At a Glance: August 28, 2023

Aug 30, 2023

Online Programs Announcements

Holiday Closure: Labor Day
The University will be closed Monday, September 4, to honor the US labor movement and the contribution of workers to US society. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices will be closed, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Tuesday, September 5 when the University reopens. Please note that there will be no newsletter sent on Monday, September 4.
Summer 2023 Digital Specialization Certificates Sent Next Week
Gies Online is pleased to celebrate learners achieving milestones in their specialization coursework. Next week, eligible learners who have completed a specialization area in Summer 2023 will be sent Specialization Certificates via Accredible to their Illinois email addresses. Learn how to share your credentials with your network via Accredible.
Gies Download: Robert Brunner
Robert Brunner is the Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer at Gies. With a penchant for forward-thinking and for futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence, Chat GPT, and blockchain, Robert is helping lead the college and its students into the unknown. It's a side of higher education that few other business schools even recognize, much less adopt. Robert was the guest on the latest episode of the Gies Download.
Improve Your Writing at the Writers Workshop
Beginning August 23, students can schedule in-person, online, or written feedback appointments at the Writers Workshop to receive feedback on their writing. View this calendar for upcoming workshops and writing groups.
Gies Research Reveals AI Chatbots Influence Racial Stereotypes
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Bruce and Anne Strohm Faculty Fellow, Tiffany  Whiteconducted a study with a team of researchers that showed consumers’ perceptions of chatbots differ from their racial biases toward people. Read their paper here.
Mexico City In-Person Immersion
The registration deadline for the Mexico City in-person immersion was on August 23. Learners who applied will be notified of your acceptance by September 13thIf demand exceeds capacity, we will give priority based on credits earned in the program. If you are not selected to participate, your deposit will be refunded.
Mental Health and Well-Being Among Latino/a/e Immigrant Communities Symposium
August 29 | 9:00 am-12:45 pm CT | Register Here
Please support the Illinois Mexican-American Students Initiative by participating in and publicizing the Mental Health and Well-being among Latino/a/e Immigrant Communities Symposium. The event will take place on August 29 from 9:00 am-12:45 pm via Zoom and at the University of Illinois Chicago Student Center East (750 S. Halsted Chicago, IL 60607) in the Cardinal Room Auditorium. Register here.

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LinkedIn Live with Gies Online
September 27, 2023 | 12:00 pm CT | Register Here
Join us for a LinkedIn Live event, where we will share an overview of the credentials that are available online through Gies Graduate Programs, hear from a couple of current students, and of course, carve out time for Q&As. We would love to have a conversation during this time and chat about why you should check out Gies Business to continue your learner journey and advance your career. 
In Case You Missed It...
Use the Online Program Announcements to view the previous At-a-Glance issue.
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Mental Health and Well-Being Among Latino/a/e Immigrant Communities Symposium
August 29 | 9:00 am-12:45 pm CT | Register Here
LinkedIn Live with Gies Online
September 27, 2023 | 12:00 pm CT | Register Here
Japan Virtual Immersion
October 4-17, 2023 
December 2023 Convocation Ceremony
Friday, December 15, 2023 | 1:00-3:00 pm CT
Mexico City In-Person Immersion
January 3-8, 2024
May 2024 Convocation Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2024 | 3:00-4:30 pm CT