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Breakthrough Research: New Solar Cell Makes Fuel out of Carbon Dioxide

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy. The finding is reported in the July 29 issue ofScience and was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. A provisional patent application has been filed. Unlike conventional solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity that must be stored in heavy batteries, the new device essentially does the work of plants, converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into fuel, solving two crucial problems at once. A ...

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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 Louis 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

UIC Alumn Curtis Granderson Hosts Annual Baseball Camp for Park District Youth

More than 150 kids ran onto Les Miller Field on July 20th, excitedly slipping off their bags before joining Major League Baseball All-Star Curtis Granderson on the turf. “Bring your hands in,” shouted Granderson, an outfielder for the New York Mets and a UIC baseball alumnus. Cheers kicked off the third annual Grand Kids All Star Camp, which hosts youth from the Chicago Park District Summer Camp program for Grand Kids Baseball 101: introductory baseball skills and techniques. The camp takes place at UIC’s Curtis Granderson Stadium, which was funded by a $5 million donation from the three-time All Star, and is organized ...

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Foundation Support Empowering Communities

UIC, Chicago's largest public research university, recently thanked the foundations that are helping to drive change by empowering communities.

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Health News

New Procedure That Helps Prevent Stroke

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is offering a new procedure that helps prevent stroke and significantly improves quality of life for patients with atrial fibrillation who can’t be treated with a blood thinner. Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart quivers or beats irregularly, allowing blood clots to develop in the heart. These blood clots can dislodge and travel to the brain, causing a stroke. People with atrial fibrillation have a five-fold increased risk of stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. “Atrial fibrillation is a manageable condition, but for patients who are not candidates for normal treatments, stroke is ...

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