blog postsUnique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am319 views A one-of-a-kind electric console guitar created by steel guitar performer Letritia Kandle in the 1930s will be demonstrated and on display at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am1955 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 11, 2017 9:00 am362 views Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will talk about war, forced migration and refugees when he gives the 27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 11, 2017 8:45 am777 views One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Finalists named for vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost positionSep 7, 2017 10:00 am1215 views Chancellor Robert Jones named the four finalists for the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Each will make a presentation on campus in the coming weeks.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am473 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival at the University of Illinois will screen a new documentary film about performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her one-woman show “Bronx Gothic.”Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:15 am526 views The Russian Revolution marks its centennial this year and the University of Illinois, a leading center of Slavic studies, is exploring the revolution’s legacy through a series of fall events.Art exhibition encourages discussions about revolution during Russian Revolution centennialAug 29, 2017 8:45 am227 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum uses the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and contemporary artworks to spark conversations about the broader concept of revolution.Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am640 views The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.May 2017 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 17, 2017 11:00 am8820 views The University of Illinois has announced Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees, as well as graduates for the 2017 spring semester. Japan House festival shares Japanese cultureAug 17, 2017 8:45 am1372 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is preparing for its third Matsuri Festival on Aug. 27. It has become the organization's biggest event.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am929 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artistsAug 9, 2017 9:15 am279 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum celebrates images of nature, with an emphasis on female artists.Altgeld Chimes celebrated in video while chimes concerts on hiatusAug 2, 2017 9:00 am1336 views A new video celebrates the history of the Altgeld Chimes and the chimes players.Illinois alumnus and former faculty member named Social Work deanJul 28, 2017 8:15 am712 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm513 views The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty – one of the highest forms of academic recognition the University of Illinois campus makes for outstanding scholarship.University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am425 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois historyJun 23, 2017 9:15 am1102 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will award the Chancellor’s Medallion -- the highest campus honor -- to three men who have dedicated their professional lives to preserving the history of the university.Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4131 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am627 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artworkMay 9, 2017 9:00 am811 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Provenance: A Forensic History of Art,” shows the challenges of provenance research and the efforts to document the history of ownership of several of the museum’s works.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am372 views The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition at Krannert Art Museum allows seniors to show the best of their work.Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am4981 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces performers for 2017-18 seasonMay 2, 2017 2:00 pm203 views The 2017-18 season for Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will include a 15th anniversary celebration of Jupiter String Quartet, dance traditions from around the world, joint programming with Japan House, classical and chamber music artists, and a concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am971 views Guitarists from around the world will showcase a wide range of musical traditions at this year’s ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 14-16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Soundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environmentsApr 26, 2017 9:45 am188 views Audio artist Eric Leonardson will lead soundwalks in two Urbana parks as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, to celebrate sustainable practices in the arts. The soundwalks aim to make people more aware of the sounds around them, both natural and man-made.Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm8244 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Diversity external review team submits report and recommendationsApr 25, 2017 12:30 pm87 views An external review team found that a more centralized organizational structure of diversity efforts would better align the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s institutional goals with outcomes.Ecology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability FestivalApr 17, 2017 9:15 am268 views The Sonified Sustainability Festival, presented at the University of Illinois during Earth Week and in its second year, celebrates sustainable practices in the arts.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm568 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.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am867 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.Princeton professor of religion and African American Studies Eddie Glaude to give Thulin Lecture in ReligionApr 5, 2017 9:00 am162 views Eddie Glaude, a professor of religion and African American Studies of Princeton University, will speak about W.E.B. Du Bois’ views on religion in the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.Krannert Art Museum to showcase art and design work by MFA studentsApr 4, 2017 9:00 am127 views Graduate students in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois will present their work at the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum.Media Advisory: Home page yields to 150-year-old humorMar 31, 2017 1:00 pm267 views The home page for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will turn the calendar back to 1867 on Saturday, with an April Fools' twist. Final Petals & Paintings fundraiser this springMar 31, 2017 10:15 am159 views Krannert Art Museum will host its 25th – and final – Petals & Paintings fundraiser this spring, featuring floral designs created by two dozen florists and inspired by works of art on display at the museum.Online master’s degree in accountancy coming to U. of I.’s College of BusinessMar 29, 2017 8:45 am1354 views The new iMSA degree will be for working professionals who want access to quality education from a top-three accounting program with unmatched ties to the accounting field, as well as students new to the accounting profession, said W. Brooke Elliott, the EY Distinguished Professor in Accounting at Illinois.Altgeld Tower closed for repairs, carillon on autopilotMar 19, 2017 7:15 am941 views With the closing of Altgeld Tower for repairs, the iconic carillon will be limited to machine-controlled announcements of quarter-hour intervals.August and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am6034 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.Media Advisory: Video released beckoning Obama to May 13 commencementMar 6, 2017 10:00 am135 views A video featuring students asking former President Barack Obama to speak at the May 13 commencement ceremony was released today.Second annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduationMar 1, 2017 10:00 am1076 views The second annual Illini Success, an analysis of information gleaned from survey responses and other reports, draws from the experiences of those who completed undergraduate degrees in August 2015, December 2015 and May 2016.Investigation finds few instances of illegal discrimination, harassmentFeb 23, 2017 10:15 am189 views A university investigation found a series of deficiencies within Facilities & Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but not systemic discriminatory employment practices and work environments.Media Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm439 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm997 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.Four Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am737 views Four Illinois researchers are recipients of 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Awardees receive $60,000 to be used as they wish to further their research.Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1996 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.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am759 views Barry Benson has been named the Urbana campus’s vice chancellor for advancement and the senior vice president of the University of Illinois foundation, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He will report for duty March 16. Panel discussion on immigration executive order to be held at College of LawJan 31, 2017 9:45 am147 views The University of Illinois College of Law will host a panel discussion at noon Friday on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The discussion will be moderated by U. of I. law professor Lesley Wexler.Interactive dance featuring cellphone app will be part of February Dance performancesJan 31, 2017 8:45 am163 views Audience members will use their cellphones to interact with dancers and the set during the premiere of “Critical Mass” this week at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performances are part of February Dance: Designed Environments, presented by the University of Illinois dance department.Krannert Art Museum will host artist Autumn Knight for performances and art exhibitionJan 23, 2017 10:00 am265 views Krannert Art Museum will host the first solo museum presentation by performance artist Autumn Knight, who incorporates elements of theater, dance, psychology and religious studies into her work.Media Advisory: Public forums to provide Urbana campus master plan design updatesNov 21, 2016 11:15 am133 views The Urbana campus will host two sessions Nov. 29-30 to brief the campus community and the general public on the design update of the campus master plan.