UIC Urban Forum Set For September 15th

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, ...

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 City Scape


Mexicans in Chicago: Honoring the Legacy of Louise Año Nuevo Kerr

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 ...

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In the Community

Global Leadership Youth Summit At UIC

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 ...

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Health News

UI Health In The State’s Top 10 Hospitals

UI Health In The State's Top 10 Hospitals

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, ...

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