In 1884, Carlos Montezuma was the first Native American to graduate from the University of Illinois and one of the first to earn a medical degree. After working as a reservation doctor, he fought tirelessly for Native American rights and citizenship. When his tribe faced removal from their ancestral home, Montezuma fought for and secured their land and water rights, setting a precedent for other Indian nations.
This year the Armory Building celebrates the 100th year anniversary of its original date of completion. The original construction, upon it's completion, was the largest structure without a center support. This was quite a feat of structural engineering in 1914. Please join us in celebrating 100 years of this historic building on Friday, October 24th, from 12:00pm until approximately 3:00pm.
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.
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.
NIH Funds $9.34M to University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic to Create Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing.
Illinoisans want more trails, interest in pickleball is on the upswing, and some communities are pulling the plugs on their aging swimming pools, according to a recent survey of the organizations and municipalities that operate public recreation facilities in Illinois.
James D. Anderson, an expert on desegregation and American education history and faculty member at the University of Illinois, will deliver the 11th annual Brown Lecture in Education Research. The Oct. 23 lecture in Washington, D.C., is sponsored by the American Educational Research Association.
The Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame recognizes Illinois engineering alumni, and others affiliated with the College, who have significant achievements in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation of great impact to society. Each year the college will honor these remarkable accomplishments by inducting a class of honorees into the Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame.
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.
The University of Illinois Summit on Online Education is an annual gathering of educational researchers, teachers and practitioners who are involved with online education in all of its modalities.