blog posts Applications and nominations being accepted for IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am35 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is soliciting submissions and nominations for the IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities for the 2015-16 academic year. First Friday Grad Write-A-Thon Series scheduled for Feb. 5 Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am65 views Interested in meeting writing goals in a distraction-free setting? January in Illinois presented wild temperature swings Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am20 views Illinois temperatures in January showed some very large swings in which the highs and lows tended to cancel each other out, with a monthly temperature of 26.7 degrees, or just 0.3 degrees above average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois. Fourth Science and Archaeology Symposium scheduled for Feb. 19 Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am56 views The Illinois State Archaeological Survey and the Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials program will host the Fourth Science and Archaeology Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Room 314A of the Illini Union. Registration now open for Annual Faculty Retreat Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am26 views Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Faculty Retreat, to be held March 4 with the theme “Bringing Out the Best in Our Students.” Child Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2016-17 school year Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am37 views The Child Development Laboratory, located at 1105 W. Nevada St. and 1005 W. Nevada St., is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak March 7 Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am240 views The U. of I. will host “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor” from 7-8 p.m. March 7 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Year of Cyberinfrastructure Roadshow focuses on research Feb. 26 Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am29 views John Towns, the deputy chief information officer for research IT, will discuss how to make research better from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, Room 1122. Tickets on sale for International Dinner and Performance Night Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am57 views Tickets are on sale for the 33rd annual International Dinner and Performance Night. Green your office, join the challenge Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am33 views Registration is now open for the 2016 Illinois Green Office Challenge, a friendly competition to see which Illinois organization can accumulate the most points by conserving energy and water, reducing waste and saving money. Ariel Waldman presents ‘Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ on March 1 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am72 views The University Library will host Ariel Waldman, who will give a lecture titled “Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. A reception will follow. U. of I. Wellness Center launches new Climb Illinois Challenge Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am152 views The U. of I. Wellness Center’s “Climb Illinois Challenge” runs March 15 to April 11. The challenge helps employees be more active at work by taking the stairs. Stair use is an easy way to include physical activity in a busy day. Book reading, lecture by Elias Khoury scheduled for March 7 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am26 views Elias Khoury, a Lebanese novelist and distinguished professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University, will visit campus March 7 to deliver a lecture and a reading from his most recent novel, “The Broken Mirror: Sinalcol.” Dutch ambassador to keynote EU Day on Monday Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am48 views Netherlands’ ambassador to the U.S. will deliver the keynote address for the 14th annual European Union Day at the U. of I. on Feb. 29, speaking on the state of the EU. Hammie and Taylor discuss ‘Mastery’ at Uncorked and On Topic Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am34 views How do departures from tradition in dance or painting affect audience and reception? Where does the value of craft and material skill vary across popular and academic forms of art? The College of Fine and Applied Arts will explore these questions and more at the March 3 Uncorked and On Topic discussion on “Mastery.” Additional films and guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’ Feb 25, 2016 9:15 am376 views Five additional films and a list of special guests have been added to the lineup for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign and the U. of I. Doppler on Wheels outreach events to teach about severe weather preparedness Feb 26, 2016 3:45 pm130 views The department of atmospheric sciences will host two upcoming events featuring the Doppler on Wheels truck-mounted research weather radar, providing an opportunity to learn about severe weather preparedness in honor of National Severe Weather Week. Art at the Y presents ‘Transformation of Being’ Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am48 views The University YMCA announces the upcoming Art at the Y exhibition "Transformation of Being,” which will feature the paintings of Oscar Luis Martínez. Young Baroque Artists Winners Showcase is March 13 Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am18 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana celebrates the artistry of area young people during its spring concert. ‘Plants in Silico' symposium and workshop to be a paradigm shift in plant modeling Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am18 views Registration is now open for the “Plants in Silico” symposium and workshop, which will bring together leaders in the fields of computation, mathematics, plant sciences, data visualization and molecular, cellular, organ-level and ecosystem modeling. Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships available Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am34 views Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships are available electronically through the staff human resources home page. IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities application deadline is 5 p.m. March 15 Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am10 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways since its inception. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrates excellence in humanities scholarship at the U. of I. College of Education schedules Graduate Student Conference for March 11 Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am169 views Kevin Favor, a U. of I. alumnus and a psychologist, and Khalid el-Hakim, the founder and the curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, will be among the speakers at the seventh annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference on March 11. Engineering Open House 2016: ‘The STEM of Innovation’ is March 11-12 Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am109 views “The STEM of Innovation” is the theme for the 96th annual Engineering Open House at the U. of I. In addition to more than 200 exhibits, the open house this year offers several new attractions, with exhibits ranging from student startup exhibits to non-Newtonian fluid demonstrations. $1.9 million available for campus utility conservation projects Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am43 views More than $1.9 million will be available for campus projects through the Revolving Loan Fund this semester. Departments and units interested in submitting utility conservation work for consideration are encouraged to complete the application online. Illinois Public Media provides a nonpartisan guide for the 2016 elections Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am170 views Just in time for the 2016 primary election, Illinois Public Media is providing Illinois citizens with Voter’s Edge Illinois – a free, nonpartisan online voter guide. Student Senate invites faculty, staff to give input on possible university mascot Mar 10, 2016 9:00 am37 views The Illinois Student Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot invites faculty and staff members to share their opinions about the possibility of creating a university mascot. CDC issues travel alert for countries where Zika virus is prevalent Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am21 views The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to highlight countries where the Zika virus is prevalent. Become an environmental champion Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am17 views Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest-running state environmental awards program. Illinois takes climate leadership role as chancellor signs Resilience Commitment Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am22 views The U. of I. took on a leadership role to more actively respond to global climate change when Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson signed Second Nature’s Climate Resilience Commitment on Feb. 9. Boneyard Creek Community Day begins its second decade of protecting local waterways Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am15 views Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways through cleanup and educational activities. ISTC hosts information session on solar panel group purchase program Mar 10, 2016 9:45 am61 views The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center will host a free public information session on the Solar Urbana-Champaign’s Solar Group Purchase Program. The information session at the ISTC will begin at noon March 10 at 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Free, live concert of Italian music on March 17 at the Illini Union Mar 17, 2016 9:00 am49 views The department of French and Italian is hosting a free, live performance of Italian music at 5 p.m. March 17 in Illini Room B in the Illini Union. Citizen Police Academy starts April 14 Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am16 views The Police Training Institute is again offering the Citizen Police Academy, an educational program that allows area residents to learn about issues faced by those in law enforcement. The academy begins April 14, with graduation June 16. Inaugural festival celebrates intersections of music and sustainability Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am46 views Global Arts Performance Initiatives will present the inaugural Sonified Sustainability Festival from April 14-May 1. ACES offers alumni opportunity to bring youth to ‘college’ Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am28 views Alumni of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to register to attend ACES Family Academies with their young Illini fans ages 8 to 13. The one-and-a-half-day event will take place July 7-8. Volunteers needed for April 9 Community and Campus Day of Service Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am111 views Local residents will join faculty and staff members and students of the University of Illinois on April 9 for the 2016 Community and Campus Day of Service. Illinois soils warm over the first half of March Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am23 views Soil temperatures increased through the first half of March, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. McGuire and Uihlein discuss ‘Mega’ at Uncorked and On Topic Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am26 views The College of Fine and Applied Arts will present its final Uncorked and On Topic event of this academic year at 5:15 p.m. April 14 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre foyer. Full schedule and additional guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’ Mar 24, 2016 9:15 am636 views The remaining films have been announced, along with the schedule and additional guests, for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 13-17. Multitalented entertainer Tia Mowry to speak at Illini Union Mar 31, 2016 9:00 am35 views Tia Mowry, star of “Sister, Sister” and “The Game,” has been involved in many different facets of the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. She will speak at the Illini Union at 7 p.m. March 31 in the I-Rooms. Student Senate hosts fourth meeting, invites input on possible university mascot Mar 31, 2016 9:00 am44 views The Illinois Student Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot will host its fourth meeting at 5 p.m. April 1 in Illini Union Room 104. Saturday lectures explain engineering in everyday terms Mar 31, 2016 9:00 am22 views Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering. Intensive Foreign Language courses offered May 16-27 Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am118 views The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Illinois is offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program for spring 2016. Registration for language summer camps now open Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am38 views The University Language Academy for Children offers quality summer camp second-language programs in Spanish, Latin and Greek, where children learn the language and gain knowledge of the rich cultural traditions from around the world. AAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and procedures Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am30 views The Urbana chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a workshop dealing with tenure and promotion issues. “Achieving Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures at UIUC” will be 2:30-4 p.m. April 14 at 314 B Illini Union. Historians make case for books that changed the world Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am225 views Ten faculty and staff members and students associated with the department of history will get six minutes each to make their case for the book they think changed everything. A jury will then vote and declare a winner. Edible book festival is April 4 at University YMCA Mar 31, 2016 1:45 pm39 views The 11th annual Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be April 4. The campus and local communities are invited to experience this unique intersection of the book arts and cuisine. Documentary on Ebertfest premieres April 4 on WILL-TV Apr 1, 2016 11:30 am158 views In celebration of the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Illinois Public Media – in partnership with the College of Media at the University of Illinois – produced “Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe.” This 30-minute companion documentary covers the life and legacy of Roger Ebert as well as the history of the festival. It also includes a short preview of Ebertfest 2016. Panel discussions announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’ Apr 1, 2016 3:00 pm86 views Film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming April 13-17 to Champaign-Urbana.