blog postsAnnouncementsIdeas wanted for campus utility conservation projectsFeb 23, 2017 2:00 pm0 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 pm0 views Peter James Garlick ... Sheldon Ward WilliamsAnnouncementsImmersive visualization pioneer Donna Cox to receive lifetime achievement awardFeb 22, 2017 3:30 pm0 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 pm0 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 am0 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 pm116 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 pm117 views Allan PaulDeathsDeathsFeb 16, 2017 3:45 pm79 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 pm279 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 pm174 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.Expert ViewpointsLawDoes Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch fit the Scalia mold?Feb 14, 2017 8:30 am212 views Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch similar to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.CampusAnnouncementsWilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1495 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.AnnouncementsEducationAnnual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am157 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference.AnnouncementsUrbana, university seek public input on stormwater issueFeb 9, 2017 2:00 pm88 views The city of Urbana and the U. of I. will host an inaugural stormwater public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St., Urbana. DeathsDeathsFeb 9, 2017 11:45 am128 views Lawrence BoutonAnnouncementsWork to start this spring on Green and White streetsFeb 8, 2017 2:45 pm66 views The $44 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project, designed to improve access for all modes of transportation on campus and neighboring areas including Green Street, Armory Avenue, White Street and Wright Street, will begin work in early March. New streetscape improvements, a transit-boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossings and protected bicycle lanes are some of the features designed to improve travel links from Campustown to downtowns in Urbana and Champaign. All businesses will be open and reachable throughout the project. AnnouncementsIllinois Public Media to air documentary on the effects of the state’s budget impasse on Illinois citizensFeb 8, 2017 2:00 pm27 views “Stranded by the State,” a two-part documentary by Illinois Public Media focusing on the long-term toll the Illinois budget crisis has had on everyday people statewide, will begin broadcasting on public television stations Feb. 14, the day before Gov. Bruce Rauner’s state budget address. WILL-TV in Urbana-Champaign and WEIU-TV in Charleston will air the documentary from 7-8 p.m. on that date. Other public television stations statewide will air the documentary at later dates. Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesIs it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am759 views Journalism professor Stephanie Craft: To be news literate, know how to judge a story’s credibility, and also be intentional in how you consume news and understand the forces that shape it.AnnouncementsA mild January in IllinoisFeb 3, 2017 10:30 am174 views The statewide average temperature in January was 31.4 degrees, 5 degrees above normal, and the 14th-warmest January on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsDeathsFeb 2, 2017 3:30 pm129 views Robert C. Corum ... Charles M. Draper ... Norma Bartholomew Kent Expert ViewpointsLawSocial SciencesWhat should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?Feb 1, 2017 4:30 pm357 views University of Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire describes the politics involved in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members, Ph.D. student honoredFeb 1, 2017 2:15 pm98 views Aerospace engineering professor John Lambros and his Ph.D. student, Owen Kingstedt, were recognized with the 2017 Society of Experimental Mechanics M. Hetényi Award. An aerospace engineering faculty member since 2000, Lambros has simultaneously garnered SEM’s 2017 P.S. Theocaris Award, which recognizes a senior individual for distinguished, innovative and outstanding work in optical methods and experimental mechanics.moreExpert ViewpointsLawWhat will be the effect of the Trump administration's immigration ban?Jan 31, 2017 12:15 pm101 views The executive order on immigration sets U.S. policy back more than 50 years, says Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment policy.AnnouncementsCampusLawPanel discussion on immigration executive order to be held at College of LawJan 31, 2017 9:45 am108 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.AnnouncementsIce Arena to be renovatedJan 30, 2017 12:00 pm54 views The Ice Arena at Illinois is getting a new refrigeration system and ice mat. The new system will be more efficient than the one currently in use and will have a life expectancy of eight to 10 years. The new ice mat could be moved if a new facility or larger renovation are planned. DeathsDeathsJan 26, 2017 3:15 pm218 views Cody A. Breitenfeldt ... Hazel C. Cacioppo ... David M. Grothe ... Luther H. Holmes ... David F. Mulliken ... Dan WhiteExpert ViewpointsEducationLawWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am557 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities.AnnouncementsCivil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program to pause awarding of scholarshipsJan 24, 2017 4:15 pm178 views After 33 years of service, the Scholarship Program Committee for the Civil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program is analyzing the program to ensure its continuity. AnnouncementsAudiology Clinic offers free adult hearing screeningsJan 23, 2017 1:15 pm96 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings Jan. 25 through April 22. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email. Expert ViewpointsLawCan the design elements of clothing be copyrighted?Jan 23, 2017 9:15 am247 views Professor and copyright librarian Sara R. Benson explains an upcoming Supreme Court case at the intersection of copyright and patent for functional designs.AnnouncementsUniversity Primary School enrollment beginsJan 20, 2017 3:15 pm54 views University Primary School is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The school is the College of Education at Illinois lab school, serving children preschool through fifth grade in a Reggio Emilia, project-based curriculum. AnnouncementsYMCA announces lecture series to focus on Illinois challengesJan 19, 2017 3:30 pm73 views The theme for the YMCA Spring 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series is the “State of the State.” With many challenges facing the state of Illinois, the lecture series seeks to address state-level issues including the budget impasse’s effects on social services, funding for education, incarceration and more. DeathsDeathsJan 17, 2017 4:30 pm271 views Charlotte Jane (Honn) Brownfield ... Mary L. Giles ... Margaret McLaren Jensen ... Martin L. Maehr ... Robert J. Nelson ... Dorothy Ann (Sturdivant) SchoepsExpert ViewpointsLawWhat does the future hold for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?Jan 17, 2017 8:45 am262 views Why the sudden impetus to reorganize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? For starters, it was never a bipartisan effort.Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesWhat should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am530 views Communication professor John Murphy, who studies presidential rhetoric, says the inaugural address traditionally carries a message of unifying the country, which may be even more important this time.AnnouncementsFeser leaving for job with Oregon StateJan 9, 2017 10:00 am380 views Edward Feser is leaving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to become the provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University.Announcements2017 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration ponders ‘challenging times’Jan 6, 2017 3:15 pm464 views With a theme of “Pursuing the Dream in Challenging Times,” the 2017 communitywide celebration of the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. includes a half-dozen events throughout Champaign and Urbana.AnnouncementsWinter math carnival to be held at IllinoisJan 6, 2017 1:30 pm73 views The department of mathematics at Illinois will hold a family winter math carnival called The Gathering for Gardner 2017 on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2-5 p.m. at Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana. The day is filled with hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, puzzles, refreshments and mathematical prizes for participants.Expert ViewpointsHealthLawWhat is driving Congress to potentially change Medicaid?Jan 6, 2017 9:30 am777 views Professor Richard Kaplan discusses the impetus behind congressional leaders’ desire to change Medicaid, the health insurance program with more than 74 million enrollees in the U.S.DeathsDeathsJan 5, 2017 3:45 pm264 views Betty Jo Brown ... Richard A. Collier ... Elaine Burris “Granny” Cornwell ... Leland “Lee” E. Eversole ... Richard A. Garves ... Mary Margaret Graham ... George E. Gravely ... Beverly Ann Greger ... Cheryl O. Hedrick ... George “Bullet” Russell ... Ronald Eugene Schaede ... Russell E. WinterbottomBusinessAnnouncementsNew online master’s degree in strategic brand communication to prepare future brand leadersJan 5, 2017 9:00 am2044 views The online master’s degree in strategic brand communication, a unique joint program between the College of Business and College of Media, aims to prepare the strategic leaders of tomorrow in an ever-changing global digital-media environment.AnnouncementsCold, dry December ends a warm year in IllinoisJan 4, 2017 3:00 pm43 views The statewide average temperature for December was 28.6, 1.3 degrees below normal, according to Jim Angel, Illinois state climatologist at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. AnnouncementsStephens named Nesbitt Center directorJan 3, 2017 10:30 am2183 views Nathan Stephens will become the director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center effective Jan. 9. The center is named for Bruce D. Nesbitt, who led the U. of I.'s Afro-American Cultural Program for 22 years.DeathsDeathsDec 22, 2016 1:30 pm402 views Ned Goldwasser ... James Edward Huffman ... Robert “Bob” Mooney ... Daniel Ivan PadbergAnnouncementsHu named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanDec 22, 2016 9:30 am1970 views Feng Sheng Hu, the associate dean for biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will become the LAS dean Jan. 1 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesWill the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool?Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm565 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.AnnouncementsHuman-Animal Studies Summer Institute seeks applicantsDec 19, 2016 4:45 pm85 views The Animals and Society Institute and Illinois seek applications for the first Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute program for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in human-animal studies.AnnouncementsAllerton sponsors Winter Wellness WalksDec 19, 2016 3:45 pm50 views The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park will be holding illuminated Winter Wellness Walks Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. until Jan. 16. The free walk runs from the mansion parking lot through the Avenue of the Formal Gardens and the Brick Wall Garden to the Visitor Center.AnnouncementsSolar farm marks one year in operationDec 19, 2016 3:15 pm47 views In its first year of commercial operation, the university’s solar farm generated 7,284 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable energy for the campus, successfully meeting expectations. Located at the southwest corner of Windsor Road and First Street, Champaign, the solar farm reduced the campus carbon footprint by more than 6,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.AnnouncementsHonorsHumanitiesSocial SciencesTwo Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1635 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.