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  • Library exhibit highlights Latinx activist ‘Rudy’ Lozano (UIC Today, 2022)

    Carlos Sadovi  |  March 3, 2022

    As a young high school student on the South Side and a college student at the University of Illinois Chicago, Rodolfo “Rudy” Lozano fought for courses on Latin American history and for more Latino faculty.

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  • Revamped website links UIC students to campus resources for success (UIC Today, 2022)

    Carlos Sadovi  |  February 28, 2022

    When Ja’Waun Williams began his first year at the University of Illinois Chicago, he knew that if he was going to thrive in college, he couldn’t do it alone. When Mayra Villa joined UIC, she felt culture shock from the new environment.

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  • Inspiring grads: Jeyra Rivera Arocho (UIC Today, 2021)

    Christy Levy | April 30, 2021

    Jeyra Rivera Arocho was visiting Chicago in 2017 when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, destroying her home along with thousands of others.

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  • UIC earns ‘Seal of Excelencia’ for commitment to Latino students’ success (UIC Today, 2020)

    Brian Flood  |  October 1, 2020

    The University of Illinois Chicago has earned Excelencia in Education’s “Seal of Excelencia,” a national certification that recognizes colleges and universities for their “unwavering commitment to intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all.”

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  • Congressman Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia Visits LARES (UIC Today, 2019)

    Carlos Sadovi  |  February 21, 2019

    Speaking before students and faculty members of the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES), U. S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said Thursday that even with his decades in government and his recent election to Congress, one of his greatest achievements was when he earned his master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  • LARES looks back at past, ahead to future at 40th anniversary event (UIC Today, 2016)

    Gary Wisby  |  March 8, 2016

    LARES (Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services) is marking its 40th anniversary year, and on Monday a panel took a look at where it’s been and where it’s going.

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  • A Single Chapter In the Story of My Life (UIC News Center, 2015)

    Kris Fuentes Cortes  |  May 07, 2015

    Everyone has their own story and during my time at UIC, I have met so many people and learned a bit about each of their stories. Each story touches different themes but with a common ending: the hope of succeeding in this world.

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  • UIC’s Latino Academic Support Wins National Awards (UIC News Center, 2014)

    Brian Flood  |  September 30, 2014

    In the 1970s, community members joined faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago to advocate for specialized Latino student service programs aimed at recruitment and retention.

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