During his four years at UIC, Hugh Vondracek got good grades, started a mens club soccer team, led a campus ministry program, guided students as a resident adviser and interned at the U.S. embassy in Turkey.
Seven faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are among the recipients of a 2014 Silver Service Award, which recognizes overall teaching excellence and are chosen by graduating seniors.
Dick Simpson, professor in the Department of Political Science and former Chicago alderman, frequently appears as a featured expert in news stories covering state and city government, politics and corruption.
The prestigious Times Higher Education 2014 "100 under 50" international ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years has ranked The University of Illinois at Chicago 13th in the world, rising from number 19 in the 2013 guide.
Laurie Schaffner, UIC associate professor of sociology and gender and women's studies, was interviewed on KFI 640 AMs The Bill Carroll Show about two Los Angeles area girls who have run away from home and the troubles facing teens, particularly teen girls, that might provoke them to run away.