blog postsGood Deeds, Safety RemindersMar 23, 2017 9:00 am157 views Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safetyGraphic designers branch out to help develop identity for gardenAug 26, 2013 2:30 pm24 views Students majoring in graphic design took their skills out of the classroom and into the real world during the spring 2013 semester, when they offered their services to Prosperity Gardens – a community garden in Champaign.Growing support for scholars: A Lincoln Hall scholarship program has multiplied in size since the building renovationJan 19, 2015 12:00 pm25 views With the reopening of Lincoln Hall more than two years behind us, an initiative tied to the renovation grows more significant every day. The Lincoln Scholars program has so far provided financial assistance to 50 Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) students to help complete their studies.Heads up! New state law yields crosswalk changesAug 22, 2011 4:15 pm145 views Chalk one up for the pedestrians after Illinois lawmakers last year changed the state’s crosswalk law, forcing motorists to stop – not just yield – if a walker has already entered a crosswalk.Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversationOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm192 views Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.Heavy competitionAug 26, 2013 1:30 pm5 views What began 40 years ago as a civil engineering class project at the U. of I. has grown into an organized annual tradition for engineering students worldwide. High-altitude balloon flight inspires 'space geeks' for moreAug 20, 2012 5:30 pm91 views UI junior Spencer Gore, the founder and director of Space for All, holds onto the payload rigging at the launch site as he addresses the launch crew. Inside the payload housing are devices and cameras filming the action figure "passengers" astride a model of the Starship Enterprise.History GamesMar 23, 2017 8:00 am120 views Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.Illini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1069 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most Illinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm888 views When Pierce Hadley came to the University of Illinois, he wanted access to professors, a chance to do research in a lab, and a perspective on how his classes and research in bioengineering could relate to medicine. He found all of that when he became one of 12 students who are the first cohortof the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, a new undergraduate training program launched in fall 2014 in the department of bioengineering.Illinois MakerLab: 3-D printing lab fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, interdisciplinary teamworkOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm664 views The next industrial revolution has arrived at the Universityof Illinois, but it’s not happening on the side of Green Street that anyone familiar with the Urbana campus would expect. Located on the third floor of the Business Instructional Facility, the Illinois MakerLab is touted as the world’s first 3-D printing lab in a business school.Illinois study abroad program prepares student for real life disasterJan 19, 2015 1:00 pm120 views When Jessica Weston was choosing a study abroad location, she had two qualifications: beautiful weather and English-speaking. So, she chose the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where she was able to fulfill her academic requirements, as well as develop her interest in volunteer work through a course called “Rebuilding Christchurch.” The New Zealand city was recovering from a series of violent earthquakes.Impacting the Community: Students invest time, talent in Avicenna Community Health CenterAug 25, 2014 3:00 pm23 views At the height of the recession, east central Illinois residents saw medical needs growing in their community. And, due to the job market, many residents were without health insurance. Inspiration. Perspiration. Dedication. Four professors share the Joy of teachingJan 27, 2014 5:00 pm174 views Teaching was part of the environment Mark Micale grew up in. His father taught high school history and economics. “There was a lot of talk in the household about schools and classes and students,” Micale said – though it didn’t prompt him, as he started college, to pursue a career in education. Two great college teachers did that.Interactive ProjectsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm337 views Interactive art studio at University of Illinois teaches students coding, building circuitsInteractive tool puts physics lab in the palm of your handAug 22, 2011 9:00 am24 views Physics often is the stuff of nightmares. For students, the terror lies in the expectation of mastering concepts as foreign as a never-heard language. Professors struggle to effectively teach complex concepts in a limited amount of time. And the expense of laboratory equipment is enough to make a department administrator reach for the antacids.IN THE TRENCHES: Student journalists report from TurkeyAug 20, 2012 4:45 pm27 views They left for Turkey last May as a group of student reporters. They returned two weeks later as novice foreign correspondents.I Pay It Forward: Student by student, ACES ‘pays it forward’ through month-long scholarship campaignOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm253 views Illinois student Dexter Smith knew he wanted to study at the U. of I. since the eighth grade. But he needed financial help to stay at Illinois, and found it through some fellow classmates.I-Promise delivers support to first-generation college studentsAug 26, 2013 3:30 pm182 views The day Loreal Latimer arrived at the U. of I., her parents dropped her off at Taft-Van Doren residence hall and drove away. Because she graduated fifth in her class at Chicago’s Corliss High School – while leading extracurricular activities and working 17 hours a week at a food service job – the Latimer family figured she could easily navigate a bucolic college campus. It takes time and patience: Journalism students apply literary craft to shape storiesAug 26, 2013 5:00 pm38 views Journalism is often a deadline-driven job. Get the story; get it done.IUB: A community that builds community across campusAug 26, 2013 2:00 pm31 views One of U. of I. senior Stuti Mehta’s most memorable experiences at Illinois may have been dinner with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.iVenture AcceleratorMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm802 views Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitionsJason's ListMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm268 views Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket listsJosh TalksOct 21, 2016 9:15 am321 views TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh WhitmanKEEPING IN STEP: Marching Illini Head to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm124 views The first time Angela Kucharski saw the Marching Illini perform, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.LabEscape: Science feeds adventure through escape roomOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm499 views Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.Laboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1550 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”La Colectiva advocates for immigrants, social justice, changeJan 27, 2014 1:00 pm109 views When Stephanie Mazariegos was a small child, her parents struggled to pay their bills. During the day, her parents worked alternating shifts – her father in a restaurant and as a janitor at a synagogue, her mother cleaning a woman’s home – so that one parent could be at home to care for the children.Laptop research benefits landfills, chickens … and studentsAug 20, 2012 3:45 pm30 views A student-centered research course at the UI in the spring semester proved it is possible for the concepts of academic exploration and commercial practicality to peacefully co-exist – and that Earth’s environment can benefit from the union.LAS in C-U: Liberal arts fair connects students with internshipsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm319 views Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.Like Fish in WaterOct 21, 2016 9:15 am166 views Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biologyLincoln Hall re-created as state-of-the-art instructional facilityAug 20, 2012 5:15 pm11 views The refurbished Lincoln's bust has been returned, ready for students to start rubbing his nose for luck once again.Lit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying EnglishOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm548 views The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.Making music for the fun of itJan 23, 2012 5:15 pm59 views During the winter holiday break, when music education major Christopher Whiteford went home to Bradley, Ill., he played a few Christmas carols for his parents, jammed on some rock ’n’ roll with a guitarist friend and serenaded his girlfriend with one of her favorites, Ingrid Michaelson’s “You and I.”Minrva project makes library navigation and research easy with appAug 25, 2014 12:00 pm63 views Finding the right book in the library these days doesn’t involve a card catalog. In fact, it doesn’t necessarily involve a computer terminal or even a librarian, thanks to a mobile phone application called Minrva, developed by student interns in the undergraduate library’s Technology Prototyping Service (TPS).Miss Possible: Students design dolls and activities to teach girls about science and engineeringAug 25, 2014 5:00 pm138 views Marie Curie: Chemist, physicist, Nobel laureate…childhood playmateMoon Goons have out-of-this-world experience at NASAAug 26, 2013 4:30 pm69 views One high-flying group of engineering students discovered the heavy importance of gravity in a few moments of weightlessness.More campus patrols, other security measures mean safer campusAug 22, 2011 4:45 pm32 views UI Police say the Urbana campus is as peaceful as it has been in years – not because there are fewer bad guys, but because of the implementation of several integrated security upgrades over the past two years.Nature, culture, education and recreation happily coexist at UI ArboretumAug 20, 2012 4:30 pm185 views Gardeners, cross-country runners (and skiers), stressed-out students, soccer players, bug enthusiasts, Japanese tea aficionados, bird watchers, architects and scientists of nearly every stripe find something of value at the UI Arboretum, a vibrant, 57-acre swath of green near the south end of the Urbana-Champaign campus.Neglected classrooms getting much needed renovationsAug 20, 2012 5:00 pm111 views UI students have access to some of the best professors in the country using the most current data and teaching techniques – but funding challenges have made campus classroom space the final educational frontier.New Online Course Hits a Home Run: Students pitch sustainability during All-Star WeekAug 25, 2014 4:00 pm10 views A group of Illinois students joined the Green Team this past summer, volunteering with Major League Baseball and the Natural Resources Defense Council to promote environmental sustainability during MLB’s annual All-Star Week, held July 11-15 in Minneapolis.New program puts knowledge to work solving community needsJan 19, 2015 2:00 pm28 views When Morgan Tarter was an undergraduate in the bachelor of social work program, she wanted to work in the addiction and recovery field. But her career aspirations changed after she gained some “real world” experience through service learning.Now trending: Pop, politics, fashion, food among the glitz and glamJan 21, 2013 3:45 pm23 views You don’t have to look to the runways of New York City to find the hallmarks of high culture and style. Inside IMPULSE magazine, an independent quarterly publication created by U. of I. students, it’s easy to find glamour and glitz in the heart of Champaign-Urbana.Oasis Design ProjectMar 23, 2017 4:15 pm373 views University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.Okavango Odyssey: Study abroad students study wildlife in BotswanaMar 23, 2017 9:15 am673 views It was 6 a.m. and the campers were quietly preparing for the day. Suddenly, a voice called out from the camp manager’s tent. “Girls? We’re going to have to wait. I can see a lion from my window.”Only ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am916 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadOn the Big ScreenDec 12, 2018 1:15 pm684 views Screenwriter and Illinois alumnus David Magee wrote the script for "Mary Poppins Returns."Out of Illinois and into Africa: Study Abroad program takes engineering students out of their elementJan 23, 2012 6:00 pm36 views Life – and career – lessons can take many forms. For seven UI undergraduates, a hands-on engineering collaboration with peers in South Africa – with weekend excursions to some of the most exotic locales on the planet – offered just about all of them.Peer Education Program promotes dialogue on edgy topicsAug 25, 2014 11:00 am50 views There’s perhaps nothing more intimidating in a young adult’s life than leaving the comfy confines of the family nest for the first time and venturing off to college. But University of Illinois students can take comfort knowing a well-developed and well-supported network of fellow students – or “peer educators,” as they’re known on campus – are ready and willing to help them navigate the swirling sea of college life.Peer educators spill the beans on good nutritionJan 23, 2012 4:30 pm8 views Whether people are crunched for time or for cash, or they’re overwhelmed by having to grocery shop and cook for themselves for the first time, eating healthy can be a challenge for college students. However, a team of aspiring registered dietitians at Illinois is sharing its expertise to help everyone get passing grades in good nutrition and healthful living.