Welcome to the UIC Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs is based in the Office of Public and Government Affairs at UIC. OIArepresents UIC abroad and in relations with local and national partners who collaborate with UIC on international projects.

OIA supports the efforts of our campus’s fifteen colleges as they engage globally. We host international visitors and delegations, visiting scholars and international exchange students.

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Open Call for Applications

Application forms from Chicago Consular Corps, Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarship, John and Grace Nuveen International Awards are now available for the academic year 2015-2016.

Deadline for this competition is: Friday, September 25, 2015!

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 Congratulations Nuveen Awardee!

Krista Schaefer is one of the awardees of the John and Grace Nuveen awards. She spent this past summer conducting a practicum in Kisumu, Kenya at Nyanza Reproductive Health Society.  Her main goals were to understand public health in a global setting, assist in curriculum development, create training evaluation surveys, and conduct data analysis and interpretation. Working with her three SHAPE colleagues and two interns gave her a chance to teach, lead, and manage. Those are valuable skills that she will continue developing after completing her Masters in Public Health. An unexpected job that she took during her practicum in Kisumu was unofficially supervising two university students, during their internship at NRHS.  Krista says that her favorite part of working with them was discussing newspaper articles that she would pre-select articles related to public health and community development.   Living with a Luo family gave her a different perspective on the experiences she was having and the current affairs in Kenya.  Lastly, she cherished greatly that the practicum culminated in a totally new and fuller understanding of what global health is and how it is actually practiced at another nation.  Ms. Schaefer is grateful that the John and Grace Nuveen International Award supported her academic pursuits into global health– a vocation she plans to follow in the future.

 

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 Welcome Amb. ROBERT NEUS!

Office of International Affairs  is pleased to announce the new Diplomat in Residence is on campus.

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 Farewell Brazil Interns!

We have said good-bye to the Summer 2015 ninety-four BSMP interns.

Prof. Uslenghi, Tarcia Moraes, Sabrina Mendes, Daniane Pereira.

In this photo we capture one of the interns team: Prof. Uslenghi, Tarcia Moraes, Sabrina Mendes, Daniane Pereira.

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Congratulations to BSMP students!

Congratulations to the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) students who have completed their academic year at UIC.

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Exchange Program Summer 2015 “Know Europe” Program

Our students left France to pursue their European study tour. They spent one study week in Normandy at our campus EM Normandy Caen.

 

 

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Congratulations to Professor ROSS ARENA!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR ROSS ARENA, Department Head of Physical Therapy and Interim Department Head of Kinesiology. Prof. Arena was awarded with the Personality of the Year Award, which was conferred by his colleagues of the Sao Paulo State Society of Cardiology (SOCESO) at the XXI Symposium of Physical Therapy and XXXVI Congree of SOCESP.

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Congratulations to ASRAT DEMISE ASMAMAW!

Who was awarded with a full scholarship that supports his exchange program at ETH, Zurich during the academic year 2015-2016. Congratulations to him and his mentor, Professor Cecilia E. Gerber.  Mr.  Asmamaw is the recipient of the prestigious Heyning-Roelli Foundation that supports exchanges with Swiss institutions.

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Congratulations to the John Nuveen International Development Fund Awardees

  for Spring/Summer 2015 

 

Academic Unit Awardees

List of the academic unit awardees and the title of proposed activity

Colleen McQuillen

School of Literarture, Cultural Studies & Linguistics – In/Between Conference om Border Crossings

Marcia Edison

Center for Global Health – Annual World Health Day Celebration

Thomas Lipsmeyer

Physics Department – Energy Initiative/A Global Classroom

Veronica Arreola

Center for Research on Women & Gender – Women’s Work in a Man’s World

Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar

Applied Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy – Launching of Therapists without Borders

Faculty Awardees

List of the faculty awardees and the title of proposed activity

Andrew Dykens

Center for Global Health- Local, Regional and National Partnership meetings to establish a Global Health Research Network

Lewis L. Hsu

Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology- Center for the 2nd Century of Sickle Cell 

Stacey Chamberlain

Center for Global Health- Expansion of Emergency Care Training Program in Uganda 

Ursula Perez- Salas

Physics Department- Cholesterol Exchange and Flip-Flop on supported Lipid Bilayers

Student Awardees

List of the student awardees and purpose of award

Carolyn Cronin

College of Dentistry- External Dental Rotation in Guatemala 

Krista R. Schaefer

School of Public Health- Kenya Practicum through the School of Public Health

Samantha C. Hare

College of Business- Doing Business in Brazil Study Abroad Program

Scott Czarnik

College of Dentistry– External Dental Rotation in Guatemala 

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Congratulations to Professor Craig Foster on being selected as a

Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Dr. Foster has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to India. He will be traveling to India with his proposal.

A brief abstract of his proposal:

Earthen buildings are an old technology experiencing renewed interest,
both in developing and developed countries, for economic and environmental
reasons. This proposal focuses on creating material models that can be
used to examine mechanical behavior, predict safe use, and improve
performance. Central to the research are the interaction of the
constituent particles and the addition of natural fibers for ductility.
The mathematical models will be validated and improved by experiments at
the host institution, building a collaboration between experimentalists
and modelers. A seminar series on modeling for earthen materials will aid
those conducting research at the host institution.

Images of Proposal

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On 08/10/15 UIC welcomed a delegation from Ning Xia University and from Beihang University.