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Moving up Online

UIC's online bachelor's degree programs moved up to No. 3 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, and the program helps students move up, too. In its rankings, the publication notes that a bachelor's degree opens doors to employment opportunities and can lead to a higher salary for recipients. Read more.

 
 
 
 Students register to vote on UIC's campus.
 Students register to vote on UIC's campus.
 

UIC Takes the Gold

When it comes to civic engagement, UIC students are among the best. During a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. last November, UIC received the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge's “Best Campus Action Plan” for 2018 and gold seal for having a campus voting rate between 40 and 49 percent in the 2018 midterm election. Read more.

 
Cynthia Soto, director of UIC's Native American Support Program, connected UIC researchers with Native American communities in Chicago. 
Cynthia Soto, director of UIC's Native American Support Program, connected UIC researchers with Native American communities in Chicago. 
 

Connecting with Indigenous Communities

Cynthia Soto BA ’97, MEd ’05 wants you to think about Native Americans—the engineers, lawyers, artists, teachers, students, neighbors and colleagues who live and work throughout Chicago, along with the historical tribes on whose land the city now sits. See how she helped bring indigenous communities together with UIC researchers. Read more.

 
 Alumna Beth Gutelius researches the impact of automation on warehouse workers.
 Alumna Beth Gutelius researches the impact of automation on warehouse workers.
 

Replaced by Robots? Not So Fast

UIC alumna Beth Gutelius, MUPP '09, PhD '16, researches the impact of automation on warehouse workers, a hot topic that's generating national headlines. Gutelius was quoted in multiple publications and recently co-authored a published report on the topic that predicts: "The industry likely won’t experience dramatic job loss over the next decade, though many workers may see the content and quality of their jobs shift as technologies are adopted for particular tasks." Read more.

 
Golden Grads and 2019 graduates celebrated at UIC's December Commencement Ceremony. 
Golden Grads and 2019 graduates celebrated at UIC's December Commencement Ceremony. 
 

Inspiring Graduates

UIC's alumni are smart, resilient and determined to make a difference. The December Commencement Ceremony celebrated the achievements of our newest alumni and our Golden Grads who returned to campus 50 years after their own graduation. Click here for the stories of three recent graduates who overcame any obstacles between them and their degrees. Click here to see photos of our 2019 Golden Grads.

 
 Sami Alahmadi, UIC alumnus and 2020 Rhodes Scholar, represents Saudi Arabia.
 Sami Alahmadi, UIC alumnus and 2020 Rhodes Scholar, represents Saudi Arabia.
 

UIC Alumnus Named Rhodes Scholar

Sami Alahmadi BS '18 has accomplished a rare feat. He is the second UIC-affiliated scholar to be selected for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarship programs. It enables outstanding students from around the world who demonstrate high potential in learning and leading to study at the University of Oxford. Alahmadi represents the Saudi Arabia constituency. Rudyard Sadleir, a UIC Honors College senior majoring in environmental geology, was chosen from the U.S. constituency in 2000. Read more.

 
 
 

Nominate Outstanding Alumni for UICAA Awards

Each year, the UIC Alumni Association celebrates outstanding alumni in a variety of fields with the highest alumni honors presented by the university, the UIC Alumni Awards. If you know an alumna/us who is an inspiration to the UIC community, we want to know. Complete the award nomination form here by March 31.

 
 
 
UIC alumni and students enjoyed games at a social in Des Plaines. 
UIC alumni and students enjoyed games at a social in Des Plaines. 
 

Alumni & Student Social in Des Plaines

Food, drink and camaraderie filled the room as UIC alumni and students met at the Tap House Grill in Des Plaines on November 7, 2019, to network and connect in the community where they live. Attendees were treated to the Handshake Huddle, an exercise on giving the perfect handshake in a professional setting, a trivia competition with prizes and board games. For more photos, click here.

 
 More than 600 graduating students visited Grad Fest at the end of fall semester.
 More than 600 graduating students visited Grad Fest at the end of fall semester.
 

Grad Fest

More than 600 graduating students visited this year’s Grad Fest on UIC's campus to recognize the culmination of their hard work and perseverance. Graduates picked up regalia, learned about alumni services and celebrated their accomplishments with their classmates. To see more photos, click here.

 
 
DATE EVENT HOST EVENT CONTACT
February 5 College of Nursing Springfield Alumni Social  RSVP
February 8
UIC Alumni Association Alumni Reception & Men's Basketball Game RSVP 
February 15 College of Engineering Motor Row & Auto Show RSVP 
February 21

College of Dentistry

CDS Midwinter Reception  Info 
February 28 College of Nursing Urbana Alumni & Friends Event RSVP
 March 4 UIC Alumni Association UIC's Response to the Opioid Epidemic Alumni Networking Reception RSVP
 March 5 College of Dentistry 33rd Annual Clinic & Research Day   RSVP
March 12 College of Pharmacy Cubs vs. Dodgers in Mesa, Arizona RSVP
March 13 College of Applied Health Sciences OT Scholarship of Practice Day Save the Date
March 18 College of Nursing Chicago Alumni & Student Social RSVP
March 21 College of Pharmacy Alumni Reception at APhA Annual Meeting RSVP
April 1 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research UIC Research and Impact Day Save the Date
April 2 School of Public Health Annual Alumni Celebration RSVP
April 2 College of Applied Health Sciences 2020 AHS Celebrates Save the Date
April 17 College of Dentistry CE Course: Ted Weclew Lecture Info
April 24 College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Save the Date

 

 
 

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