


  • Boricua Scholarship for Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project, Due Fri. 3/13

    ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

    ACRE’s residency takes place each year outside of rural Steuben, Wisconsin. There, several dozen emerging artists from all over the US join a staff of dedicated volunteers and visiting luminaries. The residency is a time to meet and form collaborations with like-minded peers, make work, learn new skills, and discuss ideas with a group of dedicated, talented makers.  Please find tons of logistical information about the residency in this section, and specific information on how to apply in the application section.

    A variety of scholarships are available. Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project (ACRE) is overjoyed to announce The Boricua Scholarship, a recent scholarship addition designed to strengthen our ongoing commitment to diversity in all aspects of the organization. The Boricua Scholarship will enable an artist of Puerto Rican descent to attend the ACRE Residency free of charge. This includes food and lodging for the two-week residency period, as well as access to the myriad facilities and artist community enjoyed by ACRE Residents. 

    Learn more at  Applications are due March 13.

  • Business Student Advisory Board Survey

  • CALL FOR STUDENT PROPOSALS: 2021 Symposium, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at Saint Louis University (Due 2/5)

  • Capital Semester Fall 2014 Internships, Deadline June 1

    The Fund for American Studies offers academic internships in Washington, D.C. through the Capital Semester program.   The comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

    Two different program tracks are available: Public Policy and Political Journalism

    Final Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

    Learn more about the program, tuition costs, internships, and living arrangements at 

  • Capstone or Honors Activity related to Uncle Tom’s Cabin exhibit at UIC Library

    A team of UIC faculty and librarians are seeking students interested in exploring themes of the Black experience in the United State as represented in film (fiction or documentary) to complement the exhibition "Visualizing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Pictorial Interpretations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Novel," on display in the Richard J. Daley Library, Special Collections and University Archives Department.

    The goals of the activity portion of the project are as follows. A more in-depth capstone project could easily be designed around placing these results in a scholarly context.

    -An annotated bibliography on area of research to include Black cinema history

    -Identification of 1 to 2 films to screen during spring semester

    -Identify speakers to moderate an educational discussion of the film(s)

    -With the help of advisory faculty, secure a screening location, and promote the event to the campus

    Please contact Dr. Nancy Cirillo immediately if you are interested. Email Dr. Cirillo at


  • CDOT Seeking Volunteers to Count Pedestrians

    The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Pedestrian Program seeks volunteers to help count pedestrian traffic at key locations across the city. Reliable pedestrian counts provide critical data for assessing and improving pedestrian safety and walkability as well as tracking city-wide trends in walking to work, school, and transit.

    The count contributes to the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project ( and helps meet goals set out in Chicago’s Pedestrian Plan (

    When:  July 8-10, 2014, 4:30-7 PM
    Where: Various locations around downtown Chicago

    CDOT appreciates your assistance in helping to develop this pedestrian initiative. Please email your interest to Eric Hanss, Pedestrian Program Project Manager, at 

  • Centennial Essay and Art Contest about Academic Freedom, Submissions Due Thurs. 1/15

    The year 2015 marks the centennial of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

    As part of this celebration, the AAUP Foundation is pleased to announce competitions for undergraduates and graduate students for essays and artwork. The theme of both competitions is “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” In both categories and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, prizes of $1,000 are available. The awards are made possible by a donation from the late Patricia Fox Haig.

    The centennial contest is open to all students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education in the United States. All essay and art work submissions must address the theme “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” Submissions must be sent to by midnight (EST) on January 15, 2015. Up to two entries may be made by any one student. All entries must include the student’s full name, mailing address, and e-mail address as well as the name of the institution at which he or she is currently enrolled and the category (undergraduate or graduate student) of the entry. By submitting an essay or work of art, the student agrees that the work may be published if it is selected for an award and that the student will not be separately compensated for publication.

    See the full contest rules at

  • Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership

    The Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies has partnered with Points of Light to offer a new 12-credit-hour certificate in Community Engaged Leadership.

    This certificate program is delivered virtually using an online interactive platform.  In addition to collaborating with peers across the country, you will:

    • Create and implement a hands-on service project in your community, centered around an issue that is important to you.
    • Work with academic and community advisors who will support your course and service work
    • Develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, and deliberation
    • Gain the skills and experience to impact your community in just one year

    Be sure to speak with your UIC academic advisor to see how the credit may transfer to UIC.

    Learn More: 



  • Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA), Nominations Due 3/10

    The CSSLA program has recognized outstanding student leaders and student volunteers who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement.

    2014 Nominations are now open and will close on March 10, 2014.  Visit the website to learn more: 

    Students may be nominated for the following awards, presented each year

    at the CSSLA program:

    • The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA)
    • The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award
    • The President’s Volunteer Service Award
    • Campus Programs Annual Awards
    • Annual Awards of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
  • Change in UIC Commuter Shuttle Service, Effective May 11

    Effective Monday, May 11, the UIC Commuter Shuttle to Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center will permanently cease operation. Increasing costs, imminent cuts to the Facilities Management budget, and prioritizing fiscal resources for the core mission of the campus make this necessary. The university understands and regrets that this may add inconvenience to your commute.  Commuter students currently using the Commuter Shuttle to and from the train stations could consider using their U-Pass to take CTA busses instead.

  • Chapbook-in-Translation Contest, Submissions Due Sat. 10/31

    Goodmorning Menagerie is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Chapbook-in-Translation Contest! The winning collection will be published as a limited-edition, handmade chapbook with a woodblock-printed cover to be released at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. The author will receive ten free copies and additional copies at a highly discounted price. 

    The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2015.

    Click here to see the previous contest winner.

    Submission Guidelines:

    English-language translations of an under-represented writer working in a language other than English.10-20 pages of translated work. Please include a copy of the manuscript in its original language.There are no genre limitations, but we are looking specifically for work that is innovative and strives to take risks.

    For details, please visit

  • Chicago Academic Medicine Summer Program II, Apply by 2/24

    CAMP II is an eight-week commuter program where students learn to conduct primary research in a laboratory with a University of Chicago faculty mentor. Participants will be selected either following successful completion of CAMP I or through previous participation in a similar summer pre-medical training program. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the ethics of research, the basics of biostatistics, and the conduct of biomedical research.CAMP II also provides an enhanced focus on medical school application processes to support future success. Participants will engage in MCAT preparation coursework and re-visit the elements of personal statement writing and interviewing skills. This experience is available to a cohort of participants who are underrepresented in the medical education community, and is intended for freshmen or sophomores. 

    Learn more at Applications are due Monday 2/24.  Contact Nikki Oliver at 773-702-8946 or with questions.

  • Chicago College Startup Competition

    1871, Chicago's Entrepreneurial Hub for Digital Start-ups, is hosting the Chicago College Startup Competition (CCSC).  Working in conjunction with ThinkChicago, this will involve 1871 providing up to 10 full-time Memberships to the 50,000 square-foot networking and business incubation space in The Merchandise Mart. The spaces will be for entrepreneurs who started their businesses while in college and want to continue after graduation by moving to Chicago. The winners of the competition will receive a full free year at 1871, including desk space, mentorship services, a support group of College Startups currently at 1871, and all of the amenities that are made available to startups at the facility. The idea is to attract some of the top startups in the nation directly to the city and give them the support and resources they need to succeed.

    We are actively seeking businesses started in college, along with winners of the top college startup contests, both of whom are looking for space to grow. If this sounds like you, we strongly encourage your submission.  Learn more at: 

  • Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Film/Video Grants, Submissions due Tues. 3/31

    The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is offering grants ranging from $500-$20,000 for film/video projects that seek to advance progressive social change.

    The deadline for submitting proposals is March 31st, 2015 and the final videos/films must be made available for free online viewing by May 1, 2016. More information on the application and guidelines can be found at

    If you have any students who you think might be interested in applying for the grant, please let them know that they can join our email list at or they can email me directly at for more information.

  • Chicago Signature Honors Programming - Spring 2017 Schedule

    The Chicago Signature Honors Program Spring schedule is announced!  Chicago Signature Honors Programming invites UIC Honors students to experience amazing cultural and educational opportunities outside of class at no cost to the student!

    Check out the upcoming events:

    Game Changers / Joffrey Ballet: Friday, February 17th at 7:30pmRSVP by Monday, January 30th

    Monster / Steppenwolf Theatre: Friday, February 24th at 7:30pmRSVP by Friday, February 3rd

    Carmen / Lyric Opera: Monday, March 6th at 7:30pmRSVP by Monday, February 6th 

    Leticia Aravena presents D'Corazon / Old Town School of Folk Music, World Music Wednesday: Wed, March 15th at 8:30RSVP by Friday, February 17th

    Ravinia Jazz Mentors: Monk and Gillespie Centennial Tribute / Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall: Sat., April 8th at 8:30RSVP by Friday, February 3rd

    Ma, Thile, and Meyer: Bach Trios Tour / Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Monday, April 24th at 8:00pmRSVP by Friday, February 10th

    See for more details and to RSVP.

    Questions? Contact Dr. Brianna Noll at or Dr. Jose Melendez at

  • Climate Survey- Take Survey on Interpersonal Violence

    Dear Honors Students,

    Recently you should have received an email regarding the online campus climate survey. Our department supports UICs goals of having a safe and productive educational experience for everyone. If you are comfortable doing so, we encourage you to take this voluntary and anonymous survey at:

    Interpersonal violence affects many of our students and the campus climate survey will help UIC better respond to reports of violence and improve services for survivors by giving the university a clear picture about how violence is experienced by students. The survey will also allow the university to plan prevention efforts to stop violence before it begins. Whether or not you have experienced violence, the university hopes to hear from as many students as possible to find out how well you feel the university responds to violence.

    The survey should take about 30 minutes. You will be asked for some basic information about yourself (age, gender, race, relationship status, and the name of your college or university), and questions regarding your experiences with interpersonal violence. Students need to be 18 years of age or older to participate in this research (UIC IRB protocol #2016-0045).

    After you complete the survey you will be offered the chance to enter your email into a lottery to win 1 of ninety cash prizes ranging from$20 to $80.  Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 50.

    If you have questions about this survey, contact Dr. Paul Schewe, at

  • College of Pharmacy Medicinal Plant Walk and Lecture, Fri. 7/17

    Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2015 Garden Walk and Annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago. Expert guided tours will be given all day by UIC's own ethnobotanists. The Garden walk is Friday, July 17, 2015.

    Join us at noon for the Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture given this year by Dr. Cassandra Quave. In her keynote lecture, Dr. Quave will share with us how her lab group has discovered new leads for antibiotic adjuvants, from field research documenting the traditional use of these plants in topical therapeutics for skin infections to the laboratory analyses that have revealed their unique mechanisms of action against drug resistant bacteria, like MRSA.

    The Garden Walk will take place at the UIC College of Pharmacy Dorthy Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden (833 S. Wood St, Chicago, IL 60607).

    The garden will be open with guided tours from 10am-12pm, and from 1:30pm-3pm with guided tours by our graduate students and some faculty specialized in ethnobotany. The lecture will be from 12-1:30pm inside the College of Pharmacy (134-1). All events are free of charge and open to the public--so bring a friend or two!

  • Columbia University's Bioethics Essay Contest

    Calling all undergraduates! Have something to say about BIOETHICS?

    Submit an original, 1,500-word opinion-editorial focusing on a current bioethical issue of your choice that falls within one of the following categories:


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on CLINICAL ETHICS


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on REPRODUCTIVE ETHICS


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN BIOETHICS

    Submit your essay here:

    Submit by: June 30th, 2016

    Winners announced: August 15th, 2016

  • Constitution Day (Register to Vote!), Mon. 9/19

    Constitution Day. 11am-1pm

    Student Center East, Room 602

    Join us for the annual Constitution Day!! A day of non-partisan hands-on democracy!

    Register to vote and learn about ongoing constitutional issues. Activities including voter registration, volunteer opportunities, and a special guest speaker, Flint Taylor.

    Attorney Flint Taylor specializes in civil rights law and has spent much of his career as a prosecutor for police brutality, government misconduct, and death penalty cases.

    For more information, please visit our page on UIC Connection:

  • Cultural Vistas Fellowship, Apply by Jan. 26, 2016

    The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.


    Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

    U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
    Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application; 
    minimum GPA of 3.0
    Ages 18-30
    No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
    Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

    Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange.

    This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students. 

    For more info, visit: 


  • CUPPA Coffee - Info Session for Public Policy and Urban Studies Majors

    Drop in for a CUPPA Coffee!

    Public Policy and Urban Studies Majors Info Session by UIC's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Student Center East, White Oak Room (Take the escalator up just before the food court)

    Stop by to grab a CUPPA coffee and a bite to eat and learn more about our undergraduate degrees in Public Policy and Urban Studies. CUPPA also offers minors in Public Policy, Urban Studies, and Geographic Information Systems. Learn more about declaring a major or minor in CUPPA.

    CUPPA's undergraduate programs will help you develop critical skills to make a more just, resilient, and livable world.Inherit Yesterday. Imagine Tomorrow.

    Wednesday, 11/18/15

    11AM to 1PM

    Student Center East, White Oak Room (Take the escalator up just before the food court)

    Find more info about CUPPA at