Monthly archives: April, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS – ANTH 208 – New 200 level Anthropology Gen Ed for Fall 2018

ANTH 208 Virtual Lives: Science, Technology, and Culture
M, W, F 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
*Anthropology 208 is a World Cultures GenED and Anthropology elective


This course provides an anthropological perspective on science and technology. Most discussions of science and technology assume that science is both universal and objective, and that the technological solutions it imagines are of general use. This course asks students to understand science as one kind of worldview or cultural formation linked to particular technologies. It provides students with an understanding of the role of science and technology on the social and cultural worlds in which we live. It sheds light on the relationship between humans and their machines; the impact of social media on human relationships; the unintended consequences of technology; the political uses of science and technology; and how people transform and reshape technology to fit their needs. This course will be of interest to anthropology majors and science majors interested in understanding the intersections between technological solutions and the diverse worlds of technology users.

Download the flyer and post for your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: L@s GANAS Research Fellowship now open!

Advisors: Do you work with science students who identify as Latinx and/or have Pell grants? Then please encourage them to apply for the L@s GANAS Research Fellowship. Our fellowship aims to bring more Latinx science students into the labs of UIC faculty for a two-year research experience. Fellows are eligible for up to $2500 each semester based on their financial aid eligibility. Fellows are required to take a science leadership workshop on Tuesdays from 3 – 4:40 pm in the fall and spring.

Interested students can learn more and apply at Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached, thus the sooner the better. There is no GPA minimum, as we want to view their whole application before making a decision. Eligibility includes being a sophomore or incoming transfer student as of Fall 2018, identify as Latinx, majoring in biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or neuroscience, and ability to commit to two years of a research experience. The curriculum centers on the Latinx in science experience, but any student who is Pell eligible can apply. The curriculum also centers our 4 core majors and thus we will prioritize those applicants. Students outside of those majors may not receive as much benefit, but are still welcome to apply. They should address why they should be considered in their application.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Office of Undergraduate Research Webpage!

The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to share our redesigned website with you.

Now more comprehensive and with more accessible links directly to the info your students need on various programs across campus, as well as the URE faculty/project database and the application for the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.

Find us at,

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Asian American Awareness Month Keynote featuring Kinjaz on April 25th!

Please join us in the UIC Commemoration of the 2018 Asian American Awareness Month.

The theme for Asian American Awareness Month 2018 is “UnBound – Breaking Your Boundaries.” The AAAM Student Planning Committee selected this theme to convey the brightness of their futures and the brightness of their dreams. Often, Asian/Asian Americans are depicted exceling solely in science and math – based fields. The AAAM Student Planning Committee honors the successes of past Asian generations and seeks to amplify the current successes of this generation in the arts, as an example of extending past cultural boundaries and broadening the pop cultural image of what it means to be Asian/Asian American. For all the events, please go to

Join us for an in-depth discussion, Q&A, and performance with dance sensation Kinjaz. Kinjaz will host a MasterClass following the event at Campus Recreation.

ESTABLISHED IN 2010, Kinjaz identifies “as a band of brothers on a quest to fearlessly explore the depths of our imagination and artistic purpose. With over 30 total members, including individuals who specialize in other skills besides dance, we like to consider ourselves an “Artist’s brotherhood,” and are known for our signature intricate choreography style and creative storytelling through dance and new media. Our shared objective is to cultivate “brotherhood at all costs”, support each other to reach our highest collective potential, and to positively impact the world with our time and abilities in the most fun way possible.”

Tickets can be found below:

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SHARE WITH STUDENTS: 2018 Asian American Congratulatory Ceremony on 4/24

This event recognizes the academic achievements of UIC Asian American undergraduate and graduate students and their allies. This includes students who graduated Fall 2017 and who will graduate Spring and Summer 2018. This event involves a recognition ceremony, a special welcome, a keynote speaker, and photo ops. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

April 24, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SCE 302

RSVP here:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OSSS Orientation Overview for Advisors on May 16th – RSVP open!

The Office of Student System Services (OSSS) is offering an overview for advisors of class scheduler in preparation for 2018 Summer Orientation.

Class Scheduler is a tool that students use to build the optimal schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week. Students use Class Scheduler to generate the class schedule that fits their schedule.

A brief overview of placement testing changes, the new portal, and registration changes will be included in this demonstration.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Lecture Center A1

Please RSVP at by Monday, May 14th.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation on Wednesday, April 11 and Saturday, April 14

Study Abroad is holding 2 pre-departure orientation sessions for students going abroad this summer or fall.

Students choose which one to attend. Attendance is mandatory for registration. These are predominantly about administrative issues, safety/risk management, and an opportunity for students to meet others going to the same country and have some open Q+A with us.

The sessions are about 90 minutes and are not culture/country specific.

They will be held on Wednesday April 11, 4pm, BSB 145, and Saturday April 14, 10am BSB 145. All are welcome to come.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: More Advisor Week pics and documents available online – Poster without the Poster Handouts available!

This week we’ve added documents from Poster without the Poster table discussions and Advisor Conference!

Did you miss Advisor Week events? Did you want to pick up one of the flyers you missed getting a copy of or want it electronically? Looking to review some slides you saw one of our presenters show?

We’re continuing to upload documents and slides as our presenters provide them, but we’ve got a number online in the schedule of events and links are also below:

Watch for the handouts from table discussions at our Poster without the Poster session to be available next week! Attendees will also be getting emails regarding some of the sessions.

Check out some pics here!  Send pics to Joey ( or share a BOX with her! We want to post them online on our Advisor Week page and on Facebook!

We are looking forward to beginning to plan our Seventh Annual Advisor Week and your feedback on this year’s Advisor Week is welcomed!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: “When Curtains Fall” Discussion and Performance challenging the stigma around mental health at ARABAMCC – 4/16

When Curtains Fall

Challenging the Stigma Around Mental Health in Arab & Muslim Communities

Arab American counselor and licensed social worker Souzan Naser will lead a discussion on how we can approach mental health issues in today’s world while challenging the stigma often associated with mental illness.

Special Performance by Mary Habzoun, A Palestinian singer known as “The Voice of Bethlehem”

Date: April 12, 2018
Location: Arab American Cultural Center (ARABAMCC)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Food will be provided.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AANAPISI Part F Grant Presentation on April 17th

The UIC Asian American and Native American Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Part F grant (2011-2017) provided support for Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English-Language Learner (ELL) students. Major grant partners will highlight the grant accomplishments in strengthening ELL academic writing skills, supplemental advising, scholarships, and career development:

–Global Asian Studies Program
–Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
–First-Year Writing Program
–Writing Center
–former Office of Special Scholarships Program
–Office of Career Services

Date: April 17th
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 401 UH

Light refreshments will be served!

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact Karen Su,