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SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Global Asian Studies courses for students!

Global Asian Studies courses for incoming new students

GLAS 105 (1-credit seminar) is a component of the Asian American Mentor Program. AAMP provides incoming first-year and transfer students with peer mentors who will show them around, give them tips for college success, and connect them with campus resources. The 1-credit course, GLAS 105 focuses on Asian American Identity and Culture presenting variety of topics such as Asian American and Pacific Islander identities and communities, campus resources, parental expectations, media representations, and more! Outside of class, students will have the opportunity to participate in large group outings as well as small group social activities on and off-campus. AAMP also provides writing, and math tutors as well as other services and support to ease the transition to UIC and college. Please encourage students to apply:

Please note that GLAS 105 in the spring semester is open to all continuing students but in the fall it is for incoming new students participating in AAMP.

GLAS 105 Asian and/or Asian American Studies Seminar Instructor: Karen Su

T 3:30-4:20 pm
CRN 40130

W 1:00-1:50 pm
CRN 40131

R 12:30-1:20 pm
CRN 40128

F 11:00-11:50 am
CRN 40127
Topic: Asian American Identities, Cultures, and Communities.
This seminar is part of the Asian American Mentor Program, a unique program designed to support new first-year or transfer students in their first semester at UIC.* The weekly seminar focuses on Asian American identities, cultures, and communities. We will critically examine historical events, the media, popular culture, and personal narratives to study how social, academic, personal, and community issues impact Asian Americans, while paying attention to distinctions between Asian American and Pacific Islander identities and issues. In addition, students will be introduced to college life and campus resources to ease the transition to UIC.
*To apply for the Asian American Mentor Program, please visit
2) General Education Courses with Enhanced Tutoring: This fall, GLAS 100, 120, and 230 are the introductory courses that integrate writing tutoring into the course. These are a great way for new students to meet general education requirements and receive extra support for writing.

GLAS 100
Introduction to Global Asian Studies Instructor: Michael Jin
TR 9:30-10:45 am
CRN 40132

This course examines various historical, cultural, and political representations of Asia, Asian America, and Asians in the world. Students will explore how peoples and ideas from Asia and across transoceanic and transnational diasporas have influenced a globalized world and continue to inform our contemporary understanding of Asia and Asian America. The course also examines how historical issues such as colonialism, war, global capitalism, and migration have shaped the experiences and representations of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and peoples in Asian diasporas.
GLAS 120 Introduction to Asian American Studies
Instructor: Corrine Kodama

TR 12:30-1:45 pm
CRN 40123/40124

This course provides students with a survey of major concepts, methods, and debates in the study of Asian American studies. Students will also gain an introduction to the histories, community institutions, and contemporary issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

GLAS 230 Cultural Politics of Asian American Food Instructor:Anna Guevarra

M 3:00-5:45 pm
CRN 40125 Using food as a storyteller to capture the heterogeneity and depth of Asian American’s lived experiences, this interdisciplinary course examines issues of Asian American identity and community formations as they are produced at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality and are inextricably linked to global and transnational dynamics. In this course, we turn to food to narrate stories about diaspora, home, empire, memory, and history, as we grapple with the relations of power and structural forces that shape the social inequalities and inform Asian American lives.

These programs are part of the UIC Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students, primarily aiming to serve students who are first generation college students, low-income, immigrant, English language learner and/or in need of academic support. The programs are also open to any UIC student interested in learning about AAPI issues, cultures, and histories

FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: 2017 UIC New Student Convocation on 8-27-17 – SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE – 2017 UIC New Student Convocation

In order to positively impact the success and first year experience of our new students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in welcoming the new UIC Class of 2020!

Date:  Sunday, August 27th

Time: Check in at 2:30

Location: Check in at the Pavilion Parking Lot to line up for the processional, which begins at 3:00 p.m.

Dress for the event is casual. Please wear UIC colors.
Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic

The Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic will immediately follow the UIC Convocation ceremony. Join us in the SRC Autocourt for food, fun, and games while we continue to welcome UIC’s new students.


NETWORKING EVENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: FLAMES FLIX “Kong Skull Island” movie on the East Lawn next Thursday, July 20th! Join us!

Do you like free movies in the park? Join us for Flames Flix!

Then don’t miss out on UIC’s free outdoor movie night on Thursday, July 20th!

Recent hit “Kong: Skull Island” will be featured on a massive screen on University Hall’s East Lawn. Come relax with friends and take a break from your summer work and summer studies. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.

• Seating begins at 8pm and the movie begins at dusk.
• The first 400 people to show their i-card will receive a free blanket!
• We’ll also have free popcorn and water while supplies last.

Looking for something to do between 5:00 and 8:30? Let Joey ( know and we’ll get a group to gather for some fun at one of our local establishments…what better way to follow up on game and trivia fun from the night before than a nice, relaxing evening and movie?

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Courses for Fall 2017

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs has open courses for this Fall 2017:

Public Policy Courses

Urban Studies Courses

Download and share the flyers with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College starting next Monday 6/26 – registration continues through this week!

Summer College begins next week on Monday, June 26th! Please continue to encourage registration this week for eligible students!

Students eligible for Summer College programs can access their possible programs and register in their my.UIC portal.

Detailed information on all of the programs is available on

If you have students you know who are waiting to complete placement tests, please continue to encourage them to complete tests this week so they could do Summer Enrichment programs if they place in developmental courses!

There is also an advising packet for Summer College available in the Advising Resources for further information including:

Summer College Programs Student Handout
Summer Enrichment Workshops Advising Information
2017 PEP College Advisors’ Handbook
Summer Enrichment Writing and ENGL 159 Co-Requisite Chart
ALEKS Math Placement Information
Summer College Chemistry FAQ’s for Student Orientation Leaders


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Fall 2017 Art courses open to non-Art majors

We are looking for more students to enroll in the following Art studio courses:

ART 250 – Topics in New Media Arts: Intermediate (Processing for Artists) — T/ Th 1-3:40pm
Computer programming impacts all aspects of contemporary visual culture. This course provides an introduction to programming for anyone interested in generating art through code. Being able to understand and write code offers students new ways of creating images, sounds, and visual systems. The course also offers an introduction to contemporary web development including HTML5, CSS3, and Processing(.js) (No prior programming experience required.)

ART 350/ 480 – Advanced Topics in New Media Arts – DIGITAL FABRICATION — T / Th 9-11:40am
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of rapid prototyping as it applies to the creation of new media art works from concept development to execution. Students with a variety of interests and skill levels are introduced to art historical and contemporary artworks that incorporate technology. Students are also taught fundamental skills in computer programming, electronics and digital fabrication, including laser cutting, 3d printing and CNC milling/routing. Through self-directed research, class discussions and critiques, students will develop plans for a final project to be completed by the end of the semester using the concepts and skills learned to augment the student’s own practice.

ART 360 Topics in Photo II – T/Th 9-11:40 AM
Direct experience and related readings investigate innovations and major directions in contemporary photography. The instructor directs in-depth focus regarding a specific topic or emphasis. Extensive computer use required. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Prerequisite(s): ART 260; and junior standing or above; and consent of instructor.

ART 454 – 3D Space I: Modeling — M / W 1-3:40pm
This course provides an introduction to 3D modeling. Students will develop a multi-purpose skill set that may be used for innovative content creation in filmic animation and compositing, pre-visualization of sculptural installations and design objects, biomedical visualization, virtual world design, and other cross-media explorations. Techniques for 3D object modeling, environment construction and set design, surface texturing, lighting, image rendering, and visualizations of 3D data are explored.

Students should contact Amanda Grant at for departmental approval.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics Gen Ed Flipbook

The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics has again provided a unique, informative format for students to learn about the general education courses being offered by the School for Fall 2017.

Please share their LCSL Flipbook with your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: UIC Summer Dance is here!

Join us this summer for an Ice Cream Social and Summer Dance! Show up to our free program. Bring your lunch, listen to great music, and wear your dancing shoes outside in the UIC LC Quad. In the first 45 minutes, you will learn a new dance. In the next 45 minutes, the dance floor will be open for more seasoned dancers.

This program is free and open to the public from Noon to 1:30pm at UIC Lecture Center Plaza (UIC LC Quad).

Thursday, May 18 — Salsa*
Thursday, June 1 — Bachata
Thursday, June 15 — Argentine Tango*
Thursday, June 29 — Kizomba
Thursday, July 13 — Zouk
Thursday, July 27 — Steppin’

*Starts at 11:30am with an Ice Cream Social.

For the latest updates, visit

Check out last year’s video HERE.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer College registration is open and there’s a new Summer College website!

Summer is here and so is Summer College!

The Summer College registration system is now open so please encourage your new first-year students who are eligible to register for one or more Summer College programs!

Registration for Summer College happens through the my.UIC portal so incoming students can log in and register there. Invitations to eligible students will begin next Wednesday, May 10th as well.

New Website and Flyer
For more information, you can visit the new Summer College website, which has been re-designed and updated. It’s easy to remember –!

You can also download a new Summer College flyer with information on all of our Summer College programs and this coming week we will be providing a downloadable Advisors’ Summer College packet so watch for that!

Here’s a preview of the Introduction to Summer College that we’ve provided in the Orientation Student Life Guide!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: 4 week – GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course) is still open!


Dear students,

Please take a look at this information about an upcoming summer course. It will be a transformative experience to be sure!

GLAS/GWS 263: Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity/Arab American Feminism (GenEd course)

Instructor: Prof. Nadine Naber

CRN: 21750

Summer 2017 Session 1: May 15-June 9, 1:00-3:55 pm, 2LH 103

This course explores what Arab and Arab American feminisms can teach us about some of the most urgent issues of our times – from racism, colonialism, and war to immigration and refugees, social movements and revolutions, and the politics of family and community.