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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Eleven University of Illinois at Chicago students have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved.
The students will each design and implement year-long projects to improve health and access to care. Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the fellowship encourages exceptional students in health and human service fields to serve the most vulnerable members of society, including the uninsured, immigrants, the homeless, returning veterans, minorities and the working poor.
The 11 UIC award winners will each receive a $2,000 honorarium and perform 200 hours of direct service ...
What happens when a police officer is dispatched on a call of disturbing the peace? What happens when, upon arrival, the officer encounters someone experiencing a mental health crisis? Amy Watson, PhD, is conducting research to explore the options.
Recent media headlines have illustrated the tragic results when these interactions go poorly. What many people do not realize is that social workers, in conjunction with others working in the mental health and criminal justice systems, advocates and other community stakeholders, have developed a model for improving police response to mental health crisis. The Crisis Intervention Team Model (CIT) includes training police ...
The Chinese American Service League is offering a Chef Training Program on western-style cooking instruction and Vocational English as Second Language (VESL), equipping students with knowledge and skills for entry level food service industry—including major hotels, institutions and restaurants.
The program includes follow-up services for retention assistance for up to 6 months. Chef Training Program is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The next session runs 9/6/16 to 12/23/16.
VESL training will be two weeks prior 8/22/16 to 9/2/16.
For more details, or an application, on this CASL program, click HERE.