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January 2011 UIC Spark
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dividerBig Ten Networking in Chicago Jan. 20

Big Ten Networking

Is the career path you’re on leading you in the right direction? University of Illinois alumni from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana campuses are invited to join fellow Big Ten alumni for a networking event Jan. 20 at Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus. The evening features a presentation from Northwestern graduate and award-winning author/blogger Jason Seiden, who will discuss taking risks, being true to yourself and pursuing your dream. More ...


On the Calendar:

Jan. 20: Master of Public Administration Open House
Jan. 27: Webinar—Kick Off Your Job Search in 2011

Feb. 2: College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day

Feb. 4: MBA Alumni Banquet

Feb. 8-April 26: Tuesdays at One
Feb. 24: UIC Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

March 9: UIC Alumni Authors Series—Dominic Pacyga

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Campus News

CeaseFire documentaryCeaseFire documentary premieres at Sundance
“The Interrupters,” a documentary on the CeaseFire violence prevention program at the UIC School of Public Health, premieres this month at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary by director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz (“There Are No Children Here”) tells the story of two men and a woman who work as violence interrupters for CeaseFire. More ...

Noted jazz vocalist joins faculty
Chicago mayoral candidatesInternationally renowned jazz vocalist, pianist and composer Patricia Barber has joined UIC as a lecturer. The New York Times calls Barber a “literary critic, philosophy student and needling social commentator rolled into one.” She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for composition in 2003. More ...

Alumni News

“The House of Suh” film screening
The House of SuhJoin UIC alumni and friends Feb. 8 for a special screening of the award-winning film “The House of Suh,” directed and produced by Iris K. Shim `04 las. Shim, producer Gerry Kim and associate producer Joseph Lee `01 eng will discuss the movie with audience members. The film is about immigrants facing misfortune in their pursuit for a better life in America and dealing with issues of cultural assimilation. More ...

International Student and Alumni Networking Reception
If you attended UIC as an international student, here is your opportunity to reconnect with old friends, network with your fellow international alumni and meet current students. Come out March 14 and see what’s happened at UIC since you left. More ...

Alumni Poetry and Fiction Reading
Discover the work of two promising young writers and mingle with professors, students, alumni and friends Feb. 11 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The event features work by Duriel E. Harris, PHD ’01 LAS, and Brigid Pasulka, MA ’03 LAS, of UIC’s Program for Writers. The reading will be followed by a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres. More ...

Brilliant Futures Campaign News

Mateusz Wietecha received the Most Outstanding Presentation in Basic Science Research award Scholarships and Sprouty2
College of Dentistry student Mateusz Wietecha received the Most Outstanding Presentation in Basic Science Research award at the 16th Hinman Student Research Symposium. With support from the Dr. Isaac Schour Scholars Fund, he researches blood vessel growth during wound healing. His winning presentation was about a protein called Sprouty2. More ...


Mike GapskiFormer Flames honored
Five former Flames will be inducted into the UIC Athletics Hall of Fame Jan. 28 at the 2011 UIC Athletics Reunion and Hall of Fame Banquet. Head athletic trainer of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Mike Gapski, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. More ...


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