Here & Now: Photos
Here & Now: Photos
- Some of the students who participated in the iHelp project during Homecoming 2011 went to Dr. Howard Elementary School in Champaign, where they repainted a map of the U.S. on the playground. The 2012 Homecoming at Illinois will be the week of October 22.
- Students in the Global Studies 298 Winter Abroad course visited San Francisco Libre, Nicaragua, where they demonstrated and delivered solar ovens. Made of cardboard boxes and glass tops, solar ovens are an environmentally friendly alternative to wood burning stoves. Thanks for the pic, Jasmine Morgan.
- While showing off the campus to some visitors, senior Nathan VanDyke captured this photo of one of the first fallen leaves of autumn resting in the grass near Foellinger Auditorium.
- Ali and Arooba were very excited about their first-ever picture with Santa. Crop Sciences Professor Lane Rayburn fills in for the real Santa, and the elf is portrayed by grad student Justin.
- These Illinois alumni and self-described superfans are Kristina Cvetkovic (AHS '10, '12), Holly Dyson (EDU '10), Caroline Cvetkovic (ENG '11, '15), and Doug Litteken (ENG '11). Thanks in part to their supercheering, the Fighting Illini football team beat the Northwestern Wildcats at the Homecoming game on October 1, 2011.
- Meredith Olson, Interim Alumni Relations & Stewardship coordinator and Christie Avgar, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the U of I School of Social Work booth at the state conference of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Work in Oak Brook, IL. The School had several faculty and alumni present at this year's conference.
- Stephanie Pisano was a freshman when she took this picture (2009-2010 school year). It was her first football game and "I didn't know how seating worked. I had the worst seat possible: top row, under the roof..." But it did give her a great vantage point to take this cool pic of the Marching Illini.
University President Hogan, campus Chancellor Wise, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn were among the dignitaries taking part in the groundbreaking for a new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on October 7, 2011. Read the story here.
- This photo of the intersection of Wright and Green Streets was taken in the evening by senior Naquib Suhairi. It looks northwest - the same view Alma has!
- Graduate student Hang Li from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering had a chance to get to know CEE distinguished alumnus Stanley Herrin (BS '74, MS '78) at the Engineering Brunch held at Activities and Recreation Center. Both are wearing orange and blue to show their Illinois spirit on Homecoming Football Saturday.
- Nick Huston, son of an Illinois alum from Roseville, was wearing an Illinois shirt during his long conversation with one of the family's bulls, named Bud.
Assistant Professor of Physics Nadya Mason (right) meets with a graduate student in this 2009 photo by Ron Payne Photography. Mason has been announced as the recipient of the American Physical Society's 2012 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award that recognizes outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career.
- Vincent Teo shared this picture from the crowning of Mr. U of I, Bryan Thomas, and Miss U of I, Cedrinna Humphries, at the African American Homecoming Pageant, held Tuesday evening at the Illini Union.
- Ed Zagorski is celebrating his 90th birthday with former students and friends who will come to campus this weekend (September 24, 2011) from across the United States to honor the "inspirational teacher who personifies joy in learning." Professor Zagorski taught Industrial Design in the School of Art + Design between 1951 and 1988. His statue is located inside the Link Gallery.
- Students at Allen Hall flew an American flag from their residence hall windows on the night of September 11, 2011.
The Illini 4000 for Cancer, an Illinois student organization and 501c3 non-profit, are shown here about to cross the Golden Gate Bridge July 31, 2011. This was the end of a 70 day journey that began in New York's Central Park. Along the way, they raised more than $120,000 for the American Cancer Society and Camp Kesem.
- New students were welcomed to campus August 19 with a Convocation and a picnic at Memorial Stadium. They also formed a human Block I to express their Illini pride.
- Iftikhar Haider Nagra carried his son, Ibraheem, around Quad Day this year. Ibraheem enjoyed the band performances and the colored balloons.
- The rain that fell on Champaign-Urbana on Saturday, August 13, was much appreciated, as was this rainbow seen from the corner of Wright and Green Streets. Photo by Rajesh Karmani.
- Named for the smell of rotting flesh they emit, fewer than 100 corpse flowers have bloomed in cultivation in the U.S. since the first titan arum unfurled at the New York Botanical Gardens in 1937. Ours is expected to bloom around July 14 - 15.
- Illinois' entry in the Solar Decathlon is beginning to take shape. About a dozen students are spending the summer completing the home's construction in time for the Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C. this September.
- This group of Illinois alumni came together by chance while vacationing in South Africa. From left to right: Herb Linn (Law '69), Alison Davis Wood (Media '91, '01), Mary Beth Davis Early (LAS '85), Judy Harlan Stone (LAS '73), Cindy Conrad Groh (ALS '73), and John Stone (LAS '71).
- Our friend Brent E. West of the Newman Center sent this photo of a recent slow summer evening, looking west on Green Street through the Wright Street intersection.
The Sustainable Student Farm at Illinois held it's first Farm Stand on the Quad on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The farm is a joint venture of the department of crop sciences, Student Sustainability Committee, and Dining Services.
- (from left to right) Cassie Becker, Katelyn Jones, Diana Pezza and Taryn Pfeiffer take a final stroll down the South Quad together just days before graduating from the College of ACES.
- (left to right) Lindsey Dondanville, Marie Roth, Lauren Schorsch, and Katie Lowry send their mortarboards flying in front of Altgeld Hall following Sunday's (5/15/2011) Commencement ceremonies.
- Alison Davis Wood, a producer of U of I documentaries for the Big Ten Network, celebrates her new graduate degree with a traditional photo at the Alma Mater statue. Her fellow producer, Tim Hartin, took the picture and wishes her hearty congratulations.
- Iftikhar Haider received his Masters degree this spring. Afterward, Haider writes, "My son Ibraheem ran wild on the Main Quad." However, Ibraheem was captured long enough for a family photo.
- The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) celebrated the end of the year with a Block Party at the Cultural houses on Nevada Street May 5.
- Magdalena Siembab poses for a final picture in her gown after exchanging her mortarboard for an umbrella.
- Elizabeth Antonacci had a friend take this picture so she could sent it to her parents.
- Brent West finally had the chance to celebrate spring after finishing his last final exam. He shot this flower image showing Freer Hall in the background.
"Güle Güle" means "Bye Bye" in Turkish. That's what students in Turkish 202 were saying as they gathered for a class photo on the Quad.
- Photographer Julie McMahon writes: "The quad never looks so inviting as it does in the spring with its luscious blossoms beckoning us to imbibe its short-lived beauty."
- These alumni of Tsinghua University formed a "100" on the Quad in celebration of the 100th anniversary of their Alma Mater. Tsinghua is one of China's most prestigious institution and is a longtime parter with Illinois. About 120 current Illinois grad students are alumni of Tsinghua.
- What we do know is that camel rides were offered as part of the student celebration of Israeli Week. What we don't know is what our rider's Viking helmet has to do with anything.
- No, Intro to Energy Sources. Professor David Ruzic, who waded in, writes: "The lecture was on small-scale hydropower, and what better way to teach it than to dam up the Boneyard creek. We measured that we could get a whole 100W of electricity from it. I dont think a dam is in the green energy plan for campus - or at least it shouldnt be!"
- This year's winner in the School of Chemical Sciences annual visualization contest is Tom Bassett who, with help from other members of Professor Paul Kenis's research group, used a scanning electron microscope to capture gold nanoparticles on an aluminum filter. The microscope is reflected in the center of the image.
- A cover band called Rhythm Method played on the roof of Newman Hall during Mom's Weekend, April 9 and 10, 2011. Photo submitted by Xiaoyu Feng.
Illini Dancesport Team represented Illinois at the Irish Dancesport Gala Dance Competition held by Notre Dame University on March 26. All Illini Dancesport couples placed with high points, including first and second places places in Silver International Latin and Bronze International Standard dances.
- A final picture of snow for this season (we hope!) outside of the Grainger Engineering Library. Thanks to Qian Zhang for the photo from Feb. 5.
- Working across the street from Wednesday's (March 23, 2011) fire, Cheryl Harris was able to get this shot of damage to the roof of the building at 625 to 629 E. Green in campustown - and why officials now say the third floor of that building has to be demolished.
Champaign and Urbana firefighters had the blaze on 625 to 629 East Green Street nearly under control by 10 a.m., but crews were still cleaning up at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 23, 2011). Fire details, images, and video can be seen at the Champaign News-Gazette website. Thanks to all of the emergency responders!
- Champaign and Urbana firefighters responded to a fire in businesses along the south side of Green Street, between Sixth and Wright Streets, this morning (Wednesday, March 23, 2011). Local news reports said smoke was billowing from the building at 625-629 E. Green, which is the site of Zorbas and Mia Zas restaurants and the Pitaya clothing boutique.
- Illinois is working with Barrington (Ill.) School District 220 as it develops a K-5 complement to its existing Mandarin Chinese language program. The program is being funded by a $1.5 million Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant, announced by Senator Dick Durbin in a ceremony held in Barrington on Feb. 25.
- Neha Gothe took this photo at the 2010 Ultimate Basketball Challenge in Huff Hall. After March Madness, this April event features a wheelchair scrimmage between members of the University of Illinois men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams and its men's and women's varsity teams.
- Allen Hall staff members are on the watch! They want everyone to be safe this weekend.
Students enjoying an unusually warm February weekend weather with a game of Frisbee on the Bardeen Quad as Engineers Week 2011 kicks off. E-Week is February 20th--26th this year.
- Students in the Overseas China Education Foundation organized a Benefit Dinner at University YMCA on February 18th, 2011 to help under privileged school-age children in rural China to realize their dreams of completing basic education.