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UIC and John Marshall partner to create Chicago's first public law school

We are continuing to fulfill our mission of providing access to top quality education in Chicago by joining forces with The John Marshall Law School to create Chicago's only public law school. This historic decision will allow us to create an affordable route to a legal education for students, as well as new opportunities for joint and dual-degree programs.


Foster Success: UIC named among top 10 "Best Value" universities

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education recognized UIC on their "Best Value Universities" list, putting us just one spot behind Harvard University. The list analyzes the top 250 universities based on overall ranking, tuition, fees, housing and federal and institutional aid.


College of Education partners with Call Me MiSTER to place male role models in classrooms

UIC College of Education is the first large urban research university to partner with Call Me MiSTER, a program that pays full tuition and room and board for male minority students who want to become teachers.


UIC climbs the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings

UIC's commitment to excellence and achievement is not going unnoticed, with our rankings jumping up significantly on the magazine's list of top public schools and top national universities. 


UIC continues four year trend of record enrollment growth

This fall UIC once again enrolled its largest number of students, including a record number of undergraduates. Learn more about our growing campus population and why so many students are saying "yes" to UIC!


Access Excellence: UIC blasts off to first place in rocket competition

UIC's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics chapter had lift off in New Mexico for the Spaceport America Cup, where the team's student-built rocket ascended 30,000 feet and placed first against universities like Purdue, Stanford and the University of Minnesota. 


UIC Schweitzer Fellows work to help the medically underserved

Nine exceptional UIC health professional students will be working on year-long projects in Chicago's medically underserved communities as part of winning Schweitzer Fellowships, a service-learning program that encourages students to take care of the most vulnerable members of society.


Inspire Discovery: UIC scientist wins national fellowship for excellence in teaching

UIC scientist Max Berkelhammer's research and teaching aims to dissolve the preconceived notion that the field of geoscience is limited to studying rocks. Berkelhammer is among the first to win the Excellence in Teaching Fellowship, which will support research and employ a graduate student to help Berkelhammer further the study of earth sciences as it relates to urban populations.


Transform Lives: $1.9M grant aims to improve behavioral health care delivery

Thanks to a generous grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, JACSW graduate students will be receiving specialized training to help them better serve the individuals in Chicago's marginalized communities who suffer from mental health issues.


Cultivate Potential: Curtis Granderson hosts the 5th annual 'Grand Kids Academy All-Star Camp' at Granderson Stadium

MLB All-Star and UIC alumnus Curtis Granderson returned to campus to host his Grand Kids Academy All-Star Camp, which focuses on fitness, nutrition and education for children from disadvantaged areas in Chicago.



UIC Campus Film Office works to bring more crews to 'Chicago's Most Film Friendly Campus'

UIC has given major motion pictures the landscape to tell stories on the big screen for the past three decades, with notable screen credits in horror movie "Child's Play," comedy classic "The Blue Brothers," and popular TV shows like "Empire" and "Shameless." The newly formed UIC Campus Film Office is set to formalize our campus-filming program and turn UIC into a one-stop shop for Chicago's growing film industry.



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$1.5 million from The Davee Foundation boosts UIC scholarship fund

The Davee Scholarship endowment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been helping high-achieving UIC students complete their degrees for over a decade. We are grateful to the Davee Foundation for its generosity in expanding the endowment to $3 million. By doing so, they have ensured more students with financial need are able to complete their degrees and go on to make an impact on their communities.

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UIC's humble beginnings at Navy Pier.

In our last issue of Advance UIC, we asked you what you would put in your generation's UIC time capsule. Click the link to see what your fellow Flames said!


#FireUpFlames: Garrett Klassy lays the foundation for a strategic plan for UIC Athletics

After a full year with the UIC Flames, Director of Athletics Garrett Klassy shares his vision for setting and attaining goals in the athletics program. Click here to watch the full video!


UIC Athletics hosts its 25th annual scholarship golf outing

Alumni, fans and friends of UIC Athletics grabbed their drivers for a day on the golf course with Sparky for the annual scholarship golf outing. The event raised nearly $62,000 for the new Flames Athletics Fund which is used to support student athletes.


Upcoming University Events

October 23 UIC Regional Alumni Event in Los Angeles Inquire
November 17 Student Alumni League/Student Alumni Ambassadors Reunion Inquire
December 1 Loyola vs. UIC Basketball Game and Alumni Reception Inquire
December 15 Golden Graduates Celebration  Inquire 

Upcoming College Events

September 22

Urban Health Program 40th Anniversary Gala


September 27

Mining Education and Research Center Reception


October 11 - 13

College of Medicine Reunion

October 13

College of Nursing All Alumni Reunion


October 20

College of Medicine Rockford Reunion


November 7

College of Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner


November 9

College of Pharmacy Reunion


November 17

Athletic Alumni Day



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