Category: Community

Celebrating new Pilsen clinic

Nearly 100 university staff and community members gathered at the Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West Dec. 7 to celebrate the opening of UI Health’s second community-based clinic.

UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis opened the event.

“Today we formally recommit the university and our health care mission to making a significant improvement in the lives of the people of Pilsen by bringing our health care expertise and our services back to the community,” Amiridis said.

“We remain true to the Hippocratic oath,” he said. “We treat everyone. We are not asking who you are, or what you do, or where you come from. We treat all patients and we will continue to do that. This is one of the core values of the University of Illinois at Chicago and our health care system.” Read more…


Mile Square celebrates anniversary, award winners

“Health means wealth,” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said during an awards dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UI Health Mile Square Health Center Nov. 3.

Mile Square, a network of 12 federally qualified health centers, is one of the oldest community health centers in Chicago. Serving approximately 40,000 people throughout the Chicago area, Mile Square provides comprehensive medical and dental care, mental health support and social services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

The awards dinner honored those who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving the health and well-being of Chicago’s underserved and underinsured communities.

Davis received the Chancellors Medallion, the university’s top honor, for his service and leadership improving the global community. UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis presented the award. Read more…


Leaders support financial aid for undocumented students

UIC students, employees and Chicago community members marched through campus last week to walk in the shoes of undocumented students for an afternoon.

Participants in the student-led walk chanted “A-C-C-E-S-S- access, access for student success,” to support the Student Access to College and Career Education for Statewide Success (ACCESS) Bill. Read more…


Mayor Emanuel, City Colleges of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago announce new tuition award

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman today announced a new tuition award that will enable Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates to pursue further education at significantly lower costs through eligibility for the new UIC Star Scholar Award, a UIC-funded education award, for two years. This new program will allow hard-working students $2,500 per year in additional tuition per year for two years support to access a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago following graduation from City Colleges. Read more…


Campus Message 07.31.15

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is with regret but enormous gratitude that I write today to announce the retirement of Arlene Norsym, Vice President of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and Associate Chancellor for Alumni Relations at the University of Illinois at Chicago, effective Sept. 30. Read more…


UIC’s benefit to Illinois: $4 billion per year

The University of Illinois at Chicago —  Chicago’s largest university with nearly 28,000 students – added $4 billion to the Illinois economy in fiscal 2013, according to a report prepared by the UIC Center for Urban Economic Development. Read more…


Obama Library bid goes to University of Chicago

Although UIC was among four finalists to host the Obama Presidential Library, the Barack Obama Foundation has selected the University of Chicago as the home for the library and museum.

“We congratulate U of C and we are excited that the library and museum will be in Chicago,” Chancellor Michael Amiridis said in a statement after the announcement Tuesday. Read more…


Campus Message 05.12.15

Dear faculty, staff, students, and friends of UIC,

Regrettably, we have now heard officially that UIC was not chosen to host the Obama Presidential Library. The Barack Obama Foundation chose the University of Chicago from among the four finalist-institutions. We congratulate U of C and we are excited that the Library and Museum will be in Chicago. We hope there will be opportunities for UIC students and scholars to engage in academic collaborations with the library and museum. We thank the Foundation for considering UIC and for visiting our campus. 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…


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.