Monthly Archives: April 2011

Campus departments sponsor program on stereotypes

The UIC Department of Psychology, Learning Sciences Research Institute, College of Education, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Institute for Health Research and Policy, and Office of Diversity, and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois are sponsoring a colloquium, “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” on Friday, May 6, 2-3 p.m., in 140 BSB.

Through dramatic personal stories, presenter Claude Steele shares the experiments and studies that show, again and again, that exposing subjects to stereotypes — merely reminding a group of female math majors about to take a math test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at math-impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Steele’s conclusions shed new light on a host of American social phenomena, from the racial and gender gaps in standardized test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. Steele explicates the dilemmas that arise in every American’s life around issues of identity, from the white student whose grades drop steadily in his African American Studies class to the female engineering students deciding whether or not to attend predominantly male professional conferences. Whistling Vivaldi offers insight into how we form our senses of identity and ultimately lays out a plan for mitigating the negative effects of “stereotype threat” and reshaping American identities.

A reception and book signing will follow immediately in The Dean’s Room
(in the BSB dining area).

Employee anniversaries in May

Congratulations to those employees hired in the month of May:

Helen Badawi 34 yrs
Veronica DeKowperlandth 32 yrs
Priscilla McGlaun 30yrs
Jay Lambrecht 25yrs
Emama Mulhim 23yrs
Gerald Lawrence 22yrs
Joel Sanders 19yrs
Pia Hunter 15yrs
Rosalva Diaz 14yrs
Connie Camp 13 yrs
Samanthi Hewakapuge 3yrs
Max Anderson 3yrs

Employee anniversaries in April

Congratulations to those employees hired in the month of April:

Cathy Sauer 32 yrs
Sheryl White 30yrs
Teauria Brown 22yrs
Gail Davis 15 yrs
Jill Evans 14yrs
Ling Wang 13 yrs
Alan Resendiz 11yrs
Jacqueline Slaughter 11 yrs
Catherine Santee 10yrs
Erika Tenorio 10yrs
Henry Vo 10yrs
Mala Modi 9yrs
Marcia Dellenbach 7yrs
Allison Seagram 6yrs

Registration open for Daughters @ Work day

UIC Daughters @ Work Day is set for Thursday, April 28, from 8:30 am to noon.

Library staff can participate in this UIC Chancellor-endorsed program with their daughters only (no other relations, neighbors, friends, etc).

Employees need prior approval from supervisor and/or department head and are allowed university time from 8:30 am – noon; as always, please double check with your unit to make sure there is adequate coverage. Vacation time must be used if an employee wants to take the rest of the day to be with his/her children. During the afternoon, Library employees may bring their daughters to their units to meet colleagues and see where their parents work. We would suggest limiting the visit to an hour or so.

Please contact Library HR if you have any questions.