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  • 8/27/2015Steve Witmer, News Editor writer Steve Witmer, News Editor by Steve Witmer, News Editor published by Steve Witmer, News Editor
    One hundred forty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 8/25/2015Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor and Associate Provost for Diversity writer Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor and Associate Provost for Diversity by Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor and Associate Provost for Diversity published by Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor and Associate Provost for Diversity
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a campaign to increase awareness of the resources available at the University and in the Champaign-Urbana community for everyone affected by sexual violence.
  • 8/25/2015Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 8/24/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    If repairing an electronic device yourself sounds prohibitively complex and you aren’t sure where to start, help will soon be available on the University of Illinois campus. The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics.
  • 8/20/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 8/19/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27.
  • 7/24/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies.
  • 7/21/2015Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.
  • 7/13/2015
    Five University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense. 
  • 7/9/2015David Schug, director National and International Scholarships Program writer David Schug, director National and International Scholarships Program by David Schug, director National and International Scholarships Program published by David Schug, director National and International Scholarships Program
    Three University of Illinois students are among the 61 college freshmen and sophomores nationwide awarded expenses-paid opportunities to study in the United Kingdom this summer.
  • 7/7/2015Charlotte Bauer, director of communication, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writer Charlotte Bauer, director of communication, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Charlotte Bauer, director of communication, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published by Charlotte Bauer, director of communication, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Illinois graduate students Eduardo Alvarez-Gutierrez and Ambar Flores have received Boren Fellowships from the National Security Education Program (NSEP).
  • 6/30/2015Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, the head of the kinesiology and community health department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2005 and past president of the American Kinesiology Association, has been named the new dean of the U. of I.'s Graduate College.
  • 6/30/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 23 meeting in Chicago.
  • 6/25/2015Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    New teachers will have opportunities to reflect on their first year on the job, share best practices and learn from a former at-risk youth whose life was transformed by his high-school English teacher at the annual Beginning Teacher Conference, June 30-July 1, in Champaign.
  • 6/18/2015Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    Sixteen Illinois students and recent alumni are among the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
  • 5/21/2015Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    A popular memorial dedicated to U. of I. students who served in the U.S. military during wartime will be returned May 28-29 to its original place of honor in the south courtyard of Lincoln Hall.
  • 5/12/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season will feature international stars whose roots are in Champaign-Urbana or at the University of Illinois.
  • 5/7/2015Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    The 144th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place May 16 (Saturday) at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • 5/4/2015David Schug, director, National and International Scholarships Program writer David Schug, director, National and International Scholarships Program by David Schug, director, National and International Scholarships Program published by David Schug, director, National and International Scholarships Program
    University of Illinois juniors Luis Real Hernandez and Patrick Slade have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year for demonstrating leadership and academic promise in science or engineering. Juniors Joseph Chapman and Nhan Huynh earned honorable mention in the national competition.
  • 5/1/2015Steve WItmer, Director, News Bureau writer Steve WItmer, Director, News Bureau by Steve WItmer, Director, News Bureau published by Steve WItmer, Director, News Bureau
    Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 30 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
  • 4/28/2015Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Six University of Illinois professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can garner.
  • 4/27/2015Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.
  • 4/22/2015Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. Psychology professors J. Kathryn Bock and Gary S. Dell, and physics professor Taekjip Ha will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 4/20/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The spectrum of music at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival this fall will range from traditional Mexican guitar to southern rock, and from jazz to classical guitar. And the diversity is not just in the style of music, but the instruments as well. The guitar festival also features banjo, sarod, Hawaiian slack key guitar and pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute.
  • 4/17/2015
    Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 13. The award recognizes exceptional performance.
  • 4/13/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Seven faculty members and seven graduate students are recipients of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships support research and writing on topics chosen by the fellowship recipients.
  • 4/10/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Several special events will look at the early work of Tennessee Williams in conjunction with a production of Williams’ “Not About Nightingales” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
  • 4/10/2015Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 2015 Guggenheim fellowships to two University of Illinois faculty members: Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, professor of physics.
  • 4/2/2015
    Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.
  • 3/24/2015Sarah Lubienski, interim dean, Graduate College writer Sarah Lubienski, interim dean, Graduate College by Sarah Lubienski, interim dean, Graduate College published by Sarah Lubienski, interim dean, Graduate College
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of three institutions awarded a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's expanded Minority Ph.D. Program to support underrepresented minority doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
  • 3/19/2015Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will deliver the 2015 Commencement address May 16 for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 3/12/2015Austin Keating, News Bureau intern writer Austin Keating, News Bureau intern by Austin Keating, News Bureau intern published by Austin Keating, News Bureau intern
    Two University of Illinois professors have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. Steven Blanke and Bryan White are among the 79 microbiologists chosen by their peers for this honor.
  • 3/5/2015Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    Dean’s Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2014, as well as those who graduated in August 2014, have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 2/23/2015Austin Keating, News Bureau intern writer Austin Keating, News Bureau intern by Austin Keating, News Bureau intern published by Austin Keating, News Bureau intern
    Three University of Illinois faculty members are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • 1/23/2015Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Donald Mullally, former general manager of WILL and National Public Radio board chairman, died Tuesday (Jan. 20) at home in Champaign. He was 77. Mullally guided NPR through its worst financial crisis and led a restructuring of the public radio system.
  • 1/12/2015Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    Ten University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in the spring semester. Illinois ranks sixth in the nation in the number of Gilman Scholarships for the upcoming semester.
  • 11/25/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Placid M. Ferreira, Brendan A. Harley, Joseph W. Lyding, Phillip A. Newmark, Dan Roth and William H. Sanders.
  • 11/20/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum received the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony on November 20. She was one of 10 new recipients of the medal, which honors American scientists “for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology,” the White House press office announced.
  • 10/30/2014Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela has been named the vice provost for international affairs and global strategies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval at the Nov. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
  • 10/15/2014Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Homecoming Week 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place Oct. 18 (Saturday) through Oct. 26 (Sunday).
  • 10/9/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    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.
  • 9/29/2014Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
  • 9/17/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a “genius grant,” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  • 9/16/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The 2014-15 season of Sinfonia da Camera – the professional chamber orchestra affiliated with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – will feature legendary pianist Menahem Pressler; Canadian Brass horn player Bernhard Scully; Sinfonia’s own music director, the internationally-known pianist Ian Hobson; and a rarely heard arrangement of Handel’s “Messiah.”
  • 9/11/2014Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Average test scores for the 2014-15 freshman class of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the highest ever, according to fall enrollment statistics released this week.
  • 8/28/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense. 
  • 8/28/2014Diana Yates writer Diana Yates by Diana Yates published by Diana Yates
    One hundred forty-two freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 8/20/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois department of dance has joined with the Art Theater Co-Op and Dance Partners to present a Dance Film Festival that they predict will become an annual event. The lineup includes a dozen films – some features, some shorts – that will be presented over three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Art, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.
  • 8/19/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a cross-campus initiative that includes theater productions, a film series, concerts, lectures, symposiums, an art exhibition and a general education course. “The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects” is designed for Illinois students and the local community to gain a new understanding about the first industrialized conflict carried out on a global scale.
  • 7/10/2014Steve Witmer, News Bureau writer Steve Witmer, News Bureau by Steve Witmer, News Bureau published by Steve Witmer, News Bureau
    Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 7/2/2014Tim Gilles writer Tim Gilles by Tim Gilles published by Tim Gilles
    Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The nine recipients from the Urbana-Champaign campus, with their sports and field of study, are below. (EDITORS: See list.) There were four recipients from UIC and three from UIS.
  • 7/2/2014Tim Gilles writer Tim Gilles by Tim Gilles published by Tim Gilles
    Six University of Illinois Ph.D. students will receive a $20,000 FMC Technologies, Inc., Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year, and three Master’s students will each receive $12,000.
  • 6/30/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Edito writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Edito by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Edito published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Edito
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Jeffrey S. Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, an HHMI Professor.
  • 6/24/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    Sarah T. Lubienski has been named the interim dean of the U. of I.’s Graduate College, succeeding Deba Dutta, who has accepted the position of provost at Purdue University.
  • 6/19/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor
    Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival. Tickets go on sale Thursday (June 19) for the popular concert series held in the beautifully restored century-old Dutch hay barn at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center near Monticello, Illinois. This year’s festival runs Sept. 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday).
  • 6/18/2014Dusty Rhodes writer Dusty Rhodes by Dusty Rhodes published by Dusty Rhodes
    Allen H. Renear, a professor in the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has been named the dean of the school. His appointment becomes effective Aug. 16, pending approval of the university’s board of trustees. Renear has been serving as interim dean since February 2012.
  • 6/17/2014Phil Ciciora writer Phil Ciciora by Phil Ciciora published by Phil Ciciora
    Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 6/16/2014
    Thirteen University of Illinois students and recent alumni have been offered fully funded opportunities to research, study or teach English in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East through the U.S. Student Fulbright program. Another three Illinois students have been named alternates for this prestigious award. The U. of I. has consistently been among the top producers of Fulbright recipients in the U.S.
  • 6/10/2014Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Fifteen University of Illinois students have received Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer and in fall semester, placing the U. of I. atop the Big Ten and in the top 20 in the country for Gilman Scholarship recipients during these terms.
  • 6/6/2014Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Mark D. Henderson, the interim vice president and chief information officer for information technology services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been named chief information officer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His appointment, pending approval of the university’s board of trustees, becomes effective Aug. 16.
  • 6/3/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Naira Hovakimyan has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award (or Humboldt Prize) honoring a career of research achievements.
  • 5/9/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    The University of Illinois Moms and Dads associations have announced the winners of several annual scholarships and awards for students on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
  • 5/8/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    Barbara J. Wilson, the executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval of the university’s board of trustees.
  • 5/5/2014
    Three University of Illinois students have each been awarded a Boren Scholarship and will be spending the 2014-2015 academic year studying a foreign language abroad.
  • 5/1/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    John D. Colombo has been named interim dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

  • 4/24/2014
    Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 22 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
  • 4/10/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    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.
  • 4/9/2014
    University of Illinois juniors Jacob Calvert, Sean McLaughlin and Sheryl Wang have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year for demonstrating leadership and academic promise in science or engineering. Samuel Mo, of Wheeling, Ill., a junior in materials science and engineering, earned honorable mention in the national competition.
  • 4/3/2014
    Six academic professionals will be honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 8.
  • 4/2/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The religious tradition that brought us yoga, meditation and the concepts of karma and reincarnation will be the topic of this year’s Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion, an annual event sponsored by the University of Illinois department of religion. Vasudha Narayanan, the distinguished professor of religion at the University of Florida and author of “Hinduism” and “The Vernacular Veda: Revelation, Recitation and Ritual,” will deliver the lecture at 8 p.m. April 9 (Wednesday) at Spurlock Museum. Her topic, “Global Hinduism,” will touch on Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the United States.
  • 4/1/2014Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor

    Alumnus Michael S. Hopkins will deliver the Commencement address at the University of Illinois on May 17 (Saturday).

  • 3/21/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    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.
  • 3/20/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Roger Ebert will not be at his namesake festival this year, but he will kick it off just the same. “Life Itself,” a documentary about the late film critic’s life, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, running April 23-27 in Champaign-Urbana.
  • 3/12/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois School of Music will host the North American Saxophone Alliance conference next weekend (March 20-22). Held biennially, the conference is expected to draw about 1,000 saxophonists – jazz and classical, amateur and professional – to participate in master classes, competitions and performances.
  • 2/27/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Hedrick Smith will speak on “Who Stole the American Dream” in a talk at 7:30 p.m. March 11 on the third floor of Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.
  • 2/18/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Three University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • 2/17/2014
    Dean’s Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2013, as well as those who graduated in August 2013 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 2/13/2014
    A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year’s prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
  • 2/6/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
  • 1/31/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Gene E. Robinson, the Swanlund Chair of entomology and the director of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, has been selected to deliver the Center for Advanced Study’s 23rd Annual Lecture, continuing the center’s tradition of showcasing the university’s most distinguished scholars. Robinson’s lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Spurlock Museum on campus, is free and open to the public.
  • 1/15/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The new documentary “Life Itself,” about the life of Roger Ebert, will be one of the 12 films shown at this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” coming April 23-27 to Champaign and Urbana, Ill.
  • 12/16/2013Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Years ago, when Jeannette Garinger Beck was a single parent, she knew the frustrations and stress of struggling to make ends meet. Although educational and professional achievement enabled Beck to put those days behind her, she’s sharing some of what she has learned about financial wellness by volunteering as a Money Mentor.
  • 11/20/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    John A. Rogers, a Swanlund Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • 11/13/2013Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Officials from Jiangxi Normal University in Nanching, China, and the University of Illinois will sign an agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the Urbana campus during an event Thursday (Nov. 14).
  • 11/11/2013
    Applications are available for the annual Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging, sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation.
  • 11/11/2013
    University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 41st annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.
  • 10/30/2013Earn Saenmuk writer Earn Saenmuk by Earn Saenmuk published by Earn Saenmuk
    Edward Maibach, a professor at George Mason University, will give a lecture in a series that honors Charles David Keeling, an analytical chemist at the University of Illinois and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • 10/30/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Internationally renowned opera singer Nathan Gunn has been named general director of the University of Illinois’ new Lyric Theatre program, which – like Gunn – will embrace a broad spectrum of vocal theater repertoire, from musicals to opera.
  • 10/24/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    In 1923, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Tokyo and Yokohoma, essentially leveling Japan’s two largest cities and causing more than 100,000 deaths. The subsequent aftershocks, fires and ensuing panic bred rumors that “malcontent Koreans” living in Japan were setting the fires, poisoning water wells and plotting a revolution. To prevent this alleged uprising, vigilantes aided by police and the military massacred more than 6,000 Koreans.
  • 10/16/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts will celebrate the initiation of a new professional mentor program on Oct. 26 (Saturday) with the dedication of a sculpture created by an alumnus and placed in honor of his former professor.
  • 10/15/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois Marching Illini provides the soundtrack for a long list of cherished football traditions. Gridiron games wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without the band leading the players out of the tunnel, playing “Imperial March” from “Star Wars” on third downs, and of course “Oskee Wow Wow” after every touchdown. But the band is about to abandon one lesser-known custom that dates back several generations – and everybody is happy to see this one go.
  • 10/10/2013Earn Saenmuk writer Earn Saenmuk by Earn Saenmuk published by Earn Saenmuk
    The 2013 Homecoming week at the University of Illinois will take place Oct. 18 (Friday) through Oct. 26 (Saturday).
  • 10/1/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Sashiko, the Japanese quilting practice that dates back to the 17th century, will be featured at Japan House on Saturday (Oct. 5), during open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 9/18/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Subra Suresh, who took over as president of Carnegie Mellon University in July after being the director of the National Science Foundation, will give the final lecture in the chancellor’s speaker series.
  • 9/18/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The popular Pygmalion Music Festival, held annually at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum and other venues in Urbana-Champaign, has added a two-day literary festival this year. Among the writers who will be reading from their works: Matt Bell, the author of “In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods”; Dan Chaon, the author of “Among the Missing” and “You Remind Me of Me”; and James Greer, the author of “Artifical Light,” “The Failure” and “Guided By Voices: A Brief History.”
  • 9/18/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Best-selling author Kim Stanley Robinson will deliver the keynote lecture at “Writing Another Future,” a symposium on science fiction, the arts and humanities, Sept. 25-27 (Wednesday-Friday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to presentations and panel discussions, the event will include several concerts. Organizers hope the symposium will spark interest in science fiction writing as part of the university’s ongoing explorations of science, technology and society.
  • 9/9/2013Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    One hundred forty-two freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated ChancellorÃÂâÃÂâ¬ÃÂâ¢s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 9/5/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The fall 2013 Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures begin Sept. 18 (Wednesday) with Gunther Schuller -- musician, composer, conductor, educator, historian and publisher. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award and three Grammy awards. Schuller, a George A. Miller Visiting Artist, has composed more than 180 works covering genres from symphonic to operatic to jazz, founded publishing and recording companies, and served as the president of the New England Conservatory for a decade. Instead of giving a lecture, Schuller will be interviewed at 7:30 p.m. by University of Illinois French horn professor Bernhard Scully, who is performing Schuller's Quintet for Horn and Strings the next night (Sept. 19) at the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello, Ill.
  • 9/4/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Sinfonia da Camera, the professional chamber orchestra led by Ian Hobson, a professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois, celebrates its 30th anniversary season with a gala at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 (Sunday) in the lobby of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Cocktails, a formal dinner and dessert will be served while Hobson, guest soloists and Sinfonia musicians perform classical chamber music favorites and jazz standards. The evening will end with a live auction and dancing. Tickets are $150 per person (half of that amount is a tax-deductible gift) and are available through the Sinfonia da Camera office at 217-244-4350 or by email at sinfonia@illinois.edu.
  • 8/29/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

    The Center for Advanced Study has announced nine new appointments to its permanent faculty – one of the highest honors the University of Illinois campus bestows for outstanding scholarship.

  • 8/15/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    For the first time in decades, graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will participate in commencement in one ceremony in May 2014.
  • 8/12/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will share the money it receives from a legal settlement between the Big Ten and Pennsylvania State University with local child abuse prevention programs.
  • 8/5/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Buddy Guy, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and winner of six Grammy Awards, is among the two dozen guitarists from around the world performing at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival.
  • 8/2/2013Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Peter D. Constable, a Purdue University professor of veterinary clinical sciences and the head of that department, will become the dean of the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine in January 2014, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 8/2/2013Chelsey Coombs writer Chelsey Coombs by Chelsey Coombs published by Chelsey Coombs
    Gene Robinson, Swanlund Chair of entomology and neuroscience and the director of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the Animal Behavior Society's 2013 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist award.
  • 7/19/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    H. Edward Seidel, the senior vice president of research and innovation at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, has been named the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 7/16/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    This year's Summer Piano Institute at the University of Illinois will focus on the art of performing concertos ÃÂâÃÂâ¬ÃÂâ those virtuosic, multimovement works that typically feature a soloist accompanied by an orchestra. Ian Hobson, an Illinois professor emeritus internationally known for his concerts, recordings, conducting and adjudicating, chose to emphasize concertos partly because the collaborative nature of these works requires special abilities, and partly because concertos are a crucial component in most piano competitions.
  • 7/16/2013
    Several University of Illinois students and recent alumni have been offered fully funded opportunities to research, study or teach English in other nations through the U.S. student Fulbright program.
  • 7/15/2013
    Two hundred and thirty-two names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/9/2013
    Three University of Illinois doctoral students have won Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide awards from the National Science Foundation. They are Nardine Abadeer, chemistry, and Evgueni Filipov and Andrew Mock, civil engineering, all of whom also are fellows in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program.
  • 7/5/2013
    Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the spring 2013 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 6/20/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering.
  • 6/14/2013
    Two graduate students at the University of Illinois have won Intel Ph.D. Fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year. Fifteen fellowships were awarded nationwide.
  • 6/12/2013
    Thirteen University of Illinois undergraduate students have been awarded scholarships from the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program. The scholarships are for students studying abroad in summer 2013, fall 2013 or the 2013-14 academic year.
  • 6/11/2013
    Allan M. Stratman, a captain in the U.S. Navy and the executive officer of the Navy Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, has been chosen to be the executive director of Facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 6/10/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    John P. Wilkin has been named university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 24 meeting in Chicago.
  • 6/3/2013
    Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • 6/3/2013
    Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2013-2014 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.
  • 5/29/2013
    Five University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded FMC Technologies Inc. fellowships. The fellowships support graduate students in engineering, chemistry, business administration and related fields.
  • 5/1/2013Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    The 142nd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 12 (Sunday) at State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall), 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 4/30/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Three faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2013 fellows of the National Academy of Sciences. Eduardo Fradkin, Martin Gruebele and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced by the academy on April 30.
  • 4/30/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Tere OConnor, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, has been granted a Doris Duke Artist Award. The awards represent a deep investment in the potential of the 20 recipient artists, who each receive an unrestricted $225,000 grant, plus $25,000 to fund an audience-development project and another $25,000 to invest in a retirement account that will allow them to continue their creative work later in life.
  • 4/29/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Japan House has always celebrated Childrens Day (formerly known as Boys Day), but this year, it has joined with the Asian American Cultural Center to host AsiaFest, a celebration of all Asian and Pacific Island cultures.
  • 4/25/2013
    Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 23 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
  • 4/24/2013Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Phyllis M. Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, andFrederick E. Hoxie, Swanlund Professor of history at Illinois, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. U. of I. alumnus Thomas Siebel also has been elected to the academy.
  • 4/10/2013
    University of Illinois juniors Manan Raval and David Schmid have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year for demonstrating leadership and academic promise in science or engineering. Seth Cazzell, a sophomore in materials science and engineering, and Shyam Saladi, a junior in electrical engineering, earned honorable mentions in the national competition.
  • 4/3/2013Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Three additional guests and the schedule of film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 15th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, also known as Ebertfest, taking place April 17-21 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign and at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/1/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Sinfonia da Camera, the professional chamber orchestra of the University of Illinois, will end its season April 9 (Tuesday) with a concert aptly titled Rush Hour Romance.
  • 3/27/2013
    Six University of Illinois students have been given $2,000 scholarships by the Dads Association at Illinois.
  • 3/27/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Norman R. Augustine, who retired as CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. in 1998, is scheduled to speak on the University of Illinois campus on Tuesday (April 2) at 4 p.m.
  • 3/26/2013
    Laurie Kramer, an associate dean in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Medallion of Honor Award, given by the Moms Association at the U. of I.
  • 3/25/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Thats the opening line of Casino Royale, the novel that introduced secret agent James Bond to the world, launching a franchise of books and blockbuster movies that continues to this day. April 13 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, and the University of Illinois will recognize the event with a collaborative celebration hosted by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.
  • 3/22/2013Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Terrence Malicks 1978 film Days of Heaven won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made, Ebert said in a 1997 review. So its only appropriate that the film will open the 15th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival on April 17 in the big-screen, newly renovated Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign.
  • 3/14/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Harpist Naoko Yoshino, who has been performing with orchestras around the world since she was 17, will perform in a recital March 26 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will mark the culmination of her three-day engagement at the University of Illinois, where she will be the Frances P. Rohlen artist-in-residence beginning March 24 (Sunday).
  • 3/8/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois, has been chosen to be a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
  • 3/4/2013
    Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer.
  • 2/27/2013Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Robert J. Birgeneau, the chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley for the past nine years, will speak on the University of Illinois Urbana campus at 3 p.m. March 6.
  • 2/27/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Japan House will observe Hinamatsuri, or Girls Day, on Sunday (March 3) with tea ceremonies, the traditional display of hina dolls, and origami souvenirs. This event, like the Setsubun (lunar new year) celebration two weeks ago, has been coordinated by Japan House interns, who will attend Girls Day dressed in traditional kimonos.
  • 2/26/2013
    University of Illinois graduate student Samantha Chadwick is among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named a Luce Scholar for 2013-2014.
  • 2/26/2013Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Recognizing the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision McCollum v. Board of Education, the award-winning documentary The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today will be shown at 7 p.m. March 7 in the auditorium of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.
  • 2/15/2013Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Three professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive 2013 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • 2/8/2013
    Deans Lists honorees and graduates for the fall 2012 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 2/7/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
  • 1/31/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Royal residences, racial stereotypes, social activism and international terrorism are among the topics to be addressed by the spring 2013 Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures. The annual series, begun in 1973, is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment along with several University of Illinois units.
  • 1/30/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Sinfonia da Cameras next concert will feature some special guests an assortment of telescopes aimed at the night sky, and the meteorite that ate Detroit, on loan from the Staerkel Planetarium. These attractions will help set the mood for a program that Sinfonia music director Ian Hobson has titled The Solar System.
  • 1/29/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Kathleen Graber -- a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip -- will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.
  • 1/29/2013Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, winner of the 2012 Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism, will give a public talk on Feb. 11 as part of a U. of I. campus visit.
  • 1/24/2013
    Applications are being accepted for the 2013-2014 annual Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging, sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation.
  • 1/18/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    In an apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem, Carl Sandburg addressed the topic of guns. Titled A Revolver, the short piece was discovered last week among Sandburgs archives, housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 1/16/2013Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a lifetime of research achievements.
  • 1/16/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Since the 1940s, Brazil has been called the country of the future. The tag has hung on for so long, it has generated another adage: Brazil is the country of the future and always will be. This position perpetually on the cusp serves in part as the inspiration for Blind Field, an exhibition of contemporary Brazilian art opening at Krannert Art Museum on Jan. 25 (Friday).
  • 1/14/2013
    Nine University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Illinois is among the top 15 schools in the nation in terms of number of recipients.
  • 12/4/2012Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.
  • 11/29/2012Chelsey Coombs writer Chelsey Coombs by Chelsey Coombs published by Chelsey Coombs
    Six faculty members at the University of Illinois have been named 2012 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: animal biology professor Chi-Hing Christina Cheng, electrical and computer engineering professor Kent Choquette, psychology professor Neal Cohen, chemistry professor So Hirata, anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and physics professor Philip Phillips.
  • 11/26/2012
    Jonathan Naber, of Waterloo, Ill., has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. Each year, about 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.
  • 11/12/2012
    University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 40th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.
  • 11/9/2012
    The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will fund 11 projects that promote the care, guidance, safety and well-being of students on campus.
  • 11/9/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Bruno Nettl, a professor emeritus of music and anthropology at the University of Illinois, is one of four international musicians who recently was awarded the inaugural Taichi Traditional Music Award, given by the China Conservatory and the Taichi Traditional Music Foundation.
  • 11/7/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Robert Berdahl, a past president of the American Association of Universities and former leader of several nationally renowned universities, is up next in the University of Illinois chancellors speaker series, The Research University in the World of the Future.
  • 11/2/2012Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Karen Erickson, a literacy expert, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois on Nov. 8. Ericksons talk is titled Conditions of Literacy Learning Success for Students With Significant Disabilities.
  • 10/26/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois chemistry professor Douglas Mitchell has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 16 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2012 for outstanding creative research.
  • 10/17/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    The Urbana campus of the University of Illinois will become smoke free late next year, Urbana Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise said Wednesday.
  • 10/16/2012Madeline Ley writer Madeline Ley by Madeline Ley published by Madeline Ley
    The 102nd Homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois will be Saturday (Oct. 20) through Oct. 27 (Saturday).
  • 10/15/2012Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Those wanting to take in all of the next Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.
  • 10/12/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Dan Peterson, who has served in several senior leadership positions at three leading universities, has been named vice chancellor for institutional advancement at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.
  • 10/5/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois chemistry professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer will be among 220 new members inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday in Cambridge, Mass.
  • 10/4/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Bruno Nettl, a professor emeritus of music and of anthropology at the University of Illinois, has been awarded the Charles Homer Haskins Prize, presented annually to a distinguished humanist by the American Council of Learned Societies. This honor includes a cash award and asks the recipient to deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture reflecting on a lifetime of work as a scholar and an institution builder at the Council of Learned Societies annual meeting in May 2014.
  • 9/21/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Titled ROPE Pavilion, architecture professor Kevin Ericksons structure won the Warming Huts 2012 International Design Competition, as well as the Next Landmark Award, sponsored by Floornature Architecture Portal.
  • 9/14/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    The 2012-13 freshman class is smaller than last year's and its students are ranked higher academically, according to fall enrollment statistics released this week by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 9/13/2012Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern writer Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern published by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern
    Overcoming the disparity of the "digital divide" -- the gap between people who have access to modern technology and those who do not -- is the subject of a lecture series sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.
  • 9/13/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    This fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures will look back to the poetry of Yeats and forward to the future of Chinese fiction and the role of engineers and scientists in international security.
  • 9/11/2012Dusty Rhodes writer Dusty Rhodes by Dusty Rhodes published by Dusty Rhodes
    Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell, who have 11 novels, nine short-story collections, a fiction-writing guide and a mantel full of awards between them will open the Fall 2012 Carr Reading Series on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) at Authors Corner in the Illini Union Bookstore. Nelson and Boswell, who are married, share the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
  • 9/10/2012Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The universitywide program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception today (Sept. 10).
  • 8/21/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Two chemistry professors at the University of Illinois Ryan C. Bailey and Prashant K. Jain have been chosen as two of the worlds top young innovators by Technology Review, the worlds oldest technology magazine.
  • 8/21/2012
    One hundred thirty-eight freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellors Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 8/21/2012
    Three graduate students at the University of Illinois have won fellowships from the American Association of University Women for the 2012-2013 academic year to further their graduate studies at Illinois.
  • 8/20/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Daniel J. Perrino, professor emeritus of music and recipient of the Chancellors Medallion at the University of Illinois, died Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 91.
  • 8/16/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Art patrons will have the opportunity to stomp stalks of indigo the plant that produces the famous blue dye at Fields of Indigo, an installation by textile artist Rowland Ricketts in collaboration with sound designer Norbert Heber, opening Aug. 31 at Krannert Art Museum.
  • 8/9/2012
    Three University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded International Student Research Fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • 7/17/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The North American British Music Studies Association will honor Nicholas Temperley, professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Illinois, with a concert on July 28 celebrating his 80th birthday. Temperley forged the field of scholarly research in 19th-century British music; the concert, Anglo-American Musical Connections, will feature works by British and American composers.
  • 7/16/2012
    Two hundred and forty names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/16/2012
    Deans Lists honorees and graduates for the spring 2012 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 6/18/2012Mackenzie Dankle writer Mackenzie Dankle by Mackenzie Dankle published by Mackenzie Dankle
    Alison Bell, a University of Illinois animal biology professor, is a recipient of the 2012 Young Investigator Award from the Animal Behavior Society. The society recognized Bell for her remarkable research contributions to the field of animal behavior and the early training of young scholars in her laboratory.
  • 6/18/2012Madeline Ley writer Madeline Ley by Madeline Ley published by Madeline Ley
    Eleven University of Illinois undergraduates were offered federally funded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad during the fall and academic year 2012-13, placing Illinois among the top 10 institutions nationally this year in number of recipients.
  • 6/13/2012Madeline Ley writer Madeline Ley by Madeline Ley published by Madeline Ley
    A recent University of Illinois graduate has received a Whitaker International Fellow Grant to fund overseas bioengineering research during the 2012-13 academic year.
  • 6/5/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Jeff Christensen, the interim chief of the University of Illinois Police Department, has been chosen to be the next police chief, pending approval of the board of trustees at its July 18-19 meeting in Chicago.
  • 6/5/2012Madeline Ley writer Madeline Ley by Madeline Ley published by Madeline Ley
    Two University of Illinois alumni are among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program.
  • 6/1/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Kimiko Gunji, a professor emeritus of Japanese arts and culture and the former director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan on Wednesday (June 6) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
  • 5/25/2012Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Edward J. Feser, a former head of the department of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois and currently a professor at Manchester Business School, in England, has been named dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois.
  • 5/23/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Wei Yang, the president of Zhejiang University, one of Chinas leading research universities, will deliver the second installment of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigns The Research University in the World of the Future speaker series.
  • 5/23/2012Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern writer Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern published by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern
    In separate federal competitions, seven Illinois students cumulatively earned more than $80,000 in scholarship awards to fund their studies abroad as part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical languages.
  • 5/8/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Peter E. Schiffer, the associate vice president for research and director of strategic initiatives at Pennsylvania State University, will become the vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the board of trustees at its May 31 meeting in Chicago.
  • 5/3/2012
    The 141st commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 13 (Sunday) at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 4/26/2012
    Twelve faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 24 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
  • 4/17/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois professors Edward Diener and Jennifer A. Lewis are among 220 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 4/12/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois professor Huimin Zhao has received a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
  • 4/9/2012Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Budding scientists will be able to get a taste and feel for neuroscience when researchers at the University of Illinois host their annual Brain Awareness Day on Saturday (April 14) at the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum in Champaign.
  • 4/2/2012Dusty Rhodes writer Dusty Rhodes by Dusty Rhodes published by Dusty Rhodes
    Martin E. Marty religion scholar, the author of more than 60 books and recipient of the National Humanities Medal will deliver the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois on April 12 (Thursday). He will speak on the topic, Because I Am a Citizen: Religion and the Common Good in Today's America.
  • 4/2/2012Dusty Rhodes writer Dusty Rhodes by Dusty Rhodes published by Dusty Rhodes
    The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics will offer its Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program this summer.
  • 4/2/2012Diana Yates writer Diana Yates by Diana Yates published by Diana Yates
    Ed Diener, the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, is a 2012 recipient of the American Psychological Associations Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. The award recognizes distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The award is typically given to three scientists each year.
  • 3/30/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Keith T. Darcy, the executive director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, will deliver the Leighton Lecture on ethics and leadership on Monday (April 2) at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/29/2012Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern writer Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern by Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern published by Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern
    Two executives from BP will be guest speakers April 4 (Wednesday) at the University of Illinois and will lead an interactive session about the need for clear and concise business communications. They also will talk about professional responsibility, ethics and compliance issues in a corporate environment.
  • 3/27/2012Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Dramatic visuals for the Oscar-nominated film The Tree of Life were created at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and a demonstration of how they were produced is part of this years Roger Eberts Film Festival, coming April 25-29 to Champaign-Urbana.
  • 3/27/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Tom Easton, an award-winning journalist and the Asia business editor of The Economist, will give the keynote address April 5 (Thursday) at a colloquium on the role Japan and China play in the American economy.
  • 3/23/2012Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Orson Welles Citizen Kane, often cited as the greatest film ever made, is coming to the 14th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, April 25-29 in Champaign-Urbana.
  • 3/20/2012Dusty Rhodes, News Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, News Editor by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor
    More than 7,000 years ago, indigenous peoples in Mexico domesticated corn. What was once a commodity for barter among indigenous tribes and empires is now one of the most important crops in the world. On March 27 (Tuesday), the Center for Advanced Study will host Corn and Indigenous Communities in the Americas, a daylong workshop examining the ancient relationship between indigenous cultures and maize, as well as the modern challenges of GMO cultivation, NAFTA and global price pressures now facing indigenous farming communities.
  • 3/12/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    A surprisingly large and diverse community of Argentine tango aficionados at the U. of I. share their passion for this dance.
  • 3/7/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Kevin Warsh, the former chief liaison to Wall Street for the Federal Reserve System, is scheduled to be at the University of Illinois on Monday (March 12) to give a talk about the financial crisis.
  • 2/29/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The memes controversy exemplifies the type of issues that are the focus of the American University Meets the Pacific Century Project a social science research laboratory guided by U. of I. professors Nancy Abelmann (anthropology, Asian American studies, East Asian languages and cultures), Soo Ah Kwon (Asian American studies, human and community development), Tim F. Liao (sociology, statistics) and Adrienne Lo (anthropology).
  • 2/28/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Aric Rindfleisch has been appointed head of the department of business administration and the J.M. Jones Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 2/27/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Pianist Konstantinos Papadakis will perform music by contemporary Greek composers and works inspired by Greek themes at a free recital March 13 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/27/2012
    Mercedes Ramirez-Fernandez, an assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Medallion of Honor Award, given by the Moms Association at the U. of I.
  • 2/15/2012Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Ants exposed to Iraqi plutonium turn a Los Angeles skyscraper into a nightmarish death trap, and diamond miners confront a bloodthirsty ant swarm in the Namib Desert in this years Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois Foellinger Auditorium on Feb. 25 (Saturday).
  • 2/9/2012Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Photonics pioneer James J. Coleman has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Coleman is the Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/8/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Jon S. Davis has been appointed head of the department of accountancy and the R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 2/6/2012
    Deans Lists honorees and graduates for the fall 2011 semester, as well as August graduates, have been announced by the University of Illinois.
  • 1/26/2012
    Ten University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad. Illinois had the most recipients in the Big Ten and is among the top 10 schools in the nation in terms of number of recipients.
  • 1/20/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Three exhibitions open Thursday (Jan. 26) at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.
  • 1/19/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Unlike most art exhibition receptions, the one kicking off the spring semester at Figure One the University of Illinois art exhibition space in downtown Champaign wont involve wine and little cheese cubes speared on colorful toothpicks. Instead, patrons will nosh on milk and cookies, then skip over a bridge and watch TV in a fort.
  • 1/10/2012Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Jeff Christensen, deputy chief of police and assistant director of public safety at the University of Illinois, temporarily will assume the department's top leadership position starting Feb. 10.
  • 1/9/2012Dusty Rhodes, News Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, News Editor by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor
    Francesca Zambello who has directed stage productions everywhere from New Yorks Metropolitan Opera and Broadway to the Paris Opera, will speak Jan. 19 (Thursday) at the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois on What is American Opera Today? Her talk marks the beginning of the MillerComm spring lecture series, presented by the U. of I. Center for Advanced Study.
  • 12/6/2011Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Eight University of Illinois faculty members have been elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, Rashid Bashir, Debasish Dutta, K. Jimmy Hsia, Keith W. Kelley, Wilfred van der Donk, M. Christina White and James Whitfield.
  • 12/2/2011Jeff Unger, News Bureau writer Jeff Unger, News Bureau by Jeff Unger, News Bureau published by Jeff Unger, News Bureau
    Raymond Ozzie, former chief software architect for the Microsoft Corp., has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of engineering degree at the 2 p.m. campuswide Commencement ceremony May 13 at the Assembly Hall.
  • 11/15/2011Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had the highest enrollment of international students of all public colleges and universities in the U.S. in 2010, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of International Education. Only the University of Southern California, a private school, had a higher enrollment of international students.
  • 11/14/2011
    University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 39th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.Scholarship applications can be submitted online at www.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage. The deadline for submission is Feb. 13.
  • 10/24/2011Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Charles Schroeder has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 16 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2011 for outstanding creative research.
  • 10/13/2011Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 14th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, to be held April 25-29 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 10/10/2011Dusty Rhodes, News Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, News Editor by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor
    How to find where you are and how your friends influence how you got there are the topics of two upcoming Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures. The lecture series a tradition since 1973 at the University of Illinois is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment, along with many other campus units.
  • 9/27/2011Dusty Rhodes, News Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, News Editor by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, News Editor
    John Q. Easton will discuss his most recent book, Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons From Chicago, in two lectures at the University of Illinois next week.
  • 9/26/2011
    Your dog may say woof woof (English), but at the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Open House on Oct. 2, there is bound to be a veterinarian who speaks your language.
  • 9/15/2011Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the universitys most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.
  • 9/12/2011Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Living with a chronic disease, or being a caretaker for a loved one in failing health, can be frustrating as well as emotionally and physically draining.Live Well Be Well, a workshop series offered by the UI Wellness Center, offers people with chronic health problems and people who care for them support and strategies for fulfilling their physical potential and deriving more pleasure from life.
  • 9/8/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Pianist Ian Hobson will perform the complete solo piano works of Robert Schumann in 10 recitals, beginning Monday (Sept. 12).
  • 9/8/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The title Pulp makes clear that the exhibition opening Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Figure One isnt going to be a standard art show featuring bucolic oil paintings. Instead, Pulp will tackle the not-so-pretty topic of the environmental impact of mass production of paper, as well as societys emotional connection to this omnipresent, practical product.
  • 9/7/2011Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Despite the challenging economic climate, Illinois has attracted a top-notch freshman class for the fall semester of 2011. It is diverse and reflects the universitys statewide, national and international reputation.
  • 9/6/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be observed Sunday (Sept. 11) with a brief concert at Smith Hall on the University of Illinois campus. The U. of I.s Black Chorus will perform, under the direction of voice professor Ollie Watts Davis.
  • 9/2/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The Arturo Sandoval concert scheduled for Friday night has been moved from the Allerton Music Barn in Monticello to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana because of hot weather.
  • 8/30/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    An author described by The New York Times Book Review as a writer for all readers will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin is best known for Klail City Death Trip, which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes.
  • 8/18/2011Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    A state commissions decision Aug. 16 in the now long-running saga of the Illinois employee health insurance program changes nothing at least not yet. The decision, by the state legislatures Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, gave Gov. Pat Quinn the power to negotiate a nine-month extension of three current health-insurance contracts.
  • 8/17/2011
    One hundred twenty-seven freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellors Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 8/9/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Parents considering enrolling their young children in after-school piano lessons, ballet classes, gymnastics or martial arts now have another option for enriching their future a Spanish language course. Taught by native or near-native Spanish speakers, the curriculum presents Spanish to children ages 4 through 8 using games, crafts, stories and songs.
  • 8/3/2011
    Phyllis M. Wise has been selected to be chancellor of the Urbana campus and serve as a UI vice president. Wise, who is provost and executive vice president at the University of Washington, will assume her duties Oct. 1, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its September meeting.
  • 7/25/2011Christy Levy writer Christy Levy by Christy Levy published by Christy Levy
    At the July 21 meeting of the UI Board of Trustees on the UIC campus, university trustees voted 6-2 to close the Institute of Aviation and end the undergraduate degree program.
  • 7/19/2011
    Two hundred and nine names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/18/2011
    Nick Holonyak Jr. is called the godfather of the light-emitting diode. His scientific career, spanning more than 50 years, has changed the world and is the subject of a program to premiere on the Big Ten Network July 28 at noon (CDT).
  • 7/12/2011
    Thirteen University of Illinois undergraduates were offered federally funded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad during the summer, fall, and academic year 2011-12 terms, placing Illinois among the top five institutions nationally this year in number of Gilman recipients.
  • 7/8/2011
    Deans lists for the 2011 spring semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/8/2011
    The names of May 2011 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/1/2011Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    University of Illinois security officials say a more robust emergency alert system will provide subscribers with instant updates using multiple communications media including text, email, social networking posts, digital signs, and Web pop-up alerts.
  • 6/20/2011
    A total of $100,000 in federal scholarship funds has been offered to eight University of Illinois students to support their study abroad as part of a wider U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical languages.
  • 6/16/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The creators of the new musical 1787: We the People dont mind if audiences compare this homegrown original to 1776, a 1969 Broadway hit. In fact, executive co-producer Lucinda Lawrence hopes the new show, about the Constitutional Convention, will be thought of as the sequel to the show that inspired it the musical version of the drafting and ratification of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 6/14/2011Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    John A. Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at the University of Illinois, has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The annual award recognizes outstanding innovation and creativity.
  • 6/13/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    A tradition that dates back more than 100 years continues this summer when the University of Illinois Summer Band performs two free Twilight Concerts on the Quad.
  • 6/13/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Four-time Grammy-winner Arturo Sandoval has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, the Boston Pops, the London Symphony, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. On Sept. 2, hell be playing in an old hay barn.
  • 6/9/2011Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs writer Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs by Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs published by Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs
    Paul Hixson has been named interim chief information officer for the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.
  • 5/23/2011Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • 5/23/2011Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2011-2012 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.
  • 5/23/2011Mike Helenthal, News Editor writer Mike Helenthal, News Editor by Mike Helenthal, News Editor published by Mike Helenthal, News Editor
    Three University of Illinois doctoral students two of them from the Urbana campus will each receive a $20,000 FMC Technologies Inc. fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year. Five master's students will each receive $12,000.
  • 5/16/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    A new research center created by the University of Illinois and Indiana University, along with HathiTrust Digital Repository, will develop software to foster computer access to the growing digital record of knowledge.
  • 5/9/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    University of Illinois senior Alissa Norby did something completely different for her senior project in theater: She produced a sold-out concert in Chicago starring the Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley.
  • 5/9/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Many parents enroll their young children in piano lessons, ballet class, gymnastics or martial arts, figuring that getting a jump-start on these skills will serve their children later in life. Silvina Montrul suggests that parents consider another option a foreign language course.
  • 5/4/2011Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    The 140th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 15 (Sunday) at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 4/28/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Japan House will observe Childrens Day with crafts and a puppet show on May 7 (Saturday).
  • 4/25/2011
    Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 26) for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
  • 4/25/2011Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    William M. Daley, the new White House chief of staff, will be the speaker at the 140th U. of I. Commencement on May 15.
  • 4/25/2011
    University of Illinois students were honored recently at the annual Student Employment Recognition Event sponsored by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Moms Association bestows honors, elects officers during Moms Weekend
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    The Moms Association honored individuals and one group, and elected board members during Moms Weekend festivities April 8-10 at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/21/2011
    Six civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellors Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 18. The award recognizes exceptional performance.
  • 4/20/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Jazz fans in the Champaign-Urbana area are accustomed to hearing University of Illinois musicians performing around town in small ensembles virtually every night of the week. Its rare, though, for audiences to hear all the top players perform together on the same stage.
  • 4/14/2011Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Six University of Illinois employees were honored at a reception April 1 as the newest recipients of the Chancellors Academic Professional Excellence awards.
  • 4/13/2011
    Justin Kopinsky, a junior at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 201112 academic year. Peter Fiflis, also a junior at Illinois, won honorable mention.
  • 4/12/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    A tiny nest made of fingernail clippings. A necklace made of sugar. A molded polyethylene baby crib designed to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These are some of the works of art that will be on display when the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens Saturday (April 16) at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.
  • 4/8/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Rini Bhattacharya Mehta will share her first film, Post498A: Shades of Domestic Violence, during the U. of I.s annual International Week. This series of educational, cultural and recreational events is coordinated by International Programs and Studies with a cross-campus organizing committee, designed to foster interest in the global community.
  • 4/7/2011Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Two University of Illinois professors Anne Dawson Hedeman, in medieval studies and art history, and Kenneth Suslick, in chemistry have received Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.
  • 4/4/2011Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 27 to May 1 in Champaign-Urbana, has added a 13th film, to be accompanied by its writer/director and one of its stars. Panel discussions and other festival events also have been finalized.
  • 4/1/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    For the first time, undergraduate artists will take over Figure One the downtown Champaign exhibition space for the University of Illinois School of Art and Design with work that examines the Internets effect on real life.
  • 3/31/2011
    Stephanie Maldonado, a junior at the University of Illinois, has won a $30,000 Truman Scholarship. She is one of about 60 students chosen from 602 students nominated by U.S. colleges and universities.
  • 3/29/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    John L. Esposito, the author of more than 30 books on the politics of Islam, will speak on The Future of Islam and Muslim-West Relations at the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/25/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band and an interfaith community choir will present excerpts from Duke Ellingtons three Sacred Concerts on April 3 (Sunday) at 4 p.m. in the Music Building auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana.
  • 3/24/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Japan House will celebrate the change of seasons with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 9 (Saturday) that will feature the art of making traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi.
  • 3/22/2011Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, an international award that recognizes those individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world.
  • 3/7/2011Dusty Rhodes writer Dusty Rhodes by Dusty Rhodes published by Dusty Rhodes
    People who get a new smart phone, tablet computer, e-book reader or mp3 player rarely focus on the outdated devices they replace. But those discarded products represent a significant waste of energy and materials, and, if improperly disposed of, serious environmental risks.
  • 3/4/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A forum exploring public sector workers and collective bargaining rights will take place Wednesday (March 9) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 43 of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.
  • 3/3/2011Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will be among the writers featured at the Early Spring Literary Festival at the University of Illinois March 13-16.
  • 2/23/2011
    Springfield social worker Marcia Stoll has been named the recipient of the 2011 Medallion of Honor Award, given by the Moms Association of the University of Illinois.
  • 2/21/2011
    Deans lists for the 2010 fall semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2/21/2011
    The names of August and December 2010 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2/21/2011Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    The Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics, July 10-16, will introduce 20 Native American students to the theoretical and practical concepts and the methods of genomics and bioinformatics. Participants will receive hands-on training using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and analytical programs at the Institute for Genomic Biology on the U. of I.s Urbana campus.
  • 2/16/2011Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois chemistry professor Ryan C. Bailey has been selected to receive a 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • 2/15/2011Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois animal sciences professor Harris Lewin is a recipient of the 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. He shares the prize with James R. Cook, of Washington State University.
  • 2/14/2011Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Drawn by the aroma of grilling meat, an angry swarm of genetically modified killer yellowjackets descends on a hamburger cook-off in a small Kansas town. Elsewhere, giant mutant wasps waddle across the African savannah seeking revenge for a cosmic science experiment gone bad. These and other wasp-related horrors will be on view at the annual Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois on Feb. 26.
  • 2/10/2011Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    The College of Education at the University of Illinois recently announced a restructuring that is expected to better support collaborative research and teaching by merging three departments. The merger also is expected to help the college maximize resources, be more competitive in obtaining external funding and address high-impact research and policy initiatives on the state and national levels. The restructuring, which took effect Jan. 1, created a department called Education Policy, Organization and Leadership from the former departments of educational policy studies, educational organization and leadership, and human resource education.
  • 2/1/2011Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Several athletes and recent graduates from the University of Illinois recently represented the U.S. at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships, taking home a number of medals in their various divisions. The competition was held Jan. 22-31 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 1/31/2011Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Gray R. List, a retired consultant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the 2 p.m. campuswide Commencement ceremony May 15 at the Assembly Hall.
  • 1/26/2011Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Sketches by more than 40 celebrity artists including Alan Alda and University of Illinois alumnus William Wegman will be auctioned along with autographed photos, vacation packages and nature-themed artwork at the 10th Annual Doodle for Wildlife.
  • 1/25/2011Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Anjali Forber-Pratt, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, won the gold medal in the 200-meter race Tuesday, the fourth day of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships, in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1/19/2011Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    A series of public events sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study explores animal-related themes and more in a series of events this spring. Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations, will explore the latest developments in animal law and wildlife protection, celebrate the search for the origin of species, delve into the social life of chimpanzees and survey evolving ideas of animal personhood.
  • 1/13/2011
    Fifteen University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2011 semester.
  • 12/10/2010
    Fifty-nine students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been honored with Dads Association Library Awards.
  • 12/6/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    The work of young artists in the Champaign-Urbana area will be showcased during an exhibition hosted by Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design, a unit in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.
  • 11/23/2010Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    University of Illinois alumna Josephine (Josie) Chambers, of Champaign, has been named a Marshall Scholar. Each year, about 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars to study at a university in the United Kingdom for two years. Chambers is the first U. of I. Marshall Scholar since 2007.
  • 11/22/2010Diana Yates writer Diana Yates by Diana Yates published by Diana Yates
    An upcoming symposium will bring health practitioners and researchers together to share recent innovations in the field of disability research. Redefining Disability: New Directions in Research and Practice will highlight the work of several Illinois researchers and share the insights of Dr. John W. McDonald, an expert in spinal cord injury and nervous system repair at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • 11/15/2010
    University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 38th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. Scholarship applications can be submitted online at www.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage. The deadline for submission is Feb. 11.
  • 11/15/2010
    Don Dixon, of Auburn, Ill., was crowned King Dad by the Dads Association at its annual banquet Friday (Nov. 12) during Dads Weekend festivities.
  • 11/15/2010
    The Dads Association at the University of Illinois presented its 2010 Certificate of Merit Award recipient for Outstanding Registered Student Organization to Chi Omega at the associations annual banquet on Friday (Nov. 12).
  • 11/15/2010
    Robert Reilly, of Homewood, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois for 2010-2011.
  • 11/11/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Performance sculpture, endurance drawing and photographs that explore the ties between people and place will be featured in upcoming exhibitions at Figure One, the School of Art + Designs exhibition space in downtown Champaign.
  • 11/2/2010
    The University of Illinois and George Washington University lead the nation in the number of recipients of U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards, according to the Institute of International Education. Eight U. of I. faculty members were awarded Fulbrights in the current grant cycle.
  • 10/22/2010
    The student flight team of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation placed first in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region Eight SAFECON competition Oct. 11-16 in Savoy, Ill.
  • 10/21/2010Craig Chamberlain, News Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, News Editor by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor
    The University of Illinois will sign an agreement Oct. 25 with Zhejiang University in China, establishing a cooperative education 3+2 program in the fields of agricultural and biological engineering, and food sciences and human nutrition, both within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
  • 10/18/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    A round-trip ticket to Japan, dinner for six people at Nanakusa Japanese Restaurant in Milwaukee, a stay in a Colorado vacation home, and a private shopping expedition at Circles Boutique in Champaign are just a few of the items that will be auctioned to raise funds for Japan House, the teaching facility on the University of Illinois campus that focuses on the Japanese arts.
  • 10/18/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 13th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, to be held April 27 to May 1 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 10/13/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Music lovers in Central Illinois will have the rare opportunity of hearing selections from the symphonic works of Gustav Mahler performed on the piano during a free concert on the University of Illinois campus. The Oct. 23 performance and lecture are in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahlers birth.
  • 10/13/2010
    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has begun a mobile version of its website. The site is accessible on smartphones at admissions.illinois.edu.
  • 10/11/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    On Oct. 29, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion will debut The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux, a mid-career retrospective of work by the conceptual mixed media artist. A public reception to celebrate the exhibition opening which will begin with a gallery conversation with Lemieux will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 28.
  • 10/6/2010Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    A celebrated poet who spent five years living and working among the Amish and two authors whose work has explored topics ranging from the workings of historical figures' minds to circus life will be the speakers during the Fall 2010 Carr Reading Series on the University of Illinois campus.
  • 10/6/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Six centers at the University of Illinois dealing with international areas and issues have received $14.7 million in federal grants to continue their programs through the current and next three academic years (2010-2014).
  • 10/5/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Three nationally known experts will discuss the future of financial regulation in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • 10/5/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Matti Bunzl, the director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at Illinois, has been appointed as the next artistic director of The Chicago Humanities Festival, the largest humanities festival in the U.S.
  • 9/30/2010Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    About 70 noted scholars and practitioners from around the world will convene at the University of Illinois Oct. 14-16 for an international conference about translation and its effect on the humanities.
  • 9/27/2010Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    About 150 students who are taking an introductory course in social work at the University of Illinois this semester will experience the problems that low-income families in their communities struggle with every day when the students participate in a poverty simulation exercise on Tuesday (Sept. 28).
  • 9/15/2010Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Six Urbana campus faculty members will be recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the universitys most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. The faculty members will be honored at a 4 p.m. reception today (Sept. 15) at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 9/13/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    The worlds largest land mammal and one of its most intelligent and vulnerable species the elephant will be the focus of a series of shows at the University of Illinois in late September.
  • 9/13/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Shozo Sato, the founding director of Japan House on the University of Illinois campus, will be the special guest at the Japan House's annual fall open house, on Oct. 2.
  • 9/13/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the U. of I. campus has a new home and a new $1 million endowment to support its courses, lectures, study groups and trips for its more than 650 members.
  • 9/9/2010Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, will give the inaugural lecture Monday (Sept. 13) in a series honoring the late Charles David Keeling, an analytical chemist who measured atmospheric carbon dioxide with great precision.
  • 9/9/2010Robin Kaler writer Robin Kaler by Robin Kaler published by Robin Kaler
    Despite the challenging economic climate, Illinois has attracted a top-notch freshman class for the fall semester of 2010. It is diverse and reflects the universitys national and international reputation.
  • 9/7/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News, will speak on Torture: A Global History on Sept. 15 at the University of Illinois.
  • 9/2/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Two hundred thirty-three names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 9/1/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    One hundred twenty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois have been designated Chancellors Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 9/1/2010Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Robert J. Hauser, who has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois since August 2009, will become dean of the college, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Sept. 23 meeting in Urbana. Hauser's appointment is effective Sept. 27.
  • 8/9/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Acclaimed Israeli writers and filmmakers Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen will visit the Illinois campus Aug. 23-Sept. 3 and participate in several public events focusing on their work.
  • 8/4/2010Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Four University of Illinois chemistry professors are among the 192 distinguished scientists elected 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society. Peter Beak, Theodore Brown, Jeffrey Moore and Kenneth Suslick were recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry and to ACS.
  • 7/28/2010
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.
  • 7/23/2010
    Deans lists for the 2010 spring semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/23/2010
    The names of 7,753 May graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/9/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 5 through Aug. 8
  • 7/8/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Dale E. Brashers, the head of the department of communication at the University of Illinois, died July 5 in his campus office. He was 50 years old.
  • 6/25/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through July 18
  • 6/23/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes energy efficiency is being expanded.
  • 6/21/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Seven University of Illinois graduate students including three from the Urbana-Champaign campus will each receive a $10,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • 6/21/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Seventeen University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships totaling $71,000 to study abroad.
  • 6/21/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,250 award for the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • 6/21/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2010-2011 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.
  • 6/11/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 17 through July 4
  • 5/28/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through June 20.
  • 5/28/2010Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduates recently received nationally competitive awards for overseas foreign language study.
  • 5/26/2010Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    A record number of University of Illinois students and recent graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2010-2011 academic year. Three other candidates have been named alternates in the competition.
  • 5/14/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 20 through June 6
  • 5/11/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    A team of four undergraduate students from the University of Illinois has designed a concept for an interactive thrill ride that has been named a finalist in Walt Disney Imagineerings 19th ImagiNations design competition. The students will travel to Glendale, Calif., June 8-16 to present their completed project to a judging panel of 25 Walt Disney Imagineering executives.
  • 5/10/2010Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Jeffery S. Poss, a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Poss was one of 134 AIA members to be elevated to fellowship by the 2010 Jury of Fellows.
  • 4/29/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois from May 6 through May 23
  • 4/29/2010Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    The 139th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 16 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 4/28/2010Phil Ciciora, Education Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Education Editor by Phil Ciciora, Education Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Education Editor
    Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to study the effects of online racial discrimination. The grant is from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
  • 4/27/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Five students from the University of Illinois are among the artists who have been selected to exhibit their work at Art Chicago 2010, an annual international fair of contemporary and modern art.
  • 4/26/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Two rising stars in the world of opera, who also are students in the School of Music at the University of Illinois, recently sang their way to the top prizes in a recent vocal competition in Chicago, a contest that their voice instructor won more than 20 years ago.
  • 4/26/2010
    Ten faculty members, five academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 27) for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
  • 4/22/2010Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Children ages 3-10 are invited to celebrate Childrens Day, a traditional Japanese holiday, on May 2 at Japan House on the University of Illinois campus. Traditional crafts and activities, free and open to all, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and will include ikebana flower arranging, origami and Japanese calligraphy. Japan House is located at 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
  • 4/20/2010Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    University of Illinois professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Martin Gruebele are among 229 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 4/20/2010
    The mother of a senior from Willow Springs, Ill., and the Graduate College Career Services Office were honored by the Moms Association during Moms Weekend at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/19/2010
    Eight staff employees were honored with the Chancellors Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 13.
  • 4/15/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    A University of Illinois professor specializing in the history of the British Empire has won a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
  • 4/14/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    An award-winning author who studies the religious culture of Braj, India, will be the featured speaker at the opening of an exhibition of work by landscape architecture graduate students at the University of Illinois. The students are collaborating with officials in India to restore a sacred site that is endangered by the incursion of religious pilgrims.
  • 4/14/2010
    Additional events have been announced in connection with the 12th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, coming April 21-25 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.
  • 4/13/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Acclaimed novelist Richard Powers, the Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor of English at the University of Illinois, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • 4/12/2010
    Three University of Illinois students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Kimberly M. Parker, of Westmont, Ill.; Maxie Dion Schmidt of St. Louis; and Kamil Bartlomiej Stelmach, of Lombard, Ill., will receive scholarships to help them finish their undergraduate studies at Illinois before attending graduate school.
  • 4/9/2010Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Some of the worlds most prominent scholars of Islam will convene at the University of Illinois Urbana campus April 16-17 for an international symposium that will explore Islamic views on salvation.
  • 4/8/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 15 through May 9
  • 4/8/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Award-winning translator Dalya Bilu will deliver a lecture titled Womens Writing in Israel on April 19 at the Levis Faculty Center on the University of Illinois campus.
  • 4/5/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Haiku expert Lee Gurga will lead a workshop on the art of writing haiku, a form of Japanese verse, on April 7 at Japan House on the University of Illinois campus.
  • 4/1/2010Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Six University of Illinois employees will be honored Thursday night at a campus reception as the newest recipients of the Chancellors Academic Professional Excellence Award.
  • 3/30/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Demonstrations of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, will be among the activities celebrating Japanese culture that will be held during the annual Spring Open House at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.
  • 3/30/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    In Sarah Wissemans third and fourth installments of her Lisa Donahue mystery series, the archaeologist and amateur sleuth becomes embroiled in two very different types of whodunits.
  • 3/29/2010
    Timothy P. Shriver, the chairman and chief executive officer of Special Olympics International, will be the speaker at the 139th U. of I. Commencement on May 16.
  • 3/26/2010Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The rock opera Pink Floyd: The Wall and the Vietnam War epic Apolcalypse Now are the headliners at the 12th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, also known as Ebertfest, April 21-25 in Champaign-Urbana.
  • 3/22/2010Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Sabina Alkire, a Champaign native and director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford, will deliver the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture on Religion and Contemporary Culture at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/15/2010
    Four people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 139th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 16 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 3/12/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 18 through April 4
  • 3/9/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The founder of a global company that helps turn breakthrough ideas in biotechnology into moneymaking businesses will speak this week at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/5/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Students in the School of Art+Design at the University of Illinois took three of the top six prizes at the 17th Annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association, based in Rosemont, Ill. A fourth Illinois student also earned honorable mention.
  • 3/4/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois College of Business is offering a new four-week certificate program to give non-business majors a leg up when they hit the job market.
  • 3/4/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Two University of Illinois alumni and several faculty members will be among the authors who will present their work and discuss current issues in publishing during the Early Spring Literary Festival at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/4/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Six faculty members and eight graduate students from the Illinois campus have been awarded fellowships by the Ilinois Program for the Research in the Humanities for 2010-2011. The fellowships support research and writing over the coming academic year on topics proposed by the recipients.
  • 3/2/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Known as the poet of the piano for his romantic, melancholic compositions and his revolutionary, nuanced playing style, Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin continues to entice pianists and woo audiences more than 160 years after his death.
  • 3/2/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Illinois Summer Youth Music is tuning up for its 61st year of camps for budding musicians, thespians and vocalists, and this summers students will have even more opportunities for courting their muses.
  • 2/25/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 4 through 21
  • 2/23/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Two nationally known experts with widely opposing views on the governments role in health care will kick off a new debate series at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/23/2010
    The names of August, October and December 2009 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2/22/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A pioneering anthropologist who developed groundbreaking new theories on learning will headline an educational workshop next month at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/18/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    What is the life cycle of your new laptop computer and whats being done to make the flat-panel televisions that are flying off store shelves eco-friendly? Leaders in electronics manufacturing, retailing and recycling will explore those questions and the environmental impact of electronic waste during a symposium at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/18/2010
    Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the universitys most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. The faculty members were honored at a dinner Feb. 15 in Champaign.
  • 2/18/2010Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    William D. Gropp has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Gropp is the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/18/2010Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science.
  • 2/17/2010Anna Herkamp, News Editor writer Anna Herkamp, News Editor by Anna Herkamp, News Editor published by Anna Herkamp, News Editor
    University of Illinois entomologist May R. Berenbaum is the 2009 recipient of the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award from the American Association of the Advancement of Science.
  • 2/15/2010
    The Moms Association of the University of Illinois has selected Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutrition, as the recipient of the 2010 Medallion of Honor Award.
  • 2/11/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    The final work composed by Austrian-born pianist Viktor Ullmann prior to his death at the German concentration camp at Auschwitz will be the focal point of a Feb. 17 concert and lecture at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/10/2010
    Deans lists for the 2009 fall semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2/8/2010Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    After millions of years encased in the rock of a volcano outside Mexico City, the giant scorpions are riled and ready to rumble when they finally emerge. So too are the vicious, multi-legged marine monsters, called trilobites, which assault the crew of an Antarctic research station after they are freed from the ice. These are the rampaging stars of this years Insect Fear Film Festival.
  • 1/28/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 4 through 21
  • 1/28/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    The Illinois Program for the Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois has been awarded a six-year, $1.25 million grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • 1/21/2010Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    An upcoming symposium at the University of Illinois will use the popular TV show Mad Men as the catalyst for exploring one of the most transformative and turbulent periods in American history.
  • 1/14/2010
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 21 through Feb. 7.
  • 1/6/2010Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor
    Creative and environmentally conscious thinkers will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas for recycling e-waste during the International E-Waste Design Competition hosted by the School of Art and Design and the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center at the U. of I.
  • Six professors at Illinois elected as 2009 AAAS Fellows
    12/17/2009
    Six faculty members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Gary S. Dell, Andrew A. Gewirth, Donald R. Ort, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Philippe Tondeur and Huimin Zhao.
  • 12/10/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 24
  • 12/8/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The state-of-the-art Business Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois has earned the worlds highest honor for sustainable, environmentally friendly construction and design.
  • 12/3/2009Mare Payne writer Mare Payne by Mare Payne published by Mare Payne
    Seven members of the University of Illinois faculty have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar grants.
  • 11/25/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 3 through Dec. 20.
  • 11/25/2009
    Norman Megginson of Pawnee, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 2009-2010.
  • Lemont father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois
    11/25/2009
    Neil Rogers of Lemont, Ill., was crowned King Dad by the University of Illinois Dads Association at its annual banquet Nov. 13 during Dads Weekend festivities.
  • 11/18/2009
    University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 37th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.
  • 11/17/2009
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Graduate Employees Organization reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday morning during negotiations at the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana.
  • 11/16/2009Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    When I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, opened its doors to the public 17 years ago, Jerry Savage curated the inaugural exhibition of works by photographer and U. of I. alumnus William Wegman.
  • 11/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A University of Illinois business professor who champions programs to combat poverty and promote marketplace literacy has earned an international award, joining past winners that include Mother Teresa and the former vice president of India.
  • 11/5/2009Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Julie Cruikshank, an ethnographer and anthropologist who lived and worked for many years in the Yukon Territory, will deliver on Tuesday (Nov. 10) the inaugural lecture in a series focusing on the humanities perspectives about climate change and the changes that people are likely to experience in the coming decades.
  • 11/4/2009Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh, longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine, and the writer who exposed both the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq and the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, will be this years recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
  • 11/2/2009Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor by Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor
    The Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois will host a culture talk and bilingual readings focusing on Brazilian literature in translation on the Urbana-Champaign campus on Nov. 16. The program will be repeated on Nov. 17 in Chicago.
  • 11/2/2009Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Personal accounts by people living in Germany before, during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 will be among the highlights of a symposium planned on the University of Illinois campus Nov. 11-13.
  • 10/30/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 5 through 22
  • 10/27/2009Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor by Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor
    Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will host its annual fall open house on Nov. 7.
  • 10/21/2009
    Sixty-one students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards.
  • 10/21/2009
    The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will recognize the 2009 Certificate of Merit Award recipients at the Dads Association Annual Banquet on Nov. 13.
  • 10/8/2009Craig Chamberlain, News Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, News Editor by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor
    Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 12th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, to be held April 21-25 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 10/8/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Oct. 15-Nov. 8
  • 10/7/2009Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Irit Rogoff, a professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss how the arts are influencing globalization and are producing unexpected cultural phenomena and new knowledge during a lecture Thursday (Oct. 8) at Levis Faculty Center at the University of Illinois.
  • 10/6/2009Jeff Unger writer Jeff Unger by Jeff Unger published by Jeff Unger
    Six internationally known experts on Brazil will take part in a discussion Oct. 15 on Brazils Rising Status in the 21st Century as part of the inauguration of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at Illinois.
  • 9/28/2009Melissa Silverberg, News Bureau intern writer Melissa Silverberg, News Bureau intern by Melissa Silverberg, News Bureau intern published by Melissa Silverberg, News Bureau intern
    The 99th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois kicks off with the iHelp volunteer project Friday (Oct. 2) through Sunday (Oct. 4).
  • 9/28/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A panel of government and academic experts will discuss the future of education in Illinois during an Oct. 7 forum at the University of Illinois.
  • 9/28/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The University of Illinois will display the Morrill Act, one of the seminal documents of higher education in the United States, beginning Sept. 30 at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.
  • 9/24/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 1 through 18
  • 9/24/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois, has been named a recipient of the 2009 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award.
  • 9/22/2009James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor writer James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor published by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
    John Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  • 9/11/2009Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Representation is the theme for the 2009-10 film series by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
  • 9/11/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4
  • 9/9/2009Melissa Mitchell writer Melissa Mitchell by Melissa Mitchell published by Melissa Mitchell
    University of Illinois English professor Janice N. Harrington is one of six recipients of the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Awards.
  • 9/9/2009Craig Chamberlain writer Craig Chamberlain by Craig Chamberlain published by Craig Chamberlain
    College students in Illinois preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 21.
  • 9/8/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Leon Dash has been appointed director of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Sept. 10 meeting in Urbana.
  • 9/8/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Ten professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign begin their appointments this fall as professors in the Center for Advanced Study one of the highest forms of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.
  • 9/4/2009
    One hundred and forty-six freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellors Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.
  • 9/4/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    Feminist health movements past and present and antidotes to the fear of growing old will be examined in two new exhibitions on view Sept. 11 through Oct. 10 at I space, the Chicago art gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 9/3/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois College of Business is launching two new scholarship programs to help Central Illinois residents struggling amid a deep and lingering economic downturn, officials announced Thursday.
  • 8/31/2009Craig Chamberlain writer Craig Chamberlain by Craig Chamberlain published by Craig Chamberlain
    Two years shy of its centennial celebration, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois has been declared among the best. It has received accreditation from the American Association of Museums the highest national recognition for a museum.
  • 8/31/2009Melissa Mitchell writer Melissa Mitchell by Melissa Mitchell published by Melissa Mitchell
    The annual concert on the University of Illinois campus commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States will move back to its original venue this year.
  • 8/27/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 3 through 20
  • 8/26/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    Tickets are still available for the University of Illinois School of Musics third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3 through 7.
  • 8/26/2009Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Food writer and commentator John T. Edge will dish out a heaping helping of his work on Sept. 16 as the lead author in the Fall 2009 Carr Reading Series at the University of Illinois.
  • 8/24/2009Jan Dennis writer Jan Dennis by Jan Dennis published by Jan Dennis
    The School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois will host a Sept. 14 tribute to Archie Green, a union activist turned folklore icon who died March 22 in San Francisco at age 91.
  • 8/13/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 20 through Sept. 6
  • 7/30/2009
    Two hundred forty names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/29/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 6 through 23
  • 7/27/2009James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor writer James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor published by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
    Four faculty members of the University of Illinois are among the first class of fellows to be honored by the American Chemical Society: Scott E. Denmark, Deborah E. Leckband, Thomas B. Rauchfuss and Steven C. Zimmerman.
  • 7/21/2009Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Members of the public are invited to submit comments regarding the quality of the University of Illinois and its academic programs as part of a comprehensive evaluation that Illinois will undergo by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A team representing the commission will visit the Urbana campus Oct. 12-14 as part of the evaluation process.
  • 7/15/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Kim Matherly, administrative assistant I in Library administration, has worked at the UI for 19 years. Her main job is to make (Dean of Libraries and University Librarian) Paula Kaufman's complex professional life as easy as possible.
  • 7/14/2009
    Dean’s lists for the 2009 spring semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/14/2009
    The names of 7,657 May graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/9/2009James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor writer James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor published by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
    Two University of Illinois professors are among 100 young researchers named today (July 9) as recipients of 2008 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.
  • 6/29/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    Works by the latest group of students receiving master of fine arts degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be on display July 10 through Aug. 8 in “Fieldwork,” an exhibition at I space, the university’s Chicago art gallery.
  • 6/25/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 2 through 19
  • 6/24/2009Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Emily Pinheiro, of Champaign, a junior at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for study in Ecuador, and John P. Kim, of Evanston, a 2009 graduate of Illinois, has been awarded a Language Flagship Fellowship to study Korean in the recent National Security Education Program competition.
  • 6/19/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    Like the swallows that migrate annually to a certain mission in California, flocks of budding young music-makers are once again congregating on the University of Illinois campus for the 60th anniversary of Illinois Summer Youth Music.
  • 6/18/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Two University of Illinois employees have been elected to the new board of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois, which manages pension funds for about 70 state universities, community colleges and state agencies.
  • 6/18/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The incidence of aggravated assaults and batteries increased while the number of robberies and criminal sexual assaults declined from Sept. 1, 2008, to May 17, 2009, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Division of Public Safety.
  • 6/12/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    University of Illinois musicologist William Kinderman has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award.
  • 6/10/2009
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.
  • 6/3/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 15 through Feb. 8
  • 6/3/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 5 through 22
  • 6/3/2009jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A panel of University of Illinois business experts will explore the roots, consequences and lessons of the nation’s deepest economic collapse since the Great Depression during a June 13 forum in downtown Chicago.
  • 6/2/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Robert A. Easter, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, has been named interim-provost designate, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 22 meeting in Chicago.
  • 6/2/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    Architecture – real and imagined – is the theme of two new exhibitions on view June 5-27 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 6/2/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Eight current or former employees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among candidates for the reorganized board of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois.
  • 6/1/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    The heavenly sounds of harp music will be wafting through the air June 11-13, when the 2009 Summer Harp Class is in session at the University of Illinois.
  • 5/28/2009
    Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,400 for the 2009-2010 academic year.
  • 5/28/2009
    Two University of Illinois students – one of whom is enrolled at the Urbana campus – have won 2009-2010 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $5,000 to continue their research.
  • 5/28/2009
    Each of eight University of Illinois graduate students – including four from the Urbana campus – has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year.
  • 5/28/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 4 through 21
  • 5/27/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    The setting may be pastoral, but don’t let that fool you. The University of Illinois School of Music’s third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival is no turkey in the straw.
  • 5/26/2009
    Former University of Illinois Chancellor John E. Cribbet, longtime dean of the College of Law and a member of the law school faculty for more than 60 years, died Saturday (May 23) at Meadowbrook at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana following a long illness. He was 91.
  • 5/21/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Debbie Kemphues, administrative assistant to the Provost, has worked at the UI for 28 years. Kemphues (pronounced KEM-fews) was born in England to an English mother and an American father stationed abroad with the military. She and her family moved back to the United States and settled in Illinois. She grew up in Fisher and graduated from Fisher High School. Kemphues started at the UI at the College of Medicine in 1981 and worked there for three years before moving to University Housing. She took a break from campus life and worked at State Farm in Bloomington before returning to the Office of Business and Financial Affairs in 1996. She worked in the department of speech communication and in the Graduate College before moving to the Office of the Provost in 2004.
  • 5/14/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 21 through June 7
  • 5/7/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will deliver the University of Illinois College of Law’s 2009 convocation address May 16 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the Urbana campus.
  • 5/7/2009Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Marlynna “Lynn” Schaefer, administrative assistant II in the Graduate College, has worked at the UI since September 1984. Schaefer started at the Office of Admissions and Records as an extra help employee before becoming a full-time undergraduate application processor. She also worked in the Office of Continuing Education, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Public Engagement, before joining the Graduate College in 2004. Schaefer, who has lived in Illinois her entire life, was born in Carmi, and grew up in Tuscola. She has been married for more than 35 years to Dan, a certified crop specialist with Illini FS in Tolono, where they live. They have four children and three grandchildren. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2005 while working full-time at Illinois.
  • 5/7/2009
    A three-student team from the University of Illinois earned an award in an international contest that promotes ethics in the business world.
  • 5/7/2009
    Aime Carbaugh, of Urbana, a junior at the University of Illinois, is among 21 students nationwide to receive a Beinecke Scholarship. The award, valued at $34,000, is to be used toward graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
  • 5/7/2009Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Mark Wehling, of Washington, D.C., a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 students nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program for a yearlong experience in Asia.
  • 4/30/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 17 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
  • 4/30/2009
    Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 7 through 24
  • 4/29/2009
    Ten faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored April 29 for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
  • 4/28/2009
    Ira Solomon, the head of the nationally ranked department of accountancy at the University of Illinois, has earned the top award for educational excellence from the nation’s largest accounting organization.
  • 4/27/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Two former U.S. Army officers studying in the University of Illinois MBA program have won an international leadership award for organizing a first-of-its-kind career fair that connected military veterans with prospective employers.
  • 4/27/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A budding push by the University of Illinois to mold responsible business leaders will also try to trace the roots of an epic financial meltdown that has withered the U.S. economy. The Center for Professional Responsiblity in Business and Society plans a national conference that would assemble top business experts to examine causes of the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression and explore policy solutions.
  • 4/21/2009Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    An exhibition that explores the sometimes graceful, sometimes awkward pas de deux between artist and art critic will be on view April 24 through May 30 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 4/21/2009
    Three individuals and one unit were honored by the Moms Association during Moms Weekend at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/21/2009
    Dixie Huey, of Effingham, Ill., has been elected president of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois for 2009-10.
  • 4/20/2009James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor writer James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor published by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
    Eduardo H. Fradkin, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 4/20/2009James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor writer James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor published by James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
    The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held Saturday (April 25) at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/17/2009
    Fourteen University of Illinois employees recently were honored for exemplary work. Six received the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award at a campus reception April 1; eight received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 13.
  • 4/17/2009Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Brain Day 2009: Spend a day exploring your own and others' brains.
  • 4/16/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Jeffrey Walkington, the vice president of academic affairs at the Latin School of Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its meeting May 21 in Chicago.
  • 4/16/2009Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Sherry Miller, administrative aide in the Office of the Registrar, has worked at the UI since April 1987. Born in Cairo, Ill., Miller and her family lived in St. Louis briefly before settling in Mahomet, where she grew up. After graduating from Mahomet-Seymour High School, Miller started as a secretary in the School of Life Sciences. When the school reorganized into the schools of molecular and cellular biology and of integrative biology, she stayed in the latter until transferring to her current position in the Office of the Registrar in 2002. She’s married to Jim, a sawyer at a roof-truss plant in LeRoy. (Roof trusses are the triangular wooden structures used for support in houses and other commercial structures.) They live in Mahomet and have a boxer named Titus. Outside of work, Miller is earning her bachelor’s degree through Eastern Illinois University.
  • 4/15/2009Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Two University of Illinois students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year, and a third student at Illinois received honorable mention.