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Study investigates factors behind Chicago school closure decisions

Building utilization and student performance were predictors of Chicago Public Schools closures, but so was the race of students in each school, according to a new study led by University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Rachel Weber.
12-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


UIC to host event exploring Chicago's native communities

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute and Native American Support Program will present Natives in Chicago, a discussion on the impact of policies and the work of community organizations to provide services and programs that...
7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UIC scholar honored for work serving the 'public good'

Barbara Ransby, a University of Illinois at Chicago historian, writer and activist, is the recipient of the American Studies Association's 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship, which recognizes scholars who have applied or used their...
7-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas

Adolescent marijuana use may alter how neurons function in brain areas engaged in decision-making, planning and self-control, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings are the result of an animal model study...
6-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


New imprint at UIC looks to the past to share future artistic ideas

UIC’s “Something Other Press,” is inspired by the independent spirit of Dick Higgins whose small imprint, “Something Else Press,” was based in New York City between 1964 and 1974.
5-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Online program helps prevent teen depression

A new study highlights the positive effect of a web-based depression prevention intervention, called CATCH-IT, among adolescents most at risk.
2-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UIC choral and vocal studies director named artistic director of Beijing children’s choir

Head of UIC choral and vocal studies tapped to lead children's choir
1-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Halloween costume party to support kids in the hospital

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a trick-or-treating parade, costume contest and party for pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients and their families on Halloween.
25-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Available to Talk to the Media about Sexual Harassment and Assault in Academic Fieldwork

8-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST

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27-Jun-2017 9:10 AM EDT

Chicago Researcher Investigates Survivors of Violence

21-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Book Looks at How ‘Gayby Boomers’ Are Aging

In “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology” (Oxford Press, 2016), Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, makes it clear...
1-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Father's Day Expert: Strengthening Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children

2-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT

#UIC expert available to discuss privatization of public infrastructure in the wake of South Carolina's flood damage

9-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT

#UIC Sociologist Available to Discuss Issues Surrounding Racial #Achievement Gap in Schools #Backtoschool #Education

18-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

#UIC Disability Scholar Available to Address #ADA25 Anniversary

21-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 29,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System provides comprehensive care, education and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. The UI Health System includes a 495-bed tertiary hospital; the University of Illinois at Chicago Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health and the Jane Addams College of Social Work; 23 outpatient clinics located in Chicago; 13 federally qualified health centers throughout the city; and Colleges of Medicine and affiliated health care facilities in Urbana, Peoria and Rockford.


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