blog postsHonorsEducationSix Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6390 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 am6270 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."HonorsSix academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am3052 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.HonorsCampus LifeUniversity of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2694 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.HonorsCampusFaculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2664 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.HonorsFour Illinois professors elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 2, 2017 4:45 pm2465 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.HonorsFourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm2315 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.HonorsAnnouncementsPhysical SciencesSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am1963 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.AnnouncementsHonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesTwo Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1722 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.HonorsEight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1618 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 am1590 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.CampusHonorsUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1383 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.Honors36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1370 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.HonorsFour Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1302 views Champaign, Ill. – Graduate students Bradford Coyle, Miriam Keep and Phoebe Shelor and undergraduate Daniel Levin have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during 2016-17.HonorsCampus LifeEducationComputerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm1017 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.HonorsChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm958 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.HonorsAwards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm939 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 26 with the 2016 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations, at the I Hotel and Conference Center.HonorsU of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am919 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. HonorsCampus LifePromotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am911 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.HonorsCampusCampus LifeSeven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am856 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.HonorsAchievementsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am809 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. Honors99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am791 views Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, 40 faculty members and 59 academic professionals retired from the U. of I., according to the Office of Academic Human Resources.HonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am651 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.HonorsCampus LifeRetirees, long-serving staff members recognizedOct 29, 2015 9:00 am577 views Recently retired and long-serving staff employees will be honored at the 2015 Staff Service Recognition Banquet Nov. 5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The program will honor 110 employees who retired between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015. In addition employess will be honored for service completed during that time.HonorsCampus LifeCampus promotionsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am568 views Jeff Moore will serve as the interim director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Paul Ellinger became the new vice provost for budget and resource planning; Katherine Galvin will join the Office of the Chancellor as an associate chancellor.HonorsThree U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am567 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.HonorsCampusStudent in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm557 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.HonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois professor awarded ACLS fellowshipApr 5, 2017 10:45 am551 views University of Illinois professor Erik S. McDuffie is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.HonorsCampus LifeCampus promotionsFeb 11, 2016 1:30 pm499 views Kimberly Armstrong will serve as the director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Center for Library Initiatives, effective March 1; Antoinette Burton, a professor of history and the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, has been named director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, pending the approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.HonorsAnnouncementsIllinois chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 13, 2017 8:00 am452 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.HonorsLecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm442 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.Campus LifeHonorsClassroom assessment is central topic of campus workshopsMar 17, 2016 9:00 am435 views Assessment is a tool that can be used to measure anything, but according to Jennifer Amos, a professor of bioengineering and this year's Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, it's especially useful in the classroom.HonorsThree U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am422 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.HonorsStudents awarded scholarships for academic excellence in honor of first Illinois studentDec 11, 2000 9:00 am387 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A group of distinguished incoming freshmen and returning scholars have been awarded James Newton Matthews Scholarships for academic excellence.HonorsGoldwater scholarship recipients announcedApr 28, 2017 1:00 pm383 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.HonorsU. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am374 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.HonorsBook published by University of Illinois Press wins awardJun 8, 2016 4:45 pm365 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. HonorsCampus LifePhi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am354 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 981 members at a campus ceremony this spring.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. Campus LifeHonorsPhi Eta Sigma initiates 942 freshmen into honor societyMay 17, 2001 9:00 am327 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 942 members at a campus ceremony this spring.HonorsAchievementsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am325 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.HonorsAchievementsJan 7, 2016 9:00 am313 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. HonorsSix academic professionals to be honored with CAPE awardApr 2, 2015 9:00 am297 views Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.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.HonorsLawLife SciencesPhysical SciencesFive named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am293 views Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.CampusHonorsFaculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am276 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday (April 22) for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.HonorsAchievementsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am265 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.HonorsAchievementsMar 24, 2016 9:00 am263 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.HonorsFaculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm253 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.HonorsFaculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm243 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.