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Archive for August, 2013


National Museum of Health and Medicine Presents!



Call for Paper Submissions: LALS Brown Bag Graduate Student Symposium

Starting this fall, the Latin American and Latino Studies program will host a LALS Brown Bag Graduate Student Symposium series. This is a great opportunity to present your work to a friendly audience of faculty an peers. It is a great chance to really strengthen your work! We are currently seeking an advanced graduate student who would be interested in presenting her/his work in September. This is open to all graduate students working on Latino or Latin American topics. If you are interested in presenting or would like more information, please contact Prof. Amalia Pallares, LALS Program Director, at amalia or leave a message at 312-996-2445.

Oct 17 – Graduate & Professional School Fair

You are invited to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago’s ninth annual Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Graduate and Professional School Fair
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago‚ IL 60608
Thursday, October 17, 2013
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet more than 200 recruiters who will talk to you about their schools/programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities. Whether you are interested in an MBA, Law School, Medical School, a PhD, Master’s program or other professional degree, you will find contacts from across the country and from abroad at the fair. For a complete list of participating schools sorted by graduate fields of study, visit the Internet website

Admission is FREE!


For more information, either visit our website or call 312-996-2300.

Aug 29, Sept 4, Sept 25 – Graduate Student Toolkit Workshops

Hello Graduate Students,

Are you a new graduate student at UIC? Need a refresher on how to use the
University Library? In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn to take
advantage of online research tools and resources for graduate students. The
workshop will cover the following:

· Using the library catalogs to find materials at UIC and other

· Identifying article databases in your field and searching
multidisciplinary databases

· Tracking citation patterns and identifying important journals in
your field

· Finding dissertations

· Getting Help: Using the Ask a Librarian service and identifying
the librarian for your discipline for future research assistance.

*What: Graduate Student Toolkit Workshop
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*When: 8/29, 9/4, 9/25*
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*Time: 4:00-5:30 PM*
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*Location: Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)*
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*RSVP: Is required

*Register at:

*If you need special accommodations please contact Theresa
Christenson-Caballero at tchris1@ or by phone at (312) 355-2137

*Please see the attachment for a list of other University Library Workshops
being offered for Graduate Students this Fall.



Sept 13 – Bridging the Gap: Emergent Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities

10th Anniversary!

Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in

Underrepresented Minorities

Date: Friday, September 13, 2013

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60612

FREE!: Complimentary registration; breakfast and lunch provided

Contact: Arlin Ospina at or (312) 996-1774

To Register: http:// bridgingthegapanniversary.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bridging the Gap symposiums.

At the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System we are committed to combining translational research with clinical care in order to redress health disparities that exist across the state. Through our efforts to address and alleviate health disparities, we have an opportunity to deliver personalized medicine to a racially and ethnically diverse patient population. Together, our focus on using translational research and personalized medicine to inform our clinical care will help us achieve a better understanding of the basic underpinnings of disease and disease processes, particularly among medically underserved Hispanics and African Americans within our primary service areas.  At the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System we are changing medicine for good by making the latest advancements more affordable and accessible for those who need it most.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bridging the Gap symposiums.
Secretary of State Jesse White will join us along with Dr. Dimitri Azar, Dean College of Medicine UIC, Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Derek J. Robinson, Executive Director, Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), Martha L. Daviglus, MD, PhD, Director, Institute for Minority Health Research, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago.


SERVICE & LEADERSHIP – SQuad Regardless – An Educational Mentoring Foundation

Regardless 2013-2014 Handout

SQuad Regardless – An Educational Mentoring Foundation

Mission Statement
We Educate and Motivate kids- through mentoring- to improve key character traits
– Our mentoring develops social and emotional skills in kids, which improves
behaviors, attitude, and emotional-wellness.
– We mentor “at-risk” and “high-potential” kids through 1-1 mentoring or through
group mentoring workshops.
– Our kids are from low socio-economic communities in Chicago and Regardless is
responsible for 150 kids for 2013-2014 (on the South and West sides of Chicago).
– For workshops, mentors volunteer once a week for 2 hours. All college students
are invited to help with workshops.
– For 1-1 mentorship, mentors volunteer 2 times a month for 2 hours. Graduate
level students and/or working professionals are preferred for 1-1 partnerships.
– Visit for dates, location, and times for
monthly “Regardless Informational/Orientation” sessions. The first sessions for
2013-2014 will be from 11am-12pm at 244 E. Pershing Rd. (Phillips Academy
High School) on September 7, 2013 and October 5, 2013. Interested mentors are
strongly encouraged to visit these sessions to learn more about our organization
and how we mentor kids.

– Please email to express interest!

Dec 5 – Save the Date: 2013 UIC Urban Forum

Save the Date!
December 5, 2013

The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the

“Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions”

People and institutions engage in the public square and the private marketplaces for the purpose of promoting commerce and growth, improving the quality of life in neighborhoods and cities, and creating institutions to promote democratic governance. These interactions are constrained and shaped by the rapidly emerging technologies and access to those technologies by individuals and institutions. Today, the capacities of institutions, communities and societies to govern collectively and ensure a sustainable and acceptable quality of life for metropolitan regions are challenged. The shape and direction of metropolitan growth and development depends on access to appropriate technology, scaled to the metropolitan region, and informed by the individual, household and community needs of the city and region.

The 2013 UIC Urban Forum will debate the role of technology as a critical element in enhancing the capacity of public institutions to adjust and adapt to metropolitan regions’ emerging economic, political and social conditions. The Forum will bring together public intellectuals, stakeholders, academicians, policy analysts and citizens to examine both the enhancing and the constraining effects of technology on the capacity of local and regional governments to meet their health-care responsibilities, workforce-training and education needs, demands for promoting economic development and opportunities, and service-delivery responsibilities to their citizens.

White papers–which will inform panels that will include mayors, policy officials, scholars, thought-leaders, and journalists–will be prepared by renowned scholars:

• Dr. Karen Mossberger (Arizona State University) on “the role of technology in innovation and inclusion”
• Dr. Jane Fountain (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) on “connecting technologies to citizenship”
• Dr. Bénédicte Callan (Arizona State University) on “technology and health care”
• Dr. Howard Wial (University of Illinois at Chicago) on “technology and advanced manufacturing”
• Dr. Darrell West (Brookings Institution) on “workforce development and technology”

Confirmed 2013 Urban Forum Board of Advisors:

MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Randy Blankenhorn, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of HUD, former Mayor of San Antonio
Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities
Michael Coleman, Mayor of Columbus
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Lee Fisher, former Lt. Governor of Ohio; CEO and President, CEOs for Cities
Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary
Bruce Katz, Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Jeffery A. Malehorn, President and C.E.O, World Business Chicago
Terry Mazany, Chicago Community Trust
Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners

More information about the 2013 Urban Forum will be available in the coming months at UICurban.


Michael A. Pagano
Project Director, UIC Urban Forum
Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs