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  • 11/20/2014
    President Obama today announced a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Among those recognized is Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum.
  • 11/18/2014

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has announced that Timothy L. Killeen will serve as the institution’s 20th president.

  • 11/17/2014Meaghan Downs writer Meaghan Downs by Meaghan Downs published by Meaghan Downs
    Samuel Kirk’s research – the first of its kind to study exceptional or special needs learners -- pinpointed gaping holes in curriculum for students with learning disabilities. His commitment to these students led to the founding of the first-ever Institute for Research on Exceptional Children more than 50 years ago, and a lasting foundation for today’s special education department.
  • 11/17/2014

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the top three destinations for international students attending universities in the United States, announced the annual Open Doors report, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

  • 11/11/2014
    Illinois has been included in the “Military Times: Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings. Schools are selected based on an assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. The selection takes into account services, special rules, culture, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students.
  • 10/31/2014
    Governor Pat Quinn announced today that the University of Illinois will receive $3.5 million for a new Feed Technology Complex on the U of I’s South Farms. The state-of-the-art complex will replace the university’s century-old feed mill.
  • 10/23/2014
    The University of Illinois will offer a number of four week online courses over the winter break this year. Winter Session 2014-2015 begins on December 22, 2014 and ends January 16, 2015. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate degree-seeking students to take an active role in their education, learn time management, set goals, and meet them as they work toward degree completion. The high-quality courses are taught by Illinois facility and offered to University of Illinois undergraduate students at Urbana-Champaign and non-degree students at other institutions.
  • 10/17/2014
    NIH Funds $9.34M to University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic to Create Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing.
  • 10/11/2014
    Aimed at alumni and prospective students interested in the university's ongoing mission, as well as current faculty and students wishing to stay up to date on the diverse work being done around them, An Illinois Sampler offers a rare glimpse into the impact of cutting-edge research on undergraduate education in a rapidly changing world.
  • 10/10/2014
    For more than 100 years, towns in the United States have been holding annual homecomings to welcome back former residents. However, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has long claimed to be the originator of the collegiate Homecoming—the annual alumni event centered on a football game. The first Illinois homecoming was held in 1910.