Monthly archives: March, 2017

Campus Message 03.23.17

Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis

invites you to

“The State of the University of Illinois at Chicago Address”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, Illinois

Please RSVP online. UIC Faculty and Staff may park in Lot 5, 1135 S. Morgan St., at no cost if you present a valid UIC Parking hangtag.

This event will be streamed live on the Chancellor’s website.

The Chancellor will discuss UIC accomplishments, current challenges facing the campus, and future plans to be Chicago’s premier public research university.

The address has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.

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Campus Message 03.21.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

On Wednesday, March 15, we alerted the campus community that offensive and anti-Semitic posters were found on campus. Unfortunately, and sadly, additional posters have been found on campus and we write once again to reaffirm that these actions do not reflect the values we hold as a community. As stated in our earlier communication, UIC strives to be an environment free of discrimination in all of its forms and we strongly encourage everyone in our community to respect these principles.

Much of the vitality of our campus is because of the diversity of thought and perspectives that exist here. The same laws that allow for that vitality also allow for speech that can be offensive and create discomfort and even fear. Though there are some exceptions to the First Amendment’s protections, they are highly circumscribed and not available to prevent or punish the posting on public bulletin boards of ideas that many find deeply offensive. Read more…


Campus Message 03.15.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Today, anti-Semitic posters were found on campus that defame, insult and negatively portray Jewish members of our campus community. Such actions do not reflect the values we hold as a community. Acts that invoke hatred or violence toward members of our community will not be tolerated on our campus.

This event makes it necessary for us to reaffirm our collective commitment to two fundamental principles: the first is the importance of tolerance, inclusion and diversity to our university community and the second is the right to free expression that ensures we are a place of open inquiry and learning. Both of these principles are fundamental to who we are and what we aspire to be as a university. Read more…


Campus Message 03.09.17

Dear Colleagues,

We write to announce that Dr. Tyrone Forman, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, has informed us of his desire to return to the faculty to pursue his program of research on the nature and social consequences of intergroup prejudice and discrimination, effective August 15.

We are thankful for all of his hard work for UIC over the past three and half years, and we are proud of what has been accomplished under his leadership in making UIC a place where students, staff and faculty feel welcome and can openly express their identities.  Read more…


Campus Message 03.08.17

Dear Colleagues,

I write to announce the appointment of Michael M. Landek, currently Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, to serve as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, pending approval by the Board of Trustees and effective April 1, 2017. Mike Landek will succeed Mark Donovan, who announced his retirement from the University after over 33 years of distinction and dedicated service. Read more…


Campus Message 03.06.17

Dear Colleagues:

In May, UIC colleges will hold their commencement ceremonies for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who finished their degrees this spring. The ceremonies are scheduled for May 3-7. For more information please visit this website: commencement.uic.edu. More information will also follow from the Provost including details about academic attire.

You have been instrumental in our students’ achievements, and I urge you to join our graduates and their families and friends to recognize this important milestone in their lives.

Sincerely,
Michael D. Amiridis

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Campus Message 03.01.17

Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis

invites you to

“The State of the University of Illinois at Chicago Address”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, Illinois

Please RSVP online.

The Chancellor will discuss UIC accomplishments, current challenges facing the campus, and future plans to be Chicago’s premier public research university.

The address has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval.

Click here to see this message online.