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  • UIC circle logo statue on campus

    $1.2M NIH grant backs UIC, Malcolm X College biomedical research program

    UIC and Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, have teamed up for a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support undergraduate students training in biomedical research during the last two years of their studies.

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    17 companies tap more than 100 UIC students to tackle tech challenges

    More than 100 women and nonbinary students pursuing undergraduate degrees in computer science, data science and other tech disciplines at the University of Illinois Chicago will team up with 17 Chicago and national companies to help solve technology-related business challenges.

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    $1.9M NSF-funded initiative to transform UIC undergraduate chemistry offerings

    Supported by a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Illinois Chicago department of chemistry will launch a project consisting of evidence-based research of teaching and learning practices, course and curriculum revisions and faculty development, all with the intention of enhancing STEM education for undergraduate students.

  • UIC students crowded around laptop at outdoor table

    $40M donation to support UIC first-gen and low-income students

    The University of Illinois Chicago is the recipient of a $40 million donation from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott. It is the largest gift from an individual in school history. The funds will provide life-changing support for first-generation and low-income students attending UIC.

  • Latina students in caps and gowns

    $5M grant to support national initiative in Latino humanities studies

    The University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a national initiative in Latino humanities studies called “Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions.”

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    Advancing inclusion in STEM education

    The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. More...

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    American Talent Initiative

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of top universities committed to enhancing the recruitment, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving lower- and moderate-income students. More...

  • Reon Gillespie putting on UIC hat and necktie from 2018

    Call Me MISTER graduates hope to inspire, mentor

    The first three students of UIC's Call Me MISTER initiative will graduate from the UIC College of Education May 6, and be one step closer to becoming Chicago-area teachers and mentors to students who look like them.

  • City Colleges guaranteed admission partnership

    A guaranteed admission partnership with City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) has been expanded to include all three U of I System universities and that top transfers will be eligible for scholarships through a new pilot program. More...

  • Headline: Expansion of Digital Scholars program

    Discovery Partners Institute, UIC CHANCE expand Digital Scholars

    The Discovery Partners Institute and University of Illinois Chicago (UIC’s) CHANCE program, in partnership with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, announced the expansion of its Digital Scholars Program to support and develop promising and diverse tech talent in Illinois.

    Digital Scholars, now in its third year, is an intensive, free, five-week summer program for high school students and incoming UIC freshmen. 

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    DPI aims to diversify Chicago's tech sector

    The U of I System-led Discovery Partners Institute's Pritzker Tech Talent Labs are a resource to help increase the diverse supply of tech talent for Chicago-area businesses. DPI Director Bill Jackson writes about why it is so important in an OpEd in Crain's Chicago Business.

  • DPI aerial rendering

    DPI and UIC CHANCE Announce Expansion of Digital Scholars Program

    The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and University of Illinois Chicago (UIC’s) CHANCE program today announced the expansion of its Digital Scholars Program to support and develop promising and diverse tech talent in Illinois.

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    DPI Launches First Apprenticeship Program with Cognizant

    The Discovery Partners Institute’s Pritzker Tech Talent Labs is launching its first apprenticeship program in partnership with global professional services leader Cognizant, aimed at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry.

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    DPI Partners with OneTen to Advance Black Talent in Illinois

    The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) has been inducted into the OneTen employer partner network, a coalition of leading CEOs and their companies aiming to upskill, hire, and advance one million Black individuals without four-year degrees over the next decade.

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    DPI's IWERC awarded $1M for computer science education research

    The Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC) at the Discovery Partners Institute has been awarded $1 million to research computer science education in Illinois with the aim of helping schools meet new statewide requirements and recruit more women and people of color into the major at Illinois universities.

  • Young boy with mom or female caregiver outside

    DPI’s IWERC awarded funding to expand research on education issues

    The Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC) at the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) has been awarded a total of $275,000 in funding from three organizations — CME Group Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies —  that will expand IWERC’s research on Illinois education issues.

  • Professor teaching class

    Dual credit class

    UIS is offering its first on-campus dual-credit class for high school students as part of a pilot program. The pilot course, CHE 199A: General, Organic, and Biochemistry, is taught by a faculty member and students earn high school and college credit. More...

  • Four Black students smiling around a table

    DuSable Scholars Program aims to increase number of students of color in STEM

    In an effort to bolster the number of Black and Latino students studying STEM-related fields, the University of Illinois Chicago has established a merit-based scholarship program within the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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    Enrollment grows to nearly 89,000 students

    Enrollment this fall across the University of Illinois System grew to a record high for the seventh straight year, increasing 3.8 percent to nearly 89,000 students, President Tim Killeen announced. More...

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    Environmental Leadership Program prepares students to be sustainability leaders

    The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a cutting-edge program launched by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The program is designed to prepare Illinois undergraduates for leadership roles in the sustainability field.

  • UIC campus

    Expanded funding for MAP grants and merit scholarships

    Tim Killeen, president of the U of I System, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about what the increase in state funding means for public higher education. 

  • UIC campus

    Expanded scholarship support

    UIC’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has received $1.5 million from The Davee Foundation to expand its scholarship support for high-achieving students with financial need. More...

  • students on campus

    Extension to ACES scholarships

    University of Illinois Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences(ACES) are now offering up to 54 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. More...

  • Business Instructional Facility at UIUC

    Gies Business partners with Google to prepare adult learners for career success

    Gies College of Business at UIUC is partnering with Google to prepare learners in the Google Career Certificate programs with critical business skills like leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking.

  • student working on laptop

    Gies launches fully online, stackable graduate certificates

    Furthering its longstanding commitment to break down barriers to business education, Gies College of Business is launching a pair of fully online, credit-bearing graduate certificates, the first ever offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • future home of DPI

    Google to help DPI & Wilbur Wright College build diverse computing pipeline

    The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and Wilbur Wright College are expanding their partnership to develop promising and diverse tech talent in Illinois, focusing on the student journey into computer and data science fields, with support from Google.

  • downtown Chicago at night

    iBSW Chicago Program

    This two-year program allows community college graduates to complete University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign BSW degrees while residing in Chicago, through a combination of hybrid and online courses and metropolitan-area based internships.

  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund announced at UIC

    A new University of Illinois Chicago scholarship honoring the groundbreaking African American journalist and civil rights leader Ida B. Wells will serve Chicago Public Schools and Archdiocese of Chicago students.

  • Four years. Free Tuition.That's Illinois Commitment.

    Illinois Commitment

    A new financial-aid program, Illinois Commitment aims to make attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign more affordable for middle-income families in the state of Illinois. More...

  • International flags

    Importance of our international students

    Students from dozens of countries are integral to the globally connected University of Illinois System, and they are valued members of our family. They enrich our universities and greatly enhance the educational experience for all.

  • Alma Mater statue

    I-Ready online camp offered for high school students with autism

    Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Illinois high school who are on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply for I-Ready, a virtual summer camp at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

  • teacher helping student at computer

    New center helps HS teachers enable students with significant disabilities gain employment

    The Illinois Center for Transition and Work provides resources and training for special educators and others who are preparing high school students with significant disabilities to work after graduation.

  • Mexican flag & I-MMAS logo

    New initiative to increase Mexican enrollment, partnerships

    U of I System President Tim Killeen recently launched an initiative to expand connections with Mexico, seeking to increase enrollment of Mexican students as well as academic and research partnerships with universities, government agencies and private industry in Mexico.

  • OUR CHICAGO, ABC7, skyline art

    New tech boot camps at UIC

    To meet the demand for cyber-security and coding professionals, the University of Illinois At Chicago and Fullstack Academy are rolling out a new tech boot camp. 

  • Young black female smiling in front of buildings in Chicago

    New UIC fellowship aims to diversify architectural community

    Martina Smith is the first recipient of the Hartshorne and Plunkard Fellowship, a new annual award given to a UIC architecture graduate student which aims to diversify the talent pipeline into the architectural profession.

  • Female student on laptop

    New virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autism

    Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Illinois high schools who were diagnosed with autism and are considering attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can explore and prepare for college life through a new virtual summer camp.

  • Black man teaching at white board

    Preparing CPS educators to teach next generation of biomedical engineers

    The UIC College of Engineering and College of Education have received a $538,237 federal grant to continue a summer biomedical engineering program that has trained 27 Chicago Public Schools science teachers over the last five years. 

  • parent taking pic of graduate on mobile phone

    Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite pandemic

    The seventh annual Illini Success report released today shows that University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates in summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years.

  • Students sitting in lounge talking

    Scholarship expands access to veterinary profession

    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine today announced a new $500,000 scholarship to help advance diversity within the veterinary profession. The scholarship will be granted to students from underrepresented populations and those who have shown a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Trey Harris walking on Quad

    Studying education at Illinois

    Trey Harris, EDU '21, decided to go to Illinois based on four factors: location, size, opportunity, and cost. Learn more about his college experience in Urbana-Champaign.

  • two masked students studying on the quad

    Test-optional admissions extended for two more years

    The Executive Committee of the University of Illinois System Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a request by the three universities to allow high school students to apply for admission in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years without taking standardized tests.

  • Al Ronan at podium

    UIC Athletics announces third-largest endowed scholarship

    The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Athletics Department announced today a $250,000 commitment from football letter winner and two-time alumnus Al Ronan ('69 & '70) to establish the Al Ronan Family UIC Athletics Scholarship Fund.

  • Several people gathered around conference table, working

    UIC awarded grant to continue developing CPS leaders

    The UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership has received a $250,000 grant to continue its efforts to assist the Chicago Public Schools’ five-year vision to strengthen its leadership pipeline. 

  • Asian students smiling holding a photo frame around their faces

    UIC awarded grant to support initiatives for Asian American and Pacific Islander students

    For the fourth time since 2010, the University of Illinois Chicago has received the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority-Serving Institutions program.

  • UIC red circle statue on campus

    UIC becomes founding member of alliance to boost Hispanic opportunity

    The University of Illinois Chicago and 19 of the nation’s top research universities have formed the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.

  • administrators posed in  front of Malcom X college and UIC banners

    UIC, City Colleges of Chicago to offer dual admission for BSN seekers

    UIC College of Nursing, UIC Extended Campus, and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), will offer a dual-admissions pathway from the CCC Associate Degree in Nursing to UIC’s online RN to BSN degree-completion program.

  • College of Medicine campus

    UIC College of Medicine decreases tuition

    The University of Illinois College of Medicine will reduce its tuition rates for all students, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year to address the rising indebtedness of medical students upon graduation. More...

  • UIC campus

    UIC creates program for students with intellectual disabilities

    The University of Illinois Chicago announced a $2.5 million grant to develop an accredited postsecondary two-year certificate program aimed at preparing people with intellectual disabilities for employment opportunities.

  • Seal of Excelencia

    UIC earns ‘Seal of Excelencia’ for commitment to Latino students

    UIC has earned Excelencia in Education’s “Seal of Excelencia,” a national certification that recognizes colleges and universities for their “unwavering commitment to intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all.”

  • Raymond Harshorne and James Plunkard in suits in front of office building

    UIC fellowship aimed at increasing diversity among architecture students

    Raymond Hartshorne and James Plunkard have committed $500,000 to the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Architecture to create an endowed fellowship aimed at increasing diversity among students obtaining a UIC architecture education at the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts.