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Archive for April, 2013

Apr 19 – Free Lunch with the Student Trustee

Fri Apr 19 – FREE lunch to talk with Student Trustee about Graduate Student Issues

We are happy to announce the lunch hour with the Student Trustee Ken Thomas this Friday (4/19/13) between 12-1 pm at SCE Rm 603. Office of Student Trustee will be providing the lunch.

If you have any questions for the Student Trustee and Graduate Student Council or would like to raise any concerns this is your opportunity.

We hope to see you there,

GSC Executive Board


Clothing Drive to Benefit Mercy Hospital and Veterans


Did you know that up to 200,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night and make up to 1/4 of the total homeless population?(
Jane Addams Student Government is sponsoring a Clothing Drive to benefit Mercy Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

A portion of Mercy’s patients are Homeless Veterans and Mercy is often in short supply of much needed clothing items to support them.  

Stop by the Student Lounge on the 4th Floor of the EPASW building (look for marked box) to donate clothes.  

Highly Needed Items: Men’s Jean, Socks, [unused] Underwear, and Bras

If you do not have clothes to donate, donate a dollar or two that will be pooled to purchase new socks and underwear by emailing to coordinate your monetary contribution.  

Help support our Homeless Veterans in a practical way and donate today!  

Jane Addams Student Government

Apr 6 – Resume Workshop for the Consulting Industry



Dear All,

As a follow-up to the successful kickoff event for the Graduate Student
Consulting Club (GSCC), GSCC will be holding a resume and cover letter
workshop with Pam Schilling. Mrs. Schilling, a career coach, has 20 years’
industry experience in consulting firms, like Booz & Company and Huron
Consulting Group. During this four-hour workshop you will learn how to
present your transferable academic skills in a strong industry resume and
cover letter, and how to prep for the interview process by designing a
career road map specifically for consulting. This is an invaluable
opportunity, especially as application deadlines for consulting and industry
positions quickly approach this Summer and Fall.

The workshop will run from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, April 6th, at Douglas
Hall Room 210. The registration is $10 per person. There are 50 spaces
available and they will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Those
interested in the workshop should email with your name, school
and department. Please pay the $10 registration fee via PayPal or in cash to
reserve your spot in the workshop.

Cost: $10

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*Please pay FULL amount.  Partial payment will not secure your reservation.

Cash Payment

Fees will be collected on Tuesday April 2nd from noon-1pm on the East Campus
at Douglas Hall Lobby and the West Campus at Student Center West Lobby (near
the fish tank).

We would like to thank UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business for their
financial support, which has subsidized the registration fee. Please contact
us with any questions regarding the workshop.

We are excited about this opportunity and hope to see you there!

All the best,

Zi Yang
The GSCC Board

Apr 5 – Caterpillar Information Session

Hi Grad Students,We are pleased to announce Rich Ingram’s (from Caterpillar Inc.) visit on April 5. GSC will be coordinating an information session at SSB Conference Room A on April 5 between 4-6 pm. If you would like to learn more about Caterpillar Inc. and ask questions for employment opportunities don’t miss this chance! Please see the attached flyer for more details.

There will also be free snacks and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

GSC Academic Committee

May 13-17 – WriteOut! A Dissertation Writing Retreat

Are you a UIC doctoral student studying race and ethnicity? Come to WriteOut! to write.

We are now accepting applications for *WriteOut!, a dissertation writing retreat at UIC.* This one-week, writing-intensive self-directed retreat is geared towards UIC doctoral students researching issues of race and ethnicity in any discipline, who are writing their dissertation or dissertation proposal or other required document related to their PhD, and who need support and structure for their writing.

From May 13-17, 2013, Monday through Friday, 9-5pm, come to WriteOut! to write. The retreat includes breakfast, a short daily non-judgmental accountability meeting with writing advisor Michelle Boyd, some printing and copying, and is free to those who complete the retreat. The retreat is offered three times a year. The goal is to support you in your writing and progress to degree.

*Applications are accepted until the session is full. APPLY EARLY and QUICKLY.* Space is limited to 10 students per session. Most sessions fill up within hours of this announcement.

Alumni of WriteOut! (people who have taken the retreat already) will be invited to apply under a separate program.

To apply and for more information about this program, visit

Selected students must send a check to reserve their place. The program is free to those who complete the retreat.

WriteOut! is a project of Francesca Gaiba and Michelle Boyd, Associate Directors at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP). It is cosponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, the Department of Criminology, Law & Justice, the Department of Sociology, the Graduate College, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Office of Access and Equity, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

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Francesca Gaiba, PhD
Associate Director for Research
UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
412 S. Peoria St. Room 320, MC 347, Chicago IL 60607
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Apr 17 – Gun Violence: Examining Public Health Solutions

School of Public Health Dean’s Forum


Gun Violence: Examining Public Health Solutions


Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

12:00pm to 1:30pm

UIC School of Public Health (SPHPI) Auditorium

1603 W. Taylor St.


Featuring presentations by: 


Dr. Carl Bell, MD

Topic: Gun Violence Epidemic – Really?

Director, UIC Institute for Juvenile Research

Clinical Professor, UIC Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health


Rebecca Levin, MPH

Topic: Strengthening Chicago’s Youth: Connecting to Prevent Violence

Director, Strengthening Chicago’s Youth and Strategic Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Tio Hardiman, MA

Topic: How Violence Spreads as an Infectious Disease

Director, Cure Violence Illinois

Creator of the Violence Interrupter Initiative


The Dean’s Forum is presented by the UIC School of Public Health. This event is free and open to the public.


Apr 13 – Public Mtg for Student Debt Relief

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Hey all,
Roots of Justice, in coordination with our allies in the IIRON Student Network, a network of grassroots social justice organizations based at universities across Chicago, is holding a public meeting on Saturday, April 13th from 2 PM to 3:30 PM at the Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington St) to address the mounting student debt and unemployment crises affecting recent college graduates.
Total student debt in the United States has recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making student debt the second largest consumer debt burden, only exceeded by mortgage debt. To make things worse, unemployment and underemployment for recent college graduates was reported as 53.6%. Recent graduates are entering a job market with limited opportunities, already hampered by large debt burdens. To top it off, climate change threatens our way of life.
To address this crisis, IIRON Student Network is holding a public meeting, bringing together 500 students and their families with legislators and university officials to sign onto our platform focused on providing public jobs to make our infrastructure environmentally friendly, student debt forgiveness, and decisive action on climate change. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Danny Davis will be attending and signing on.
Please join us to support student solutions to this crisis and show our elected officials and university officials that these issues are important. The flyer for the event is also attached. If you wish to attend, please reply to this email and/or RSVP on Facebook:
-Aneesh Nandam

Aneesh Nandam BS, BA –
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013

MPH Candidate – Health Policy & Administration