Monthly Archives: October 2007


Lynn C. Westney, Assistant Reference Librarian, serves on the editorial advisory board of OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives. The current volume, 23, numbers 3 & 4, include special sections on institutional repositories. The full-text of this journal is available electronically through Emerald Journals.

Intellectual Property in a University Environment

Presented by Alice O. Martin, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Student Center West
828 S Wolcott Avenue, Chicago Room A
Chicago, IL 60612
Nov. 7, 2007, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Topics will include

  • inventorship vs. authorship
  • good practices in keeping lab records and value to IP
  • public disclosures, enablement, confidential disclosure agreements
  • planning for publication and patent filing
  • the IP value of “new use for known compositions”
  • “prophetic examples” of invention and their value in patent claims

RSVP by Oct. 31 to Michael Isaac, Project Specialist, Office of Technology Management, 6-7018.

New Hires

Christal Thomas, 50% Visiting Assistant Reference Librarian, effective Oct. 16.

Robert Sandusky, 40% Visiting Clinical Associate Professor and Visiting Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology effective, Oct. 15.

Department of the month

The Collections Development Department invites you to its open house on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Daley Library, 2-180. We look forward to speaking with you about how we serve faculty, students and staff information needs. We welcome your questions. At the open house we will make available brief handouts about our work. The handouts will be posted by Oct. 15.

Campus Charity

It is that time of year again to remember those in need of health and human services. The State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) is the once-a-year work-site fund drive that allows you to contribute to one or more of the participating charities through either payroll deduction or by writing a one-time check. All checks should be made out to “Campus Chest.” This year’s fund drive ends on Dec. 4. All pledge forms from previous drives expire. Please complete a new pledge form if you want donations to continue. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Mendez, Catalog, Daley 2-390, 3-7698 .

Thank you in advance for taking the time and making the effort to help those who need our assistance.

The European Union and the Racialization of Immigration

The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs cordially invite you to attend the opening seminar of the Critical Issues Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17: “The European Union and the Racialization of Immigration.” Presenting is Steve Garner, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer at the school of Sociology at the University of the West of England.

Great Cities Institute competitions and Faculty Scholar Proposal Workshop

The UIC Great Cities Institute is pleased to announce two competitions and a proposal workshop:

UIC Great Cities Institute 2008-09 Faculty Scholar Competition. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.

A Faculty Scholar Competition Proposal Workshop will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Great Cities Institute Conference room. All full-time tenured and tenure-track and clinical faculty at the rank of assistant professor and above are eligible to apply for this award. All those interested in applying are invited to meet with the Institute director to discuss developing a competitive proposal.

UIC Great Cities 2008-09 Faculty Seed Fund Competition applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.

If you have any questions, please call 6-8700.