blog postsDeathsNov 16, 2017 2:15 pm93 views David R. Hamilton ... Bernhard “Bernie” WorksSoil temperatures were warmer than normal in mid-NovemberNov 16, 2017 2:15 pm24 views Soil temperatures were above normal in mid-November, 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.2018-19 Avery Brundage scholarships availableNov 13, 2017 11:15 am111 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2018-19 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. Scholarship applications can be submitted online. The deadline for submission is Feb. 6. School of Music faculty performing Disaster Relief ConcertNov 10, 2017 1:00 pm53 views Several faculty musicians from the School of Music will perform a concert this weekend with donations going to help victims of natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Green St., Urbana.DeathsNov 9, 2017 3:30 pm165 views Jerry Dobrovolny ... Marisa Lu Rubenking Meador ... David L. ShipleySpurlock Museum hosts ‘Music at Illinois,’ a lecture by Joe RankNov 8, 2017 3:45 pm66 views Spurlock Museum of World Cultures and the Illinois Alumni Association will present “Music at Illinois,” a special program on popular music written especially for or about the university. The free program will be presented by retired Alumni Association Vice President Joe Rank at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Drive, Urbana. Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm214 views Gaines Hall, an associate dean emeritus in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, received the 2017 Gold Medal Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Illinois Council. The Gold Medal Honor Award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary contributions to the discipline and profession of architecture.University of Illinois Press to celebrate its centennial in 2018Nov 3, 2017 2:30 pm102 views In 2018, the University of Illinois Press will mark its 100th anniversary with numerous events in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and Springfield. A founding member of the Association of American University Presses in 1937, the UIP has published more than 4,500 books in its first century.Month was state’s 10th-wettest October since 1895Nov 3, 2017 2:15 pm46 views The statewide average precipitation in Illinois for October was 4.94 inches, 1.70 inches above normal, and the 10th-wettest October since 1895, said Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsNov 3, 2017 2:15 pm129 views Bernadine Carter ... Kathleen M. Dysart ... Toby Yale KahrUniversity of Illinois System launches fundraising campaigns with $3.1 billion goalNov 1, 2017 4:30 pm107 views The University of Illinois System has officially launched its largest, and most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising initiative that aims to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years to support students, faculty and academic and research programs and facilities. This initiative is built on individual campaigns for each of the System’s universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign that were officially launched during campus-based kickoff events in October.Facebook research manager to speak at School of Information Sciences Research ShowcaseNov 1, 2017 1:45 pm24 views A Facebook user experience researcher will be the keynote speaker Nov. 8 at the School of Information Sciences Research Showcase. Funda Kivran-Swaine is a research manager at Facebook who has worked in user experience design and whose research focuses on computer-mediated communication. She will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Illini Union Rooms A and B.Lecture, open houses planned to celebrate Child Development Lab’s 75th anniversaryNov 1, 2017 12:30 pm149 views A lecture by educational psychologist Kathleen Gallagher is among the events planned to celebrate the Child Development Laboratory's 75th anniversary.Passes for 20th annual Ebertfest on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2017 10:00 am226 views Passes for the 20th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming in April, go on sale Nov. 1.DeathsOct 26, 2017 11:30 am310 views Alfred BroccardoWhat should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am994 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.Street closures announced for Homecoming paradeOct 25, 2017 3:15 pm260 views Traffic patterns in the campus area will be affected by the annual Homecoming Parade, which takes place Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.Illinois soil moisture improved in OctoberOct 23, 2017 2:00 pm82 views Soil moisture levels improved throughout the state during the first half of October, said Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.DeathsOct 20, 2017 12:45 pm174 views Nancy L. Davis ... The Rev. James “Jim” Patrick Fitzsimmons ... Hüseyin Leblebici ... Melvin Rothbaum ... Marcia Lynne SidersSummer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experienceOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm141 views This summer, 10 undergraduate students performed research using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies through the Discoveries in Bioimaging Research Experience for Undergraduates.LAS in C-U: Liberal arts fair connects students with internshipsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm284 views Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversationOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm126 views Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm942 views Don’t be fooled by the name, the wildlife and chronic wasting disease research group has a broader mission than you might think. Yes, the research focuses on white-tailed deer, primarily, and on CWD, a baffliing affliction of deer and elk. But for the dozens of undergraduate students who have joined this collaborative effort over the years, the group also is a portal, of sorts, to wide-ranging adventures in research.Interactive ProjectsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm142 views Interactive art studio at University of Illinois teaches students coding, building circuitsSocial Work Ambassadors: Students welcome peers to their field of studyOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm85 views Social Work Ambassadors promote the School of Social Work programs, courses to students curious about the major and the careers available to alumni with degrees in the field.LabEscape: Science feeds adventure through escape roomOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm288 views Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm1859 views Pinshane Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 early career researchers to receive 2017 Packard Fellowships from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsOct 18, 2017 10:00 am2 views In the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through stomata, the pores in their leaves. The data boosted the accuracy of mathematical models of carbon and water fluxes through plant leaves by 30 to 60 percent.Estonian ambassador to address the state of the EUOct 16, 2017 1:45 pm220 views The Estonian ambassador to the U.S. will address the state of the European Union as part of EU Day on Oct. 20.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am724 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am3791 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. DeathsOct 12, 2017 3:00 pm242 views Mildred Luther ... Dr. John Roger Powell ... Dr. George “Bruce” ThowMedia Advisory: Campaign kickoff event Friday at State Farm CenterOct 12, 2017 10:45 am94 views News media are invited to set up for the Urbana campus's fundraising campaign inaugural event at the State Farm Center as early as 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.Expert on pre-language communication to give annual Goldstick LectureOct 12, 2017 8:00 am197 views Nancy C. Brady, an expert on pre-language communication and language development in young children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.University Primary School to hold open houseOct 10, 2017 4:15 pm56 views University Primary School, the laboratory school of the College of Education, is hosting an open house for the community Thursday, Oct. 19. The school is located at the Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am813 views Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthroughDeathsOct 5, 2017 1:45 pm237 views Ken Gunji ... Richard Pelczar ... Walter E. SchroederOne Book One Campus features graphic novel tackling religious intolerance, gender politicsOct 4, 2017 1:45 pm122 views The Illini Union will feature “Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal” by G. Willow Wilson as this year’s One Book One Campus selection. Wilson will speak at a free public lecture Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Illini Union Ballroom. An informal reception and book signing will follow.October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOct 4, 2017 1:45 pm62 views To increase awareness of domestic violence and its consequences, the University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center and Courage Connection, along with other campus and community organizations, will host activities and events throughout October. Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am1608 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.DeathsSep 28, 2017 1:15 pm271 views Robert James WoodardDo politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm562 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protestDoes President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am565 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyHow should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am485 views An Illinois professor says a gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court could have profound effects on U.S. democracy and suggests a technological solution.DeathsSep 21, 2017 1:00 pm395 views Carl Deal ... William Dentler Ramm Jr.Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am651 views Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubtDeathsSep 14, 2017 2:45 pm410 views Betty Ann Everence ... Terry L. Jamison ... Jack Arthur May ... Barbara Ann Yates Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm589 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney talks about NASA’s Cassini satellite, which will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere tomorrow, twenty years after it's launch Media advisory: Candlelight vigil Sunday to honor missing scholar Yingying ZhangSep 13, 2017 9:45 am264 views A candlelight vigil to honor missing scholar Yingying Zhang will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Illini Union. In the event of rain, the vigil will be held in the Union’s Courtyard Cafe.Campus Recreation to celebrate Ice Arena reopeningSep 11, 2017 3:15 pm92 views Campus Recreation at Illinois will hold a grand reopening of the newly renovated Ice Arena on Friday, Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Remarks from Marcus Jackson, the director of Campus Recreation, will be at 7:30 p.m.