blog postsGirls Explore Biology Camp tackles a stereotypeJun 30, 2017 2:00 pm0 views Katy Heath teaches biology not only to college students, but to children during the Girls Explore Biology Camp, hosted each summer on campus. Illinois' Adam Bleakey named Team U.S.A.'s Paralympic National Coach of the YearJun 22, 2017 8:30 am2 views 'Bleakney further established himself as one of this best wheelchair racing coaches in the world after leading the U.S. women to a podium sweep in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter events...'Skilled in the art of writing - and how to teach itJun 21, 2017 2:00 pm0 views The poetry of Julie Price has growing resonance in the classroom and beyond. She won the $10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize for her poem, “Veins” -- out of more than 15,000 submissions.IHSI: Newest pillar of Illinois' research ecosystemJun 14, 2017 9:45 am0 views The Illinois Health Sciences Initiative has officially become a University-wide Research Institute.Danita Brown Young named Vice Chancellor for Student AffairsJun 13, 2017 9:00 am81 views Dr. Brown Young most recently served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.Food processing program, student farm allows campus to serve local, sustainably grown foodJun 12, 2017 10:45 am3 views How 'local' is the pizza sauce in residence halls? Walk right this way...Beloved staff member, comedian Tony Clements passes awayJun 12, 2017 10:15 am10 views Tony began his career at Illinois in 1967 as an undergraduate student athlete who played both football and basketball (albeit not great at either – his words).Make plans to watch the solar eclipse with Illinois ExtensionJun 12, 2017 10:15 am7 views Watch the spectacular 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in the spot of the longest duration...Marion, Illinois.Anderson named College of Education deanJun 12, 2017 8:45 am0 views James D. Anderson will become the dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16, pending BOT approval. He served as the college’s interim dean the past academic year.Illinois Library's interactive website celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth centennialJun 7, 2017 10:45 am1 views Website features personal stories about Brooks and materials from the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers housed at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library.Fred Kummerow, successful crusader against trans fats, dies at 102Jun 1, 2017 2:30 pm3 views Kummerow was a pioneer in the study of dietary contributors to heart disease who led a decades-long crusade to remove trans fats from the food supplyOutside at the Research Park: Elvin BishopJun 1, 2017 1:30 pm0 views Mank N Sass at 6:30pm, Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio at 7:30pm on July 21Wassaja Hall is the latest LEED certified buildingMay 30, 2017 9:00 am3 views Wassaja Hall, which opened fall 2016, is the newest officially certified green building on campus. Wassaja Hall was awarded LEED Gold certification this spring.Memorial Day and the history of Memorial StadiumMay 26, 2017 9:30 am1 views Monday marks the 46th official celebration of Memorial Day, although the day of observance has existed since after the Civil War. At Memorial Stadium, you can find 198 names of students, faculty and staff who died in World War I inscribed into its limestone columns.Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 25, 2017 9:30 am0 views Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, has been offered an $18,500 David L. Boren Scholarship to fully cover the cost of his academic year 2017-18 study abroad experience at the Qasid Institute for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic in Jordan.Happy birthday, Alma Mater!May 24, 2017 12:15 pm481 views In honor of her 88th birthday coinciding with the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, we’re taking a look at some of the iconic moments in Alma’s life.Critter cam: Red-tailed hawk found in a cornfield unable to flyMay 24, 2017 8:45 am0 views The finder brought him to a raptor rehabilitator, who then transferred the hawk to us for medical treatment.Reaping rewards of the university's largest solar arrayMay 23, 2017 9:00 am0 views By using the energy collected from the solar farm, Illinois pushes toward its pledge of being carbon neutral by 2050, a goal set in 2008.Computer science honored for increasing women's participation in computingMay 22, 2017 9:30 am2 views The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received the $100,000 Grand Prize for the NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Award.Major sections of Green Street to close for MCORE Project, May 22May 19, 2017 1:30 pm0 views Two sections of Green St. between Wright and Goodwin will close to through traffic. Significant detours for vehicular and pedestrian traffic will occur for primary campus locations.U of I supercomputer provides $1.08 billion direct return to illinois’ economyMay 17, 2017 4:00 pm0 views Blue Waters has a projected $1.08 billion direct economic impact on Illinois' economy and will have created 5,772 full-time equivalent employment from October, 2007 to June, 2019.What will happen to your campus IT services after graduation?May 9, 2017 8:30 am2 views Here’s what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois.Hidden gems of University of Illinois a cappellaMay 8, 2017 1:15 pm546 views As the members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s eight a cappella groups know, you don’t need instruments to make beautiful music.Congrats, #ILLINOIS2017May 4, 2017 10:00 am949 views In the last days before Commencement, we'll be sharing eight stories from #ILLINOIS2017 graduates about their time at Illinois -- the challenges, triumphs and places on campus they'll miss most.Commencement 2017: Get the appMay 3, 2017 3:30 pm2 views Get details on everything related to Commencement on your phoneCarle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:30 am0 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s nearly 100 faculty include prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise.Actor, alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 4:15 pm12 views Actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation") will be the commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Campus life on the silver screen: The 1916 film “Pro Patria”Apr 24, 2017 10:15 am4 views Advertised as “the first all-University movie ever attempted,” virtually ever aspect of the film was connected to campus.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 21, 2017 11:00 am1 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award to recognize their exceptional performance.Illini Summer Academies for high school studentsApr 19, 2017 10:00 am2 views Participants attend academy sessions led by university professors and enjoy a variety of engaging activities that provide a taste of just how cool college life can be.