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Chicago Latino Caucus Meets With UIC Leadership

Members of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus met with University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis, U of I trustees, and other university officials on Oct. 22nd to discuss how Latinos are performing at UIC, Chicago’s largest university, and to explore ways of creating more working partnerships to help the institution do even more for the communities it serves. Amiridis said UIC could be the gateway for the development of the West Side and nearby communities such as Pilsen, Chinatown, and North Lawndale. Alderman George Cardenas of the 12th Ward, chair of the Latino caucus, said his members will create ...

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Events

Film Screening and Discussion On Sociology of Race, Housing, and Urban Policy in Chicago

UIC Sociology is proud to host award-winning filmmaker Ronita Bezalel, whose first film on Cabrini Green won an award for catalyzing dialogue on housing issues in Chicago. The event will feature a screening of Bezalel's most recent film, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green, after which Professor Maria Krysan, a scholar of racial residential segregation, will interview the film maker on what the film tells us about the sociology of race, housing, and urban policy in Chicago. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on October 6th, at the UIC Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria Street, Suite 400, in Chicago. The event is ...

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In the Community

Chicago Latino Artchive and Latino Art Now! unveiled at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Two new web-based projects showcasing past and present Latino art in Chicago will be introduced during a special presentation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 6th, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, in Chicago, by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research IUPLR, a national Latino research consortium based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Artists, collectors, curators, scholars and community members are invited to celebrate the launch of the Chicago Latino ArTchive and the Latino Art Now! Chicago Virtual Gallery. The projects, developed by the UIC-based IUPLR, will go live at the event and ...

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Video Highlight

UIC Chemical Engineering Education

The Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago provides students with cutting-edge research opportunities, transformative educational growth and professional development. Department faculty and industrial partners mentor students to become leaders in the diverse areas of chemical engineering, including pharmaceutical, environment, nanotechnology, complex fluids, microelectronics, energy, and biomedical engineering, among others. The department also organizes special programs to train students with soft skills needed for professional development and career advancement. To learn mor, visit the UIC College of Engineering here.

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Health News

UI Health To Open Mile Square Health Center in Drake School in Bronzeville

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will renovate and operate a new federally-qualified, school-based health center at Bronzeville’s John B. Drake Elementary School in 2017. The Drake Health & Wellness Center will serve approximately 400 students, including students from Drake Elementary, nearby schools, and Dearborn Homes, one of the last remaining public housing communities of the former State Street corridor. The center will become the 13th in UI Health’s Mile Square network of federally qualified health centers. At a press conference Sept. 23 at Drake Elementary, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, State Sen. Mattie Hunter and Alderman Pat Dowel joined representatives from UI Health, ...

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