blog postsCampus LifeLibrary offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am9597 views The only things one needs to learn Mandarin Chinese or nearly 30 other languages is a computer with a microphone, a University of Illinois NetID and plenty of phonetic practice.HonorsEducationSix Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6369 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.HonorsAgricultureAnnouncementsEngineeringHealthLife SciencesPhysical SciencesEight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6070 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."HealthAnnouncementsCampusLi selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am5635 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. Expert ViewpointsHealthHumanitiesWhat does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika?Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am3867 views With its easy-to-miss symptoms and link to birth defects, the Zika virus is very similar to German measles (rubella), according to history professor Leslie ReaganCampus LifeStudents give input on Nesbitt black cultural center building, futureJan 7, 2016 8:45 am3366 views By 2018, after nearly five decades of using temporary campus facilities, the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will finally have a permanent building of its own.Expert ViewpointsEngineeringLife SciencesPhysical SciencesIs Academia Waking Up to the Problem of Sexual Harassment?Sep 19, 2016 2:15 pm3213 views U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy supports a federal legislative effort that would require universities to report – and federal funding agencies to consider – findings that any university professor engaged in discrimination on the basis of sex. HonorsSix academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am3045 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.Campus LifeJournalist Bob Woodward is first speaker in College of Law lecture series honoring Abraham LincolnJan 7, 2016 10:00 am2753 views In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of President Lincoln’s death and then, two years later, of the founding of the University of Illinois, the U. of I. College of Law will host “The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century,” a series of several lectures to be held in 2016 and 2017.HonorsCampusFaculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2643 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.HonorsCampus LifeUniversity of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2639 views The University of Illinois is among the top-five public universities in the nation for 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to information recently released from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.AnnouncementsAgricultureKidwell named College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences deanJul 15, 2016 9:15 am2538 views Currently the executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, Kimberlee Kidwell will be the new U. of I. dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences effective Nov. 1, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. She also will hold the inaugural Robert A. Easter Chair.BusinessAnnouncementsNew online master’s degree in strategic brand communication to prepare future brand leadersJan 5, 2017 9:00 am2519 views The online master’s degree in strategic brand communication, a unique joint program between the College of Business and College of Media, aims to prepare the strategic leaders of tomorrow in an ever-changing global digital-media environment.Campus LifeFeser delivers hard dose of reality, path for future in campus budget meetingsMar 31, 2016 9:00 am2485 views Two things haven’t changed since Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Edward Feser concluded a month of campus budget presentations: The state still doesn’t have a budget, and the university still doesn’t have its annual appropriation.AnnouncementsStephens named Nesbitt Center directorJan 3, 2017 10:30 am2236 views Nathan Stephens will become the director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center effective Jan. 9. The center is named for Bruce D. Nesbitt, who led the U. of I.'s Afro-American Cultural Program for 22 years.Campus LifeCampus LifeKilleen pushes state ‘compact’ to ensure predictable fundingJan 28, 2016 9:00 am2230 views While continuing to advocate for an end to the state's ongoing budget impasse, President Tim Killeen said Jan. 25 that the university is also proposing solutions to provide stable, predictable funding in the future.For ParentsA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2214 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsExpert ViewpointsHealthLife Sciences100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2177 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expertCampus LifeFinal issue of Inside Illinois announcedMay 5, 2016 9:00 am2080 views This is the final issue of Inside Illinois, but it’s not the end of the campus news function.AnnouncementsHu named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanDec 22, 2016 9:30 am1999 views Feng Sheng Hu, the associate dean for biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will become the LAS dean Jan. 1 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Campus LifeReport offers insights into Illinois students’ success after graduationApr 19, 2016 6:00 am1934 views Analysis of a first-ever campuswide survey of recent Illinois graduates provides extensive information on where those students ended up after college. Released today, the Illini Success initiative invited 7,701 bachelor’s degree recipients in 2014-15 from nine Urbana campus academic schools or colleges to participate.HonorsAnnouncementsPhysical SciencesSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am1906 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.CampusAnnouncementsWilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1716 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.AnnouncementsHonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesTwo Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1685 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.Expert ViewpointsEducationIs the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am1663 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychologyHonorsEight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1593 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 25 at the Student Dining and Residential Programs building. The award recognizes exceptional performance.CampusHonorsHumanitiesLife SciencesUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1580 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.Expert ViewpointsBusinessSocial SciencesWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am1540 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political scienceCampus LifeOn the Job: Brooke EisenmengerMar 24, 2016 10:00 am1531 views She just returned from Turkey and is planning a trip to Israel. This is the work life of Brooke Eisenmenger, the director of international advancement.Campus LifeFeser: We must create a budget paradigm for the futureMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1501 views Edward Feser, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, discusses a new budgeting approach. He said the approach is needed to help the campus move toward less dependency on state funding, to increase transparency in budgeting, and to ensure fiscal stability and academic excellence into the future.Campus LifeGeorgian prime minister – an Illinois alumnus – to visit Urbana campus April 27Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am1483 views Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of the country of Georgia and a 1998 master’s degree graduate in finance from the University of Illinois, will speak on campus April 27. He will make remarks and take questions at 4:45 p.m. in the Deloitte Auditorium of the Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The event is open to the public.Campus LifeNew eText option making textbooks interactive, cheaperFeb 11, 2016 2:45 pm1468 views There is a revolution brewing in the textbook world and, of course, the University of Illinois is leading it.For ParentsLaboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1444 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”Campus LifeElectric performanceMar 17, 2016 9:00 am1432 views What has become a favorite feature of the annual Engineering Open House is the Tesla Coil Concert, hosted this year on the Bardeen Engineering Quad.Expert ViewpointsLawHas fantasy sports crossed the line to become another form of online gambling?Oct 9, 2015 10:00 am1430 views A Minute With...™ John Kindt, expert on business and legal policyCampus LifeU. of I. is No. 2 in nation among public universities for international studentsNov 16, 2015 3:30 pm1428 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second top destination for international students attending public universities in the United States, according to the annual Open Doors report, released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education. The report ranks Illinois as second in the nation for international students in 2014-15 (fifth when accounting for private schools) and ninth for students participating in study abroad programs in 2013-14. According to the report, there are more international students studying in the U.S. today than at any time in history.Expert ViewpointsPhysical SciencesCan the FBI hack the iPhone?Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm1394 views A Minute With...™ computer scientist Roy H. CampbellCampus LifeStudent veterans say new center is a lifeline and oasisOct 1, 2015 9:30 am1385 views Returning service men and women have always faced the challenge of reintegrating into civilian life. But those returning with disabilities because of a combat injury face the additional challenge of having to redefine their physical identity.Life SciencesCampusCampus LifeDeathsPhysical SciencesKlaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1385 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.Expert ViewpointsSocial Sciences'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am1370 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyExpert ViewpointsPhysical SciencesCan data analytics help you fill out a March Madness bracket?Mar 7, 2017 9:30 am1360 views Fill in your March Madness bracket from the center out, says bracketologist Sheldon H. Jacobson.Honors36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1349 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.CampusHonorsUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1341 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.Campus LifeCampus LifeBoard of trustees approves revised background check policyJan 21, 2016 1:45 pm1339 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a revised policy requiring background checks for all new faculty, academic professional and civil service employees.Campus LifeConservation process continues for La Casa’s beloved muralJul 5, 2016 3:30 pm1338 views The chirp of screws being driven into wood and the whirr of drills filled the air in the front room of the old white house at 510 E. Chalmers St. that’s the birthplace of La Casa Cultural Latina and the former home of the U. of I.’s department of Latina/Latino studies. Art-handling company Terry Dowd Inc. project manager Darren Martin and his work crew are creating a roughly 6 feet by 6 feet panel, part of the “bread” that will be used to make a large art “sandwich.” The “meat” is a section of lathe, plaster and wallpaper of part of a wall covered with a vivid mural filled with bold depictions of heritage and social justice, of individual and community strength. “We basically sandwich the walls,” Martin said. “It almost turns it into a crate.”Campus LifeNew Faces 2015: Wencui HanDec 22, 2015 9:00 am1315 views Wencui Han is a new assistant professor in the department of business administration in the College of Business. Campus LifeDial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1310 views The campus Dial-A-Carol program broke its previous record by a long shot this holiday season, racking up an amazing 12,000 calls in seven days.Expert ViewpointsArtsTransgender bathrooms: An architectural perspectiveMay 26, 2016 11:00 am1292 views A Minute With...™ Kathryn Anthony, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of architectureCampus LifeStyrecycle introduces a new way to reduce campus wasteMay 4, 2016 4:45 pm1287 views Expanded polystyrene – more commonly known by its brand name “Styrofoam” – is everywhere. It makes up your disposable coffee cup, the packing peanuts in those care packages to students, and the insulation in your office walls. At Illinois, countless bottles of chemicals, biology specimens and fragile parts of lab equipment arrive in packaging made of Styrofoam every day, and, sadly, almost all of it gets tossed in the trash.Campus LifeOn the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1279 views When Valeri Nesbitt-Howard started working at the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center last year, it was like returning to a home she never really left.