blog posts Audiology Clinic offers free adult hearing screenings Jan 23, 2017 1:15 pm120 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings Jan. 25 through April 22. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email. Audiology Clinic offers free hearing screenings May 26, 2016 3:15 pm219 views The Audiology Clinic at the U. of I. is offering free hearing screenings June 1 to July 22. Screenings appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. The clinic does not schedule appointments by email. Audiology Clinic offers free hearing screenings Oct 3, 2016 2:00 pm104 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free hearing screenings through Nov. 18. Screenings appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. The clinic does not schedule appointments via email. Author to host workshop and discuss her novel ‘Forest Dark’ April 9 Apr 5, 2019 2:15 pm189 views Nicole Krauss, an award-winning and best-selling author, will talk about her latest novel, “Forest Dark,” and her other works at two campus events April 9. Award-winning author Powell to present in Sesquicentennial Reading Series Apr 12, 2017 3:15 pm51 views Patricia Hruby Powell, an award-winning young-adult author and Illinois alumna, will provide the third reading and discussion for the Illini Union Bookstore reading series marking the University of Illinois’ 150th year. A warm year in Illinois ends with a cold, dry December Jan 3, 2018 3:15 pm168 views 2017 was the sixth-warmest year on record in Illinois, with a statewide average temperature of 54.3 degrees, or 2 degrees above normal, in spite of the extremely cold ending to December. Eight of the 12 months in 2017 brought above-normal temperatures, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. The state experienced the warmest February on record with a statewide average of 41 degrees, 10.1 degrees above normal. BACH offers German Baroque Christmas Dec 10, 2015 12:45 pm35 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana will offer the holiday music program "A German Baroque Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark St., Champaign. BACH to perform Messiah sing-along Nov. 29 Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am29 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana will perform a Messiah sing-along at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy. Bagchi next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am272 views Milan Bagchi, the head of the department of molecular and integrative physiology, was named the next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois. Ball to perform in free outdoor concert Jun 7, 2018 2:45 pm330 views Southern blueswoman Marcia Ball will perform in a free outdoor concert in the University of Illinois Research Park on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.. The event is part of the Outside at the Research Park series. The opening act is Jive Bag, led by Jonny Beckett, playing New Orleans funk and jazz starting at 6:30 p.m. Ball is known for her keyboard skills that blend “rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues,” according to The Boston Globe. Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana announces 20th anniversary Sep 24, 2015 9:00 am102 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana announces its 20th anniversary season. When holding its first concert, the group had no idea it would still be bringing baroque music to central Illinois in 2015. Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Aug 15, 2017 9:00 am1407 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. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar: Luthey-Schulten to present Nov. 5 Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am11 views Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten, a part-time faculty member in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present “Stochastic Simulations of Cellular Processes: From Single Cells to Colonies.” The lecture will begin at noon Nov. 5 in Room 1005 of the Beckman Institute as part of the Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar. Lunch will be provided. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar scheduled for Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2015 9:00 am21 views John Erdman, a professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition and a part-time faculty member in the Bioacoustics Research Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present the next Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar at noon Dec. 3. Beckman Institute presents lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 23 Sep 10, 2015 9:45 am65 views Dr. Richard Isaacson and Max Lugavere will discuss “The Role of Nutrition in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease” at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Become an environmental champion Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am17 views Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest-running state environmental awards program. ‘Being There,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and Cole Porter biopic among final slate for ‘Ebertfest’ Mar 30, 2017 12:30 pm263 views The last films have been added and the schedule is out for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign. Berenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chief Oct 31, 2018 8:30 am1332 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. Best-selling author Wes Moore visits Illini Union to deliver program keynote lecture Dec 3, 2015 9:00 am45 views Author, educator and entrepreneur Wes Moore will present the One Book One Campus keynote lecture at the Illini Union at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. An informal reception and book signing will immediately follow the presentation. Bike light giveaway at two campus locations Sep 18, 2018 1:15 pm288 views Bring your bike to the 11th annual Light the Night event on Thursday, Sept. 20 and get a free set of front and rear lights. Illinois law requires bicyclists riding at night to use lights. Biological Conference at the Materials Research Lab will be Nov. 4-5 Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am19 views The fourth annual MRL Biological Conference will be Nov. 4 and 5 at the Materials Research Laboratory. The laboratory offers an array of characterization tools, which enable a wide range of structural research in biological and advanced materials systems. To further educate current and future facility users in the number of options available to them, this workshop is devoted to biological inquiry and applications. Bitter cold in January likely won’t reduce field crop pests Mar 15, 2019 11:30 am91 views Despite record cold air temperatures, soil temperatures averaged slightly warmer than normal in Illinois this winter. Consequently, the arctic conditions are expected to have little effect on overwintering field crop insect pest populations. A wide range of air temperatures occurred in Illinois this winter with periods of warmer temperatures in the 60s and 70s and extreme cold with lows in the -30s. Overall, temperatures averaged 29.9 degrees, 0.8 degrees above normal for the season. Bone-chilling weather changes for Illinois residents in October Nov 5, 2018 11:15 am206 views Illinois’ weather in October was a mixed bag of conditions with temperatures in the 90s, the first fall frost, the first snow of the season and widespread heavy rains, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Boneyard Creek Community Day begins its second decade of protecting local waterways Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am15 views Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways through cleanup and educational activities. Book reading, lecture by Elias Khoury scheduled for March 7 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am27 views Elias Khoury, a Lebanese novelist and distinguished professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University, will visit campus March 7 to deliver a lecture and a reading from his most recent novel, “The Broken Mirror: Sinalcol.” Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passes Oct 31, 2016 10:15 am637 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 Seabrook String Trio to perform at Music Building Auditorium Oct 3, 2018 10:00 am114 views The Brandon Seabrook String Trio will hold an improvisation workshop at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with a performance following at 7:30 p.m., in the Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana. The event is part of the Improvisers Exchange, a two-year initiative investigating the field of music improvisation. Both events are free and open to the public. Brazilian music lecture, recital presented Mar 6, 2019 12:15 pm83 views Brazilian music educator and scholar Juliana Cantarelli Vita presents a lecture and recital on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres, Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Bree Newsome to speak as part of iUnite Week Sep 16, 2016 3:15 pm77 views Bree Newsome, the community organizer and activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Statehouse in 2015 after the Charleston shootings, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s iUnite Week. Her talk, titled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in rooms A, B and C at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The event is sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, Inclusive Illinois and the Illini Union Board. The event is open to the public. Newsome established herself as a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world when she tore down the Confederate flag in the name of social justice and equality. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Newsome blends her artistic talents with her activism, encouraging audiences to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally. Brown-bag session discusses the slow advancement of women in professions Aug 30, 2016 3:45 pm171 views A brown-bag session, “Still Too Slow: The Advancement of Women,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Room 314A. Brown Young selected vice chancellor for student affairs Jun 13, 2017 9:15 am1516 views Danita M. Brown Young will become the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 7. She currently is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota. Butterfly garden, archaeology exhibit to open at Orpheum Children's Science Museum Saturday Jul 29, 2016 12:30 pm588 views A seed grant, along with some hard work by U. of I. student volunteers and museum staff, has grown a butterfly garden at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign. The “Growing Prairies and Growing Minds” butterfly garden and an archaeology exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, July 30, from 1-5 p.m. at the museum, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign. Guest speakers at the beginning of the event include Illinois state Sen. Scott Bennett and Deb Frank Feinen, the mayor of Champaign. Campus Faculty Association to award Social Justice Scholarships Sep 13, 2016 8:45 am217 views The Campus Faculty Association will award up to five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus who demonstrate a commitment to social justice in the community. Campus Recreation to celebrate Ice Arena reopening Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm107 views Campus Recreation at Illinois will hold a grand reopening of the newly renovated Ice Arena on Friday, Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Remarks from Marcus Jackson, the director of Campus Recreation, will be at 7:30 p.m. Campuswide survey for December 2015 graduates seeks feedback on ‘first destinations’ Dec 3, 2015 9:00 am26 views The U. of I.’s campuswide outcomes survey is now available for December 2015 graduates earning a bachelor’s degree. Faculty members are asked to encourage graduates to respond to the survey, which asks about employment, continued education and other next steps after graduation. Graduates can access their unique survey links online. Cans Across the Quad food drive is Sept. 29 Sep 24, 2015 7:00 am34 views The Office of Volunteer Programs is sponsoring the eighth annual Cans Across the Quad food drive Sept. 29 in conjunction with National Hunger Action Month. Registered student organizations, campus units and people from the university and community are encouraged to participate. Capital improvement projects selected Dec 20, 2017 2:45 pm184 views More than $44 million in student funding will go toward modernizing teaching and learning environments that will benefit the Illinois campus, Facilities and Services announced. Capital improvement projects were selected and approved by the Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment Oversight Committee and are in development. Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural faculty May 3, 2017 9:15 am5463 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation Oct 16, 2017 12:00 am4882 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 welcomes first class of students Jul 3, 2018 10:00 am14970 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. CDC issues travel alert for countries where Zika virus is prevalent Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am21 views The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to highlight countries where the Zika virus is prevalent. Celebrate Altgeld Hall Tower chimes’ 96th birthday with Halloween concerts Oct 25, 2016 2:45 pm170 views In honor of the 96th anniversary of the dedication of the chimes played in the Altgeld Hall Tower, performers will replay the concert first performed in 1920, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The date is also Sue Wood’s 45th anniversary as chimesmaster. Two special Halloween concerts will be performed on Monday, Oct. 31: a Halloween concert preview at 4:50 p.m. and an extended concert at 8 p.m. Center for Advanced Study announces 2021-22 associates, fellows Feb 2, 2021 1:45 pm432 views The Center for Advanced Study has appointed 20 faculty members as associates or fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposals Sep 1, 2017 3:00 pm32 views The Center for Advanced Study invites U. of I. faculty members to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration for its research appointments program. Champaign County Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for enrollment Aug 7, 2001 9:00 am14 views Champaign County Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for enrollment Chancellor Jones named to Hope Chicago Board of Directors Aug 12, 2022 10:45 am420 views Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones has been named to the board of directors of Hope Chicago, a nonprofit organization seeking to reduce economic and social inequity by funding postsecondary scholarships and nontuition costs for Chicago Public Schools graduates and adult family members. Founded by businessman Ted Koenig and entrepreneur Pete Kadens, Hope Chicago has a goal of raising and investing at least $1 billion dollars over the next decade to help tens of thousands of Chicago students and family members earn postsecondary credentials. Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins work Nov 29, 2018 8:00 am2470 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today. Checks and balances, presidential power the topics of Nov. 29 Cline Symposium Nov 15, 2018 11:00 am226 views Constitutional checks and balances and the power of the presidency will be topics of a speech and roundtable Nov. 29 at the U. of I. Chicago Symphony Orchestra cancels April 16 performance at Krannert Center Apr 9, 2019 2:30 pm148 views The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced that CSOA-presented concerts scheduled to take place from Wednesday, April 10, to Tuesday, April 23, are canceled due to the current strike by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Child Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2016-17 school year Feb 11, 2016 9:00 am37 views The Child Development Laboratory, located at 1105 W. Nevada St. and 1005 W. Nevada St., is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.