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Kids with cancer will celebrate an early Thanksgiving together

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a pre-holiday Thanksgiving meal and celebration for pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients and their families Nov. 17.
15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Parents, Kids Actually Agree About Confidential Medical Care

Parents and their adolescent children actually agree with each other about preventive care and confidential medical services, except for around abortion. Doctors, however, have a different opinion.
14-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A checklist for employee training

Researchers have created a checklist organizations can use when developing, implementing and evaluating training programs for their employees. The checklist provides actionable guidance for practitioners at all stages of training program...
14-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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

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#UIC Disability Scholar Available to Address #ADA25 Anniversary

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