blog postsIllinois recognized on several lists in 2015Dec 18, 2015 2:30 pm13168 views A variety of businesses, organizations and news publications included Illinois on "best of" lists this year.Class of 2016 includes San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey LiugetMay 2, 2016 4:30 pm5466 views Corey Liuget left Illinois after his junior year for a multimillion-dollar NFL contract, but he never forgot the importance of a college degree. This spring, he’s completing his final requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in sociology.What ‘Back to the Future Part II’ got wrong (and right), according to Illinois expertsOct 15, 2015 4:30 pm4970 views Experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign weigh in on a few predictions the movie 'Back to the Future Part II' got wrong – and right – and their own forecasts for future technology.Illinois named #11 of The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015Dec 10, 2015 3:15 pm4352 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named #11 of “The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015” by the Active Times.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 7, 2016 3:15 pm2869 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships - 31 graduate students, and five undergraduates.Bronze Tablet scholars leave lasting legacyMay 11, 2015 9:00 am2662 views Illinois’ seemingly endless wall of tablets feature the names of the top 3 percent of each graduating class that earned University Honors.Paralympian Jean Driscoll on being 'picked on,' then 'picked out'Jul 23, 2015 4:00 pm2657 views In the following excerpts from an interview with the University of Illinois Archives in 2010, Illinois alumna Jean Driscoll discusses navigating school, teaching herself to ride a bike and discovering her passion for wheelchair athletics.Illinois freshmen (and their parents) on new year nervesAug 3, 2015 10:00 am1901 views What's your #ILLINOISlove story?Feb 11, 2016 2:30 pm1750 views We asked University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumni to share how they first met their significant others, from a Reddit meetup to a nude drawing class to a Homecoming party.Class of 2016: The 40-year plan worked for herMay 11, 2016 9:15 am1634 views Graduating senior Donna O’Shaughnessy wouldn’t have it any other wayParalympic training facility gets upgraded, new lookMar 27, 2015 9:30 am1517 views The University of Illinois will be well-represented at the 2015 Boston Marathon, with 15 wheelchair racers participating. Those athletes will be more prepared this year thanks to a renovated and upgraded training facility.Professor Joy Harjo wins $100,000 poetry award for lifetime achievementSep 10, 2015 2:00 pm1404 views The professor of English and American Indian Studies has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the highest honor given by the Academy of American Poets.High school students Discover Architecture at IllinoisMar 30, 2015 2:15 pm1338 views The Discover Architecture program gives high school students an opportunity to learn about architecture and gain a taste of the experience of studying architecture in college.Studying history to shape the futureMay 27, 2015 10:45 am1310 views In the course of answering questions about the history of education, Professor James Anderson helps shape its future.Open House weekend, March 10, 11Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am1058 views On March 10th and 11th, the campus will welcome hundreds of high school students for the renowned Engineering Open House and others.Did you miss the BTN premiere of 'Making Their Mark?' Watch it nowOct 1, 2015 4:30 pm1054 views Three great women of Illinois -- athlete Jean Driscoll, entomologist May Berenbaum and computer artist Donna Cox -- are featured in this new 30 minute program.Illinois graduate student wins Ford FellowshipAug 20, 2015 8:30 am1029 views Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of 60 students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.Disability pioneer Tim Nugent nominated for Congressional Gold MedalJul 29, 2015 2:00 pm1016 views On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Timothy Nugent.University of Illinois honored at Mid-America Emmy AwardsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm972 views The university's Big Ten Network non-athletic programming producers and its journalism students were recognized at the Mid America Regional Emmy Awards on October first.At Illinois, disability doesn't mean being disabledOct 14, 2015 10:15 am966 views When Illinois wheelchair athletes aren’t training, Daisy - a two year old basset hound - is on one of their treadmills.Illinois again earns a spot on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools listFeb 18, 2016 3:30 pm946 views The University of Illinois is the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with 2,026 graduates having served since the agency was created in 1961.Congrats, #ILLINOIS2017May 4, 2017 10:00 am939 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.On the Road to Rio: Paralympic athletes prepare for qualifying trialsJun 10, 2016 9:00 am799 views Wheelchair track head coach Adam Bleakney said he predicts about 8-10 Illini will achieve marks high enough to qualify as official U.S. Paralympic competitors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. The Paralympic trials will be held June 30 through July 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are a few Illinois faculty you can learn from in (and out) of the classroomAug 17, 2015 9:45 am730 views You see them in class or in the lab, but Illinois faculty are also tweeting, podcasting, Instagramming and making YouTube videos. Let these Illinois professors, scientists, writers and musicians make your social media feed another place to learn.Many countries, one Indoor World CupApr 6, 2015 3:00 pm720 views Many campus events celebrate diversity, international doctoral student Oki Abiodun said, but the Indoor World Cup and a collective passion for soccer really brings students together.Rock on, Chimes-style: Altgeld Ringers to host 'jukebox' concert SaturdaySep 22, 2015 10:15 am598 views The Altgeld Ringers, Illinois students who perform music on the Altgeld Hall Chimes, will be hosting a concert Saturday and performing everything from the soundtrack from the video game "Zelda" to "Fly Me To The Moon." Illini Union to host Finals Nap Room on Tuesday, Dec. 15Dec 11, 2015 2:45 pm567 views The event will be held in Illini Union room 210 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Preserving Illinois students' experiencesMar 12, 2015 4:45 pm553 views The Student Life and Culture Archives at the U of I Libraray preserves and protects student experiences captured in scrapbooks, letters, videos, photos and oral histories as far back as the mid-1800s.Hidden gems of University of Illinois a cappellaMay 8, 2017 1:15 pm518 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.Two Illinois students chosen as Howard Hughes Medical Institute International FellowsJul 30, 2015 1:15 pm498 views Illinois students Hua Wang and Yang Xu (both from China) have been chosen as 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellows.