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  • 4/14/2014
    Welcome to Undergraduate Research Week, a celebration of student excellence in research across campus. The signature event is the seventh annual campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Thursday, April 17th.
  • 4/14/2014
    Five professors at the University of Illinois – Asef Bayat, Joy Harjo, Catherine Prendergast, Stephen Andrew Taylor and Deke Weaver – have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows. They are among 178 North American artists, scholars and scientists selected on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
  • 4/14/2014
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites you to join us in celebrating Earth Week this April 21st through the 26th. Earth Week is a time to enact change and real movement towards consciousness about how our decisions affect our campus environment and good ol' Mother Earth.
  • 4/14/2014
    To celebrate acquiring the papers of poet and writer Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), the University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library and numerous campus partners have organized an evening of poetry, song, and appreciation called: Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois. The event will take place in the newly-renovated Lincoln Hall Theater (702 S. Wright Street, Urbana) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Admission is free.
  • 4/11/2014
    This day-long event allows attendees to participate in hands-on workshops and panel discussions to learn: the Lean Startup Method, How to Fund your Company and the Impact of Social Entrepreneurship.
  • 4/10/2014
    Founded in 1999 by the late Roger Ebert, University of Illinois Journalism graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest) celebrates films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs. The festival gives these films and their filmmakers a well-deserved second look. Ebertfest takes place in Urbana-Champaign each April. Chaz Ebert, Roger’s beloved wife, business partner and fellow film-lover, is the festival host.
  • 4/9/2014
    Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent more than six decades studying the dietary factors that contribute to heart disease. Dr. Kummerow has painstakingly collected and analyzed findings that identify trans fats and unnaturally oxidized cholesterol as the underlying causes of heart disease rather than dietary cholesterol itself. In recognition of his tireless contributions to health and science, the college is hosting the Fred Kummerow Centennial Celebration, a symposium and luncheon honoring Dr. Kummerow in his 100th year.
  • 4/6/2014
    Alumnus Michael S. Hopkins, a U.S. astronaut who recently spent 166 days orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of Illinois on May 17 (Saturday).
  • 4/5/2014
    The Alma Mater sculpture will make her long-awaited return to the Urbana campus April 9, where she will be put back on her pedestal to silently watch the next century of university progress.
  • 4/4/2014
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud to host the 2014 Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 12, 2014.