Campus Features

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Many countries, one Indoor World Cup

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:January 9, 2015

Held every fall, Illinois’ Indoor World Cup offers soccer fanatics on campus a chance to compete against each other in a friendly tournament of nations, over a shared love of 'football.'

Published Date: January 9, 2015


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Library volumes are plated to honor newly promoted faculty

Author: Allison Vance

Published Date:December 22, 2014

It's a quiet but deeply meaning ceremony: Each year newly promoted faculty members are honored with a book plate in a Univeristy Library volume of their choosing.

Published Date: December 22, 2014


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Restoring the Lincoln Gateway

Author: Kelsey Gould

Published Date:December 1, 2014

The Lincoln Gateway, a gift from the class of 1913, is undergoing its first renovation work in more than 100 years.

Published Date: December 1, 2014


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More than courses: Delivering higher education to the incarcerated

Published Date:November 21, 2014

The Education Justice Project (EJP) at Illinois is working to broaden the horizons and opportunities of incarcerated men through education, and helping individuals on the outside gain a more sophisticated understanding of issues related to incarceration and the abilities and potential of people who have been imprisoned.

Published Date: November 21, 2014


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Led by Samuel Kirk, Illinois shaped the field of special education

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:November 20, 2014

Samuel Kirk’s research – the first of its kind to study exceptional or special needs learners -- pinpointed gaping holes in curriculum for students with learning disabilities. His commitment to these students led to the founding of the first-ever Institute for Research on Exceptional Children more than 50 years ago, and a lasting foundation for today’s special education department.

Published Date: November 20, 2014


Illinois included in “Military Times: Best for Vets” rankings

Published Date:November 11, 2014

Illinois has been included in the “Military Times: Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings. Schools are selected based on an assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. The selection takes into account services, special rules, culture, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students.

Published Date: November 11, 2014


Program from homecoming.

The Origins of Homecoming

Author: John Franch, University Archives (2005)

Published Date:October 20, 2014

Since 1910 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has claimed to be the originator of Homecoming. Is it true? The answer is complicated.

Published Date: October 20, 2014


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Student Sustainable Farm: More than a farm stand

Author: Kelsey Gould

Published Date:October 9, 2014

Having a student farm isn’t what distinguishes the University of Illinois from its peers. Many institutions across the country have some version of a student farm. It’s the multi-disciplinary collaborations that make Illinois’ farm a real agricultural gem.

Published Date: October 9, 2014


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To remember college days, hit play

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:August 15, 2014

University of Illinois theatre professor Lisa Dixon prepares to address new students at Convocation on August 22. Her speech, Mix-tape 2018, will feature a variety of music.

Published Date: August 15, 2014


Windows at work help you sleep at home

Published Date:August 11, 2014

An office with a window can improve your sleep and your quality of life, according to a new study co-authored by Mohamed Boubekri, a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 11, 2014