News and Events

Professor John Abbott to receive 2016 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor John Abbott has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award grantees are selected by graduating seniors; it is one of the highest distinctions UIC offers in recognition of classroom excellence. He will receive his award at the LAS Commencement ceremony on May 8 2016.

Professor Boyer Wins Book Award

Professor Christopher Boyer's book Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico (Duke University Press, 2015) won the best book in Social Sciences from the Mexican Studies committee of the Latin American Studies Association.

Professor Jennifer Brier and History Moves "In Plain Sight" Exhibition opens March 4

In Plain Sight is a public exhibition inspired by an ongoing project called "I'm Still Surviving: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in the United States." Professor Brier is the lead historian for the exhibition and book. The project's graphic design was led by Matt Wizinsky, assistant professor of design at the University of Cincinnati.

Robert Johnston wins grant for NEH Summer Institute

Robert Johnston has won a grant from the NEH for a Summer Institute for K-12 teachers entitled “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era,” which will convene at UIC from June 26 to July 22.

Melvin G. "Mel" Holli, 1933-2016

Professor of History Emeritus and former chair of the department Melvin G. "Mel" Holli passed away on January 7, 2016. Holli was a founding member of the Department of History at what was then known as the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. An expert on urban history, particularly that of Detroit and Chicago, he had a strong interest in the history of mayoralty and of immigration to the United States.

Parsons named Soros Justice Fellow by the Open Society Foundation

2013 Ph.D. graduate Anne Parsons has been named a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow by the Open Society Foundation to complete work on a book exploring the link between the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and the rise of mass incarceration.