University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

  • 11/3/2014
    Illinois' First Native American graduate became a savior to his people. As a child, Carlos Montezuma was stolen from his family and sold as a slave. Thirty years later, he returned to save his people. Montezuma was born in 1866 in the Arizona territory and named Wassajah or “beckon” in his native Yavapai language. He spent his early childhood on the road with an Italian photographer and performed with Buffalo Bill before starting school in Chicago. In 1884, 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. Carlos Montezuma: Changing is Not Vanishing, a new documentary produced by the University of Illinois, tells the fascinating story of this Yavapai American hero. BTN is on Eastern Time.
  • 11/5/2014
    The University of Illinois Research Park (UIRP) would like to invite you to Big Data Summit 2014. The Big Data Summit will bring together thought leaders from the UIRP, industry, and academia for a highly interactive event to address topics surrounding big data. Just as new information technologies and the Internet itself fundamentally transformed business and industrial competitiveness over the past 25 years, big data is posed to bring the next wave of innovation, productivity, and growth. The coupling of big data and advanced analytics has the potential to raise the efficiency and create value in almost all business sectors. Exploiting big data and advanced analytics enables companies to create new products and services, enhance existing ones, and invent entirely new business, models. Registration is now closed, and Dana Cohen should be contacted with any further questions. For a draft agenda and other details please see the Conference Website at: http://researchpark.illinois.edu/bigdatasummit
  • 11/11/2014
    Together with the Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments, the Research Park will host a networking event to showcase opportunities for tech jobs in Champaign-Urbana. Show off what tech projects are being done at your amazing company. We ask that companies arrive at 4:00pm. Food and Beverages will be served. Space is limited with only 20 spots available. Further Details and Registration at go.illinois.edu/CUShowcase Please direct questions to Dana Cohen at dfcohen2@illinois.edu
  • 11/16/2014
    The Best Band in the Land heads indoors for this Dads Weekend concert featuring its signature tunes.
  • 12/2/2014
    On Christmas Eve 1914, amidst the ravages of World War I’s Western Front, soldiers from Allied and German forces laid down arms and stepped into No Man’s Land to gather fallen comrades, break bread, and share a moment of humanity. In this 100th anniversary year, the nine-member, all-male, a cappella powerhouse Cantus joins forces with a trio of actors from Theater Latté Da, the Minneapolis-based company, combining music and story to illuminate the breadth and depth of the human experience. They call upon patriotic tunes, trench songs, holiday carols, and a narrative woven from letters and war documents to conjure a dramatic rendering of this extraordinary night.