Category: Share with Students

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2018 GLAS Courses – please share with students!

Please share with your students and you can download the flyer!

Global Asian Studies invites you to encourage students to consider our Spring course line up. For more information, please contact the instructor directly.  In particular, we invite advisors to promote these two courses where seats are still available!

-GLAS 290: Introduction to Arab American Studies where students learn about the ways in which immigration and racism; family, gender, and sexuality; socio-economic class; religious affiliations; arts and cultures; and politics and political activism affect Arab American communities.

– GLAS 494: Gender and the South Asian Diaspora where students will learn about the experiences and imagined worlds of modern South Asians (focusing primarily on migrants from India) who have traveled to various parts of the world at different historical moments beginning with itinerant and colonial labor migrations of the 1800s to the present.


*GenEd courses

GLAS 105: Asian American and Pacific Islander College Student Experiences.
This seminar is a 1-credit course that prepares students to intern with departments at UIC that provide student programming and resources. The course focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander college student experiences and campus resources in U.S. higher education. The seminar’s topic and focus on career development skills like building resumes, interviewing, and public speaking will be beneficial whether you go onto an internship or not. Internships for academic credit will be offered to interested students who enroll in the course and begin the semester after the seminar. Contact:

Karen Su, T 3:30–4:20, CRN 39126
Karen Su, W 1:00-1:50, CRN 39127
Karen Su, R 12:30–1:20, CRN 39125


*GLAS 123/ENGL 123: Introduction to Asian American Literature
(Creative Arts and US Society)
Mark Chiang, MWF 10:00-10:50, CRN 38904 & CRN 38905; Contact:


*HIST 264/GLAS 264: The Pacific Rim in Modern History
Michael Jin, TR 11:00-12:15, CRN 41190; Contact:


GLAS 290: Hip Hop Dance and Asian American Cultural Politics
Lorenzo Perillo, TR 2:00–3:15, CRN 39133; Contact:


GLAS 290: Introduction to Arab American Studies
Nina Shoman-Dajani, W 3:00–3:45, CRN 39134 contact:


GLAS 300: Global Asia in Chicago
Instructor approval required.
Anna Guevarra, M 3:00-5:45, CRN 39136; Contact:


GLAS 494: Gender and the South Asian Diaspora
Gayatri Reddy, M 3:00–5:50, CRN 39968 (undergraduate) or 39969 (graduate); Contact:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Update on DACA – UIC Student Legal Services services available.

Please share the following message from Student Legal Services:


On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the current White House administration’s decision last September to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 to give young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S.  This most recent order by the Ninth Circuit judge states that the administration must resume accepting DACA renewal applications, although it does not need to accept new ones from first-time applicants.  The latest ruling gives DACA recipients a new window, albeit a temporary one, to renew their status.

UIC Student Legal Services (SLS) is committed to helping ALL current UIC students with legal issues, including those who are personally affected by the ongoing DACA developments.  Since last November, SLS has hired two immigration attorneys to help students with such matters.  Any current student who wants to discuss the ramifications of this latest development should contact SLS to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with a SLS attorney, please call 312-996-9214 or email  For more information on SLS, visit

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The Chicago Network’s Future Leaders Program – apply now until January 22nd!

Please share the opportunity to apply to the Chicago Network’s Future Leaders Program to any of your full and part-time college sophomore and junior women at UIC.

The Future Leaders Program consists of empowering young woman leaders by connecting them to other women in the workforce.

The site visits that students will be participating in this year are with the Chicago Botanic Garden and J.P. Morgan Chase. The applicants will have the opportunity to meet with the company’s employees who will share their personal history, how they progressed through their job, and the importance that their role plays.

Download the flyer for more information on the program and how to apply!


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Nominations for Chancellor’s Student Service & Leadership Awards (CSSLA) opens January 16th

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement will be opening the nomination site for the 2018 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Please consider nominating the outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have given their time and talent to campus and community that you would like to nominate.

Following are the awards that are presented as part of CSSLA:

Chancellor’s Student Service Award
(for volunteer service)

The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA) honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community.  Student nominees must have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus- or community-based service project(s).  Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must:

  • be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is received;
  • be in good academic standing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5);
  • have volunteered in a campus and/or community service organization; and
  • have made significant, unpaid contributions to their organization.

Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community and highlight any leadership positions/offices held by the nominee. Approximately 400 UIC students receive this award each year.

Eugertha Bates Memorial Award
(for humanitarian commitment)

The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award (EBMA) honors a student whose volunteer activities in a campus or community setting demonstrate an outstanding degree of caring dedication, selfless commitment, and a truly exceptional humanitarian contribution to the needs of others. Nominations for this award must include a detailed description of the uniqueness and significance of the nominee’s humanitarian service and the impact on the campus/community through his/her episodic or ongoing service.

Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award
(for creativity/innovation/length of service)

The Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award honors students whose volunteer activity substantially addresses a distinct need in the community along with inspiring others to engage in volunteer service. Individual recipients must have been involved in the creation of a new project or service to address such a need, and must demonstrate the highest level of dedication and selfless commitment to volunteer service. Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community.

Activities Honorary Society
The Activities Honorary Society (AHS) honors no more than 15 exemplary students each year for their demonstrated student leadership. Founded in 1950 by student leaders at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier, AHS is one of two traditions remaining from the original campus.

The various awards will be presented to invited recipients at the 46th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Illinois Room at Student Center East. Recipients will be recognized individually throughout the program and their nominator will be invited to attend.

For additional information, visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at


We know advisors often get questions from students, so we’re pleased to provide you with information on a new LAS Online Pathways program for prospective students:

New Non-Degree Program: LAS Online Pathways

  • The program is currently NOT open to degree-seeking UIC students, but is intended for prospective students who are considering UIC for an online completion program or an on-campus degree program.
  • The program offers General Education classes across the disciplines in a completely online format
  • Courses are offered in 8-week and 16-week session for Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Upcoming Spring courses start on January 17 and March 12
  • Students earn UIC credit and receive a UIC transcript
  • The program is offered by LAS in collaboration with UIC Extended Campus
  • More details at:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2018 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards (CURA)!

The Office of Undergraduate Research in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce that a number of Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards (CURA) are available for Spring 2018.

The CURA program supports research collaborations involving undergraduate work-study students. The faculty member applies on behalf of themselves and the student by filling out a simple online application linked to the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) website

Students may register for research or independent study credit concurrent with the CURA with the approval of their undergraduate advisors and/or directors of undergraduate studies. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awards will be granted to qualifying applicants through the month of February.

To find a prospective research mentor, students should go to and search by department, faculty name or keyword to find available positions. Note: students can only apply for a spring award if they have already accepted federal work study as part of their AY 17-18 financial aid package. FWS status can be seen on the financial aid page of the student portal. 

Thank you, advisors, for your support of undergraduate research, which is a high-impact experience correlated with student success! If you have questions, feel free to email the Office of Undergraduate Research at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC’s new Art Education Program – are you interested?

Looking For a Way to Give Back to the Community? Learn to Teach Art in Chicago Public Schools!

• You can become a licensed high school art teacher.
• The starting full time salary of Chicago Public School teachers is $50,000.
• The job comes with health care, benefits, sick days, and ongoing professional development.
• You’ll have a chance to impact the community you come from.

UIC’s Art Education program is accepting applications for the Pre-Art Education cohort NOW. The deadline is January 12, 2018.

Dowload the flyer to share with your students!

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SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2018 GLAS 105 1-credit seminar prepares students for internships!

Are your students looking for a 1-credit spring course that will also lead to an on-campus internship?

Look no further! GLAS 105, a 1-credit course in Global Asian Studies, prepares students to intern with departments at UIC that provide student programming and resources. The course focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander college student experiences and campus resources in U.S. higher education. The seminar’s topic and focus on career development skills like building resumes, interviewing, and public speaking will be beneficial whether students go onto an internship or not. Internships for academic credit will be offered to interested students and begin the semester after the seminar.

Times and CRNs :
Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:20pm (CRN 39126)
Wednesdays 1pm-5pm (CRN 39127)
Thursdays 12:30pm-1:20pm (CRN 39125)
For questions, please contact Karen Su at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Pharmacy offering its first undergraduate course for Spring 2018 – PHAR 201!

The College of Pharmacy is offering a new 2-credit elective course PHAR 201 – “Drugs in Society.”

The course is targeted for pre-health and science majors, and covers health-related topics including:

  • Drugs of abuse (prescription and illicit drugs)
  • Global and domestic controversies in health and medicine
  • Personalized medicine
  • Non-traditional health care

You can share the downloadable syllabus with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program application is now open!

The College of Pharmacy at UIC invites undergraduate students to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The objective of this program is to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical research in order to heighten interest in science as a career and increase the number of young scientists entering the biomedical research disciplines.

The SURF program is located on UIC’s West Campus, in the center of the Illinois Medical District–one of the largest concentrations of advanced health care facilities in the nations– and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us convenient access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, collaborators and patient populations.

The SURF Program is funded by an institutional award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

Program Dates:

The SURF program runs for 10 weeks, starting on Friday, June 1, 2018 and ending on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

SURF Program Description:

ASPET-sponsored SURF program is for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  Students will work on independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors.  Before beginning work, students will attend relevant laboratory safety training.  In addition to individual mentoring, the program offers number of enrichment activities:  research seminars, advanced research instrumentation workshops, career day at a local pharmaceutical company, instructions on how to prepare a scientific presentation, practice talks and  a mini-symposium where all the participants present their research projects in front of the College audience.  SURF participants will receive compensation of $3,000 for the 10 week period.

The 2018 Application Cycle is now open. Please read the application instructions carefully and apply by February 1, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

 Sophomores or juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree (PhD or PharmD/PhD) and must be available for the full 10 weeks of the program.
  • The program is open to all US Citizens and Permanent Residents. Undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in health-related sciences, i.e. individuals from ethnic or racial groups (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives); individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with physical or mental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Components and Process:

  • Application form. Download the form and instructions.
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • 2 letters of recommendations

Submit completed application form, personal statement, and transcripts as a SINGLE PDF file by e-mail to by February 1, 2018.

Request that your letters of references are e-mailed to by February 1, 2018.


All effort will be made to notify applicants no later than April 16, 2018 regarding their status. Applicants chosen to participate in the 2017 SURF program will be sent an offer letter via e-mail.

Contact Information:

Please contact us by e-mail to