Monthly archives: June, 2016

Celebrating the ’66ers

As Chicago Circle Campus alumnus Arlen Gould leafed through the 1966 yearbook, he showed Chancellor Michael Amiridis the beginnings of the UIC campus.

“It’s a thrill to be here,” said Gould, who graduated with a degree in political science. “What I learned here was the basis for what I’ve enjoyed my whole life.”

Amiridis joined staff, students and 25 members of the Circle Campus Class of 1966 — which totaled 192 graduates — on the east side of campus June 18 to celebrate the group’s contributions to the university and the reinstallation of a class gift that was lost after campus development and construction.

“We couldn’t be more inspired by your dedication to this institution, and by your presence here today,” Amiridis remarked as he welcomed alumni back on the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Read more…


Campus Message 06.28.16

Dear Colleagues,

Each fall we welcome thousands of prospective students, families, friends, alumni, and community members to UIC Open House. This year’s Open House will take place on Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Once again, I encourage you to join us and take this opportunity to showcase your college, department, or program that day. We expect over 10,000 guests to join us at this annual event. Read more…


$5 million gift largest in pharmacy college’s history

Herbert Retzky has never forgotten his time as a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. A $5 million donation from his and his wife Carol’s estate will ensure his legacy of advocating for the practice of pharmacy is secured within the college in perpetuity.

The largest monetary gift in the history of the College of Pharmacy will establish the Herbert M. and Carol H. Retzky Deanship. The Oak Park, Illinois, couple has consistently supported the college since 2003, and in 2012 their financial gift created the Herbert M. and Carol H. Retzky Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice. The new deanship replaces the chair position. Read more…


Campus Message 06.16.16

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to announce that Caryn Bills-Windt, Associate Chancellor/Chief of Staff and Director of the Office for Access and Equity, will be returning full-time to her leadership role as Associate Chancellor for the Office of Access and Equity (OAE) effective July 1, 2016. Read more…


UIC International to support students

UIC and Shorelight Education on June 7 announced the signing of an agreement to create UIC International, an innovative partnership platform that supports the recruitment, preparation and success of international students. UIC International will launch the International Accelerator Program (IAP), which will operate at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Read more…


Campus Message 06.06.16

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are already looking forward as I am to welcoming our new incoming students to campus in August. In order to promote the success and first year experience of the Class of 2020, we are planning the eleventh annual UIC Convocation to kick-off the 2016-2017 academic year. The UIC Convocation marks the official beginning of our new students’ entry into our academic community. I ask that you save the date below on your calendar and I encourage all of you to be a part of this important event to welcome new students. Read more…


Campus Message 06.06.16

I am pleased to announce that UIC and Shorelight Education have signed an agreement to create UIC International, an innovative partnership that supports the recruitment, preparation, and success of international students.

UIC International will help the university become a model for international student success and retention. A dedicated team of support staff and enrollment management services will ensure a smooth transition and integration for students coming to UIC from diverse geographies and academic backgrounds. Read more…