blog postsPanel discussion, filmmaking seminar part of 2007 'Ebertfest'Apr 2, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Final plans are in place for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 25-29 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.On keeping the Illinois campus safeApr 19, 2007 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Krystal Fitzpatrick, the interim chief of policeCommencement ceremonies take place May 13 at IllinoisApr 27, 2007 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 136th commencement of the University of Illinois will be held in two ceremonies May 13 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.New chief information officer at Illinois held similar job at ArizonaMay 11, 2007 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sally Jackson, the chief information officer at the University of Arizona and an alumna of the University of Illinois, has been named the new chief information officer of the Urbana campus. Jackson, who will hold a joint appointment as a professor of speech communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is expected to begin work at Illinois on May 21, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its meeting May 17 in Chicago.Passes for 10th Ebert film fest, no longer 'overlooked,' go on sale Nov. 1Oct 15, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 10th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, to be held April 23-27 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesOct 16, 2007 9:00 am67 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Orange Fever," the theme of the 97th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff and Soccerfest on Friday (Oct. 19) at the track and soccer stadium, between Fourth Street and Maryland Drive on Kirby Avenue, Champaign.Dads Association elects 2007-08 executive boardNov 5, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Paul Wieck of Charleston, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois for 2007-08.NIH funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at IllinoisJan 29, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has approved funding to support a Center for Reproduction and Infertility Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The center will support research aimed at expanding the science underlying the success or failure of human reproduction with the goal of improving human reproductive health.Jackson to be commencement speaker at U. of I. graduationMar 6, 2008 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mannie Jackson, a 1960 alumnus of the University of Illinois and chairman and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, will be the speaker at the 137th U. of I. Commencement on May 11.Commencement ceremonies to take place May 11 at IllinoisMar 27, 2008 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 137th commencement of the University of Illinois will be held in two ceremonies May 11 (Sunday) at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First. St., Champaign.Additional guests and events announced for 2008 'Ebertfest'Apr 3, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Additional events and guests - among them actor Timothy Spall - have been announced for the 10th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 23-27 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.Deere & Company investing $1 million to create innovation center at U. of I.Jun 17, 2008 9:00 am47 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Deere & Company is investing $1 million to create a John Deere Technology Innovation Center with the University of Illinois to leverage the skills and knowledge of faculty members and students in the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, and information technology.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 9, 2008 9:00 am106 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred and thirty-nine 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.U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesSep 30, 2008 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Feel the 'NOIS!," the theme of the 98th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff on Saturday (Oct. 4) and Soccerfest on Sunday (Oct. 5).Passes for 11th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1Oct 9, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, to be held April 22-26 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Dads Association at Illinois elects 2008-2009 executive boardNov 19, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lalo Ponce of St. Charles, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 2008-2009.2009-2010 Avery Brundage Scholarships availableNov 20, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 36th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.Physics conference to focus on experience of undergraduate womenJan 14, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual Midwest conference for undergraduate women in physics, sponsored by the physics department at the University of Illinois, will be held on the Urbana campus from Friday (Jan. 16) through Sunday (Jan. 18) at Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletJan 15, 2009 9:00 am284 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred forty-six names appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library last fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Two professors receive grants in support of projects in performing artsJan 22, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two professors in the University of Illinois' College of Fine and Applied Arts are among a select group of artists receiving 2009 grants from Creative Capital, the nation's premier national artists support organization.Entomology department marks centennial with insect calendarJan 26, 2009 9:00 am245 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois entomology department is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, has produced a calendar of insects sporting orange and blue, the school colors.Future of public education in state of Illinois subject of seminarJan 28, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Judy Erwin, the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, will speak about the future of public education in Illinois as part of the Forum on the Future of Public Education, a seminar created by the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to address controversial and critical issues facing education and its future.Engineering professor now leading U. of I. Graduate CollegeJan 28, 2009 9:00 am79 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Debasish (Deba) Dutta joined the University of Illinois Urbana campus as dean of the Graduate College and associate provost, effective Jan. 16. (His name is pronounced duh-BAH-sheesh (DEB-uh) DUT-uh.)'Sunset Boulevard' kicks off humanities program's spring film seriesJan 29, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Spring Film series will begin Feb. 5 with a screening of the classic "Sunset Boulevard."Historian to speak Feb. 11 on change of Lincoln's political viewsFeb 3, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Historian James Oakes will speak on the topic "Becoming Lincoln: From Conservative to Radical," in a lecture Feb. 11 on the University of Illinois campus.Center for Children's Books announces 2009 Gryphon winnersFeb 3, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Frogs," written and illustrated by Nic Bishop, has won the 2009 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature.Moms Association to honor assistant dean in Liberal Arts and SciencesFeb 4, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Penelope Soskin, senior assistant dean and director of honors, scholarships and experiential learning initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the 2009 Medallion of Honor, the most prestigious annual award given by the Moms Association at the University of Illinois.Illinois professor elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 6, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Kanti Jain has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.Carnegie Foundation recognizes U. of I. for community-engagement effortsFeb 10, 2009 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the foundation's 2008 community-engagement classification.Two University of Illinois professors win 2009 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 17, 2009 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The U. of I. winners are Martin D. Burke and Benjamin J. McCall, both in chemistry.Conference to focus on induction, mentoring for new teachers in IllinoisFeb 18, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 24-25 in Springfield, Ill., the fourth annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative.Humanities research program at Illinois names fellowship award winnersFeb 19, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has announced its annual faculty and graduate student fellowship awards for 2009-2010.Donors pledge $14 million for Brazilian studies institute at IllinoisFeb 20, 2009 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jorge Paulo Lemann, of Jona, Switzerland, and his family have pledged to give $14 million to establish a Brazilian studies institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.University of California astronomer to present public talkFeb 24, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alex Filippenko, a professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss the mysterious "dark energy" that permeates all of space and increases the rate of cosmic expansion, during a talk March 16 at the University of Illinois.Number of reported crimes on U. of I. campus dropped in fall semesterFeb 24, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The incidence of robberies and aggravated assaults and batteries declined from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2008, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Division of Public Safety.Two honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremoniesFeb 25, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 17 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.New U. of I. web site a gateway to summer programs for children and youthFeb 26, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each year, thousands of children and youth learn, explore and have fun at summer camps and in educational programs provided by the U. of I. Now, a Web page is available for parents, teachers and students who want information about the many programs focused on learning, science, the arts and sports that the U. of I. offers for children ages pre-kindergarten through 18.Human aspects of climate change to be focus of conference at IllinoisMar 5, 2009 9:00 am3 views Two Illinois professors honored by Howard Hughes Medical InstituteMar 26, 2009 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors, Martin D. Burke, a professor of chemistry, and Maria Spies, a professor of biochemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists.Woodstock, vampires, animation and politics all part of 2009 'Ebertfest'Mar 27, 2009 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The films will run from the strikingly visual to hard luck reality at the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 22-26 in Champaign-Urbana.U. of I. senior from Glenview, Ill., wins Gates Cambridge ScholarshipApr 6, 2009 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships.Three at U. of I. win Guggenheim FellowshipsApr 8, 2009 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois physics professors, George Gollin and Laura Greene, and visiting scholar Jabari Asim have received 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships.Japanese cuisine expert to take part in Japan House Open House April 18Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of Japanese dining will be on the menu of activities at this year's spring open house April 18 (Saturday) at Japan House.Students invited to U. of I. campus Oct. 21 to meet with law schoolsApr 13, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College students in Illinois preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 21.Panel discussions and other events announced as part of 2009 'Ebertfest'Apr 13, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Additional events have been announced in connection with the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 22-26 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.Noted scholar's talk on modern Greek part of campus outreach effortsApr 14, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One of the nation's leading scholars of modern Greek will be on the University of Illinois campus April 22 to present a free lecture at 7 p.m. in the Levis Faculty Center.Religious studies professor Valerie Hoffman named 2009 Carnegie ScholarApr 14, 2009 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Valerie Hoffman, a professor of religious studies at the University of Illinois, has been selected as a 2009 Carnegie Scholar.Two at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships; third gets honorable mentionApr 15, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year, and a third student at Illinois received honorable mention. Anthony Mazzotti, of Taylorville, Ill., and Derek Vardon, of Bolingbrook, Ill., will receive scholarships to help them finish their undergraduate studies at Illinois before attending graduate school.Chicago educator named new director of University High SchoolApr 16, 2009 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jeffrey Walkington, the vice president of academic affairs at the Latin School of Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its meeting May 21 in Chicago.Students find gold in first e-waste design competition at IllinoisApr 17, 2009 9:00 am18 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.