Spring 2013 Newsletter

From the Director, Joseph K. Hoereth, Ph.D.

The spring semester has drawn to a close, but not before offering some really terrific IPCE events and programs. In April we were honored to have  civil rights leader Diane Nash featured in the Civic Engagement and Democracy Lecture series with her talk “The Movements of the 60s: A Legacy for Today”. More from the Director...


Using Art as a Tool for Engagement

How can we use the arts to animate democracy?
That’s the question asked by Rosa Cabrera, Director of the Rafael Cintrón Latino Cultural Center, on March 13 as she opened her IPCE-sponsored Brown Bag conversation focused on “Civic Engagement and the Arts” with UIC students, faculty, staff, and interested community members. More...



PB Chicago Lets Residents Decide How to Spend Public Money

Participatory budgeting (PB) is creating quite a stir in Chicago lately, and project organizers are eager to inform the public about the City’s newest democratic experiment. More on PB...


The Movements of the '60s: A Legacy for Today

Diane Nash, a Chicago native and a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, spoke at UIC on April 10 as part of the third annual Civic Engagement and Democracy Lecture Series to discuss what we can learn about civic engagement from the social movements of the 1960s. More...




IPCE Gets Massive Student Input for Dialogue and Deliberation Events

IPCE is interested in hosting campus events that foster dialogue on topics that matter most to UIC students. In April, the Institute conducted an Internet survey soliciting feedback from UIC undergraduate students on the policy issues most important to them. Over 1,000 students responded to the survey. More...

Fellows Showcase their Public Policy Research at Diversity Conference

On April 5, 2013 our Urban Public Policy Undergraduate Fellows presented their research findings to more than 100 attendees at the Annual IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum: Building a Community of Scholars Conference. More...



UPPF Closing Reception April 26, 2013


Call for Proposals - Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards for FY 2014

IPCE announces the availability of funding to support research projects centered on civic engagement for up to $20,000 each. UIC faculty, research faculty, or research staff of UIC research institutes and centers are eligible to apply. More...


Upcoming Civic Engagement Events on Campus

Civic Engagement Workshops for high school Chicago Public School (CPS) Students: CPS students are invited to attend a 2-day workshop, “How a Bill Becomes a Law,” on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30, 2013. To sign your class up or for more information contact Catalina Nava at (312) 355-0154.

As the spring semester comes to a close, we would like to wish all the students, staff and faculty a great and safe summer. Happy Graduation to all the thousands of UIC students graduating in the next week or so…

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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