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Higher Education News

Supporting Dissertation Writers Through the Silent Struggle

“[M]any doctoral students… may experience hardships in silence. The doctoral journey is an interesting experience during which students are provided structure through coursework and then, once they enter the dissertation phase, that structure…

STEM Trainees Must Master Writing Skills

“Mastering the art of writing is not just a desirable skill—it is, in fact, an absolute necessity, especially for trainees navigating the complex landscape of STEM disciplines. Proficiency in writing is not merely…

Walking Away From Your Dream Job

“This decade has so far been a grueling one for the faculty work force. The job isn’t as stable as it used to be — even tenure is no guarantee if a college…

UIC students win prestigious awards to study language abroad

Kendal McGinnis, last year’s CLS winner from UIC, spent last summer studying Russian in Tbilisi, Georgia.  She is currently in Innsbruck, Austria, with an English teaching position through Fulbright Austria, and she will next be in Latvia!

The Self-Employment Path for Ph.D.s

Self-employment is often overlooked as a professional possibility open to PhDs. However, a surprising number of us, having considered our options, are drawn to it.

UIC Alumnus Named Canada Research Chair

Jackson Cone is a leading neuroscientist delving into the mysteries of how our brains interpret sensory information.

The Purpose and Value of Positionality Statements

Never heard of positionality statements? Neither had we until our instructor asked us to explore them...Our research revealed that positionality statements can tell us important information about the author and the author's worldview.

Miscalculation in FAFSA Formula Is ‘Another Unforced Error’

A technical problem with the FAFSA has resulted in inaccurate estimates of some applicants’ aid eligibility, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday.

Promoting a Sense of Belonging Among Grad Students

Too little emphasis is placed on encouraging them to build community beyond their program and across the university.

UIC student designs moon app as part of winning NASA competition team

Doctoral student Juan Manuel Losarcos came from Argentina to UIC to study the geology of planets, hoping to pave the route for future space colonists. Now, as part of a team that designed a prize-winning app to virtually explore the moon!

Recipients of Spring 2024 Recruitment Fellowship Offers

The Graduate College is pleased to announce recipients of its recruitment competitions: the Access Fellowship (recruitment); the University Fellowship (UF); and the Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty (PIF) Fellowship. Recipients have been notified.…

A useful guide for anyone considering a PhD

"[W]hat is driving me to start a PhD? Will that motivation stand the test of time and hardship? What will a doctorate do for me professionally and personally? What is my goal?"

10 Pointers for a Successful Faculty Interview

When you get the call for an academic interview, here are some suggestions to prepare yourself.

Dos and Don’ts of Creating Your CV

CVs are always a work in progress. Putting one together can be stressful; this article will help you!