The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will host the Urban Forum on September 15th, an annual conference that brings together policy makers, academics, community leaders, students, and interested citizens to discuss current urban issues impacting the region and nation with the purpose of driving a dialogue and sharing policy options, recommendations, and best practices.
The 2016 Urban Forum: Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow will focus on human capital development in metropolitan regions by examining the role of migration and immigration, K-12 education preparedness, post-secondary workforce training and development efforts, and recruitment and professional development of Millennials.
Dynamic metropolitan economies require a diverse, ...
The public is welcomed to attend this special one-day conference in honor of the late Louise Año Nuevo Kerr, who passed away last year.
Kerr was a pioneering scholar in her field and made a lasting impact on dozens of students and colleagues. Her dissertation, The Chicano Experience in Chicago: 1920 - 1970, was a breakthrough in the study of people of Mexican descent in the Midwest. She served for nearly 10 years in academic and administrative roles at UIC, eventually becoming the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The scheduled speakers include:
Deena González, Loyola Marymount University
Jesus “Chuy” García, Cook County Commissioner
Mike Amezcua, Notre Dame ...
Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and UIC hosted and sponsored an educational, collaborative leadership development forum last month to grow a new generation of leaders with a class of 20 young women, ages 14 to 16, from around the world.
The first Global Youth Ambassadors Summit, which took place July 23 to 30, was an educational opportunity for nine girls from Chicago and 11 from other cities celebrate differences and catalyze partnerships. The collaboration was inspired by Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative, which strives to empower women through education. This year’s global participants represented Birmingham, UK; Bogota, Colombia; Durban, South ...
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is ranked in the top 10 hospitals in the Chicago metro area and in Illinois for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital, which was ranked 23rd regionally and 27th in the state last year, rose to the No. 8 spot in both categories this year.
“These rankings reflect the continuous efforts of our staff to improve patient safety and outcomes and to create a better patient experience from the moment they walk in the door, to the time they leave the hospital and on to follow up care,” said Avijit Ghosh, chief executive officer, ...
Nearly 100 members of the UIC and Chicago communities came together at Student Center East recently to reflect, heal, engage in dialogue and remember the recent victims of violence in an event organized by Student Affairs and campus partners.
The group addressed tragic events — which have happened in places like Chicago, Minneapolis, Falcon Heights, Orlando, Dallas and Baton Rouge, among others — and discussed critical issues concerning gun control, violence, police brutality, racism, social movements, protests, campus safety and emotional impacts.
“While carrying the burden of pain, we must continue to be shocked and outraged about violence so that we never become ...
Dr. Philip Patston, Associate Professor, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, and Dr. Keiko Watanabe, Professor, Periodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, were honored with prestigious awards.
Dr. Patston received the College’s 2016 Dr. Jon Daniel Teaching Award, and Dr. Watanabe received this year’s Faculty Research Award.
Dr. Patston received the award from Dean Clark Stanford and a prior Daniel Award winner, Dr. Blase Brown, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Brown also served on the Daniel Award Committee.
The Daniel Award was established in 2010 in memory of longtime UIC College of Dentistry Oral Biology faculty member ...
Do you know any high-school students? Encourage them to enroll into the Youth Leadership Program at the Asian American Business Expo to be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th, at UIC Forum.
The Youth Leadership Program is a full-day interactive training program designed to equip our high-school youths with skills to succeed in college and life.
Facilitated by leading business professionals as well as leaders from OCA National, the Youth Leadership Program offers students the following benefits:
Developing leadership skills
Gaining awareness of social justice issues
Having an understanding of why it is important to advocate
A recommendation letter
8 AM - Report ...