blog postsAnnouncements$1.9 million available for campus utility conservation projectsMar 3, 2016 9:15 am29 views More than $1.9 million will be available for campus projects through the Revolving Loan Fund this semester. Departments and units interested in submitting utility conservation work for consideration are encouraged to complete the application online.Announcements2015-16 online courses offered Dec. 21-Jan. 15Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am11 views The U. of I. will again offer four-week online courses during winter break this year. Winter Session 2015-16 will run Dec. 21 through Jan. 15. The courses offer an opportunity for undergraduate degree-seeking students to take an active role in their education, learn time management, set goals and meet them as they work toward degree completion. Illinois faculty members teach the courses that are offered to U. of I. undergraduate students at the Urbana campus and nondegree students at other institutions.Announcements2017 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration ponders ‘challenging times’Jan 6, 2017 3:15 pm469 views With a theme of “Pursuing the Dream in Challenging Times,” the 2017 communitywide celebration of the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. includes a half-dozen events throughout Champaign and Urbana.Announcements2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarships availableNov 29, 2016 1:00 pm105 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.Announcements25th Annual CAS Lecture: Can We Feed and Fuel the World from Crops by 2050?Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am25 views Stephen P. Long, the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Plant Biology will deliver the 25th Annual CAS Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum. Long’s topic is “Feeding and Fueling the World from Crops: Will it be Possible by 2050?”Announcements5K Road Race for Animals to benefit A Pet’s Place and Wildlife Medical ClinicOct 15, 2015 8:45 am35 views Omega Tau Sigma, the professional veterinary fraternity, will host the 5K Road Race for Animals on Oct 25. Participants may run or walk, with or without a dog.AnnouncementsA mild January in IllinoisFeb 3, 2017 10:30 am174 views The statewide average temperature in January was 31.4 degrees, 5 degrees above normal, and the 14th-warmest January on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. AnnouncementsAAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and proceduresMar 31, 2016 9:15 am18 views The Urbana chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a workshop dealing with tenure and promotion issues. “Achieving Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures at UIUC” will be 2:30-4 p.m. April 14 at 314 B Illini Union.AnnouncementsAAUP hosts open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar on May 10May 5, 2016 9:00 am41 views The U. of I. chapter of the American Association of University Professors will host an open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 10 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union Room 210. AnnouncementsAbbott Power Plant hosts open house Nov. 6Oct 22, 2015 9:15 am45 views Energizing the U. of I. since 1941, Abbott Power Plant provides safe, reliable, environmentally compliant and cost-effective energy to support the mission of the university.AnnouncementsAbbott Power Plant stack to be dismantled ahead of gas boiler upgradesApr 19, 2017 2:30 pm116 views Abbott Power Plant’s 77-year-old south stack will be taken down in much the same way it went up, one piece at a time. Crews this month began preparations to disassemble the 197-foot concrete stack at the plant, located on the U. of I. campus at 1117 S. Oak St. The work is expected to end this summer.AnnouncementsACES offers alumni opportunity to bring youth to ‘college’Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am19 views Alumni of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to register to attend ACES Family Academies with their young Illini fans ages 8 to 13. The one-and-a-half-day event will take place July 7-8.AnnouncementsAdditional films and guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Feb 25, 2016 9:15 am361 views Five additional films and a list of special guests have been added to the lineup for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign and the U. of I.AnnouncementsAdvanced Material Characterization Workshop June 7-8May 5, 2016 9:00 am18 views The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory will host the 10th annual Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop at the Urbana campus June 7-8. This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of major analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications.AnnouncementsAgReach, a new international agricultural extension program, begins at IllinoisDec 5, 2016 2:15 pm62 views A new program for worldwide agricultural development kicked off Nov. 30 at Illinois. AgReach was welcomed by a West African drum performance and introduced by professor Alex Winter-Nelson, representing the agricultural and consumer economics department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. A worldwide smallholder farming initiative, AgReach closes gaps in agrisystems so that smallholder farmers thrive. Paul McNamara, an economist and a professor at Illinois, leads the initiative and the team of 18 professionals based at Illinois and in some of the poorest countries in the world, including Sierra Leone, Malawi and Bangladesh. With more than 20 years of experience in agricultural economics and development, McNamara founded AgReach to continue building the $22 million development portfolio composed of projects that have improved the quality of farming in more than 50 countries. “One thing notable about the AgReach program is the mix of disciplines and the breadth of experience among the team,” said Kim Kidwell, the College of ACES dean. “People are a key ingredient in any well-functioning and impactful extension program, and in a relatively short amount of time, the AgReach team has assembled a world-class group of development professionals and scholars to implement its program of capacity development and action-oriented research.” Initiated by the Modernizing Agriculture and Extension Services in 2012, AgReach builds upon other programs including the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services and the Malawi Strengthening Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Services Project, both housed at Illinois. More information may be found online.AnnouncementsAll Employee Expo scheduled for Oct. 20Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am32 views Do you have a work-related question that doesn’t have a simple answer? Are you unsure of which office to contact? Representatives from campus, community and affiliated organizations will provide information about benefits, services, programs and other related topics at the All Employee Expo.AnnouncementsAllerton sponsors Winter Wellness WalksDec 19, 2016 3:45 pm51 views The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park will be holding illuminated Winter Wellness Walks Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. until Jan. 16. The free walk runs from the mansion parking lot through the Avenue of the Formal Gardens and the Brick Wall Garden to the Visitor Center.AnnouncementsAmazon to open new pickup location at the Illini Union BookstoreJul 13, 2016 8:00 am170 views Amazon has announced an agreement with the U. of I. to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. The first Amazon pickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois offers the campus community a place to pick up and return Amazon orders.AnnouncementsAnnual beginning teacher conference adds boot camp for new alumniJun 27, 2016 8:00 am292 views 2016 graduates of the U. of I. teacher preparation programs who will begin their first teaching jobs this fall are invited to take part in a boot camp offered June 30-July 1, including joint sessions with the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Beginning Teacher Conference.AnnouncementsEducationAnnual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am170 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference.AnnouncementsApplications and nominations being accepted for IPRH Prizes for Research in the HumanitiesFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am28 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is soliciting submissions and nominations for the IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities for the 2015-16 academic year.AnnouncementsApplications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships availableMar 3, 2016 9:00 am15 views Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships are available electronically through the staff human resources home page.AnnouncementsApplications open for Alternative Academic Career Pre-Doctoral WorkshopsJul 27, 2016 4:15 pm60 views Applications for the 2017 Alternative Academic Career Summer Workshops for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities – an initiative of the Humanities Without Walls consortium – are now available at the HWW website. These workshops will showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy in an uncertain academic job climate. They are a continuation of a workshop series offered in 2015 and 2016 in conjunction with the Chicago Humanities Festival for students from HWW member institutions. In 2017, HWW will sponsor its first national summer workshop for graduate students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system.AnnouncementsApplications to work with EJP at Danville Correctional Center due Oct. 1Sep 10, 2015 9:30 am18 views Each fall and spring, the Education Justice Project accepts applications from faculty and staff members, graduate students and community members who wish to participate in the programming at the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-high security men’s state prison. The project instructors are unpaid volunteers.AnnouncementsApply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 4Sep 16, 2016 10:45 am14 views Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed associates (tenured) or fellows (untenured) and are awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming year. AnnouncementsApply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 7Sep 17, 2015 9:30 am14 views Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors.AnnouncementsArbor Day Celebration is April 29Apr 28, 2016 9:00 am35 views Facilities and Services and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will host an Arbor Day celebration from noon to 1 p.m. April 29, on the Quad near Noyes Laboratory.AnnouncementsArbor Day celebration to recognize 2016 Tree Campus USA distinctionApr 24, 2017 3:45 pm8 views Students, faculty members, staff and visitors to the U. of I. campus can grab a shovel and help plant one of five new trees Friday, April 28, on National Arbor Day. Campus LifeAnnouncementsArboretum's Family Fall Festival to be held on Oct. 13Oct 9, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A day of family fun will take place Saturday (Oct. 13) during the Family Fall Festival at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, contests and exhibits while learning more about horticulture.AnnouncementsArchitect selected for Nesbitt Center construction projectDec 7, 2016 12:15 pm777 views A Chicago-based architecture firm led by an Illinois alumna has been selected to design the rebuilt Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.AnnouncementsArchitecture students to document the historic Schweikher HouseSep 7, 2016 3:15 pm138 views This fall, U. of I. graduate students in the School of Architecture's recording historic buildings seminar will prepare drawings and other documentation on the historic Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg, Illinois, for the Historic American Buildings Survey. AnnouncementsArea agencies to conduct hazmat drill on campus July 27Jul 25, 2016 2:45 pm132 views A hazardous materials drill will take place on the University of Illinois campus July 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.AnnouncementsAriel Waldman presents ‘Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ on March 1Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am66 views The University Library will host Ariel Waldman, who will give a lecture titled “Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. A reception will follow.AnnouncementsArt at the Y presents ‘Behind Closed Doors-No More’Oct 22, 2015 9:00 am19 views The University YMCA will present the “Behind Closed Doors No-More” exhibition series, displaying linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak. The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Y’s Murphy Gallery, followed by a gallery talk with Kazmierczak at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.AnnouncementsArt at the Y presents ‘Growing Community’Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am18 views Art at the Y presents “Growing Community,” a collection of photographs that document the work of several local community efforts to grow healthy food close to home and to make it accessible to everyone.AnnouncementsArt at the Y presents ‘Transformation of Being’Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am31 views The University YMCA announces the upcoming Art at the Y exhibition "Transformation of Being,” which will feature the paintings of Oscar Luis Martínez.AnnouncementsArt of Science 7.0: Images show the beauty of researchApr 11, 2017 9:30 am122 views Artistically enhanced research images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology will be shown at the Art of Science 7.0 exhibit.AnnouncementsArtist in residence: Coach Bob ZuppkeOct 21, 2016 1:15 pm102 views Many know Robert Zuppke (1879-1957) as Illinois’ longest-serving football coach, whose teams won or tied for four national championships and seven conference championships between 1913 and 1941. But he also was an in-demand motivational speaker, a syndicated sports writer, co-author of a popular sports comic strip and an accomplished and prolific artist. AnnouncementsAstronomy department hosts first open house April 23Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am26 views The U. of I. astronomy department will host its first open house April 23, telling guests to stop by the campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., anytime between 1- 5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.AnnouncementsAudiology Clinic offers free adult hearing screeningsJan 23, 2017 1:15 pm101 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings Jan. 25 through April 22. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email. AnnouncementsAudiology Clinic offers free hearing screeningsMay 26, 2016 3:15 pm209 views The Audiology Clinic at the U. of I. is offering free hearing screenings June 1 to July 22. Screenings appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. The clinic does not schedule appointments by email.AnnouncementsAudiology Clinic offers free hearing screeningsOct 3, 2016 2:00 pm70 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free hearing screenings through Nov. 18. Screenings appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. The clinic does not schedule appointments via email.AnnouncementsAward-winning author Powell to present in Sesquicentennial Reading SeriesApr 12, 2017 3:15 pm27 views Patricia Hruby Powell, an award-winning young-adult author and Illinois alumna, will provide the third reading and discussion for the Illini Union Bookstore reading series marking the University of Illinois’ 150th year. AnnouncementsBACH offers German Baroque ChristmasDec 10, 2015 12:45 pm23 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana will offer the holiday music program "A German Baroque Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark St., Champaign.AnnouncementsBACH to perform Messiah sing-along Nov. 29Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am7 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana will perform a Messiah sing-along at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy.AnnouncementsBaroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana announces 20th anniversarySep 24, 2015 9:00 am64 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana announces its 20th anniversary season. When holding its first concert, the group had no idea it would still be bringing baroque music to central Illinois in 2015.AnnouncementsBeckman Institute Director’s Seminar scheduled for Dec. 3Nov 19, 2015 9:00 am13 views John Erdman, a professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition and a part-time faculty member in the Bioacoustics Research Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present the next Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar at noon Dec. 3. AnnouncementsBeckman Institute Director’s Seminar: Luthey-Schulten to present Nov. 5Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am5 views Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten, a part-time faculty member in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present “Stochastic Simulations of Cellular Processes: From Single Cells to Colonies.” The lecture will begin at noon Nov. 5 in Room 1005 of the Beckman Institute as part of the Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar. Lunch will be provided.AnnouncementsBeckman Institute presents lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 23Sep 10, 2015 9:45 am41 views Dr. Richard Isaacson and Max Lugavere will discuss “The Role of Nutrition in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease” at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.AnnouncementsBecome an environmental championMar 10, 2016 9:15 am11 views Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest-running state environmental awards program.