Monthly archives: April, 2017

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Apply today for the L@s GANAS Research Experience – Deadline Extended to 4/21!

Apply today for the L@s GANAS Research Experience

Are you looking for an independent research experience? Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science, or L@s GANAS, is looking for undergraduate students who want to commit to two years of gaining solid research experience. The extended deadline to apply for this program is Friday, April 21st.

L@s GANAS is offering priority to students who:

  • Identify as Latinx
  • Majoring (or intending to major) in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Neurosciences

Students may be eligible for up to a $5,000 stipend each year.

To learn more and apply please visit

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: You’re invited to Lavender Graduation on 4/28!

Lavender Graduation

Friday, April 28, 2017

National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street

Ceremony: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Keynote Speaker this year will be Owen Daniel-McCarter. Owen is a transgender attorney, educator, and advocate. He is the Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance where he supports gender inclusivity in schools, LGBT affirming curriculum, bullying prevention, and restorative school discipline practices. He has a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from the Univearebrsity of Vermont and, while he was a student there, helped co-found a national student-run conference on trans/gender identity and trans activism called the Translating Identity Conference. Owen then attended the City University of New York School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2007. He is a founding collective member of the Transformative Justice Law Project, the former Legal Director of the TransLife Center, and was an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago.


Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) graduating class. The event is open to students from every college at UIC and our graduate pool grows larger each year. Lavender Graduation is one of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s hallmark programs. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

The graduate and guest registration links are now available! Please register yourself and your guests today, and pass the links on to others.


GRADUATES Register Here:


When you have a moment, follow this link to a beautiful video from the 2014 event:

Please also join our event on Facebook:

For registration and event related questions, contact S Simmons at OR 312-413-8619.

Download the flyer!




Please join us for our upcoming advisor common reading discussion!

Date/Time: April 18, 2017 at 12:00-12:50 p.m.
Topic: Sophomore Transition
Article: “The Sophomore Transition: Considerations for Effective Academic Advising ”

Go to: to retrieve the article.

Discussion Leader: Kevin Price
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (located on the first floor in the northwest corner of the library)
Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano,, and Jill Huynh,
The Advisor Common Reading Committee

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list:


The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CC 120 – UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar is now DLG (Dialogue) 120

CC 120 – UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar is now DLG (Dialogue) 120, and course content/learning remains the same.  Students can register on their own, and sections 41454 and 41455 are reserved for upper-level students.  All students currently registered have been notified of the change.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Info Sessions on April 18th and 19th

CUPPA Info Sessions

Are you interested in making direct, positive changes in your community?

Are you a UIC student who is either undecided or unsure about your major?

Are you looking for something different for Fall 2017?

We have majors and programs that will interest you!

You are invited to attend an info session on our undergraduate programs in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). Learn more about our two majors, Public Policy and Urban Studies.  If one of our majors isn’t right for you, explore our many minors and certifications available.

Minors offered include Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sustainable Cities, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Or register for a CUPPA course for Fall 2017 to see what we’re all about (see below for a sample list of our Fall 2017 courses.)

These sessions will be held in the Daley Library, Room I-470, at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, April 18, 3pm

Wednesday, April 19, 9am

Please RSVP to with the date you will  be attending.

CUPPA Alumni have found jobs in government, with non-profit organizations, or working for the private sector. Discover a career working as an advocate, analyst, organizer, planner, or decision-maker. CUPPA’s undergraduate programs will help you develop critical skills to make a more just, resilient, and livable world. Inherit Yesterday. Imagine Tomorrow. For more information on the info session or CUPPA, please send an email to

Like CUPPA on Facebook!

Check out our website here!

CUPPA Course offerings Fall 2017

PA 100 Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship
PA 210 Introduction to Policy Process
PA 211 Policy Analysis
PA 230 Nonprofit organizations in US Society
PA 231 The American Safety Net
PA 240 Environmental Policy
PA 300 Introduction to Urban Policy Processes
PA 303 Bureaucracy and the Policy Process
US 101 Introduction to Urban Studies
US 130 Principles of Sustainable Cities
US 202 Planning Great Cities
US 208 Mapping the Urban: Cartography and Its Alternative
US 301 Political Economy of Urban Development
US 304 Visualizing the City: Methods and Tools for Representing the City
US 361 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems I

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Fulbright Fortnight (4/10 – 4/21)

Join the Graduate College and Office of Special Scholarship Programs for information on the US Fulbright Scholar Program (four opportunities):

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
UH Room 650
PIZZA + Info Session
For Graduate & Undergraduate Students


Thursday, April 13, 2017
BH Room 121
For Graduate & Undergraduate Students


Monday, April 17, 2017
UH Room 650
PASTRIES & COFFEE + Info Session
For Graduate Students


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
College of Nursing Rm 151
For Professional Graduate and Undergraduate Students

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – OAD Coffee Talk on April 12th “Optimizing Impact II: More Student Research Opportunities

Were you able to join us for our Advisor Week session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall and Veronica Arreola? If so, we’ve got a follow up event for you! If you missed it, we’ve got another event regarding student opportunities in research for you!

Join us as we feature discussion with some of our programs that offer research opportunities for our students including Bridges to Baccalaureate, Health Professions Navigator Program, and PAP STEM.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
ACE Classroom #4 – Student Services Building

RSVP: OAD Coffee Talk April 4th RSVP

UPDATE – ROOM CHANGE for TODAY’s (4/6) OAD Brown Bag NACADA Webinar viewing – now in BURNHAM HALL ROOM 121 in the Honors College!

ROOM change to 121 Burnham Hall (BH) in the Honors College for today’s event!

OAD Brown Bags Event – viewing of the NACADA Webinar – “Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

Presenters from past highly-rated NACADA conferences come together to address this question: How do academic advisors effectively motivate students to take advantage of student success offices and academic planning tools?

Presenters will discuss the micro and macro factors that contribute to this issue, and will argue that academic advisors play an essential role in the solution. Utilizing techniques found in Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” advisors are able to nudge students into making good decisions by altering predictable behavior through incentives such as intentional acts of persuasion and guidance to produce outcomes while maintaining a student’s agency.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
121 Burnham Hall (BH) in the Honors College

RSVP still open: NACADA Webinar April 6th Brown Bag RSVP