blog postsIllinois student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 10:45 am0 views The first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998, Thomas Dowling is poised to become the first in his family to graduate from collegeACES student blog: Not all classrooms have four wallsNov 6, 2017 10:15 am3 views Through study abroad, I learned that not all classrooms have four walls, and that there is something to be learned in every opportunity, regardless of where you are.Undergrads choose their own adventure in wildlife research groupOct 20, 2017 10:15 pm0 views The students are told, ‘If you have an interest in a particular part of the lab, let us know. We’ll let you try it out and see if you still like it after you’ve tried it.’Students stop hackers while earning course creditSep 13, 2017 9:30 am1 views 'We’re a major research university with a world-renowned Computer Science department.These students...can look at some our code and clean it up, make it more efficient, in just a few minutes'Interested in Illinois? Come visit us!Sep 11, 2017 2:00 pm0 views There are several opportunities for you to visit the Illinois campus, sit in on a class, and tour Housing facilitiesResearch Experience for UndergraduatesAug 7, 2017 3:15 pm0 views This summer, 10 undergrads performed research on imaging and microscopy technologies in the “Discoveries in Bioimaging” Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by NSFIllinois Chamber Singers in Vienna: Laughter, Schnitzel, and MusicAug 1, 2017 9:15 am1 views Undergraduate student Grace Currie writes of a few of her favorite things during a trip to Vienna, Austria, with the University of Illinois Chamber SingersSearching for an ancient Maya pilgrimage path: Fire and waterJul 30, 2017 4:15 pm0 views You can't just walk to the edge of the Mayan underworld. You have to beat a path to it.Welcome New Students!Jul 30, 2017 9:30 am0 views Welcome days for new Illinois students are August 24 - 27. Dive in!Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsJul 24, 2017 10:30 am1 views Researchers found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve waterA busy two weeks in Brazil for this Vet Med studentJul 12, 2017 1:00 pm1 views Once I stepped off the plane in Curitiba and entered my host family’s car, Brazilian culture surrounded me…and it was beautiful.Searching for an ancient Maya pilgrimage path: The elusive poolsJul 2, 2017 9:00 am1 views Researchers are mapping the final three of 25 sacred pools at Cara Blanca, an ancient Maya pilgrimage site in central BelizeIllini Summer Academies reveal new wonders for teensJun 20, 2017 1:45 pm8 views It's like suddenly seeing the world in a new way. That's how teens attending the Illinois 4-H Illini Summer Academies describe their time studying with University of Illinois instructors this week.Interested in attending Illinois? Get on our mailing listJun 20, 2017 9:15 am2 views Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini. Interested in Illinois? Come visit us this summer!Jun 2, 2017 9:15 am0 views See the Illinois campus for yourself. While on campus, you can also to visit a class or take a Housing tour.Where the wild turkeys aren’tMay 19, 2017 8:45 am0 views Wild turkeys are not endangered or dying out, but environmental officials want to know how forest management may be tailored to increase turkey populations and harvest.Snake Road SojournApr 19, 2017 9:15 am0 views Illinois Natural History Survey conservation biologist Mark Davis hopes treks to see snakes, frogs, salamanders and other creatures in the wild will instill in his students a commitment to work for conservation.Undergraduate Research Week, April 23 - 29Apr 16, 2017 10:30 am0 views Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois.Illinois junior Paige Jones: Where my ACES story beginsApr 14, 2017 10:30 am1 views As the university celebrates its 150th birthday, I think of all of my family members that were a part of those 150 years.History class organizes to fight hungerApr 4, 2017 9:00 am0 views It started as Leslie Reagan taught her United States history class about the Great Depression and the New Deal. “A third of the country was out of work, and people were starving.”Okavango Odyssey: Studying wildlife in BotswanaMar 30, 2017 10:45 am0 views U. of I. animal sciences students spent nine weeks studying wildlife in Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe Enclave Region.Resources to support our international communityMar 23, 2017 5:45 am0 views 'Our success rests on the principle of inviting the best and brightest into our community and supporting their capacity to thrive...' - Chancellor Robert JonesEngineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moonMar 22, 2017 3:15 pm701 views Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.Casting a net for conservation, and catching ducksMar 22, 2017 8:00 am2 views "Using telemetry to track the birds from different sites allows me to know exactly where each duck is sitting, what habitats it likes to use, and how long it stays in the region."Robotic arm gives architecture students more fabrication optionsMar 15, 2017 3:30 pm1 views The School of Architecture has a new fabrication tool for students to use in building objects they’ve designed.Interested in Illinois? Attend a campus summer program!Mar 1, 2017 3:45 pm0 views Considering Illinois for your college education? Explore Illinois this summer through these programsInterested in Illinois? Come visit us!Feb 13, 2017 7:45 am0 views There are many opportunities for you to see the campus, visit a class, meet some students, and check out housingIllinois technician combines engineering and creativity in a DIY synthesizerJan 27, 2017 10:30 am0 views Skot Wiedmann creates music on a palm-sized synthesizer he built in just a few hours. He can experiment with sound using his fingers on the surface to create chords and move up and down octaves.