Congratulations to Elizabeth Molina and Paulina Rico-Juarez!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Molina and Paulina Rico-Juarez on receiving the Gilman Scholarship for the Spring 2016 Semester. Paulina Rico-Juarez will be attending MICEFA University in Paris, France and Elizabeth Molina will be attending Universidad de Autonoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

Congratulations to the Awardees of this Academic Year’s Awards

The recipients of AY15-16 of the JNC Award for Academic Units are:

The recipients of AY15-16 of the JNC Award for Students are:

Olga Kats

Danté Brown

Mark White

Courtney Botica

Elizabeth Molina

The recipients of AY15-16 of the CCC Scholarship Award are:

Adam Lelkes

Julia Koxholt

Poya Yasaei

Soumyadip Sett

Ernest Law

Afnan Afnan

Eun Sun Kim

Cynthia Orellana

Thanakorn Siriaksorn

Samra Qasim

Carla Itlen

A-Ri Min

Karina De Oliveira Lima

Panagotis Bakos

Jose Y. Vargas

The recipients of AY15-16 of the Drumright Scholarship Award are:

Sarah Lee

Ada Tong

Alice Chang

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 (SOCESP) at the XXI Symposium of Physical Therapy and XXXVI Congress of SOCESP.

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.

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.


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

Congratulations to the John Nuveen International Development Fund Awardees for Spring/Summer 2015


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



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 



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

Two UIC Exchange students receive Gilman scholarships!

Two UIC exchange students received notice that they had been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.

Kudos go to:

Angelica Arzuaga, who will be attending at the Universidad Austral in Argentina in the Fall 2014 semester to study Spanish and biological sciences.

Elliot Fowlks, who will be attending at Chiba University in Japan in the Fall 2014 semester to study Japanese and teaching in English.