blog postsArtsCampusFlatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am457 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 am829 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 am1110 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 pm868 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 am694 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 am363 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 am9886 views CampusHealthHanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am1815 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 am1153 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 am589 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 pm2509 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 pm606 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 pm556 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 am1103 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 pm2660 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 am1281 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 am5224 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 am705 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 pm3614 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 pm2327 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 am1743 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 pm1144 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 am1422 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 am1318 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 am1549 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 am8270 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 pm2208 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 am752 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 pm342 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 am2688 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 am1586 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 pm354 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 pm158 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 pm411 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 am937 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 am3292 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 am77 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.ArtsCampusIllini Gadget Garage will provide a space to repair electronics on campusAug 24, 2015 9:00 am242 views The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics. The goal of the Gadget Garage project – part of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – is to extend the useful life of electronic products and reduce electronic waste.CampusLAS dean Barbara J. Wilson named acting chancellorAug 20, 2015 9:45 am12 views Barbara J. Wilson, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will serve in the role ofchancellor while the campus conducts a nationwide search to replace former Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise.ArtsCampusJapan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am838 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.ArtsCampusHumanitiesNew art exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum open Aug. 27Aug 19, 2015 9:00 am134 views Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27. Four exhibitions will open that evening, including a solo exhibition by acclaimed sculptor Nnenna Okore, current work by U. of I. faculty members, and two collection-based shows. A public reception will begin at 6 p.m.CampusU. of I. scholars awarded fellowships from American Council of Learned SocietiesJul 24, 2015 11:15 am30 views A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies.EducationCampusAnnual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the artsJul 21, 2015 11:15 am53 views An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.The STEM Beginning Teacher Conference, July 28-29 in Champaign, will be the third such event organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative – but the first time that the agenda will include sessions focusing on instructional strategies for the arts. CampusFive U. of I. graduate students earn National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate FellowshipsJul 13, 2015 11:15 am40 views Five University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense. CampusU. of I. students taking part in Fulbright summer study program in the UKJul 9, 2015 11:15 am65 views Three University of Illinois students are among the 61 college freshmen and sophomores nationwide awarded expenses-paid opportunities to study in the United Kingdom this summer.