The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to establish the nation’s first college of medicine focused, from the beginning, on the intersection of engineering and medicine. This will be the first new college created at Urbana in 60 years.
A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone.
The Lehmann Institute for Brazilian Studies presents Gilberto Gil, Grammy-winning musician and ambassador for all types of Brazilian music.
The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is offering more than 200 online courses in multiple subject areas during Summer 2015.
The summer term offers another option for students to get ahead but more importantly offers an opportunity to learn time management skills, set goals, and take an active role in degree completion. Summer online courses offer rigor and high quality content in a condensed format.
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 visited Krannert Art Museum on March 5 for an artist talk.
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.