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  • Child Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2016-17 school year

    The Child Development Laboratory, located at 1105 W. Nevada St. and 1005 W. Nevada St., is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Child Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2017-18

    The Child Development Laboratory, 1105 W. Nevada and 1005 W. Nevada, Urbana, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Full-day child care programs for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years are in session Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on a year-round basis. 

  • Citizen Police Academy accepting applications

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Champaign County Citizen Police Academy is accepting applications for the 16th session, which will begin Sept. 12.

  • Citizen Police Academy starts April 14

    The Police Training Institute is again offering the Citizen Police Academy, an educational program that allows area residents to learn about issues faced by those in law enforcement. The academy begins April 14, with graduation June 16.

  • Civil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program to pause awarding of scholarships

    After 33 years of service, the Scholarship Program Committee for the Civil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program is analyzing the program  to ensure its continuity. 

  • The new freshman class is the largest, most academically talented and most diverse in the history of the university.

    Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellence

    The new freshman class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest, most academically talented and most diverse in the history of the university.

  • Clinic offers free adult hearing screenings

    The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings June 1 through July 28. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email.


  • Dr. Mark S. Cohen, the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health

    Cohen selected as Carle Illinois College of Medicine dean

    Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Cohen is currently a professor of surgery and pharmacology at the University of Michigan.

  • Cold, dry December ends a warm year in Illinois

    The statewide average temperature for December was 28.6, 1.3 degrees below normal, according to Jim Angel, Illinois state climatologist at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. 


  • College of Education schedules Graduate Student Conference for March 11

    Kevin Favor, a U. of I. alumnus and a psychologist, and Khalid el-Hakim, the founder and the curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, will be among the speakers at the seventh annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference on March 11.

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is Oct. 4

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4, more than 350 veterinary medicine students will give a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary medicine college. From prospective veterinarians to anyone fascinated by animals, visitors will find something of interest at the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine Open House.

  • Come Home Gala celebrates 50 years of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  

    Come Home to Krannert Center weekend, Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, celebrates Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ 50th anniversary. The cornerstone event of the weekend, the Come Home Gala, will be held in the center’s lobby Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

  • Commission seeks input on Native imagery topics

    The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation is seeking input from the community to help the campus move forward on the matter of the permanently retired symbol Chief Illiniwek.

  • Competition to celebrate diversity of graduate student research

    The Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Graduate College are partnering to host The Image of Research, a competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at the U. of I.

  • Ebertfest marquee at Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign

    Complete slate of 'Ebertfest' films, special guests announced

    The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced additional actors and musicians who will appear as guests at this year’s festival, as well as a bonus film.

  • Photo of young woman at laptop computer in the library

    Computer science education for Illinois children, teachers to be summit focus

    The inaugural Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit will bring together teachers, lawmakers and others stakeholders to discuss computer science education in Illinois schools.

  • Cooler soil temperatures in mid-April

    Colder weather led to cooler than normal soil temperatures during the first half of April in Illinois, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.


  • Correction: Yingying Fund announcement postponed

    Correction: At the request of the family’s attorney, the public announcement of Yingying’s Fund scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 7 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus has been postponed. A new date and time have not been yet been determined. 

  • COVID-19 Experts graphic

    COVID-19 experts available for news media interviews

    Experts from a variety of fields at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are available to the news media to discuss COVID-19-related topics.

  • Culturally inspired painting exhibition to show in Illini Union

    Judith Adanma Johnson premiered her exhibition “Energy” last week in the Illini Union Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display in the gallery through Nov. 29. Located in the northwest wing of the Illini Union, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

  • Culture’s pivotal role in effective educational and social assessments – and how related research findings can spark social change – will be the focus of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment's 2017 conference. The center is based in the College of Education.

    Culture’s influence on testing, evaluation to be focus of conference

    Culture’s pivotal role in effective educational and social assessments – and how related research findings can spark social change – will be the focus of an international conference in Chicago this fall.

  • Dads Association names King Dad

    The Dads Association at the U. of I.  named Christopher Thilmany of Schaumburg, Illinois, King Dad 2017 during the annual Dads Weekend on Nov. 11. Thilmany was recognized on the field during the football game with Indiana University. He was nominated by his daughter Gabriella Welch, a sophomore studying public policy and law.

  • Dance at Illinois presents February Dance 2016

    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 humanities

    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 snow

    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.

  • Photo of communication professor Travis L. Dixon

    Dixon to deliver distinguished lecture on media stereotyping

    Travis L. Dixon, a professor and director of graduate studies in communication, will deliver the annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on March 23.

  • A quartet plays in front of an audience

    DoCha announces 10th annual downtown music festival

    DoCha, downtown Champaign’s premiere free chamber music festival, announces its 10th anniversary season, Friday to Sunday, April 5-7.

  • Computer artist Donna Cox, left, entomologist May Berenbaum, center, and athlete Jean Driscoll are featured in the upcoming Big Ten Network documentary "Making Their Mark."

    Documentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTN

    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-TV

    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 preparedness

    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 Monday

    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. campus

    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.

  • “Rumble” will close this year’s “Ebertfest” – followed by a performance by Native American artist Pura Fe.

    ‘Ebertfest’ adds musical performance to follow final film ‘Rumble’

    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.”

  • “Interstellar” in 70mm will be among the dozen films shown at the 20th annual “Ebertfest.”

    ‘Ebertfest’ final slate includes ‘Interstellar’ in 70mm, ‘Indians who rocked the world’

    “Interstellar” in 70mm coming to 20th annual “Ebertfest,” as well as documentary on the role of American Indians in rock music.

  • The Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign will once again host Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” now in its 21st year.

    'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guests

    This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.

  • The 22nd annual “Ebertfest” has been rescheduled for April 20-23 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

    Ebertfest rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

    Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” has been rescheduled to April out of concern for a spike in COVID-19 variants in the state. The Virginia Theatre in Champaign will automatically transfer all pass and seat reservations for the event to the new dates, and refunds are available to those who cannot attend the rescheduled event. 

  • An image from the poster for “The Cotton Club Encore,” which will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

    Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedy

    A remastered “Cotton Club,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” will be featured as part of this year’s Roger Ebertfest’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”

  • “Hereditary,” written and directed by Ari Aster, will be one of the films screened at this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

    Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and Hitchcock

    Horror will get its due at this year’s Ebert Film Fest with “Hereditary” now in the lineup, which one critic described as “creepy beyond belief.” The 2018 film will be one of at least two from the horror genre at “Ebertfest,” with an Alfred Hitchcock classic due to be announced later along with the rest of the schedule.

  • Director Gregory Nava at the 2018 “Ebertfest.” He’ll discuss his career and diversity in the movie industry at this year’s Ebert Symposium.

    Ebert Symposium to feature film director Gregory Nava

    Gregory Nava, director of Latino films such as “El Norte,” “My Family” and “Selena,” will discuss his career and challenges, as well as diversity in the movie industry, as part of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium coming Sept. 27 to the University of Illinois.

  • This year’s Ebert Symposium is titled “Creating an Inclusive Media & Cinema Ecosystem.”

    Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media

    This year’s Ebert Symposium will focus on inclusion and diversity in the media industry, with a keynote address provided by Stacy Smith, director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a global think tank studying inequality in entertainment.

  • Edible book festival is April 4 at University YMCA

    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. 9

    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 teaching

    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.

  • Mechanical science and engineering professor Andrew Alleyne is one of eight recipients from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to be elected as AAAS Fellows this year.

    Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Plant biology professor Lisa Ainsworth is one of eight Illinois faculty members on the Clarivate Analytics / Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list, 2016.

    Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential

    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 Med

    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.

  • Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference is May 21-22

    The 2019 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference is May 21-22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. This year the conference will expand beyond the aquatic environment to include air and soil studies, along with the effects of contaminants on human and animal health.

  • Enforcement policy for smoke-free campus announced

    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 Fellows

    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 11-12

    “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.