blog postsCampus$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am10228 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.EngineeringCampusEducationPhysical SciencesIllinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8169 views Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.CampusMay 2016 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 25, 2016 10:15 am8124 views HealthAnnouncementsCampusLi selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am5506 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. CampusU. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5159 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.CampusAugust and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am5008 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.CampusAugust and December 2015 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedFeb 25, 2016 12:30 pm3533 views Dean’s List honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2015, as well as those who graduated in August 2015, have been announced by the University of Illinois. CampusMay 2015 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 25, 2015 11:00 am3080 views Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.CampusEngineeringHealthCommittee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2673 views A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016HonorsCampusFaculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2628 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.CampusHumanitiesThe back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2500 views A U. of I. journalism alumnus who is now the newsroom attorney for The New York Times got some unexpected online attention last week. The focus of that attention was his response to an open letter from Donald Trump’s attorney, demanding the paper retract and apologize for a story. McCraw’s brief letter to the attorney, published on the Times site, went viral on social media and shot to the top of the paper's most-read content. In an interview, he talks about the letter, his job and what he learned at Illinois.CampusHumanitiesLife SciencesPhysical SciencesSocial SciencesSix Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2471 views Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, bringing to 13 the number of U. of I. faculty members who have been honored with the fellowship over the last three years. This year’s fellows are Dennis Baron, Karin A. Dahmen, Craig Koslofsky, Mei-Po Kwan, Ralph W. Mathisen and Rebecca Stumpf.CampusJosh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2274 views Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman has been named director of athletics by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. EducationCampusHealthTim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2118 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them.CampusBill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1880 views Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade.CampusCampus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1728 views Effective Jan. 18, the popular self-balancing motorized devices known as hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CampusHealthHanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am1705 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.CampusAnnouncementsWilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1639 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.CampusHonorsHumanitiesLife SciencesUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1578 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.CampusU. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1525 views U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more than 30 students from the United States selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.CampusMay 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 10, 2014 9:00 am1441 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.CampusCampus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1411 views Last-minute shoppers will find many gift options on the U. of I. campus, including books on the wildlife of Illinois, a charming set of Nutcracker characters, Fighting Illini bobbleheads and a Star Wars-themed coffee mug -- items that say “Illini” in their own unique ways.CampusHonorsUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1333 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.CampusAthletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1305 views A committee to identify and recruit the next director of athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will proceed expeditiously but thoroughly in that process, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said today in announcing the committee roster.Life SciencesCampusCampus LifeDeathsPhysical SciencesKlaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1272 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.CampusGoldwater scholarship winners announced by University of IllinoisApr 8, 2016 10:00 am1212 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. Two of the students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, and a third earned honorable mention.CampusHumanitiesSocial SciencesLatino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1136 views The history of Latinos in baseball is the subject of a new documentary, “Playing America’s Game,” which premieres Saturday, May 21, on the Big Ten Network. A production of BTN and the University of Illinois, the film profiles U. of I. history professor Adrian Burgos Jr., a leading expert on Latino baseball history.CampusExecutive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1136 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has hired Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, to assist with the search for a new director of athletics.CampusWhite House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1101 views University of Illinois faculty member Rebecca Ginsburg is among a small group of college and university leaders invited to participate in an upcoming roundtable discussion on prison reform at the White House.EducationCampusAnderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1091 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16.CampusBook highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm918 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.ArtsCampusEbert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am883 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival returns for an 18th year in April, and those who want the whole experience can soon purchase festival passes.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am879 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.HumanitiesCampusSocial SciencesBrazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm852 views Think Brazil and you might think beaches, rain forest, the 2016 Olympics – all far removed from central Illinois. Yet the University of Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.ArtsCampusJapan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am825 views Japan House's Matsuri festival celebrating Japanese culture will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.ArtsCampusJapan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am814 views Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.ArtsCampusSolo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am809 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.CampusChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am798 views One hundred forty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.CampusChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 9, 2013 9:00 am746 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred forty-two freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor's Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.EngineeringCampusCarle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am739 views Leaders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System announced the completion of a set of agreements and policies related to joint research practices and governance of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.CampusU. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am702 views Almost 50 University of Illinois students will spend their spring break not on the beach, but on the bus, taking a 2,500-mile trip through key cities and sites significant in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. This will be the sixth year for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.CampusProject exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am678 views A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.BusinessCampusU. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am642 views Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance, has been named the 10th dean of the College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.CampusLife SciencesPhysical SciencesFour Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am595 views Four Illinois researchers are recipients of 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Awardees receive $60,000 to be used as they wish to further their research.CampusAugust and December 2014 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 5, 2015 9:00 am593 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2014, as well as those who graduated in August 2014, have been announced by the University of Illinois.CampusAnnouncementsArtsHumanitiesBox office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am590 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.CampusCommencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm586 views The 145th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at Memorial Stadium.ArtsCampusSculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am569 views University of Illinois art professor Conrad Bakker's interest in Henry David Thoreau, and in the artificiality of objects, led him to create a sculpture of Thoreau's cabin.CampusHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am568 views University of Illinois history professor Harry Liebersohn has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a career of research achievements. This follows news earlier this spring that he had been named as a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin – the first U. of I. history professor, and perhaps the first Illinois professor in any field, to receive that honor.CampusUniversity and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm548 views Negotiators reach tentative agreement, and the NTFC will vote Sunday on whether to end its five-day work stoppage. NFTC membership to review and vote on the tentative agreement in the near future.