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Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00
UIC

UIC Greenhouse Tour

  • UIC Greenhouse and Plant Research Lab (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Office of Sustainability and the Plant Research Laboratory on this guided walking tour and see what great things UIC can grow!

Did you know UIC is was the first to be recognized as a Bee Campus USA in Illinois?! Biological Sciences professor, Dr. Alan Molumby, will present to us the importance of bees and other pollinators. Weather permitting, we might even see some flying around!

The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species.

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Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30
UIC

Spring Symposium in Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience will presenting its Spring Symposium in Neuroscience: "Gut Instinct: The influence of the gut on brain and behavior." Refreshments will be served before, during and after. The symposium will feature two fantastic speakers  (Jane Foster, McMaster University and John Cryan, University College Cork) as well as LIN graduate students presenting data blitzes about their research.

The schedule for the symposium is:

10:30 Data blitz by LIN graduate students
10:45 "Mood and microbes: an overview of how microbes influence brain and behavior" by Dr. Jane Foster
11:50 Data blitz by LIN graduate students
12:15 "A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The microbiota as a key regulator of neurodevelopment and behavior" by Dr. John Cryan
1:20 Data blitz by LIN graduate students

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Hadley Talks Part 3

  • Science and Engineering Labs, Rm 4289 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year, the Ecology & Evolution group awards mini research grants to E&E graduate students. These presentations showcase the research that they conducted using the funds. This is the third of the three part series.

Joao Capurucho - Comparative phylogenomics of six Amazonian white sand specialist birds


Jason Davlantes - Does the diet and behavior of P. montezuma facilitate connectivity for rainforest trees in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico?


Margaret Malone - Fear and Foraging: The indirect costs of predation provide insight into landscape scale habitat use on coral reefs

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Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

TEDxUofIChicago

At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. Join your community for ideas worth sharing.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00
UIC

Blackboard as an Extension of the Classroom

Infusing technology into teaching does not have to be difficult. In this workshop, participants will learn different ways to supplement their classroom teaching with Blackboard tools. We will first present a brief high-level overview of the benefits of using Blackboard to deliver content and assessments. Then participants will be engaged in hands-on activities practicing these tools within Blackboard. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: create a learning module, deploy tests and assignments, and attach rubrics.

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Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00
UIC

Dave Featherstone Symposium

You are invited to the symposium "David Featherstone: A Celebration of His Life and Scientific Achievements."

Please join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dave Featherstone. This two hour celebration will feature speakers sharing their favorite Dave experiences, memories and anecdotes. 

4:00pm           Welcome from LAS Dean Astrida Orle Tantillo
4:05-4:45pm   Dave blitzes (3-4 minute remembrances) by current and former lab members
4:45-5:15pm   Talk by Dr. Faith Liebl, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and former graduate student in Dave’s lab
5:15-6:00pm   More Dave blitzes by students and faculty

Refreshments will be available before, during and after the event.

Please RSVP at davefeatherstonememorial.weebly.com/rsvp.

For further information, please contact suzanne7@uic.edu.

 

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

2017 Student Research Forum

Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) will present their work one-on-one to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy 3-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony.

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

UIC Impact Day

UIC Impact Day provides students with the opportunity to showcase their scholarly pursuits in and beyond the classroom. Students present their experiences, service, study abroad, internships, student employment, career development, leadership, and/or involvement.

Awards are given for the top presentation in each of three categories: the impact of the experience on the presenter, the impact of the experience on the world, and the impact of the experience on the presenter’s career development.

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

Games and Simulations as Tools for Teaching and Learning

The workshop presenters will share best practices for active learning through simulations and gamification of college level academic activities. Participants will analyze peer-reviewed research on gamification, simulations, and gameful design to identify lecture activities that bring excitement and heightened attention into modern learning environments. Participants will contrast theory and hands-on activities in order to construct their own adoption of best practices demonstrated. Concepts of serious gaming, game-based learning, and edutainment will be explored in order to establish a foundation of research driven, actionable improvements of instruction. Design thinking process will be demonstrated as a catalyst for improvement of teaching with technology.

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

Rock Climbing with BGSA

Test your strength with BGSA at the rock wall! We'll meet at the SRF on east campus around 1, and after conquering the walls we can relax at the hottub and/or lazy river. Climbing and swimming is free to all students, and you can rent climbing shoes for $3.

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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Webcast: Assessing Your Scholarly Impact Using the H-Index and Altmetrics

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index. The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index. How to create your own Google Citations profile and new “altmetrics” that examine web 2.0’s role in assessing impact will also be covered.

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Mar
6
3:00 PM15:00
UIC

Civic Engagement in the Classroom

In this workshop, we will explore ways in which faculty and the university can more effectively partner with communities, both local and international. We will draw on examples from work within the Chicago Public Schools, from community collaborations in response to increased violence in our Chicago neighborhoods, and from lessons learned from global NGO’s. Participants will have an opportunity to consider ways in which Thomas Ehrlich’s definition of civic engagement as “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference” can be operationalized in teaching, and augmented by considering sociologist Arthur Frank’s call for a “renewal of generosity,” expanding our sense of hospitality by blurring the borders between classroom and community.

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Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Webcast: Writing a Successful Data Management Plan

Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently and ensure the long term use of your data! This seminar will cover how researchers can plan, manage, describe, and document their data throughout the life of their research project and considerations for long term data management. This workshop will also overview funding agency requirements for data management plans when submitting grant applications and how the DMP Tool can help.

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Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00
UIC

Active Learning in the College Classroom: Teaching Practices that Foster Student Engagement

In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of instructional practices that offer students opportunities to engage and interact with content and each other in meaningful and diverse ways. Topics that will be discussed include concept mapping, multimodality, peer instruction and group work, use of classroom response systems (e.g., clickers), and frequent informal assessment of student thinking. Presenters will share principles behind each practice, and demonstrate ways to enact this practice in large and small classes. Participants will have the opportunity to develop ways to implement these practices in their own classes.

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00
UIC

Webcast: Discover the New RefWorks

In this workshop, participants will learn about the features and functionality of the new version of RefWorks. Learn how to create accounts, import citations, create bibliographies, and more. Appropriate for those using the current version of RefWorks as well as those brand new to citation management systems.

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Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30
UIC

UIC Office of Sustainability Lecture: David Orr

  • The John and Kathy Schreiber Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David W. Orr is the Counselor to the President at Oberlin College and Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Emeritus. He is the author of eight books, including his most recent Dangerous Years: Climate Change and the Long Emergency (Yale University Press, 2016). His career as a scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building design, and climate change. In 1996 he led the effort to design, fund, and build the first substantially green building on a U.S. college campus. The Adam Joseph Lewis Center was later named by the U.S. Department of Energy as  “one of thirty milestone buildings of the twentieth century.” He is the founder of The Oberlin Project, an all-encompassing joint venture by Oberlin College, the Town of Oberlin and private and institutional partners to create a thriving, sustainable community in Oberlin. The SCB-designed Peter B. Lewis Gateway Building is the first project within the Oberlin Green Arts District, a key development initiatives of The Oberlin Project. Read David’s full bio.

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Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30
UIC

LinkedIn Lab

  • Benjamin Goldberg Research Center Room 105B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You know it's important, and you may even have a profile, but most students have yet to unleash the full potential of LinkedIn.

Each semester the UIC Office of Career Services will host multiple interactive sessions in a computer lab to answer all your questions, no matter how basic.  Learn how to launch your professional network - one that you'll be using for the rest of your career! 

Please bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail it to yourself for easy access.  You will want to use some of that information to create or modify your profile.

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00
UIC

TechTeach 2016

The theme of the 2016 TechTeach Conference is Reaching Beyond Challenges.The conference will bring together faculty, staff, and IT professionals who will demonstrate innovative techniques and tools along with the most effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Presenters will share how they address challenges to shape the learning experience using technology in teaching: using digital content, collaborating inside and outside the classroom, using engagement strategies, etc.

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Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30
UIC

LinkedIn Lab

You know it's important, and you may even have a profile, but most students have yet to unleash the full potential of LinkedIn.

Each semester the UIC Office of Career Services will host multiple interactive sessions in a computer lab to answer all your questions, no matter how basic.  Learn how to launch your professional network - one that you'll be using for the rest of your career! 

Please bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail it to yourself for easy access.  You will want to use some of that information to create or modify your profile.

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00
UIC

Active Learning in the College Classroom: Teaching Practices that Foster Student Engagement

  • Richard J. Daley Library Room 1-470 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of instructional practices that offer students opportunities to engage and interact with content and each other in meaningful and diverse ways. Topics that will be discussed include concept mapping, multimodality, peer instruction and group work, use of classroom response systems (e.g., clickers), and frequent informal assessment of student thinking. Presenters will share principles behind each practice, and demonstrate ways to enact this practice in large and small classes. Participants will have the opportunity to develop ways to implement these practices in their own classes.

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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Promoting an Inclusive Classroom

  • Richard J. Daley Library Room 1-470 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Across all fields, an important challenge for instructors is how to create inclusive learning environments that enable students from varied backgrounds and experiences to thrive in our classrooms. The goal of this workshop is to share strategies for inclusive teaching. Participants will explore research on creating inclusive classroom environments with the goal of enhancing student engagement, students’ sense of belonging, and student learning.

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Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

UIC SUAA Fall Forum: The Impact of Higher Education on the Illinois Economy

Join the SUAA for this important conversation with leaders in education and metropolitan development.  UI President Dr. Timothy Killeen and Peter Skosey, former Executive Vice President of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), will share their perspectives and welcome your questions about the future of Illinois.

12:00 p.m. Arrivals, Networking

12:30 p.m. Informal complimentary lunch.  Share your opinions and brainstorm about our activities for the coming year, including future program events, legislative issues, health insurance and more. Ideas will be summarized by a UIC SUAA Board member at your table so that we can serve our membership better.

1:15 p.m. President of the statewide SUAA, Larry Alferink, will talk briefly about “the importance of SUAA” and hear some of your lunchtime suggestions.

1:30 p.m. Introduction of panelists by the moderator, UIC SUAA President Brenda Russell.

Presentation: “Impact of of higher education on the Illinois economy”

President Killeen and Peter Skosey will each speak for a brief period and then will take questions from the audience.

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Yoga @ The College of Nursing

  • UIC College of Nursing Outside Sports Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the College of Nursing Yoga Class! Every Wednesday at 12:00 noon in 408 NURS or outside behind the Sports and Fitness Center (weather permitting)

Bring your own mats, blocks, and straps
Cost: $10 per class
Email Larisa Burke at laburke@uic.edu for more information.

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Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00
UIC

Student Success Research Lecture

  • Richard J. Daley Library Room 1-470 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The VPUA's Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students.

Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research, will present findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in the spring of 2015 with UIC undergraduates who were first-time or senior students. NSSE is a national survey that was first launched in 2000 and more than 1,500 universities and colleges have participated. UIC participated in NSSE for the first time in over a decade in 2015, along with more than 500 other institutions. NSSE covers four major student engagement themes: 1) academic challenge, 2) learning with peers, 3) experiences with faculty, and 4) campus environment. Findings from these themes will be presented along with peer comparisons. The event will conclude with a discussion of plans for conducting NSSE in the spring of 2017.

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Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00
UIC

Fall Fun Festival with the BGSA

The UIC Biology Graduate Student Association invites you and your families to Goebbart's Farm for their second annual Fall Fun Festival! This event was such a hit last year that they are doing it again. Goebbart's offers several attractions such as corn mazes, camel rides, pig races, giraffe barn, wagon rides, and more fun for all ages!

Please fill out this form so we can arrange rides for those who need one: https://goo.gl/forms/P3rETRcXmsErlMPn1

Also please note that while parking and admission is free, any attractions, food and souvenirs will be on your own dollar, so plan accordingly. 

 

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