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Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois Chicago is the Chicago’s largest university and only public research institution. Its 16 academic colleges serve more than 33,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, a leader in providing access to underrepresented students. With one of the largest colleges of medicine in the nation, and colleges of dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, social work, and applied health sciences, UIC is the state’s principal educator of health professionals and a major healthcare provider to underserved communities. UIC students become professionals in fields ranging from business and engineering to education, liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, and social work, as well as architecture, design and the arts. UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of one of the world’s greatest cities.

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La condamnation de Guillaume Soro l'empêche de se présenter à l'élection présidentielle prévue pour octobre prochain. Sia Kambou/AFP

Justice internationale : l’enjeu Guillaume Soro

L’ancien chef rebelle ivoirien Guillaume Soro vient d’être condamné par un tribunal de son pays à vingt ans de prison pour corruption. La CPI pourrait également se saisir de son cas.
Debris left behind after a tornado strike on Jefferson City, Missouri, May 23, 2019. AP Photo/Summer Ballentine

Millions of burnt trees and rusted cars: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive, time-consuming and wasteful

Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, but one piece doesn't get enough attention: cleaning up the mess that's left behind.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attends a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. EPA/Michael Kooren

Flirting with fire: African leaders and international law

African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Secure communications are increasingly important. maxuser/Shutterstock.com

Is your VPN secure?

Virtual private network companies make lots of promising claims about their services. Most people don't have the skills to double-check their providers. So this group of researchers did the testing.
A Syrian child drew a picture of helicopters dropping bombs and children dying as a result. The surviving children are crying, while the deceased ones have smiles on their faces. Zaher Sahloud

Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

Syrian refugee children are not getting the care they need in the wake of the trauma they have endured. Here's why that's bad for them and bad for the rest of the world.
It may take time for a tiny step forward to show its worth. ellissharp/Shutterstock.com

Novelty in science – real necessity or distracting obsession?

Scientists are rewarded with funding and publications when they come up with innovative findings. But in the midst of a 'reproducibility crisis,' being new isn't the only thing to value about research.
Syrian Civil Defense-White Helmets. From the Associated Press

Inside Aleppo’s medical nightmare, and why we must act

Warfare and bombing are typical in Aleppo, where hospitals are targeted and even children are wounded and killed. Read how we can do more than cry, from a doctor who has served in the city.
Has Donald Trump alienated women, African American and Hispanic voters, leaving him with a support base of largely white men? Cristobal Herrera/EPA

Race to the White House – How gender, race and class are shaping the election

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This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at how gender, race and class are shaping the voting patterns in this election.
How long did they wait? Feet via wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

When can you start having sex after a heart attack?

Each year in the United States about 720,000 people have heart attacks and about 124,000 people in the UK and 55,000 people in Australia will have them as well. Since the 1980s, survival rates from heart…
It doesn’t have to be like this. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The case for closing down women’s prisons

It sounds like a radical idea. Stop incarcerating women, and close down women’s prisons. But in the UK, there is a growing movement, sponsored by a peer in the House of Lords, to do just that. The argument…

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