blog postsAnnouncementsMedia Advisory: Public forums to provide Urbana campus master plan design updatesApr 7, 2017 1:45 pm137 views The Urbana campus will host two sessions April 11-12 to brief the campus community and the general public on the design update of the campus master plan.HonorsCampusCampus LifeSeven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am833 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.AnnouncementsPanel to discuss ‘The War on Facts’Apr 6, 2017 3:15 pm117 views Disinformation, “alternative facts” and the Trump administration’s battle with the mainstream media all will be topics in a panel discussion, “The War on Facts: Costs and Casualties,” April 13 at the University of Illinois. Expert ViewpointsLawIs Obamacare worth fixing?Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm484 views Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at Illinois, has spent much of his professional career examining the nation's health care system. He spoke with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates about the prospects for Obamacare.AnnouncementsPerformances by artist Autumn Knight scheduled for AprilApr 5, 2017 1:45 pm51 views Performance artist Autumn Knight will be on campus this month for two performances. Krannert Art Museum is hosting the first solo museum presentation – “Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal” – by Knight this semester. Knight incorporates elements of theater, dance, psychology and religious studies into her work, which examines with perceptions of race, gender and authority. HonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois professor awarded ACLS fellowshipApr 5, 2017 10:45 am536 views University of Illinois professor Erik S. McDuffie is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.DeathsDeathsMar 30, 2017 2:45 pm297 views Catherine “Katie” Ruth (Hedrick) Dorsey ... William C. WidenorAnnouncements‘Being There,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and Cole Porter biopic among final slate for ‘Ebertfest’Mar 30, 2017 12:30 pm184 views The last films have been added and the schedule is out for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign. Expert ViewpointsLawWith the demise of the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, what’s next for health care?Mar 27, 2017 3:00 pm513 views With the demise of the American Health Care Act all but rendering health care reform a moribund issue, tax reform likely will present its own challenges for President Trump and Congress, says Professor Richard L. Kaplan.DeathsDeathsMar 27, 2017 11:15 am168 views Louis Vincent DiBello ... Paul Stanley Hursey ... Jane Knop ... Eugene (Gene) Andrew Schum For ParentsOasis Design ProjectMar 23, 2017 4:15 pm305 views University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.Announcements‘Hair’ coming to ‘Ebertfest,’ along with additional films and guestsMar 23, 2017 2:30 pm674 views The 1979 musical film “Hair” has been added to the schedule for this year’s “Ebertfest,” along with four additional films and directors, actors and other guests who will accompany them. For ParentsOkavango Odyssey: Study abroad students study wildlife in BotswanaMar 23, 2017 9:15 am599 views It was 6 a.m. and the campers were quietly preparing for the day. Suddenly, a voice called out from the camp manager’s tent. “Girls? We’re going to have to wait. I can see a lion from my window.”For ParentsCelebrating our sesquicentennialMar 23, 2017 9:15 am29 views Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. For ParentsGood Deeds, Safety RemindersMar 23, 2017 9:00 am113 views Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safetyFor ParentsFerreting out fake newsMar 23, 2017 9:00 am16 views Illinois computer science students Mark Craft and Qinglin Chen created an extension for the Chrome web browser to verify articles and pictures posted to Facebook. Even more impressive? They did it in less than 36 hours, as part of a student hackathon event hosted by Princeton University in November 2016. For ParentsVirtual Reality ProjectMar 23, 2017 8:00 am235 views Have you ever been on the field at Memorial Stadium, standing next to the cheerleaders as they lead an “I-L-L” call-and-response during a football game? Or have you been onstage at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while world-class musicians play? With the help of a new interdisciplinary project from students in advertising and computer science, those and a few other quintessential Illinois experiences are just a mouse click – and a pair of virtual reality goggles – away.For ParentsAct of CongressMar 23, 2017 8:00 am113 views Students play the role of U.S. House members for a semester and gain insights on process, politics and power.For ParentsHistory GamesMar 23, 2017 8:00 am68 views Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.AnnouncementsHistorians take to their soapbox for books that changed the worldMar 21, 2017 1:30 pm252 views Ten U. of I. history professors, staff and students will each make their case for a book that changed everything at the “History Soapbox” on March 30. Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesWhat does refugee vetting look like on the ground?Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am1115 views A doctoral student found that the vetting process for refugees seeking U.S. admission was long and intense.AnnouncementsOscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and TV legend Norman Lear coming to ‘Ebertfest’Mar 17, 2017 11:00 am682 views Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and TV legend Norman Lear are coming to this year’s “Ebertfest,” along with two films, the first announced in this year’s lineup. AnnouncementsNASA awards $750,000 contract to startup for ‘smart’ color-changing air filters for space suitsMar 16, 2017 3:00 pm773 views Serionix, a startup based on a technology created at the U. of I. and incubated at the EnterpriseWorks accelerator at Illinois, received a $750,000 contract from NASA to fund continued development of filters to remove toxic gases from next-generation spacesuit life-support systems. The same technology is on its way into consumer products expected to launch within the year. AnnouncementsIllinois Distinguished Lecture Series in Operations Research announces speakerMar 16, 2017 2:45 pm42 views Edward H. Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Public Health and Engineering at Yale University’s School of Management, will present “Adventures in Policy Modeling!” from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications auditorium at 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana. A reception will follow in the NCSA atrium. DeathsDeathsMar 16, 2017 1:45 pm197 views Vivian Gladis Reid ... Thomas Dale “Tim” Roberts ... Russell E. WinterbottomHonorsCollege of Engineering professors honoredMar 15, 2017 4:15 pm132 views Princess U II Imoukhuede, a professor of bioengineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her proposal “qBio+cBio=sBio; Identifying the role of cross-family signaling in angiogenesis.”moreExpert ViewpointsSocial SciencesHow far can 'America First' go?Mar 15, 2017 1:30 pm332 views America’s own interests, as well as international pressures, may dictate fewer changes in U.S. commitments overseas than President Trump has suggested, says U. of I. political scientist Stephen Chaudoin.HonorsIllinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 14, 2017 3:15 pm51 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced its inaugural class of New Horizons summer research fellows for 2017. The program supports faculty summer research and pays for an undergraduate research assistant to support the project. DeathsDeathsMar 10, 2017 2:15 pm120 views Larry Dornhoff ... Willie T. SummervilleAnnouncementsLabor experts will present the second of Illini Union Bookstore’s Sesquicentennial Reading SeriesMar 10, 2017 2:15 pm120 views The Illini Union Bookstore at Illinois announces the second installment of its Sesquicentennial Reading Series on Tuesday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Authors Corner on the second floor of the bookstore, located at 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. AnnouncementsStudents encouraged to enter the Sesquicentennial Design CompetitionMar 10, 2017 10:00 am42 views The department of landscape architecture at Illinois announces the Sesquicentennial Design Competition, an initiative for students. HonorsIllini Emergency Medical Services honoredMar 9, 2017 10:45 am180 views Illini Emergency Medical Services recently won three competitive awards: Striving for Excellence in Campus EMS, Collegiate EMS Video of the Year and Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 24th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation conference in Baltimore in late February. IEMS is one of 246 campus-based emergency medical services organizations in North America, and one of 100 that attended the conference. AnnouncementsChild Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2017-18Mar 8, 2017 4:15 pm62 views The Child Development Laboratory, 1105 W. Nevada and 1005 W. Nevada, Urbana, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Full-day child care programs for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years are in session Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on a year-round basis. AnnouncementsEU ambassador to speak March 15 at the U. of I.Mar 8, 2017 9:15 am176 views The European Union ambassador to the U.S. is speaking March 15 at the University of Illinois, part of EU Day 2017.DeathsDeathsMar 7, 2017 11:30 am134 views Frances “Francie” Bridges ... Richard Charles Meyer ... John Thomas Pfeffer ... John ThompsonExpert ViewpointsPhysical SciencesCan data analytics help you fill out a March Madness bracket?Mar 7, 2017 9:30 am1371 views Fill in your March Madness bracket from the center out, says bracketologist Sheldon H. Jacobson.AnnouncementsHospitable Illinois wetlands in spring signal happy waterfowl hunting in fallFeb 27, 2017 4:15 pm257 views When waterfowl return to Illinois in early spring on their way north, will they find enough food for a two-week layover? A limited food supply during spring migration and subsequent declines in duck populations can affect Illinois’ multimillion-dollar waterfowl hunting industry, say researchers from the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. AnnouncementsSocial issues theater group to perform ‘Manifesto’Feb 24, 2017 2:15 pm105 views Inner Voices at Illinois will present “Manifesto,” a performance of intersectional feminist voices of inspiration and intervention, at two locations in March. The performances are free and open to the public, and are in honor of Women’s History Month.AnnouncementsSoils were warm throughout the state this winterFeb 24, 2017 2:15 pm120 views Warmer winter soils may have an effect on agriculture and crop pest control this spring, according to researchers at the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.AnnouncementsNYU professor Rosen to lecture March 8 on the state of American journalismFeb 24, 2017 1:15 pm55 views Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at New York University, will present his lecture “Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime and the American Press” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at 1092 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana.AnnouncementsIdeas wanted for campus utility conservation projectsFeb 23, 2017 2:00 pm49 views University departments can improve campus energy efficiency through the Revolving Loan Fund. This semester, more than $800,000 will be available for utility conservation projects with short-term payback periods.DeathsDeathsFeb 23, 2017 1:15 pm239 views Peter James Garlick ... Sheldon Ward WilliamsAnnouncementsImmersive visualization pioneer Donna Cox to receive lifetime achievement awardFeb 22, 2017 3:30 pm107 views Donna Cox, the director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the U. of I., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award this week at the eighth annual IMERSA 2017 Summit in Denver. The event creates an opportunity to explore the converging worlds of virtual reality-themed entertainment and immersive cinema. AnnouncementsCampusMedia Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm417 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Expert ViewpointsLawWhat are the conditions for a constitutional crisis?Feb 22, 2017 8:00 am471 views Constitutional crisis scenarios have yet to occur under Trump, U. of I. law dean and constitutional scholar says.AnnouncementsLecture to explore genetics and the origin of the JewsFeb 17, 2017 3:00 pm131 views Steven Weitzman, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of religious studies, will present a lecture titled “The Double Helix of Jewish History: Genetics and the Search for the Origin of the Jews” on Monday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. DeathsDeathsFeb 17, 2017 2:00 pm155 views Allan PaulDeathsDeathsFeb 16, 2017 3:45 pm124 views Robert J. Carr ... Linda Kay Jenkins ... Brenda Ann Le’Noir ... John O. Marxmiller ... Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Rector ... Paul Stone ... Patricia Ruth Gueritey Weston Expert ViewpointsEducationSocial SciencesIs entrepreneurship the solution to poverty in Arab countries?Feb 16, 2017 12:30 pm450 views A U.N. report calls for empowerment of young adults in Arab countries through education reforms that better prepare them for employment. An Illinois social anthropologist takes issue with the planAnnouncementsIllini Union hosting celebration event for its 75th anniversaryFeb 15, 2017 4:30 pm188 views The Illini Union will host a celebration of its 75th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Art Gallery and Pine Lounge. All are welcome to attend.