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2020-2021 UIC Theatre season offers free shows to the public

All fall shows are being planned as virtual productions and are free.
24-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC honored for its commitment to diversity, inclusion efforts

UIC is one of 92 recipients featured in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the fifth time UIC has earned the HEED award.
22-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC a top 10 best value, top 25 public university in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s national rankings

The University of Illinois Chicago continues to be one of the nation’s top best value universities, according to the 2021 edition of the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings, which were released last week.
21-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC historian earns inaugural national award for economic, social justice

Acclaimed University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named to the Freedom Scholars, a select group of progressive academics who are at the “forefront of movements for economic and social justice."
21-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase risk for cardiac events

Azithromycin — a commonly-prescribed antibiotic — also is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Researchers have found that azithromycin by itself is not associated with an increase in cardiac events; however, if the drug is...
16-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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One in 10 older dental patients inappropriately prescribed opioids

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a significant proportion of older patients receiving opioids at dental visits also use psychotropic medications — a potentially harmful...
16-Sep-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hopelessness in heart patients study to factor in COVID-19

A University of Illinois Chicago research study on how to improve care for heart disease patients struggling with hopelessness has been supplemented by the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to determine whether the study intervention called...
15-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UIC researcher to test voice-activated AI to manage mental health symptoms

Researchers at University of Illinois Chicago are studying a novel approach to delivering care to those with moderate depression and anxiety: through artificial intelligence, or AI. The first part of the two-phase, five-year project will develop and...
15-Sep-2020 3:25 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

Manual of Style for Crowdfunding; Expert on Pitch Success Secrets

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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