Issues of citizenship, immigration and belonging were addressed during a recent event presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Futuro Media Group, producer of National Public Radio's "Latino USA."
Leon Fink, UIC distinguished professor of history, is interviewed in a story from Chicago Public Radio's "Curious City" series, which, in its latest installment, explores how the Haymarket Square Riot of 1886 impacted labor, politics and justice in Chicago.
Tyrone Forman, UIC vice provost for diversity and professor of African-American studies and sociology, recently discussed issues surrounding race relations in sports and society during a "Chicago Tonight" (WTTW-TV) panel segment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who received a lifetime ban from the NBA after a recording of his racist remarks were made public.
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.