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make a snowman on the Arthington Mall during the first significant accumulation on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
 

Students make a snowman on the Arthington Mall during the first significant snowfall on January 26.

 
 
UIC Alumni Board collage of photos
 

 

Two New Ways to Get Involved

We are grateful to our UIC alumni that give back with their time and talent to help us drive UIC’s mission forward. That is why we are proud to launch two new initiatives, the UIC Alumni Board and Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program. The UIC Alumni Board is the official alumni voice to UIC and advances alumni relationships with the university. Nominations to join the board are now open.

As an alumni admissions volunteer you'll guide the next generation of UIC students. The program connects our alumni to admitted students, giving you an opportunity to share your experience and offer advice! Get started here.

 
 
Teacher at the blackboard and student taking notes
 

 

Top 30 and Number 2 Status

UIC continues to be recognized as a highly respected university with top rankings. UIC ranked among the top 30 U.S. public universities in four subject areas—clinical and health, business and economics, psychology and social sciences in the 2021 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UIC's online bachelor's degree programs also received national recognition, ranking number 2 in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Read more about our top 30 status here and our number 2 ranking here.

 
 
 

 

UIC Connected: Virtual Networking Platform Debuts in Spring

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.

 
 
Illinois House speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch
 

 

Emanuel "Chris" Welch JD '97 Elected Illinois House Speaker

UIC is rooted in the ethic of public service and democratic responsibility, and our alumni are a testament to this commitment. Alumni like state representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch JD '97, who was elected as the new Illinois House speaker, becoming the first Black legislator in the state’s history to hold the leadership post. Read more.

 
 
Student working in a research lab
 

 

Setting a $410 Million Research Record

UIC is recognized as one of the top research universities in the country, making discoveries and fueling innovation. UIC set a new research record in fiscal year 2020 with annual sponsored research awards recorded at $410 million. This new benchmark surpasses the $400 million mark for the first time in the university’s history. Read more.

 
 
Chicago COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group: headshots of three faculty
 

 

Collective Faculty Expertise for COVID-19 Vaccine

UIC faculty are at the forefront of solving the pressing challenges facing our city and our world. Professor Stephanie Crawford, College of Pharmacy; Dean Wayne Giles, School of Public Health; and Professor Phoenix Matthews, College of Nursing, are evaluating the emergency authorization review process for COVID-19 vaccines as part of the Chicago Scientific COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group. Read about the work group here. Giles also recently recorded a TEDx talk based on his role as a public health leader in Chicago. 

 
 
Fullstack Academy and UIC
 

 

Break Into Tech with UIC Tech Bootcamps

UIC offers alumni the opportunity to build highly marketable tech skills through a new partnership with Fullstack Academy. UIC Tech Bootcamps teach coding and cybersecurity to people who want to break into tech or update their skills. Classes start this April, and UIC alumni receive a $500 tuition discount. RSVP for the introductory panel event here.

 
 
 
January 28 Confronting Chronic Stress and Burnout in Healthcare School of Public Health RSVP
February 10 Daniel Swartzman Public Health Ethics Lecture School of Public Health RSVP
February 11 Our Constitution in Challenging Times: Part Two UICAA & UIC John Marshall Law School RSVP
February 17 Black Americans and Popular Media: A Black History Month Conversation UICAA & College of Liberal Arts and Sciences RSVP
February 24 How Cities Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cities of Today and Tomorrow UICAA & College of Engineering RSVP
March 11 What Does 'Defund the Police' Mean for Schools? UICAA & College of Education RSVP

 

 
 
   
 
 


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