Information from the GSC

Archive for January, 2013

Jan 28 – Grad Student Workshop Access to E-Journals and Bibliography Management

UIC Grad Students,

Are you tired of tracking down bookmarks and booklets when writing papers?
Need help in organizing bibliographic data for your thesis or lectures?  Would
you like to learn some tips and tricks for improving your online research?

Dr. Brian Kay, Head of the Department of Biological Sciences and Annie
Armstrong, Reference Librarian, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of
Instruction at the University Library will co-lead this Grad
College-sponsored workshop aimed at early-career graduate students of all

What:  Access to E-Journals and Bibliography Management Software
When:  Monday, January 28, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:15 PM
Location:  Provided with registration

RSVP:  Is required, please register at

Make sure to sign in with your

*Limited space is available we expect demand to exceed capacity for this

*If you have any questions or need special accommodations please contact
Theresa Christenson-Caballero at tchris1@ or by phone at (312)


Jan 25 – (West Campus) Grad Student Coffee Hour

#3 Coffee Hour

There will be free coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate for Graduate Students
on Friday morning 1/25 at the monthly* UIC Graduate Student Coffee Hour.*

The coffee hour will be held on West Campus this month.  The Graduate
College invites you to come by the  Clinical Sciences North (GEMS Suite 300
CSN)  Library, 820 S. Wood St. anytime between 9:30 -10:30 AM.  Find out
about upcoming workshops and mingle with other graduate students and
Graduate College staff.  There will be coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and
tasty breakfast goodies.  Whether you have five minutes or fifty minutes,
come on by.

*What:  Graduate Student Coffee Hour*

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*When:  Friday, January 25, 2013

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*Where:  **West Campus,  Clinical Sciences North (GEMS Suite 300 CSN)
Library, 820 S. Wood St.*
(Enter at 840 S. Wood and follow signs
for “GEMS.”
Turn right after
pharmacy, follow hallway left, and
take elevators across
from Starbucks, or, enter at
1819 W. Polk, walk under
vaulted archway and across

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*Time:  9:30 – 10:30 AM*

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*RSVP:  Not required but please reply to this email to RSVP.*

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UIC Commuter Student Resource Center

Are you one of the 85% of UIC Students who live off campus?

The Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC) provides programs, services, and facilities to foster student success.

Our facilities, located in Suite 245 of Student Center East (off the Inner Circle and adjacent to the Wellness Center) include lounging space, private and group study areas, computers, a kitchen area (with a refrigerator, freezers, and microwaves),  lockers, showers, private lactation rooms, and more.  The CSRC is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On a walk-in basis, students can receive assistance with their transportation, off campus housing, and resource referral needs.

The Office of Sustainability and CSRC co-sponsor the UIC iCarpool, an online ride-matching service open to all UIC faculty, staff, and students. Register or learn more about iCarpool at the website.

The CSRC also provides programming of special interest to commuter students. Upcoming events include:
–    Fall Prevention and Winter Walking Safety Interactive Workshop on January 30 from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. in the CSRC
–    Monthly Game Days in the CSRC, including a Flames-themed game day on January 31 from
2:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the CSRC before the Men’s Basketball game
–    Winter Biking Workshop on February 7 from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. in the CSRC
Many more informative workshops such as Time Management and Renter’s Rights occur throughout the Spring semester along with our 4th Annual Off Campus Housing Fair. Stay informed on upcoming programs by signing up for our listserv; just email your name to

Be sure to become a fan on Facebook at!/pages/UIC-Commuter-Student-Resource-Center/322233903794

See you in the CSRC this semester!

Contact information:
Commuter Student Resource Center
Location: 245 Student Center East
Phone: 312-413-7440

Jan 25 – UIC Graduate Student Consulting Club Kickoff Event

We are excited to announce the UIC Graduate Student Consulting Club (GSCC).
This club has been founded to help graduate students learn about and prepare
for careers in the consulting industry.  Our membership is open and free to
all the graduate students (PhD, MD, MBA, MPH, MS, etc.) and post-doctoral
researchers at UIC. Our missions are to facilitate networking efforts with
consulting firms, and to provide resources and preparation for the interview

Please come and join us for the GSCC Kickoff event.  This presentation will
introduce consulting as a career choice for advanced degrees, an overview of
consulting work and what it takes to get hired in today’s firms.

  • What: “Consulting as a Career for Graduate Students” guest speaker – Pamela Schilling
  • When: THIS Friday, January 25th, 5-7pm
  • Where: Douglas Hall, NOTE – ROOM CHANGE, RM 320

Our guest speaker Pamela Schilling, a career strategist, currently coaches
students and professionals on career development in consulting.  Formerly,
Pam served as the Associate Director of Career Management at The University
of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Her 20-year career also includes
strategy and management consulting in firms, such as, Booz & Company and
Huron Consulting Group.

If you are interested in learning about a career in consulting, please sign
up our free membership here
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and seminars.  You can also follow the GSCC on facebook and LinkedIn at “UIC
Graduate Student Consulting Club”.

Please check out the attached files for more details about the Kickoff event
and our club.  Feel free to contact us with any questions through email:

We are excited about the event and hope to see you there!


Zi Yang, President
Ke Huang, Vice  President
UIC Graduate Student Consulting Club (GSCC)

2013 UIC Fashion Show Open House

Join us for the 2013 UIC Fashion Show Open House!

Wednesday – Friday
January 16th – 18th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Located by the Pier Room, Student Center East

Come ask questions and meet the Fashion Show Executive Board and Coordinators.

UIC Fashion Show Model Auditions:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 603 & 605, Student Center East

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 603 & 605, Student Center East

Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
Room 603 & 605, Student Center East

Any UIC student can audition (bring your i-card and $1 fee for photos).  

If you have questions, please contact

Check out the UIC Fashion Show on Facebook:
Students attending any Campus Programs event will receive credit towards the UIC Experience certification.  For details, visit

Campus Programs is a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this event, please call 312-413-5070.


Jan 24 – GSC Rock’n Roll & Twist Night


Deadline Mar 11 – Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship


Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Nursing.
School of Public Health. School of Public Affairs.

Open To
Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Students must have completed their graduate coursework by the start of
the fellowship, and must be studying at a university in sub-Saharan
Africa, the US, or Canada.

Maximum of $20,000 per year (depending on tuition, research expenses,
and cost of living) for a total of two years to cover expenses incurred
while working on their dissertation


Program Description
The Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive
Health, and Economic Development provides both financial and research
development support for dissertations on topics that examine how
population dynamics and family planning, and reproductive health
influence economic development. This can include economic growth,
poverty reduction, and equity. Dissertations that address population and
development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially

For More Information
Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship
Institute of International Education
7th Floor
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

(212) 984-5342