blog postsEngineering Open House 2016: ‘The STEM of Innovation’ is March 11-12Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am94 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 pm30 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 am93 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 pm228 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 am181 views The European Union ambassador to the U.S. is speaking March 15 at the University of Illinois, part of EU Day 2017.‘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 am18 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 am207 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.Facebook research manager to speak at School of Information Sciences Research ShowcaseNov 1, 2017 1:45 pm35 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 am72 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 members to discuss AAUP censure, academic freedom and criminal background check policyOct 15, 2015 9:15 am31 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 pm45 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 pm132 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 am462 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 am55 views Interested in meeting writing goals in a distraction-free setting?First Street closed northbound between Peabody and Gregory drivesNov 25, 2015 9:00 am20 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 am12 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.Fourth Science and Archaeology Symposium scheduled for Feb. 19Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am44 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.Free hearing screenings offered by the U. of I. Audiology ClinicJan 28, 2016 9:00 am44 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 pm62 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 am58 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 am624 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.Globalization at Illinois: Join the conversation at noon Nov. 10Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am20 views Illinois International Programs invites faculty members to “Globalization at Illinois: A Faculty Dialogue,” a town-hall style conversation about globalization at Illinois at noon Nov. 10 in Room 104 of the Illini Union. Graduate College to screen ‘The PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School’Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am50 views The Graduate College will host a free screening of “The PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Foellinger Auditorium. The doors open at 6 p.m. The event is open to all graduate students.Green your office, join the challengeFeb 18, 2016 9:00 am28 views Registration is now open for the 2016 Illinois Green Office Challenge, a friendly competition to see which Illinois organization can accumulate the most points by conserving energy and water, reducing waste and saving money.Gretchen Adams and Dipti Nayak to present for Chambana Science CaféOct 29, 2015 9:00 am99 views The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology will sponsor two upcoming Chambana Science Café events.Grosser and Randolph to discuss ‘Mail’ at Uncorked and On TopicOct 8, 2015 9:15 am56 views Who can see what we share? Does our email belong to us? How is technology changing the ways we communicate? Two faculty members from the College of Fine and Applied Arts will address such questions at the college’s Uncorked and On Topic event at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre Foyer.Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ to open EbertfestJan 28, 2016 9:00 am31 views Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” will open the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.‘Hair’ coming to ‘Ebertfest,’ along with additional films and guestsMar 23, 2017 2:30 pm688 views The 1979 musical film “Hair” has been added to the schedule for this year’s “Ebertfest,” along with four additional films and directors, actors and other guests who will accompany them. Hammie and Taylor discuss ‘Mastery’ at Uncorked and On TopicFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am27 views How do departures from tradition in dance or painting affect audience and reception? Where does the value of craft and material skill vary across popular and academic forms of art? The College of Fine and Applied Arts will explore these questions and more at the March 3 Uncorked and On Topic discussion on “Mastery.”Herb Day 2016 set for Jan. 23Dec 10, 2015 12:45 pm128 views of I. Herb Day will be 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center, just off Lincoln Avenue at I-74 in Urbana.Historians make case for books that changed the worldMar 31, 2016 9:15 am207 views Ten faculty and staff members and students associated with the department of history will get six minutes each to make their case for the book they think changed everything. A jury will then vote and declare a winner.Historians take to their soapbox for books that changed the worldMar 21, 2017 1:30 pm263 views Ten U. of I. history professors, staff and students will each make their case for a book that changed everything at the “History Soapbox” on March 30. Holiday Toy Drive provides chance for local and university communities to give backDec 3, 2015 9:00 am13 views The Illini Union’s Office of Volunteer Programs will host its annual Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 9, with a goal of collecting 1,000 presents.Holiday tune request line begins Thursday, Dec. 8Dec 5, 2016 4:30 pm59 views Dial-A-Carol is a student-run holiday program at Illinois. Each year, the students of Snyder Hall, a University Housing residence hall, host the event. Anyone from anywhere may call 217-332-1882 and request any holiday tune, which will be sung live by students over the telephone. Hospitable Illinois wetlands in spring signal happy waterfowl hunting in fallFeb 27, 2017 4:15 pm257 views When waterfowl return to Illinois in early spring on their way north, will they find enough food for a two-week layover? A limited food supply during spring migration and subsequent declines in duck populations can affect Illinois’ multimillion-dollar waterfowl hunting industry, say researchers from the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute seeks applicantsDec 19, 2016 4:45 pm122 views The Animals and Society Institute and Illinois seek applications for the first Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute program for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in human-animal studies.Hu named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanDec 22, 2016 9:30 am2097 views Feng Sheng Hu, the associate dean for biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will become the LAS dean Jan. 1 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.HungerU exhibit to visit U. of I., raise awareness of food security issuesOct 29, 2015 9:00 am29 views The U. of I. main Quad is a next stop on a nationwide tour of HungerU – a mobile exhibit to raise awareness of nutrition and food security issues. HungerU will be on the north end of the Quad from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Visitors can pedal tractors around the Quad and participate in events to win prizes. The interactive games and displays provide information about the significance of modern agriculture and how it affects the world’s food crisis and the state of food security in more than 100 countries.Ice Arena to be renovatedJan 30, 2017 12:00 pm84 views The Ice Arena at Illinois is getting a new refrigeration system and ice mat. The new system will be more efficient than the one currently in use and will have a life expectancy of eight to 10 years. The new ice mat could be moved if a new facility or larger renovation are planned. Ideas wanted for campus utility conservation projectsFeb 23, 2017 2:00 pm55 views University departments can improve campus energy efficiency through the Revolving Loan Fund. This semester, more than $800,000 will be available for utility conservation projects with short-term payback periods.Illini Union hosting celebration event for its 75th anniversaryFeb 15, 2017 4:30 pm194 views The Illini Union will host a celebration of its 75th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Art Gallery and Pine Lounge. All are welcome to attend.Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs hosts annual Thanksgiving Basket DriveOct 27, 2016 4:15 pm116 views The Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs will sponsor the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive starting Tuesday, Nov. 1. The drive provides families with a basket of nonperishable items and a $25 gift card, which can prepare a Thanksgiving meal. The entire Illinois campus is invited to participate.Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs hosts annual Thanksgiving Basket DriveNov 5, 2015 9:00 am32 views The Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive to provide families with a basket of nonperishable food items and a $25 gift card, which can furnish a Thanksgiving meal. The entire Illinois campus is invited to participate. The drive will run through Nov. 16.Illinois 4-H Robotics Showcase is April 23Apr 21, 2016 1:30 pm147 views The Illinois 4-H Robotics Showcase will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. April 23 at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Illinois chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 13, 2017 8:00 am460 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.