Monthly archives: March, 2015

Ignite showcases campus for future Flames

UIC put its best face forward Saturday for about 2,000 visitors — admitted undergraduate students and their families from all over the country — for the second annual UIC Ignite. Read more…

Campus Message 03.30.15

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Public higher education, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, continues to be buffeted by economic challenges. Governor Rauner has articulated his budget priorities, and we could see our state appropriation reduced significantly. Read more…

Campus Message 03.25.15

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I write to introduce the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The committee will be instrumental in developing a broad, diverse and dynamic pool of candidates. UIC’s commitment to diversity will be our driving force during this process. Read more…

Campus Message 03.24.15

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Last week, on the day I joined the UIC community, I sent a message expressing my pleasure at being named Chancellor and asking for your help in teaching me about this wonderful institution and the people we serve. Read more…

Amiridis: ‘What would you do if you were chancellor?’

By noon on his first day as chancellor, Michael Amiridis had already had donuts with UIC groundskeepers and breakfast with Mayor Rahm Emanuel before attending a technology innovation press conference held by Sen. Dick Durbin.

But “this meeting is the most important meeting for me today,” he told the 47 UIC student leaders invited to lunch on the 28th floor of University Hall.

“There is a lot of work to do and I need your help.” Read more…

University leaders testify at state budget hearings

Top university leaders from the three U of I campuses are scheduled to testify in Springfield Thursday at legislative hearings on the fiscal 2016 state budget. Read more…

Unity breakfast supports two Chicago bids for Obama library

“We are one Chicago” was the theme of a March 16 unity breakfast to support both UIC’s and the University of Chicago’s bids for the Obama Presidential Library.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for the gathering to demonstrate that — whichever bid is chosen — the library belongs in Chicago, where President Obama started his career in politics, rather than in New York. Read more…

Chicago Public Radio “Afternoon Shift”

UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis was interviewed on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Afternoon Shift” to discuss his first day on the job, UIC’s bid for the Obama Presidential Library, and challenges facing the university in the wake of proposed state budget cuts. The interview can be heard here.

OPL Unity Breakfast

Leaders from the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, and community members joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a unity breakfast to affirm a shared commitment to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago. The Chicago Tribune, ABC 7, CBS 2, NBC 5, WGN-TV, Fox Chicago and various media reported on the event. Chancellor Amiridis was quoted in the Chicago Tribune and appeared in the ABC 7 segment.

Campus Message 03.16.15

Dear students, faculty and staff:

I am honored and humbled to join the UIC community. The reputation of this campus as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse public universities in the country is one of the reasons I was drawn to UIC. Read more…