On January 29, 2016, the University of Illinois Press book Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.
On November 7, 2015, Walter Rimler, author of the University of Illinois Press book The Man That Got Away: The Life and Music of Harold Arlen, was interviewed on the NPR program “Weekend edition” about his book.
On October 10, 2015, Sonja Williams, author of the University of Illinois Press book World Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom was interviewed on the NPR program “All Things Considered” about her book.
Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.