The Music Teachers National Association has named Prof. Christos Tsitsaros, of the School of Music’s Piano Pedagogy division, as its 2014 MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year.
We are right now in the early stages of a revolutionary shift from a medical education and delivery model still rooted in the 19th century to one that will fully integrate the rapid advances of technology with human health improvement.
Construction of a 5.87 megawatt (MW) Solar Farm on campus will begin in Spring 2015 after university and state officials approved power purchase and land lease agreements with Phoenix Solar South Farms, LLC. Once installed, the Solar Farm will be one of the largest on-site university arrays in the country, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statistics, producing 7.86 million kilowatt-hours per year, or approximately two percent of the electrical demand for the Urbana campus in fiscal year 2015.
The University of Illinois has announced that AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research-based biopharmaceutical company based in North Chicago, IL, has opened the AbbVie Innovation Center on campus at the University of Illinois Research Park in Urbana-Champaign.
“Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” said lead author Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois.
Nathan Gunn—an opera luminary and the general director of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois—ended 2014 by performing on New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming for the opening night of The Merry Widow at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.
A full week of events on the Illinois campus commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,050,000 to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois to support the development of emerging areas in the humanities. The funds will be used to support fellowships for Illinois faculty and graduate students, undergraduate interns, and to bring post-doctoral fellows to the university in three areas: Bio-Humanities, Environmental Humanities, and Legal Humanities.
The Office of Public Engagement is happy to announce that University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
A University of Illinois professor and two of his former students are among the five pioneers of LED technology honored with the 2015 Draper Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in engineering.