Chicago, IL USA

Our News on Newswise

Great Lakes, Middle East Leaders to Gather for Water Summit

waterafterborderslogo_dates_large.jpg

Government officials, organization leaders and environmental experts from the U.S., Canada and the Middle East will convene April 23-24 for a University of Illinois at Chicago summit addressing water issues in the Great Lakes and Jordan River Valley.
26-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Tiny Bio-Robot Is a Germ Suited-Up with Graphene Quantum Dots

cytobot.jpg

UIC researchers created an electromechanical device—a humidity sensor—on a bacterial spore. They call it NERD, for Nano-Electro-Robotic Device. The report is online at Scientific Reports, a Nature open access journal.
24-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Chicago Physician Helps Launch Bone Marrow Unit in Bangalore

A bone marrow transplant can mean the difference between life and death for people with blood cancers and related disorders. But many patients in India can’t afford the high treatment costs, and for them a transplant is not an option. This is...
18-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

'Aging Illinois' Requires Better Intergovernmental Cooperation

Municipalities throughout Illinois will need to improve transportation options, add a variety of housing types, and strengthen health and human services to meet the day-to-day needs of the aging population, according to a report by researchers at...
17-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

$1 Million Literacy Project to Reach African American Boys

Alfred Tatum, dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has received a three-year grant of nearly $1 million from the Kellogg Foundation to improve the literacy of 100 African American boys in grades 3, 4 and 5 by...
17-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

As Diagnosis Codes Change, Data Lost in Translation -- in Both Directions

AndyBoyd.jpg

Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate financial analysis, research projects and training programs that depend on look-back comparisons...
16-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Book Examines Role of Social Media in Civic Life

zizi005.jpg

Storytelling energizes online social movements, but social media exposure does not equal political influence, a new-media scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago explains in her new book.
12-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UIC Poet Wins Prestigious Whiting Award

120512_RogerReeves_059f.jpg

University of Illinois at Chicago poet Roger Reeves has been named a recipient of the Whiting Award, a prominent creative writing honor that annually recognizes 10 emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Our YouTube Videos