LAS in the News: Support for First-Gens

LAS Research Awards Reflect Emphasis on Improving STEM Education for First-Generation and Latinx Students

Jannie Kirby | August 26, 2019

“With the backing of two new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling $3.5 million, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) will bolster culturally relevant STEM research and provide financial and internship support to students.”

UIC is No. 5 in ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ Ranking 

Jeffron Boynes | August 26, 2019

“Additionally, UIC is ranked No. 31 among national universities and No. 18 among national public universities. Washington Monthly ranked four-year schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories — social mobility (recruiting, enrolling and graduating low-income and first-generation students), research (research expenditures, number of bachelor’s recipients who go on to receive a Ph.D., faculty awards), and providing opportunities for public service (encouraging students to give back).”

$1.5 Million from The Davee Foundation Boosts UIC Scholarship Fund

Brian Flood | July 12, 2018

“The University of Illinois at Chicago’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.”

UIC Awarded $1M Grant to Advance Inclusion in STEM Education

Brain Flood | June 22, 2018

“UIC is one of the nation’s leading research universities in health sciences and STEM disciplines, and it serves a highly diverse, both ethnically and economically, student population,” said Henrik Aratyn, the project’s principal investigator, and professor of physics and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “The goal of our project is to enhance UIC’s commitment to a truly inclusive environment that recognizes and values the cultural and intellectual capital of all our students in their educational experience.”

UIC Selected for American Historical Association Initiatives 

Brian Flood | October 11, 2018

“This is an attempt to create a data-driven reconsideration of the way we offer these introductory courses, but with a particular focus on first generation and lesser-served students,” said Christopher Boyer, UIC professor and chair of history.

UIC Wins Mellon Grants to Fund Undergraduate Humanities Research, Latino Doctoral Studies

Carlos Sadovi | Janurary 17, 2018

“As part of the Engaged Humanities Initiative, or EHI, the university will receive $1 million over four and a half years to teach and mentor undergraduate students to explore and conduct research in the humanities at UIC.”