To go along with our focus on mass incarceration as a social determinant of health, Radical Public Health would like to invite you all to join us in reading Michelle Alexander’s bestselling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
This book is a brilliantly written condemnation of the US system of mass incarceration, a system that, according to Alexander, functions more like a racial caste system than one of crime prevention or control. Here is a brief passage
from The New Jim Crow.
We are planning to host one book club-style meeting on January 10, 2013 to discuss The New Jim Crow
. We’re able to offer a limited number of copies (~7) of the book for people to borrow for this meeting
(please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, as these are first-come, first-served). Also, if you plan on reading the book, please drop us a line to let us know!
As with our other discussions on this topic, we are interested in exploring two overarching questions:
- How does the U.S. system of mass incarceration, as a group of social conditions faced by different populations, manifest as a social determinant of health?
- What should be the public health response to the many problems associated with mass incarceration?
Whether you’ve already read the book or only have time for a portion of it before our meeting in January, we want you there! You can email us email@example.com be added to our listserv and to receive details on meeting location. Be sure to mark January 10 in your calendar, pick up the book, and to “like” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RadicalPublicHealth
Radical Public Health
Probe. Provoke. Praxis.
“A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.” ~ José Martí
Hi graduate students,
Chicago Blue Star Banner Campaign is seeking volunteers from UIC students!
Blue Star Banner Campaign is aimed at providing support for military families in communities. If you are eager to help these heroes and their families; to practice your communication skills; to meet more people in the community including UIC community that you would probably not meet otherwise, it is the chance NOW! Please DO NOT hesitate!
Besides, we are seeking military families in UIC communities including all of the students and staffers. If your mother, father, brother or even uncle are serving in our Armed Forces, please let us know and we will provide support as much as we can.
If you are interested in volunteering or you can provide military families information, please contact:
UIC Representative of Blue Star Banner Campaign
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE), WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL
FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS PROGRAM
http://www.whitaker.org (current graduate students would apply for “Fellow” grants)
School of Engineering. Biomedical engineering or bioengineering.
Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest
and background in Biomedicine.
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Postdoctoral Scholars.
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Fellows: Must be either a graduating senior, recent recipient of a BS,
in an MS program or recently completed one, in a PhD program, or
currently employed with most recent degree no higher than an MS.
Scholars: Must have completed PhD or will finish PhD before taking a
Competitive stipends and benefits offered to all fellows.
Approximately 50 grants for projects in biomedical engineering or
bioengineering overseas. Awards will typically be one academic year in
For More Information
Science & Technology Programs
INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION (IAF), GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP
Health Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Education
and Information Studies. School of Engineering. School of Management.
School of Nursing. School of Public Health. School of Public Affairs.
IAF Fellowship Program Institute of International Education 1400 K
Street, NW; Tenth Floor Washington, DC 20005
Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.
Open to U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American or
Caribbean (except Cuba) countries.
Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. university, be advanced to
candidacy before initiating research, and speak and read the language(s)
appropriate to the research proposal.
Stipend of $1,500 per month for period between 4 to 12 months, plus a
research allowance of up to $3,000, international roundtrip
transportation to research site, health insurance and attendance at a
mandatory mid-year conference.
UP to 15 fellowships for dissertation research in independent countries
in Latin America or the Caribbean (except for Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the
Dutch, French and British territories) on topics related to grassroots
development. Awards support four to 12 months of research.
For More Information
Senior Program Manager
IAF Fellowship Program
C/O Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW; Suite #650
Washington, DC 20005
The university is once again hosting the Student Research Forum, an annual student research event organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (OVCR), Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (OVPUA), and UI Alumni Association.
This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research. This year’s forum will take place the afternoon of Tuesday, April 16. Abstracts are due March 25. Please see http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/forum/index.html for more information (keeping in mind that we will continue to update this website as more information becomes available).
UIC Student Research Forum
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
1:00pm – 5:00pm
725 West Roosevelt Road
The Student Research Forum represents one of the finest student-run activities at UIC. It is one of the few student activities that is academic in nature and includes the entire student body; undergraduate, graduate and professional. The Forum provides a venue for students at UIC to present their scholarly efforts and is an event in which the campus celebrates the wealth of research across all disciplines carried out by the dedicated students of this campus.
Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) are invited to present their work one-on-one to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy 3-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony. Monetary awards will be given in various categories. Research presentations are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research work and/or highlights key features of the project.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please call (312) 413-0075 at least one week prior to the event.
Visit the UIC Wellness Center’s interactive “Your Stress Relief Place.” It’s a virtual “pause” for your stressors that gives you a much needed break from the hectic pace of life. Just for you, a variety of soothing music, nature, and meditation videos were selected. If you want to play a game or assess your stress level, you can do that too!
Need a visual vacation? You can calm your world by watching waves, waterfalls, tropical fish in deep blue waters, or gentle rain fall on a leaf. You can fly through the cosmos or watch clouds float by from the window of a plane.
Are you feeling anxious? Go to the “Breathe” section of this webpage, click on the Cosmic Flower, and use this visual breathing exercise to gain control of your breathing and calm it down.
Need to be distracted from a worry? Go to the “Play” section of this webpage, click on the “Build your own kaleidoscope” link and give your brain a chance to engage its creative side.
Managing your stress is an important key to managing your health.
So in the midst of the chaos don’t forget to take a moment…and breathe.
The UIC Wellness Center