blog postsHonorsLecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm233 views The Institute of Contemporary Art’s “artful book club,” ICA Reads, has selected “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” as its 2017 pick for a book of critical and societal importance. A reinterpretation of Octavia E. Butler’s science-fiction masterpiece “Kindred,” the book was adapted by School of Information Sciences at Illinois alumnus and adjunct lecturer Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. A New York Times bestseller, the novel tells the story of a young black woman’s time-travel between her home in 1970s California and a plantation in the antebellum South.HonorsKuklinski honored with career achievement awardJul 14, 2017 10:15 am42 views James H. Kuklinski, a professor emeritus of political science at Illinois, has been honored with the 2017 Hazel Gaudet Erskine Political Psychology Career Achievement Award, given by the American Political Science Association’s Political Psychology Section.HonorsIllinois Fire Service Institute’s Brauer to receive awardJun 20, 2017 3:15 pm130 views Brian Brauer, the associate director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award on June 21 at Auburn University. Brauer’s doctoral dissertation presented a case study of an Illinois fire department that underwent organizational culture change following a firefighter’s line-of-duty death. HonorsFourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm2131 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni will pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year via student Fulbright grants. Applications are open for Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year.HonorsThree U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am554 views Three Illinois students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer: Adam LoBue, of Brooklyn, New York; Jenny Peruski, of Bangkok; and Eileen Witthoff, of DeKalb, Illinois.HonorsFaculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm250 views Twelve faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2017. During its annual promotion review process, the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure identifies scholars whose contributions have been extraordinary in terms of quality of work and overall achievement.HonorsStudent awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 24, 2017 12:30 pm128 views Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded an $18,500 Boren Scholarship for a 2017-18 study abroad experience in Jordan.HonorsU. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am363 views U. of I. student Amber Winters, a resident of Colona, Illinois, is one of four U.S. students selected for a three-week cultural and academic summer program in Scotland.HonorsBeckman Institute researcher awarded Postdoctoral Scholar AwardMay 10, 2017 2:30 pm57 views Yue Zhuo, a postdoctorate fellow in the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at Illinois, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Scholar Award for a paper that was submitted to the annual Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference.HonorsFour Illinois professors elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 2, 2017 4:45 pm2434 views Four University of Illinois professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.HonorsGoldwater scholarship recipients announcedApr 28, 2017 1:00 pm370 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. One student was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the next two academic years, and two others earned honorable mentions.HonorsFaculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm234 views Champaign, Ill. – Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at an April 26 reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. HonorsPrice honored with Office Professional of the Year AwardApr 25, 2017 2:45 pm136 views Anne Price received the 2017 Office Professional of the Year Award from the Secretariat at Illinois. HonorsFour faculty members to be honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipApr 25, 2017 12:00 pm177 views Four Illinois faculty will be formally honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership at an April 25 dinner tonight.HonorsCampus LifeEducationComputerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm908 views College of education faculty member Hua-Hua Chang will receive 2017 E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program at the AERA Awards Luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will take place during the AERA’s annual meeting, April 27-May 1 in San Antonio.HonorsAnnouncementsIllinois chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 13, 2017 8:00 am446 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.HonorsCampusStudent in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm549 views Thomas Dowling, a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Chicago native, was selected from a nationwide pool of nominees as one of 62 Truman Scholars.HonorsCampusCampus LifeSeven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am846 views Seven academic professionals were honored with 2017 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 6. Now in its 29th year, the program honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who provide critical support for administration, research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.HonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois professor awarded ACLS fellowshipApr 5, 2017 10:45 am540 views University of Illinois professor Erik S. McDuffie is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.HonorsCollege of Engineering professors honoredMar 15, 2017 4:15 pm133 views Princess U II Imoukhuede, a professor of bioengineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her proposal “qBio+cBio=sBio; Identifying the role of cross-family signaling in angiogenesis.”moreHonorsIllinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 14, 2017 3:15 pm52 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced its inaugural class of New Horizons summer research fellows for 2017. The program supports faculty summer research and pays for an undergraduate research assistant to support the project. HonorsIllini Emergency Medical Services honoredMar 9, 2017 10:45 am189 views Illini Emergency Medical Services recently won three competitive awards: Striving for Excellence in Campus EMS, Collegiate EMS Video of the Year and Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 24th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation conference in Baltimore in late February. IEMS is one of 246 campus-based emergency medical services organizations in North America, and one of 100 that attended the conference. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members, Ph.D. student honoredFeb 1, 2017 2:15 pm193 views Aerospace engineering professor John Lambros and his Ph.D. student, Owen Kingstedt, were recognized with the 2017 Society of Experimental Mechanics M. Hetényi Award. An aerospace engineering faculty member since 2000, Lambros has simultaneously garnered SEM’s 2017 P.S. Theocaris Award, which recognizes a senior individual for distinguished, innovative and outstanding work in optical methods and experimental mechanics.moreAnnouncementsHonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesTwo Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1712 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.HonorsU of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am908 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredNov 29, 2016 3:00 pm85 views Paul Fischer, a professor of computer science and of mechanical science and engineering, and research colleague Misun Min at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently earned an R&D 100 Award, which recognizes top technologies of the year. Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the awards are organized by R&D Magazine. more HonorsAnnouncementsPhysical SciencesSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am1949 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Jianjun Cheng, Brian T. Cunningham, Kevin T. Pitts, Bruce L. Rhoads, Chad M. Rienstra and Josep Torrellas.HonorsAgricultureAnnouncementsEngineeringHealthLife SciencesPhysical SciencesEight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6239 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."HonorsMarlah Bonner McDuffie honoredNov 8, 2016 3:45 pm122 views The Secretariat honored Marlah Bonner McDuffie, an associate dean for advancement at the College of Media at Illinois, with the 2016 Boss of the Year Award. The Secretariat is comprised of Illinois employees in certain civil service classifications. Bonner McDuffie was honored at the Oct. 19 awards luncheon and was nominated by Colleen Hammel. Kathleen Harleman, the acting dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was nominated by Rebecca Nash. More information about The Secretariat may be found online.HonorsIllinois Art Education Association honors Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art MuseumNov 8, 2016 8:00 am44 views The Illinois Art Education Association has named Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art Museum at Illinois the 2016 Museum Art Educator of the Year. The award annually recognizes exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member. The award was presented at the IAEA conference in Normal, Illinois, on Nov. 4. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredOct 31, 2016 4:30 pm117 views Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association in the organization’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.HonorsGuillen chosen to spearhead the use of recommended practices for young children with disabilitiesOct 12, 2016 11:15 am120 views Chelsea Guillen, the early intervention ombudsman for the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will serve as a statewide ambassador to spearhead use of newly recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Guillen joins a group of 16 experts chosen by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.HonorsIllinois School of Architecture among DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Programs for 2016-17Oct 3, 2016 4:30 pm153 views The Illinois School of Architecture’s Master of Architecture degree program is among DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s “Top 25 Programs 2016-17 According to Hiring Professionals.” The ranking of National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited degree programs appears in DesignIntelligence’s third quarter 2016 issue. DesignIntelligence compiles the rankings from a survey of professional practitioners who hire and supervise graduates of architecture programs.HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredSep 26, 2016 3:45 pm93 views Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named to Science News SN10: Scientists to Watch. Chen is coaxing nanomaterials to self-assemble in new and unexpected ways to mimic the machinery that living cells have already perfected. moreCampusHonorsUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1372 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.HonorsProfessor Cara A. Finnegan honored by the National Communication AssociationSep 23, 2016 9:15 am174 views Cara A. Finnegan, a professor of communication at Illinois, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address. HonorsFour doctoral students honoredSep 12, 2016 4:45 pm53 views Four doctoral students were honored for the quality of their work using survey research methodology. The two winners of the 2016 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards received $2,000 awards and plaques commemorating their achievement. Two other students each received an honorable mention certificate and $200. Ferber and Sudman, in whose memory the awards were established, were eminent scholars at Illinois in the field of survey research.HonorsPeter Ashbrook receives Honorary Life AwardSep 12, 2016 3:15 pm59 views The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association gave Peter Ashbrook the Honorary Life Award – its highest individual honor – at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, last month. Ashbrook, who retired last year, served the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 21 years, most recently as the director of the Division of Research Safety. Ashbrook organized the first College and University Hazardous Waste Conference in 1982, wrote regular columns on laboratory waste minimization and laboratory safety in academia for 14 years for the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, served in several leadership positions for CSHEMA, and made numerous presentations on laboratory safety issues at professional conferences. HonorsStudents receive American Society of Landscape Architecture awardSep 7, 2016 2:45 pm83 views The American Society of Landscape Architects named a group of Illinois graduate students among its award recipients for 2016. Selected from 271 entries representing 71 schools, the ASLA student awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredAug 31, 2016 3:00 pm106 views Mani Golparvar-Fard, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the 2016 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Golparvar-Fard was cited for his “cutting-edge research focused on creating new knowledge in computer vision sensing and analytics to formalize simple yet effective project monitoring and control techniques for construction teams, as well as for his active engagement teaching philosophy.”more HonorsChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm932 views Chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, 131 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall. The Campus Honors Program admits up to 125 freshmen each year and up to 20 additional students join the program at the beginning of their sophomore year.HonorsEngineering faculty members appear in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and EngineeringJul 28, 2016 3:45 pm208 views The U. of I. is represented in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data. Faculty researchers from several different disciplines were represented: Prashant K. Jain, Jeffrey S. Moore, Catherine Jones Murphy and Ralph G. Nuzzo (chemistry); Tami C. Bond, Wen-Tso Liu and Billie F. Spencer Jr. (civil and environmental engineering); Minh Do, Pramod Viswanath and Daniel Liberzon (electrical and computer engineering); and John A. Rogers (materials science and engineering).HonorsDana Gillon honored with the 2016 APPA Pacesetter AwardJul 26, 2016 3:00 pm96 views Dana Gillon, coordinator of special programs for the U. of. I., was honored with the 2016 APPA Pacesetter Award. APPA, previously known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. Pacesetter award recipients were recognized July 12 during the 2016 APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredJul 6, 2016 2:45 pm152 views Brendan Harley, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Each year the academy invites engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines to attend the event.more Jennifer T. Bernhard, the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, has been elected to the Engineering Research Council Executive Board of Directors for 2016-19. As part of the American Society of Engineering Education, the Engineering Research Council is composed of representatives from engineering colleges, industry and government as a forum for discussion of problems and exchange of information pertaining to the research activities of ASEE members.moreHonorsBook published by University of Illinois Press wins awardJun 8, 2016 4:45 pm364 views The book “Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers” by Adam Mack, published by the University of Illinois Press, won an award for superior achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredJun 1, 2016 1:00 pm234 views College of Engineering faculty members Paul V. Braun, Huimin Zhao, Jianming Jin, Rizwan Uddin and Jessica Krogstad were all recently honored, and a former nuclear reactor on campus became an America Nuclear Society Nuclear Historic Landmark.HonorsPlewa named 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi ScholarMay 27, 2016 11:15 am297 views Michael J. Plewa, a professor emeritus of genetics and University Scholar at Illinois, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society - as the 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. Plewa received the award for his achievements in research, teaching, service and leadership.HonorsThree U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am421 views Three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer. During the past 10 years, the program has sent over 5,000 American undergraduate and graduate students overseas to learn critical languages.HonorsTen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsMay 23, 2016 11:00 am351 views Ten University of Illinois students have been offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build international relations to solve global challenges. HonorsFour receive awards for excellence in faculty leadershipMay 18, 2016 2:45 pm140 views Four faculty members were honored with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership at the Celebration of Academic Service and Leadership event held at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on May 11. Given by the Office of the Provost, the three annual awards recognize faculty members who distinguish themselves with their vision of the future and their effort to enable and promote others in shaping that future. Each award consists of an honorarium of $2,000 for the personal use of the recipient and a personalized commemorative plaque. The event also recognized members of provost committees.