Here & Now: Photos
Here & Now: Photos
- The College of Business Honors Program visits Istanbul, Turkey to learn about the Turkish economy, politics, and culture. "The 13's would like to thank Dean Hedeman for an amazing trip!"
- Five ladies who are "excited to start our new lives!" as Illinois graduates: Courtney Bishop, Tatiana Arrington, Tiara Marshall, Lauren McBride, and Kisha Reed.
- 2010 graduates from the Asian American Association, doing their version of the "graduation leap," including Phil Liu, Jay Park, Chris Chen, Katie Lau, Kayvon Kord, Lauren Au, Liz Pham, Ryan Sumait, Chin Yang, and Luis Bonilla.
- University of Illinois geology students traveled to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to participate in a field trip led by Professor Stephen Marshak as part of the Geological Society of Americas Conference on Structure and Tectonics. Taken May 18, 2010, by Colleen Cook.
- With a double major in psychology and Spanish, Italian, and Portugese, it's no wonder Alethea Merelos is happy to graduate. What is she doing in the photo? "I'm showing how great it is to be an Illinois graduate!"
- Recent College of Education graduate Jennifer Linsenmeyer took this photo of her roommate Suzie Morgan, a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at the Hallene Gateway.
- Patrick McFadden and Andrew Pilny claim to have been the first graduates to pose with Alma Mater sporting her new regalia over Commencement weekend.
- Maggie Dunleavy '10 (L) and Joann Wong '10 (R) celebrating their graduation in front of the Eternal Flame. They went through all four years together and were members of the Illinois Menace women's ultimate frisbee team.
- President Stan Ikenberry presided over his last Illinois Commencement after returning to the University on an interim basis. Dr. Michael Hogan, named as the next President, begins his tenure in July.
- Michael J. Hogan plans to start his new job as the President of the University of Illinois on July 1. On May 12 he and interim President Stan Ikenberry met the media and the campus community in Urbana.
- It's been a great Spring for flowers, and those around campus have attracted a lot of attention. Doug Litteken spent a sunny day reading on the Quad and captured this image of Foellinger with its festive orange and blue flowers.
- "On May 1 2010, I ran a half marathon with my friends, (from left to right) Sanae Tanigaki, Sam Godin, Saran wangmuang (Me), Esther Yoon , Saet Byul Yoon, Thadpong Pongthawornkamol , and Rebbeca Parj. It was such a great experience. Thank you Illinois Marathon and all of lovely volunteers who organized a perfect race."
- This was the initial year for a student organization created by Taejin Kim for Korean transfer students. This picture was taken by Jae Hyub Jung at KITE's first celebration and barbeque in Champaign's Scott Park.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held the nation's first university-level class in high-speed rail this year. It was taught Professor T.C. Kao of National Taiwan University, a Visiting Scholar in CEE this year. Professor Kao is in the red shirt in the front row, standing next to Professor Chris Barkan, Director of CEEs Railroad Engineering Program.
- Hari Narayan (left) and Mamta Aggarwal are participating in the "fun mess" at the "Holi Festival of Colors," put on by the Dharma Hindu Students Organization and held at Illini Grove on April 18. Students take bags of powered paint, add water at the drinking fountain and throw it on each other!
- Graduates in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (GEEB) went to Forest Glen Preserve near Westville for their annual field trip. Brett Olds, Katie Amato, Nick Naeger, Brielle Fischman, and Brad Cosentino are hiking and hunting for mushrooms and salamanders. Photo by Cassandra Allsup.
- This photo was taken on a recent trip to Allerton Park organized by the Illinois photography club. Photographer Sudipto Guha was interested in "the beautiful reflection of the Allerton mansion in the reflecting pond."
- Some 15,000 people ran the Illinois Marathon through Champaign-Urbana on Saturday, including these newlyweds. Photo by Scott Paceley.
- Photographer Shilpa Beesabathuni writes, "The nearly empty main quad makes a perfect wedding spot during spring break."
- Greg Peterson and Emily Zider take the 'graduate leap' outside of Foellinger Auditorium following Commencement ceremonies in May, 2009. Greg writes, "Although we're not at the University anymore, we think of Champaign-Urbana often and wish the class of 2010 all the best!"
- Giulia Comparato (back row, on the right), a German lecturer at Illinois, and her students are attending the German conversation table that is held every Wednesday between 1pm - 3pm at Array: The IGB Cafe at the Institute for Genomic Biology. The German conversation table is open to everyone who wants to practice his/her German. Photo by Kivan A. Avrenli.
- Every April, the magnolia trees on campus bloom with bright pink enthusiasm. This photo by Caroline Cvetkovic was taken looking up at the Illinois Street Residence Hall.
- Some 40 equine patients attended the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital's vaccination clinic on March 27. Assistance was provided by student members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, who gained valuable, hands-on experience with routine horse health procedures.
- On this mid-April weekend, the cool weather and abundant sunshine attracted scores of students to the Robert Allerton Park for hiking, running, sunbathing and photography. This group of friends is from the Chemical Engineering department. Photo by Prashun Gorai.
- Even the sunsets are brilliant at Illinois! Photo by Marj Freese
- Students from the Middle East enjoy a hookah in the shade near Hartley Gardens and Japan House on a warm spring day.
- A ceremonial groundbreaking was held April 7 for the new M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Student Center addition to Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory. The Yeh Center will provide state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting rooms, and informal gathering spaces for students in Civil and Environmental Engineering. It's expected to be completed next spring.
Megi Jani, a sophomore from Albania, examines artistic photos of Istanbul at a photo exhibit, "Istanbul: 2010
European Capital of Culture," organized by the European Union Center at Illinois and the Turkish Students Association. Photo by Kvanç A. Avrenli.
- Each spring when warmer weather arrives, students find all kinds of ways to have fun on the main Quad. But a Space Shuttle Discovery kite? That's a new one!
- Zengyi Yang and Leila Hajibabai, graduate students in civil engineering and members of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, give traffic trivia and driving reaction tests to high school students during the Engineering Open on March 12. House.
- Photographer Stevia Angesty: "I came to (Indonesian Cultural Night) because I am one of Indonesians in this campus. This one night temporarily brought me home." The beauty of Indonesian culture is depicted in the Belibis Dance, one of the traditional Indonesian dances. This was a collaboration between School of Music instructor I Ketut Gede Asnawa and IPAC (Indonesian Performing Arts Chicago) dancers.
- Sharnali Islam is painting henna on the hand of a girl at the YMCA Latzer Hall in the celebration of International Mother Language day February 26, hosted by the Bangladeshi Students Association. Henna is used to adorn young women's body to celebrate many social and religious festivals.
- Alma Mater proudly displays 2010 Winter Olympic medals in honor of silver medalist Jonathan Kuck, a junior in engineering physics at Illinois and silver and bronze medalist Katherine Reutter, the daughter of Food Science and Human Nutrition instructor Beth Reutter.
- "Because this is my favorite spot from the whole campus." Jesayas Ferdinandus, photographer
- CU-International, a campus student organization, brings together international students who want to learn about American history and culture while making new friends. The group visited Lincoln's home, the Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield on Feb 13, 2010 - a day after Lincoln's birthday.
- Spanish Story Time has been organized by Illinois' Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies and the Urbana Free Library since 2006. The bilingual presentations, held on the second Saturday of the month, recently featured Juan Luis Olarte performing "Manuelita," a traditional children's song.
- Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Scott M. Olson spent January 30 through February 6 in Port au Prince, Haiti. He was one of nine engineers and scientists on a Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) team. In the photo, he is taking soil samples at the port to study how ground failures such as liquefaction and landslides contributed to human casualties and structural damage during the recent earthquake.
Engineers Casey Roth and Eric Gobst celebrate National Engineers Week by competing in last year’s cupcake eating competition. E-Week will be held this year from February 14th–20th. More details here.
- The weekend sunshine came as a respite for humans and animals alike. Students hurled snowballs at each other nearby as the squirrels warmed themselves in the branches of trees on the South Quad. Photo by Prashun Gorai.
- Two sand kittens at Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort are living proof that rare species can be sustained through assisted breeding thanks to a team of scientists including Dr. Jason Herrick, an associate professor in veterinary biosciences at the University of Illinois. These nocturnal cats are native to the deserts of Africa and Asia.
- Aurora Cruz Torres is a graduate student in the School of Cellular and Molecular Biology whose thirsty Shih Tzuh, Ion, gets a charge from drinking through a straw.
- Students from the College of Business's Lead Program are enjoying the scenery of Lake Como. Since 2008, Lead students have traveled abroad during winter break, and this year they went to Italy and Switzerland.
- Brian Hook is a sophomore in business. He took this picture late one night just before finals. "It's a long exposure of the McFarland Carillon, better known to the students as merely the Bell Tower. The hedges that protect the Morrow Plots create the silhouetted foreground."
- Illinois Geology Professor Bruce Fouke teaches his geology class along the coast of Curacao. This picture was taken January 13, 2009 while most of us were on winter break. Photo by Colleen Cook.
- Over the weekend before the Spring Semester began, Brett Daniel and nine friends built an igloo in the courtyard between Siebel Center and NCSA. If you visit, be sure to sign the guest book!
- Illinois retiree Michael Gardner created a panorama of the Assembly Hall with a handheld pocket camera before a basketball game in late October 2009. Shown here is just part of the image - to view the entire panorama visit http://www.story2tell.me/Story_To_Tell/PregameShow.html
- Electric vehicle enthusiasts and engineering students check out a Tesla Roadster that stopped by the Everitt Lab Jan. 8 for a public viewing and to recharge its batteries. The roadster was on its way to the Detroit Auto Show from Los Angeles; the visit was set up by the IllinoisEV Club.
- Ibramheem Kahn writes: "I've seen first snowfall of my life at Illinois. The temperature back in my hometown - Lahore, Pakistan - soars to 115 Fahrenheit during summers and occasionally drops down to 32 Fahrenheit during winter. Even with such temperature contrast, I deeply enjoy snowfall every time with minimum layers on my body."
- Andrew Lee's shirt refers to the Block I, but it seems just as appropriate for playing football in the courtyard of the Illinois Street Residence Halls. Photo by Kevin Chang.
- Jon and Jessica Campbell are enthusiastic Illinois alumni who now live in Minnesota. Here they are at Gopher Stadium for the Illinois football game. Represent, baby.