A new drug that prompts cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is now entering phase I clinical trials in humans. The drug, called PAC-1, first showed promise in the treatment of pet dogs with spontaneously occurring cancers, and is still in clinical trials in dogs with osteosarcoma.
Artist William Wegman will visit Krannert Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. March 5 for an artist talk.
The exhibition “Artists Including Me: William Wegman,” currently on display at the museum,
features some of Wegman’s photographs, drawings and paintings. Wegman, who is known for his
photographs of Weimaraners, earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the U. of I. School of Art and Design.
The theme of this year's retreat is The Evolving University: Embracing Internationalization. Our campus enrolls more international students than any other US public institution, and we have many partnerships and programs around the world. Our strategic plan calls for us to "integrate global perspectives within our learning environment and benefit from the international diversity of our students, faculty, and staff." This retreat will explore ways in which we can create a community of learning where international experiences and opportunities are integrated into our educational mission.
Three University of Illinois faculty members are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The recipients, Alison Fout, Ryan Foley and Thomas Kuhlman, stand beside 126 other early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities chosen for the Fellowship. The two-year program awards the Fellows $50,000 to pursue their choice of research topics and gives the researchers flexibility in applying funds toward their research.
The Chicago Illini of the Year Award, cosponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) and the Chicago Illini Club, was created in 1997 to recognize the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology has been renamed in honor of a microbiology professor who changed the course of science with his discovery of a third major branch of the tree of life. That professor, Carl R. Woese, died in late 2012.
Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices is about creating one campus of many voices. Our goal is to work towards an image of Illinois as a multi-patterned quilt -- weaved together cohesively, yet incorporating and respecting the distinct cloths and pieces of our unique identities.
Since the Peace Corps was created in 1961, 2,014 Illinois alums have served overseas, making it the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers.
The University of Illinois Black Chorus, Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, conductor, will host the Twelfth Biennial Black Sacred Music Symposium on the Urbana-Champaign campus February 19-22, 2015. The closing Symposium concert featuring the UI Black Chorus and Friends is on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students and Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.