blog postsCampusCenter for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm255 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.CampusHumanitiesLife SciencesUniversity of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am362 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.CampusHumanitiesChancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois historyJun 23, 2017 9:15 am1058 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.CampusArtsBook celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am3252 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.ArtsCampusSummer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am337 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.ArtsCampusProvenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artworkMay 9, 2017 9:00 am347 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.ArtsCampusBFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am345 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.CampusAnnouncementsHealthCarle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am4760 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.ArtsCampusKrannert Center for the Performing Arts announces performers for 2017-18 seasonMay 2, 2017 2:00 pm177 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.ArtsCampusELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am759 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.ArtsCampusSoundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environmentsApr 26, 2017 9:45 am181 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.CampusArtsActor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm8023 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.CampusDiversity external review team submits report and recommendationsApr 25, 2017 12:30 pm78 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.ArtsCampusEcology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability FestivalApr 17, 2017 9:15 am255 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.HonorsCampusStudent in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm549 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.HonorsCampusCampus LifeSeven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am846 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.HumanitiesCampusPrinceton professor of religion and African American Studies Eddie Glaude to give Thulin Lecture in ReligionApr 5, 2017 9:00 am145 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.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum to showcase art and design work by MFA studentsApr 4, 2017 9:00 am123 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.CampusMedia 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. ArtsCampusFinal Petals & Paintings fundraiser this springMar 31, 2017 10:15 am155 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.BusinessCampusOnline master’s degree in accountancy coming to U. of I.’s College of BusinessMar 29, 2017 8:45 am1334 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.CampusAltgeld Tower closed for repairs, carillon on autopilotMar 19, 2017 7:15 am769 views With the closing of Altgeld Tower for repairs, the iconic carillon will be limited to machine-controlled announcements of quarter-hour intervals.CampusAugust and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am5885 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.CampusMedia 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.CampusSecond annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduationMar 1, 2017 10:00 am1064 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.CampusInvestigation finds few instances of illegal discrimination, harassmentFeb 23, 2017 10:15 am186 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.AnnouncementsCampusMedia Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm428 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.CampusBook highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm961 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.CampusLife SciencesPhysical SciencesFour Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am712 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.CampusAnnouncementsWilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1885 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.CampusUniversity fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am682 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. AnnouncementsCampusLawPanel discussion on immigration executive order to be held at College of LawJan 31, 2017 9:45 am143 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.ArtsCampusInteractive dance featuring cellphone app will be part of February Dance performancesJan 31, 2017 8:45 am155 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.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum will host artist Autumn Knight for performances and art exhibitionJan 23, 2017 10:00 am263 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.CampusMedia Advisory: Public forums to provide Urbana campus master plan design updatesNov 21, 2016 11:15 am132 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.ArtsCampusSolo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am822 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.ArtsCampusIllinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am288 views University of Illinois art professor Emmy Lingscheit created a pack of coyotes, made of vitreous china, during a Kohler Arts/Industry residency. The coyote sculptures are on display through Nov. 20 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. One piece will be included in the School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, opening Nov. 17.Life SciencesCampusCampus LifeDeathsPhysical SciencesKlaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1456 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am897 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.CampusAnnouncementsArtsHumanitiesBox office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am597 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.CampusCamargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am304 views Martin Camargo, a professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, has been appointed the college’s interim dean.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am322 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.ArtsCampusChoreographer Tere O’Connor to give the Center for Advanced Study Annual LectureOct 21, 2016 3:15 pm238 views Choreographer and Illinois dance professor Tere O’Connor will talk about his approach to choreography when he gives the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on Oct. 25.CampusTatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am435 views Paralympic medalist and U. of I. graduate Tatyana McFadden will serve as the grand marshal of the 2016 Homecoming Parade, which takes place Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.CampusHumanitiesThe back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2572 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 am586 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 am10424 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 am1373 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 am127 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 am255 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.