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University of Illinois at Chicago Announces Partnership To Help International Students Succeed

University of Illinois at Chicago Announces Partnership To Help International Students Succeed

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Shorelight Education recently announced the signing of an agreement to create UIC International, an innovative partnership platform that supports the recruitment, preparation, and success of international students. UIC International will launch the International Accelerator Program (IAP), which will operate at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Located in Chicago, Ill., UIC International will broaden educational opportunities for students from across the globe and help the university become a model for international student success and opportunity. The development and implementation of UIC International aligns with the university’s emphasis on diversity and providing students with ethnically and ...

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Summer Dance at UIC -- Free and Open to the Public

Learn  Zouk, Chicago Style Steppin', Swing, and more at the Summer Dance at UIC from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Lecture Center Quad on campus. Bring you lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes for this fun outdoor class series. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the following 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open to more seasoned dancers. Tuesday, June 21 -- Ballroom Tuesday July 12 -- Zouk Tuesday, July 26 -- Chicago Style Steppin' Tuesday, August 9-- Swing Tuesday, August 16 -- Line Dancing For more details, updates, and weather status, visit: here  

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In the Community

How White Principals Navigate Predominantly Non-White Urban Schools

Recent research from the Center for Urban Education Leadership examined standardized test achievement for Illinois students under No Child Left Behind. The results are stark: although scores are improving for Black and Latino students, those populations still lag behind White students. The root causes of this are varied and deep and certainly not explained by race, but the Center’s Jason Swanson, PhD, research specialist, argues in new research that urban principals are limited in designing strategies to address educational gaps when these groups are not even identified by race. His research, “White Principals Attempting to Lead Race-Conscious School Improvement: A Distributive Perspective,” ...

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UIC Training Emergency Medical Technicians

UIC Emergency Medical Services operates the only university ambulance in Illinois licensed to transport patients. Students can train to earn national certification and work as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), gaining valuable patient-care experience.

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Health News

Orphan drug allows kidney transplant from relative with mismatched blood type

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have — for the first time — used an orphan drug to prevent rejection of a kidney transplanted from a living donor with a mismatched blood type. Michelle Lee, 47, had been on dialysis for almost six months due to kidney failure from high blood pressure. When her doctors told her she would need a kidney transplant, her three sons immediately stepped up. “We got worked up, and it looked like I was the best match for my mom,” said Marlon Lee, 22. Except he wasn’t quite a perfect match. Marlon has type A blood, while his mother is type O. ...

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