blog posts2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceledMar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1611 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus.2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to SeptemberAug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1608 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am113 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 200320th Ebert Film Fest adds ‘The Big Lebowski’ to lineup, with ‘The Dude’ as guestMar 29, 2018 9:30 am1005 views “The Big Lebowski” is coming to the 20th annual “Ebertfest,” along with the man who inspired the movie’s central character, “The Dude,” as a guest.20th Ebert Film Fest to open with ‘The Fugitive’ and feature guest Ava DuVernayMar 9, 2018 4:45 pm768 views The 20th Ebert Film Festival will open with "The Fugitive" and feature Ava DuVernay, the director of the Oscar-nominated "Selma" and "The 13th," among its guests.21 honored for excellence in teaching and advisingApr 26, 2012 9:00 am194 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twelve faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 24 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am562 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln.252 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 15, 2012 9:00 am979 views Between Aug. 16, 2011, and Aug. 15, 2012, 252 faculty members and academic professionals retired from the UI, according to the Office of Academic Human Resources. Those who retired during that time were honored last spring at the campus's Academic Service Recognition Luncheon. Also honored were employees celebrating an employment milestone (10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years) during that time.$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11597 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.25th Annual CAS Lecture: Can We Feed and Fuel the World from Crops by 2050?Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am31 views Stephen P. Long, the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Plant Biology will deliver the 25th Annual CAS Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum. Long’s topic is “Feeding and Fueling the World from Crops: Will it be Possible by 2050?”$2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groupsJan 9, 2015 9:00 am179 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities.30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois.30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am828 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty-six high school bands from across Illinois will compete in the 32nd annual Illini Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the University of Illinois.33 proposals funded through equipment-purchase programMar 5, 2015 9:00 am12 views Thanks to a one-time program sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, campus researchers will be able to use the latest in microscopes, wind tunnels, mass spectrometers, electron beams, surgical robots and a number of additional systems and tools that enable research and discovery.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1559 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.3-D cow app will help veterinary students learn anatomyNov 3, 2015 9:30 am5140 views Point your phone or tablet at the poster with a cow image and a small 3-D cow appears before you – Desktop Bessie, with her skeleton, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems, and various organs visible as you move around her. If you’re a veterinary student, the augmented reality cow is a great way to learn a cow’s anatomy.3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye requiredJan 21, 2014 9:00 am339 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures - all with conventional microscopes and white light.3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body's immune response to obesityFeb 17, 2021 1:00 pm1120 views Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity. This advance may illuminate why some adipose tissues are more prone to inflammation – leading to diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disorders – and help direct future drug therapies to treat obesity.3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturingMay 23, 2018 2:00 pm5010 views University of Illinois engineers built a 3-D printer that offers a sweet solution to making detailed structures that commercial 3-D printers can’t: Rather than a layer-upon-layer solid shell, it produces a delicate network of thin ribbons of hardened isomalt, the type of sugar alcohol used to make throat lozenges. The water-soluble, biodegradable glassy sugar structures have multiple applications in biomedical engineering, cancer research and device manufacturing.3-D printing could lead to tiny medical implants, electronics, robots, moreJun 18, 2013 9:00 am97 views 3-D printing now can be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet providing enough stored energy to power it.400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 12:00 pm27 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.$4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent?Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media50 million-year-old fossil assassin bug has unusually well-preserved genitaliaJan 19, 2021 8:30 am1246 views The fossilized insect is tiny and its genital capsule, called a pygophore, is roughly the length of a grain of rice. It is remarkable, scientists say, because the bug’s physical characteristics – from the bold banding pattern on its legs to the internal features of its genitalia – are clearly visible and well-preserved. Recovered from the Green River Formation in present-day Colorado, the fossil represents a new genus and species of predatory insects known as assassin bugs.50 years after the Cuban missile crisisOct 8, 2012 9:00 am83 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication affiliated with the U. of I. Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security5K Road Race for Animals to benefit A Pet’s Place and Wildlife Medical ClinicOct 15, 2015 8:45 am58 views Omega Tau Sigma, the professional veterinary fraternity, will host the 5K Road Race for Animals on Oct 25. Participants may run or walk, with or without a dog.600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am465 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the 600-year-old Japanese theater art called Noh when the Kashu-juku Noh Theater troupe from Kyoto, Japan, performs March 29 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulingsMay 21, 2014 9:00 am192 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. Anderson60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1850 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am152421 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany79th annual Illinois Fire College begins training ThursdayMay 28, 2003 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 1,000 Illinois firefighters and emergency personnel will be in Champaign-Urbana this week for the 79th annual Illinois Fire College, hosted by the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.90-day health insurance contracts to be announcedJun 16, 2011 9:00 am8 views Note: With the everchanging benefits landscape, this article was out-of-date before the print issue of Inside Illinois was delivered. We encourage you to visit NESSIE for a full summary of the current health care choices and the status of Benefit Choice.90th Homecoming to be celebrated Oct. 8-15Sep 25, 2000 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will mark its 90th annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration Oct. 8 through 15.9/11 memorial concert to take place in Smith Hall on U. of I. campusAug 31, 2009 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual concert on the University of Illinois campus commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States will move back to its original venue this year.93rd Homecoming celebration begins Oct. 19Oct 13, 2003 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will mark its 93rd annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration Oct. 19 through 26.99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am1189 views Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, 40 faculty members and 59 academic professionals retired from the U. of I., according to the Office of Academic Human Resources.A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately afterJun 5, 2013 9:00 am7448 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.AAAS Fellows electedNov 7, 2001 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Four University of Illinois researchers Paul D. Coleman, Richard I. Gumport, Jean-Pierre Leburton and Bruce R. Schatz are among 288 scientists elected as 2001 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.AAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and proceduresMar 31, 2016 9:15 am30 views The Urbana chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a workshop dealing with tenure and promotion issues. “Achieving Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures at UIUC” will be 2:30-4 p.m. April 14 at 314 B Illini Union.AAUP hosts open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar on May 10May 5, 2016 9:00 am51 views The U. of I. chapter of the American Association of University Professors will host an open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 10 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union Room 210. Abbott Laboratories buys UI-licensed virtual biotechnology companyDec 21, 2001 9:00 am196 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced the sale of a UI-licensed virtual biotechnology company to Abbott Laboratories for $7 million. The company, BioDisplay Technologies Inc., was founded to commercialize technology that dramatically shortens the time it takes to discover various drugs that can be tested for their potential therapeutic application.Abbott Power Plant hosts open house Nov. 6Oct 22, 2015 9:15 am53 views Energizing the U. of I. since 1941, Abbott Power Plant provides safe, reliable, environmentally compliant and cost-effective energy to support the mission of the university.Abbott Power Plant stack to be dismantled ahead of gas boiler upgradesApr 19, 2017 2:30 pm300 views Abbott Power Plant’s 77-year-old south stack will be taken down in much the same way it went up, one piece at a time. Crews this month began preparations to disassemble the 197-foot concrete stack at the plant, located on the U. of I. campus at 1117 S. Oak St. The work is expected to end this summer.A better bet? Wagering on teams coming off a bye weekDec 11, 2012 9:00 am198 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Think your simple wagering strategy for professional football - such as always picking the home team or the underdog - is going to pay off in the long run? Don't bet on it, say sports economists Scott Tainsky and Yoon Tae Sung.Ability grouping in elementary school hampers minority students' literacyApr 21, 2009 9:00 am393 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African-American and Hispanic students placed in ability groups for reading instruction learned less compared to demographically similar minority students who weren't grouped by ability, a new study by a University of Illinois expert in the sociology of education found.Ability to finish college - especially for blacks - affected by family debt, new study suggestsMay 22, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family debt diminishes students' prospects of graduating from college, and is particularly detrimental to black students' chances of earning degrees, suggests a new study by social work professor Min Zhan and doctoral student Deirdre Lanesskog, both at the University of Illinois.A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am305 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.A bright idea: Tiny injectable LEDs help neuroscientists study the brainApr 11, 2013 9:00 am1062 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new class of tiny, injectable LEDs is illuminating the deep mysteries of the brain.Absence of critical protein linked to infertilityJan 17, 2006 9:00 am132 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The absence of a key protein may lead to infertility.Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar saysApr 13, 2006 9:00 am396 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rising popularity of absentee voting, especially the use of "no-excuse" absentee ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and election fraud, a University of Illinois legal scholar argues.