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College of Pharmacy student administers COVID-19 vaccine as UIC students answer call to vaccinate Chicago community.

 
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Honoring Black UIC Alumni

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black UIC alumni who’ve made a significant contribution to their fields throughout the month of February. Some of these alumni include Carol Moseley Braun BA ’69, the first Black female elected to the U.S. Senate; Ertharin Cousin BA '79, professor at Stanford University; Pierre Johnson MD ‘08, a private practice obstetrician and gynecologist; and Sheryl Underwood BA '87, co-host of CBS daytime show The Talk, among others.
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Get UIC Connected on New Virtual Networking Platform

Starting in spring, UIC alumni can access UIC Connected, an exclusive virtual network to connect with fellow alumni and current students for mentorship and career growth. Share career advice, build networks and help one another grow and connect. Check out the short video above to learn more.

 
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Do Pollinators and Solar Panels Make Good Neighbors? 

Since 1973, the UIC Energy Resources Center (UIC-ERC) has provided comprehensive and cutting-edge solutions to a variety of energy and environmental challenges. Most recently, UIC-ERC was selected to receive a $1.8 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the impacts of locating pollinator habitats at large-scale solar facilities. Research projects like these will help improve the affordability, reliability and value of solar technologies. Read more.

 
Dr. Peter Slugg and Ray Cepeda
 

 

The Belated Bachelor's Degree and the BOT Appointee

Dr. Peter Slugg can now add a BS in Medicine to his academic achievements. When Slugg attended the Navy Pier campus from 1959–62, he was able to go straight to medical school. But not having his bachelor's degree bothered him, so he reached out to UIC to see if he could qualify for the degree. To his great joy, he was awarded his BS last fall. Read more of his story here. Another recent alumni achievement includes UIC alumnus Ray Cepeda BA '90 who was reappointed to the U of I Board of Trustees for a second term by Governor Pritzker. Read more about his appointment here.

 
Dr. Ilene B. Harris and Morton Harris
 

 

Harris Gift Empowers Faculty and Supports Medical Education

UIC Mathematics Professor Morton Harris made a $1.45 million gift to the UIC Department of Medical Education in memory of his late wife, professor Ilene B. Harris, past head of the department. The gift will establish both the Dr. Ilene B. Harris Endowed Professorship in the Department of Medical Education and the Dr. Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund. Gifts like these are an investment in UIC's enterprising students and faculty researchers who aspire and achieve.
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Required Minimum Distributions from IRA’s are back: Learn how to minimize your tax burden.

 
 
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February 23 Black Lives Matter vs. Far Right Extremism: Protests, Movements, and Riots Jane Addams College of Social Work RSVP
February 24 How Cities Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cities of Today and Tomorrow UICAA & College of Engineering RSVP
March 3 Home Buying 101 UICAA RSVP 
March 10 The Trust Deficit UICAA & College of Liberal Arts and Sciences RSVP 
March 11 What Does ‘Defund the Police’ Mean for Schools? UICAA, College of Education & College of Liberal Arts and Sciences RSVP 
March 17 What's Down the Line: Public Transit in Post-Pandemic Chicago UICAA & College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs RSVP
April 7 Strategies and Stories From Alumni Who’ve Done It UICAA RSVP