blog postsDance at Illinois presents February Dance 2016Jan 28, 2016 9:00 am154 views Dance at Illinois will present February Dance 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 5 and 6 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Deadline approaching for predoctoral fellowships in the humanitiesDec 17, 2015 9:00 am33 views Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to select two predoctoral fellows in biohumanities for the 2016–17 academic year.December in Illinois: Tornadoes, warm temperatures and little snowJan 2, 2019 3:30 pm148 views With warmer-than-average temperatures, December 2018 brought slight snowfall and a historic late-season severe weather outbreak to Illinois. On Dec. 1, the National Weather Service confirmed 29 tornadoes in Illinois, an event that is considered the largest December tornado outbreak in state history, according to Brian Kerschner, a spokesman for the state climatologist office at the U. of I.’s Illinois State Water Survey. The second-largest number of tornadoes in December was 21 in 1957.Documentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTNSep 17, 2015 10:15 am42 views A new documentary premiering on the Big Ten Network features three extraordinary women at the University of Illinois. “Making Their Mark” will air on BTN on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CDT, following the Illinois-Maryland women’s volleyball match. The 30-minute program profiles athlete Jean Driscoll, entomologist May Berenbaum and computer artist Donna Cox.Documentary on Ebertfest premieres April 4 on WILL-TVApr 1, 2016 11:30 am152 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.Doppler on Wheels outreach events to teach about severe weather preparednessFeb 26, 2016 3:45 pm118 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.Dutch ambassador to keynote EU Day on MondayFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am43 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.Earth Week 2016 offers range of events on U. of I. campusApr 14, 2016 9:00 am48 views Activities for Earth Week 2016 on the U. of I. campus are being organized by Students for Environmental Concerns. The U. of I. will host several other events leading up to and following the official dates, which are April 18-22.‘Ebertfest’ adds musical performance to follow final film ‘Rumble’Apr 10, 2018 9:30 am210 views This year’s “Ebertfest” will close with a performance by Native American artist Pura Fe following its final film, “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.”‘Ebertfest’ final slate includes ‘Interstellar’ in 70mm, ‘Indians who rocked the world’Apr 2, 2018 10:15 am198 views “Interstellar” in 70mm coming to 20th annual “Ebertfest,” as well as documentary on the role of American Indians in rock music.Edible book festival is April 4 at University YMCAMar 31, 2016 1:45 pm34 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.Educational Technology Leadership Summit will be Dec. 9Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am8 views The Educational Technology Leadership Summit will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The summit will bring state educational leaders to the U. of I. to participate in a unique professional learning opportunity on educational technology. Education Justice Project accepting applications for teachingFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am18 views Since 2008, the Education Justice Project, a unit of the College of Education, has offered for-credit courses and other programs to incarcerated men at the Danville Correctional Center, a men’s medium-security prison.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6684 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."Einstein Bros. Bagels opens at Siebel Center and Vet MedJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1387 views Einstein Bros. Bagels has opened two more campus locations: the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Basic Sciences Building.Enforcement policy for smoke-free campus announcedSep 17, 2015 9:00 am32 views In May 2015, the campus announced that modifications would be made to its Smoke-Free Campus Policy in accordance with the State of Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS64/1-99).Engineering at Illinois seeks Faculty Entrepreneurial FellowsMay 16, 2016 9:30 am128 views The College of Engineering seeks applicants to its Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellows Program. Selected fellows receive $50,000 in proof-of-concept funding, along with release from their teaching and committee service, to focus on bringing their work to the world by developing a specific technology innovation. In return for their release from teaching, fellows educate students about innovation and entrepreneurship. Students receive course credit.Engineering Open House 2016: ‘The STEM of Innovation’ is March 11-12Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am95 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.Entrepreneurship Forum is April 28Apr 21, 2016 2:15 pm34 views The Provost's Roundtable on Entrepreneurship will host its annual Entrepreneurship Forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Illini Union.Espresso Royale celebrates grand opening in Grainger Engineering LibraryJan 14, 2016 9:00 am116 views Espresso Royale will celebrate the opening of its fourth campus location, in Grainger Engineering Library, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Jan. 14.Estonian ambassador to address the state of the EUOct 16, 2017 1:45 pm246 views The Estonian ambassador to the U.S. will address the state of the European Union as part of EU Day on Oct. 20.EU ambassador to speak March 15 at the U. of I.Mar 8, 2017 9:15 am184 views The European Union ambassador to the U.S. is speaking March 15 at the University of Illinois, part of EU Day 2017.EU ambassador to speak Nov. 9 as part of EU Day at IllinoisNov 1, 2018 2:15 pm251 views The EU’s ambassador to the U.S. will discuss the U.K. Brexit process and transatlantic relations as part of EU Day on Nov. 9.Exhibit on Cahokia religion at Spurlock MuseumFeb 1, 2018 2:30 pm616 views The exhibit “Cahokia’s Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink and the Underworld” is on display at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois. Created in cooperation with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, the exhibit features objects from the ancient city of Cahokia, which was located near what is now Collinsville, Illinois, as well as objects from surrounding areas.‘Experience the Hops’ at Allerton Park and Retreat CenterJan 28, 2016 9:00 am12 views Allerton Park and Retreat Center will host a winter weekend seminar on topics related to beer and brewing from 1 p.m. Feb. 27 to noon Feb. 28.Expert on interventions for children with autism to give annual Goldstick LectureNov 12, 2015 9:00 am19 views Brian A. Boyd, an expert on autism spectrum and related developmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.Expert on pre-language communication to give annual Goldstick LectureOct 12, 2017 8:00 am231 views Nancy C. Brady, an expert on pre-language communication and language development in young children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.Experts to answer questions about preserving historical objectsMar 27, 2018 11:15 am369 views Have you wondered how to preserve an old film of family memories or take proper care of grandma’s quilt? Bring your small items or come with images of larger pieces to the Preservation Emporium at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois on Saturday, April 7, from 1-4 p.m., and have your preservation questions answered by experts.Facebook research manager to speak at School of Information Sciences Research ShowcaseNov 1, 2017 1:45 pm41 views A Facebook user experience researcher will be the keynote speaker Nov. 8 at the School of Information Sciences Research Showcase. Funda Kivran-Swaine is a research manager at Facebook who has worked in user experience design and whose research focuses on computer-mediated communication. She will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Illini Union Rooms A and B.FACTS legacy system to be replaced with new CRM databaseOct 29, 2015 9:00 am87 views The Advance Illinois Project is replacing the FACTS legacy system with a new customer relationship management database and related document management and business intelligence functionality.Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund seeks donationsMay 3, 2018 2:00 pm89 views Crisis knows no season. For as little as $5 per month, faculty and staff members can make a difference in the life of a co-worker in crisis by donating to the Faculty and Staff Emergency Fundat Illinois. Over the past year, the fund provided about $30,000 in grants to employees experiencing temporary financial hardship. Since the fund’s inception in 1992, more than 1,000 academic professionals, faculty and staff members have been helped.Faculty members to discuss AAUP censure, academic freedom and criminal background check policyOct 15, 2015 9:15 am33 views Three faculty panelists will lead a discussion of the issues arising from the June censure of the U. of I. by the American Association of University Professors and the proposal by the U. of I. Board of Trustees this fall to require criminal background checks for all new faculty members. The event, sponsored by the Urbana campus AAUP Chapter, will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 314A Illini Union.Faculty members to discuss KAM exhibition Oct. 1Oct 1, 2015 9:15 am20 views Three faculty members will join Krannert Art Museum curators at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 for a discussion of the current exhibition “Attachment.”Faculty Tech Summit to connect researchers and instructors with information technology servicesSep 26, 2016 2:15 pm47 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers and instructors have the opportunity to learn about the information technology services that are available to them by attending the Faculty Technology Summit. The event will take place in Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Fall biological conference set for November at the Materials Research LabOct 10, 2016 3:45 pm134 views The fifth annual Materials Research Laboratory Biological Conference will be held Nov. 2-3 at the laboratory on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.Feser leaving for job with Oregon StateJan 9, 2017 10:00 am581 views Edward Feser is leaving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to become the provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University.Film screening, discussion of ‘This Changes Everything’ is Dec. 9Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am21 views A film screening and discussion of “This Changes Everything” will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in Room 319 Gregory Hall.Final MCORE Project designs to be presented at Sept. 17 open houseSep 10, 2015 8:30 am5 views A transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossing and protected bicycle lanes are some of the new features to be developed by the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project starting in 2016.First Friday Grad Write-A-Thon Series scheduled for Feb. 5Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am60 views Interested in meeting writing goals in a distraction-free setting?First Street closed northbound between Peabody and Gregory drivesNov 25, 2015 9:00 am22 views First Street northbound between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive is closed for repairs and will reopen on Nov. 30, weather permitting.Forest governance expert to speak April 8Apr 7, 2016 9:00 am13 views Benjamin Cashore, a professor of environmental governance and political science with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will speak on campus April 8. The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy program is sponsoring the event.Four Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 27, 2018 10:00 am1730 views Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: mechanical science and engineering professor Narayana Aluru, computer science professor William Gropp and plant biology professors Andrew Leakey and Ray Ming.Fourth Science and Archaeology Symposium scheduled for Feb. 19Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am47 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.Fourth-wettest February-March on record in IllinoisApr 4, 2018 11:45 am25 views The statewide average precipitation for February-March was 8.69 inches, which made it the fourth-wettest February-March on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Free hearing screenings offered by the U. of I. Audiology ClinicJan 28, 2016 9:00 am45 views The U. of I. Audiology Clinic is offering free hearing screenings through April 22. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230; appointments are not available by email.Free, live concert of Italian music on March 17 at the Illini UnionMar 17, 2016 9:00 am42 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. Free screening of film on public higher educationNov 28, 2016 4:15 pm63 views A new documentary film, “Starving the Beast,” will be shown in a free screening Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.Friday Forum series organizes community discussions with racial justice activists, provides opportunities for actionJan 14, 2016 9:15 am60 views The University YMCA announces the spring Friday Forum lecture series “Breaking Down Racism: Fighting Racial Injustice in the U.S.”Full schedule and additional guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Mar 24, 2016 9:15 am627 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.Geography professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 5, 2018 8:45 am1912 views University of Illinois professor of geography Jesse Ribot has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.