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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