blog postsTony Waldrop named vice chancellor for research after serving as interimFeb 29, 2000 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tony Waldrop has agreed to accept the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the board of trustees at its meeting Thursday (March 2) in Urbana.National Computational Science Alliance and NCSA announce leadership transitionMar 1, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Computational Science Alliance will enter a new phase today when Larry Smarr, founding director of the Alliance and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, assumes the new role of Alliance Strategic Adviser. This change will free him of his management responsibilities of the Alliance and NCSA.On the Job: John SudlowMar 2, 2000 9:00 am16 views John Sudlow is the Project Coordinator of the UI's Motorcycle Rider Program, located on Gerty Drive next to the Fire Service Institute. UI submits bids for three high school championshipsMar 7, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will be submitting a bid to the Illinois High School Association in an effort to bring championship games in three sports to campus. The bid seeks a five-year commitment from the IHSA for the events to be held at the UI.Historian Orville Vernon Burton named Carnegie ScholarMar 9, 2000 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orville Vernon Burton, a history and sociology professor at the University of Illinois, has been selected as a Carnegie Scholar in the Pew National Fellowship Program.Obesity researcher to give public lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Internationally known obesity researcher Richard Lee Atkinson will discuss the prospects for effective treatment in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the University of Illinois. The lecture is free and will be in Room 150 of the Animal Sciences Laboratory, 1207 W. Gregory, Urbana.Nobel laureate in economics to deliver Edmund James lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate in economics, will deliver the Edmund James Lecture at the University of Illinois March 30.National women's wheelchair basketball tournament March 16-18Mar 14, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - March Madness will come to the University of Illinois this week in the form of women on wheels.On the Job: Angella AndersonMar 16, 2000 4:30 pm5 views Angella Anderson is a staff secretary in the office of text conversion with the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services. Open house for Japan House set for April 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.UI to honor student employees April 7 as part of national recognitionMar 17, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An award ceremony to honor student employees of the year is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. April 7 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.NAACP chairman Julian Bond to give lecture March 28Mar 20, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will present the 10th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture on March 28 at the University of Illinois.New Taiwanese vice president is UI law school graduateMar 20, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Annette Lu, who was elected vice president of Taiwan Saturday, making her the highest-ranking female government official in the island's history, was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.Educational conference on campus gambling to be held April 3Mar 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois' Office of the Dean of Students and the Chicago Crime Commission are co-sponsoring an in-depth educational conference on campus gambling.Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement DayMar 28, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.UI to join group dedicated to ending substandard labor conditionsMar 29, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois announced today that it is provisionally joining the Worker's Rights Consortium, an organization dedicated to putting an end to substandard labor conditions for workers who make collegiate apparel.Ninth bienniel women's conference moves to Assembly HallMar 29, 2000 9:00 am83 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton will be the first keynote speaker at the University of Illinois' ninth Biennial Conference for Working Women, to be held at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, April 13-14.Former Cook County circuit judge named to preside over Chief dialogue April 14Mar 30, 2000 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today announced that Louis B. Garippo, a former circuit court judge in Cook County, has been retained to assist the board in conducting the dialogue on Chief Illiniwek.Four UI students to receive Goldwater ScholarshipsApr 4, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Four University of Illinois students will receive the Goldwater Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students who excel in the study of mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.Police captain honored with Moms Association's MedallionApr 4, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Mothers Association's Medallion of Honor will be presented to Capt. Krystal Fitzpatrick of the UI police department at a Moms Day tea scheduled for Saturday (April 8).Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am536 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 981 members at a campus ceremony this spring.Siebel Systems gives $2.6 million to endow Siebel ScholarsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois today announced that Siebel Systems, the world's leading provider of eBusiness applications software, has donated $2.6 million to the UI to establish the Siebel Scholars Program in computer science.Anti-discrimination exhibit, 'Boxes and Walls,' comes to UIApr 5, 2000 9:00 am97 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After former University of Illinois student Benjamin Smith went on a hate-filled killing spree last July through Illinois and Indiana, UI students and staff members wanted to counter the negative message that Smith sent.On the Job: Kathy Schluter-KrewsonApr 6, 2000 5:00 pm3 views Since 1981, Kathy Schluter-Krewson has been a groundsworker for the UI.Four alumni honored by College of EngineeringApr 10, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four alumni of the University of Illinois College of Engineering were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation.Fourteen engineering faculty members honored for excellenceApr 10, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen faculty members of the University of Illinois College of Engineering were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation for their excellence in research and teaching.Engineering students honored at annual convocationApr 10, 2000 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six University of Illinois College of Engineering students and a recent graduate were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation for their achievements in and out of the classroom.History professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship for work on UI physicistApr 13, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois history professor Lillian Hoddeson has been selected to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, an annual award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments and future potential for achievement.Professor of special education named next dean of educationApr 14, 2000 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Susan Fowler has been named the new dean of the University of Illinois College of Education, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its May meeting. Fowler is a UI professor of special education and associate dean for academic affairs in the college.Sen. Paul Simon to speak at Commencement ceremonies May 14Apr 14, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN -- The 129th Commencement of the UI at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 14 at the Assembly Hall.First recipient of Memorial Scholarship in materials scienceApr 14, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois department of material sciences and engineering will award the first Kevin Moore Memorial Scholarship to Lakeisha Hogue, a UI senior from Champaign, at its annual MatSe Awards banquet today (April 14).Allstate Insurance Co. wins Industrial Grand Challenge Award from NCSAApr 17, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today (Monday) will present the 2000 Industrial Grand Challenge Award to Allstate Insurance Co. The award will be given at an evening reception for the NCSA Private Sector Program at the Radisson Suite Hotel in Champaign.On the Job: Al WolfeApr 20, 2000 5:00 pm1 views Technically, Al Wolfe's job title is Assembly Hall technician. But in reality, he has been the building electrician at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts since 1981.Mothers Association book awards given to honor freshmen scholarsApr 21, 2000 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mothers Association Book Awards have been given to University of Illinois freshmen who earned a 4.0 grade-point average (on a 4-point scale) during the fall semester, while taking at least 14 hours of credit.English professor Richard Wheeler named dean of Graduate CollegeApr 21, 2000 9:00 am135 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Wheeler has accepted the position of dean of the UI Graduate College, as recommended by the chancellor and president.Moms Association elects officers, directors during Moms Weekend 4/21/2000Apr 21, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mary Jo Farrell, McHenry, has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois.NCSA founder Larry Smarr to leave UI for San Diego campusApr 26, 2000 9:00 am47 views After 20 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 15 years as the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Larry Smarr announced today that he has accepted a professorship at the University of California, San Diego. His wife, Janet Smarr, also has accepted a position at UCSD. They will begin their new positions July 1.Five UI students win FMC FellowshipsMay 4, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each of five University of Illinois graduate students -- including four from the Urbana-Champaign campus -- has been awarded a $7,500 FMC Graduate Fellowship for the 2000-01 academic year.On the Job: Mary Ann GonkaMay 4, 2000 4:00 pm2 views Mary Ann Gonka is assistant director for health professions and science career information at The Career Center.Fourteen UI students have been awarded scholarships to study abroadMay 16, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Fourteen University of Illinois students have been awarded scholarships to help them study abroad during the summer and the next academic year.Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships to study agingMay 16, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois graduate students have won 2000-2001 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $3,500 each to continue their studies in gerontology.On the Job: Linda BauerMay 18, 2000 4:00 pm10 views Linda Bauer is in charge of the interior design department for the UI Housing Division. She selects furnishings and furniture for the 5,000 student rooms, 1,000 apartments, and common area spaces, such as main lounges, the floor lounges, libraries, computer labs, fitness centers and dining rooms.Iowa State University official named new chief information officerMay 19, 2000 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Peter M. Siegel of Iowa State University has been chosen to be the new chief information officer for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UI Provost Richard Herman announced today.Career, volunteer firefighters gather for 76th annual fire collegeMay 26, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- About 1,000 career and volunteer firefighters from throughout Illinois will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques while sharing experience at the 76th annual Illinois Fire College June 1-4 at the University of Illinois.On the Job: Penny McKinneyJun 1, 2000 4:00 pm8 views Penny McKinney is a facility attendant at the Varsity Room in Memorial Stadium.Eighty-eight undergraduates win awards from School of Chemical SciencesJun 14, 2000 9:00 am186 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Eighty-eight University of Illinois students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 1999-2000 academic year.Twenty students awarded scholarships for study at the UIJul 10, 2000 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty Illinois students have been awarded scholarships for study at the University of Illinois for the 2000-01 academic year.Drugs, alcohol play significant role in campus area crimeJul 11, 2000 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Students were a little safer on the University of Illinois campus during the 1999-2000 school year, according to crime statistics, although records continue to show that the use of alcohol and drugs plays a significant role in the crimes committed.Head of Iowa State's research park to head UI'sJul 20, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A businessman who has been in charge of the research park at Iowa State University has been selected to be the first director of the new University of Illinois research park.On the job: Sandra MasonJul 20, 2000 4:45 pm3 views Sandra Mason is the UI extension educator in Champaign County who specializes in horticulture and environment. She makes herself available to provide information and answer questions regarding any kind of houseplants, trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials or annuals.