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  • Bagchi next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

    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.

     

  • Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana announces 20th anniversary

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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’

    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.

     

     

  • Best-selling author Wes Moore visits Illini Union to deliver program keynote lecture

    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.

  • Biological Conference at the Materials Research Lab will be Nov. 4-5

    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.

  • Boneyard Creek Community Day begins its second decade of protecting local waterways

    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

    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

    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.

  • Bree Newsome to speak as part of iUnite Week

    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

    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.

     

  • Butterfly garden, archaeology exhibit to open at Orpheum Children's Science Museum Saturday

    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

    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

    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’

    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

    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

    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

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.

  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

    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.

     

  • CDC issues travel alert for countries where Zika virus is prevalent

    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

    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 seeks research project proposals

    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

    Champaign County Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for enrollment

  • 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. 

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.”

  • ‘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.

  • 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.