blog postsCampusHumanitiesThe back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2577 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.ArtsCampusSculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am591 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.Campus$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am10456 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.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.CampusCampus survey details sexual misconduct and student perceptions on university responsesSep 21, 2016 9:30 am130 views Detailed findings from the Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Climate survey, which was administered to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students in fall 2015, are available online.HumanitiesCampusHuman Library offers an opportunity for conversations to challenge stereotypesSep 16, 2016 9:15 am256 views A project called the Human Library is designed to challenge stereotypes by bringing people together to talk. A newly formed Champaign-Urbana chapter of the Human Library will hold its first event Sept. 22 as part of the Pygmalion Festival.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am400 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum looks at stories of migration, refugees and human rights as they relate to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – a region known as the Northern Triangle.HealthAnnouncementsCampusLi selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am6163 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. ArtsCampusFlatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am459 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will present the feature film “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, as well as short films created for Snapchat and the winners of the Flatlands film competition.ArtsCampusJapan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am842 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.EducationCampusAnderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1113 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.HumanitiesCampusSocial SciencesBrazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm876 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.CampusProject exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am696 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.ArtsCampusTransformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am370 views “BEAR” is the fourth performance in “The Unreliable Bestiary,” a lifelong project by University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver to present a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each representing an endangered animal or habitat. Weaver’s project tells the stories of animals and our relationships to them.CampusMay 2016 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 25, 2016 10:15 am10390 views CampusHealthHanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am1866 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.CampusHumanitiesSocial SciencesLatino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1155 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.CampusHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am594 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.CampusHumanitiesLife SciencesPhysical SciencesSocial SciencesSix Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2513 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.CampusCommencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm607 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.CampusUniversity and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm559 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.CampusWhite House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1105 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.HonorsCampusFaculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2663 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.CampusGoldwater scholarship winners announced by University of IllinoisApr 8, 2016 10:00 am1288 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.CampusMedia Advisory: Public forums to solicit input for campus master planApr 7, 2016 2:15 pm192 views Two upcoming public forums will provide overviews of the process for updating the campus master plan and ask for ideas on the future of the Urbana campus. CampusU. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5232 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.CampusU. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am709 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.CampusAugust and December 2015 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedFeb 25, 2016 12:30 pm3652 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. CampusJosh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2333 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. CampusCampus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1753 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. CampusExecutive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1148 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.CampusCampus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1428 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.CampusAthletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1320 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.CampusU. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1558 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.EngineeringCampusEducationPhysical SciencesIllinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8310 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.EducationCampusHealthTim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2240 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.CampusCampus announces change in athletic leadershipNov 9, 2015 10:45 am170 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced today the campus will make a change in leadership of its Division of Intercollegiate Athletics by exercising a “without cause” separation clause in Director of Athletics Mike Thomas’ contract. EngineeringCampusCarle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am763 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. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm355 views The new executive director of the U. of I.'s Willard Airport has more than 25 years airport management experience. David "Gene" Cossey (COO-zee) was named the airport's executive director Oct. 20 following a national search led by a university-appointed committee. He will start Dec. 7.CampusU. of I. Homecoming 2015 activities will run from Oct. 18-24Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am290 views Activities for the 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Homecoming, its 105th, take place Oct. 18 (Sunday) through Oct. 24 (Saturday).ArtsCampusEbert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am885 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.CampusEngineeringHealthCommittee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2702 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 2016CampusHonorsHumanitiesLife SciencesUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1589 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.CampusBill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1883 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.CampusDocumentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTNSep 16, 2015 2:45 pm355 views A new documentary premiering on the Big Ten Network features three extraordinary women at the University of Illinois. “Making Their Mark” will air on BTN on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CDT.CampusFreshmen student total at Urbana-Champaign campus approaches decade-old recordSep 8, 2015 4:45 pm161 views A near-record 7,565 freshmen enrolled on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus for the fall semester, according to enrollment statistics released today on the 10th day of classes. CampusFeser named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateSep 3, 2015 12:15 pm413 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson has named as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate Edward J. Feser, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. His appointment will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval at its Sept. 10 meeting.CampusChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am999 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.CampusMay 2015 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 25, 2015 11:00 am3376 views Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.Campus'We Care' campaign aims to increase awareness of sexual misconduct resourcesAug 25, 2015 10:00 am114 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a campaign to increase awareness of the resources available at the University and in the Champaign-Urbana community for everyone affected by sexual violence.