blog postsStudents find gold in first e-waste design competition at IllinoisApr 17, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two very different types of kiosks fashioned from recycled electronics took top honors in their respective categories in the first Sustainable E-waste Design Competition on April 16 at the University of Illinois.U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 25Apr 20, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held Saturday (April 25) at the University of Illinois.Illinois physicist elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 20, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eduardo H. Fradkin, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Moms Association elects officers, directorsApr 21, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dixie Huey, of Effingham, Ill., has been elected president of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois for 2009-10.Moms Association bestows honors during Moms WeekendApr 21, 2009 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three individuals and one unit were honored by the Moms Association during Moms Weekend at the University of Illinois.Artists and art critics are paired in new I space exhibitionApr 21, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition that explores the sometimes graceful, sometimes awkward pas de deux between artist and art critic will be on view April 24 through May 30 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Nineteen to be honored for excellence in teaching, advisingApr 29, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored April 29 for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Commencement ceremonies to take place May 17 at IllinoisApr 30, 2009 9:00 am123 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 17 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 4 through 21May 28, 2009 9:00 am0 views Champaign. For more information and to register, visit http://publicaffairs.illinois.edu/communicators/workshopseries.html. Public Affairs.ACES Dean Robert Easter named interim provost at IllinoisJun 2, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert A. Easter, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, has been named interim-provost designate, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 22 meeting in Chicago.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am469 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.U. of I. musicologist to receive Humboldt Award for lifetime achievementsJun 12, 2009 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois musicologist William Kinderman has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award.Five-day piano institute at Illinois offers classes, recitals, gala concertJun 15, 2009 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A "key" annual event on the University of Illinois campus will take place this summer June 28 through July 2.Assaults and batteries up, robberies down in U. of I. crime reportJun 18, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The incidence of aggravated assaults and batteries increased while the number of robberies and criminal sexual assaults declined from Sept. 1, 2008, to May 17, 2009, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Division of Public Safety.Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunitiesJun 19, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like the swallows that migrate annually to a certain mission in California, flocks of budding young music-makers are once again congregating on the University of Illinois campus.U. of I. student, recent graduate win awards for study abroadJun 24, 2009 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Emily Pinheiro, of Champaign, a junior at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for study in Ecuador, and John P. Kim, of Evanston, a 2009 graduate of Illinois, has been awarded a Language Flagship Fellowship to study Korean in the recent National Security Education Program competition.Two Illinois professors to receive Presidential Early Career AwardsJul 9, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors are among 100 young researchers named today (July 9) as recipients of 2008 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.Public comment about U. of I. sought as part of evaluation processJul 21, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the public are invited to submit comments regarding the quality of the University of Illinois and its academic programs as part of a comprehensive evaluation that Illinois will undergo by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A team representing the commission will visit the Urbana campus Oct. 12-14 as part of the evaluation process.Four professors at Illinois elected fellows of American Chemical SocietyJul 27, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four faculty members of the University of Illinois are among the first class of fellows to be honored by the American Chemical Society: Scott E. Denmark, Deborah E. Leckband, Thomas B. Rauchfuss and Steven C. Zimmerman.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletJul 30, 2009 9:00 am251 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred forty names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Allerton Barn Festival a buffet of music, dance, nature and foodAug 26, 2009 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tickets are still available for the University of Illinois School of Music's third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3 through 7.Spurlock Museum at U. of I. wins accreditation from national associationAug 31, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two years shy of its centennial celebration, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois has been declared among the best. It has received accreditation from the American Association of Museums the highest national recognition for a museum.9/11 memorial concert to take place in Smith Hall on U. of I. campusAug 31, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual concert on the University of Illinois campus commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States will move back to its original venue this year.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 4, 2009 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred and forty-six freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor's Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.Leon Dash appointed director of the Center for Advanced Study at IllinoisSep 8, 2009 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Leon Dash has been appointed director of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Sept. 10 meeting in Urbana.Ten professors begin Center for Advanced Study appointmentsSep 8, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign begin their appointments this fall as professors in the Center for Advanced Study - one of the highest forms of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.U. of I. English professor wins $25,000 writing awardSep 9, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois English professor Janice N. Harrington is one of six recipients of the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards.'Representation' theme of annual humanities film seriesSep 11, 2009 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Representation" is the theme for the 2009-10 film series by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. The fall series considers representation as it relates to governments and institutions - from the creation of images and ideologies to the distinction between the world and the ways of representing it.Forum to discuss teaching innovations, honor facultySep 17, 2009 10:30 am2 views An event to be held Sept. 30 at the Illini Union that will highlight the role and accomplishments of teaching academies on campus and honor instructors for excellent teaching is part of a larger effort to explore pioneering teaching and learning methods at Illinois.U. of I. researcher wins $500,000 MacArthur AwardSep 22, 2009 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Rogers is among 24 fellows who will each receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.Neuroscience and entomology professor Gene Robinson to receive NIH AwardSep 24, 2009 9:00 am82 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois, has been named a recipient of the 2009 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award.Morrill Act document on display at Illinois as part of Lincoln BicentennialSep 28, 2009 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will display the Morrill Act, one of the seminal documents of higher education in the United States, beginning Sept. 30 at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Panel discussion on education to take place Oct. 7Sep 28, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel of government and academic experts will discuss the future of education in Illinois during an Oct. 7 forum at the University of Illinois.U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesSep 28, 2009 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 99th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois kicks off with the iHelp volunteer project Friday (Oct. 2) through Sunday (Oct. 4).Brazil experts to take part in roundtable at Lemann Institute inaugurationOct 6, 2009 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six internationally known experts on Brazil will take part in a discussion Oct. 15 on "Brazil's Rising Status in the 21st Century" as part of the inauguration of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at Illinois.Visual cultures expert to discuss how arts are influencing globalizationOct 7, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Irit Rogoff, a professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss how the arts are influencing globalization and are producing unexpected cultural phenomena and new knowledge during a lecture Thursday (Oct. 8) at Levis Faculty Center at the University of Illinois.Passes for 12th Ebert film fest go on sale Nov. 1Oct 8, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," to be held April 21-25 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Conference on Morrill Act, future of higher education to take place Oct. 24Oct 16, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will host a conference discussing the Morrill Act's contribution to higher education and the responsibility of public higher education in addressing broader societal issues of the 21st century on Oct. 24 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Dads Association presents awards for improvements to campus, communityOct 21, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will recognize the 2009 Certificate of Merit Award recipients at the Dads Association Annual Banquet on Nov. 13.Dads Association honors academic achievement with library awardsOct 21, 2009 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixty-one students from the University of Illinois at Demonstration by swordsmen to be featured at open house at Japan HouseOct 27, 2009 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will host its annual fall open house on Nov. 7.Brazilian literature in translation to be focus of talk, readings at U. of I.Nov 2, 2009 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois will host a culture talk and bilingual readings focusing on Brazilian literature in translation on the Urbana-Champaign campus on Nov. 16. The program will be repeated on Nov. 17 in Chicago.Personal reflections on Berlin Wall to be subject of symposiumNov 2, 2009 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Personal accounts by people living in Germany before, during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 will be among the highlights of a symposium planned on the University of Illinois campus Nov. 11-13.Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker to receive lifetime achievement awardNov 4, 2009 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh, longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine, and the writer who exposed both the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq and the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, will be this year's recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.Lecture series to focus on humanities perspective about climate changeNov 5, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julie Cruikshank, an ethnographer and anthropologist who lived and worked for many years in the Yukon Territory, will deliver on Tuesday (Nov. 10) the inaugural lecture in a series focusing on the humanities perspectives about climate change and the changes that people are likely to experience in the coming decades.U. of I., Graduate Employees Organization reach tentative agreementNov 17, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Graduate Employees Organization reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday morning during negotiations at the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana.2010-2011 Avery Brundage Scholarships availableNov 18, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 37th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.Lemont father crowned King Dad at University of IllinoisNov 25, 2009 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Neil Rogers of Lemont, Ill., was crowned King Dad by the University of Illinois Dads Association at its annual banquet Nov. 13 during Dads Weekend festivities.Dads Association at Illinois elects 2009-2010 executive boardNov 25, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Norman Megginson of Pawnee, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 2009-2010.Seven Illinois faculty members awarded Fulbright Scholar GrantsDec 3, 2009 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven members of the University of Illinois faculty have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar grants.