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Religious studies professor Valerie Hoffman named 2009 Carnegie Scholar

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2009

Valerie Hoffman, a professor of religious studies at the University of Illinois, has been selected as a 2009 Carnegie Scholar.

Published Date: April 14, 2009


Noted scholar's talk on modern Greek part of campus outreach efforts

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2009

One of the nation’s leading scholars of modern Greek will be on the University of Illinois campus April 22 to present a free lecture at 7 p.m. in the Levis Faculty Center.

Published Date: April 14, 2009


Panel discussions and other events announced as part of 2009 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2009

Additional events have been announced in connection with the 11th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” coming April 22-26 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 13, 2009


Japanese cuisine expert to take part in Japan House Open House April 18

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 10, 2009

The art of Japanese dining will be on the menu of activities at this year’s spring open house April 18 (Saturday) at Japan House.

Published Date: April 10, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 16 through May 10

Published Date:April 9, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 16 through May 10

Published Date: April 9, 2009


Three at U. of I. win Guggenheim Fellowships

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 8, 2009

Two University of Illinois physics professors, George Gollin and Laura Greene, and visiting scholar Jabari Asim have received 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Published Date: April 8, 2009


U. of I. economist Lawrence DeBrock named dean of College of Business

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 6, 2009

Lawrence DeBrock, a noted economist and longtime University of Illinois professor and administrator, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 21 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: April 6, 2009


U. of I. senior from Glenview, Ill., wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:April 6, 2009

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

Published Date: April 6, 2009


On the job: Mike Kobel

Published Date:April 2, 2009

Mike Kobel, crash rescue specialist coordinator at Willard Airport, has worked in emergency services for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Champaign, Kobel is a graduate of Central High School. He has a degree in automotive mechanics from Parkland College and became interested in emergency services after working at a farm equipment dealership as a mechanic. After considering what would happen if someone was hurt while working, Kobel was prompted to take a rescue technician and EMT class at Parkland. Since then, Kobel has obtained three other degrees from Parkland in fire service technology and from Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University in fire service administration. After working as fire chief of the Eastern Prairie Fire Department for six years, Kobel started working at Willard Airport in August 1994.

Published Date: April 2, 2009


Woodstock, vampires, animation and politics all part of 2009 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2009

The films will run from the strikingly visual to hard luck reality at the 11th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, April 22-26 in Champaign-Urbana.The visuals will come from around the globe and from filmmakers’ imaginations. The reality will come from hurricane-ravaged New Orleans and from a stripper and from chop shops in New York City.

Published Date: March 27, 2009


Two Illinois professors honored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:March 26, 2009

Two University of Illinois faculty members, Martin D. Burke, a professor of chemistry, and Maria Spies, a professor of biochemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists.

Published Date: March 26, 2009


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

Published Date:March 26, 2009

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

Published Date: March 26, 2009


U. of I. to host international consumer behavior conference

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 16, 2009

Consumer behavior in an increasingly buyer-oriented world is the focus of a three-day conference that will bring an international panel of experts to the University of Illinois next month.

Published Date: March 16, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 19 through April 5

Published Date:March 12, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 19 through April 5

Published Date: March 12, 2009


On the job: Rena Strawbridge

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2009

Although she has been a UI employee for less than a year, Rena Strawbridge, program administrative assistant, has worked at the Illinois State Geological Survey on campus for more than 18 years. Strawbridge is a Champaign Central High School graduate and Central Illinois native. Prior to joining the survey, she worked in the Champaign-Urbana area for 8 1/2 years in manufacturing and at other administrative jobs. She lives in Mahomet, is the mother of a daughter and son, Tiffany and Joshua, and has a grandson, Dominic. A breast-cancer survivor, Strawbridge was featured in print, radio and television ads for the Carle Cancer Center.

Published Date: March 5, 2009


U. of I. performances now accessible through comprehensive Web center

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2009

Performances by faculty, students and guest artists of the U. of I. School of Music are now accessible online through U. of I. School of Music’s new Media Center. A virtual trove of archival performances – some audio-only, some video – recently went live on the school’s Web site.

Published Date: March 5, 2009


Human aspects of climate change to be focus of conference at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2009

A conference at the University of Illinois will bring together scholars from various disciplines and the news media to stimulate dialogue and share research on climate change and on humans’ ever-changing relation to climate. Current reporting on climate change is overwhelmingly driven by scientific projections and policy debates over industry regulation. This conference is intended to tell the human side of the story.

Published Date: March 5, 2009


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

Published Date:February 26, 2009

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

Published Date: February 26, 2009


New U. of I. web site a gateway to summer programs for children and youth

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 26, 2009

Each year, thousands of children and youth learn, explore and have fun at summer camps and in educational programs provided by the U. of I. Now, a Web page is available for parents, teachers and students who want information about the many programs focused on learning, science, the arts and sports that the U. of I. offers for children ages pre-kindergarten through 18.

Published Date: February 26, 2009


Two honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:February 25, 2009

Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 17 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: February 25, 2009


Yale professor to give 2009 Thulin lecture in religion

Published Date:February 25, 2009

Jon Butler, the Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History and Religious Studies at Yale University, will deliver the 2009 Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 25, 2009


Number of reported crimes on U. of I. campus dropped in fall semester

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:February 24, 2009

The incidence of robberies and aggravated assaults and batteries declined from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2008, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: February 24, 2009


University of California astronomer to present public talk

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 24, 2009

Alex Filippenko, a professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss the mysterious “dark energy” that permeates all of space and increases the rate of cosmic expansion, during a talk March 16 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 24, 2009


Six Urbana campus faculty members recognized as University Scholars

Published Date:February 23, 2009

Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

Published Date: February 23, 2009


Donors pledge $14 million for Brazilian studies institute at Illinois

Published Date:February 20, 2009

Jorge Paulo Lemann, of Jona, Switzerland, and his family have pledged to give $14 million to establish a Brazilian studies institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 20, 2009


Humanities research program at Illinois names fellowship award winners

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 19, 2009

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has announced its annual faculty and graduate student fellowship awards for 2009-2010. The newly selected fellows will spend the year engaged in research projects that consider the theme: “Representation.”

Published Date: February 19, 2009


Conference to focus on induction, mentoring for new teachers in Illinois

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2009

New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 24-25 in Springfield, Ill., the fourth annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative.

Published Date: February 18, 2009


Two University of Illinois professors win 2009 Sloan Fellowships

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2009

Two University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The U. of I. winners are Martin D. Burke and Benjamin J. McCall, both in chemistry.

Published Date: February 17, 2009


August, October and December 2008 graduates total 3,316

Published Date:February 12, 2009

The names of 1,881 December graduates have been announced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with 1,033 August and 402 October 2008 graduates.

Published Date: February 12, 2009


Fall 2008 Dean's List recognizes 6,060 students

Published Date:February 12, 2009

Dean’s lists for the 2008 fall semester have been announced by eight colleges and another academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 12, 2009


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 19 through March 8

Published Date:February 12, 2009

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 19 through March 8

Published Date: February 12, 2009


Venomous, carnivorous centipedes horrify in Insect Fear Film Festival

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2009

“Centipede Cinema” is the theme of this year’s Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois, even though everybody – with the possible exception of horror movie writers, directors and actors – knows that centipedes aren’t insects.

Published Date: February 11, 2009


Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates 'Black Girlhood'

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2009

An exhibition of artwork, poetry and photography by local artists that celebrates black girlhood will be on display at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Feb. 17-27.

Published Date: February 11, 2009


Carnegie Foundation recognizes U. of I. for community-engagement efforts

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2009

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the foundation’s 2008 community-engagement classification.

Published Date: February 10, 2009


U. of I. School of Music's quartet in residence wins Grammy Award

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 9, 2009

The Pacifica Quartet has added a Grammy Award to its growing collection of musical achievements.

Published Date: February 9, 2009


Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 6, 2009

University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Kanti Jain has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.

Published Date: February 6, 2009


Exhibition explores 'argument' between abstraction and representation

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 6, 2009

A new exhibition of drawings, paintings and collages will be on view Feb. 13 through March 14 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 6, 2009


Moms Association to honor assistant dean in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Published Date:February 4, 2009

Penelope Soskin, senior assistant dean and director of honors, scholarships and experiential learning initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the 2009 Medallion of Honor, the most prestigious annual award given by the Moms Association at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 4, 2009


Experts to discuss finding work in a sour economy

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 4, 2009

“Positioning Yourself to Meet Challenges of a Down Economy,” a panel discussion on finding work in a tight job market, will take place Feb. 11 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 4, 2009


Historian to speak Feb. 11 on change of Lincoln's views on slavery

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 3, 2009

Historian James Oakes will speak on the topic “Becoming Lincoln: From Conservative to Radical,” in a lecture Feb. 11 on the University of Illinois campus.

Published Date: February 3, 2009


Center for Children's Books announces 2009 Gryphon winners

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:February 3, 2009

“Frogs,” written and illustrated by Nic Bishop, has won the 2009 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature, which is given annually by the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 3, 2009


'Sunset Boulevard' kicks off humanities program's spring film series

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 29, 2009

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Spring Film series will begin Feb. 5 with a screening of the classic “Sunset Boulevard.”

Published Date: January 29, 2009


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

Published Date:January 29, 2009

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

Published Date: January 29, 2009


Engineering professor now leading U. of I. Graduate College

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2009

Debasish (Deba) Dutta joined the University of Illinois Urbana campus as dean of the Graduate College and associate provost, effective Jan. 16. (His name is pronounced duh-BAH-sheesh (DEB-uh) DUT-uh.)

Published Date: January 28, 2009


Future of public education in state of Illinois subject of seminar

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2009

The executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education will speak about the future of public education in Illinois as part of the Forum on the Future of Public Education, a seminar created by the College of Education at the University of Illinois to address controversial and critical issues facing education and its future.

Published Date: January 28, 2009


Entomology department marks centennial with insect calendar

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 26, 2009

The University of Illinois entomology department is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, has produced a calendar of insects sporting orange and blue, the school colors.

Published Date: January 26, 2009


U. of I. students win national accounting competition

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 26, 2009

A team of accountancy students from the University of Illinois has won a national competition sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest professional services firm.

Published Date: January 26, 2009


Two professors receive grants in support of projects in performing arts

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 22, 2009

Two professors in the University of Illinois’ College of Fine and Applied Arts are among a select group of artists receiving 2009 grants from Creative Capital, the nation’s premier national artists support organization.

Published Date: January 22, 2009


On the Job: Diane Arnold

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:January 15, 2009

You may not know her face, but you’ve probably heard Diane Arnold’s voice. A communications service specialist III for Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services, Arnold is the voice behind many of the university’s telecommunications services, including the university paging system and many of the automated answering services on campus.

Published Date: January 15, 2009


Physics conference to focus on experience of undergraduate women

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:January 14, 2009

The second annual Midwest conference for undergraduate women in physics, sponsored by the physics department at the University of Illinois, will be held on the Urbana campus from Friday (Jan. 16) through Sunday (Jan. 18) at Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: January 14, 2009


Award-winning professor named dean of U. of I. College of Law

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 9, 2009

Bruce P. Smith, a noted legal historian and award-winning University of Illinois law professor, has been named dean of the university’s College of Law, pending approval by U. of I. trustees at their Jan. 15 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: January 9, 2009


MLK commemoration events schedule announced

Published Date:January 9, 2009

Jolette Law, the coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Illinois, will be the keynote speaker for the campus Martin Luther King commemoration events.

Published Date: January 9, 2009


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

Published Date:January 8, 2009

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

Published Date: January 8, 2009


I space exhibition to explore potential of multi-dimensional typography

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:December 22, 2008

An exhibition that explores the potential of multi-dimensional typography opens Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 22, 2008


Labor nominee an advocate for workplace balance, U. of I. expert says

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:December 19, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for labor secretary would work to restore equality in a U.S. workforce that has seen the balance of power shift too far toward management, a University of Illinois labor expert says.

Published Date: December 19, 2008


Eleven professors at Illinois elected as 2008 AAAS Fellows

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:December 18, 2008

Eleven 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: Richard D. Braatz, Jeffrey D. Brawn, J. Gary Eden, William S. Hammack, Xuming He, Feng Sheng Hu, Schuyler S. Korban, Steven R. Leigh, Eric Oldfield, John A. Rogers and Patrick J. Weatherhead.

Published Date: December 18, 2008


Education secretary pick a pragmatic reformer, liked by teachers unions

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:December 16, 2008

The naming of Arne Duncan, chief executive of the Chicago public school system, to run the U.S. Department of Education signals that education will not be second-tier issue in a Barack Obama presidency, says James D. Anderson, the Gutsgell Professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 16, 2008


Two win free tuition in drawing to benefit U. of I. parents groups

Published Date:December 11, 2008

The Moms and Dads associations at the University of Illinois have granted free tuition to two winners of its annual benefit drawing.

Published Date: December 11, 2008


U. of I. experts on Blagojevich indictment

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2008

The following University of Illinois experts are available to discuss federal corruption charges filed Tuesday against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Published Date: December 9, 2008


Carols and carolers just a phone call away at the University of Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2008

Nearly a half century after it started, a holiday/finals week tradition at a University of Illinois residence hall is still hitting the high notes with the public.

Published Date: December 9, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign from Dec. 4 through Jan. 18

Published Date:November 25, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign from Dec. 4 through Jan. 18

Published Date: November 25, 2008


2009-2010 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Published Date:November 20, 2008

University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 36th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

Published Date: November 20, 2008


Dads Association at Illinois elects 2008-2009 executive board

Published Date:November 19, 2008

Lalo Ponce of St. Charles, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 2008-2009.

Published Date: November 19, 2008


Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Published Date:November 19, 2008

A group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards. Chosen from among students who have completed their sophomore year, the award winners were among the top three students in their respective colleges or had maintained a 4.0 (out of 4.0) grade-point average.

Published Date: November 19, 2008


University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 36th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:November 19, 2008

The Pacifica Quartet, the faculty quartet in residence at the University of Illinois, has been recognized as Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.

Published Date: November 19, 2008


Works by single artist operating as two individuals on display at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:November 19, 2008

The boundaries of human duality are expanded and examined in an exhibition on view Nov. 21 through Dec. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 19, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 20 through Dec. 7

Published Date:November 13, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 20 through Dec. 7

Published Date: November 13, 2008


Holiday magic show reveals the science behind the 'magic' of chemistry

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 13, 2008

The Holiday Magic Show at the University of Illinois chemistry department demonstrates and explains many principles of chemistry, including kinetics, thermodynamics, gas laws and atomic theory.

Published Date: November 13, 2008


Vice provost named dean of U. of I. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:November 6, 2008

Ruth Watkins, vice provost and a professor in the department of speech and hearing science, has been named the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Nov. 13 meeting at the U. of I. at Springfield.

Published Date: November 6, 2008


Economics students to compete in College Fed Challenge

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2008

A team of University of Illinois economics students will compete Nov. 10 in the district finals of the College Fed Challenge, a national contest promoting the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy.

Published Date: November 4, 2008


Irwin C. Gunsalus, renowned biochemist, dies at 96

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2008

rwin C. Gunsalus, an internationally renowned biochemist and enzymologist who discovered several vitamins and made seminal contributions to the understanding of bacterial and human metabolism, died Oct. 25 at his home in Andalusia, Ala. He was 96.

Published Date: November 4, 2008


Dancer-choreographer's photos to be on display in exhibition at Illinois

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:November 3, 2008

Artistic director, dancer and choreographer Robert Wood will present selected photographs from his repertory works in an exhibition that opens Nov. 11 at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Published Date: November 3, 2008


Flossmoor father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

Published Date:November 1, 2008

Keith Williams of Flossmoor, Ill., was crowned King Dad by the University of Illinois Dads Association at its annual banquet Friday (Oct. 31) during Dads Weekend festivities.

Published Date: November 1, 2008


University of Illinois Dads Association honors Certificate of Merit recipients

Published Date:October 31, 2008

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present its annual Certificate of Merit Awards at its annual Dads Weekend banquet today (Oct. 31).

Published Date: October 31, 2008


American Music Month to feature Lincoln-themed concerts, exhibits

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 29, 2008

For the fifth consecutive year, November is American Music Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 29, 2008


U. of I. series brings authors, scholars together to talk about recent books

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 28, 2008

A new discussion series sponsored by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois is bringing together authors and U. of I. scholars to discuss recent books. The Author’s Roundtable series, which began this semester, gives invited scholars opportunities to discuss their work with a panel of U. of I. faculty members and graduate students in a conversational setting.

Published Date: October 28, 2008


Washington Post's Ben Bradlee receives lifetime achievement award

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 27, 2008

Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post through more than two decades, during which the paper broke the Watergate scandal and won 18 Pulitzer Prizes, has been awarded the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.

Published Date: October 27, 2008


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

Published Date:October 23, 2008

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

Published Date: October 23, 2008


University of Massachusetts public safety director named U. of I. police chief

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 22, 2008

Barbara R. O’Connor, the chief of police and director of public safety at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been named police chief at the University of Illinois, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Nov. 13 meeting at the U. of I. at Springfield.

Published Date: October 22, 2008


Author Naomi Klein to speak Oct. 29 at the University of Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2008

Author and syndicated columnist Naomi Klein will speak Oct. 29 on the University of Illinois campus, on the topic “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism in Latin America.”

Published Date: October 13, 2008


Japan House celebrates 10th anniversary

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2008

Japan House will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its present location, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, with a series of special events beginning Oct. 22, highlighted by a performance of “Hidden Beauty: Yugen in Tea, Noh, and Contemporary Washi Art” at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Published Date: October 13, 2008


Distinguished poets' visit, Dante marathon, all part of U. of I. conference

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will visit the University of Illinois campus on Oct. 28 in conjunction with the conference “Translating the Middle Ages.”

Published Date: October 9, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 16 through Nov. 9

Published Date:October 9, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 16 through Nov. 9

Published Date: October 9, 2008


French ambasador to keynote European Union Center celebration Oct. 20-23

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2008

The French ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont, will give the keynote address on Oct. 20 for “Celebrating the European Union” Week, Oct. 20-23 on the University of Illinois campus.

Published Date: October 9, 2008


Grand opening set for new, 'green' Business Instructional Facility

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2008

A new, $60-million-plus Business Instructional Facility, the first “green” building on the University of Illinois campus, will be officially dedicated during a grand opening on Oct. 17.

Published Date: October 9, 2008


Passes for 11th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2008

Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 11th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, to be held April 22-26 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 9, 2008


Intersection of design, technology, business, society is subject of lectures

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 7, 2008

The U. of I. School of Art and Design is hosting Designmatters2, the second year of an annual series of campuswide lectures exploring the confluence of design, technology, business and society, beginning today (Oct. 7).

Published Date: October 7, 2008


Lectures at Illinois to focus on bridging 'digital divide'

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2008

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings through Nov. 12 about bridging the digital divide in communities, education, libraries and public policy.

Published Date: October 1, 2008


Presidential economic adviser, SEC accountant to speak at U. of I.

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2008

A presidential economic adviser and the chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will present lectures this month on the University of Illinois campus.

Published Date: October 1, 2008


Gallery offers first comprehensive U.S. look at Japanese architect's work

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2008

The first comprehensive U.S. exhibition of the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will be exhibited Oct. 10 through Nov. 15 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 30, 2008


U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activities

Author: Phil Ciciora, News Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2008

“Feel the ’NOIS!,” the theme of the 98th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff on Saturday (Oct. 4) and Soccerfest on Sunday (Oct. 5).

Published Date: September 30, 2008


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

Published Date:September 25, 2008

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

Published Date: September 25, 2008


Youth Literature Fest coming to U. of I., area schools, community Oct. 2-4

Published Date:September 18, 2008

Books, kids, and the love of reading will take center stage Oct. 2-4 in Champaign-Urbana, at the University of Illinois, and in 44 area schools – all as part of a first-ever Youth Literature Festival in East Central Illinois.

Published Date: September 18, 2008


Law School Day to take place Oct. 8 at the U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:September 17, 2008

Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 8.

Published Date: September 17, 2008


Feminist Scholarship Colloquia Series speakers announced

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 15, 2008

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program has announced the lecturers for its Feminist Scholarship Colloquia Series for the fall semester. The brown-bag lectures, which are free and open to the public, provide an opportunity for students, faculty members, and visiting scholars and artists to share their work with members of the U. of I., Champaign and Urbana communities.

Published Date: September 15, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 18 through Oct. 5

Published Date:September 12, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 18 through Oct. 5

Published Date: September 12, 2008


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Author: Mare Payne

Published Date:September 9, 2008

One hundred and thirty-nine 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: September 9, 2008


IPRH launches fall film series on films

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2008

“Disciplinarity – Films on Film” is the theme for the fall film series sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Published Date: September 9, 2008


Performance examines issues affecting African-American women, others

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 5, 2008

Our Mothers, Our Daughters, Ourselves: Black Women in the Age of Lincoln and Beyond,” an original production premiering Sept. 6-7 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, provides a fresh and critical perspective on Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and its influence on African-American women. Blending historical accounts, the performers’ personal reflections, scholarly research and the perspectives of young black women in the community, the production examines historical and contemporary issues such as slavery, emancipation, injustice, and black women’s experiences of mothering.

Published Date: September 5, 2008


Space telescope astrophysicist to present public talk

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 3, 2008

Mario Livio, a senior astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, will discuss the wonders of the universe observed by the Hubble Space Telescope during a talk Sept. 17 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: September 3, 2008


Asian Educational Media Service expands outreach to 118 libraries in East Central Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 2, 2008

One of the University of Illinois’ many hidden gems, the Asian Educational Media Service, recently became much more visible – and accessible to people based in East Central Illinois.

Published Date: September 2, 2008


Fall lectures at Illinois to range from comics to economics to immigration

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 2, 2008

Prize-winning poets, journalist Naomi Klein, and a University of Illinois physicist will be among the speakers this fall on a diverse schedule of lectures and discussions at the U. of I.

Published Date: September 2, 2008


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

Published Date:August 28, 2008

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

Published Date: August 28, 2008


Memorial event marks anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 28, 2008

This year’s University of Illinois musical commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States will have a change of venue.

Published Date: August 28, 2008


Illinois professor to receive National Medal of Science

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 26, 2008

Charles P. Slichter, Research Professor of Physics and Center for Advanced Study Emeritus Professor of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Science.

Published Date: August 26, 2008


Exhibitions at I space focus on Japanese architecture, human existence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 22, 2008

Two new exhibitions will be on view Sept. 5 through Oct. 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain.

Published Date: August 22, 2008


Blind U. of I. staff member creates Braille diploma for recent graduate

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2008

Christie Lynn Gilson recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a doctorate in special education. Because she is legally blind, she wouldn’t have been able to read her own diploma without the assistance of some dedicated university staff members.

Published Date: August 19, 2008


New business facility at Illinois blends instruction, sustainability

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2008

University of Illinois business students will study this fall in a new, $60 million-plus building filled with high-tech classrooms, counseling and career services, and a state-of-the-art laboratory that simulates real-time market trading.

Published Date: August 19, 2008


Two Illinois researchers among world's top young innovators

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2008

Two researchers at the University of Illinois – Martin D. Burke and Nicholas X. Fang – have been chosen as two of the world’s 35 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine.

Published Date: August 19, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7

Published Date:August 14, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7

Published Date: August 14, 2008


New survey ranks U. of I. 'iSchool' No. 1 in U.S., Canada

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:August 4, 2008

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been ranked the number one library and information science program – also known as information schools or “iSchools” - in the U.S. and Canada, according to data from a recent survey of academic libraries.

Published Date: August 4, 2008


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

Published Date:August 1, 2008

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

Published Date: August 1, 2008


Local teachers to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. starting July 31

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:July 25, 2008

Eighty-seven local teachers are expected to take part in the fourth annual Chancellor’s Academy, which starts Thursday (July 31) and continues on weekdays through Aug. 8.

Published Date: July 25, 2008


Geological survey chief to lead Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:July 24, 2008

William W. Shilts will become the executive director of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the Urbana campus pending approval today by the Board of Trustees, which is meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: July 24, 2008


Master's graduates' works to be featured in new I space exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:July 15, 2008

Work by the University of Illinois School of Art and Design’s newly minted crop of master of fine arts graduates will be on view July 18 through Aug. 16 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the U. of I. at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 15, 2008


Spring 2008 Dean's List includes 5,969 students

Published Date:July 15, 2008

Dean’s lists for the 2008 spring semester have been announced by eight colleges and two other academic units at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 15, 2008


U. of I. student one of 35 national winners of graduate scholarship

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:July 14, 2008

Recent University of Illinois graduate Goylette (Julie) Chami, of Washington, Ill., is one of 35 students nationally to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship to fund graduate studies beginning in fall 2008.

Published Date: July 14, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 17 through Aug. 10

Published Date:July 10, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 17 through Aug. 10

Published Date: July 10, 2008


Illinois state scientific surveys become part of U. of I.

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:July 3, 2008

The four state scientific surveys – the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, and the Illinois State Water Survey – have become part of the U. of I.’s Urbana campus, under a measure signed Monday by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The surveys will be organized as a new unit, the Institute for Natural Sciences and Sustainability, under the university’s auspices in Fiscal Year 2009, which began Tuesday.

Published Date: July 3, 2008


May graduates total 7,460

Published Date:July 2, 2008

May graduates total 7,460

Published Date: July 2, 2008


U. of I. professor James Anderson named to National Academy of Education

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:June 30, 2008

James D. Anderson, the Gutsgell Professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, considered the highest honor in the field of educational scholarship.

Published Date: June 30, 2008


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

Published Date:June 26, 2008

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

Published Date: June 26, 2008


Deere & Company investing $1 million to create innovation center at U. of I.

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:June 17, 2008

Deere & Company is investing $1 million to create a John Deere Technology Innovation Center with the University of Illinois to leverage the skills and knowledge of faculty members and students in the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, and information technology.

Published Date: June 17, 2008


Record number of students at Illinois awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:June 17, 2008

A record number of University of Illinois students and recent graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2008-09 academic year. Two other candidates have been named alternates in the competition.

Published Date: June 17, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 19 through July 6

Published Date:June 12, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 19 through July 6

Published Date: June 12, 2008


Illinois insect enthusiasts celebrate National Pollinator Week

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2008

Remember the pollinators! That is the rallying cry of local bug aficionados as they prepare for National Pollinator Week, June 22-28.

Published Date: June 12, 2008


Five students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Published Date:June 9, 2008

Nineteen 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 $2,500 for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Published Date: June 9, 2008


Four graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies Inc.

Published Date:June 9, 2008

Each of 10 University of Illinois graduate students – including four from the Urbana campus – has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Published Date: June 9, 2008


Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

Published Date:June 9, 2008

Two University of Illinois students have won 2008-2009 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $5,000 to continue their research.

Published Date: June 9, 2008


U. of I. students to study abroad as recipients of Boren Honors

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:June 9, 2008

Several University of Illinois students have received recognition for their achievements from the National Security Education Program.

Published Date: June 9, 2008


College of Business honors students at annual banquet

Published Date:June 5, 2008

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

Published Date: June 5, 2008


Piano Institute at Illinois offers master instruction and public concerts

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:June 3, 2008

The second annual Summer Piano Institute will take place at the University of Illinois June 17-21.

Published Date: June 3, 2008


U. of I. Music Barn Festival adding two concerts; music to be wide-ranging

Author: Melissa Mitchell

Published Date:June 3, 2008

The expansion has begun. After a successful inaugural event in 2007, the University of Illinois School of Music is augmenting this year’s Allerton Music Barn Festival performance schedule with two additional concerts. The Labor Day weekend festival, with a line-up ranging from jazz to classical to klezmer, will take place Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in a refurbished Dutch hay barn on the southeast edge of the U. of I.’s Allerton Park and Retreat Center near Monticello, Ill.

Published Date: June 3, 2008


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

Published Date:May 29, 2008

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

Published Date: May 29, 2008


Two University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 27, 2008

Two University of Illinois researchers, Phillip A. Newmark, a professor of cell and developmental biology, and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the William H. and Janet Lycan professor of chemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Published Date: May 27, 2008


Students' architecture projects to be focus of I space gallery exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:May 21, 2008

A new exhibition that questions the role of the architect as master builder in the 21st century will be on view June 6 through July 3 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: May 21, 2008


Jazz Festival at U. of I. pays tribute to trumpet great Maynard Ferguson

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:May 20, 2008

The spirit of jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson will live on during much of this year’s Summer Jazz Festival hosted by the University of Illinois School of Music June 4-6 in the Colwell Playhouse at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Concerts begin at 7:30 each night.

Published Date: May 20, 2008


Cutting energy usage 'right thing to do,' Urbana chancellor says

Author: Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs

Published Date:May 15, 2008

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has established a goal of reducing the energy consumption of existing buildings by 10 percent over the next three years and has established a five-year target of rolling back usage to 1990 standards, consistent with the Kyoto Protocol.

Published Date: May 15, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 15 through June 8

Published Date:May 7, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 15 through June 8

Published Date: May 7, 2008


Two U. of I. undergraduates named Goldwater scholarship winners

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2008

Two University of Illinois undergraduate students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2008–2009 academic year.

Published Date: May 1, 2008


U. of I. senior awarded grant for study in England

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2008

A senior at the University of Illinois has received a Whitaker International Fellow Grant for study in England during the 2008-09 academic year.

Published Date: May 1, 2008


Chancellor, chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 28, 2008

Richard Herman, the chancellor of the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois, and Jeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry at Illinois, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced today.

Published Date: April 28, 2008


Twenty-four at U. of I. to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Published Date:April 28, 2008

ixteen professors, three academic professionals and five teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 29) for excellence in teaching and advising. The recipients will be recognized during a reception at Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: April 28, 2008


Work by five artists featured in I space exhibition on artisitic process

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 25, 2008

The artistic process – that mysterious zone between creative thinking and doing – will be explored in a new exhibition on view April 25 through May 31 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 25, 2008


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

Published Date:April 24, 2008

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

Published Date: April 24, 2008


U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 26

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2008

The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 26 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.

Published Date: April 21, 2008


U. of I. Moms Association announces 2008 Spirit Award winners

Published Date:April 17, 2008

The University of Illinois Moms Association awarded the first Illini Spirit Awards to two campus programs at the Moms Weekend Kick-off Dinner on April 11.

Published Date: April 17, 2008


Alejandro Lleras receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2008

Alejandro Lleras, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois and an affiliate of the Beckman Institute, is a recipient of an Early Faculty CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The $400,000 award will be distributed over five years, beginning in 2008.

Published Date: April 16, 2008


U. of I. Moms Association announces 2008 Humanitarian Award recipients

Published Date:April 16, 2008

The University of Illinois Moms Association has named Jamil Johnson and Nisa Agrawal as the graduate and undergraduate recipients, respectively, of its 2008 Humanitarian Awards.

Published Date: April 16, 2008


BP's chief scientist to give Beckman Lecture April 29 at the U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2008

Steven Koonin, chief scientist for BP, will speak April 29 at the University of Illinois on the topic “Energy, Environment, Security: Can We Have It All?”

Published Date: April 14, 2008


Conference to focus on issues affecting claims to heritage items

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2008

A group of international scholars will gather at the University of Illinois for a conference to discuss how forces of religion and nationalism may act to heighten intergroup tension around heritage claims – even to the point of causing the destruction of ancient and historic sites.

Published Date: April 14, 2008


Infectious disease conference covers birds, buffalo, otters … and people

Published Date:April 11, 2008

The 11th Annual Conference on New and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases will take place April 17-18 at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana. The goal of the conference hosted by the U. of I. Center for Zoonoses Research is to promote interdisciplinary research efforts and to call attention to the problems that infectious diseases pose locally and around the world.

Published Date: April 11, 2008


Wisconsin mother honored as Mom of the Year at Illinois

Published Date:April 11, 2008

The mother of a Wisconsin senior has been crowned the inaugural Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 11, 2008


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 17 through May 4

Published Date:April 9, 2008

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 17 through May 4

Published Date: April 9, 2008


Free brain sharpening this weekend at Lincoln Square in Urbana

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 9, 2008

Bring your brain to Lincoln Square in Urbana this Sunday (April 13) for a quick tune-up on the latest brain research, courtesy of the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 9, 2008


Slovenian ambassador to give keynote during European Union event

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2008

his year’s European Union Day activities at the University of Illinois will span two days, April 14-15.

Published Date: April 7, 2008


World Music Center at Illinois to celebrate grand opening

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2008

An eclectic mix of live music, a lecture-demonstration on Indian dance, and an academic symposium will signal the official grand opening of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music at the University of Illinois April 18-20.

Published Date: April 7, 2008


Additional guests and events announced for 2008 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 3, 2008

Additional events and guests – among them actor Timothy Spall – have been announced for the 10th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” coming April 23-27 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 3, 2008


U. of I. to host international marketing symposium

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 2, 2008

Five pioneers will be honored for their contributions to the field of marketing during an international symposium April 17-19 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 2, 2008


U.N. expert's lecture to highlight day honoring award recipients

Published Date:April 1, 2008

The recipient of the University of Illinois’ 2007 Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement will return to the campus April 2 to receive the award and deliver a lecture on global efforts to end poverty and hunger in the world’s poorest countries.

Published Date: April 1, 2008


Harvard divinity scholar to give 2008 Thulin Lecture

Published Date:March 31, 2008

Elisabeth Schssler Fiorenza, a pioneer in biblical interpretation and feminist theology, will deliver the 2008 Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 31, 2008


Japanese art of incense to be demonstrated at Japan House spring event

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2008

A demonstration of Kodo, the traditional Japanese art of incense, will be among the highlights at the annual spring open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Japan House on April 12.

Published Date: March 31, 2008


Scholar of Native American writing to lead American Indian Studies Program

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2008

Robert Warrior, a scholar of Native American writing and intellectual history, will become the next director of the American Indian Studies Program and the Native American House at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 31, 2008


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

Published Date:March 28, 2008

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

Published Date: March 28, 2008


Health, aging and disability center to hold inaugural symposium

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2008

he newly organized Center on Health, Aging and Disability at the University of Illinois will hold its inaugural symposium on April 3 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: March 28, 2008


Commencement ceremonies to take place May 11 at Illinois

Published Date:March 27, 2008

The 137th commencement of the University of Illinois will be held in two ceremonies May 11 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First. St., Champaign.

Published Date: March 27, 2008


Oscar-winning alumnus Ang Lee, 'Sopranos' Stars to be guests at 10th 'Eberfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 26, 2008

Oscar-winning director and University of Illinois alumnus Ang Lee will be among the featured guests for the 10th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, otherwise known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 23-27 to Champaign and the U. of I. campus.

Published Date: March 26, 2008


Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:December 13, 2007

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 35th annual Avery Brundage Scholarships.

Published Date: December 13, 2007


Two win free tution in drawing to benefit U. of I. parents groups

Author: Becki Galardy, Office of Parents Programs

Published Date:December 10, 2007

The Moms and Dads associations at the University of Illinois have granted free tuition to two winners of its annual benefit drawing.

Published Date: December 10, 2007


Ten at U. of I. awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants

Author: Laura Prusik, News Bureau

Published Date:December 6, 2007

Ten members of the University of Illinois faculty and administration have been awarded 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar grants.

Published Date: December 6, 2007


U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in Switzerland

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:December 6, 2007

University of Illinois law professor William J. Davey has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Berne in recognition of his longtime efforts to promote fair international trade.

Published Date: December 6, 2007


U. of I. historian invited to Paris conference on Lafayette's legacy

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 5, 2007

John Lynn, a professor of French history and of military history at the University of Illinois, is one of six U.S. professors invited to take part in a three-day analysis and celebration of Franco-American friendship in Paris.

Published Date: December 5, 2007


U. of I. senior named Marshall Scholar

Author: Laura Prusik, News Bureau

Published Date:December 4, 2007

Ian Clausen, a senior in religious studies and English at the University of Illinois, has been named a Marshall Scholar.

Published Date: December 4, 2007


Two new I space exhibitions explore world of poster art, colors

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:December 4, 2007

Holiday lights won't be the only bright, shiny objects attracting attention in Chicago's River North arts district this season. Two colorful exhibitions at the University of Illinois' I space gallery, on view Dec. 7 through Jan. 12, will illuminate the area as well:

Published Date: December 4, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 6 through Jan. 20

Published Date:November 30, 2007

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Published Date: November 30, 2007


U. of I. a recipient of grant funds to upgrade rural health network

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 29, 2007

The University of Illinois is one of 12 institutions in Illinois to receive funding from the Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program, an initiative to improve health-related communications infrastructure nationwide. The university will share in the $21 million grant to the state of Illinois. The money will be used to enhance the state's cyber-infrastructure, improving the communications capabilities of health providers all over the state.

Published Date: November 29, 2007


U. of I. seeking information on missing historical markers

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:November 13, 2007

Officials at the U. of I. are asking for the public's help in locating several historical markers stolen from sites around the Urbana campus.

Published Date: November 13, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 15 through Dec. 9

Published Date:November 8, 2007

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Published Date: November 8, 2007


Dads Association elects 2007-08 executive board

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 5, 2007

Paul Wieck of Charleston, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois for 2007-08.

Published Date: November 5, 2007


U. of I. entomology department swarms to 'Bee Movie'

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2007

What do entomologists do on autumn weekends? This Sunday the University of Illinois department of entomology is going to see an animated insect film: "Bee Movie," starring Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger.

Published Date: November 2, 2007


Former U. of I. political economist, adviser to four U.S. presidents, dies at 90

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 1, 2007

David F. Linowes, a political economist, author, educator and adviser to four presidents, died on Monday, Oct. 29, at his home in Chevy Chase, Md.

Published Date: November 1, 2007


Illinois professor to receive Presidential Early Career Award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 1, 2007

Carlos Pantano, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at the University of Illinois, is among 58 young researchers named as recipients of the 2006 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: November 1, 2007


Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 1, 2007

A group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards. Chosen from among students who have completed their sophomore year, the award winners were among the top three students in their respective colleges or had maintained a 4.0 (out of 4.0) grade-point average.

Published Date: November 1, 2007


Dads Association honors four with Certificate of Merit Awards

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 1, 2007

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois recently presented its annual Certificate of Merit Awards - one each to an outstanding faculty member, staff member, student and student organization.

Published Date: November 1, 2007


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

Published Date:October 26, 2007

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Published Date: October 26, 2007


Eleven professors at Illinois elected as 2007 AAAS Fellows

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 25, 2007

Eleven 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: Mark B. David, John A. Gerlt, Gregory S. Girolami, Steven C. Huber, Stephen P. Long, Yi Lu, Ken N. Paige, Edmund G. Seebauer, Scott K. Silverman, Gregory Timp and Donald J. Wuebbles.

Published Date: October 25, 2007


Grant to ease transfer of community college students to U. of I.

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 23, 2007

The University of Illinois has been awarded an $899,000 grant by the Lumina Foundation for Education for a project that aims to help community college students transfer to Illinois and succeed academically.

Published Date: October 23, 2007


Forum to focus on political bias in the classroom

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 16, 2007

In order to promote an open discussion of political bias in the classroom, the University of Illinois is holding a forum on the topic.

Published Date: October 16, 2007


U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activities

Author: Laura Prusik, News Bureau

Published Date:October 16, 2007

"Orange Fever," the theme of the 97th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff and Soccerfest on Friday (Oct. 19) at the track and soccer stadium, between Fourth Street and Maryland Drive on Kirby Avenue, Champaign.

Published Date: October 16, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 18 through Nov. 4

Published Date:October 11, 2007

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Published Date: October 11, 2007


Hunter College scholar to give Provost's Lecture on Gender Equity

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 10, 2007

Virginia Valian, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology at Hunter College, will be the speaker for the second Provost's Annual Lecture on Gender Equity.

Published Date: October 10, 2007


New messaging system among campus strategies for emergencies

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2007

The University of Illinois is launching a new emergency communication system that will alert students and faculty and staff members to crisis situations on campus by way of mass text and e-mail messages.

Published Date: October 3, 2007


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

Published Date:September 28, 2007

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Published Date: September 28, 2007


Four named to Swanlund Chairs, university's premier endowed recognition

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 26, 2007

Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles at the university.

Published Date: September 26, 2007


List of international leaders with U. of I. ties continues to grow

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 26, 2007

The leader of a South American nation where thick rainforests straddle the equator earned his doctoral degree at a U.S. university in the shadows of cornfields a half a world away.

Published Date: September 26, 2007


Scientist honored by French university for research on Earth's mantle

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 20, 2007

Jay D. Bass, a professor of geology and of materials science at the University of Illinois, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France.

Published Date: September 20, 2007


University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorate

Author: Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2007

University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.

Published Date: September 18, 2007


Illinois professor to receive NIH New Innovator Award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2007

Ryan C. Bailey, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been named a recipient of the 2007 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award. The award recognizes bold ideas from some of the nation's most innovative new scientists.

Published Date: September 18, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7

Published Date:September 13, 2007

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Published Date: September 13, 2007


Foellinger Auditorium to celebrate 100th birthday Sept. 29

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 12, 2007

The University of Illinois campus is throwing a 100th birthday bash on Sept. 29 for one of its most beloved icons: Foellinger Auditorium.

Published Date: September 12, 2007


Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Author: Mare L. Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:September 6, 2007

One hundred and thirty-six 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: September 6, 2007


U. of I. campus begins 12-month study of athletics program for NCAA

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 5, 2007

Chancellor Richard Herman announced today (Sept. 5) that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has begun a yearlong campuswide effort to study its athletics program as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletics certification program. Specific areas the study will cover are academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, equity and student-athlete well-being.

Published Date: September 5, 2007


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

Published Date:August 30, 2007

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Published Date: August 30, 2007


Fall lectures at Illinois to cover topics from Plato to nuclear weapons

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 29, 2007

Immigration, Islam, nukes, Plato, and Asian science and technology will be among the topics this fall in lectures and discussions sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 29, 2007


http://www.news.uiuc.edu/news/07/0827U. of I. libraries extending hours as result of new funds from student feelibraryhours.html

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 27, 2007

A new library fee is opening doors like never before for University of Illinois students.

Published Date: August 27, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 16 to Sept. 9

Published Date:August 9, 2007

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Published Date: August 9, 2007


Lillian Hoddeson named to History of Science Chair at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 6, 2007

Lillian Hoddeson has been named the first Thomas Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 6, 2007


University library announces two changes

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 1, 2007

The University of Illinois Library is making two changes in its services - one temporary, the other permanent.

Published Date: August 1, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 2-19

Published Date:July 26, 2007

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Published Date: July 26, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 19 to Aug. 5

Published Date:July 13, 2007

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Published Date: July 13, 2007


Work by art and design graduate students featured in I space exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:July 11, 2007

Work by University of Illinois art and design graduate students is on view July 13 through Aug. 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 11, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 5 to 22

Published Date:June 28, 2007

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Published Date: June 28, 2007


U. of I. architecture graduate named Luce Scholar

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 27, 2007

Ryan Dick, a recent master's degree recipient in the University of Illinois School of Architecture from Elmhurst, Ill., is among 18 students nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program for a yearlong experience in Asia.

Published Date: June 27, 2007


College of Business Award Winners named

Author: Tracy McCabe, Director, Communications Office

Published Date:June 26, 2007

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

Published Date: June 26, 2007


U. of I. provost Linda Katehi named to national committee by President Bush

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:June 21, 2007

The White House said today that President Bush intends to name Linda Katehi, the provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Published Date: June 21, 2007


Seven U. of I. students win Boren Scholarships for study abroad

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 20, 2007

A record number of University of Illinois students - seven - have earned National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad during the 2007-08 academic year.

Published Date: June 20, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 21 through July 8

Published Date:June 14, 2007

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Published Date: June 14, 2007


Crime down in U. of I. reporting district in most recent reporting period

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 13, 2007

Crime in the University of Illinois campus reporting district declined from Sep. 1, 2006, to May 13, 2007, according to statistics released by the U. of I. Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: June 13, 2007


U. of I. architecture professor's work featured in I space exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 6, 2007

A one-man retrospective featuring installation and architectural projects will be exhibited June 15 through July 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 6, 2007


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

Published Date:May 31, 2007

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Published Date: May 31, 2007


School of Architecture honors 121 students

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 31, 2007

One hundred and twenty-one undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2007 spring semester. A total of $330,675 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: May 31, 2007


Avery Brundage scholarships granted to 20 U. of I. students

Published Date:May 14, 2007

Twenty 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 $2,500 for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Published Date: May 14, 2007


U. of I. student awarded graduate scholarship for study of aging

Published Date:May 14, 2007

A University of Illinois student in the Medical Scholars Program in the College of Medicine has won a 2007-2008 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarship for the study of aging.

Published Date: May 14, 2007


Four Urbana campus graduate students win FMC Fellowships

Published Date:May 14, 2007

Each of nine University of Illinois graduate students - including four from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Published Date: May 14, 2007


New chief information officer at Illinois held similar job at Arizona

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:May 11, 2007

Sally Jackson, the chief information officer at the University of Arizona and an alumna of the University of Illinois, has been named the new chief information officer of the Urbana campus. Jackson, who will hold a joint appointment as a professor of speech communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is expected to begin work at Illinois on May 21, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its meeting May 17 in Chicago.

Published Date: May 11, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 17 through June 10

Published Date:May 10, 2007

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Published Date: May 10, 2007


Filmmaking in spotlight in new exhibitions at I space gallery

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:May 10, 2007

The art of filmmaking will be featured directly and indirectly in two new exhibitions opening May 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: May 10, 2007


Twenty at Illinois to be honored for excellence in teaching and advising

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 2, 2007

Fourteen faculty members, one academic professional and five teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be honored today (May 2) for excellence in teaching and advising. The award winners will be recognized during a reception in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: May 2, 2007


Psychology professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 30, 2007

Renée Baillargeon, the University of Illinois Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced today. She and the other 226 newly elected fellows will be honored at the annual Induction Ceremony on Oct. 6 at academy headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Published Date: April 30, 2007


Commencement ceremonies take place May 13 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 27, 2007

The 136th commencement of the University of Illinois will be held in two ceremonies May 13 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: April 27, 2007


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

Published Date:April 26, 2007

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Published Date: April 26, 2007


Illinois professor to chair Council for Chemical Research

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 23, 2007

Gregory S. Girolami, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected chair of the Council for Chemical Research. He will serve two years as a vice chair, and then assume leadership of the organization in 2009.

Published Date: April 23, 2007


Exhibit, conference showcase Victorian amusements

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 17, 2007

Despite their reputations for being prudes and their Queen's famous comment to the contrary, Victorian folks could be amused. Quite, in fact.

Published Date: April 17, 2007


History professor named Guggenheim Fellow

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2007

A University of Illinois history professor has won a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Published Date: April 16, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 19 through May 6

Published Date:April 13, 2007

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Published Date: April 13, 2007


Intersection of humanities and technology focus of conference

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2007

How and where the humanities and high-tech will meet in the future is the topic scholars from the United States and abroad will explore during a conference at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 12, 2007


'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2007

"Discrete moments of religious violence" in American history will be one of the topics ethicists, rhetoricians, legal and religious scholars take up during a half-day colloquium at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 12, 2007


Medical scholars co-sponsor conference in Chicago to make connections

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 11, 2007

In an effort to create a "community of physician-scholars" by linking socially minded medical students and veteran physicians, University of Illinois students enrolled in a rigorous Medical Scholars Program have organized an April conference in Chicago.

Published Date: April 11, 2007


U. of I. alumna to speak about local civil liberties fight in the 1950s

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 9, 2007

A front-row, personal perspective on local events during the anti-communist McCarthy era of the early 1950s will be the subject of a lecture April 17 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 9, 2007


U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 21

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 9, 2007

The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 21 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.

Published Date: April 9, 2007


Journalists from Europe and Asia to visit U. of I. campus April 19-24

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 2, 2007

Fourteen journalists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia will visit the University of Illinois campus April 19-24 as part of an initiative by the U.S. Department of State.

Published Date: April 2, 2007


Panel discussion, filmmaking seminar part of 2007 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 2, 2007

Final plans are in place for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 25-29 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.

Published Date: April 2, 2007


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

Published Date:March 29, 2007

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Published Date: March 29, 2007


Diplomat to be featured speaker at U. of I.'s Japan House event

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2007

Kenji Shinoda, the consul general of Japan in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the annual spring open house on April 14 at Japan House at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 28, 2007


Science fiction, foreign films, satire and music all part of 2007 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2007

The festival will begin in a troubling future world of made-to-order babies. Later it will travel to a tradition-bound African village, to horrors in 18th-century Paris, to a silent Pago-Pago, the streets of Rome, an odd Wisconsin, a gritty American South, and finally to Roger Ebert's own satirical vision of '60s-era Hollywood.

Published Date: March 28, 2007


Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur, developer of MRI, dies at age 77

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2007

Paul C. Lauterbur, a University of Illinois professor of chemistry who was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2003 for his pioneering work in the development of magnetic resonance imaging, died this morning at his home in Urbana, Ill.

Published Date: March 27, 2007


YouTube co-founder to be commencement speaker at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:March 27, 2007

Jawed Karim, an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a co-founder of YouTube, a popular video-sharing Web site, will be the speaker at the 136th U. of I. Commencement on May 13 (Sunday). He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: March 27, 2007


Google's chief internet evangelist to speak April 10 at the U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2007

Google corporation's chief Internet evangelist, considered one of the fathers of the Internet, will speak April 10 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 27, 2007


Anthropologist to speak during Phi Beta Kappa centennial celebration

Author: Crystal Ligon, News Bureau

Published Date:March 22, 2007

The 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Illinois chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will be marked during a two-day visit in April of a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.

Published Date: March 22, 2007


Mothers Association to honor professor emerita Geneva Belford

Author: Becky Galardy, Parent Programs Office

Published Date:March 15, 2007

Geneva Belford, professor emeritus of computer science, will receive the Mothers Association Medallion of Honor, the most prestigious annual award given by the Mothers Association at Illinois.

Published Date: March 15, 2007


Exhibition of Spanish Civil War-era print culture is first of its kind

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 14, 2007

Armed with Internet access, soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are blogging their war stories - and digital images - back home and beyond.

Published Date: March 14, 2007


Guest lecturer to speak on the physics of superheroes

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2007

James Kakalios, a professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, will discuss physics and comic-book superheroes during a talk Thursday (March 15) at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 12, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 15 through April 8

Published Date:March 9, 2007

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Robert B. Graves named dean of U. of I. College of Fine and Applied Arts

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 8, 2007

Robert B. Graves, the interim dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, has been selected to be the college's permanent dean, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees. The board will formally consider the appointment at its March 13 meeting in Urbana. The appointment is effective March 16.

Published Date: March 8, 2007


Controversial Catholic theologian to talk about roles of church

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 6, 2007

A controversial Catholic theologian and priest will deliver the 2007 Thulin Lecture at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 6, 2007


U. of I. humanities research program honors 14 with fellowship awards

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 6, 2007

Six faculty members and eight graduate students at the University of Illinois have won fellowship awards for 2007-2008 from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Published Date: March 6, 2007


New I space exhibitions showcase work by Chicago-based artists

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:March 1, 2007

Two new shows will be on view March 2 through April 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois:

Published Date: March 1, 2007


Asian American Awareness Month's activities span March-April

Author: Crystal Ligon, News Bureau

Published Date:February 28, 2007

Organizers of the 2007 Asian American Awareness Month have more than fun and games on their minds, but activities kick off with Chinese chess and Mahjong.

Published Date: February 28, 2007


U. of I. students named among 'most promising' by advertising federation

Author: Susan McKenna, director of publications, College of Communications

Published Date:February 27, 2007

Four students at the University of Illinois were among 50 finalists announced last month as honorees in the annual American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students Program.

Published Date: February 27, 2007


Schools come to U. of I. in search of new teachers at educators' job fair

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:February 26, 2007

School districts from across Illinois, as well as 18 other states, will be looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 1) at the annual Mid-America Educators' Job Fair at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 26, 2007


'Dean of Asian American journalism' to speak at anniversary event

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 22, 2007

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a conference that will explore its history and its future.

Published Date: February 22, 2007


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

Published Date:February 22, 2007

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Published Date: February 22, 2007


David H. Baker to be honored for work in animal and nutritional science

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 22, 2007

This spring David H. Baker, professor emeritus of animal sciences and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will receive the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's Charles A. Black Award. The award is given to an individual who "has demonstrated outstanding achievement in his or her area of expertise within the agricultural, environmental, or food science sectors."

Published Date: February 22, 2007


U. of I. planning institute kicks off with pedestrian safety workshop

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2007

Organizers of an annual planning institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking it to the streets this year with a three-day, pre-institute workshop on "Developing Pedestrian Safety Action Plans and Designing Streets for Pedestrian Safety" Feb. 26-28, at the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.

Published Date: February 13, 2007


Inaugural U.S. law and poetry conference to take place at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 12, 2007

The first U.S. conference to explore and celebrate the relationship between law and poetry will be held at the University of Illinois Feb. 15-16.

Published Date: February 12, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 15 through March 4

Published Date:February 9, 2007

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Published Date: February 9, 2007


Illinois professor to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2007

Paul C. Lauterbur, Nobel laureate and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry professor, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Lauterbur was selected for his pioneering work in the development of magnetic resonance imaging, an important tool in modern medicine.

Published Date: February 8, 2007


Two elected to membership in National Academy of Engineering

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2007

University of Illinois Vice Chancellor for Research Charles F. Zukoski and electrical and computer engineering professor P.R. Kumar have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.

Published Date: February 8, 2007


Architecture students honored for academic excellence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:February 2, 2007

Fourteen undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2006 fall semester. A total of $1,750 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: February 2, 2007


Local program to feature video oral histories of black history-makers

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 1, 2007

The stories of history-making African-Americans - both well-known and unsung, told through video interviews - will be the focus of a Feb. 21 program at the Douglass Branch of the Champaign Public Library, 504 E. Grove St., Champaign.

Published Date: February 1, 2007


Honorary degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies May 13

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 26, 2007

Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 136th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 13 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: January 26, 2007


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

Published Date:January 25, 2007

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Published Date: January 25, 2007


Number of reported crimes on U. of I. campus dropped in fall semester

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 24, 2007

Crime decreased significantly in all categories, particularly the number of robberies, in the University of Illinois campus reporting district, according to statistics for the fall semester of 2006, the U. of I. Division of Public Safety reported.

Published Date: January 24, 2007


Poverty in local community the subject of Feb. 10 education forum

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:January 24, 2007

Poverty and its influence on children, schools and the Champaign-Urbana community - and finding new strategies to address it - will be the topic of a two-part forum on Feb. 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 24, 2007


Two symposia at Illinois to consider religion and violence

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 24, 2007

The "darker side of religion" in the United States will be put under intense scrutiny during free public symposia on Feb. 2 and April 20 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: January 24, 2007


Four prize-winning authors taking part in U. of I. series that begins Feb. 8

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 23, 2007

Four award-winning authors will visit the University of Illinois early this year to read from their works, talk about their craft and meet future writers and their professors in the university's Creative Writing Program.

Published Date: January 23, 2007


Immigration, environment and civil rights among lecture topics at U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 22, 2007

Two hot topics, immigration and global warming, will get early attention this spring among a series of 14 talks and one symposium sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 22, 2007


Architectural sketches, mixed media in spotlight in I space gallery

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:January 19, 2007

Free-hand architectural sketches and mixed media work will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Jan. 26 through Feb. 24 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: January 19, 2007


Exhibition focuses on Japanese artists' depictions of foreigners

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 17, 2007

The Art Institute of Chicago and a University of Illinois historian have teamed up to create an unusual exhibition focusing on the idea of "otherness."

Published Date: January 17, 2007


Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equity

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:January 16, 2007

Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?

Published Date: January 16, 2007


Multi-artist exhibition explores culture of consumption

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 16, 2007

It's no wonder Americans are heavily invested in a culture of consumption. As targets of ubiquitous corporate branding campaigns and marketing mania, we are bombarded 24/7 on all fronts - through every conceivable form of mass media and product packaging, at sporting and entertainment venues, and even lobbied by the apparel of friends and family.

Published Date: January 16, 2007


Chronicle of Higher Education now free online to U. of I. campus

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 11, 2007

Lapsed or pricey subscriptions and lost passwords are problems of the past. Now students and faculty and staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have free access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Published Date: January 11, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 18 through Feb. 4

Published Date:January 11, 2007

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Movies, community events among highlights of MLK events

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 4, 2007

A screening of "After Innocence," including a discussion with the director of the 2006 film, will be the kick-off event of this year's University of Illinois commemoration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published Date: January 4, 2007


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 7 through Jan 21, 2007

Published Date:November 30, 2006

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Published Date: November 30, 2006


Sanctions imposed on fraternity and sorority

Author: Bill Riley, Dean of Students

Published Date:November 28, 2006

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Board of Fraternity Affairs and Board of Sorority Affairs have imposed sanctions on two organizations involved in an incident Oct. 5 at a Campustown bar.

Published Date: November 28, 2006


Ten professors at Illinois elected as 2006 Fellows

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 27, 2006

Ten 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: Stewart H. Berlocher, Sydney A. Cameron, Akira Chiba, Linda P.B. Katehi, James M. Lisy, Todd J. Martinez, Mark E. Nelson, Marc Snir, Olga Soffer and Robert L. Sprague.

Published Date: November 27, 2006


Dads Asociation at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 21, 2006

A group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored with Dads Association Library Awards. Chosen from among students who have completed their sophomore year, the award winners were among the top three students in their respective colleges or had maintained a 4.0 (out of 4.0) grade-point average.

Published Date: November 21, 2006


U. of I. Dads Association honors outstanding faculty, staff, students

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 21, 2006

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently presented its annual Certificate of Merit Awards - one each to an outstanding student, faculty member, staff member and a registered student organization at the university.

Published Date: November 21, 2006


Dads Association at Illinois elects officers, directors

Published Date:November 16, 2006

George Kohut of Shiloh has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 16, 2006


U. of I.'s Richard Powers wins National Book Award for 'The Echo Maker'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 16, 2006

A University of Illinois novelist and writer-in-residence has won the 2006 National Book Award for fiction.

Published Date: November 16, 2006


National Science Foundation grant to fund ethics education program

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 14, 2006

Two University of Illinois faculty members have received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their program on ethics education in science and engineering.

Published Date: November 14, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 16 through Dec. 10

Published Date:November 9, 2006

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Published Date: November 9, 2006


Son of renowned guitarist to perform and talk about father's work

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Ediitor

Published Date:November 9, 2006

If you've never seen - let alone heard - an Eharp Hawaiian guitar before, or a "Mighty Mo," a "Mini-Surfer," or a "Super Axe," your opportunity has arrived.

Published Date: November 9, 2006


Three new exhibitions open at I space, U. of I.'s Chicago art gallery

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:November 8, 2006

Three new exhibitions will be on view Nov. 17 through Dec. 23 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: November 8, 2006


U. of I. historian to be honored by king of Morocco

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 7, 2006

A history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive Morocco's oldest and most prestigious decoration.

Published Date: November 7, 2006


Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 2, 2006

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 34th annual Avery Brundage Scholarships.

Published Date: November 2, 2006


U. of I. poetry professor Tyehimba Jess wins Whiting Writers' Award

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2006

A young poet and professor of poetry at the University of Illinois has won a prestigious literary award.

Published Date: November 2, 2006


Black women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2006

The role of black women in civil rights and in 20th-century black history will be the focus of three presentations on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 30, 2006


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

Published Date:October 25, 2006

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Published Date: October 25, 2006


U. of I. chemistry professor wins Packard Fellowship

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 20, 2006

Benjamin McCall, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 20 U.S. researchers named 2006 Packard Fellows for science and engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He will receive $625,000 during the next five years to enhance his research efforts.

Published Date: October 20, 2006


Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:October 19, 2006

Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, 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 19, 2006


Oct. 27-28 conference celebrates Cary Nelson, U. of I. literary scholar

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 16, 2006

Scholars from across the country, including former students of the guest of honor, will gather at the end of the month to fete one of the University of Illinois' most distinguished literary scholars who also is one of the nation's most public critics of higher education.

Published Date: October 16, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 19 through Nov. 5

Published Date:October 12, 2006

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Published Date: October 12, 2006


Ex-envoy to take part in U. of I. panel on North Korean nuclear issue

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 12, 2006

An informal, public forum on the North Korean nuclear crisis will take place next week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 12, 2006


Multicultural youth conference to offer students guidance for college

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:October 12, 2006

Middle and high school students who are thinking about college - especially low-income or minority students, or those who would be first-generation college students - are invited to attend the third annual Multicultural Youth Conference on Oct. 25, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 12, 2006


Famed Stradivari instruments coming to U. of I. for display and performances

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 11, 2006

When a University of Illinois alumna returns to her alma mater later this month, her executive jet will reach what musicians might call stradospheric heights.

Published Date: October 11, 2006


U. of I. to offer free video conferencing with soldiers in Iraq in December

Author: News Bureau

Published Date:October 10, 2006

The University of Illinois will use advanced videoconferencing technology to connect Illinois families with loved ones who are stationed in Iraq this December. On Dec. 5 and 6, individuals and families can visit one of 17 sites around Illinois for private, interactive 30-minute videoconferencing sessions in which they can see and talk with their soldiers stationed at either Camp Al Asad (Air Force) or Camp Taji/Cooke (Army) in Iraq.

Published Date: October 10, 2006


The spotlight's on architecture in three new exhibitions at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2006

The emphasis will be on architecture in three new shows on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 6, 2006


Aggravated assaults, batteries down; robberies up, U. of I. crime data show

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 5, 2006

Aggravated assaults and batteries in the University of Illinois reporting district declined during the 2005-2006 academic year to the lowest number since the 1999-2000 academic year, according to the annual crime report released by the Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: October 5, 2006


Finnish envoy to speak at Illinois as part of European Union Day events

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 5, 2006

Pekka Lintu, the ambassador of Finland to the United States, will share his views of the current state of the European Union during EU Day activities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 17.

Published Date: October 5, 2006


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

Published Date:September 28, 2006

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Published Date: September 28, 2006


Storytelling, other activities to be offered in Spanish in outreach program

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 27, 2006

Storytelling, live music, sing-alongs and other activities for children - presented in Spanish - will be featured twice monthly beginning in October as part of a library-based community-outreach program organized by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 27, 2006


U. of I.'s annual Law School Day to take place Oct. 17

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 26, 2006

Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 17.

Published Date: September 26, 2006


Homecoming at Illinois: 'Now and Forever'

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 21, 2006

The University of Illinois will kick-off its 96th annual homecoming celebration with a new volunteer project involving hundreds of U. of I. students assisting dozens of community organizations. "I-Help: A Homecoming Volunteer Project," is based on the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon model. The project will get under way at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 (Saturday) at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: September 21, 2006


Master calligrapher will demonstrate his art during Japan House event

Author: elissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2006

Master calligrapher Suizan Mochizuki will be the featured artist at the annual fall open house on Oct. 7 at Japan House.

Published Date: September 18, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign frm Sept. 21 through Oct. 8

Published Date:September 14, 2006

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Published Date: September 14, 2006


Four-day Katrina 'Summit' at U. of I., elsewhere, strives for positive change

Author: Elizabeth deAvila, News Bureau intern

Published Date:September 14, 2006

A year after hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Louisiana and Mississippi gulf coasts, rebuilding efforts are finally moving forward. But it's the remaining, deeper tears in the region's social fabric that will be the main focus of a unique series of dialogues and events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed to build community, connect diverse local and national audiences and ignite real and long-lasting positive change.

Published Date: September 14, 2006


U. of I. linguistics scholar to receive Presidential Award in India

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2006

A professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive the Presidential Award from the president of India.

Published Date: September 13, 2006


Grant will fund institute to improve rural high school science skills

Author: Madeleine Jaehne, College of Medicine

Published Date:September 8, 2006

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named the recipient of a $5 million grant to establish and support a program to improve achievement in chemical sciences and computational literacy among students in rural Illinois high schools.

Published Date: September 8, 2006


Flash Index of Illinois Economy rose moderately in August

Author: J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs

Published Date:September 5, 2006

The U. of I. Flash Index of the state economy moved up in August to 106.4 from its 106.1 reading in July.

Published Date: September 5, 2006


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

Published Date:August 31, 2006

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Published Date: August 31, 2006


Traffic, parking and other guidelines for the U. of I. football season

Author: Jeff Unger

Published Date:August 31, 2006

Traffic and other guidelines for the upcoming University of Illinois football season:

Published Date: August 31, 2006


Asian American Open House to feature paintings by Siti Mariah Jackson

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2006

An exhibition-opening and book-signing by local artist Siti Mariah Jackson will be featured as part of an open house Sept. 8 at the Asian American Cultural Center and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 30, 2006


Russian politics and business to be focus of U. of I. conference in Chicago

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2006

The business of politics and the politics of business in Russia will be the focus of a conference sponsored by Richard Herman, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Oct. 12 and 13 (Thursday and Friday) at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.

Published Date: August 30, 2006


Disaster, biology, oil and art among topics of fall lectures at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 29, 2006

Disasters and biological issues will get special attention this fall among 13 lectures sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - along with topics as varied as Mexican politics, Caspian oil, Senegalese art, indigenous rights and the nature of thinking.

Published Date: August 29, 2006


Art exhibition examines political violence, war

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:August 25, 2006

Political violence and war are among the themes that will be explored in an exhibition on view Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 25, 2006


College of Business Award winners named

Author: Tracy McCabe, Director, Communications Office

Published Date:August 24, 2006

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

Published Date: August 24, 2006


139 Freshmen, sophomores at Illinois named Chancellor's Scholars

Author: Sonia Carringer, Campus Honors Program

Published Date:August 18, 2006

One hundred and thirty-nine freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois have been designated Chancellor's Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.

Published Date: August 18, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 17 through Sept. 10

Published Date:August 11, 2006

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Published Date: August 11, 2006


Former Chicago Tribune artist's work featured at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:July 31, 2006

An exhibition featuring paintings and sketches of a former Chicago Tribune art director/illustrator - will be on view Aug. 4 through 26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 31, 2006


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

Published Date:July 27, 2006

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Published Date: July 27, 2006


Three Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 27, 2006

Three researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were among 56 young researchers named as recipients of the 2005 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 27, 2006


Three Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 27, 2006

Three researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were among 56 young researchers named as recipients of the 2005 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 27, 2006


Preserving home movies as history is subject of U. of I., national events

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 27, 2006

If getting people to watch your home movies is like herding cats, maybe the problem isn't your content, but rather, the physical quality of your movies.

Published Date: July 27, 2006


Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:July 27, 2006

Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31).

Published Date: July 27, 2006


U. of I. regional studies programs named National Resource Centers

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:July 24, 2006

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received the unusual distinction of having all of its campus international regional studies programs receive designation by the U.S. Department of Education as National Resource Centers.

Published Date: July 24, 2006


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

Published Date:July 13, 2006

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Published Date: July 13, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 7 through 23

Published Date:June 27, 2006

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Published Date: June 27, 2006


School of Architecture honors 101 students

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 22, 2006

One hundred and one undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2006 spring semester. A total of $297,850 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: June 22, 2006


Aggravated assaults declined on U. of I. campus, latest report shows

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 20, 2006

The number of aggravated assaults and criminal sexual assaults decreased in the University of Illinois reporting district during the reporting period from Sept. 1, 2005 to May 14, 2006. The number of robberies and other sex offenses (peeping Toms and public indecency) increased during that time, according to statistics released by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: June 20, 2006


Three U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:June 16, 2006

Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Published Date: June 16, 2006


Host families sought for Japanese students studying this summer at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2006

Total immersion in American English is the goal one Illinois summer program sets for its visiting Japanese college students.

Published Date: June 14, 2006


U. of I. scholar awarded research grant by South Korean film council

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2006

Frances Gateward, a professor in the African American Studies and Research Program, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Unit for Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded an overseas research grant from the Korean Film Council in Seoul, South Korea.

Published Date: June 14, 2006


University of Illinois to host 'See Your Soldier' event

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 13, 2006

The University of Illinois will use advanced videoconferencing technology to connect Illinois families with loved ones who are stationed in Iraq. On July 11 and 12, family members can visit one of several sites in Illinois for live, interactive 30-minute videoconferencing sessions in which they can see and talk with their soldiers stationed at either Camp Al Asad (Air Force) or Camp Taji/Cooke (Army) in Iraq.

Published Date: June 13, 2006


Web-cast lecture series to focus on museum studies

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2006

Emerging developments in elite museum studies are now only a click away for the faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 12, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 15 through July 9

Published Date:June 7, 2006

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Published Date: June 7, 2006


I space exhibition examines evolution of diverse Chicago neighborhoods

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:June 6, 2006

A new exhibition that explores how socially diverse neighborhoods in Chicago have emerged and continue to evolve will be on view June 9 through 30 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 6, 2006


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

Published Date:May 25, 2006

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Published Date: May 25, 2006


Couple's book on H.G. Wells' cartoons to be celebrated May 25

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 24, 2006

The Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a celebration for a new book conceived and born right under its roof.

Published Date: May 24, 2006


U. of I. microbiologist Carl Woese elected to Royal Society

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 19, 2006

Microbiologist Carl Woese of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society, the world's oldest continuously active scientific academy in the world.

Published Date: May 19, 2006


Northern Iowa administrator named head of U. of I. student affairs

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:May 18, 2006

C. Renee Romano, the vice president for educational and student services at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees during its teleconference meeting June 5.

Published Date: May 18, 2006


Thirteen students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 17, 2006

Twenty-two 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 $2,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Published Date: May 17, 2006


U. of I. student awarded graduate scholarship for study of aging

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 17, 2006

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate student has won a 2006-2007 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarship for the study of aging. She will receive $4,000 to continue research in the field of gerontology.

Published Date: May 17, 2006


Four Urbana campus graduate students win FMC Fellowships

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 17, 2006

Each of nine University of Illinois graduate students - including four from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Published Date: May 17, 2006


Math teacher at U. of I.'s 'Uni High' wins national honor for her work

Author: Craig Chamberainl, Education Editor

Published Date:May 12, 2006

Elizabeth Jockusch, a math teacher at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, has been selected for a national award from the Mathematical Association of America.

Published Date: May 12, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 18 through June 4

Published Date:May 10, 2006

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Published Date: May 10, 2006


Four U. of I. students awarded study-abroad scholarships

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 10, 2006

Four students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have earned National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad during the 2006-07 academic year.

Published Date: May 10, 2006


Illinois professor to address global warming at book launching

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 9, 2006

Michael Schlesinger, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will participate in news conferences in New York City on May 9, and Washington, D.C., on May 10, publicizing the U.S. debut of the book "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change."

Published Date: May 9, 2006


CARMA telescope facility dedication set for May 5

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 5, 2006

Astronomers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign soon will be observing the universe with a new millimeter-wave telescope array located in the high desert of California. Dedication of the facility - called the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-Wave Astronomy - is set for 3 p.m. PDT on Friday (May 5) at Cedar Flat in the Inyo Mountains near Bishop.

Published Date: May 5, 2006


New exhibitions at U. of I. Chicago gallery focus on art by scholars, alumni

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:May 4, 2006

Billie Jean Theide, chair of the metals program in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the common element connecting two new shows on view May 5 through June 3 at I space, the university's Chicago gallery.

Published Date: May 4, 2006


Australian scholar named dean of College of Education at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:May 3, 2006

Mary Kalantzis, a professor of education and former dean at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 11 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: May 3, 2006


Ilesanmi Adesida named dean of College of Engineering at Illinois

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 3, 2006

Ilesanmi Adesida, who has served as the interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since June 2005, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 11 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: May 3, 2006


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

Published Date:April 28, 2006

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Published Date: April 28, 2006


U. of I. English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professors

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 28, 2006

Cary Nelson, a professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected president of the American Association of University Professors.

Published Date: April 28, 2006


Commencement ceremonies take place May 14 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 26, 2006

The 135th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 14 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: April 26, 2006


Two Illinois researchers elected to National Academy of Sciences

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 25, 2006

Two University of Illinois faculty members - David Ceperley and Laura Greene - have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced today.

Published Date: April 25, 2006


U. of I. researcher named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 24, 2006

William T. Greenough, a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, today was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: April 24, 2006


Twenty-one at Illinois to be honored for excellence in teaching and advising

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:April 18, 2006

Fourteen faculty members, four academic professionals and three teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be honored today (April 18) for excellence in teaching and advising. The award winners will be recognized during the annual Instructional Awards banquet in the Illini Union,1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: April 18, 2006


Events at the U. of I. from April 20 through May 7

Published Date:April 17, 2006

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Published Date: April 17, 2006


U. of I. Men's Glee Club to host choral conference

Author: Lianne Zhang, News Bureau Intern

Published Date:April 17, 2006

The Varsity Men's Glee Club at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host its first men's choral conference on campus April 21-22.

Published Date: April 17, 2006


Five U. of I. faculty members awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2006

Five faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for 2006.

Published Date: April 13, 2006


U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 29

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2006

The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 29 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.

Published Date: April 13, 2006


French historians to gather at Illinois April 20-22 for annual meeting

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2006

The 52nd annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies will be held April 20 to 22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 12, 2006


U. of I. symposium to focus on issues tied to public education and the Bible

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2006

A symposium on "The Bible, Public Schools and American Identity" will be held April 24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 12, 2006


'Reading the World Festival' features writers from around the world

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 5, 2006

Distinguished authors from around the world - and the campus - will take part in the first annual "Reading the World Festival" April 18 to 20 (Tuesday through Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 5, 2006


April lectures at Illinois focus on ethics, and on legacy of pesticides

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 4, 2006

Ethics will be at the heart of the first of two April lectures in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The second lecture will focus on the health consequences of pesticide use. The lectures are the last in the series for the spring semester.

Published Date: April 4, 2006


Conference to look at all benefits of diversity at Illinois and beyond

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 4, 2006

What is the true value of racial and ethnic diversity for a college campus? What difference does it make not only in educational outcomes for students, but in teaching, research, curriculum, campus climate and student life?

Published Date: April 4, 2006


U. of I. group seeking ideas to improve energy efficiency on campus

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:April 3, 2006

Got a bright idea for a clean-energy project? The Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on a Sustainable Campus Environment wants to hear it.

Published Date: April 3, 2006


New U. of I. video writing class draws diverse group of students

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 3, 2006

Instructors for an experimental new composition course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign now know firsthand the power of the well-known movie line, "if you build it, they will come."

Published Date: April 3, 2006


U. of I. course teaching students to 'harness powers of video and writing'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 3, 2006

College students in a new composition course are mixing their metaphors, but that's their assignment this semester.

Published Date: April 3, 2006


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

Published Date:March 30, 2006

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Published Date: March 30, 2006


Egyptian author visiting U. of I. community to talk about Muslim world

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2006

Sahar Mohammed Hassan Tawfiq, an Egyptian author and translator, is spending a month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign talking to university and public groups about the Muslim world.

Published Date: March 29, 2006


Four win University of Illinois International Achievement Awards

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2006

Two alumni, a law professor and an undergraduate student are recipients of awards given for international achievement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 29, 2006


UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of research

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2006

Edward Penhoet, a biochemist and a former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, will give the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation April 4 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 28, 2006


Deloitte & Touche USA chairman to lecture on leadership and integrity

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 27, 2006

Sharon L. Allen, the chairman of the board of Deloitte & Touche USA, one of the nation's leading accounting and consulting firms, will talk about leadership and integrity Thursday (March 30) as the 2006 Leighton Lecturer on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Illinois' College of Business.

Published Date: March 27, 2006


Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, to speak at U. of I. on health care

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2006

Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Princeton University, will talk about the future of health care April 3 (Monday) during a lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 24, 2006


U. of I.'s Japan House to hold free annual open house April 8

Author: Lianne Zhang, News Bureau intern

Published Date:March 22, 2006

Japan House, an educational and cultural facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites the community to its annual spring open house on April 8. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Published Date: March 22, 2006


Forum to explore helping young people make transition to adulthood

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 16, 2006

The transition into adulthood will be the topic at a public forum April 1, the last this school year in an education-related series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 16, 2006


U. of I. conference to explore legacy and significance of 'black power'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 16, 2006

It was 40 years ago this summer when civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael first uttered the phrase "black power" and sparked a movement that changed the nature of U.S. race relations.

Published Date: March 16, 2006


Twelve win U. of I. fellowships from research program in the humanities

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 13, 2006

Six professors and six graduate students have won fellowships for the academic year 2006-2007 from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 13, 2006


Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festival

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 13, 2006

An upcoming event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gives a whole new meaning to the notion of "devouring" a book.

Published Date: March 13, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 16 through April 9

Published Date:March 9, 2006

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Published Date: March 9, 2006


Community activist to speak at School of Social Work anniversary event

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 6, 2006

Aruna Roy, a community activist and campaigner for freedom of information in India, will lecture on "Speaking Truth to Power" on March 13 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 6, 2006


U. of I. Engineering Open House to take place March 10-11

Author: Rick Kubetz, Office of Engineering Communications

Published Date:March 6, 2006

Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, "robot wars," and more than 160 fun-filled exhibits await visitors to "Beyond Imagination," the 86th annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 6, 2006


Variety of works on view in three exhibitions at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:February 28, 2006

Collaborative paintings, photographs, drawings and installation are part of the rich mix of work on view in three exhibitions March 3 through April 1 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: February 28, 2006


Activism to be focus of talk in Asian American Awareness Month event

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 28, 2006

Minya Oh, "Miss Info" of the New York radio station known as Hot 97, will serve as the keynote speaker during an open house Wednesday (March 1) from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Her talk, focusing on activism in the Asian American and hip hop community, will begin Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year's theme is "Building on Our Achievements."

Published Date: February 28, 2006


U. of I. Chancellor Richard Herman named to White House panel

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 28, 2006

Richard Herman, the chancellor of the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois, was named Monday to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Published Date: February 28, 2006


Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus library

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 24, 2006

Andrei Codrescu, a social critic and radio commentator, is coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open and celebrate the Andrei Codrescu Collection.

Published Date: February 24, 2006


Thomas M. Siebel to be speaker at University of Illinois commencement

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 24, 2006

Thomas M. Siebel will be the speaker during the 135th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 14 at Assembly Hall. Ceremonies take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Published Date: February 24, 2006


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

Published Date:February 23, 2006

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Published Date: February 23, 2006


Women's and Gender History symposium to focus this year on 'mobility'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 23, 2006

The seventh annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History will take place March 9-11 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 23, 2006


'Practical Planning' to be focus of yearly institute program at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 15, 2006

Extension specialists from Iowa State University will be coming to the 2006 Planning Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign March 2-3 with a couple of rather large props in tow.

Published Date: February 15, 2006


U. of I. students to build solar home for contest in Washington, D. C.

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 15, 2006

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 20 universities selected to participate in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, a competition in which teams of students from colleges and universities in the United States, Europe and Canada compete to design, build and operate homes powered exclusively by solar energy.

Published Date: February 15, 2006


Scholar to lecture on African-American children's literature

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 14, 2006

The second annual Gryphon Lecture will be given by a pioneer in children's literature, Rudine Sims Bishop.

Published Date: February 14, 2006


Early childhood education the subject at U. of I. public forum

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2006

The education of young children will be the topic at a public forum Feb. 25, the third in a series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 13, 2006


Four chosen to receive honorary degrees at U. of I. May commencement

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2006

Four people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees at the 135th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 14 at Assembly Hall. The speaker for the ceremony is yet to be named.

Published Date: February 13, 2006


Six Urbana faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 13, 2006

Six faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen to be University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. The scholars from the Urbana campus will be recognized during a reception and dinner tonight in the lobby of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

Published Date: February 13, 2006


Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2006

Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 13, 2006


Contemporary East Asian art curators to meet, discuss their discipline

Author: Lianne Zhang, News Bureau and Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2006

Art historians and curators from across the nation will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Feb. 17-18 for "Making a Scene: Curating Contemporary East Asian Art in the U.S."

Published Date: February 13, 2006


Two elected to membership in National Academy of Engineering

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2006

Incoming University of Illinois Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda P.B. Katehi and College of Engineering Interim Dean Ilesanmi Adesida have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.

Published Date: February 10, 2006


Carr Authors Series to feature honored writers across genres

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2006

Five prize-winning writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works this semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 8, 2006


Scholars to meet at Illinois to discuss criminal trafficking and slavery

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:February 6, 2006

Scholars from throughout the United States will assemble at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Feb. 23-25 to address this year's Joint Area Centers Symposium on "Criminal Trafficking and Slavery: The Dark Side of Regional and Global Migration."

Published Date: February 6, 2006


Campus computer network to increase speed tenfold with upgrade

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 2, 2006

Two projects under way at Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services will improve connection speeds for users of the University of Illinois computer network and will support bandwidth-intensive research initiatives.

Published Date: February 2, 2006


Architecture students honored for academic excellence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:February 1, 2006

Fifteen undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2005 fall semester. A total of $1,750 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: February 1, 2006


Forum to look at earthquakes, including potential in central U.S.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 1, 2006

Should the October earthquake in Pakistan, and the widespread devastation it caused, raise concerns in the central United States?

Published Date: February 1, 2006


Robberies up, aggravated assaults down at end of 2005 on U. of I. campus

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 31, 2006

Robberies increased by about 45 percent in the University of Illinois reporting district between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 last year, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: January 31, 2006


Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitions

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:January 26, 2006

Innovative architectural projects will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Feb. 3-25 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 26, 2006


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

Published Date:January 26, 2006

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Published Date: January 26, 2006


U. of I. magazine named 'Best New Literary Journal'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 25, 2006

The young and highly experimental literary magazine produced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has won a prestigious literary award.

Published Date: January 25, 2006


U. of I. College of Communications opens doors to sophomores

Author: Susan McKenna, College of Communications

Published Date:January 18, 2006

Students no longer need to wait until their junior year to apply for admission to the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Starting today (Jan. 18), the college will accept applications from any current U. of I. student who will be at least a sophomore by the start of the fall semester.

Published Date: January 18, 2006


Nations on travel-warning list may be open again to study-abroad students

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:January 17, 2006

Beginning this summer, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may be able to study abroad in countries with active travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State.

Published Date: January 17, 2006


Acting dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent dean

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 13, 2006

Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the college, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: January 13, 2006


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 19 through Feb. 5

Published Date:January 12, 2006

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Published Date: January 12, 2006


U.S. immigration policy is the subject of university public forum

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 12, 2006

Why is the issue of immigration so contentious in a nation of immigrants? Why do Americans welcome immigrants but also consider them a threat? As Congress considers changes to immigration, what are the policies that make sense?

Published Date: January 12, 2006


Public forum to look at 'No Child Left Behind' in Champaign-Urbana

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 12, 2006

The "No Child Left Behind" Act will be the topic of discussion at a public forum Jan. 28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 12, 2006


Tuskegee Airmen, former New Orleans mayor to take part in MLK events

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 10, 2006

Members of the World War II fighter pilots who became known as The Tuskegee Airmen, and Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, are scheduled to be on the University of Illinois campus this month to take part in this year's commemoration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 13-26.

Published Date: January 10, 2006


Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:January 9, 2006

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 32nd annual Avery Brundage Scholarships.

Published Date: January 9, 2006


Purdue engineering dean to be named new provost at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 19, 2005

Linda P.B. Katehi, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, will be named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 19, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 15 through Jan. 22, 2006

Published Date:December 8, 2005

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Published Date: December 8, 2005


Exhibition at U. of I. Chicago art gallery focuses on inmates' inventions

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:December 8, 2005

After an extensive tour throughout Europe and the United States, the exhibition "Prisoners" Inventions' will return to Chicago for a homecoming show Dec. 9 through Jan. 28 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 8, 2005


Music, lecture, readings at Illinois to celebrate author Thomas Mann

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 28, 2005

A musical performance, lecture and readings - all commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of one of Germany's greatest 20th-century writers, Nobel laureate Thomas Mann - will be presented Thursday (Dec. 1) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 28, 2005


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

Published Date:November 22, 2005

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Published Date: November 22, 2005


U. of I. professor recognized by Scientific American magazine

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 17, 2005

John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named to the 2005 Scientific American 50, a list of people and organizations whose contributions to science and technology are recognized by Scientific American, the nation's premier science magazine.

Published Date: November 17, 2005


Conference to give underrepresented students a taste of college

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:November 14, 2005

About 250 Champaign and Urbana students will get a taste of college and help preparing for it in an all-day event Friday (Nov. 18) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 14, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 17 through Dec. 4

Published Date:November 10, 2005

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Published Date: November 10, 2005


Two hundred twenty Illinois graduates granted Bronze Tablet honors

Published Date:November 9, 2005

Two hundred twenty 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: November 9, 2005


U. of I. Creative Writing Program inaugurates reading program, craft talk

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2005

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is creating some new traditions.

Published Date: November 4, 2005


U. of I. classics department celebrating 100th year

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2005

The department of the classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is celebrating the anniversary of its 100th year - the highs and the lows, the goods and the bads of its century-plus history.

Published Date: November 4, 2005


American music to be celebrated throughout November at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 31, 2005

When Scott Schwartz was looking for an image to represent the upcoming celebration of American music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wasn't sure what he wanted.

Published Date: October 31, 2005


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

Published Date:October 27, 2005

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Published Date: October 27, 2005


Six professors at Illinois elected as 2005 AAAS Fellows

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 27, 2005

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: David F. Clayton, Evan H. DeLucia, Dana D. Dlott, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Deborah E. Leckband and Lawrence B. Schook.

Published Date: October 27, 2005


Trans State Airlines to suspend service to Willard Airport

Author: Steve Wanzek, Willard Airport manager

Published Date:October 26, 2005

Trans States Airlines, which does business as American Connection, is suspending service at the University of Illinois Willard Airport as of Nov. 1.

Published Date: October 26, 2005


Two shows at U. of I.'s Chicago art gallery focus on recognition, reading

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:October 26, 2005

Recognition and reading are the themes of two artist-organized group shows on view Oct. 28 through Nov. 26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 26, 2005


NIH grant to fund Nanomedicine Development Center at Illinois

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 25, 2005

A $6.2 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund the establishment of a Nanomedicine Development Center to be directed by Eric G. Jakobsson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 25, 2005


Public forum to examine local resources supporting children

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 20, 2005

Is the Champaign-Urbana community all that it can be for raising children and fostering their growth and education?

Published Date: October 20, 2005


Symposium to explore Native American news and issues beyond 'The Chief'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 20, 2005

What makes news in American Indian communities? What are the issues that affect them? How should those issues be covered?

Published Date: October 20, 2005


Israeli journalist to speak on peace, other topics, during campus visit

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2005

Yossi Klein Halevi, a prominent Israeli journalist and author active in Middle East reconciliation efforts, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the auditorium at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: October 18, 2005


Center for Advanced Studies announces November lecture series

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2005

A variety of topics will be explored in a series of November lectures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - among them a journalist's take on America at home and abroad, Homer's lessons for the modern military, diploma mills, naturalists and their letters, and what bees can teach us about brains and behavior.

Published Date: October 18, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 20 through Nov. 6

Published Date:October 12, 2005

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Published Date: October 12, 2005


Aggravated assaults increased in U. of I. reporting district, statistics show

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 10, 2005

Aggravated assaults and batteries increased by about 28 percent in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2004 to Aug. 31, 2005, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: October 10, 2005


Japan House to hold annual fall open house Oct. 22

Author: Liz deAvila, intern, News Bureau

Published Date:October 10, 2005

Japan House, a University of Illinois educational and cultural center focusing on Japanese tradition and art, will welcome visitors to its annual fall open house on Oct. 22 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house is free and the public is invited to tour the house and gardens at 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: October 10, 2005


Homecoming at Illinois promises to heat up campus

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 5, 2005

The University Of Illinois will celebrate its 95th annual homecoming the week of Oct. 16.

Published Date: October 5, 2005


'Shelter From the Storm' concerts to benefit hurricane victims

Author: David Adcock, Steven Errede, and Joe Vitosky

Published Date:October 3, 2005

Two concerts featuring musicians from the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community will benefit victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The first concert, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 7) in the Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, features pianist Ian Hobson, the U. of I. Black Chorus conducted by Ollie Watts Davis, and the U. of I. Jazz Band. Tickets are $10 (minimum donation) and will be available at the door starting at 6 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the chancellor's office.

Published Date: October 3, 2005


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

Published Date:September 29, 2005

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Published Date: September 29, 2005


Violence, exile to be topics of literature conferences at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 29, 2005

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting two literature conferences in mid-October, one focused on violence, the other on exile.

Published Date: September 29, 2005


Conference, campus walk to showcase health benefits of walking

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 28, 2005

Hands down, walking is the easiest, most efficient and inexpensive form of physical activity known to promote human health, according to Weimo Zhu, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yet a large proportion of the U.S. population does not walk regularly and lives a sedentary lifestyle, he said.

Published Date: September 28, 2005


U. of I. chemistry professor wins $500,000 MacArthur Fellow Award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 20, 2005

Todd Martinez, a theoretical chemist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Martinez is among 25 individuals who will each receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.

Published Date: September 20, 2005


U. of I. forum to consider 'megacatastrophes,' such as hurricane Katrina

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 20, 2005

How can we predict and plan for the next Katrina-size natural disaster - be it hurricane, tsunami, flood, earthquake or even meteorite? What do these events reveal about social and economic disparities? How can we cope with and recover from such catastrophes?

Published Date: September 20, 2005


Writers to read from their works in free, public events at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 20, 2005

Writers, both nationally acclaimed and aspiring, are giving a series of free public readings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall, all organized by the English department's MFA Creative Writing Program.

Published Date: September 20, 2005


Prospective law students invited to Law School Day at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 14, 2005

Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Sept. 27.

Published Date: September 14, 2005


Tennessee Williams' play, related events scheduled at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 14, 2005

For drama lovers everywhere, the name Tennessee Williams conjures up the complex, conflicted and often spirited characters that populate plays such as "The Glass Menagerie" or "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Published Date: September 14, 2005


Medievalists to meet at Illinois for symposium honoring distinguished scholar

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2005

Medievalists from all over North America will gather Sept. 16 and 17 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a symposium on "Making Thoughts, Making Pictures, Making Memories in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages."

Published Date: September 9, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 15 through Oct. 9

Published Date:September 8, 2005

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Published Date: September 8, 2005


U. of I. Asian American Cultural Center to celebrate grand opening

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2005

The new Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will celebrate its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. at the center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana.

Published Date: September 8, 2005


I Space exhibitions examine nature-culture interplay, Wright home plans

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:September 2, 2005

The complex interplay between nature and culture in Illinois and "unbuilt" Frank Lloyd Wright homes will be featured in two separate exhibitions Sept. 9 through Oct. 22 at I Space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 2, 2005


Expert on immigration issues to be visiting scholar, speaker at U. of I.

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2005

Rita J. Simon, a sociologist, professor and prolific author whose interests include immigration policies and public opinion, will spend several days at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September as a visiting scholar for the Program in Jewish Culture & Society and other units. While on campus, she will lecture and speak to students, faculty and the public.

Published Date: August 30, 2005


Linguists from more than 20 nations to hold conference at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2005

Scholars from more than 20 countries will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sept. 1-5 for the 10th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences.

Published Date: August 30, 2005


Seven U. of I. professors join Center for Advanced Study

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 30, 2005

Seven 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: August 30, 2005


U. of I. to host festival of award-winning French films Oct. 7-13

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 28, 2005

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to host the prestigious Tournées French Film Festival. Only 50 college and university campuses are annually chosen to host the tour, after a competitive grant process.

Published Date: August 28, 2005


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

Published Date:August 25, 2005

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Published Date: August 25, 2005


Princeton economist to lecture about global labor market

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 25, 2005

Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (Friday) at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.

Published Date: August 25, 2005


Welfare, war, marriage among topics in fall lecture series at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 24, 2005

Poverty and social justice will be the featured topic for three prominent journalists - Jason DeParle, Leon Dash and Nicholas Lemann - in talks this fall sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 24, 2005


Agronomy Day a window on new research at University of Illinois

Author: Molly McElroy, News Bureau

Published Date:August 10, 2005

The latest research on managing soybean rust, controlling weeds and insects and developing renewable fuels will be presented during the 49th annual Agronomy Day from 7 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 18, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 10, 2005


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

Published Date:July 28, 2005

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Published Date: July 28, 2005


Scholars of emblems to gather at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 18, 2005

Experts from across the globe will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in late July to share their latest research on some very old books.

Published Date: July 18, 2005


150 freshmen, sophomores at Illinois named Chancellor's Scholars

Author: Sonia Carringer, Campus Honors Program

Published Date:July 11, 2005

One hundred and fifty freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor's Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.

Published Date: July 11, 2005


I space gallery to feature works by recent art-school graduates

Author: Melissa Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:July 7, 2005

Work by recent art-school graduates will be featured in an exhibition on view July 15 through Aug. 6 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 7, 2005


Phi Kappa Phi initiates recognized for scholarly distinction

Published Date:July 6, 2005

For superior scholarship, 117 junior, senior and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society for the spring 2005 semester.

Published Date: July 6, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 7 through Aug. 7

Published Date:July 1, 2005

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Published Date: July 1, 2005


Architecture Award Winners for Spring 2005

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 28, 2005

One hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2005 spring semester. A total of $328,135 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: June 28, 2005


College of Business Award Winners

Author: Ginny Hudak-David, Director, Communications Office

Published Date:June 28, 2005

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

Published Date: June 28, 2005


Program to bring Singaporeans to Illinois to pursue doctoral studies

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:June 28, 2005

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today (June 28) signed an agreement with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore - known as A*STAR. Under terms of the agreement, as many as 15 students funded by A*STAR will pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of U. of I. faculty members and A*STAR researchers. The students, who will spend about two years in Singapore and an equal amount of time in Illinois, will earn U. of I. degrees. They will be studying science, technology and biomedicine.

Published Date: June 28, 2005


Chemist Kenneth L. Rinehart dies at 76

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2005

Kenneth L. Rinehart, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who was internationally known for his research on organic compounds involved in biological activity, died Monday at his Urbana home after a long illness. He was 76.

Published Date: June 14, 2005


Aggravated assaults and batteries rose on U. of I. campus

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2005

Aggravated assaults and batteries increased by more than 34 percent in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2004 - May 15, 2005, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the U. of I. Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: June 14, 2005


Two Illinois researchers to receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 13, 2005

Two University of Illinois researchers are among 58 young researchers named today (June 13) as recipients of the 2004 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. They will receive their awards today in a White House ceremony.

Published Date: June 13, 2005


Summer Jazz Festival features guest artists, U. of I. musicians

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 9, 2005

The in-house jazz talent at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign combines forces with guests artists June 16 through 19 to present the 2005 Summer Jazz Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Published Date: June 9, 2005


Body-image issues involving gay men are subject of new I space exhibition

Author: Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator and Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:June 6, 2005

Issues related to gay male body image will be explored in a new exhibition on view June 10 through July 9 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 6, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 2 through July 10

Published Date:May 26, 2005

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Published Date: May 26, 2005


Hosts needed for Japanese college students coming to U. of I.

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 20, 2005

About 40 Japanese college students are coming to Champaign-Urbana in late July to spend up to a month brushing up on their conversational English.

Published Date: May 20, 2005


Program provides graduate fellowships for top Vietnamese students

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 18, 2005

Forty-one outstanding students from Vietnam will be undertaking graduate studies in science and technology this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a result of an agreement between the university and the Vietnam Education Foundation. The number is the most of any of the 37 U.S. graduate institutions participating in the VEF Fellowship program.

Published Date: May 18, 2005


Eight students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Published Date:May 17, 2005

Twenty-two 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 $2,000 for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Published Date: May 17, 2005


U. of I. student awarded graduate scholarship for study of aging

Published Date:May 17, 2005

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate student has won a 2005-2006 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarship for the study of aging. She will receive $4,000 to continue research in the field of gerontology.

Published Date: May 17, 2005


Four Urbana campus graduate students win FMC Fellowships

Published Date:May 17, 2005

Each of nine University of Illinois graduate students - including four from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Published Date: May 17, 2005


Photographs, painting and sculpture on view in new I space exhibitions

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:May 4, 2005

Two new exhibitions are on view through June 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 4, 2005


Two U. of I. researchers named to National Academy of Sciences

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 3, 2005

Two University of Illinois faculty members are among the 72 scientists elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of distinguished research and continuing achievements, the academy announced today.

Published Date: May 3, 2005


Phil Donahue, Seymour Hersh among speakers at U. of I. media conference

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2005

Media consolidation and freedom of the press will be the themes for a May 10-11 conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featuring a prominent group of journalists, artists, activists, media executives, policy-makers and scholars.

Published Date: May 2, 2005


Researchers to receive EPA award for efforts to protect ozone layer

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2005

Donald Wuebbles, a professor and head of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his fellow members of the Ozone Science Tiger Team will receive the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. The award will be presented Wednesday (May 4) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Published Date: May 2, 2005


U. of I. alumni research scholar Martin Gruebele receives Bessel Prize

Author: Sarah Scalia, News Bureau

Published Date:May 2, 2005

Martin Gruebele, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Prize Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany.

Published Date: May 2, 2005


Career of Judge Harlington Wood Jr. is focus of U. of I. Library exhibit

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2005

An exhibit chronicling the "long and extraordinary" career of federal judge Harlington Wood Jr., a high-ranking public servant who, among other critical roles, served as chief negotiator for the U.S. Department of Justice at Wounded Knee, is running at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his alma mater.

Published Date: May 2, 2005