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  • Lit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying English

    The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.

  • Dear Parents: Letter from the Chancellor

    As you get this issue of Postmarks in the mail, we’re moving into the final couple of months of our academic year here at Illinois.

  • Ten…Nine…Eight...

    CubeSat students prepare for launch

  • Jason's List

    Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket lists

  • Play for Change

    Sport-focused RSO is a Slam Dunk

  • Finding the Source

    History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the Web

  • A Family Affair

    Celebrating five generations of Illinois students

  • Chinese for a New Generation

    Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlook

  • iVenture Accelerator

    Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitions

  • 2016 Campuswide Commencement

    Exercises set for May 14

  • Art Meets Science

    Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environment

  • Dear Parents: Letter from the Chancellor

    By the time this issue of Postmarks is in your hands, we'll be well into the fall semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Only Connect

    Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to lead

  • Actif

    Startup develops wearable systems for road safety

  • Like Fish in Water

    Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biology

  • Advertising is Us

    Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasm

  • A Community of Peers

    Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

  • Josh Talks

    TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman

  • Top Dogs

    U of I team designs “bark park”

  • Virtual Reality Project

    Have you ever been on the field at Memorial Stadium, standing next to the cheerleaders as they lead an “I-L-L” call-and-response during a football game? Or have you been onstage at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while world-class musicians play?

    With the help of a new interdisciplinary project from students in advertising and computer science, those and a few other quintessential Illinois experiences are just a mouse click – and a pair of virtual reality goggles – away.

  • History Games

    Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.

  • Act of Congress

    Students play the role of U.S. House members for a semester and gain insights on process, politics and power.

  • Good Deeds, Safety Reminders

    Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safety

  • Ferreting out fake news

    Illinois computer science students Mark Craft and Qinglin Chen created an extension for the Chrome web browser to verify articles and pictures posted to Facebook. Even more impressive? They did it in less than 36 hours, as part of a student hackathon event hosted by Princeton University in November 2016.


  • Okavango Odyssey: Study abroad students study wildlife in Botswana

    It was 6 a.m. and the campers were quietly preparing for the day. Suddenly, a voice called out from the camp manager’s tent.

    “Girls? We’re going to have to wait. I can see a lion from my window.”

  • Celebrating our sesquicentennial

    Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. 

  • Oasis Design Project

    University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.

  • Illini Success

    Students, alumni share what shaped them most 

  • Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle models

    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.

  • Summer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experience

    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 internships

    Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.

  • Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversation

    Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.

  • Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research group

    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 Projects

    Interactive art studio at University of Illinois teaches students coding, building circuits

  • Social Work Ambassadors: Students welcome peers to their field of study

    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 room

    Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.