Campus Features

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Alumnus William Wegman displays his art and wit during campus visit

Published Date:March 9, 2015

Wegman received his Master of Fine Art degree in painting from the U. of I. in 1967.

Published Date: March 9, 2015

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Illinois again among top U.S. schools for Peace Corps volunteers

Published Date:February 18, 2015

Since the Peace Corps was created in 1961, 2,014 Illinois alums have served overseas, making it the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers.

Published Date: February 18, 2015

Academic Senate Approves New College of Medicine Proposal

Published Date:February 16, 2015

For most people, Monday, February 9, 2015, probably didn't register as a particularly memorable day. But for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was the day the faculty, staff and students of the Academic Senate overwhelming approved a proposal to establish the first research-intensive college of medicine in the world created to focus expressly at the intersection of engineering, technology and big data.

Published Date: February 16, 2015

Illinois among top producers of Fulbright Students and Scholars

Published Date:February 12, 2015

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students and Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Published Date: February 12, 2015

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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