Category: Academics at UIS

357 Raising money for Hazel Dell Elementary School

More than a dozen students UIS’ Human Development Counseling program held a special fundraiser to raise money for school supplies for Hazel Dell Elementary School. “Canvas with a Cause” also helped highlight the inequities of public education funding for low income schools. Related links: UIS students raise money for Hazel Dell Elementary School Public Engagement… 357 Raising money for Hazel Dell Elementary School Read More »

355 Endangered osprey’s reintroduced to central Illinois

Tih-Feh Ting, associate professor of environmental studies, partnered with the Illinois Audubon Society to translocate 12 six-week old ospreys from Virginia to Illinois. Related links: UIS professor relocates endangered osprey birds to Illinois UIS students, faculty assist with osprey chicks UIS professor to relocate endangered osprey birds to Illinois

354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively

The Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted an annual day-long seminar to teach participants practical lobbying skills. Participants learned about lobbying resources, advanced strategies and tactics, state budge insights and considerations and winning grassroots efforts – all taught by experienced and successful lobbyists and senior administrative professionals…. 354 Teaching the community how to lobby effectively Read More »

353 Legal Studies Professor debuts new book on for-profit law schools

In his new book, “Law Mart”, UIS Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Riaz Tejani explores how for-profit law schools expose the limits of market-based solutions to inequalities in legal education and access to justice. Related links: UIS Legal Studies professor writes a new book about the dangers of for-profit law schools ECCE Speaker Series Community… 353 Legal Studies Professor debuts new book on for-profit law schools Read More »

352 The Legacy Wall honors LGBT activism and accomplishments

The Legacy Wall traveling exhibit was on display in the Public Affairs Center as part of a month of LGBT activities honoring Queertober. The one-of-a-kind exhibit is filled with photographs and biographies of 125 LGBT people well-known in the realms of politics, the arts, religion, sports and social activism. Related links: UIS Speaker Series presents… 352 The Legacy Wall honors LGBT activism and accomplishments Read More »

350 Coca-Cola Foundation grant awarded to study rivers, ecosystems

A $25,000 grant will help fund a joint project between UIS and the Universidade Eastadual de Maringa in Brazil to study the ecology of the Illinois and Parana Rivers. The grant encourages opportunities for study abroad in the field of environmental science with an emphasis on water. Related Links: UIS gets grant to study rivers… 350 Coca-Cola Foundation grant awarded to study rivers, ecosystems Read More »

347 Memorial CEO receives honorary UIS degree

Memorial CEO Ed Curtis received an honorary doctor of humane letters during the 2017 UIS Commencement Ceremony. Curtis was nominated by the UIS Department of Allied Health for his outstanding leadership and innovative leadership in health care administration as well as his sustained and exceptional community service. Related Links: UIS to hold two commencement ceremonies… 347 Memorial CEO receives honorary UIS degree Read More »

346 UIS Researchers combine art and science to capture tiniest images

UIS researchers are using focus stacking to help view microorganisms on a larger scale. The new technology is a team effort from UIS Biology Professor Michael Lemke, UIS Associate Professor of Art, Mike Miller and photographer, Tom Lemke. The team’s scientific artwork was placed on exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center. Related Links: UIS… 346 UIS Researchers combine art and science to capture tiniest images Read More »