blog postsLit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying EnglishOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm541 views 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 ChancellorMar 7, 2016 9:00 am118 views 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...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1191 views CubeSat students prepare for launchJason's ListMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm262 views Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket listsPlay for ChangeMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm270 views Sport-focused RSO is a Slam DunkFinding the SourceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm246 views History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the WebA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2306 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsChinese for a New GenerationMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm288 views Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlookiVenture AcceleratorMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm777 views Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitions2016 Campuswide CommencementMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm188 views Exercises set for May 14Art Meets ScienceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm456 views Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environmentDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 21, 2016 9:00 am74 views 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 ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am900 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadActifOct 21, 2016 9:15 am224 views Startup develops wearable systems for road safetyLike Fish in WaterOct 21, 2016 9:15 am160 views Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biologyAdvertising is UsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am310 views Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasmA Community of PeersOct 21, 2016 9:15 am113 views Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher EducationJosh TalksOct 21, 2016 9:15 am315 views TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh WhitmanTop DogsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am112 views U of I team designs “bark park”Virtual Reality ProjectMar 23, 2017 8:00 am564 views 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 GamesMar 23, 2017 8:00 am105 views Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.Act of CongressMar 23, 2017 8:00 am129 views Students play the role of U.S. House members for a semester and gain insights on process, politics and power.Good Deeds, Safety RemindersMar 23, 2017 9:00 am148 views Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safetyFerreting out fake newsMar 23, 2017 9:00 am105 views 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 BotswanaMar 23, 2017 9:15 am652 views 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 sesquicentennialMar 23, 2017 9:15 am100 views Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. Oasis Design ProjectMar 23, 2017 4:15 pm355 views University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.Illini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1029 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsOct 18, 2017 10:00 am12 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.Summer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experienceOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm967 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 pm307 views Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversationOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm169 views Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1110 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 pm307 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 pm105 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 pm461 views Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.