Campus News

U. of I. senior one of 11 students nationwide to win Churchill Scholarship

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 28, 2005

Jonathan Hollander, a senior majoring in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 11 students nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship for study at Cambridge University in England.

Published Date: April 28, 2005


Role of soy food in addressing obesity to be topic of U. of I. forum

Author: Rob Wynstra, Agricultural Communications

Published Date:April 28, 2005

The problem of obesity, especially among children, has risen to near epidemic proportions in recent years. To help address this problem, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a forum May 25-26 to examine the role that soy foods can play in managing a person's weight.

Published Date: April 28, 2005


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

Published Date:April 27, 2005

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Published Date: April 27, 2005


Two exhibits explore American culture through sheet-music covers

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2005

Two exhibits exploring a changing and challenging America as depicted by Tin Pan Alley have opened at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 27, 2005


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

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 27, 2005

Frederick K. Lamb and Ralph G. Nuzzo, professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: April 27, 2005


Annual instructional awards banquet set for today

Author: Sarah Scalia, News Bureau

Published Date:April 25, 2005

Eighteen faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one academic professional and five teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching and advising today (April 25) at the annual Instructional Awards banquet in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: April 25, 2005


Exhibit at Illinois commemorates anniversary of political imprisonment

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2005

An international touring exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the incarceration of two Puerto Rican political prisoners in U.S. federal facilities will open May 7 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 21, 2005


Kinley lecturer to talk about how the modern financial system works

Author: Mark Reutter, News Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2005

John Geanakoplos, an economist at Yale University, will deliver the second 2005 David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4 p.m. May 2 (Monday) at 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

Published Date: April 21, 2005


Inaugural Asian American Alumni Award to honor the late Iris Chang

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 20, 2005

The late author Iris Chang will be honored as the first recipient of the Outstanding Asian American Alumni Award at the 10th annual Asian American Leadership Awards ceremony at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 20, 2005


Inaugural conference challenges trend toward one kind of research

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2005

The definition of good research is being constricted by politicians and funding agencies in the U.S. and many other countries, and to the detriment of research and scholarship in many fields, says professor Norman Denzin.

Published Date: April 20, 2005


Field trip to educate Champaign students about water-related issues

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2005

Geography students from Champaign Unit 4 schools are attending college - for a day, anyway.

Published Date: April 20, 2005


Brain Awareness Day May 1 at Orpheum Children's Science Museum

Author: Molly McElroy, News Bureau

Published Date:April 19, 2005

Scientists from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host their fifth annual Brain Awareness Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 (Sunday), at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign.

Published Date: April 19, 2005


Impact of spread of free-market policies to be discussed at conference

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 19, 2005

A conference on "Fetishizing the Free Market: The Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism" will be held April 29-30 (Friday and Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 19, 2005


European modernism and information society focus of U. of I. conference

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 18, 2005

Scholars representing disciplines as diverse as architecture, urban planning, science, technology, cultural studies and library and information science - will gather May 6-8 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a conference on "European Modernism and the Information Society: Informing the Present, Understanding the Past."

Published Date: April 18, 2005


Bruce Rhoads, U. of I. geography professor, wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2005

Bruce Rhoads, a professor of geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Published Date: April 15, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 21 through May 8

Published Date:April 15, 2005

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John M. Unsworth, dean of U. of I. library school, wins $25,000 Lyman Award

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2005

John M. Unsworth, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the National Humanities Center's 2005 Richard W. Lyman Award.

Published Date: April 15, 2005


Avian flu, rabies among topics of infectious disease conference at Illinois

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 13, 2005

Asian bird flu and rabies will be among the topics April 21-22 (Thursday-Friday) during the eighth annual Conference on New and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases hosted by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Published Date: April 13, 2005


Director of French industrial economic institute to speak at Illinois

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2005

Jean Tirole, scientific director of the Institut d'Economie Industrielle in France, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. April 15 (Friday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Auditorium, 611 E. Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign.

Published Date: April 7, 2005


Six professors, six students win Humanities Fellowships at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 6, 2005

Six professors and six graduate students have won fellowships for the academic year 2005-2006 to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 6, 2005


U. of I. Concert Jazz Band named top big band at Texas Jazz Festival

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 6, 2005

The University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band won top honors and the prestigious Gene Hall Award for best big band at this year���s University of North Texas Jazz Festival last weekend in Addison, Texas.

Published Date: April 6, 2005


France to honor U. of I. history professor and past award-winners at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 6, 2005

John A. Lynn, a history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded one of France's highest honors for academic achievement.

Published Date: April 6, 2005


Ambassador of Luxembourg to U.S. to speak during EU Day April 12 at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 4, 2005

The state of the European Union will be considered during EU Day activities April 12 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 4, 2005


University of Illinois to host state championship Rube Goldberg contest

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 4, 2005

The Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for High Schools will be held in the Newmark Civil Engineering Building, 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9.

Published Date: April 4, 2005


Interim-dean designate named, pending board approval, for engineering college

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2005

Ilesanmi Adesida has been named interim-dean designate of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pending approval of the U. of I. board of trustees.

Published Date: April 1, 2005


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

Published Date:March 31, 2005

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Published Date: March 31, 2005


Author, CBS commentator Bill Geist to be commencement speaker at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:March 30, 2005

Bill Geist, an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and commentator for CBS News, will be the speaker at the 134rd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 15 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

Published Date: March 30, 2005


New U. of I. president to deliver lecture on leadership April 11

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 30, 2005

B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois, will deliver the 2005 Leighton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 11 (Monday) in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

Published Date: March 30, 2005


Four U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:March 28, 2005

Four students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Published Date: March 28, 2005


International group of scholars to meet at Illinois to consider Arabic linguistics

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2005

Scholars from 10 countries will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in April for a symposium on Arabic linguistics.

Published Date: March 24, 2005


Linda Bierds, prolific poet, to read from latest work, meet with U. of I. students

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2005

Award-winning poet Linda Bierds will be on campus in April, the last speaker in the 2004-2005 Carr Visiting Authors Reading Series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 24, 2005


MillerComm Lectures feature civil rights leader, Pulitzer winner, Nobelist

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 17, 2005

Mary Frances Berry, a former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, will present the first and last in a series of five lectures during April and May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 17, 2005


Two journalists, documentary filmmaker to discuss their work, other issues

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:March 17, 2005

Two prominent journalists and an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker will discuss current news issues and present their work during appearances over the next month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 17, 2005


Design conference at Illinois focuses on nexus of design, business, technology

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 17, 2005

While filling the tea kettle in the morning, most people probably don't give a whole lot of thought to the shape or style of the kettle, let alone ponder why the handle on the tap is angled just so.

Published Date: March 17, 2005


Bill Hammack, U. of I. engineering professor, named Jefferson Science Fellow

Author: Sarah Scalia, News Bureau

Published Date:March 10, 2005

Bill Hammack, a professor of chemical and of biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. Department of State.

Published Date: March 10, 2005


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 17 hrough April 10

Published Date:March 10, 2005

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Published Date: March 10, 2005


Ian Robinson, U. of I. physics professor, receives Humboldt Research Award

Author: Sarah Scalia, News Bureau

Published Date:March 10, 2005

Ian Robinson, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany.

Published Date: March 10, 2005


Rare blue poppy among highlights of event at U. of I. Plant Biology Conservatory

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 10, 2005

Area flower lovers are invited to get a close-up look at one of the world���s rare, true blue flowers, the Meconopsis (mee-koh-NOP-sis), known more widely as the Himalayan blue poppy, Saturday and Sunday (March 19-20) at the Plant Biology Conservatory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 10, 2005


Asian American Awareness Month taking place at University of Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:March 4, 2005

"Breaking New Ground," this year's Asian American Awareness Month theme at the University of Illinois, celebrates the groundbreaking efforts of students on the Urbana campus to bring about the Asian American Cultural Center, which is to be completed by summer.

Published Date: March 4, 2005


Schools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement day

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 2, 2005

Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 2, 2005


Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorism

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 1, 2005

The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime.

Published Date: March 1, 2005


Philippine scholar, legal expert win U. of I. achievement awards

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 1, 2005

An educational leader and policymaker from the Philippines and an authority on international trade law and European Union law are this year's recipients of international achievement awards presented by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 1, 2005


Photos celebrating architectural works worldwide to be on display at U. of I.

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 28, 2005

Photographs by James Warfield, the ACSA Distinguished Professor in Architecture Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be on view March 14 through April 8 at the U. of I.

Published Date: February 28, 2005


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

Published Date:February 24, 2005

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Published Date: February 24, 2005


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

Published Date:February 24, 2005

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Published Date: February 24, 2005


New I space exhibitions feature sculpture, drawings and installation work

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

Published Date:February 24, 2005

Sculpture, drawings and installation work will be on view in two new exhibitions March 4 through April 2 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 24, 2005


'Protracted Symposium' mixes talking, walking and investigation of places

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2005

Kinesiologists regard walking as a good starter activity for couch potatoes just easing into an exercise regimen. For others, walking is simply a logical means of getting from Point A to Point B.

Published Date: February 18, 2005


Illinois student programmers to compete in 'Battle of the Brains'

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 16, 2005

Three computer science students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will travel to Shanghai, China, April 3-7 to participate in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Published Date: February 16, 2005


Cotton Club to offer musical journey from Harlem Renaissance to today

Author: Latrina Denson, program coordinator, Housing Division

Published Date:February 14, 2005

Cotton Club, an annual variety show including dancing, singing, hip-hop, poetry and comedy, will take place at 7 p.m. March 5 (Saturday) at Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: February 14, 2005


National Science Olympiad to take place May 20-21 at Illinois

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 14, 2005

About 2,400 students in middle school and high school are expected to compete in the 21st annual National Science Olympiad May 20-21 at the University of Illinois. The students, representing more than 120 teams of champions from across the country, will compete in more than three dozen events, such as bridge building, computing, chemistry and astronomy.

Published Date: February 14, 2005


Proposed changes to Social Security to be topic of free, public forum at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 14, 2005

Changes to Social Security being proposed by President Bush will be the topic of a forum on Feb. 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featuring a former Clinton administration economist, along with Illinois professors of finance, law and history.

Published Date: February 14, 2005


Engineering Open House at Illinois highlights creativity

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2005

Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots launching mini basketballs, and more than 130 entertaining and educational exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 85th annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 10, 2005


Events to highlight Sousa and his ties to first band director at Illinois

Published Date:February 10, 2005

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with the University Bands, is celebrating the campus's rich music legacy with free public events on Feb. 19 and 20 (Saturday-Sunday).

Published Date: February 10, 2005


Aggravated assaults, batteries up sharply at end of 2004 in U. of I. district

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2005

Aggravated assaults and batteries were up significantly in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2004 - Dec. 31, 2004, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: February 8, 2005


Designing for healthy lifestyle to be topic of this year's U. of I. Planning Institute

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2005

"Community Design for Healthy Lifestyles" is the theme of the 2005 Planning Institute set for March 3-4 at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 8, 2005


Six Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 8, 2005

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 (Feb. 8) at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

Published Date: February 8, 2005


ternational activities on U. of I. campus and in community to be focus of event

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 8, 2005

A 10-day "celebration of all things international" is being planned Feb. 25 through March 6 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 8, 2005


Forensic entomology to be theme of this year's 'Insect Fear Film Festival'

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 7, 2005

Looking for a crime-solving career? Catch the buzz about forensic entomology while being entertained Saturday, Feb. 19, at the 22nd annual Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 7, 2005


Children's Book Center annual sale takes place Feb. 21-23 at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 4, 2005

The Center for Children's Books' fourth annual Book Sale will run from Feb. 21 to 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 4, 2005


Fiction writer leads off Carr Visiting Authors Reading Series at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 3, 2005

Fiction writer Dan Chaon will launch this semester's Carr Visiting Authors Reading Series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 3, 2005


Architecture students honored for academic excellence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2005

Eight undergraduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2004 fall semester. A total of $1,050 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented.

Published Date: January 28, 2005


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

Published Date:January 28, 2005

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Architectural work featured in new exhibitions at U. of I. gallery in Chicago

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

Published Date:January 26, 2005

Work by architects and architecture students will be featured in three exhibitions Feb. 4-26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 26, 2005


Architecture professor using four stories' worth of windows to display art

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 26, 2005

James Warfield is giving new meaning to the phrase "picture window."

Published Date: January 26, 2005


Howard K. Birnbaum, materials expert at University of Illinois, dies at age 72

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 25, 2005

Howard K. Birnbaum, an expert in the science of materials who developed new concepts to prevent materials from failing, died Sunday (Jan. 23) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. A professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Birnbaum was 72 years old and had lived in Champaign.

Published Date: January 25, 2005


Honorary degree recipients chosen for U. of I. commencement ceremonies May 15

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 20, 2005

Five people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 134rd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 15 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: January 20, 2005


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

Published Date:January 19, 2005

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Published Date: January 19, 2005


Forum Feb. 1 to explore world response to tsunami disaster

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 19, 2005

How the world has responded to the Dec. 26 tsunami will be the topic of a 90-minute forum beginning at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 19, 2005


Exhibition features inventive art created from the mundane

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:January 19, 2005

Ordinary materials - from paper cups and pencil stubs to tires, twist ties and playing cards - are transformed into extraordinary art in a new exhibition at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum.

Published Date: January 19, 2005


Early spring lectures in Center for Advanced Study series announced

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 18, 2005

"Think globally" could be the theme for a series of six early-spring lectures and one panel presentation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all sponsored by the university's Center for Advanced Study.

Published Date: January 18, 2005


Spanish language radio broadcasting on the University of Illinois campus

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 18, 2005

The radio station has no studio - not even a microphone - and a coverage radius measured in blocks rather than miles. Its control room is a desktop computer in the corner of a campus office, monitored remotely by an education professor fascinated by language, radio and the Internet.

Published Date: January 18, 2005


Events for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration announced

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 7, 2005

The lineup of speakers for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration includes film director Keith Beauchamp ("The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till") and Chris Benson, co-author with Mamie Till-Mobley of her memoir "Death of Innocence: The Hate Crime That Changed America." Till-Mobley is Emmett Till's mother. Emmett Till, 14, was murdered in August 1955 for supposedly having whistled at a white woman.

Published Date: January 7, 2005


Hosts needed for Korean college students during spring semester

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 17, 2004

The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now recruiting local families to host visiting Korean college students during the 2004 spring semester.

Published Date: December 17, 2004


Bob Reid, influential journalism professor at Illinois, dies at age 64

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 15, 2004

Robert D. Reid, a recently retired professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, suffered a heart attack and died early today at his home in Champaign. He was 64.

Published Date: December 15, 2004


Arms Control program seeking applicants for scholarship

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2004

The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for a new scholarship program.

Published Date: December 9, 2004


Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2004

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: December 9, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 16 through Jan. 23, 2005

Published Date:December 9, 2004

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Dads Association at Illinois elects officers, directors

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2004

Keith Kittell of Lewistown has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 9, 2004


Dads Association at Illinois honors outstanding faculty and staff members

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2004

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

Published Date: December 9, 2004


Five undergraduates named first Civic Leadership Fellows at Urbana campus

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 6, 2004

Three juniors and two seniors have been named the first Civic Leadership Fellows at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Civic Leadership Program is a new initiative of the department of political science and is being run in conjunction with its new Center for the Study of Democratic Governance.

Published Date: December 6, 2004


Richard Herman unveils 'Illinois Promise,' program to aid low-income students

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 6, 2004

"The Illinois Promise," a program announced today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will ensure that high-achieving in-state students from low-income families will be able to attend Illinois.

Published Date: December 6, 2004


Chicago architectural firm's work to be featured in I space exhibition

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

Published Date:November 23, 2004

The work of Chicago architectural firm Brininstool + Lynch will be featured in a new exhibition at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 23, 2004


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

Published Date:November 23, 2004

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Published Date: November 23, 2004


Host families sought for Japanese students who will be studying at Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 19, 2004

A dozen undergraduate students from Senshu University in Tokyo will be arriving at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign early next spring to spend a month improving their English-speaking skills. They hope to find families in the community who will not only share some time with them, but also provide a welcoming home.

Published Date: November 19, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 18 through Dec. 5

Published Date:November 11, 2004

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Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:November 4, 2004

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 31st annual Avery Brundage Scholarships.

Published Date: November 4, 2004


Harvard sociologist to talk about Americans' conception of freedom

Author: Mark Reutter, Business Editor

Published Date:November 3, 2004

Orlando Patterson, a sociologist at Harvard University, will deliver the annual David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Published Date: November 3, 2004


Six at University of Illinois receive Fulbright Scholar grants

Author: John Loos, student intern

Published Date:November 3, 2004

Six people at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received 2004-2005 Fulbright Scholar grants.

Published Date: November 3, 2004


Distinguished German astrophysicist to present public talk

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 2, 2004

Reinhard Genzel, director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, will discuss black holes during a talk Nov. 17 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 2, 2004


Comparative literature student runner-up for national prize

Author: John Loos, student intern

Published Date:November 2, 2004

A senior in comparative literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named a runner-up in this year's Norton Scholar's Prize competition for her paper "An Inexhaustible Surface: the Subversive Meditations of Italo Calvino."

Published Date: November 2, 2004


David L. Swanson, associate provost at Illinois, dies at age 60

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 1, 2004

David L. Swanson, the associate provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, died early today of a heart attack at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 60.

Published Date: November 1, 2004


Head of cell and structural biology department at Illinois is honored

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:November 1, 2004

Martha U. Gillette of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign has been recognized for "her career achievements in neuroscience as a scientist, teacher and mentor." She received the 2004 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award by Women in Neuroscience during the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

Published Date: November 1, 2004


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

Published Date:October 29, 2004

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Published Date: October 29, 2004


Five at U. of I. named Fellows of American Association for Advancement of Science

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 28, 2004

Five 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: C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus, Paul B. Kelter, Harris A. Lewin, Benjamin W. Wah and John H. Weaver.

Published Date: October 28, 2004


Symposium at Illinois to focus on global water-management issues

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 28, 2004

Is access to fresh water an inalienable human right? Or is water merely another marketable commodity?

Published Date: October 28, 2004


Chicago Tribune, New York Times columnists to discuss challenges to democracy

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2004

Clarence Page and David Brooks, editorial columnists for the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, respectively, will offer their opposing perspectives on current challenges to American democracy during free public talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 18, 2004


Forum to show students who speak French what business opportunities await

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 18, 2004

The 2004 French Means Business Forum will be held Oct. 28 (Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 18, 2004


Homecoming at Illinois Oct. 24-31 will be 'Undeniably Illini'

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 18, 2004

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will celebrate its 94th annual Homecoming with a week of events from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31.

Published Date: October 18, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7

Published Date:October 15, 2004

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Published Date: October 15, 2004


Thai philosopher-activist to discuss Buddhism and the law

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2004

Sulak Sivaraksa, a noted philosopher and activist from Thailand, will discuss Buddhism and the law on Thursday (Oct. 21) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 15, 2004


Illinois professor to share Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 14, 2004

Frederick K. Lamb, a professor of physics and of astronomy and holder of the Fortner Chair in theoretical astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as a 2005 recipient of the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society. Lamb, who co-chaired the APS Study Group on Boost-Phase Intercept Systems for National Missile Defense, shares the award with the 11 other members of the group.

Published Date: October 14, 2004


Thom H. Dunning Jr. to lead National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Author: Trish Barker, public information specialist

Published Date:October 14, 2004

Thom H. Dunning Jr. today was named director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the university's board of trustees.

Published Date: October 14, 2004


Illinois to host monthlong music celebration in honor of John Philip Sousa

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2004

In tribute to his soul-stirring fanfares for and about the United States of America, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is throwing a monthlong music festival for John Philip Sousa.

Published Date: October 13, 2004


Groundbreaking for Asian American Center at Illinois to take place Wednesday

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 11, 2004

Campus administrators, faculty and students will break ground at noon Wednesday (Oct. 13) for the construction of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 11, 2004


Works by two Central Illinois-based artists to be featured at I space

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

Published Date:October 11, 2004

Central Illinois-based artists Roger Blakley and Harold Boyd will exhibit their latest work in two new shows on view Oct. 15 through Nov. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 11, 2004


Japan House to host annual fall open house on Oct. 23

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 7, 2004

Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will host its annual fall open house on Oct. 23.

Published Date: October 7, 2004


Experts in the humanities to discuss future of their discipline

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2004

Three distinguished speakers whose works have influenced the direction of humanities scholarship in the United States will participate in a free public discussion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 6, 2004


Late fall lectures announced for Center for Advanced Studies series

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2004

The war in Iraq, the "care sector" of the economy, the politics of water, and the preservation of music will be the topics of four late fall lectures in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 6, 2004


Colombian finance minister to lecture on Latin American economic policy

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2004

Alberto Carrasquilla, the minister of finance of Colombia, will present a seminar and lecture on Oct. 5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 1, 2004


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

Published Date:October 1, 2004

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Published Date: October 1, 2004


Gift from Nicor Gas to support inaugural fellowship program in civic leadership

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 1, 2004

A $10,000 gift from Nicor Gas will support one of the inaugural fellowships in the new Civic Leadership Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 1, 2004


New York artist's installation at Illinois will be accessible by computer

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2004

"Being Here," Adam Pendleton's upcoming four-day conceptual art installation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will, in a sense, be everywhere.

Published Date: October 1, 2004


Symposia at Illinois will examine issues of gender

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 29, 2004

Gender-related topics will be explored in two symposia at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October.

Published Date: September 29, 2004


Beckman Institute expert wins Science magazine contest for best visualization

Author: Catherine Zech, Beckman Institute

Published Date:September 23, 2004

A researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has won first place in the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation.

Published Date: September 23, 2004


Home-based care to be offered for mildly ill children of eligible U. of I. employees

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 23, 2004

Eligible University of Illinois employees will have a new option for providing care for their mildly ill children beginning Oct. 1.

Published Date: September 23, 2004


Robberies, criminal sexual assaults increase, U. of I. police report

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 23, 2004

Robberies and criminal sexual assaults were up significantly in the University of Illinois reporting district from Sept. 1, 2003, through Aug. 31, 2004, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: September 23, 2004


U. of I. Community Design Center to host grand opening Oct. 1 in Urbana

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:September 22, 2004

Civitas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Community Design Center, will host a grand opening at 112 W. Main St., Urbana, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1.

Published Date: September 22, 2004


Strano named one of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 20, 2004

Michael S. Strano, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen as one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.

Published Date: September 20, 2004


Law School Day to take place Sept. 22 at University of Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2004

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. 22.

Published Date: September 13, 2004


Bomb-sniffing dog newest member of U. of I. Public Safety Department

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:September 13, 2004

The campus police department's newest "officer" has a nose for trouble.

Published Date: September 13, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 16 through Oct. 10

Published Date:September 10, 2004

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Published Date: September 10, 2004


Illinois biologist among 57 Presidential Early Career Award winners

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2004

Carla E. Cáceres, a professor of animal biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 57 young researchers named today as recipients of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.

Published Date: September 9, 2004


Two exhibitions at I Space showcase sculpture, painting and photography

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

Published Date:September 3, 2004

Two new exhibitions will be on view Sept. 10 through Oct. 9 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 3, 2004


U. of I. receives $200,000 grant for marketing, air services at Willard Airport

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 2, 2004

A new $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be used to market and support existing air services at the university's Willard Airport in Savoy.

Published Date: September 2, 2004


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

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 31, 2004

The traffic-management plan and other guidelines for the upcoming University of Illinois football season:

Published Date: August 31, 2004


Concert choir to perform in 9/11 observance on U. of I. campus

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:August 26, 2004

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concert Choir will present a 9/11 observance performance, beginning promptly at 7:46 a.m. on that date, in Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: August 26, 2004


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

Published Date:August 26, 2004

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Published Date: August 26, 2004


Illinois professor to receive award from Materials Research Society

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 24, 2004

Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society. The award will be presented Dec. 1 at the MRS meeting in Boston.

Published Date: August 24, 2004


Early fall lectures in Center for Advanced Study series announced

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 23, 2004

Fears about monsters and artificial life, the struggles of China���s rural-urban migrants, and what we can trust and not trust about our memories will all be among the topics early this fall in lectures sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 23, 2004


Bronze Tablet honorees represent top 3 percent of each college

Published Date:August 17, 2004

Two hundred nine names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 17, 2004


Campus Honors Program identifies 2004 Chancellor's Scholars

Published Date:August 17, 2004

One hundred and forty 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: August 17, 2004


Sarah Mangelsdorf named acting dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 10, 2004

Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, head of the department of psychology and a recent associate provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been appointed as acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: August 10, 2004


Asteroid named for U. of I. astronomy professor

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 3, 2004

James B. Kaler, professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, now has even more reason to be gazing at the night sky. He has had an asteroid named after him.

Published Date: August 3, 2004


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

Published Date:July 30, 2004

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Published Date: July 30, 2004


Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards

Published Date:July 23, 2004

Ninety University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Published Date: July 23, 2004


Department heads, chairs approved by U. of I. Board of Trustees

Author: Sharita Forrest , News Editor

Published Date:July 15, 2004

The board of trustees of the University of Illinois met today (July 15) in Chicago and approved the following faculty appointments for the Urbana-Champaign campus, effective Aug. 16 unless otherwise noted:

Published Date: July 15, 2004


University reaches tentative agreement with Graduate Employees Organization

Author: Robin Kaler, interim associate chancellor for public affairs

Published Date:July 15, 2004

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Graduate Employees Organization, IFT-AFT Local 6300, reached a tentative contract agreement today.

Published Date: July 15, 2004


David M. Chasco named director of School of Architecture at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:July 12, 2004

David M. Chasco, the interim dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., has been chosen to be the new director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the board of trustees at its July 15 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: July 12, 2004


Jesse G. Delia to become acting provost at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:July 12, 2004

Jesse G. Delia, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be named acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, pending approval of the board of trustees at its July 15 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: July 12, 2004


College of Business honors students

Author: Ginny Hudak-David, Director, Communications Office

Published Date:July 9, 2004

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

Published Date: July 9, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through Aug. 8

Published Date:June 25, 2004

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Published Date: June 25, 2004


Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in August

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 25, 2004

Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana in August to spend a month brushing up on their conversational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to share their American experience with.

Published Date: June 25, 2004


Phi Kappa Phi initiates recognized for scholarly distinction

Published Date:June 25, 2004

For superior scholarship, 159 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 2004 semester.

Published Date: June 25, 2004


Ronald E. Yates appointed dean of the College of Communications at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:June 21, 2004

Ronald E. Yates has been appointed the dean of the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, following approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its meeting June 17 in Chicago.

Published Date: June 21, 2004


Humanities Research Program at Illinois names fellowship award-winners

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 16, 2004

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced its Fellowship Awards for 2004-2005.

Published Date: June 16, 2004


Trustees to appoint Lynette Marshall to lead campus development efforts

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 16, 2004

Lynette L. Marshall has been appointed vice president of the University of Illinois Foundation and associate chancellor for development for the Urbana-Champaign campus, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting in Chicago. The dual appointment is effective July 1.

Published Date: June 16, 2004


School of Architecture honors excellence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 15, 2004

One hundred 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 2004 spring semester. A total of $329,395 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: June 15, 2004


Citizen Police Academy seeks to inform public about law enforcement

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:June 10, 2004

Champaign County residents interested in getting an inside look at how local law enforcement works are invited to participate in the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.

Published Date: June 10, 2004


Robberies, sex offenses increased on U. of I. campus during academic year

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 10, 2004

Robberies and sex offenses were up significantly in the University of Illinois reporting district from Sept. 1, 2003 through May 16, 2004, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: June 10, 2004


Poster competition commemorates Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 10, 2004

Three University of Illinois students are among the winners of a national poster-design competition commemorating this year's 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling that paved the way for desegregation of the nation's public schools.

Published Date: June 10, 2004


Art historian named director of Krannert Art Museum

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 9, 2004

An art historian with significant experience as an arts administrator and consultant has been named the new director of the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: June 9, 2004


U. of I. program encouraging heightened awareness of environmental issues

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:June 7, 2004

A new initiative by the Facilities and Services department at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois aims to encourage sustainable practices and "green" designs through the word "blue." BLUE, an acronym for "building a lasting university environment," is a broad-based program that heightens awareness of environmental issues and encourages initiatives that reduce waste; diminish usage of chemicals, water and energy; improve building efficiency; and otherwise protect the environment.

Published Date: June 7, 2004


Cultural Studies Conference to draw participants from more than 45 nations

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:June 3, 2004

An estimated 700 participants from more than 45 countries will gather on June 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the 5th International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference.

Published Date: June 3, 2004


Illinois teachers to attend statewide institutes on technology and teaching

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:June 3, 2004

More than 300 Illinois teachers and 50 administrators are going to school this summer, the first of them next week, to upgrade their technology and teaching skills at 11 sites throughout the state.

Published Date: June 3, 2004


Fire College to draw more than 1,000 firefighters, emergency personnel

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:June 1, 2004

More than 1,000 Illinois firefighters and emergency personnel will be in Champaign-Urbana this week for the 80th annual Illinois Fire College, hosted by the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.

Published Date: June 1, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through July 4

Published Date:May 27, 2004

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Published Date: May 27, 2004


Student wins Fulbright grant, plans to study technology policy

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 25, 2004

A May graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of a Fulbright Grant to support advanced study in the United Kingdom.

Published Date: May 25, 2004


U. of I. trustee honored with Mothers Association Medallion

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 24, 2004

The Mothers Association's Medallion of Honor was presented to Susan L. Gravenhorst during Moms Weekend activities last month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 24, 2004


Brundage Scholarships honor excellence in academics and athletics

Published Date:May 20, 2004

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 $2,000 for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Published Date: May 20, 2004


Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships for research on aging

Published Date:May 20, 2004

Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students have won the 2004-2005 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $4,000 to continue research in the field of gerontology.

Published Date: May 20, 2004


FMC Fellowships support six graduate students universitywide

Published Date:May 20, 2004

Each of six University of Illinois graduate students - including two from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Published Date: May 20, 2004


Mothers Association honors freshman excellence

Published Date:May 20, 2004

Mothers Association Book Awards have been given to freshmen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who earned all A's (a 4.0 grade-point average) during the fall semester, while taking at least 14 hours of credit.

Published Date: May 20, 2004


Officers, directors elected by Mothers Association

Published Date:May 20, 2004

Paula Zelanik of Lansing, Ill. has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 20, 2004


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

Published Date:May 14, 2004

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Published Date: May 14, 2004


Five students at Illinois win Boren Scholarships for study abroad

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 14, 2004

Five students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have earned National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad during the 2004-05 academic year.

Published Date: May 14, 2004


Turn on your neurons at the Children's Museum

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 11, 2004

Neuroscientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite children and their families to learn about their brains at the fourth annual Brain Awareness Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 (Sunday) at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 356 N. Neil St., Champaign.

Published Date: May 11, 2004


Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 7, 2004

Some 200 scientists from around the world will gather June 13-15 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to discuss their latest findings on the health effects of exposure to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) - long-lasting chemicals manufactured and widely used before being banned or restricted since the late 1970s.

Published Date: May 7, 2004


Chemist, entomologist among new fellows of arts and sciences academy

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 6, 2004

Chemist Peter Beak and entomologist Gene E. Robinson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 202 newly elected fellows and foreign honorary members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: May 6, 2004


Provost recommends changes to strengthen U. of I. Communications College

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:May 5, 2004

There is a future for the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - and potentially a very bright one, according to its interim dean, Ron Yates.

Published Date: May 5, 2004


New book focuses on 'remarkable people' who shaped the University of Illinois

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2004

Perhaps any large public research university could tell the same basic story, but it is unlikely that any other telling would be richer or deeper.

Published Date: May 4, 2004


Illinois professor to receive presidential early career award

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2004

Robert W. Ghrist, a professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 57 young researchers named today as recipients of the 2002 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Ghrist will receive his award today (May 4) in a White House ceremony.

Published Date: May 4, 2004


Senior in music at U. of I. wins piano prize in national competition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 30, 2004

Kris Becker, a senior in the University of Illinois School of Music, has won the piano prize in the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation of America.

Published Date: April 30, 2004


Commencement ceremonies take place May 16 at Illinois

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 29, 2004

The 133rd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 16 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: April 29, 2004


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

Published Date:April 29, 2004

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Published Date: April 29, 2004


NCSA honors Boeing with 2004 Grand Challenge Award

Author: Trish Barker, public information officer, NCSA and Tom Koehler, communications, Boeing Phantom Works

Published Date:April 27, 2004

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present the 2004 Grand Challenge Award to Chicago-based Boeing Co. at noon Tuesday (April 27).

Published Date: April 27, 2004


Former varsity athletes in adapted sports to be honored

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 26, 2004

More than 80 athletes who participated in adapted varsity sports at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 1948 and 1976 will finally receive varsity letters this spring.

Published Date: April 26, 2004


Annual Instructional Awards banquet set for Monday

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:April 23, 2004

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, three academic professionals and five teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching and advising Monday (April 26) at the annual Instructional Awards banquet in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: April 23, 2004


Three projects curated by Chicago arts consultant on view at I space gallery

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

Published Date:April 22, 2004

Three projects curated by Chicago arts consultant Lela Hersh will be exhibited April 30 through June 12 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: April 22, 2004


Illinois professor to receive $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2004

Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize - the world's largest single cash prize for invention.

Published Date: April 21, 2004


Joint agreement reached to end sit-in at administration building

Author: Robin Kaler, Public Affairs

Published Date:April 16, 2004

Nancy Cantor, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the leaders of a multicultural coalition of students, faculty, alumni, Native leaders and community members against Chief Illiniwek reached an agreement today to bring an end to the coalition's sit-in at the Swanlund Administration Building on the Urbana campus. The agreement was reached in extended discussions between Cantor and coalition representatives.

Published Date: April 16, 2004


CDC researcher to speak on violence as a public health issue

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2004

A leading researcher on violence, particularly as a public health issue, will speak Tuesday night (April 20) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 15, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 22 through May 9

Published Date:April 15, 2004

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Published Date: April 15, 2004


Conference to focus on 15th century history, literature, art, music

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 14, 2004

For a few days in May, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be rocked by scandal, religious unrest and war.

Published Date: April 14, 2004


Focus on health care in two upcoming talks at Illinois

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2004

Health care will be the topic of two talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study.

Published Date: April 12, 2004


Irish diplomat to be guest speaker on European Union Day at Illinois

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 12, 2004

Noel Fahey, the ambassador of Ireland to the United States, will be the guest speaker at this year's European Union Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 20.

Published Date: April 12, 2004


Chicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement day

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 5, 2004

Representatives from more than 120 school districts will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday (April 8) for the annual Teacher Placement Day.

Published Date: April 5, 2004


Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conference

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2004

Changes in corporate legal structures will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law April 23 (Friday) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.

Published Date: March 31, 2004


Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at Illinois

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2004

Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: March 29, 2004


Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2004

Paul M. Romer, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. April 8 (Thursday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.

Published Date: March 29, 2004


Symposium, workshop to focus on mixing of African, American musical forms

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2004

The complex commingling of musical forms among the cultures of Africa and the Americas will be explored during a symposium and workshop April 16-17 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 29, 2004


Annual spring open house at Japan House set for April 17

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 29, 2004

A variety of traditional Japanese arts will be demonstrated and displayed April 17 at the annual spring open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House.

Published Date: March 29, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 1 through 25

Published Date:March 25, 2004

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Published Date: March 25, 2004


U. of I. junior honored as finalist in Metropolitan Opera auditions

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 23, 2004

Adelaide Muir, a junior in vocal performance in the School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was among seven singers selected as finalists in the 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Published Date: March 23, 2004


NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conference

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 22, 2004

Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak on "The Broken Promise of Brown" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 2) in the auditorium of Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: March 22, 2004


Senior at Illinois wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 22, 2004

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

Published Date: March 22, 2004


Annual humanities conference to focus on violence

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 17, 2004

The sixth annual Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) spring conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off on April 1 (Thursday) with a keynote address by Dominick La Capra.

Published Date: March 17, 2004


April conference at Illinois to focus on improvisation in music

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 16, 2004

Improvisation is a common thread that ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl has found to be present in the musical practices and traditions of just about every culture he has examined during the past 40 years - whether among the peoples of Iran/Persia and India or the American Blackfoot Indians.

Published Date: March 16, 2004


Rare true blue flower - Himalyan Blue Poppy - to be on view March 20-21

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 16, 2004

Area flower lovers are invited to get a close-up look at one of the world's rare true blue flowers, the Meconopsis (mee-koh-NOP-sis), known more widely as the Himalayan blue poppy, Saturday and Sunday (March 20-21) at the Plant Biology Conservatory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 16, 2004


Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decision

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 15, 2004

The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17.

Published Date: March 15, 2004


Biotechnology 'investment visionary' to speak at Illinois

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2004

A longtime leader and promoter of biotechnology will speak about the potential for state and regional development of the industry at 2 p.m. Wednesday (March 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 12, 2004


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

Published Date:March 11, 2004

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Published Date: March 11, 2004


Festival opens with documentary about relationship between two women

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 11, 2004

The third annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off April 1 (Thursday) with "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House," a documentary film about love and friendship - and the price two Jewish women paid for it.

Published Date: March 11, 2004


Panel to discuss Iraq War on first anniversary of conflict

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 10, 2004

A panel discussion about the war in Iraq on the first anniversary of its launching will begin at 4 p.m. on March 18 (Thursday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 10, 2004


University Press celebration begins with look at U. of I.'s historic maps project

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2004

The local 2004 Year of the University Press (YUP) celebration kicks off at noon on March 9 (Tuesday) with a behind-the-scenes look at a digital historic maps project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 5, 2004


Center for Advanced Study associates and fellows named

Author: John Loos, News Bureau

Published Date:March 4, 2004

Twenty-two UI faculty members were selected as associates or fellows of the Center for Advanced Study for the 2004-05 academic year.

Published Date: March 4, 2004


Plantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I.

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 4, 2004

Two daughters of the late Rev. Oliver Brown - for whom the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision was named - will give a lecture at 4 p.m. on March 11 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: March 4, 2004


Issues affecting immigrants in Midwest to be topic of symposium

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 3, 2004

Academics, activists and state officials will meet to consider issues affecting immigrants in the Midwest on March 17-18 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 3, 2004


Symposium to focus on helping disabled enter work force

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 1, 2004

Disability benefits disbursed by the Social Security Administration add up to $100 billion per year, according to Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Life Studies and director of the Disability Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 1, 2004


Landscapes take center stage in two new exhibitions at I space

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

Published Date:February 27, 2004

Landscapes - with a twist - are the focus of two new, but very different, exhibitions on view March 5 through 27 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 27, 2004


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

Published Date:February 26, 2004

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Published Date: February 26, 2004


Fourth annual ARUPLA open house showcases design work

Author: John Loos, News Bureau

Published Date:February 26, 2004

A birdhouse design competition for local high school students has been added to the activities at the fourth annual Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 26, 2004


Siebel Scholars named

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 26, 2004

Five students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received the 2004 Siebel Scholars award for their outstanding work in the computer science graduate program.

Published Date: February 26, 2004


Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness Month

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 26, 2004

The 2004 Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off today (Feb. 26) with a three-day film festival titled "Reel to Real: Asian American Voices."

Published Date: February 26, 2004


Scholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decision

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 23, 2004

David Rudovsky, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the spring lecture in the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

Published Date: February 23, 2004


Black History Month events end with 'Black Enterprise' publisher

Author: John Loos, News Bureau

Published Date:February 19, 2004

The closing event of Black History Month on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus will be a talk by the publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.

Published Date: February 19, 2004


Medicare's clouded future to be topic of Elder Law Lecture

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 19, 2004

Marilyn Moon, the vice president of the American Institutes for Research, will talk about Medicare's clouded future beginning at 12:30 p.m. March 1 (Monday) in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign. Her talk is the annual Elder Law Lecture.

Published Date: February 19, 2004


Scholars to discuss how media have shaped attitudes toward American Indians

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 19, 2004

A panel of professors, including the grandson of author Dee Brown, will hold a symposium in his honor March 4 examining how the media have helped craft attitudes about American Indians. Brown played an influential role in reshaping perceptions about American Indians and westward expansion with his 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." For more than two decades leading up to its publication, Brown, who died in 2002, was a librarian and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 19, 2004


Keep U. of I. College of Communications intact, task force recommends

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 17, 2004

The College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign not only should remain intact, it should expand to become a four-year college, a task force appointed by the interim dean of the college recommended today to the provost.

Published Date: February 17, 2004


'Culture Talk' trio to discuss psychology, culture and politics

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2004

The annual "Culture Talk" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will feature Illinois' chancellor and its dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and one of the country's leading authorities on language and mind.

Published Date: February 17, 2004


Spring Miller/Comm lectures explore variety of topics

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2004

Civil rights leader Julian Bond, National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu and composer Don Davis, who wrote scores for "The Matrix" movies, will all be among the speakers this spring in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 17, 2004


Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 16, 2004

David J. Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center will deliver the Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession on Feb. 24 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign.

Published Date: February 16, 2004


Carl Woese wins the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences, given by the Royal Academy

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2004

Microbiologist Carl R. Woese today won the $500,000 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The annual prize marks accomplishments in scientific fields not covered by the Nobel Prizes in science, which the academy also selects. The king of Sweden will present the prize to Woese Sept. 24 in Stockholm.

Published Date: February 13, 2004


Colloquium to honor emeritus landscape architecture professor

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2004

Robert Riley, a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be recognized for his contributions to the department, the university and to the study of the cultural landscape during a colloquium Feb. 27.

Published Date: February 13, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 19 through March 7

Published Date:February 13, 2004

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Planning Institute to focus on 'innovative community planning'

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2004

The latest, greatest ideas for building better communities will be showcased March 4-5 at the 2004 Planning Institute, hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign department of urban and regional planning.

Published Date: February 13, 2004


American Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:February 12, 2004

Opportunities for "listening to Liszt" will be many and varied next month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the School of Music plays host to the 2004 conference of the American Liszt Society March 4-6.

Published Date: February 12, 2004


Run for your popcorn: Mutant insects expected to take over Illinois campus

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2004

The world's latest most-feared technological nightmare comes true Feb. 28, but only for about six hours. Genetically engineered insects will be running amok - though just on the big screen - during the 21st annual Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 10, 2004


Engineering Open House highlights ingenuity

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 9, 2004

Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession of wooden blocks, and more than 120 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 84th annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 9, 2004


Six Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 9, 2004

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 today (Feb. 9) at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

Published Date: February 9, 2004


University students' research projects explore their own university

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 3, 2004

Undergraduate students have been conducting research at U.S. universities for years, but what happens when they are encouraged to do research on universities, particularly on their own?

Published Date: February 3, 2004


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

Published Date:January 29, 2004

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Former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice to talk about working with the master

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:January 29, 2004

A former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright will present an anecdotal account of his experiences working alongside the celebrated architect during a public talk Feb. 2 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 29, 2004


Conference to explore art 'Beyond East and West'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2004

A conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore current artistic practices, paying special attention to artists who move among Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the United States.

Published Date: January 28, 2004


Two new I space exhibitions focus on architecture

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

Published Date:January 28, 2004

Two new exhibitions focusing on architecture are on view Feb. 6 through 28 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Published Date: January 28, 2004


Faculty and staff appointments made by U. of I. trustees

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 22, 2004

At its Jan. 15 meeting in Chicago, the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign approved the following faculty and staff appointments for the Urbana campus effective Jan. 16, 2004:

Published Date: January 22, 2004


Assaults decline, robberies increase in U. of I. reporting district

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:January 22, 2004

Aggravated assaults and batteries and criminal sexual assaults decreased while robberies and other sex offenses increased slightly in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2003, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: January 22, 2004


Prison growth in America and link to education to be topic of conference

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:January 21, 2004

The dramatic growth of the prison population in the United States and its connection with education will be the subject of a three-day interdisciplinary conference this week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 21, 2004


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 22 through Feb. 8

Published Date:January 16, 2004

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Published Date: January 16, 2004


Keck Foundation to fund interdisciplinary research in brain disease, damage

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 13, 2004

A pioneering interdisciplinary research initiative that will combine neuroscience, chemistry and materials science in an effort to find new treatments for brain diseases and damage is being launched at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Published Date: January 13, 2004


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to begin Jan. 16

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 12, 2004

The lineup of speakers for this year's weeklong Champaign County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration includes state Sen. Barack Obama, D-Chicago; Erika Harold of Urbana, a former Miss America; Charles Burnett, a movie director; and Christopher Edley Jr., a founding co-director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project.

Published Date: January 12, 2004


Architecture students honored for excellence

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:January 6, 2004

Eleven undergraduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2003 fall semester. A total of $1,500 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented.

Published Date: January 6, 2004


Design center to open doors to public Dec. 16 in Urbana

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2003

Students and faculty in architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking their knowledge of good urban design to the streets - or more precisely, to 112 W. Main St. in downtown Urbana. That's the new home of Civitas: the University of Illinois Community Design Center, an innovative town-gown enterprise that opens its doors to the public from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16).

Published Date: December 11, 2003


Cross-disciplinary initiative to conclude with roundtable discussion

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 4, 2003

The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion Tuesday (Dec. 9).

Published Date: December 4, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 4 through Jan. 25, 2004

Published Date:November 26, 2003

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Published Date: November 26, 2003


Professor of law Thomas S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund Chair

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 19, 2003

Thomas S. Ulen, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a Swanlund Chair at an investiture ceremony today.

Published Date: November 19, 2003


Avery Brundage scholarship applications available online

Author: Mare Payne , News Bureau

Published Date:November 17, 2003

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 31st annual Avery Brundage Scholarships.

Published Date: November 17, 2003


Doolen scholarships for study on aging available

Author: Mare Payne , News Bureau

Published Date:November 17, 2003

Applications are available for the 18th annual Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging, sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation.

Published Date: November 17, 2003


Lani Guinier to speak at 2004 Commencement

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 13, 2003

Lani Guinier, a professor of law at Harvard, will be the speaker at both Commencement ceremonies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 16, 2004. She and seven others also will receive honorary degrees at the ceremonies. Guinier will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Published Date: November 13, 2003


David Weightman named director of School of Art and Design

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 13, 2003

David Weightman today was named the director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weightman's appointment, effective Dec. 16, was approved by the university's board of trustees at its meeting in Urbana.

Published Date: November 13, 2003


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

Published Date:November 12, 2003

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Published Date: November 12, 2003


Zimmerman Foundation's gift to benefit music school, Krannert Center

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:November 11, 2003

Music education and performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive a significant boost from a $2.65 million gift to the School of Music and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from the Vernon K. and Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Foundation.

Published Date: November 11, 2003


International alumni award-winner named

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 10, 2003

Ashok Ganguly, a scientist, corporate leader and public servant, will receive the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement for the 2003-2004 academic year from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chancellor Nancy Cantor said today.

Published Date: November 10, 2003


Kim Rotzoll, longtime dean of College of Communications, dies

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2003

Kim B. Rotzoll, recently retired as the dean of the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, died today (Nov. 4) in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from complications related to cancer. He was 68.

Published Date: November 4, 2003


Scholars to meet Nov. 15 to debate 'New World Order'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2003

A one-day conference on "Understanding the 21st Century: Three Leading Public Intellectuals Debate the New World Order" will be held Nov. 15 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 4, 2003


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

Published Date:October 30, 2003

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Five Illinois professors elected as 2003 AAAS Fellows

Author: James Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2003

Five University of Illinois researchers - Ilesanmi Adesida, Craig M. Bethke, Keh-Yung (Norman) Cheng, Jeffrey S. Moore and Robert J. Novak - are among 348 scientists elected as 2003 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Published Date: October 30, 2003


John W. Erdman elected to Institute of Medicine of National Academies

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 27, 2003

John W. Erdman Jr., a professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected today to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Published Date: October 27, 2003


Goldberg named first holder of Dobrovolny Professorship in Entrepreneurial Engineering

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 17, 2003

David E. Goldberg, a professor of general engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the first holder of the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Professorship in Entrepreneurial Engineering.

Published Date: October 17, 2003


Palestinian-American playwright to bring play to campus Oct. 27

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 16, 2003

Palestinian-American playwright/actress Betty Shamieh is bringing her critically acclaimed play "Chocolate in Heat: Growing Up Arab in America" to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 16, 2003


Novelist Yann Martel to read, speak Oct. 20-21

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2003

Canadian writer Yann Martel will read from and discuss his works at two events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 15, 2003


Proposals sought to modernize Orchard Downs

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 15, 2003

The University of Illinois is seeking proposals from consultants with experience in private-public partnerships to conduct an analysis of how to modernize family and graduate housing at the Orchard Downs housing complex in Urbana.

Published Date: October 15, 2003


Cellofest brings two renowned musicians to campus

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2003

Halloween weekend will feature a mix of musical tricks and treats for students and fans of cello music attending the University of Illinois School of Music's Cellofest, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.

Published Date: October 15, 2003


Japan House open house set for Oct. 25

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2003

Martial arts demonstrations are among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House on Oct. 25.

Published Date: October 15, 2003


93rd Homecoming celebration begins Oct. 19

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 13, 2003

The University of Illinois will mark its 93rd annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration Oct. 19 through 26.

Published Date: October 13, 2003


Distinguished NASA scientist to present public talk

Author: James Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2003

David Morrison, a senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, will present the sixth talk in the department of astronomy's Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The talk, "Cosmic Collisions: How Astronomers are Saving the World," is free and open to the public.

Published Date: October 13, 2003


Weeklong commemoration of 35th anniversary of Project 500 begins today

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 13, 2003

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marking the 35th anniversary of the inception of Special Educational Opportunities Program - also known as Project 500 - with a series of events this week.

Published Date: October 13, 2003


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

Published Date:October 9, 2003

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National Science Foundation funds new nanoscale research center at Illinois

Author: James Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2003

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a nanoscale science and engineering center with an emphasis on nanomanufacturing. The grant will provide $12.5 million in funding over five years, with the possibility of a five-year renewal.

Published Date: October 9, 2003


U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authors

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2003

The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Published Date: October 9, 2003


Alternative medicine, quality of life among topics at symposium Oct. 16-18

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2003

Alternative medicine and quality of life issues are among the topics to be considered when world leaders in the fields of aging and measurement meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Oct. 16-18 for the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium.

Published Date: October 8, 2003


Former U.S. House majority leader to speak Oct. 24

Author: Mark Reutter, Business Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2003

Dick Armey, a former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will give a first-hand account of how bills become law at the Piper Rudnick-Vacketta Lecture on Government and the Law at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 (Friday) at the University of Illinois College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.

Published Date: October 8, 2003


Film series to look at women in sport

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2003

The Gender and Women's Studies Program (GWSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced its fall semester film series.

Published Date: October 8, 2003


Richard Powers wins two more literary prizes

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2003

Richard Powers, the prize-winning American novelist, MacArthur Foundation "genius award" recipient and English professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won two more literary prizes.

Published Date: October 8, 2003


Chemist wins Packard Fellowship

Published Date:October 7, 2003

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Published Date: October 7, 2003


Illinois professor wins Nobel Prize in physics

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 7, 2003

Anthony J. Leggett, a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics and a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics. He shares the prize with Alexei A. Abrikosov of Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill., and Vitaly L. Ginzburg of the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow.

Published Date: October 7, 2003


I space presents two new exhibitions beginning Friday

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

Published Date:October 6, 2003

Two new exhibitions open this month at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both shows are on view Oct. 10 through Nov. 29.

Published Date: October 6, 2003


Illinois professor wins Nobel Prize

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 6, 2003

Paul C. Lauterbur, a pioneer in the development of magnetic resonance imaging and a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with Sir Peter Mansfield of the University of Nottingham in England. Mansfield was a research associate in the department of physics at Illinois from 1962-1964.

Published Date: October 6, 2003


'After Whiteness: Race and the Visual Arts' symposium set for Oct. 11

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:October 3, 2003

Artist Suk Ja Kang Engles initially began to ponder issues of race and identity as a teenager growing up in a small town in Korea.

Published Date: October 3, 2003


NASA pioneer's gift to be celebrated Thursday

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2003

The University Library is celebrating the gift of the collection of pioneering NASA scientist John C. Houbolt with a dedication ceremony and panel discussion Thursday (Oct. 9) at the Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Published Date: October 3, 2003


Three original Freedom Riders to speak Oct. 18

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:October 2, 2003

In May 1961, a group of six blacks and seven whites boarded buses in Washington, D.C., for the original Freedom Ride, designed to test the legality of "separate but equal" facilities in interstate public travel in the South. The riders would never reach New Orleans, their intended destination, as they would be stopped along the way by angry mobs, severe beatings and the firebombing of one bus.

Published Date: October 2, 2003


Conference to focus on path-breaking Chinese filmmakers

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 26, 2003

A conference focusing on the Shaw Brothers Studio, a path-breaking filmmaking enterprise that was founded in Shanghai, and later based in Singapore and Hong Kong, runs Oct. 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 26, 2003


Carl Woese receives the Crafoord Prize

Published Date:September 25, 2003

Microbiologist Carl R. Woese formally accepted the $500,000 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Sweden. The king of Sweden presented the prize to Woese on Sept. 24.

Published Date: September 25, 2003


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

Published Date:September 25, 2003

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Published Date: September 25, 2003


Law School Day takes place Oct. 13

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 25, 2003

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. 13.

Published Date: September 25, 2003


ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflict

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:September 18, 2003

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict.

Published Date: September 18, 2003


Yearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to begin

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 15, 2003

A commemoration of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision begins this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will continue throughout the school year.

Published Date: September 15, 2003


Artists, critics, curators converge in fall lecture series

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:September 12, 2003

Eight innovative artists, critics and curators whose work defies categorization will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall as participants in a lecture series titled "REAL LIFE: Expanding Economies of Cultural Production."

Published Date: September 12, 2003


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

Published Date:September 11, 2003

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Veracruzana University librarian to give Mortenson Distinguished Lecture

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2003

Jesus Lau, a prolific author and internationally recognized library and information science scholar, will give the Mortenson Distinguished Lecture for 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 9, 2003


Poetry and fiction reading set for Thursday

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 8, 2003

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Published Date: September 8, 2003


Five professors begin Center for Advanced Study appointments

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 5, 2003

Five 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 form of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.

Published Date: September 5, 2003


Clinical-community psychology doctoral program honored

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 2, 2003

The doctoral program in clinical-community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored for its record of creating and sustaining effective programs for recruiting, retaining and training ethnic minority students.

Published Date: September 2, 2003


Interactive art, installation, sculpture on view at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:September 2, 2003

Interactive art, installation work and sculpture are featured in two new exhibitions on view Sept. 5 through Oct. 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 2, 2003


MillerComm lecture series celebrates 30 years of engaging speakers

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 29, 2003

From the origins of humankind to the origins of the Tango, and from the future of environmental research to the future of Iraq, the speakers will cover a wide variety of topics once again this fall in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 29, 2003


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

Published Date:August 28, 2003

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Published Date: August 28, 2003


Citizen's police academy accepting applications

Author: Mare Payne , News Bureau

Published Date:August 21, 2003

If you can't get enough "Law and Order" and "NYPD Blue," you're the perfect participant for the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.

Published Date: August 21, 2003


Journalism head named interim dean of College of Communications

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 20, 2003

Ronald E. Yates, the head of the journalism department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named interim dean of the College of Communications on the Urbana campus, effective Thursday (Aug. 21), pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Sept. 11 meeting.

Published Date: August 20, 2003


Two major exhibitions open Krannert Art Museum fall season

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 14, 2003

Two major exhibitions - one featuring African art, the other photographic images of the American South - will open the fall 2003 season at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum in late August and early September.

Published Date: August 14, 2003


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

Published Date:August 13, 2003

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Published Date: August 13, 2003


Chancellor's Scholars announced

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 13, 2003

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

Published Date: August 13, 2003


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

Published Date:August 4, 2003

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Published Date: August 4, 2003


West Nile virus focus during ornithologists' meeting

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 21, 2003

The West Nile virus is the focus of a dozen research papers to be presented Aug. 9 (Saturday) during the 121st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Aug. 5-9, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 21, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July24 through Aug. 10

Published Date:July 17, 2003

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Published Date: July 17, 2003


College of Business honors students

Author: Ginny Hudak-David, Director, Communications Office

Published Date:July 14, 2003

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign honored its students April 27th at its annual awards banquet.

Published Date: July 14, 2003


Works by MFA graduates on view at I space beginning Friday

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

Published Date:July 14, 2003

Recent work by six graduates of the master of fine arts program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on view Friday (July 18) through Aug. 13 at I space, the university's Chicago gallery.

Published Date: July 14, 2003


Bronze Tablet honor students named

Published Date:July 3, 2003

One hundred ninety-eight names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 3, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 3 through 27

Published Date:July 1, 2003

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Published Date: July 1, 2003


Students receive awards in international studies

Published Date:June 20, 2003

More than 150 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, most of them in graduate study, were honored at a recent reception for their success in winning various awards, fellowships and scholarships related to international study.

Published Date: June 20, 2003


School of Architecture students honored

Published Date:June 20, 2003

One hundred twenty-three undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2003 spring semester. A total of $300,712 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: June 20, 2003


New head of labor education program named

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 16, 2003

Edward Hertenstein has been named head of the labor education program at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 16, 2003


Phi Kappa Phi recipients named

Published Date:June 16, 2003

For superior scholarship, 234 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 semester 2003.

Published Date: June 16, 2003


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

Published Date:June 12, 2003

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Published Date: June 12, 2003


Chicago educator named new director of University High School

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:June 10, 2003

Kathleen Moroney Patton, the dean of academic affairs and assistant principal at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 10, 2003


Russian and Eastern European Center hosting 30th annual summer lab

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer

Published Date:June 4, 2003

When Ralph Fisher organized the first Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973, communist rule in the region made it difficult for Western scholars to travel there to conduct research and exchange ideas with colleagues.

Published Date: June 4, 2003


Scholars, statesmen consider Ukraine's past, present and future

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 1, 2003

A contingent of Ukrainian intelligentsia will live - and work - in Central Illinois this month, and judging by their conference program, they will spare few topics of discussion.

Published Date: June 1, 2003


Jiri Jonas elected to American Philosophical Society

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 30, 2003

Jiri Jonas, an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.

Published Date: May 30, 2003


Nutrition, neuroscience focus of first Initiative on Aging conference

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 30, 2003

Nutrition and neuroscience are the major themes that will be examined at a conference on aging June 17 and 18 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 30, 2003


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

Published Date:May 29, 2003

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Published Date: May 29, 2003


Mothers Association elects officers

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 29, 2003

Sena Nelson of Springfield has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 29, 2003


Mothers Association honors Patricia Justice

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:May 29, 2003

Patricia Justice, the assistant chancellor for development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is this year's winner of the Medallion of Honor, the most prestigious annual award given by the Mothers Association at Illinois.

Published Date: May 29, 2003


Mothers Association honors freshmen with books for high school libraries

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 29, 2003

Mothers Association Book Awards have been given to freshmen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who earned all A's (a 4.0 grade-point average) during the fall semester, while taking at least 14 hours of credit.

Published Date: May 29, 2003


79th annual Illinois Fire College begins training Thursday

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:May 28, 2003

More than 1,000 Illinois firefighters and emergency personnel will be in Champaign-Urbana this week for the 79th annual Illinois Fire College, hosted by the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.

Published Date: May 28, 2003


School of Chemical Sciences honors 95 undergraduates

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 20, 2003

Ninety-five University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 2002-2003 academic year.

Published Date: May 20, 2003


Five graduate students awarded FMC Fellowships

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 20, 2003

Each of five University of Illinois graduate students - including four from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Graduate Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Published Date: May 20, 2003


Three UI students among 183 given scholarships for study abroad

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:May 15, 2003

Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships to study abroad during the 2003-04 academic year.

Published Date: May 15, 2003


Students honored for outstanding leadership

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:May 14, 2003

Several University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have been recognized for outstanding leadership during the 2002-2003 academic year.

Published Date: May 14, 2003


'Brains in Action' set for May 24 at Children's Museum

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 14, 2003

Faculty members and students of the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign want children and their families to join them to learn about "Brains in Action" from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 24, at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 356 N. Neil St., Champaign.

Published Date: May 14, 2003


Two graduate students win scholarships for study of aging

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 8, 2003

Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students have won the 2003-2004 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $4,000 to continue his studies in the field of gerontology.

Published Date: May 8, 2003


Illinois scholar elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 7, 2003

James Economy, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Published Date: May 7, 2003


Three exhibitions open Friday at I space in Chicago

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:May 7, 2003

Paintings, pop-up books and installation work are among the artforms featured in three new exhibitions on view May 9 through June 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: May 7, 2003


Alston selected for ACE Fellows Program

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 6, 2003

Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.

Published Date: May 6, 2003


Two journalism students win top prizes in Hearst competition

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 6, 2003

Two seniors in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have won two of the top three places in the personality/profile writing competition in the prestigious 43rd annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.

Published Date: May 6, 2003


Ukrainian scholars to gather for conference June 16-21

Author: Andrea Lynn, HumanitiesEditor

Published Date:May 6, 2003

Members of Ukraine's intelligentsia will be living - and working - in Central Illinois next month.

Published Date: May 6, 2003


Harris Lewin named director of Post Genomic Institute

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2003

Animal geneticist Harris A. Lewin today was named the first director of the Post Genomic Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its May 15 meeting in Urbana. The institute will be a facility that officials say will put Illinois at the forefront of modern biological research.

Published Date: May 2, 2003


NCSA presents award to Allstate for innovative uses of technology

Author: Karen Green, NCSA

Published Date:April 29, 2003

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present the annual Grand Challenge Award on Tuesday (April 29) to Allstate Insurance Co.

Published Date: April 29, 2003


Three Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 29, 2003

Three 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: April 29, 2003


132nd commencement May 18 features Pulitzer Prize-winning speaker

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 25, 2003

The 132nd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 18 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Published Date: April 25, 2003


Annual instructional awards to be given Monday

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 25, 2003

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, four academic professionals and five teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching and advising Monday (April 28) at the annual Instructional Awards banquet in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: April 25, 2003


Illinois professor to receive global energy prize

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 25, 2003

Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as a 2003 recipient of the Global Energy Prize from Russia. He shares the $900,000 prize with Gennady Mesiats of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Yan Douglas Smith of Titan Pulse Sciences Division.

Published Date: April 25, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 1 through 25

Published Date:April 24, 2003

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Published Date: April 24, 2003


Award-winning photojournalist speak April 29

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 23, 2003

Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Tuesday (April 29) to discuss his experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia.

Published Date: April 23, 2003


Former president of Zambia to speak May 2

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:April 23, 2003

The former president of the Republic of Zambia will share his recollections of the liberation of southern Africa during a visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 2.

Published Date: April 23, 2003


Legislators to visit Fire Service Institute Friday

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 23, 2003

Illinois state senators and representatives will have the chance to don emergency suits and gear during demonstrations Friday (April 25) at the Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 23, 2003


Expert on civil and family law to speak April 29

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 22, 2003

An expert on civil rights and family law at Harvard Law School is scheduled to speak Tuesday (April 29) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 22, 2003


Survey Research Lab honors two for dissertations

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 22, 2003

The Survey Research Laboratory has announced the winners of the 2003 Robert Ferber Dissertation Award and the 2003 Seymour Sudman Dissertation Award, both for excellence in the use of survey as part of a doctoral dissertation.

Published Date: April 22, 2003


Two professors win Guggenheim Fellowships

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 22, 2003

Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors are among the 184 artists, scholars and scientists named as 2003 Guggenheim Fellows.

Published Date: April 22, 2003


Electricity Transmission Business School set for June 23-26

Author: Mark Reutter, Business Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2003

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will team with the Edison Electric Institute to offer a 3 1/2-day course on the rapid changes in electricity markets and the transmission business.

Published Date: April 16, 2003


Annual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruiters

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:April 15, 2003

Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day.

Published Date: April 15, 2003


African and international art scholar to speak Thursday

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 14, 2003

A poet, critic and scholar of international and African contemporary art will deliver a lecture Thursday (April 17) as part of the "Exploring the Human Experience: Beyond Differences?" initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: April 14, 2003


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

Published Date:April 11, 2003

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Published Date: April 11, 2003


Engineering professor named Carnegie Scholar

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:April 8, 2003

Michael Loui, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Published Date: April 8, 2003


International trade expert to deliver Kinley Lecture Friday

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2003

Elhanan Helpman, a professor of international trade at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday (April 11).

Published Date: April 7, 2003


Chancellor to give Derber Lecture on building an integrated workplace

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2003

Nancy Cantor, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the Annual Milton Derber Lecture about the role of the university in building an integrated workplace. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. April 8 (Tuesday) at the Wagner Education Center at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.

Published Date: April 1, 2003


Japanese arts and culture to be featured in three events

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2003

Japanese arts and culture will be alive and thriving on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this spring.

Published Date: April 1, 2003


Scholars to explore meaning, manifestations of violence

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:April 1, 2003

Violence will dominate the thoughts and work of 14 scholars - primarily humanists - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall.

Published Date: April 1, 2003


Current state of European union to be examined April 10-13

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2003

The current state of the European Union will be examined in-depth at a series of events planned April 10-13 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 28, 2003


International conference, other events focus on Beethoven

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 28, 2003

Throughout April and early May, scholars and musicians from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and elsewhere will assemble at various venues on campus to compare and share notes by and about composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Published Date: March 28, 2003


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

Published Date:March 27, 2003

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'Terror and Torture: Ethics and Law in Extremis' to be annual philosophy lecture April 4

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 26, 2003

Michael S. Moore, professor of law and of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the 2002-2003 Annual Philosophy Public Lecture at 4 p.m. April 4 (Friday) in 141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: March 26, 2003


20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin Thursday

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 25, 2003

More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 2003 Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium March 27-29 (Thursday to Saturday) in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: March 25, 2003


Symposium April 4-5 to examine cultural interchange in the medieval Mediterranean

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 25, 2003

Centuries of encounter and cultural interchange in the Mediterranean may reveal lessons that remain relevant for today's observers of that region, according to organizers of a symposium planned for April 4-5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 25, 2003


Media invited to view, experience training at Fire Service Institute

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 21, 2003

Members of the news media will have an opportunity on March 26 to view and experience aspects of the training given to thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel every year at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.

Published Date: March 21, 2003


Senior wins one of 11 Churchill Scholarships

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 20, 2003

David Smyth, a senior majoring in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 11 students nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship for study at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England.

Published Date: March 20, 2003


Conference April 3-5 to explore 'The South'

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 17, 2003

The fifth annual conference of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore "The South" as it is multifariously defined by seven special invited speakers and two dozen other scholars from Illinois and across the country. In some cases the South will mean the American South, in others, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, the South Side of Chicago and even the work of artist Diego Rivera.

Published Date: March 17, 2003


New Internet-based tool aids communication for deaf

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:March 14, 2003

Deaf persons and those with whom they communicate now have a powerful tool at their disposal - a free Internet-based video relay system - which will get a local demonstration on Wednesday (March 19) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Published Date: March 14, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 20 through April 6

Published Date:March 13, 2003

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Second annual Reel Queer Film Festival opens April 1

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 13, 2003

The second annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off with "Trembling Before G-d," a movie exploring the ways Orthodox Jews reconcile their love of Judaism with biblical prohibitions against homosexuality.

Published Date: March 13, 2003


University of Virginia scholar named dean of library school

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 13, 2003

John M. Unsworth has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His appointment was approved today by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Rockford, Ill.

Published Date: March 13, 2003


Panel discussion on geopolitics of Europe set for March 18

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2003

A panel discussion on the geopolitics of Europe, prompted by current world events, will be held March 18 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 12, 2003


Women and Gender History symposium to run March 13-15

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2003

The fourth annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History begins Thursday (March 13) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will run through Saturday (March 15).

Published Date: March 12, 2003


Analyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 11, 2003

Kevin Phillips, a well-known political and economic analyst, media commentator and author, will be the special guest at the 2003 Cline Symposium March 17 and 18 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 11, 2003


Graduate student wins $25,000 fellowship from Deloitte Foundation

Author: Greg Jaeger, News Bureau

Published Date:March 11, 2003

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student has received a $25,000 doctoral fellowship from the Deloitte Foundation.

Published Date: March 11, 2003


Architecture featured in I space exhibitions March 14-April 5

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

Published Date:March 11, 2003

Architecture - both historic and futuristic - will be featured in three new exhibitions opening this month at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: March 11, 2003


Senior wins one of 42 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:March 3, 2003

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

Published Date: March 3, 2003


Computer-based tool helps planners evaluate policy choices

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:March 1, 2003

Now that it's played in Peoria, a computer-based simulation tool designed to test urban- and regional-planning policy decisions may prove to be a hit in other cities down the line.

Published Date: March 1, 2003


Several types of crime increased in campus area in latest report

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 28, 2003

Several types of crimes increased markedly in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2002, period, according to the most recent crime report.

Published Date: February 28, 2003


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

Published Date:February 27, 2003

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Macroeconomist to speak on world of work in Kinley Lecture

Author: Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2003

Edward C. Prescott, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics on the world of work at 3 p.m. Friday (March 14) at the University of Illinois College of Business, 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

Published Date: February 27, 2003


Asian American Awareness Month kicks off Wednesday

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 25, 2003

Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.

Published Date: February 25, 2003


MacArthur Foundation funds three-year $1.35 million grant to ACDIS

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2003

Reductions in the world's arsenals of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction are the ultimate goals of a new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Published Date: February 18, 2003


Six professors named University Scholars

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 18, 2003

Six faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen to be 2002 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 were recognized during a reception and dinner Feb. 17 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

Published Date: February 18, 2003


Conference to explore links between sports, democracy

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2003

A conference exploring the links between sports and democracy in America will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 (Friday through Sunday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 17, 2003


Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 14, 2003

Two University of Illinois researchers - Joseph E. Greene and Peter W. Sauer - have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.

Published Date: February 14, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 20 through March 9

Published Date:February 13, 2003

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Published Date: February 13, 2003


Engineering Open House showcases student talent

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 10, 2003

Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession of helium balloons, and more than 130 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 83rd annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 10, 2003


Mellon Foundation Grant to fund improved humanities teaching, research

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:February 5, 2003

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive $1.25 million over four years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an initiative to transform teaching and research in four departments in the humanities.

Published Date: February 5, 2003


Two international achievement awards to be presented Feb. 10

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer

Published Date:February 3, 2003

A world leader and a leading expert on Latin America economics are the recipients of international achievement awards presented by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: February 3, 2003


Institute for community planners set for Feb. 26-27

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer

Published Date:February 3, 2003

Illinois towns and cities committed to developing successful community visions through the adoption of comprehensive plans recently became eligible for assistance in reaching that goal, thanks to legislation enacted by the Illinois General Assembly. That legislation - and what it can do for communities - is the focus of an annual planning institute at the University of Illinois Feb. 26-27.

Published Date: February 3, 2003


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

Published Date:January 30, 2003

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Published Date: January 30, 2003


Freeman Foundation renews grant funding Asian Educational Media Service

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 30, 2003

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant of $525,000 to support its academic outreach services to schools and colleges over the next three years.

Published Date: January 30, 2003


Among continuing education offerings is a trip to Italy

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2003

Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival.

Published Date: January 28, 2003


Photographs, video installation and sculpture to open at I space Feb. 7

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer and Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator

Published Date:January 27, 2003

Photographs reflecting an architecture professor's field work in China, and a site-specific video installation and sculpture will be on view next month at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 27, 2003


Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to speak at commencement

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 24, 2003

Barry Bearak, a New York Times reporter and a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, will speak at commencement ceremonies May 18 at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.

Published Date: January 24, 2003


Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series opens

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:January 21, 2003

Afghanistan, Africa, anti-Semitism and animal rights - as well as an evening with a novelist, and a look at how culture shapes personal choices.

Published Date: January 21, 2003


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 23 through Feb. 9.

Published Date:January 16, 2003

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Published Date: January 16, 2003


Illinois professor awarded the 2002/3 Wolf Prize in Physics

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 15, 2003

Anthony J. Leggett, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as a recipient of the 2002/3 Wolf Prize in physics. He shares the prize with Bertrand I. Halperin of Harvard University.

Published Date: January 15, 2003


Students in School of Architecture honored

Author: Melissa Mitchell , Arts Editor

Published Date:January 13, 2003

Nine undergraduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2002 fall semester. A total of $1,500 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented.

Published Date: January 13, 2003


Three new exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Melissa Mitchell , Arts Editor

Published Date:January 9, 2003

Three new exhibitions will open on a staggered schedule throughout January at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum. All three will be on view through April 13.

Published Date: January 9, 2003


Martin Luther King events

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:January 6, 2003

This year's local events celebrating the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. include a weeklong film festival, a keynote lecture by the creator of the Boondocks cartoon strip, and a daylong training session for teachers to learn about ways to encourage diversity and counter racism. Events run from Jan. 13 through Jan. 27.

Published Date: January 6, 2003


New ideas in architecture to be featured at I space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Writer

Published Date:December 20, 2002

Architects will have the floor in January at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 20, 2002


Gov. Ryan to discuss death penalty

Author: Mark Reutter , Business Editor and Cyndi Paceley, College of Law

Published Date:December 17, 2002

Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan is scheduled to speak Thursday (Dec. 19) at the University of Illinois College of Law about the role of the state's chief executive in administering the death penalty.

Published Date: December 17, 2002


Holonyak to receive institute's highest honor

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 13, 2002

Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as the 2003 recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal of Honor.

Published Date: December 13, 2002


Dads Association elects new officers

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2002

Ted Rock of Downers Grove has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 11, 2002


Recent past president of ALA to head Mortenson Center

Author: Andrea Lynn , Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2002

Barbara J. Ford, a recent past president of the American Library Association (ALA), has been selected to direct the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: December 11, 2002


Students honored with Dads Association Library Awards

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2002

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: December 11, 2002


Two Illinois scientists among 291 AAAS fellows

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2002

Scientists Nick Holonyak Jr. and Susan E. Fahrbach of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among 291 people selected as 2002 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Published Date: December 11, 2002


Dads Association honors four with Certificate of Merit Awards

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:December 11, 2002

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

Published Date: December 11, 2002


Biologist one of five winners of 2003 Damon Runyon Scholar Award

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 10, 2002

Phillip A. Newmark, a researcher in the department of cell and structural biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of five recipients nationwide of a 2003 Damon Runyon Scholar Award.

Published Date: December 10, 2002


Success by 6 Leadership Committee approves drop-in child care

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:December 10, 2002

A proposal to provide drop-in child care for parents whose regular child-care arrangements break down was approved during a recent meeting of the Success by 6 Leadership Committee, which oversees an initiative of the United Way of Champaign County, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and major community employers to improve services for children in the community. Success by 6 is a national United Way initiative designed to make every child ready to succeed by the time he or she starts school.

Published Date: December 10, 2002


Illinois' NAMD code among the winners at the Olympics of supercomputing

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:December 4, 2002

NAMD, a molecular dynamics code for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular systems developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was among the winners of this year's Gordon Bell Awards - the Olympics of supercomputing - at the SC2002 conference held in November in Baltimore.

Published Date: December 4, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 6 through Jan. 26, 2003

Published Date:November 27, 2002

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Forum on affect of heightened national security on higher education Dec. 4

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 26, 2002

How heightened national security has affected higher education will be the topic of a forum beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 (Wednesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 26, 2002


Three new exhibitions open Friday at I space

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

Published Date:November 20, 2002

Painting, printmaking and architectural drawings and models are featured in three new exhibitions on view Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 20, 2002


Assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury to speak Tuesday

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 18, 2002

Richard H. Clarida, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a lecture on "The United States in the World Economy" Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 18, 2002


Nation's foremost African-American labor leader to speak Wednesday

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 18, 2002

Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association and the nation's foremost African-American labor leader, will speak Wednesday night (Nov. 20) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 18, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 21 through Dec. 8

Published Date:November 15, 2002

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Published Date: November 15, 2002


'Magnificent' gift enhances family resiliency program

Author: Gary Beaumont, College of ACES

Published Date:November 14, 2002

Chancellor Nancy Cantor has announced a $11.5 million gift from Doris and Jay Christopher and The Pampered Chef Ltd. to support the Family Resiliency Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 14, 2002


Property crimes among increases in university crime report

Author: Sharita Forrest , News Bureau

Published Date:November 13, 2002

Property crimes, robberies and criminal sexual assaults all increased in the University of Illinois reporting district during the reporting period from Sept. 1, 2001, to Aug. 31, 2002, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

Published Date: November 13, 2002


Brundage Scholarship applications available to scholar/amateur athletes

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:November 6, 2002

Students who excel in academics and amateur athletics are eligible to compete for the 30th annual Avery Brundage Scholarships. Applications will be available at the financial aid and intramural/recreation offices of the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses starting Nov. 11. The deadline for submitting completed applications is Jan. 10, 2003.

Published Date: November 6, 2002


Authority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:November 5, 2002

Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: November 5, 2002


Steve Schomberg promoted to vice chancellor post

Author: Bill Murphy, Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs

Published Date:November 5, 2002

Steven F. Schomberg is to be promoted to vice chancellor for public engagement and institutional relations, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees at its meeting Nov. 14 in Urbana.

Published Date: November 5, 2002


Illinois professor to talk, perform at Chicago Humanities festival

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 4, 2002

Evelyne Accad, a poet, musician-songwriter, author and professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will talk and perform several original works at the Chicago Humanities Festival XIII. Theme of the festival is "Brains & Beauty."

Published Date: November 4, 2002


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

Published Date:October 31, 2002

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Published Date: October 31, 2002


Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibition

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 28, 2002

The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.

Published Date: October 28, 2002


Prize-winning professor to speak about writing in Chicago, on campus

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 25, 2002

Richard Powers, a prize-winning fiction writer and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver two humanities talks in November, one in Chicago, the other on the Urbana campus.

Published Date: October 25, 2002


Enrollments in online courses continue to increase each semester

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:October 23, 2002

Enrollments in online courses and degree programs at Illinois colleges and universities continue to increase significantly each semester as does the number of courses available by means of the Internet, according to Illinois Virtual Campus (IVC), a clearinghouse on distance-learning programs offered by the state's institutions of higher education.

Published Date: October 23, 2002


Interplay between arts, humanities, sciences, technology kicks off Nov. 7

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 23, 2002

An innovative initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will officially kick off Nov. 7 (Thursday) with a panel discussion.

Published Date: October 23, 2002


Demonstration of sprinklers set for Friday

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 22, 2002

Two mockup residence-hall rooms will be set ablaze simultaneously Friday (Oct. 25) on the University of Illinois campus during a demonstration of the potential of sprinklers to limit fire damage.

Published Date: October 22, 2002


2002 homecoming court members selected

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 22, 2002

Twenty seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were selected to serve on this year's homecoming court (EDITORS: See list).

Published Date: October 22, 2002


Consortium to design next-generation nuclear research reactors

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 17, 2002

With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has teamed with other Big Ten Universities to enhance existing university research reactor facilities and to design the next generation of nuclear reactors for research and education.

Published Date: October 17, 2002


U.S. Supreme Court associate justice to lecture

Author: Mark Reuter, Law Editor

Published Date:October 16, 2002

John Paul Stevens, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the University of Illinois College of Law Oct. 25 (Friday) on the evolving role of government. His talk begins a new lecture series at the college.

Published Date: October 16, 2002


Choldin to deliver Mortenson Lecture

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2002

Marianna Tax Choldin, the Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the 2002 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture.

Published Date: October 15, 2002


Faculty authors featured during UI press week

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 15, 2002

Seven local authors - and their most recent books - will be featured Oct. 21-24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 15, 2002


Homecoming theme: I Spy Illini!

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 14, 2002

The University of Illinois will mark its 92nd annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration Oct. 20 through 27.

Published Date: October 14, 2002


Illinois professor named 2002 Packard Fellow

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 14, 2002

Neil L. Kelleher, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 20 U.S. researchers named 2002 Packard Fellows in natural sciences by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Published Date: October 14, 2002


Siebel Scholars named

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 14, 2002

Five students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received the 2003 Siebel Scholars award for their outstanding work in the computer science graduate program.

Published Date: October 14, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 17 through Nov. 10

Published Date:October 9, 2002

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Published Date: October 9, 2002


Distinguished Berkeley astronomer to present public talk

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2002

William J. Welch, a professor of electrical engineering and of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the fifth talk in the department of astronomy's Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship at 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The talk, "The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence," is free and open to the public.

Published Date: October 9, 2002


32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 7, 2002

Fifty-six high school bands from across Illinois will compete in the 32nd annual Illini Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: October 7, 2002


'French Means Business' forum to be held Oct. 10

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2002

The French department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites bilingual (English-French) job seekers, including students, to "find out how far their knowledge of French can take them in the world of business."

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Annual fall open house at Japan House

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2002

The annual fall open house at Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planned for Oct. 19.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Emeritus professor wins top honor from Materials Research Society

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2002

Howard K. Birnbaum, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society. The award will be presented Dec. 4 at the MRS meeting in Boston.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Public policy expert to discuss 'Living With Terrorism'

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 3, 2002

Lewis M. Branscomb, a public policy expert from Harvard University and co-chair of the committee that recently wrote a report on countering terrorism, will deliver the inaugural lecture Oct. 8 (Tuesday) of a seminar series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Railroad association president to give keynote speech

Author: Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2002

Edward Hamberger, the president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Illinois Railroad Environmental Conference at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 9 (Wednesday) at 314 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Couple to be honored for commitment to environment

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:October 3, 2002

State Sen. Stanley B. Weaver of Urbana and his late wife, Mary Smith Weaver, will be honored Saturday (Oct. 12) for their lifelong dedication to preserving nature and for Sen. Weaver's many years of public service.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Two professors to receive distinguished French award

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:October 3, 2002

Two professors in the French department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are to receive one of France's oldest awards.

Published Date: October 3, 2002


Gender and transnational networks to be focus of symposium

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:October 1, 2002

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host its biennial symposium Oct. 17-19. This year's theme is "Gender and Transnational Networks."

Published Date: October 1, 2002


Monday night Bears game means changes to traffic

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 30, 2002

In anticipation of the Oct. 7 Monday night Chicago Bears football game against the Green Bay Packers beginning at 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, the campus has issued guidelines regarding street closures, parking and campus hours for game day.

Published Date: September 30, 2002


Sun-Times sports columnist to speak Friday

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2002

Rick Telander, a Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and the author of the recently published "String Music," a novel about a young basketball fan and the basketball star who befriends him, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

Published Date: September 30, 2002


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

Published Date:September 27, 2002

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University lands research center for advanced water purification

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 19, 2002

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a science and technology center to develop advanced materials and technologies for water purification. The grant will provide $4 million in funding for each of five years, with the possibility of a five-year renewal.

Published Date: September 19, 2002


'Rethinking terrorism' conference set for Oct. 3-5

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 19, 2002

The ceremonies and worldwide remembrances organized in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001, have come and gone. But the need to study terrorism -- its roots and what fuels it -- remains as critical as ever, say organizers of a conference scheduled to take place Oct. 3-5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 19, 2002


Amnesty International director to speak Thursday

Author: Jeff Unger , News Bureau

Published Date:September 16, 2002

William F. Schulz, the executive director of Amnesty International, will give a free public lecture Sept. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

Published Date: September 16, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 19 through Oct. 6

Published Date:September 12, 2002

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Published Date: September 12, 2002


Assembly Hall changes would add air conditioning, better seating

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 9, 2002

The Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could see more than $60 million in improvements and additions during the next few years if the university follows recommendations in a recently released study. The next step will be to identify private funding for the project.

Published Date: September 9, 2002


Centennial celebration marks Noyes Lab as a National Chemical Landmark

Author: Jim Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 6, 2002

The centennial celebration of the construction of Noyes Laboratory will take place Sept. 13-14. The symposium will feature public talks and a dedication ceremony recognizing the laboratory as a National Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society.

Published Date: September 6, 2002


Law School Day set for Sept. 24

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:September 6, 2002

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. 24.

Published Date: September 6, 2002


'Living With Fire' week Sept. 16-20 to focus on prevention

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:September 5, 2002

It's the sort of information that gives parents of college students pause:

Published Date: September 5, 2002


Exhibitions of mixed-media works on view at I space in Chicago

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:September 5, 2002

Myths, metaphors and invented narratives abound in the mixed-media works of Claire Wolf Krantz and Les Christensen, on view Sept. 6 through Oct. 12 in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: September 5, 2002


Sept. 11 commemoration includes chimes, program at Krannert

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:August 30, 2002

Numerous events will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sept. 11 in commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Published Date: August 30, 2002


Unity Month to be celebrated in September with concert, speakers

Author: Sharita Forrest

Published Date:August 30, 2002

A variety of educational and entertainment events will be held on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September to commemorate Unity Month, a communitywide celebration to foster diversity and heighten sensitivity to issues of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation and ability/disability.

Published Date: August 30, 2002


Activist/actor Mike Farrell to speak on human rights Sept. 9

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 29, 2002

Mike Farrell, a political and social activist best known for his portrayal of Army Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the TV-series "M*A*S*H," will talk about human rights in a lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 (Monday).

Published Date: August 29, 2002


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

Published Date:August 29, 2002

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American Indian Day to be observed Sept. 4

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 29, 2002

Three leaders from the American Indian community in Chicago will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sept. 4 (Wednesday) to participate in a discussion of current events affecting the American Indian community in Chicago as well as the community's history.

Published Date: August 29, 2002


CAS/MillerComm series launches Sept. 5 with lecture by food policy expert

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 29, 2002

Food security, climate change, urban sprawl and alternatives to prisons - as well as the physics of dance and the social history of the bagel.

Published Date: August 29, 2002


Chancellor's Scholars chosen for academic excellence, leadership

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:August 22, 2002

One hundred and forty-four 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: August 22, 2002


Grainger gifts fund programs to explore promising new technologies

Author: Sara Chilton, Office of Development, College of Engineering

Published Date:August 19, 2002

Revolutionary research into the fundamentals of electrical power and other promising areas of engineering will be emerging from the laboratories of the University of Illinois College of Engineering, thanks to three new major gifts from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Ill.

Published Date: August 19, 2002


Symposium to explore future of independent newspapers

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:August 15, 2002

The number of independent family-owned newspapers has rapidly declined in recent years as corporate chains have increased their holdings. What that and other recent trends mean for journalism, for communities, and for democracy will be the focus of a symposium Sept. 8-10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: August 15, 2002


Symposium celebrates new doctoral program in landscape history

Author: Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor

Published Date:August 13, 2002

The department of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marking the establishment of a doctoral program in landscape history and theory with a two-day symposium, Oct. 4-5.

Published Date: August 13, 2002


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

Published Date:August 9, 2002

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Two graduate students in engineering win scholarships

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:August 9, 2002

Two graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received scholarships from the Ford Motor Co./Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp. Scholars Program.

Published Date: August 9, 2002


Citizen Police Academy accepting applications

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:July 31, 2002

The Champaign County Citizen Police Academy is accepting applications for the 16th session, which will begin Sept. 12.

Published Date: July 31, 2002


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

Published Date:July 26, 2002

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Published Date: July 26, 2002


Academic-year crime statistics released

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:July 24, 2002

Criminal sexual assaults, robberies and home invasions on the University of Illinois campus decreased substantially from Sept. 1, 2001, to May 31, 2002, according to statistics released this month by the university's Division of Public Safety. However, crime in six other reporting categories increased during that period.

Published Date: July 24, 2002


Heidi Hurd named dean of College of Law

Author: Mark Reutter, Business Editor

Published Date:July 18, 2002

Heidi M. Hurd was named the dean of the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by the board of trustees at its meeting today (July 18) in Springfield.

Published Date: July 18, 2002


Robert Easter named dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 18, 2002

Robert A. Easter today was named the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as interim dean since August 2001. His appointment was approved by the board of trustees at its meeting in Springfield.

Published Date: July 18, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 18 through Aug. 4

Published Date:July 11, 2002

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Published Date: July 11, 2002


Howard Hughes Medical Institute to fund science education, outreach programs

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 9, 2002

An ongoing, multi-faceted science education and outreach program, which benefits undergraduates as well as elementary through high school teachers and students across Illinois, is among 44 proposals nationwide that will receive funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Published Date: July 9, 2002


Professor receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at White House

Author: James Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 9, 2002

Charles F. Gammie, a professor of physics and of astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was among 60 young researchers named as recipients of the 2001 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Gammie received his award July 12 in a White House ceremony.

Published Date: July 9, 2002


Graduate students' exhibition to open Friday at I-space

Author: Melissa Mitchell, arts writer

Published Date:July 8, 2002

Six graduate-student artists will exhibit their work July 12 through Aug. 10 at the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: July 8, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 5 through 21

Published Date:June 28, 2002

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Published Date: June 28, 2002


Colombo named interim dean of College of Law

Author: Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 27, 2002

John D. Colombo today was named interim dean of the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university Board of Trustees, meeting in Chicago, approved the appointment, effective immediately. His appointment expires Aug. 30, by which time a new dean is expected to have been named.

Published Date: June 27, 2002


Phi Eta Sigma initiates 612 members

Published Date:June 24, 2002

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 612 members at a campus ceremony this spring.

Published Date: June 24, 2002


Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshops

Author: Craig Chamberlain, EducationEditor

Published Date:June 21, 2002

More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast."

Published Date: June 21, 2002


Hosts sought to share American culture with visitors

Author: Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 18, 2002

The Intensive English Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hoping to recruit dozens of friendly local residents who would like to host visiting Japanese and Korean college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.

Published Date: June 18, 2002


Two named Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing interns

Author: Mare Payne, News Bureau

Published Date:June 17, 2002

Two journalism students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing interns. The two are among 27 interns placed at 23 Knight Ridder newspapers and the Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service this summer.

Published Date: June 17, 2002


Journalism students reveal most probable 'Deep Throat' identities

Author: Craig Chamberlain, News Editor

Published Date:June 14, 2002

After six semesters of digging and analysis, a journalism class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has produced a list of seven candidates for "Deep Throat," the anonymous source who helped two Washington Post reporters expose the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s.

Published Date: June 14, 2002


Summer workshop for teachers to boost knowledge of world religions

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau arts writer

Published Date:June 13, 2002

For the first time, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this summer is offering a weeklong institute for pre-collegiate teachers to boost their knowledge and understanding of world religions.

Published Date: June 13, 2002


Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 20 through July 7

Published Date:June 12, 2002

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Published Date: June 12, 2002


Ninety-six School of Chemical Sciences students honored

Published Date:June 12, 2002

Ninety-six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Published Date: June 12, 2002


School of Architecture honors students for achievement

Author: Melissa Mitchell, News Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2002

One hundred six undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2002 spring semester. A total of $293,900 in prizes was awarded.

Published Date: June 12, 2002


Evolution Film Festival featured at joint scientific meetings

Author: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 11, 2002

An evening Evolution Film Festival and talk by a world-renowned marine biologist will be free to the public when more than 1,000 scientists come to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 28-July 2 for the joint annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society for Systematic Biology.

Published Date: June 11, 2002


Bronze Tablet, UI's highest honor, lists 194 graduates

Published Date:June 6, 2002

One hundred ninety-four 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: June 6, 2002


College of Commerce honors top students

Author: Mary Timmins, College of Commerce and Business Administration

Published Date:June 4, 2002

The College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign honored its outstanding students at its annual Awards Banquet April 28 in the Illini Union in Urbana.

Published Date: June 4, 2002


I space opens two exhibitions Friday

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

Published Date:June 4, 2002

Two new exhibitions open Friday (June 7) at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: June 4, 2002


Students honored for international studies

Published Date:June 3, 2002

More than 150 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, most of them in graduate study, were honored at a recent reception for their success in winning various awards, fellowships and scholarships related to international study.

Published Date: June 3, 2002


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

Published Date:May 30, 2002

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Published Date: May 30, 2002


Boppart named one of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2002

Stephen A. Boppart, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen as one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.

Published Date: May 23, 2002


Zukoski named next vice chancellor for research

Author: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor

Published Date:May 21, 2002

Charles F. Zukoski, professor and head of the chemical engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next vice chancellor for research of the Urbana campus.

Published Date: May 21, 2002


Sophomore named one of 13 GE Fund scholars

Author: Jeff Unger, News Bureau

Published Date:May 17, 2002

Rynae E. Boler of Chicago, a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as one of 13 GE Fund Scholars chosen for outstanding academic performance and leadership.

Published Date: May 17, 2002