Campus News

Chancellor's Scholars named to campus honors program

Author: Steve Witmer, News Editor

Published Date:August 27, 2015

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.

Published Date: August 27, 2015


'We Care' campaign aims to increase awareness of sexual misconduct resources

Author: Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor and Associate Provost for Diversity

Published Date:August 25, 2015

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.

Published Date: August 25, 2015


May 2015 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:August 25, 2015

Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 25, 2015


William Bullock, professor of industrial design, Joy Scrogum, coordinator of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative, and Martin Wolske, research scientist and adjunct faculty member in library and information science, will launch Illini Gadget Garage this fall at the University of Illinois. The Gadget Garage will be a collaborative repair space where people can seek help making basic repairs to their electronics.

Illini Gadget Garage will provide a space to repair electronics on campus

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 24, 2015

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.

Published Date: August 24, 2015


The Chicago-based Ho Etsu Taiko drum group will perform at the Matsuri festival at Japan House on Aug. 30.

Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese culture

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2015

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.

Published Date: August 20, 2015


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New art exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum open Aug. 27

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2015

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.

Published Date: August 19, 2015


U. of I. scholars awarded fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 24, 2015

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.

Published Date: July 24, 2015


Annual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the arts

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:July 21, 2015

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.

Published Date: July 21, 2015


Five U. of I. graduate students earn National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Published Date:July 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. 

Published Date: July 13, 2015


U. of I. students taking part in Fulbright summer study program in the UK

Author: David Schug, director National and International Scholarships Program

Published Date:July 9, 2015

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.

Published Date: July 9, 2015


Two U. of I. graduate students receive Boren Fellowships

Author: Charlotte Bauer, director of communication, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Published Date:July 7, 2015

University of Illinois graduate students Eduardo Alvarez-Gutierrez and Ambar Flores have received Boren Fellowships from the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

Published Date: July 7, 2015


Chodzko-Zajko named Illinois Graduate College dean

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:June 30, 2015

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.

Published Date: June 30, 2015


Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance, has been named the 10th dean of the College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of Business

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 30, 2015

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.

Published Date: June 30, 2015


Freedom Writer to speak at annual new teacher conference

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:June 25, 2015

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.

Published Date: June 25, 2015


Sixteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:June 18, 2015

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2015


Workers next week are expected to return the popular Peace Memorial artwork to prominence in the south courtyard of Lincoln Hall. The concrete bas-relief work, created by Dan Molner, a retired campus landscape architect, was commissioned by the U. of I. Classes of 1918 and 1919 to mark the 50th anniversary of World War I. The 2-ton piece honors soldiers up to the Vietnam War era.

'Peace Memorial' returns to Lincoln Hall May 28-29

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 21, 2015

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.

Published Date: May 21, 2015


Somi, a singer and songwriter who grew up in Champaign-Urbana, will perform her fusion of jazz and African music during the 2015-16 season of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2015-16 season

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 12, 2015

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.

Published Date: May 12, 2015


University of Illinois commencement ceremony to take place May 16 at Memorial Stadium

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:May 7, 2015

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.

Published Date: May 7, 2015


Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of Illinois

Author: David Schug, director, National and International Scholarships Program

Published Date:May 4, 2015

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.

Published Date: May 4, 2015


Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois

Author: Steve WItmer, Director, News Bureau

Published Date:May 1, 2015

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.

Published Date: May 1, 2015


Six Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 28, 2015

Six University of Illinois professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can garner.

Published Date: April 28, 2015


400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics Challenge

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 27, 2015


University of Illinois psychology professors J. Kathryn Bock and Gary S. Dell, and physics professor Taekjip Ha have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 22, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 22, 2015


Grammy Award winners Los Lobos will perform at this years ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to showcase diverse styles of guitar music

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 20, 2015


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Eight honored with distinguished staff award

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 17, 2015


U. of I. humanities research program announces fellowship awards

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 13, 2015


Events to celebrate Tennessee Williams' work during 'Not About Nightingales' at Krannert

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 10, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 10, 2015


Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science, was one of two Illinois faculty members to receive 2015 Guggenheim Foundation fellowships

Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowships

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 10, 2015

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.

Published Date: April 10, 2015


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Six academic professionals to be honored with CAPE award

Published Date:April 2, 2015

Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.

Published Date: April 2, 2015


Sloan Foundation grant to help U. of I. improve STEM minority representation

Author: Sarah Lubienski, interim dean, Graduate College

Published Date:March 24, 2015

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.

Published Date: March 24, 2015


Philanthropic foundation executive Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to be Commencement speaker

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2015

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.

Published Date: March 19, 2015


Microbiology professor Steven Blanke is now a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Author: Austin Keating, News Bureau intern

Published Date:March 12, 2015

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.

Published Date: March 12, 2015


August and December 2014 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:March 5, 2015

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.

Published Date: March 5, 2015


Three Illinois faculty awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Author: Austin Keating, News Bureau intern

Published Date:February 23, 2015

Three University of Illinois faculty members are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Published Date: February 23, 2015


Don Mullally was general manager of WILL for more than 30 years, and he helped save NPR from financial ruin. A pioneer of public radio, Mullally led a restructuring of the public radio system and developed the news magazine format at WILL.

Donald Mullally, public radio pioneer, dies at 77

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 23, 2015

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.

Published Date: January 23, 2015


Ten undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:January 12, 2015

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.

Published Date: January 12, 2015


Professor Joseph W. Lyding is among six Illinois faculty members elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Six Illinois faculty elected AAAS fellows

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 25, 2014

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.

Published Date: November 25, 2014


Entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum is a recipient of the National Medal of Science.

Entomology professor May Berenbaum receives National Medal of Science

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 20, 2014

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.

Published Date: November 20, 2014


Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategies

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2014

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.

Published Date: October 30, 2014


Long list of activities set for U. of I.'s 2014 Homecoming Week

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2014

Homecoming Week 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place Oct. 18 (Saturday) through Oct. 26 (Sunday).

Published Date: October 15, 2014


Education historian James D. Anderson will deliver the annual Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C.

Education historian James D. Anderson to deliver Brown lecture in Washington, D.C.

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2014

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.

Published Date: October 9, 2014


Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:September 29, 2014

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.

Published Date: September 29, 2014


Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a 2014 MacArthur fellowship, commonly called a 'genius grant.'

Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowship

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 17, 2014

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.

Published Date: September 17, 2014


World-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler, founder of the Beaux Arts Trio, will play an all-Mozart program with Sinfonia da Camera.

Sinfonia da Camera announces its 31st season

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 16, 2014

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.”

Published Date: September 16, 2014


10-day numbers at Illinois show record average test scores

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:September 11, 2014

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.

Published Date: September 11, 2014


Seven Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious NDSEG Fellowships

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:August 28, 2014

Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Published Date: August 28, 2014


Chancellor's Scholars named to campus honors program

Author: Diana Yates

Published Date:August 28, 2014

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.

Published Date: August 28, 2014


Nora, a documentary following Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire as she returns to South Africa and rekindles memories of her youth, is one of the 12 films being screened in the Dance Film Festival, presented by the University of Illinois dance department and the Art Theater Co-Op.

Illinois department of dance partners with Art Theater Co-Op to present Dance Film Fest

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2014

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.

Published Date: August 20, 2014


Michael Rothberg (left) and Marcus Keller, professors and department heads in English and French, respectively, are co-coordinators of The Great War, a cross-campus initiative at the University of Illinois commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I.

Illinois campus commemorates the centenary of WWI with community events

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2014

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.

Published Date: August 19, 2014


May 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:July 10, 2014

Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: July 10, 2014


Avery Brundage Scholarships awarded to 16 at U. of I.

Author: Tim Gilles

Published Date:July 2, 2014

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.

Published Date: July 2, 2014


FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowships awarded to U. of I. graduate students

Author: Tim Gilles

Published Date:July 2, 2014

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.

Published Date: July 2, 2014


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.

Illinois chemist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Edito

Published Date:June 30, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 30, 2014


Education professor Sarah T. Lubienski has been named the interim dean of the U. of I.s Graduate College.

Sarah T. Lubienski named interim dean of U. of I. Graduate College

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:June 24, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 24, 2014


The Jupiter String Quartet will perform on the opening night of the Allerton Music Barn Festival.

Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 19, 2014

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).

Published Date: June 19, 2014


Allen H. Renear has been named the dean of the university's Graduate School of Library Information and Science, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Interim dean of Graduate School of Library and Information Science named dean of the school

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:June 18, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2014


Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the universitys School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations

Author: Phil Ciciora

Published Date:June 17, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 17, 2014


Thirteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 16, 2014


University of Illinois students awarded more than $50,000 in Gilman scholarships for study abroad

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:June 10, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 10, 2014


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.

Case Western Reserve executive to be next chief information officer

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:June 6, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 6, 2014


Professor Naira Hovakimyan was honored with a Humboldt Research Award for her work with adaptive flight control systems.

Mechanical science and engineering professor wins Humboldt Prize

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 3, 2014

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.

Published Date: June 3, 2014


Moms and Dads associations name 2014 scholarship, award winners

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:May 9, 2014

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.

Published Date: May 9, 2014


Barbara J. Wilson, the executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at Illinois has been named the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval of the universitys board of trustees.

Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:May 8, 2014

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.

Published Date: May 8, 2014


Three Illinois students win Boren scholarships to study languages abroad

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 5, 2014


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

John D. Colombo named interim dean of U. of I. College of Law

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2014

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

Published Date: May 1, 2014


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Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 24, 2014


Stephen Andrew Taylor is one of five Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows.

Five Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 10, 2014

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.

Published Date: April 10, 2014


Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of Illinois

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 9, 2014


Christa Deacy-Quinn is one of six academic professionals honored by excellence.

Six academic professionals honored for excellence

Published Date:April 3, 2014

Six academic professionals will be honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 8.

Published Date: April 3, 2014


Expert on 'Global Hinduism' to deliver this year's Thulin Lecture at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 2, 2014

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.

Published Date: April 2, 2014


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

Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus, to be Commencement speaker

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2014

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

Published Date: April 1, 2014


The green patina of Alma Mater will be gone when she returns to the U. of I. campus on April 9.

Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:March 21, 2014

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.

Published Date: March 21, 2014


'A Simple Life,' a drama from Hong Kong that was part of Roger Ebert's top 10 list for 2012, will be shown April 26 at 2 p.m. at Ebertfest. Director Ann Lui will be a guest for the post-film discussion.

Ebert documentary, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone all part of 2014 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 20, 2014

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.

Published Date: March 20, 2014


About 1,000 saxophonists are expected to attend the North American Saxophone Alliance conference hosted by the University of Illinois

Saxophonists conference brings in both jazz and classical stars

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2014

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.

Published Date: March 12, 2014


Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Hedrick Smith will participate in the Cline Symposiumon campus March 11.

Journalist Hedrick Smith to address the demise of the 'American Dream'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2014

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.

Published Date: February 27, 2014


Three University of Illinois professors  from left, P. Brighton Godfrey, Prashant Jain and Shinsei Ryu 'have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Three faculty members awarded 2014 Sloan Fellowships

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2014

Three University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Published Date: February 18, 2014


August and December 2013 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 17, 2014


Michelle Kelley, of Schaumburg, Ill., is one of 40 students to receive a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

U. of I. senior wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Published Date:February 13, 2014

A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year’s prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Published Date: February 13, 2014


Professor J. Gary Eden was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work in micro-plasma and laser technologies.

Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 6, 2014

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.

Published Date: February 6, 2014


Entomologist Gene E. Robinson, the director of the Institute for Genomic Biology, will deliver the 23rd Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on Feb. 19.

Renowned scientist Gene E. Robinson to deliver CAS lecture

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 31, 2014

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.

Published Date: January 31, 2014


Documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir to be shown at 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 15, 2014

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.

Published Date: January 15, 2014


Money Mentors is a new program offered by U. of I. Extension that provides trained mentors to people who want help managing their finances. Jeannette Garinger Beck, left, the business manager in electrical and computer engineering, volunteers with the program. Kathy Sweedler is a consumer economics educator with Extension.

Money Mentors program helping people cope with money management

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:December 16, 2013

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.

Published Date: December 16, 2013


John A. Rogers, a pioneer in flexible, stretchable electronics, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.

John A. Rogers wins American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 20, 2013

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.

Published Date: November 20, 2013


Ceremony to mark establishment of Confucius Institute at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:November 13, 2013

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).

Published Date: November 13, 2013


Applications for Doolen scholarships on aging available

Published Date:November 11, 2013

Applications are available for the annual Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging, sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation.

Published Date: November 11, 2013


2014-15 Avery Brundage scholarships available

Published Date:November 11, 2013

University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 41st annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

Published Date: November 11, 2013


Climate change topic of annual Charles David Keeling lecture at U. of I.

Author: Earn Saenmuk

Published Date:October 30, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 30, 2013


Tamino plays in the University of Illinois 2011 production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute,' directed by Eduardo Dizmuoz.

Nathan Gunn chosen to lead new U. of I. Lyric Theatre program

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 30, 2013


Devatation of the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake as seen from Kotobuki Junior School in Yokohama, Japan.

Films to be shown at Illinois focus on post-quake massacre in 1923 Japan

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 24, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 24, 2013


Jeffrey Breslow, left, poses with Ed Zagorski at an Oct. 13 reception in Chicago where Breslow, an Illinois alumnus, presented a sculpture that will be dedicated Oct. 26 on the U. of I. campus in honor of Zagorski, professor emeritus of industrial design. Breslow describes Zagorski as the teacher who changed my life.

Sculpture to be dedicated in honor of U. of I. industrial design mentor

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 16, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 16, 2013


The worn turf of the Marching Illinis temporary practice field is reflected in the bell of sousaphone player Richie Faling's horn.

New practice area for Marching Illini neatly solves multiple problems

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 15, 2013


Homecoming week offers variety of activities Oct. 18-26

Author: Earn Saenmuk

Published Date:October 10, 2013

The 2013 Homecoming week at the University of Illinois will take place Oct. 18 (Friday) through Oct. 26 (Saturday).

Published Date: October 10, 2013


Quilts by Mary DeRay will be featured at the annual Japan House open house.

Japan House to feature Japanese quilting at annual open house

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2013

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.

Published Date: October 1, 2013


Subra Suresh

Former head of National Science Foundation to speak at Illinois

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2013

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.

Published Date: September 18, 2013


Dan Chaon

Pygmalion Literary Festival reading series starts Sept. 27 in Urbana

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2013

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.”

Published Date: September 18, 2013


Kim Stanley Robinson

Symposium at Illinois to feature science fiction authors and music

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2013

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.

Published Date: September 18, 2013


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:September 9, 2013

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.

Published Date: September 9, 2013


Among the musicians Stephen Wade will discuss in his talk, titled 'Getting Their Hands on the Tune: From the Front Porch to the Library of Congress and Back Again,' is the Smith/Gladden family, photographed in Henrytown, Va., in 1926.

Fall lineup of speakers announced for 2013 MillerComm series

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 5, 2013

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.

Published Date: September 5, 2013


Sinfonia da Camera, led by Ian Hobson, celebrates its 30th season in 2013-14.

Sinfonia da Camera kicks off 30th season with gala, performances

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 4, 2013

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.

Published Date: September 4, 2013


Nine U. of I. faculty members named to Center for Advanced Study

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 29, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 29, 2013


Extensive renovation at State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) will mean commencement will be held outdoors in one ceremony at Memorial Stadium from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 17, a Saturday.

U. of I. graduates to be together in outdoor ceremony on Saturday in May 2014

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:August 15, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 15, 2013


U. of I. gives Penn State settlement money to local child welfare groups

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:August 12, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 12, 2013


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.

Renowned artists to celebrate extraordinary range of the guitar

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 5, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 5, 2013


Peter D. Constable, the head of the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Purdue University, will return to the U. of I. as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Peter D. Constable to be next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 2, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 2, 2013


Gene Robinson, the 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 Societys 2013 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist award.

Gene Robinson receives Animal Behavior Society award

Author: Chelsey Coombs

Published Date:August 2, 2013

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.

Published Date: August 2, 2013


H. Edward Seidel, the senior vice president of research and innovation at Moscows Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, has been named the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at Illinois.

H. Edward Seidel chosen to be next leader of NCSA

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:July 19, 2013

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.

Published Date: July 19, 2013


Professor emeritus Ian Hobson will perform a recital of music by Brahms, Chopin and Schumann on Aug. 1 during the Summer Piano Institute.

The piano concerto taking center stage in classes, recitals at Illinois.

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 16, 2013

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.

Published Date: July 16, 2013


U. of I. students, recent alumni named Fulbright Scholars

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 16, 2013


Bronze Tablet, U. of I.'s highest honor, lists 232 graduates

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 15, 2013


Three U. of I. graduate students win awards to conduct research overseas

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 9, 2013


May 2013 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Published Date:July 5, 2013

Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the spring 2013 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: July 5, 2013


Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, has been chosen as the next dean of the College of Engineering.

Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 20, 2013

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.

Published Date: June 20, 2013


Two U. of I. graduate students win Intel Ph.D. Fellowships

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 14, 2013


Thirteen U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman Scholarships

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 12, 2013


Allan M. Stratman named executive director of U. of I. Facilities

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 11, 2013


University of Michigan associate librarian to lead U. of I. libraries

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 10, 2013

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.

Published Date: June 10, 2013


Avery Brundage Scholarships awarded

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 3, 2013


Doolen Scholarships awarded to continue studies in gerontology

Published Date:June 3, 2013

Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2013-2014 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.

Published Date: June 3, 2013


Five U. of I. graduate students awarded FMC Technologies fellowships

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 29, 2013


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 12 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:May 1, 2013

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.

Published Date: May 1, 2013


The newest Illinois faculty members named to the National Academy of Sciences are from left, Eduardo Fradkin, physics, and Martin Gruebele and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, chemistry.

Three Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 30, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 30, 2013


Dance professor Tere O'Connor has been named a Doris Duke Artist.

Dance professor Tere O'Connor one of 20 named a Doris Duke Artist

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 30, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 30, 2013


AsiaFest to celebrate all Asian and Pacific Island cultures on Saturday

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 29, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 29, 2013


Kirk Sanders, a professor of classics, was one of five faculty members who received campuswide instructional awards.

Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 25, 2013


Chancellor Phyllis Wise, history professor Fred Hoxie, left, and alumnus Thomas Siebel have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

U. of I. scholars, alumnus elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:April 24, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 24, 2013


Goldwater scholarship honorees announced by University of Illinois

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 10, 2013


Jack Black, star of 'Bernie,' will be a guest at the 2013 Roger Ebert's Film Festival.

Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 3, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 3, 2013


The final concert of the season for Sinfonia da Camera, featuring U. of I. violin professor Stefan Milenkovich, will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 9.

The final concert of the season for Sinfonia da Camera, featuring U. of I. violin professor Stefan Milenkovich, will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 9.

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2013

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.

Published Date: April 1, 2013


Dads Association grants six scholarships to University of Illinois students

Published Date:March 27, 2013

Six University of Illinois students have been given $2,000 scholarships by the Dads Association at Illinois.

Published Date: March 27, 2013


Former Lockheed Martin CEO to speak at U. of I. as part of Chancellor's series

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2013

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.

Published Date: March 27, 2013


Laurie Kramer, an associate dean in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is the 2013 Medallion of Honor recipient, given by the Moms Association.

Moms Association names 2013 Medallion of Honor recipient

Published Date:March 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.

Published Date: March 26, 2013


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.

Bond ... James Bond ... turns 60 and is to be celebrated at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 25, 2013

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.

Published Date: March 25, 2013


Jack Black, star of 'Bernie,' will be a guest at the 2013 Roger Ebert's Film Festival.

'Days of Heaven,' Tilda Swinton and Jack Black all part of 2013 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 22, 2013

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.

Published Date: March 22, 2013


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.

Renowned harpist to perform, conduct classes at U. of I.

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 14, 2013

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).

Published Date: March 14, 2013


LED inventor Nick Holonyak Jr., a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, is one of 101 innovators elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Nick Holonyak Jr. elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 8, 2013

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.

Published Date: March 8, 2013


Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio staff member Robert Zarycki uses the laser to clean the arm of 'Labor.'

Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thought

Published Date:March 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.

Published Date: March 4, 2013


Chancellor of UC-Berkeley next up in the U. of I. Chancellor's speaker series

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2013

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.

Published Date: February 27, 2013


Hina dolls are presented in a carefully arranged display, with dolls representing the Emperor and Empress, court attendants, musicians, ministers and samurai.

Girls day to be commemorated March 3 at U. of I.'s Japan House

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2013

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.

Published Date: February 27, 2013


U. of I. graduate interested in high-speed rail named Luce Scholar

Published Date:February 26, 2013

University of Illinois graduate student Samantha Chadwick is among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named a Luce Scholar for 2013-2014.

Published Date: February 26, 2013


Film screening and panel to mark anniversary of church-state ruling

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 26, 2013

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.

Published Date: February 26, 2013


Three U. of I. faculty members awarded Sloan fellowships

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 15, 2013

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.

Published Date: February 15, 2013


December 2012 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Published Date:February 8, 2013

Deans Lists honorees and graduates for the fall 2012 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 8, 2013


Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 7, 2013

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.

Published Date: February 7, 2013


Distinguished lecturers to appear for annual Millercomm series

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 31, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 31, 2013


The next Sinfonia da Camera concert, titled 'The Solar System,' will offer ticketholders an opportunity to view the heavens from the Krannert Center amphitheater through telescopes provided by the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society.

Heavenly concert on tap for Sinfonia da Camera at Krannert Center

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 30, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 30, 2013


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.

Carr visiting author series to showcase two acclaimed poets

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 29, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 29, 2013


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.

NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg to speak Feb. 11 at the U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 29, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 29, 2013


2013-14 Paul D. Doolen scholarships available for study of aging

Published Date:January 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.

Published Date: January 24, 2013


An apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem by Carl Sandburg that addresses the topic of guns has been discovered at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Previously unknown Sandburg poem focuses on power of the gun

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 18, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 18, 2013


Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been given a Humboldt Research Award honoring his work in autonomous and self-healing materials.

Illinois engineer receives Humboldt Research Award

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 16, 2013

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.

Published Date: January 16, 2013


Thiago Rocha Pitta, 'Double Fountain, or Cooked Landscape,' 2005.  DVD. 14 min 7 sec.

Contemporary Brazilian art to be featured in new Krannert exhibition

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 16, 2013

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).

Published Date: January 16, 2013


Nine undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Published Date:January 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.

Published Date: January 14, 2013


Thomas Huang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of five new Swanlund Chairs named at Illinois.

Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:December 4, 2012

Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

Published Date: December 4, 2012


Chi-Hing Christina Cheng, a professor of animal biology, is one of six Illinois professors named AAAS fellows.

Six professors at Illinois named 2012 AAAS fellows

Author: Chelsey Coombs

Published Date:November 29, 2012

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.

Published Date: November 29, 2012


Jonathan Naber, left, and Adam Booher fit the first amputee patient with one of three prototypes Illini Prosthetic Technologies tested on a trip to Guatemala in July 2010.

U. of I. alumnus named Marshall Scholar

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 26, 2012


2013-2014 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Published Date:November 12, 2012

University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 40th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

Published Date: November 12, 2012


Dads Association funds 11 projects on University of Illinois campus

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 9, 2012


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.

Music scholar Bruno Nettl wins inaugural award from China conservatory

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 9, 2012

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.

Published Date: November 9, 2012


Former U. of I. provost Robert Berdahl to speak in chancellor's series

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:November 7, 2012

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.

Published Date: November 7, 2012


UNC literacy expert will give annual Goldstick lecture at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2012

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.

Published Date: November 2, 2012


Chemistry professor Douglas Mitchell was named a 2012 Packard fellow. Mitchells research addresses problems related to antibiotic resistance.

University of Illinois chemist named Packard Fellow

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 26, 2012

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.

Published Date: October 26, 2012


U. of I. Urbana campus to kick the habit and become smoke free

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:October 17, 2012

The Urbana campus of the University of Illinois will become smoke free late next year, Urbana Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise said Wednesday.

Published Date: October 17, 2012


Homecoming week kicks off Saturday with volunteer event

Author: Madeline Ley

Published Date:October 16, 2012

The 102nd Homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois will be Saturday (Oct. 20) through Oct. 27 (Saturday).

Published Date: October 16, 2012


Passes for the 15th annual 'Ebertfest' go on sale Nov.1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2012

Those wanting to take in all of the next Roger Eberts Film Festival, or Ebertfest, can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.

Published Date: October 15, 2012


Veteran fundraiser to be vice chancellor for institutional advancement

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:October 12, 2012

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.

Published Date: October 12, 2012


U. of I. chemist to be inducted into American Arts and Sciences Academy

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 5, 2012

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.

Published Date: October 5, 2012


Bruno Nettl has been awarded the Charles Homer Haskins Prize.

Emeritus music professor Bruno Nettl honored as distinguished humanist

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 4, 2012

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.

Published Date: October 4, 2012


The ROPE Pavilion offers shelter to skaters on Winnipeg's Assiniboine River Trail.

Architecture professor wins two international design competitions

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 21, 2012

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.

Published Date: September 21, 2012


Smaller U. of I. freshman class ranks higher academically, 10-day data show

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:September 14, 2012

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.

Published Date: September 14, 2012


Lecture series at Illinois to explore 'digital divide'

Author: Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern

Published Date:September 13, 2012

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.

Published Date: September 13, 2012


Poetry, fiction, global security among topics on MillerComm docket

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2012

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.

Published Date: September 13, 2012


Antonya Nelson (pictured) 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.

Versatile University of Houston writers to lead off Carr Reading Series

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:September 11, 2012

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.

Published Date: September 11, 2012


Historian Leslie Reagan is one of seven Urbana faculty members named University Scholars.

Seven Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:September 10, 2012

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).

Published Date: September 10, 2012


Ryan C. Bailey is one of two Illinois professors named the world's top young innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.

Two Illinois chemists named top young innovators

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 21, 2012

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.

Published Date: August 21, 2012


Chancellor's scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Published Date:August 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.

Published Date: August 21, 2012


Three students win American Association of University Women fellowships

Published Date:August 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.

Published Date: August 21, 2012


Daniel J. Perrino

Daniel J. Perrino, beloved U. of I. educator, dies at 91

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2012

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.

Published Date: August 20, 2012


This series of indigo-dyed felted stones was created by textile artist Rowland Ricketts, inspired by his years as an apprentice with indigo workers in Japan. It is one of the works featured in Fields of Indigo, opening Aug. 31 at Krannert Art Museum.

Krannert Art Museum opens exhibitions on indigo, japanese art, faculty work

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 16, 2012

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.

Published Date: August 16, 2012


Three U. of I. students win Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships

Published Date:August 9, 2012

Three University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded International Student Research Fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Published Date: August 9, 2012


Nicholas Temperley, professor emeritus of musicology, will be honored at a concert July 28 by the North American British Music Studies Association during its biennial conference at the University of Illinois.

Concert to honor professor for pioneering scholarship on British music

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 17, 2012

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.

Published Date: July 17, 2012


Bronze Tablet, U. of I.'s highest honor, lists 240 graduates

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 16, 2012


May 2012 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Published Date:July 16, 2012

Deans Lists honorees and graduates for the spring 2012 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: July 16, 2012


Animal biology professor Alison Bell received the Young Investigator Award from the Animal Behavior Society for 'remarkable research contributions  and the early training of young scholars' in her laboratory.

Alison Bell receives Animal Behavior Society Young Investigator Award

Author: Mackenzie Dankle

Published Date:June 18, 2012

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2012


Eleven U. of I. undergraduates offered prestigious study abroad scholarships

Author: Madeline Ley

Published Date:June 18, 2012

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2012


Alumnus wins fellowship, will work on prosthesis project in Guatemala

Author: Madeline Ley

Published Date:June 13, 2012

A recent University of Illinois graduate has received a Whitaker International Fellow Grant to fund overseas bioengineering research during the 2012-13 academic year.

Published Date: June 13, 2012


Jeff Christensen

Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of department

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:June 5, 2012

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.

Published Date: June 5, 2012


Two U. of I. alumni named to Luce Scholars Program

Author: Madeline Ley

Published Date:June 5, 2012

Two University of Illinois alumni are among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program.

Published Date: June 5, 2012


Kimiko Gunji, a professor emeritus of Japanese arts and culture and the former director of Japan House at Illinois, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan.

Ex-director of U. of I. Japan House to be honored by government of Japan

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 1, 2012

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.

Published Date: June 1, 2012


U. of I. professor named dean of College of Fine and Applied Arts

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:May 25, 2012

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.

Published Date: May 25, 2012


President of Zhejiang University to speak at Illinois May 31

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2012

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.

Published Date: May 23, 2012


Seven U. of I. students receive national scholarships for language studies

Author: Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern

Published Date:May 23, 2012

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.

Published Date: May 23, 2012


Peter E. Schiffer

Penn State administrator to join U. of I. as vice chancellor for research

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 8, 2012

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.

Published Date: May 8, 2012


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 13 at Illinois

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 3, 2012


Laurie Hogin

21 honored for excellence in teaching and advising

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 26, 2012


Edward Diener, the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Illinois and a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, was one of two University of Illinois professors named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.

Two U. of I. faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 17, 2012

University of Illinois professors Edward Diener and Jennifer A. Lewis are among 220 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: April 17, 2012


Professor Huimin Zhao, whose research explores biosynthetic tools for drug and energy development, was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Illinois engineering professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2012

University of Illinois professor Huimin Zhao has received a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Published Date: April 12, 2012


Brain Awareness Day to showcase neuroscience, work of U. of I. scientists

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:April 9, 2012

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.

Published Date: April 9, 2012


Martin E. Marty, renowned scholar of religion, to lecture at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:April 2, 2012

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.

Published Date: April 2, 2012


Two-week intensive foreign language program to be offered in May

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:April 2, 2012

The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics will offer its Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program this summer.

Published Date: April 2, 2012


U. of I. psychology professor receives APA distinguished scientist award

Author: Diana Yates

Published Date:April 2, 2012

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.

Published Date: April 2, 2012


Lecture to focus on organizational integrity in information age

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 30, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 30, 2012


Seminar to focus on importance of business communication

Author: Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern

Published Date:March 29, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 29, 2012


'Tree of Life' demo, film workshop, discussions all part of 'Ebertfest' at U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 27, 2012


Tom Easton

Noted journalist to speak at colloquium on Asia role in U.S. economy

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 27, 2012


'A Separation,' the Oscar winner for best foreign film this year, will be shown at Ebertfest at 8:30 p.m. April 27.

'Ebertfest' to feature 'Citizen Kane,' early Tom Hanks, Iranian Oscar winner

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 23, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 23, 2012


Workshop looks at the Indian roots of a high-tech agribusiness crop

Author: Dusty Rhodes, News Editor

Published Date:March 20, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 20, 2012


Professors, partners share passion for Argentine tango

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2012

A surprisingly large and diverse community of Argentine tango aficionados at the U. of I. share their passion for this dance.

Published Date: March 12, 2012


Former Federal Reserve official to speak about financial crisis

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 7, 2012

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.

Published Date: March 7, 2012


Project, conference attuned to changing demographics in colleges

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 29, 2012

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).

Published Date: February 29, 2012


Aric Rindfleisch appointed head of business administration

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 28, 2012

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.

Published Date: February 28, 2012


Focus to be on Greece during free piano recital at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2012

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.

Published Date: February 27, 2012


Moms Association names 2012 Medallion of Honor recipient

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 27, 2012


Bloodthirsty ants swarm Insect Fear Film Festival

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 15, 2012

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).

Published Date: February 15, 2012


Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 9, 2012

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.

Published Date: February 9, 2012


Jon S. Davis appointed head of accountancy

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2012

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.

Published Date: February 8, 2012


Illinois Dean's List, graduates named for August, December 2011

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 6, 2012


Ten undergraduates awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Published Date:January 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.

Published Date: January 26, 2012


Trio of exhibitions to open at U. of I.'s Krannert Art Museum

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 20, 2012

Three exhibitions open Thursday (Jan. 26) at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: January 20, 2012


Student's exhibition both playful and filled with deeper meaning

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 19, 2012

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.

Published Date: January 19, 2012


Jeff Christensen named acting U. of I. police chief

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:January 10, 2012

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.

Published Date: January 10, 2012


Famed director kicks off MillerComm lecture series at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, News Editor

Published Date:January 9, 2012

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.

Published Date: January 9, 2012


Eight Illinois faculty members elected fellows of AAAS

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 6, 2011

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.

Published Date: December 6, 2011


Former chief software architect at Microsoft to receive honorary degree

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:December 2, 2011

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.

Published Date: December 2, 2011


U. of I. top choice among U.S. public schools for international students

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 15, 2011

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.

Published Date: November 15, 2011


2012-2013 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 14, 2011


Illinois professor named Packard Fellow

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 24, 2011

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.

Published Date: October 24, 2011


Passes for 14th Ebert film fest go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2011

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.

Published Date: October 13, 2011


Spatial thinking, social networks to be focus of two MillerComm talks

Author: Dusty Rhodes, News Editor

Published Date:October 10, 2011

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.

Published Date: October 10, 2011


Nationally recognized expert on public schools to lecture at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, News Editor

Published Date:September 27, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 27, 2011


Interactive exhibits entice at annual Veterinary Medicine Open House

Published Date:September 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.

Published Date: September 26, 2011


Six U. of I. faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:September 15, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 15, 2011


Workshops teach caregivers, those with chronic disease to 'Live Well'

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 12, 2011

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.

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. Laura Payne, left, a specialist with the UI Extension and faculty member in recreation, sport and tourism, is director of Live Well Be Well; Michele Guerra is the director of the UI Wellness Center.

Published Date: September 12, 2011


Renowned pianist to perform complete solo piano works of Schumann

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2011

Pianist Ian Hobson will perform the complete solo piano works of Robert Schumann in 10 recitals, beginning Monday (Sept. 12).

Published Date: September 8, 2011


New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper the bad and the good

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 8, 2011


Freshman enrollment up; more Illinois students in class of 2015, too

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:September 7, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 7, 2011


Music to commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks in U.S.

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 6, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 6, 2011


Arturo Sandoval concert moves to Krannert Center tonight

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 2, 2011

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.

Published Date: September 2, 2011


Rolando Hinojosa-Smith wll be the first writer in the Carr Reading Series, which begins Sept. 14.

Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2011

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.

Published Date: August 30, 2011


Nothing changes yet in employee health-insurance saga

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:August 18, 2011

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.

Published Date: August 18, 2011


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Published Date:August 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.

Published Date: August 17, 2011


Hola! U. of I. course offers Spanish to young children

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 9, 2011

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.

Published Date: August 9, 2011


Phyllis M. Wise named to lead Urbana campus

Published Date:August 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.

Published Date: August 3, 2011


Trustees vote to close Institute of Aviation

Author: Christy Levy

Published Date:July 25, 2011

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.

Published Date: July 25, 2011


Bronze Tablet, U. of I.'s highest honor, lists 209 graduates

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 19, 2011


BTN TO PREMIERE 'A BRILLIANT IDEA: NICK HOLONYAK AND THE LED JULY 28

Published Date:July 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).

Published Date: July 18, 2011


Illinois among top producers of Gilman Scholars to study abroad

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 12, 2011


2011 spring Dean's List

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 8, 2011


Illinois graduates from May 2011

Published Date:July 8, 2011

The names of May 2011 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 8, 2011


New U. of I. emergency alert system will provide instant updates

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:July 1, 2011

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.

Published Date: July 1, 2011


Eight U. of I. students win federal scholarships for language study abroad

Published Date:June 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.

Published Date: June 20, 2011


U. of I. staff, students play key roles in new historical musical

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 16, 2011

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.

Published Date: June 16, 2011


Illinois professor John A. Rogers receives $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2011

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.

Published Date: June 14, 2011


Robert Rumbelow is the director of bands and wil lconduct the first twilight concert of the season

'Twilight Concerts' offer free summertime entertainment at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 13, 2011

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.

Published Date: June 13, 2011


Trumpet virtuoso, Pacifica Quartet among performers at music festival

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 13, 2011

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.

Published Date: June 13, 2011


Paul Hixson to become interim chief information officer at Urbana campus

Author: Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs

Published Date:June 9, 2011

Paul Hixson has been named interim chief information officer for the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

Published Date: June 9, 2011


Brundage scholarships awarded

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 23, 2011


Doolen scholarships awarded

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2011

Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2011-2012 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.

Published Date: May 23, 2011


FMC fellowships awarded

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 23, 2011


Collaborative Center to make it easier to access knowledge on computers

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 16, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 16, 2011


Chicago stage production just the ticket for senior project in theater

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 9, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 9, 2011


Summer language academy is new option for 4- to 8-year-olds

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 9, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 9, 2011


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 15 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:May 4, 2011

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.

Published Date: May 4, 2011


U. of I.'s Japan House to commemorate Children's Day on May 7

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 28, 2011

Japan House will observe Childrens Day with crafts and a puppet show on May 7 (Saturday).

Published Date: April 28, 2011


Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 25, 2011


White House chief of staff to be commencement speaker

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 25, 2011

William M. Daley, the new White House chief of staff, will be the speaker at the 140th U. of I. Commencement on May 15.

Published Date: April 25, 2011


Top U. of I. student employees honored

Published Date:April 25, 2011

University of Illinois students were honored recently at the annual Student Employment Recognition Event sponsored by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Published Date: April 25, 2011


Moms Association bestows honors, elects officers during Moms Weekend

Published Date:April 22, 2011

The Moms Association honored individuals and one group, and elected board members during Moms Weekend festivities April 8-10 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 22, 2011


Six honored with distinguished staff award

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 21, 2011


U. of I. Concert Jazz Band to present spring concert April 30

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2011

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.

Published Date: April 20, 2011


Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionals

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:April 14, 2011

Six University of Illinois employees were honored at a reception April 1 as the newest recipients of the Chancellors Academic Professional Excellence awards.

Published Date: April 14, 2011


Goldwater Scholarship Program recognizes two students at Illinois

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 13, 2011


Works by MFA graduates on view at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2011

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.

Published Date: April 12, 2011


Film chronicles backlash to Indian law designed to help women

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 8, 2011

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.

Published Date: April 8, 2011


Two Illinois professors receive Guggenheim fellowships

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2011

Two University of Illinois professors Anne Dawson Hedeman, in medieval studies and art history, and Kenneth Suslick, in chemistry have received Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.

Published Date: April 7, 2011


Additional film, guests and discussions announced for Ebertfest

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 4, 2011

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.

Published Date: April 4, 2011


Five undergraduate artists to exhibit work at Figure One

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2011

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.

Published Date: April 1, 2011


U. of I. student in social work wins Truman Scholarship

Published Date:March 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.

Published Date: March 31, 2011


Expert on Islam to deliver annual Thulin lecture April 14

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 29, 2011


Excerpts from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts to be performed April 3

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 25, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 25, 2011


Japan House open house to feature the art of making Japanese sweets

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 24, 2011


Entomology professor May Berenbaum to receive 2011 Tyler Prize

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 22, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 22, 2011


Symposium at Illinois to focus on issue of electronic waste

Author: Dusty Rhodes

Published Date:March 7, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 7, 2011


Public sector workers, collective bargaining rights subject of labor forum

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 4, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 4, 2011


Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet Laureate

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 3, 2011

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.

Published Date: March 3, 2011


Springfield social worker honored by Moms Association

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 23, 2011


2010 fall Dean's List recognizes 6,371 students

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 21, 2011


Illinois graduates from August and December 2010

Published Date:February 21, 2011

The names of August and December 2010 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 21, 2011


U. of I. workshop aims to introduce genomics to Native American students

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 21, 2011

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.

Published Date: February 21, 2011


Illinois chemistry professor Ryan C. Bailey named Sloan Fellow

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 16, 2011

University of Illinois chemistry professor Ryan C. Bailey has been selected to receive a 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Published Date: February 16, 2011


Illinois professor awarded 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 15, 2011

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.

Published Date: February 15, 2011


Scientists unleash killer wasps at the 2011 Insect Fear Film Festival

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 14, 2011

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.

Published Date: February 14, 2011


Restructuring in College of Education to foster research, teaching, more

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2011

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.

Published Date: February 10, 2011


U. of I. well represented among winners at paralympics championships

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:February 1, 2011

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.

Published Date: February 1, 2011


Distinguished food scientist to recieve honorary degree at commencement

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:January 31, 2011

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.

Published Date: January 31, 2011


'Doodle for Wildlife' clinic benefit to auction artwork, vacations

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 26, 2011

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.

Published Date: January 26, 2011


U. of I. graduate student wins gold medal in international paralympics

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:January 25, 2011

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

Published Date: January 25, 2011


Speaker series highlights the role of animals in human cultural life

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 19, 2011

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.

Published Date: January 19, 2011


Fifteen undergraduates awarded scholarships to study abroad

Published Date:January 13, 2011

Fifteen University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2011 semester.

Published Date: January 13, 2011


Dads Association honors academic achievement with library awards

Published Date:December 10, 2010

Fifty-nine students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been honored with Dads Association Library Awards.

Published Date: December 10, 2010


Work by young Champaign-Urbana artists to be featured in exhibition

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:December 6, 2010

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.

Published Date: December 6, 2010


U. of I. alumna named Marshall Scholar

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:November 23, 2010

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.

Published Date: November 23, 2010


Symposium at Illinois seeks to redefine disability research and practice

Author: Diana Yates

Published Date:November 22, 2010

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.

Published Date: November 22, 2010


2011-2012 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 15, 2010


Auburn father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 15, 2010


Dad's Association recognizes outstanding student organization

Published Date:November 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).

Published Date: November 15, 2010


Dads Association at Illinois elects 2010-2011 executive board

Published Date:November 15, 2010

Robert Reilly, of Homewood, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois for 2010-2011.

Published Date: November 15, 2010


Three exhibitions to open Friday at Figure One gallery

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:November 11, 2010

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.

Published Date: November 11, 2010


University of Illinois leads nation in number of Fulbright Scholars

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 2, 2010


U. of I. flying team wins regional competition

Published Date:October 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.

Published Date: October 22, 2010


U. of I. signing joint education agreement with Chinese university

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 21, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 21, 2010


A Japanese arts camp for children is among the auction items. Kimiko Gunji, director of Japan House, presents the tea ceremony for campers.

Japan House fundraiser includes auction for vacations, dinner for six

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 18, 2010


Passes for 13th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 18, 2010


Renowned four-hand duo to perform Mahler symphonic works

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 13, 2010


U. of I. admissions office website available for smartphone users

Published Date:October 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.

Published Date: October 13, 2010


Exhibition at U. of I. features works by conceptual mixed media artist

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 11, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 11, 2010


Poet, two authors to lecture during Carr Reading Series at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 6, 2010


Six international centers awarded four-year grants totaling $14.7 million

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2010

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).

Published Date: October 6, 2010


Three experts to talk about future of financial regulation

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 5, 2010

Three nationally known experts will discuss the future of financial regulation in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Published Date: October 5, 2010


U. of I. scholar chosen to lead Chicago Humanities Festival

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 5, 2010

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.

Published Date: October 5, 2010


International conference to focus on translation and humanities

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 30, 2010


Exercise to let students experience what it's like to live on low income

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 27, 2010

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).

Published Date: September 27, 2010


Six U. of I. faculty members to be named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:September 15, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 15, 2010


Giant elephant puppet part of work focusing on threatened natural world

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 13, 2010


Founding director to be guest of honor at Japan House event

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 13, 2010


Lifelong learning institute passes milestone, gets $1 million endowment

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 13, 2010


Head of National Academy of Sciences to kick off memorial lecture series

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 9, 2010


Freshman enrollment numbers reflect students', university's strengths

Author: Robin Kaler

Published Date:September 9, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 9, 2010


NBC reporter Michael Isikoff to speak on torture and its history Sept. 15

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 7, 2010

Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News, will speak on Torture: A Global History on Sept. 15 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: September 7, 2010


Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze Tablet

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:September 2, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 2, 2010


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:September 1, 2010

One hundred twenty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois have been designated Chancellors Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.

Published Date: September 1, 2010


Robert J. Hauser to become dean of the College of ACES

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 1, 2010

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.

Published Date: September 1, 2010


Israeli artists to take part in several public events at U. of I.

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 9, 2010

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.

Published Date: August 9, 2010


Four University of Illinois professors elected ACS fellows

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 4, 2010

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.

Published Date: August 4, 2010


College of Business honors student

Published Date:July 28, 2010

The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.

Published Date: July 28, 2010


2010 spring Dean's List recognizes 6,121 students

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 23, 2010


Spring 2010 graduates number 7,753

Published Date:July 23, 2010

The names of 7,753 May graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 23, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 15 through Aug. 8

Published Date:July 9, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 5 through Aug. 8

Published Date: July 9, 2010


In memoriam: Dale E. Brashers, communication department head at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 8, 2010

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.

Published Date: July 8, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through July 18

Published Date:June 25, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through July 18

Published Date: June 25, 2010


$1 million grant to establish state's first weatherization training center

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 23, 2010

A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes energy efficiency is being expanded.

Published Date: June 23, 2010


Graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:June 21, 2010

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.

Published Date: June 21, 2010


Seventeen undergraduates receive scholarships to study abroad

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:June 21, 2010

Seventeen University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships totaling $71,000 to study abroad.

Published Date: June 21, 2010


Sixteen students win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:June 21, 2010

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.

Published Date: June 21, 2010


Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:June 21, 2010

Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2010-2011 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging.

Published Date: June 21, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 17 through July 4

Published Date:June 11, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 17 through July 4

Published Date: June 11, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through June 20

Published Date:May 28, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through June 20.

Published Date: May 28, 2010


U. of I. undergraduates awarded scholarships for language study abroad

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:May 28, 2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduates recently received nationally competitive awards for overseas foreign language study.

Published Date: May 28, 2010


Record number of students at Illinois awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:May 26, 2010

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.

Published Date: May 26, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 20 through June 6

Published Date:May 14, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 20 through June 6

Published Date: May 14, 2010


U. of I. student-designed interactive thrill ride is among Disney finalists

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:May 11, 2010

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.

Published Date: May 11, 2010


U. of I. architecture professor Jeffery S. Poss elected fellow in AIA

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:May 10, 2010

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.

Published Date: May 10, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois from May 6 through May 23

Published Date:April 29, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois from May 6 through May 23

Published Date: April 29, 2010


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 16 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:April 29, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 29, 2010


Illinois professor receives four-year $1.4 million grant from NICHD

Author: Phil Ciciora, Education Editor

Published Date:April 28, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 28, 2010


U. of I. students' works selected for inclusion in international art fair

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 27, 2010


Two U. of I. music students shine in vocal competition in Chicago

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 26, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 26, 2010


Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 26, 2010


Children invited to take part in Japanese holiday celebration

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:April 22, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 22, 2010


Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2010

University of Illinois professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Martin Gruebele are among 229 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: April 20, 2010


Moms Association bestows honors during Moms Weekend

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 20, 2010


Eight honored with Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award

Published Date:April 19, 2010

Eight staff employees were honored with the Chancellors Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 13.

Published Date: April 19, 2010


U. of I. historian Antoinette Burton wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2010

A University of Illinois professor specializing in the history of the British Empire has won a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Published Date: April 15, 2010


Student work on restoration of sacred site in India to be featured in exhibit

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 14, 2010


Discussions, post-festival film announced in connection with 'Ebertfest'

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 14, 2010


Richard Powers elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 13, 2010


Three at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 12, 2010


Islamic views on salvation to be focus of renowned scholars' meeting

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:April 9, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 9, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 15 through May 9

Published Date:April 8, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 15 through May 9

Published Date: April 8, 2010


Leading translator of Hebrew literature to lecture at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 8, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 8, 2010


Expert to conduct haiku workshop at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 5, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 5, 2010


Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionals

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:April 1, 2010

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.

Published Date: April 1, 2010


Japan House event to include flower-arranging demonstrations

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 30, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 30, 2010


Anthropologist's latest whodunits include facts from the field

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 30, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 30, 2010


Shriver to be commencement speaker at U. of I. graduation

Published Date:March 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.

Published Date: March 29, 2010


Rock opera, war, foreign and regional films all part of 2010 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 26, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 26, 2010


Expert to speak on economic growth as it relates to quality of life

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:March 22, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 22, 2010


Four honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies

Published Date:March 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.

Published Date: March 15, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 18 through April 4

Published Date:March 12, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 18 through April 4

Published Date: March 12, 2010


Biotech pioneer to discuss turning innovations into businesses

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 9, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 9, 2010


Versatile bathtub among U. of I. student designs honored in competition

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 5, 2010


New program offers business training for non-business majors

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 4, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 4, 2010


Readings, panel discussions to take place during U. of I. literary festival

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 4, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 4, 2010


U. of I. humanities research program names fellowship award winners

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 4, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 4, 2010


Renowned U. of I. pianist honors Chopin through recordings, concerts

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 2, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 2, 2010


World music, trumpet camps new for Illinois Summer Youth Music

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 2, 2010

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.

Published Date: March 2, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 4 through 21

Published Date:February 25, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 4 through 21

Published Date: February 25, 2010


Health-care reform will kick off new debate series

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 23, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 23, 2010


Illinois graduates from August, October and December number 3,557

Published Date:February 23, 2010

The names of August, October and December 2009 graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 23, 2010


Educational theory pioneer heads U. of I. workshop

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 22, 2010

A pioneering anthropologist who developed groundbreaking new theories on learning will headline an educational workshop next month at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 22, 2010


Symposium to focus on environmental impact of electronic waste

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 18, 2010


Six U. of I. faculty members named University Scholars

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 18, 2010


Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 18, 2010


Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan Fellowships

Author: Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 18, 2010


Berenbaum to be honored for efforts in public understanding of science

Author: Anna Herkamp, News Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 17, 2010


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutrition.

Moms Association honors professor with 2010 Medallion of Honor

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 15, 2010


Concert, lecture to focus on final work of pianist killed in Auschwitz

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 11, 2010


2009 fall Dean's List recognizes 6,234 students

Published Date:February 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.

Published Date: February 10, 2010


Prehistoric 'insects' star in this year's Insect Fear Film Festival

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2010

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.

Published Date: February 8, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 4 through 21

Published Date:January 28, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 4 through 21

Published Date: January 28, 2010


Illinois humanities program awarded $1.25 million by Mellon Foundation

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2010

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.

Published Date: January 28, 2010


'Mad Men' catalyst for symposium exploring culture of 1960s

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 21, 2010

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.

Published Date: January 21, 2010


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 21 through Feb. 7

Published Date:January 14, 2010

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 21 through Feb. 7.

Published Date: January 14, 2010


E-waste design competition expanding to international event

Author: Sharita Forrest, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 6, 2010

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.

Published Date: January 6, 2010


Six professors at Illinois elected as 2009 AAAS Fellows

Published Date:December 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.

Published Date: December 17, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 24

Published Date:December 10, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 24

Published Date: December 10, 2009


U. of I. Business Instructional Facility achieves top 'green' standard

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:December 8, 2009

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.

Published Date: December 8, 2009


Seven Illinois faculty members awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:December 3, 2009

Seven members of the University of Illinois faculty have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar grants.

Published Date: December 3, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 3 through Dec. 20.

Published Date:November 25, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 3 through Dec. 20.

Published Date: November 25, 2009


Dads Association at Illinois elects 2009-2010 executive board

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 25, 2009


Lemont father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 25, 2009


2010-2011 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Published Date:November 18, 2009

University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 37th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

Published Date: November 18, 2009


U. of I., Graduate Employees Organization reaches tentative agreement

Published Date:November 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.

Published Date: November 17, 2009


I space exhibition features small portraits by U. of I. artist

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:November 16, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 16, 2009


U. of I. business professor wins international award

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 9, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 9, 2009


Lecture series to focus on humanities perspective about climate change

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:November 5, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 5, 2009


Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker to receive lifetime achievement award

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 4, 2009


Brazilian literature in translation to be focus of talk, readings at U. of I.

Author: Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 2, 2009


Personal reflections on Berlin Wall to be subject of symposium

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2009

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.

Published Date: November 2, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 5 through 22

Published Date:October 30, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 5 through 22

Published Date: October 30, 2009


Demonstration by swordsmen to be featured at open house at Japan House

Author: Melissa MItchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 27, 2009

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.

Published Date: October 27, 2009


Dads Association honors academic achievement with library awards

Published Date:October 21, 2009

Sixty-one students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards.

Published Date: October 21, 2009


Dads Association presents awards for improvements to campus, community

Published Date:October 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.

Published Date: October 21, 2009


Passes for 12th Ebert film fest go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2009

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.

Published Date: October 8, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 15 through Nov. 8

Published Date:October 8, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Oct. 15-Nov. 8

Published Date: October 8, 2009


Visual cultures expert to discuss how arts are influencing globalization

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 7, 2009

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.

Published Date: October 7, 2009


Brazil experts to take part in roundtable at Lemann Institute inauguration

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:October 6, 2009

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.

Published Date: October 6, 2009


U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activities

Author: Melissa Silverberg, News Bureau intern

Published Date:September 28, 2009

The 99th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois kicks off with the iHelp volunteer project Friday (Oct. 2) through Sunday (Oct. 4).

Published Date: September 28, 2009


Panel discussion on education to take place Oct. 7

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 28, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 28, 2009


Morrill Act document on display at Illinois as part of Lincoln Bicentennial

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:September 28, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 28, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 1 through 18

Published Date:September 24, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 1 through 18

Published Date: September 24, 2009


Neuroscience and entomology professor Gene Robinson to receive NIH Award

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:September 24, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 24, 2009


U. of I. researcher wins $500,000 MacArthur Award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 22, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 22, 2009


'Representation' theme of annual humanities film series

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:September 11, 2009

Representation is the theme for the 2009-10 film series by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Published Date: September 11, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4

Published Date:September 11, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4

Published Date: September 11, 2009


U. of I. English professor wins $25,000 writing award

U. of I. English professor wins $25,000 writing award

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:September 9, 2009

University of Illinois English professor Janice N. Harrington is one of six recipients of the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Awards.

Published Date: September 9, 2009


Students invited to U. of I. campus Oct. 21 to meet with law schools

Author: Craig Chamberlain

Published Date:September 9, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 9, 2009


Leon Dash appointed director of the Center for Advanced Study at Illinois

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 8, 2009


Ten professors begin Center for Advanced Study appointments

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 8, 2009


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Published Date:September 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.

Published Date: September 4, 2009


Two new I space exhibitions examine feminist health, aging issues

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 4, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 4, 2009


Economic crisis spawns new MBA scholarships at U. of I.

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 3, 2009

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.

Published Date: September 3, 2009


Spurlock Museum at U. of I. wins accreditation from national association

Author: Craig Chamberlain

Published Date:August 31, 2009

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.

Published Date: August 31, 2009


9/11 memorial concert to take place in Smith Hall on U. of I. campus

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:August 31, 2009

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.

Published Date: August 31, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 3 through 20

Published Date:August 27, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 3 through 20

Published Date: August 27, 2009


Allerton Barn Festival a buffet of music, dance, nature and food

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 26, 2009

Tickets are still available for the University of Illinois School of Musics third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3 through 7.

Published Date: August 26, 2009


Food authority and author kicks off this fall's reading series at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:August 26, 2009

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.

Published Date: August 26, 2009


U. of I. slates tribute to folklore icon Archie Green

Author: Jan Dennis

Published Date:August 24, 2009

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.

Published Date: August 24, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 20 through Sept. 6

Published Date:August 13, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 20 through Sept. 6

Published Date: August 13, 2009


Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze Tablet

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 30, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 6 through 23

Published Date:July 29, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 6 through 23

Published Date: July 29, 2009


Four professors at Illinois elected fellows of American Chemical Society

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 27, 2009

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.

Published Date: July 27, 2009


Public comment about U. of I. sought as part of evaluation process

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:July 21, 2009

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.

Published Date: July 21, 2009


On the Job: Kim Matherly

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:July 15, 2009

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.

Published Date: July 15, 2009


2009 spring Dean's List recognizes 6,061 students

Published Date:July 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.

Published Date: July 14, 2009


Spring 2009 graduates number 7,657

Published Date:July 14, 2009

The names of 7,657 May graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 14, 2009


Two Illinois professors to receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 9, 2009

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.

Published Date: July 9, 2009


Exhibition of works by U. of I. graduates shows commitment to fieldwork

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 29, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 29, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 2 through 19

Published Date:June 25, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 2 through 19

Published Date: June 25, 2009


U. of I. student, recent graduate win awards for study abroad

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:June 24, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 24, 2009


Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunities

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 19, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 19, 2009


Two U. of I. employees elected to new SURS board

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 18, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2009


Assaults and batteries up, robberies down in U. of I. crime report

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:June 18, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 18, 2009


U. of I. musicologist to receive Humboldt Award for lifetime achievements

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2009

University of Illinois musicologist William Kinderman has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award.

Published Date: June 12, 2009


College of Business honors students at annual banquet

Published Date:June 10, 2009

The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.

Published Date: June 10, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 15 through Feb. 8

Published Date:June 3, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 15 through Feb. 8

Published Date: June 3, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 5 through 22

Published Date:June 3, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 5 through 22

Published Date: June 3, 2009


U. of I. slates forum to examine economic downturn

Author: jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 3, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 3, 2009


ACES Dean Robert Easter named interim provost at Illinois

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:June 2, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 2, 2009


Two new I space exhibitions focus on architecture

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 2, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 2, 2009


U. of I. employees, retirees among candidates for new SURS board

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 2, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 2, 2009


World premiere among highlights of summer harp events at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 1, 2009

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.

Published Date: June 1, 2009


Three students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 28, 2009


Graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 28, 2009


Graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies Inc.

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 28, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 4 through 21

Published Date:May 28, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 4 through 21

Published Date: May 28, 2009


Music, dance, nature and astronomy on stage at expanded music festival

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:May 27, 2009

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.

Published Date: May 27, 2009


Former U. of I. chancellor, law school dean John Cribbet dies at 91

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 26, 2009


On the Job: Debbie Kemphues

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:May 21, 2009

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.

Published Date: May 21, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 21 through June 7

Published Date:May 14, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 21 through June 7

Published Date: May 14, 2009


U.S. transportation secretary to deliver law convocation address

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 7, 2009

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.

Published Date: May 7, 2009


On the Job: Lynn Schaefer

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:May 7, 2009

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.

Published Date: May 7, 2009


U. of I students capture award in ethics competition

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 7, 2009


U. of I. student wins Beinecke Scholarship to be used for graduate study

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 7, 2009


U. of I. graduate among 18 nationwide named to Luce Scholars Program

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:May 7, 2009

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.

Published Date: May 7, 2009


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 17 at Illinois

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:April 30, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 30, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 7 through 24

Published Date:April 30, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 7 through 24

Published Date: April 30, 2009


Nineteen to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 29, 2009


Solomon earns accounting institute's top educator award

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 28, 2009


Two U. of I. MBA students earn global leadership award

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 27, 2009


U. of I. plans national conference to explore economic crisis

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 27, 2009


Artists and art critics are paired in new I space exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 21, 2009


Moms Association bestows honors during Moms Weekend

Published Date:April 21, 2009

Three individuals and one unit were honored by the Moms Association during Moms Weekend at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 21, 2009


Moms Association elects officers, directors

Published Date:April 21, 2009

Dixie Huey, of Effingham, Ill., has been elected president of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois for 2009-10.

Published Date: April 21, 2009


Illinois physicist elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 20, 2009


U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 25

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2009

The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held Saturday (April 25) at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 20, 2009


Chancellor honors 14 University of Illinois employees

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 17, 2009


Brain Day 2009: Spend a day exploring your own and others' brains

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 17, 2009

Brain Day 2009: Spend a day exploring your own and others' brains.

Published Date: April 17, 2009


Chicago educator named new director of University High School

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 16, 2009


On the job: Sherry Miller

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 16, 2009


Two at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships; third gets honorable mention

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2009

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.

Published Date: April 15, 2009