blog postsDeathsDeathsAug 17, 2017 3:15 pm17 views Jerome “Jerry” Carlson ... Raymond (Ray) Eugene Jenkins ... Janis Elaine “Jan” Shearer ... Karen L. WoldAnnouncementsIllinois history professor to speak following Sunday, Aug. 20, screening of ‘Dunkirk’ at Virginia TheatreAug 15, 2017 11:15 am174 views John A. Lynn II, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, will give a talk and answer questions covering the events depicted in the film “Dunkirk” immediately following the 1 p.m. screening Aug. 20 at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign. Expert ViewpointsBusinessLawHow do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am395 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.CampusAnnouncementsBashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am294 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.DeathsDeathsAug 10, 2017 3:00 pm299 views Barbara Ann Albin Brown ... Nancy Doris Chumbley ... Harvey Albert Hermann Jr. ... William “Bill” J. Kubitz ... Donald Eugene Senn AnnouncementsJuly conditions in Illinois ranged from floods to droughtAug 10, 2017 2:15 pm64 views Northern Illinois experienced heavy rain and widespread flooding in July. Meanwhile, parts of central and southern Illinois experienced dry weather that caused crop damage, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. On average, however, the statewide precipitation was 4.81 inches, which is 0.73 inches above normal. DeathsDeathsAug 7, 2017 3:30 pm106 views Barton Marshall Clark ... Julia Ann “Julie” Dawson ... Mary “Joan” Dawson ... L. Thomas Fredrickson ... Louine A. Friese ... Dorothy M. (Lee) “Meenah” Mapson ... Walter Emil Splittstoesser ... Norma Jeanne Woolen HonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesIllinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am637 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.Expert ViewpointsArtsSocial SciencesWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am572 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesExpert ViewpointsLawCan President Trump pardon himself?Jul 27, 2017 3:45 pm324 views No provision of the Constitution prohibits it, but the threat of impeachment should function as a check on the president's clemency powers, said law professor Jason MazzoneDeathsDeathsJul 27, 2017 2:00 pm152 views George Allen Bark ... Cyrus Johnson AnnouncementsWarm soils across Illinois in JulyJul 21, 2017 1:30 pm171 views Soil temperatures are above normal in mid-July, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsDeathsJul 21, 2017 12:15 pm259 views Bill D. LazzellHonorsLecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm442 views The Institute of Contemporary Art’s “artful book club,” ICA Reads, has selected “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” as its 2017 pick for a book of critical and societal importance. A reinterpretation of Octavia E. Butler’s science-fiction masterpiece “Kindred,” the book was adapted by School of Information Sciences at Illinois alumnus and adjunct lecturer Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. A New York Times bestseller, the novel tells the story of a young black woman’s time-travel between her home in 1970s California and a plantation in the antebellum South.DeathsDeathsJul 14, 2017 11:45 am232 views Walter H. Franke Jr.HonorsKuklinski honored with career achievement awardJul 14, 2017 10:15 am56 views James H. Kuklinski, a professor emeritus of political science at Illinois, has been honored with the 2017 Hazel Gaudet Erskine Political Psychology Career Achievement Award, given by the American Political Science Association’s Political Psychology Section.Expert ViewpointsLawAfter two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois?Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am536 views "...fixing the major problems that Illinois has – both in policy and in finances – is going to require the governor to work in cooperation with rather than in opposition to the majorities in the General Assembly, and vice versa"AnnouncementsMedia advisory: Crime Stoppers raises missing scholar award amount to $50,000Jul 13, 2017 5:00 pm225 views The reward for information about missing scholar Yingying Zhang’s whereabouts will be raised to $50,000. The increase, requested by Zhang's family, will be announced at a news conference Friday morning.AnnouncementsIllinois Fire Service Institute research director to testify in CongressJul 10, 2017 3:30 pm143 views Gavin Horn, the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s director of research, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The hearing, scheduled for July 12, is titled “U.S. Fire Administration and Fire Grant Programs Reauthorization: Examining Effectiveness and Priorities.” The hearing will review the effectiveness and priorities of the United States Fire Administration and the Assistance to Firefighters and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters grant programs.DeathsDeathsJul 6, 2017 1:00 pm248 views Charles Bellatti ... Richard Marks Joy ... Sandra Lee "Sandy" RobertsAnnouncementsJune was warm with extreme rainfall variations across IllinoisJul 5, 2017 3:00 pm59 views The average temperature for June in Illinois was 72.8 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.DeathsDeathsJun 29, 2017 11:30 am294 views Marion Carter ... Franz KamberAnnouncementsMedia advisory: Campus walk, concert Thursday night for missing scholarJun 27, 2017 8:15 am529 views A public event in support of missing scholar Yingying Zhang will take place Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The event is organized by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.DeathsDeathsJun 22, 2017 3:30 pm319 views Jerry Boardingham ... William H. Erwin ... Stanley Friedman ... Cynthia A. JamesExpert ViewpointsSocial SciencesWhen will the Venezuela crisis end?Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am805 views Political science professor Damarys Canache discusses the plight of Venezuela, where nearly three months of protests have resulted in more than 70 deathsAnnouncementsWarmer, drier soils in IllinoisJun 21, 2017 1:00 pm86 views Soil temperatures have been rising throughout the first half of June, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. AnnouncementsMedia advisory: Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar supportJun 21, 2017 12:15 pm428 views Members of the news media are invited to attend a community meeting Thursday, June 22, to discuss campus support for the search for Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China who has been missing since June 9. HonorsIllinois Fire Service Institute’s Brauer to receive awardJun 20, 2017 3:15 pm130 views Brian Brauer, the associate director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award on June 21 at Auburn University. Brauer’s doctoral dissertation presented a case study of an Illinois fire department that underwent organizational culture change following a firefighter’s line-of-duty death. HonorsFourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm2313 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni will pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year via student Fulbright grants. Applications are open for Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year.AnnouncementsMedia advisory: News conference to announce $40K reward for arrest in missing scholar investigationJun 19, 2017 5:45 pm1077 views A $40,000 reward was raised by the community to generate information leading to the arrest of those involved in the apparent kidnapping of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar who has been missing since June 9. The reward will be discussed at a 7 p.m. news conference tonight on campus.DeathsDeathsJun 15, 2017 1:30 pm276 views James E. Hixon ... Richard “Dick” Nash ... Peggy F. Olsen ... Anna May Partenheimer ... Margaret L. Puckette ... Donna Franklin Scheibly ... Harvey J. Stapleton ... Edith A. Wade ... Irma Jane Wienke ... Gerald Paul Wirtz HonorsThree U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am567 views Three Illinois students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer: Adam LoBue, of Brooklyn, New York; Jenny Peruski, of Bangkok; and Eileen Witthoff, of DeKalb, Illinois.AnnouncementsBagchi next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular BiologyJun 5, 2017 8:45 am208 views Milan Bagchi, the head of the department of molecular and integrative physiology, was named the next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois. AnnouncementsMay was cool and rainy in IllinoisJun 2, 2017 3:45 pm57 views The statewide average temperature for May was 61.9 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I. A few locations in Illinois reached 90 degrees, including Moline and Springfield. In mid-May, several locations reported temperatures below freezing, including Mount Carroll with 29 degrees.DeathsDeathsJun 1, 2017 1:30 pm183 views Audrey “Wally” Brown ... Darlene “Gerri” Hawkins HonorsFaculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm253 views Twelve faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2017. During its annual promotion review process, the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure identifies scholars whose contributions have been extraordinary in terms of quality of work and overall achievement.DeathsDeathsMay 26, 2017 1:15 pm102 views John Walker Gray ... Barak Rosenshine ... Linda A. Scott ... Patricia Ann TempelAnnouncementsClinic offers free adult hearing screeningsMay 24, 2017 2:30 pm79 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings June 1 through July 28. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email. HonorsStudent awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 24, 2017 12:30 pm140 views Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded an $18,500 Boren Scholarship for a 2017-18 study abroad experience in Jordan.AnnouncementsMajor sections of Green Street to close for MCORE project workMay 19, 2017 2:45 pm232 views Beginning Monday, May 22, two sections of Green Street between Wright Street and Goodwin Avenue will close to through traffic as construction resumes on Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project 1 (see map). Significant detours for vehicular and pedestrian traffic will occur for primary campus locations.AnnouncementsSoil temperatures rising across IllinoisMay 19, 2017 2:15 pm29 views After a cool beginning of the month, soil temperatures are rising throughout the state in mid-May, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsDeathsMay 18, 2017 2:15 pm198 views Teena M. Beason ... Lorena J. Dorsey ... Joann T. Hower ... Scott MaclarenExpert ViewpointsBusinessPhysical SciencesWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am897 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.HonorsU. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am374 views U. of I. student Amber Winters, a resident of Colona, Illinois, is one of four U.S. students selected for a three-week cultural and academic summer program in Scotland.AnnouncementsUniversity YMCA seeks volunteers, donations for annual community recycling eventMay 10, 2017 3:00 pm83 views The University YMCA seeks volunteers to collect, sort and pack donations for its annual Dump and Run recycling sale in August. The program has been a completely volunteer-run program since its inception 15 years ago.HonorsBeckman Institute researcher awarded Postdoctoral Scholar AwardMay 10, 2017 2:30 pm59 views Yue Zhuo, a postdoctorate fellow in the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at Illinois, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Scholar Award for a paper that was submitted to the annual Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference.For ParentsIllini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am697 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most DeathsDeathsMay 4, 2017 11:45 am331 views Mary Buescher McDonald ... George W. Swenson Jr.AnnouncementsMEDIA ADVISORY: Leading health care, tax scholar available for interviewMay 4, 2017 10:00 am112 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois, is an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and retirement issues who is available for media interviews on issues surrounding the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health care law. Kaplan has lectured on taxation and retirement issues on three continents and has testified before the U.S. Congress on several occasions, and has developed one of the first law school courses on elder law, an emerging specialty dealing with the legal implications of extended life. According to Kaplan, the proposed American Health Care Act would further complicate an already complicated health insurance system. “The most layered and complex health insurance system in the developed world would become even more incomprehensible if the new health reform legislation gets enacted, because it authorizes each state to isolate persons with pre-existing conditions so others can enjoy lower insurance premiums until they develop medical conditions themselves,” he said. To contact Kaplan, call 217-333-2499; email firstname.lastname@example.org.CampusAnnouncementsHealthCarle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am4846 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.