blog postsAttalla named executive director of facilities and servicesJun 26, 2018 10:00 am990 views Mohamed Attalla is the new executive director of facilities and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The hire is effective July 23 and subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Auburn father crowned King Dad at University of IllinoisNov 15, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Don Dixon, of Auburn, Ill., was crowned King Dad by the Dads Association at its annual banquet Friday (Nov. 12) during Dads Weekend festivities.August and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am6789 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.August and December 2017 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedApr 4, 2018 8:15 am3238 views More than 4,100 students received degrees last August and December from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 7,845 students earned Dean’s List status.Author, CBS commentator Bill Geist to be commencement speaker at IllinoisMar 30, 2005 9:00 am150 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bill Geist, an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and commentator for CBS News, will be the speaker at the 134rd commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 15 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.Author David Quammen to speak about his book featuring microbiologist Carl WoeseSep 20, 2018 8:00 am399 views Author David Quammen will speak at the University of Illinois about his new book, which features the revolutionary work of microbiologist Carl R. Woese.Author of ‘Lincoln’s Body’ to speak Oct. 4, first in Illinois Bicentennial Lecture SeriesSep 25, 2018 9:15 am384 views An Oct. 4 bicentennial lecture at Illinois will take the measure of Lincoln’s body, in life and death.Avery Brundage scholarships awardedMay 9, 2012 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2012-2013 academic year.Avery Brundage Scholarships awardedJun 3, 2013 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2013-2014 academic year.Avery Brundage Scholarships awarded to 16 at U. of I.Jul 2, 2014 9:00 am94 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The nine recipients from the Urbana-Champaign campus, with their sport and field of study, are below. (EDITORS: See list.) There were four recipients from UIC and three from UIS.Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of IllinoisMay 8, 2014 9:00 am513 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Wilson, the executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval of the university's board of trustees.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1257 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Berenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chiefOct 31, 2018 8:30 am1016 views University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and longtime editorial contributor to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and other journals, has been appointed editor-in-chief of PNAS, effective Jan. 1.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am506 views The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition at Krannert Art Museum allows seniors to show the best of their work.Bill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1911 views Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am593 views The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois will focus on ticks, which are not insects but arachnids and are important for humans to understand as they are vectors for Lyme disease.Bollywood, The Phantom and French masterpiece headline 'Ebertfest'Mar 17, 2005 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The faces on the big screen will range from the glamorous to the grotesque, speaking English, French, Hindi and Zulu. The music will run from "the saddest in the world" to extravagant song and dance.Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4283 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm1184 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am612 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Brandon Lloyd grand marshal of 2017 Homecoming ParadeSep 28, 2017 2:00 pm1437 views Former NFL and Illinois football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade, which takes place Oct. 27.Brazil experts to take part in roundtable at Lemann Institute inaugurationOct 6, 2009 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six internationally known experts on Brazil will take part in a discussion Oct. 15 on "Brazil's Rising Status in the 21st Century" as part of the inauguration of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at Illinois.Brazilian literature in translation to be focus of talk, readings at U. of I.Nov 2, 2009 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois will host a culture talk and bilingual readings focusing on Brazilian literature in translation on the Urbana-Champaign campus on Nov. 16. The program will be repeated on Nov. 17 in Chicago.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm943 views Think Brazil and you might think beaches, rain forest, the 2016 Olympics – all far removed from central Illinois. Yet the University of Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.Brundage scholarships awardedMay 23, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2011-2012 academic year.BTN to premiere 'A Brilliant Idea: Nick Holonyak and the LED' July 28Jul 18, 2011 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nick Holonyak Jr. is called the godfather of the light-emitting diode. His scientific career, spanning more than 50 years, has changed the world and is the subject of a program to premiere on the Big Ten Network July 28 at 7 a.m. (CDT).Camargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am335 views Martin Camargo, a professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, has been appointed the college’s interim dean.Campus announces change in athletic leadershipNov 9, 2015 10:45 am177 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced today the campus will make a change in leadership of its Division of Intercollegiate Athletics by exercising a “without cause” separation clause in Director of Athletics Mike Thomas’ contract. Campus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1851 views Effective Jan. 18, the popular self-balancing motorized devices known as hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus celebrates the legacy of Project 500 with events Sept. 27-29Sep 20, 2018 2:30 pm438 views A series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Project 500 initiative will take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Sept. 27-29. Campus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1599 views Last-minute shoppers will find many gift options on the U. of I. campus, including books on the wildlife of Illinois, a charming set of Nutcracker characters, Fighting Illini bobbleheads and a Star Wars-themed coffee mug -- items that say “Illini” in their own unique ways.Campus honored with award for excellence in diversitySep 15, 2018 8:00 am727 views INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognized the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its diversity efforts by including the campus among the 96 schools receiving the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.Campus Honors Program identifies 2004 Chancellor's ScholarsAug 17, 2004 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred and forty freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor's Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am6035 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.Campus survey details sexual misconduct and student perceptions on university responsesSep 21, 2016 9:30 am225 views Detailed findings from the Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Climate survey, which was administered to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students in fall 2015, are available online.Campus to allow freshman applicants to self-report standardized test scoresApr 26, 2018 9:00 am1521 views Students will be able to self-report their standardized test scores in new freshmen applications to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the fall 2019 semester, a change made to improve accessibility for students applying to college.Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am3351 views Andreas Cangellaris has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the Urbana campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering, will start in his new role Jan. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5372 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4638 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. Carle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am818 views Leaders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System announced the completion of a set of agreements and policies related to joint research practices and governance of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am9637 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2. A partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System, the college aims to create a cohort of physician-innovators who exemplify the qualities of compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity. The students will receive full four-year tuition scholarships, privately funded, valued at more than $200,000 each.Carnegie Foundation recognizes U. of I. for community-engagement effortsFeb 10, 2009 9:00 am17 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.Case Western Reserve University executive to be next chief information officer at IllinoisJun 6, 2014 9:00 am223 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mark D. Henderson, the interim vice president and chief information officer for information technology services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been named chief information officer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His appointment, pending approval of the university's board of trustees, becomes effective Aug. 16.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm907 views The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty – one of the highest forms of academic recognition the University of Illinois campus makes for outstanding scholarship.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.Ceremony to mark establishment of Confucius Institute at IllinoisNov 13, 2013 9:00 am75 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Officials from Jiangxi Normal University in Nanching, China, and the University of Illinois will sign an agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the Urbana campus during an event Nov. 21 (Thursday).Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionalsApr 1, 2010 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six academic professionals will receive 2010 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 1 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. Academic professionals perform a wide range of critical functions for the campus community and beyond. They provide critical administrative support, support research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state. Now in its 22nd year, the awards are intended to honor the accomplishments and contributions of individuals in this employment category.Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionalsApr 14, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six University of Illinois employees were honored at a reception April 1 as the newest recipients of the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards.Chancellor of UC-Berkeley next up in the U. of I. Chancellor's speaker seriesFeb 27, 2013 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert J. Birgeneau, the chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley for the past nine years, will speak on the University of Illinois Urbana campus at 3 p.m. March 6.Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am983 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.