Campus News: spread the warmth

coat drive


The African American Cultural Center is leading a family coat drive through Feb. 24.

The center is collecting new or clean, gently worn coats and jackets for Family Rescue, a domestic abuse shelter in South Chicago, and A Little Bit of Heaven, a homeless shelter in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.

Donation boxes are located in the center’s gallery, 207 Addams Hall, the Undergraduate Success Center, 111 Stevens Hall, and the CHANCE office, 2080 Student Services Building.



Nominations are due March 20 for eight seats on the campus Faculty Advisory Committee, which considers faculty grievances and serves as a communication channel between academic staff and administration.

The committee is elected by tenured and tenure-track faculty through ballot election.

The committee also conducts hearings and make recommendations on faculty cases involving severe sanctions short of dismissal.

The committee is composed of nine tenured faculty members with a 75 percent or more appointment who do not hold an administrative position. Terms are for three years, with no more than two faculty members from a college serving at one time.

For more information, call the Office of the Senate, 312-996-2926.



“Environmental impacts of using toxic chemicals in conducting laboratory research” is the topic of the first meeting Feb. 24 of the Green Labs Committee, organized by the Office of Sustainability.

Speakers are Michael Gonzalez, National Risk Management Research Lab, Environmental Protection Agency, and George Schupp, deputy director, Environmental Protection Agency Chicago Regional Laboratory.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building.



Students, faculty, and staff use copyrighted materials obtained online for scholarship, research and university business, but understanding how to use content legally can be a challenge.

Michael Harte, University Legal Counsel, and Pia Hunter and Sandy DeGroote, University Library, will discuss best practices for using copyrighted text, images and media at noon Feb. 26 in 1-470 Daley Library.

“Copyright, the Internet and You” is co-sponsored by the University Library, University Legal Counsel and Digital Communications.

The session will be presented live on Blackboard Collaborate.

For copyright questions, email



Deadline is March 6 for letters of proposal for the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research.

The funding program supports new multidisciplinary partnerships between young researchers at UIC to create projects for outside funding.

Awards range from $30,000 to $40,000 over two years.

Application deadline is March 23 and the funding begins in June.

For more information, email



The Survey Research Laboratory is hosting six webinars on methodology this semester.

All seminars are held begin at noon. Registration is requiredTopics include: sampling hard-to-reach populations, today; nonresponse bias assessment, Feb. 25; ethics in survey research, March 4; questionnaire design clinic, March 11; and agree-disagree response formats, March 18.



Deadline is Feb. 20 to apply for awards from the Office of International Affairs to encourage international program development.

Six awards are available and all UIC academic units can apply. Proposals typically involve presentations or discussions with an international aspect, either in Chicago or abroad.



Free dental screenings are available Saturday by dental students taking their licensing exam.

Screenings are 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Dentistry.

Patients must be 18 years or older and have one form of ID and current list of medications. Patients who don’t speak English must bring an interpreter. Patients cannot be allergic to latex.



Deadline is March 7 to apply for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy’s policy and social engagement fellowship.

The fellowship, up to $10,000 per year, is given to faculty members who work with community organizations on community action projects related to race, ethnicity and policy. All adjunct, clinical, research, tenure-track, tenured and visiting faculty members are eligible.

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