4/17/14 Undergraduate Research Symposium - CHP participation (and other ways to cheer on Chancellor’s Scholars during UI Undergraduate Research Week)

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:09pm

Please cheer on Chancellor’s Scholars as they present at this Thursday’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (4/17/14 in the Illini Union), plus info on other presentations this week:

4/17/14 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Oral Presentation: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 209
Megan Lindgren, Junior, Economics/Statistics, LAS, The Behavioral Components of the European Debt Crisis

Oral Presentation: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room 209
Clara Mount, Senior, English, LAS, A Roundtable on the Founding of Re:Search: The Undergraduate Journal for Literary Criticism

How to Get Involved in Research – Join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI): meeting on 4/16/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:08pm

How to Get Involved in Research at UIUC: Come join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI) for their informational event on how to get involved in undergraduate research on campus! They will walk you through how to narrow down your research focus, find potential professors to work with, and what to expect once you find a lab. The meeting will take place during Undergraduate Research Week on April 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Noyes 217. Contact - John, ResearchStudentsIllinois@gmail.com. For more information, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ResearchStudentsIllinois.

Neil Turok will speak on “Expanding Opportunity in Africa: The Next Einstein Initiative” on 4/21/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:07pm

The Center for Advanced Study presents CAS/MillerComm2014 lecture by Neil Turok, who will speak on “Expanding Opportunity in Africa: The Next Einstein Initiative” on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana.

Neil Turok is the Director and Niels Bohr Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada and Founder, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg, South Africa.

4/14/14 Workshop for Students Applying to Law School Next Fall

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:06pm

On Monday, April 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in 1022 Lincoln Hall, the Pre-Law Advising Services office is holding a workshop for Students who are Applying to Law School Next Fall. This is ideal for current juniors who want to maximize their chances of success for the schools of their choice and maximize potential financial aid offers. See their Event Calendar for more information by clicking here:
http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/2508?eventId=31694919&calMin=201404&cal=20140407&skinId=2741.

Thanks to the Pre-Law Advising listserv for this information item.

Writers Workshop Personal Statement Workshops taking place on 4/21 and 4/22/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:06pm

The Writers Workshop is offering brief personal statement workshops for students (primarily undergraduates) who are writing personal statements or any other type of application essay. Students should call 333-8796 to a reserve a spot at one of these times/locations:

Monday, April 21, 5-6 PM, Lincoln Hall 1090
Tuesday, April 22, 5-6 PM, Lincoln Hall 1090

Check out the Fearless Photo Exhibit at the ARC in April: Reception with Jeff Sheng on 4/17/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:05pm

The Fearless Project by Jeff Sheng will be on display at the ARC during April. This photo documentary exhibit is used to celebrate and raise awareness of “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school and college athletes. Sheng will be on campus to discuss his experience and inspiration with this subject on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the ARC auditorium. Everyone is welcomed to visit the ARC to view the exhibit and to attend Sheng’s presentation.

Minorities in Academia Panel and Discussion is on 4/15/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:04pm

Minorities in Academia Panel and Discussion will be on Tuesday April, 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 162 Noyes Laboratory.

Join SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and interact with a panel of 6 professors (3 female and 3 LGBT). Learn about the climate of academia, and the graduate school application process and experience, all through a lens of gender and sexual orientation.

Refreshments will be served! Facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/231238510415492/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Sierra Leone study abroad info session on 4/15/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:03pm

Join College of ACES Education Abroad and Department of ACE for the Illinois at Sierra Leone info session on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the ACES Library Simms Room. Imagine yourself in West Africa for a semester or winter break study abroad program! Learn more about the partnership between Njala University and the University of Illinois, try authentic cuisine, and chat with past participants. Pizza will also be served.

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/571454092953220/
Illinois in Sierra Leone website: http://ace.illinois.edu/sierraleone

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces Summer/Early Fall 2014 Conference Travel Grants competition: deadline is 4/30/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:26am

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce its Summer/Early Fall 2014 competition for conference travel grants to subsidize the presentation of undergraduate research at professional conferences.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (or FIMRC), is hosting a 5K on 4/13/14!

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:25am

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (or FIMRC), is hosting a 5K: Miles for Medicine 5K on Sunday, 4/13/2014.

Run for Nicaragua! Every spring, the UIUC Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) holds the Miles for Medicine 5K to raise money for FIMRC clinics around the world. This year, the UIUC Chapter is raising money to buy water filters for our medical clinic in Limón, Nicaragua, to supply the local community with clean water.

IPRH presents Alex Shakar on 4/8/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:24am

The Creative Writers Showcase presents Alex Shakar (English, Creative Writing, University of Illinois), with Andy Gaedtke (English) on April 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Join in an evening of readings and discussion with Alex Shakar, as he reads from his award-winning novel, “Luminarium.”

Don’t miss Inclusive Illinois Week 4/7 – 4/11/14!

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:22am

Check out http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/:

Inclusive Illinois, in partnership with the chancellor's diversity committees and campus and community units, will hold Inclusive Illinois Week next week, April 7 through 11, 2014. See how our rich diversity has and continues to shape the campus, laws and even fashion. Join the conversation, meet new people and commit to an inclusive Illinois. Visit link above for II week events.

Check out “The Reporter and Revolution on 4/9/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:22am

IPRH Event Grant Recipient AsiaLENS Engagement Programs: “The Reporter and Revolution” Lecture and Discussion with Irv Drasnin on April 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana), with Related Film Screening on April 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Spurlock Museum.

Organizers:
Elizabeth Oyler (Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Director, Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network; Associate Professor, Japanese) and Jason Finkelman (Director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)

About this event:

Jobs in Service Info Session (City Year, Peace Corps, and Teach for America) on 4/10/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:21am

The Jobs in Service Info Session will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Career Center Conference Room, 715 S. Wright Street.

City Year

Nominate a student, staff member, group, or yourself for a Counseling Center Robert P. Larsen Award: deadline 4/25/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 7, 2014 - 9:21am

The Larsen Award was established in 1992 to honor individuals and/or groups that make significant contributions to the campus consistent with the general mission of the Counseling Center.