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  • Nov 22

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day 2019

    Join the Urban Data Visualization Lab (UDVL) and the University Library on Fri., Nov. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to celebrate GIS Day 2019 at the Richard J. Daley Library (1-470). This event is open to the public.

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and visualization techniques allow us to organize, analyze and communicate data. This year, GIS Day will showcase a range of techniques exploring different aspects of Community and Global Disparities. UIC GIS Day 2019 will include a keynote speaker, talks, a panel, a poster session and competition and a hands-on workshop. 
    GIS Day at UIC brings an opportunity to learn about innovative techniques and impactful applications and network with others interested in or working on a range of visualization approaches to classwork, research or professional activities.
    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Morning Presentations and Panel
    Keynote speaker: 
Tonika Johnson; Chicago based Social Justice Artist & Founder of The Folded Map

    The Folded Map Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago, as Tonika investigates what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. The Folded Map Project includes photographic studies, multimedia exploration with video interviews and geospatial data analysis and visualization.
    Presenters (*) and Panelists: 

    • Jonathan Ozik*; Senior Scientist in the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering, University of Chicago: "Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Multi-Level Impact of CommunityRx, an Information-based Healthcare Intervention "

    • Ahoura Zandiatashbar*; Geospatial Data Scientist, Urban Data Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago: "Sectoral Disparities Among High-Tech Clusters"

    • Yolanda Richards*; Economic Development Professional, ESRI: "Visualizing Disparities Using ESRI Technologies"

    • Ivan Arenas; Associate Director for Community Partnerships, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

    12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break & Poster Exhibit on Global and Community Disparities
    1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Poster Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks
    2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hands-on Workshop: Map-indexing Disparities (IDEA Commons, Richard J. Daley Library)

    Hands-on practice of a joint statistical analysis & spatial visualization procedure to simplify and reduce high-dimensional socio-economic data to compute and visualize one disparity index for Chicago’s neighborhoods.

    Student Fee: $5.00
    General Population: $10.00
    Registration fee is waived for accepted posters. Submit abstract for poster presentation first to receive a fee waiver code.

    Submit Abstract for Poster Presentation
    Register for GIS Day 2019
    If you have any questions please contact, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter.

  • Dec 3

    Which Review? An Introduction to Literature Review Methodology

    Systematic reviews, scoping reviews, rapid reviews, and more: it can be difficult to distinguish the various types of literature reviews and know which is the best method to apply to your research question. This webinar will introduce the most common types of literature reviews, including definitions, examples, strengths and weaknesses of each, and how the UIC Library can help.

    The webinar will be held via WebEx; meeting information will be shared with registrants.

  • Dec 3

    2020 OER Faculty Incentive Program - Perspectives from Past Awardees Webinar

    Are you interested in applying for the 2020 Open Educational Resource Faculty Incentive Program? Do you have questions about the application or how to use an OER in your course?

    Please join us for this interactive online session which will cover the basics of applying for the Faculty Incentive Program, resources for identifying OER, and real life examples of how OER was implemented for College of Nursing courses. Kate Tredway and Theresa Williams from the UIC College of Nursing will present their experience finding and using OER in their courses. The session will conclude with a question and answer session.

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    For more information or questions, contact Janet Swatscheno at

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