Monthly archives: October, 2016

Campus Message 10.27.16

Dear Students,

I invite you to join me for our third Office Hours conversation this semester on November 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Student Services Building (SSB) Meeting Rooms A, B and C.

The goal of the entire leadership team at UIC is to create an inclusive setting in which I hope you will feel comfortable expressing your opinion on issues relating to your experiences at UIC. Read more…

Chicago, Cleveland public universities in friendly World Series wager

The University of Illinois at Chicago and Cleveland State University — as members of the Horizon League — square off against each other annually to determine who reigns superior on the athletic fields. Now, the two universities’ cities are vying for a bigger prize — a World Series championship.

The 2016 Series begins Tuesday in Cleveland, pitting the Chicago Cubs against the Cleveland Indians, two teams who collectively have not won the Fall Classic in 174 years. One team’s streak will soon come to an end.

Cleveland State President Ronald M. Berkman is so confident the Indians will be victorious that he is willing to wager UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis, putting up one of Cleveland’s most prized possessions, a case of Bertman Original Ball Park Mustard. Amiridis, enthusiastically accepting the challenge, countered with a Chicago tradition, deep dish pizza. Read more…

Campus Message 10.24.16

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you of an internal search for the UIC Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), formerly known as the NCAA Faculty Liaison. Our Intercollegiate Athletics is a Division I athletic program serving over 340 student athletes in 20 sports, which have won numerous league championships.

The Faculty Athletic Representative’s primary responsibilities are to promote academic integrity, to support institutional controls of our Intercollegiate Athletics, and to facilitate interaction of athletics and academics while enhancing the student-athlete experience at UIC. Read more…

Campus Message 10.17.16

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Last year, three campus committees were established to work in unison with the Strategic Priorities Committee to identify the enrollment priorities of the campus, advise on resource priorities and allocation issues facing the campus, and to focus on African American student progress and success.

I am pleased to announce that the committees have completed their work and the final reports can be found at:  Read more…


STEM education needs personalization and early engagement

UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis discussed the future of STEM education and addressed his support for the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program in an interview with CFE Media (Content for Engineers). A video and corresponding transcript are available here.