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  • “Zooming Successfully Through the Semester” with the HC and ACE (10/16)

  • Zona Abierta: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements Series – Tania Unzueta (3/15)

  • Zona Abierta: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements Series – Kimberly Wasserman (3/17)

  • Zona Abierta: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements Series – Jennicet Gutiérrez (3/30)

  • Zona Abierta: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements: Rosi Carrasco (3/10)

  • You’ve Got Mail First GBM – Sept 19

  • Youth Voting—A Discussion With Key Players (4/20)

  • Youth Forward Scholarship Program (Apply by 11/30)

  • You're Invited to the 2014 Honors College Publication Release Party! Mon., 4/14

    We invite you to join us in celebrating the release of the latest edition of each of the Honors College student-run publications at the annual Publication Release Party! 

    The Publication Release Party will be held on Monday, April 14 from 4 - 5pm in the Honors College Lounge (BH 109).  Copies of the latest edition of the Honors College publications will be available, including:

    •          The Ampersand, the official student-run Honors College newsletter
    •          The Asterisk, the Honors College satirical newsletter
    •          The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students, a journal focused on topics related to the health professions
    •          Red Shoes Review, a literary and arts magazine
    •          UIC OneWorld, a social justice and global affairs magazine

    We will also introduce the newest student-run journal, the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal, who will be releasing their first Call for Submissions!

    RSVP’s are requested but not required by Wednesday, April 9 at https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/9197427 .  Contact Honors Advisor Sara Mehta at srmehta@uic.edu with questions.

  • You're Invited to a Community Dinner (hosted by the Muslim Student Association) – Tomorrow, Nov 8 at 5:15pm

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    You Got This! All the Best During Finals Week

  • Yellow Peril & COVID-19 Teach-In (5/1)

  • WXRT Promotions Internship

    WXRT-FM is looking for enthusiastic Interns who are eager to learn the dynamics of a large market radio station. WXRT has been nationally recognized as one of Chicago’s most legendary rock stations. 

    Throughout the internship experience, interns will be representing the radio station at many of Chicago’s largest and most exciting events, including street festivals and concerts. Intern works closely with the Promotions Manager and Promotions Assistants to fulfill all station promotions. WXRT interns will be closely involved in all integral areas of a radio station, including Sales, Production, and Programming. Representing WXRT in a public relations capacity is an extremely important role as an intern, and will contribute to the station’s overall image and success.

    Duties:

    •Organizing, preparing, coordinating, and executing promotional events for WXRT

    •Maintaining the XRT VIP listener program both on-site at events and in the office

    •Representing WXRT in a public relations capacity at station events, including street festivals, XRT concerts, broadcasts, and sales promotions

    •Assist in managing the XRT VIP database with correspondence, event preparation and execution

    • Basic administrative tasks, maintenance of databases, and mailings

    •Assist with Listener Services including contacting winners and prize fulfillment

    • Contribute Diary of an XRT Intern blog weekly and following major station events

    •Work onsite sponsored events including distributing products and premiums

    •Assist Webmaster in developing and producing materials for WXRT web needs

    •Special projects as needed

    Qualifications:

    *Applicants should be responsible, outgoing, and possess excellent communications skills

    *Ideal Candidate should be motivated, detail-oriented, have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable in public events

    *Available for weekend, evening and early morning work

    *Physically capable of long hours (on foot), extended exposure to the outdoors, and able to lift 50lbs or more.

    *Creative and journalistic writing skills a plus

    *Organizational ability and attention to detail are critical

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE OF 3RD YEAR STATUS AND ABLE TO RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THE INTERNSHIP.

    If you’re looking for a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience, apply now! Fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:

    Sara Gibbons

    WXRT- FM

    Promotions Manager

    Two Prudential Plaza

    180 N. Stetson, 10th Floor

    Chicago, IL 60601

    FAX: 312-240-7995

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

    CBS Radio/WXRT-FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition, Early Bird Deadline May 4

    Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 84th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries of this writing contest will also be on display in the 84th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.  Learn more and submit at http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition

  • Write or blog for the Ampersand! General Body Meeting, Thurs. 2/2

    The Ampersand General Body Meeting - Thursday 2/2 at 5 PM in BH 121

    Come to the next Ampersand General Body Meeting of the year! The Ampersand is the official newsletter and student blog of the Honors College. If you are interested in writing, blogging, and photography, come to hear how you can get involved!

    We will be assigning articles for our third issue of the year and having our blogging/photography interest meeting. The GBM will be on Thursday, 2/2 at 5:00 PM in BH 121. Articles are assigned first come first serve, so attendance is strongly encouraged for writing in the print issue. Opportunities for blogging and photography will also be discussed. We hope to see you there!

    Contact ssdeshp2@uic.edu if you have any questions. See past issues and our blog at our Ampersand website at http://ampersand.honors.uic.edu/

  • Write for UIC News!

    UIC News is seeking student contributors to write stories for our weekly Student Voice page. We will occasionally email story ideas to our contributors to select from on a first-come, first-served basis. We also accept story ideas and submissions from contributors.

    UIC News is also accepting applications for two interns to add a student voice to its work in news and social media for the fall semester. It's a great opportunity to gain experience writing for print and online, including news and feature writing, video and social media. Applicants should have experience in writing for publications (online or print) and an interest in journalism. Video and photography skills are a plus. Interns must enroll in an internship course (in the English department or LAS) for elective credit.

    We will also be accepting applications for weekly bloggers to share their experiences as UIC students starting over the summer or fall semester. Bloggers are required to post once per week and are paid $50 per month. View examples at http://iam.uic.edu 

    Interested or have questions? Email Christy Levy at christyb@uic.edu

  • Write for the Honors College satirical newsletter: The Asterisk

    Are you passionate about the 2016 Presidential Election?  Do you have an interest in political satire?  Then check out the Asterisk.

    You are entering the total spin zone.  The Asterisk is the only satirical newsletter in the Honors College, and we are looking for writers, political cartoonists, and layout editors.  If you’ve ever watched political satire like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, you might’ve wanted not just to be a watcher of but a watchman over politicians, just like them.  Here is your chance to do that, and, if there’s ever a time to do it, it’s in college. 

    The first edition will be released after the CNN Republican Primary Debate.  Please contact Polatip Subanajouy at psuban2@uic.edu to ask any questions or to apply.

  • Write for the Ampersand (Honors College Student Newsletter and Publication)! – Interest Form Deadline: Sept 21

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    Write for OneWorld Journal! (Deadline Oct 15)

  • Write for JPHAS! Topics Due 10/8

    We want YOU to write for JPHAS!

    Interested in Science, Medicine, or Healthcare?

    Write for JPHAS! The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students strives to offer students considering careers in health-oriented professions a valuable, informative resource and a forum to express, present, and exchange ideas.

    We publish a journal each year that contains scholarly scientific articles written by UIC Honors College students.

    To write for JPHAS, please refer to our Topics List. Select your top 3 topic choices from the Topics List (or you can choose a different topic) and email your topic choices to jphas.journal@gmail.com

    The DUE DATE to email your topic choices is Wednesday, October 8th at 11:59 p.m.

    Email us with any questions at jphas.journal@gmail.com

  • Write for JPHAS (Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students)! – Application Deadline: May 21

  • Write, blog, or be webmaster for the Ampersand, the Honors College Newsletter! Info Meeting: Wed. 9/10

    The Ampersand is the Honors College newsletter and includes an online student-run blog. The purpose of the Ampersand is to report on Honors College events and to highlight the achievements of students, staff, and faculty. If you are interested in becoming a writer, online blogger, or layout editor, please come to the informational session on Wednesday, September 10th at 4 PM at BH 114.

    The Ampersand is also currently looking for an Honors College student to take the role of being a webmaster. As a webmaster you will be responsible for posting weekly blogs, updating news posts, and keeping website content up to date for the Honors College. Experience is not required but preferred experience with Wordpress is a plus! Contact uicampersand@gmail.com if interested.

    Contact uicampersand@gmail.com if interested or if you have questions.  See the Ampersand website and learn more at https://ampersand.honors.uic.edu/

  • Would you like to be an Honors 101 Teaching Assistant? (Apply today! Applications close December 6th)

  • World Health Run 5K – April 7

  • Work the Polls on Election Day

    Work on Election Day. Serve. Empower. Impact. Get Paid. The Cook County Clerk’s office is recruiting students to serve voters as suburban poll workers for the Nov. 8th Presidential Election! It is a great opportunity to get paid for supporting the democratic process and serving the community. Poll workers are paid $190 or $340 based on the position they choose. Those who are interested should visithttps://cookcountyclerk.com/students or call 312.603.0988 to learn more and submit an application. 

  • Work that Matters Career Panel, Thurs. 9/25

    Do you want to make an impact after graduation?
    Wondering how you can find a meaningful job?

    Then join us for the WORK THAT MATTERS Career Panel on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25!

    Hear from leading non-profit & government organizations about employment and professional opportunities available now and after graduation. Speak with representatives from City Year, the Peace Corps, and the U.S. State Department to learn about:
    Full-time, internship and/or volunteer opportunities
    Benefits of working in the public service & non-profit field
    Application processes and what it takes to get selected

    Date:Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Time:4:00PM-6:00PM
    Location:Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Rm - B

    Each agency representative will provide background on their respective organization, followed by a Q&A session. Afterward, students will be able to speak one-on-one with the representatives to learn more information about specific job opportunities and openings. Dont miss this chance to find your dream position. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Casey Lowman at clowma2@uic.edu.

  • "Work that Matters" Career Panel, Thurs. 3/13

    Make connections, make a difference! Attend the "Work that Matters" Career Panel on Thursday, March 13th, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in Student Center East, Room 302.

    Speak with representatives from City Year, Peace Corps, the U.S. State Department, and Teach for America to learn about:
    -Full-time, internship and/or volunteer opportunities
    -The benefits of working in the public service & nonprofit field
    -Application processes and what it takes to get hired

    Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there! For questions, contact Casey at clowma2@uic.edu.

  • Work-Study Research Assistant Position in Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages & Literatures

    Job Announcement: Undergraduate Work-Study Position

    Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages & Literatures

    Title: Research Assistant

    Hours:  Approx. 20 hours per week.

    Description:

    The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages & Literatures at UIC seeks a work-study undergraduate student to provide research support for the department. Responsibilities include:

    -       Library research

    -       Bibliographic work

    -       Scanning, xeroxing, and other office assistance

    -       Maintenance of the web site for Polish Studies. Training on how to post materials will be provided.

    Requirements:

    •       Previous clerical or research experience

    •       Federal Work Study (FWS) awarded for 2014-2015 academic year

    •       Polish-language proficiency is not required for this position, but would be an asset.

    Contact: Please send resume’ and letter of interest, or direct inquiries, to Prof. Karen Underhill, Department of Slavic & Baltic Languages & Literatures, at kcu@uic.edu

  • Work-Study Clerical Job at Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Apply by Tues. 11/11

    The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) seeks an undergraduate or graduate student (federal work study only) for the academic year 2014-15 to provide 15-20 hours/week general clerical support and assist with receptionist responsibilities. Possible start date of November 24, 2014.

    Duties include:
    a) Staffing the receptionist area.
    b) Assisting with record keeping and/or filing systems, including inventory, guest/contact lists, etc
    c) Operating office equipment.
    d) Providing quality service to visitors, including operating the main phone line, assisting with appointments, maintaining and enhancing the office environment, and also promoting the Institute throughout the campus and social media
    e) Screening mail.
    f) Participating in the event planning process, such as outreach and promotion.
    g) Other clerical duties as needed.

    Please send a cover, resume, and three references in one PDF file with your last name then first name as the file name to Ryan Viloria, rvilor1@uic.edu, by *November 11, 2014*. No phone calls please.

    UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ communities are encouraged.

    Please refer to the attachment, and visit our website at irrpp.uic.edu.

  • Workshops to prepare for the Student Research Forum (and other research presentations)

    Are you working on your capstone or another research project?  Presenting your capstone or other research at the Student Research Forum or in another location?  The Honors College and the UIC Library both have put together workshops for you to prepare!  Check out the offerings below:

     

    Mock Research Poster Presentation Session

    Tuesday 3/29, 3-4 pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    Refworks and Citation Tools Workshop

    When you do library research, it is important to keep track of what you find, and to cite it correctly in your final product.  This workshop will introduce you to Refworks and some other tools that can make this process easier and more time efficient.

    Wed. 3/30, 2-3 pm, Idea Commons Classroom (first floor UIC Daley Library)

    If you have questions, contact Dean Chang (huiching@uic.edu) or Dean Murphy (tamurphy@uic.edu).

     

  • Workshop for First-Year Pre-Health Students: Preparing for a Health Career, Wed. 3/5

    This workshop will explore what it means to be a "pre-health student" at UIC. Advisors will discuss how to prepare for a pre-health profession during college and will assist students in evaluating their academic and personal abilities. All workshops are held in 401 University Hall.  Organized by the LAS Pre-Health Advising Office.

    Wednesday, March 5, 3 - 4 p.m., 401 University Hall 

    RSVP on the LAS Pre-Health Website: http://www.las.uic.edu/students/current-undergraduate/student-affairs/pre-professional-advising/pre-health/workshops 

    Contact prehealth@las.uic.edu with questions.

  • Work for UIC United Faculty – Seeking Undergraduate Staff

  • Work at Chicago Freedom School this Summer, Apply by 4/25

    Do you have experience creating meaningful engagements with youth of color ages 14-17?
    Do you have a passion for social justice and skills in community organizing to share with young people?
    Do you see youth as a source of knowledge, experience, solutions and change agents?
     
    If you said YES! YES! and YES! then we want you to apply to be a Campaign Coach during the 2014 Summer Leadership Institute with the Chicago Freedom School.
     
     
    For over 7 years, CFS's Freedom Fellowship has been supporting youth in further developing their leadership and activism/organizing skills.  The Chicago Freedom School is seeking Campaign Coaches who will design and lead four 6-hour courses (24-hours total) for youth ages 14 - 17 enrolled in the 2014 Freedom Fellowship Summer Leadership Institute. Coaches will be comprised of people who are activists, organizers, teachers and/or professionals interested in working with young people. Coaches will design creative and engaging courses that emphasize the real life experience of young people as well as prepare them to pursue social justice issues. Courses must speak to one of two issue areas: Healthy Communities or Fair and Just Schools. The application deadline is April 25, 2014.
  • Words Matter! Next workshop is November 8th.

    Words Matter! is designed to raise awareness about the power of language as well as offer opportunities for UIC campus members to engage with the concept of inclusive language and its connection to identities, inequality, and power.

    The workshop series is open to students, faculty, and staff across campus who are interested in learning more about the power of word choice and how to make their classrooms and workplaces more inclusive. Workshop participants will engage in dialogue with their fellow campus members, watch short videos, review current literature, and have an opportunity to discuss strategies for change.

    During Fall 2016, there will be seven workshops offered. All workshops will be from 12-2PM and lunch will be provided.

    The next workshop is Tuesday, November 8th at 12:00 p.m. at the Daley Library 1-470. You can download the poster!

    Register at the Words Matter! website.

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, Apply by Jan. 31

    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need schools.
     
    As a WW Teaching Fellow, you will have extraordinary opportunities: innovative, world-class teacher preparation, a full school year of experience in real-world classrooms, and ongoing mentoring support.  In addition, Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program.

    Learn more at http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/.  Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

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    WOMXN IN POLITICS (3/16)

  • Women Speak: A Conversation on the Status of Women at UIC – April 13

  • Women’s Mental Health Research Program seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants

    The Women’s Mental Health Research Program is seeking volunteer Undergraduate Research Assistants (URAs) to work with Dr. Leah Rubin and her team on ongoing research studies.  Dr. Rubin’s current research studies look at the effects of stress and stress hormones on mental health and cognition in HIV-infected individuals. URAs will assist with data entry and database management; they will also recruit, screen and consent research participants in clinical settings. Volunteers are asked to commit to two years in the lab with a minimum of 10 hours per week. With this commitment, URAs may be eligible to complete a Capstone or independent research project and/or receive course credit.

    Eligibility

    First-year students, sophomores or juniors enrolled at UIC (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for seniors).

    The student should be in good academic standing with a strong GPA (3.0 or above) and have an interest in women’s mental health, medicine, psychology, psychiatry or related field.

    Preference may be given to students in the Honors College and/or students who have completed courses in research methods or statistics.

    Student should be self-motivated and display a high attention to detail.

    If you are interested, please send your resume to Jacob Ellis at jellis1@psych.uic.edu to learn more.

  • Women's Mental Health Research Program Seeking Research Assistants

  • Women's Mental Health Research Assistant Position

    The Women’s Mental Health Research Program directed by Dr. Pauline Maki would like to extend an opportunity to volunteer as an undergraduate research assistant. The research project is looking at ways to better identify and treat women at risk for perinatal mental health disorders. As a research assistant, you would have the opportunity to have direct contact with research participants by conducting surveys on mental health in an OB/GYN setting. The research team is currently looking for undergraduates who can start in the summer and can give an average commitment of ten hours per week.

    If you are interested, please contact Lacey Pezley at lwisslead@psych.uic.edu.

  • Women's Mental Health Research Assistant Position

    Women's Mental Health Research Assistant Position

    The Women’s Mental Health Research Program directed by Dr. Pauline Maki would like to extend an opportunity to volunteer as an undergraduate research assistant. The research project is looking at ways to better identify and treat women at risk for perinatal mental health disorders. As a research assistant, you would have the opportunity to have direct contact with research participants by conducting surveys on mental health in an OB/GYN setting. The research team is currently looking for undergraduates who can start immediately or in the Fall 2015, and can give an average commitment of ten hours per week.

    If you are interested, please contact Lacey Pezley at lwisslead@psych.uic.edu.

  • Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver, Due Fri. 2/14

    Have you made significant contributions to the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community? Or have you triumphed over personal experiences within these areas? If so you are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver.  Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Awards, Due Fri. 10/30

    We are pleased to announce that financial awards towards tuition* are being awarded for undergraduate study at UIC for the Spring 2016 academic semester.  We at the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center want to recognize students that have made significant contributions to the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community or who have triumphed over personal experiences within these areas. The goal of this award is to support women in their educational pursuits who have a great deal of financial need that is not being met by financial aid or loans. 

     We invite you to apply and to be considered for this tuition award.  A student must meet the following qualifications:

    - Must be a full time undergraduate degree seeking student who meets the requirements of UIC’s SAP policy. Please visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/financialaid/sap_policy.shtml for the details of this policy.
    - Must not have completed their degree requirements for graduation or already have earned a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be continuing UIC undergraduate students who have attended UIC for at least one semester.
    - Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must qualify for Illinois resident tuition.
    - Must complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
    - Applicants should have demonstrated both leadership and involvement in the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community or have had personal experiences within these areas.

     If you are interested in applying, please visit https://wlrc.uic.edu/2015-2016-wlrc-tuition-award/ and complete the application.  The deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015. 

     * This award can only be applied towards tuition costs, excluding fees. For out-of-state students, the maximum tuition award will only cover the amount equivalent to in-state tuition.  The student will be responsible for the remaining balance.

     

  • Women's Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Award, Due Fri. 9/12

    We are pleased to announce that financial awards towards tuition* are being awarded for undergraduate study at UIC for the 2014-2015 academic year.  We at the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center want to recognize students that have made significant contributions to the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community or who have triumphed over personal experiences within these areas. The goal of this award is to support women in their educational pursuits who have a great deal of financial need that is not being met by financial aid or loans. 

    We invite you to apply and to be considered for this tuition award.  A student must meet the following qualifications:

    • Must be a full time undergraduate degree seeking student who meets the requirements of UIC’s SAP policy. Please visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/financialaid/sap_policy.shtml for the details of this policy.
    • Must not have completed their degree requirements for graduation or already have earned a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be continuing UIC undergraduate students who have attended UIC for at least one semester.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must qualify for Illinois resident tuition.
    • Must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
    • Applicants should have demonstrated both leadership and involvement in the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community or have had personal experiences within these areas.

    If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application form and return it by mail, in person or by email to the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (M/C 363), Room 285, Roosevelt Road Building, Parking Lot Entrance, 728 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607 or wlrc@uic.eduThe application deadline is Friday, September 12, 2014. 

    You will be notified about the status of your application by September 26, 2014 the latest.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 312-413-1025. 

    * This award can only be applied towards tuition costs, excluding fees. For out-of-state students, the maximum tuition award will only cover the amount equivalent to in-state tuition.  The student will be responsible for the remaining balance.

  • Women's Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network Block Party & BBQ, Fri. 9/5

    The Women's Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network has found a new home. In honor of a our move we are throwing a BLOCK PARTY. Come celebrate with us as we unveil our new space. We invite all students, staff, and faculty to attend, get to know other student organizations and centers, interact in activities, eat FREE food, and win FREE prizes. You will receive a FREE raffle ticket upon entry. Special thanks to our cosponsors, the Office of Access and Equity, and the Honors College.

    The Women's Leadership and Resource Center provides individual consultation on issues such as sexual harrassment and sexual assault.  We also provide training programs for UIC departments on working more effectively with gender issues.  The Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) is an innovative program that provides a team approach to advocacy in order to assist UIC students, staff and faculty who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and hate crimes.

    Join us!

    When: Friday, September 5th, from 1pm-4pm

    Where: 728 W. Roosevelt, Roosevelt Road Building, Parking Lot Entrance See our location here:

    https://www.facebook.com/175617558134/photos/a.204779813134.168310.175617558134/10153143515663135/?type=1&theater

    You'll get to party with:

    • Movement Against Sexual Violence (MASV)
    • Feminist United (FU)
    • Cultural Centers for Understanding and Social Change
    • Commuter Student Resource Center
    • African American Academic Network
    • UIC Wellness Center
    • UIC Athletics
    • UIC Office of Access and Equity
    • And more!

    With awesome prizes from:

    • Pleasure Chest
    • Sprinkles Cupcakes
    • AMC Theatre
    • Quizno's
    • Women and Children First
    • Jak's Tap
    • Lotus Cafe and Banh Mi
    • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
    • Flirty Cupcakes
    • Artopolis Bakery, Cafe, and Agora

    Hope to see you there! 

  • Women's Leadership and Resource Center and Campus Advocacy Network - Mental health and grief support resources

  • Women’s Heritage Month March 2014 Events

    The goal of UIC's annual Women’s Heritage Month (WHM) celebration 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.

    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 http://www.uic.edu/depts/owa/whm2014.

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  • Women’s Heritage Month Celebration at UIC, Events Start 3/4

    2015 Women’s Heritage Month Celebration at UIC
    “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” 

    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 issues of reproductive justice and abortion rights.

    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 http://womenslrc.uic.edu/womens-heritage-month/.

    All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

    If you have a program you would like to see added to our calendar, please send info to wlrc@uic.edu.

  • Women’s Health Research Day: “Women Living with HIV,” Tues. 4/21

    The goal of Women's Health Research Day is to promote research and advance understanding of new developments in women's health. This half-day event also provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, staff, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations.

    The theme of this year's event is "Women Living with HIV, " featuring Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV/AIDS, University of California, San Francisco

    Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Registration: Registration is FREE! Advance registration required. Register at: http://go.uic.edu/whrd_registration 

    Schedule of Events
    9:00-9:30 am: Networking & Continental Breakfast
    9:30-10:30 am: Poster Presentations
    10:30-11:00 am: Oral Presentations by Abstract Winners
    11:00-11:30 am: Invited Presentation: When Enough is Enough: Stress and Brain Functioning in HIV-infected Women featuring Leah Rubin, PhD
    11:30 am-12:30 pm: Keynote Lecture: Women Living with HIV featuring Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

    Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV/AIDS at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS Clinic ("Ward 86") at San Francisco General Hospital. Past research efforts focused on HIV/AIDS in US women through the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a multisite, prospective cohort study established in 1994 to study the natural history, clinical and laboratory findings of HIV in women. Currently, she is investigating low-cost solutions to measuring antiretroviral levels in resource-poor settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples. Dr. Gandhi also leads multiple HIV education and mentorship programs at UCSF. She is the principal investigator of an R24 mentoring grant from the NIH focused on nurturing early career investigators of diversity in HIV research and the Associate Director for the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentoring Program.

    Leah Rubin, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rubin's primary program of research is aimed at understanding the effects of how different hormonal factors (estrogen, oxytocin, stress hormones) and different hormonal milieus (pregnancy, menopause) impact the cognitive and mental health of women including those with psychiatric illnesses and HIV. Dr. Rubin is a former UIC BIRCWH scholar, and she recently received NIMH funding for a K01 mentored research scientist training program to further develop her research on women's cognitive and mental health with a specific focus on the effects of stress and stress hormones on cognition in HIV positive women.

    If you have questions or require accommodations, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or 312.413.4251.

    Women's Health research day is presented by the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in partnership with the UIC BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) program and multiple partners, and co-sponsored by the UIC College of Medicine, the UIC College of Nursing, the UIC School of Public Health, and the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women.