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  • NCSA awards fellowships to 13 UI faculty members

    NCSA awards fellowships to 13 UI faculty members The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has named 13 UI faculty members as faculty fellows for the 2006-2007 academic year. The NCSA/UIUC Faculty Fellows program extends opportunities in advanced computing and information technology to UI faculty members. In addition to financial support, faculty fellows have access to NCSA's high-performance computers, visualization- and data-analysis tools, and other advanced information technology, as well as opportunities to collaborate with NCSA staff members. Awards are administered through NCSA's Campus Relations office, directed by Radha Nandkumar. The program is funded by NCSA and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. "The fellows program offers opportunities for faculty and NCSA staff members to collaborate on projects of common interest and to be exposed to the breadth of research on campus. Nandkumar said "This is a truly beneficial win-win situation." The 2006-2007 fellows and their projects:

  • Trustees propose program, discuss rehiring of retirees

    A one-year pilot program proposed at the UI Board of Trustees meeting July 13 in Chicago would allow employees to voice their opinions of policies and procedures – and suggest ways that they could be changed for the better – through a Web site.

  • University decreased energy use during dismal budget year

    Although the UI continues to cope with a backlog of overdue payments from the state, the UI Board of Trustees learned at its July 22 meeting in Chicago that there were a few bright spots in the budget year that ended June 30.

  • Chancellors present e-Learning Initiative to trustees

    Chancellors of the three UI campuses presented their initial plans for the future of the university’s online degree programs – including more intercampus collaboration and blended learning – at the July 23 UI Board of Trustees meeting at UIC.

  • University makes difficult budget cuts while sustaining quality education

    As the university settles into the second month of the fiscal year, faculty and staff members on the Urbana campus face difficult choices about how to sustain quality instruction and services with fewer people and economic resources.

  • Symposium to explore future of independent newspapers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The number of independent family-owned newspapers has rapidly declined in recent years as corporate chains have increased their holdings. What that and other recent trends mean for journalism, for communities, and for democracy will be the focus of a symposium Sept. 8-10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • History in the making

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  • FY09 fundraising shows significant increase

    Champaign campus had raised $1.184 billion of its $1.5 billion goal to date. UIC has raised $424.9 million toward its $650 million goal and UIS has raised $21.3 million towards its $28 million goal. The campaign began July 1, 2003, and is scheduled to conclude Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Citizen's police academy accepting applications

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If you can't get enough "Law and Order" and "NYPD Blue," you're the perfect participant for the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.

  • Food writer and commentator John T. Edge will be the lead author in the Fall 2009 Carr Reading Series at the University of Illinois. The series kicks off Sept. 16.

    Food authority and author kicks off this fall's reading series at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Food writer and commentator John T. Edge will dish out a heaping helping of his work on Sept. 16 as the lead author in the Fall 2009 Carr Reading Series at the University of Illinois.

  • Campus does homework preparing for new strategic plan

    Campus does homework preparing for new strategic plan

  • Library changes enhance access to resources

    Library changes enhance access to resources New service model for Women and Gender Resources Library The University Library is exploring new ways to enhance collection access and service delivery. This fall, an integrated service model is under way for the Women and Gender Resources Library. The new model, used increasingly among academic libraries, redistributes women and gender resources among library units containing related materials. The change provides broader access to resources for faculty members and students from a variety of interdisciplinary fields. Cindy Ingold, women and gender resources librarian, retains her current office in the main Library and her full-time appointment, providing reference services and building strong research collections in collaboration with other campus librarians. She also is spending time in residence with two campus units, the Gender and Women's Studies Program and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, offering reference consultations. The library's physical space has been converted into a conference room for meetings and gatherings related to women and gender studies as well as general library matters. For information about using the collection, contact Ingold, 333-7998 or History and Philosophy Library merges with Newspaper Library The History and Philosophy Library and Newspaper Library have merged to form a new center for historical research on campus. The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library brings together source material from a variety of related disciplines, integrating resources and services to more efficiently serve faculty members and students. The consolidated unit is located in the recently renovated 246 Main Library. It provides an extensive menu of public services and an inviting layout of reader space, computer terminals, microfilm reader-printers and scanners, and print collections. The new library is headed by Mary Stuart, who previously managed the History and Philosophy Library. "The merger brings together a concentration of expertise and resources in a way that offers a more cohesive research experience in a comfortable, welcoming environment," Stuart said. For more information, stop by the library or call 333-1509.

  • Fine arts scholars join computer scientists to explore cultural creativity

    Fine arts scholars join computer scientists to explore cultural creativity

  • ISGS awarded funding for sequestration technology training

    The Illinois State Geological Survey has been awarded nearly $995,000 over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Energy to create the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Technology Training Center at the Urbana campus of the UI.

  • Law School Day set for Sept. 24

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. College students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Sept. 24.

  • Senate presents annual report to trustees

    UI Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy indicated further "pruning" of academic programs on the Urbana campus may be needed to alleviate funding pressures facing the university.

  • Contracts extended; additional enrollment period to be Oct. 10-28

    Central Management Services recently announced the extension of contracts for all current health plan vendors through June 30, 2012. The health insurance rates remain the same.

  • Prospective law students to gather Oct. 3 for Law School Day

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. College students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 3.

  • Campus remembers 9/11 with music, prayer and hope for the future

    In the same hall where campus and community members had convened one year before seeking solace in tragedy’s wake, people gathered again at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Book Corner

    How social scientists, humanists can better use computers and Anthology focuses on American poetry about the Spanish Civil War

  • Senators offer their opinions on SEC task force report

    Several senators at the Sept. 16 Urbana Academic Senate meeting provided input on a report prepared over the summer by the Senate Executive Committee's ad hoc Task Force on Faculty Issues and Concerns.

  • Trustees approve FY08 and FY09 operating budgets

    President B. Joseph White plans to convene a resource summit in late November or early December to review the UI’s cost structures and revenue to decide how to best allocate its resources.

  • Global Campus, Chief Illiniwek discussed Sept. 11

    Annual Meeting of the Faculty

  • U. of I.'s annual Law School Day to take place Oct. 17

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 17.

  • Gift from Nicor Gas to support inaugural fellowship program in civic leadership

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A $10,000 gift from Nicor Gas will support one of the inaugural fellowships in the new Civic Leadership Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Future of the Congo to be topic at two-day colloquia

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Several scholars from the Democratic Republic of Congo will be among the participants discussing Congos future during a colloquium at the University of Illinois Oct. 11-13.

  • Grad students to vote on union

    University administrators and the Graduate Employees Organization are one step closer to an election that will decide if certain graduate assistants on the Urbana campus want to be represented by a collective bargaining unit.

  • Students enrolling in Global Campus for January classes

  • Senate discusses concerns with new endowed fund

    The Urbana-Champaign Senate’s first meeting of the academic year, held Oct. 1, and its annual meeting of the faculty on Sept. 24 were largely devoted to discussion of faculty members’ concerns about the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Fund, an endowment established in the UI Foundation. Some faculty members believe the fund will constrict academic freedom and intellectual diversity on campus, and represents an attempt to propagate a specific political and economic ideology through unprecedented control over educational activities.

  • Herman calls for a ‘new order of excellence’

    Saying that public universities are entering “a new financial environment” and a decade of turbulence that will create “a new order of excellence for the first time in 50 years,” Interim Chancellor Richard Herman outlined his vision for ensuring that the Urbana campus emerges as a pre-eminent institution during the coming decade.

  • Hogan outlines plan for 'strong leadership team'

    UI president Michael J. Hogan outlined administrative changes that he said will unify the university's leadership team, reduce overhead and strengthen its missions of teaching, research and clinical health care.

  • Alternative medicine, quality of life among topics at symposium Oct. 16-18

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alternative medicine and quality of life issues are among the topics to be considered when world leaders in the fields of aging and measurement meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Oct. 16-18 for the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium.

  • Groundbreaking for Asian American Center at Illinois to take place Wednesday

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Campus administrators, faculty and students will break ground at noon Wednesday (Oct. 13) for the construction of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • UI Committees 2003

    UI Committees 2003

  • UI launches fund drive to support University Library

    A campaign to raise at least $30 million in private gifts for the University Library was announced Oct. 10 during the UI Foundation’s 68th annual meeting on the Urbana-Champaign campus and during a dedication ceremony at the library to mark its 10 millionth volume.

  • Ralph Cicerone, a renowned climate scientist and the president of the National Academy of Sciences, is the next speaker in the Research University in the World of the Future series.

    NAS president is next in Chancellor's speaker series

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Ralph Cicerone, a renowned climate scientist and the president of the National Academy of Sciences, first set foot on the UI campus in the mid-1960s, focus wasn't his strong point.

  • Book Corner: Novel provides up-close look at American racism in the south

    The 76-year-old author of a provocative new novel about 1950s racism in the American South says his concern for "better understanding" among those of the younger generations made him feel obligated to write the book.

  • Senate committee to review enrollment management policy

    Senate Executive Committee leaders Monday kept the door open for the Urbana Academic Senate to directly offer advice to UI President Michael J. Hogan and the UI Board of Trustees on a proposed approach to universitywide enrollment management.

  • Senate hosts townhall meeting on administrative changes

    Faculty members and students have numerous concerns about changes being proposed by the UI Board of Trustees to the university administration and to key university governing documents.

  • Creative strategies used to fight increase in assaults'

    Security cameras inside and outside UI buildings, and inside Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses are among the newest campus police tools.

  • American Music Month to feature Lincoln-themed concerts, exhibits

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For the fifth consecutive year, November is American Music Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Public forums on anthrax scheduled for next week

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Four public forums about anthrax will be held on the University of Illinois campus next week.

  • UI Committees 2007-08

    UI Committees 2007-08

  • Senate on Global Campus: More information needed

    Faculty members want to see detailed academic plans and other information about the possible structure and administration of the Global Campus before the Urbana-Champaign Senate decides whether to endorse President B. Joseph White’s proposal to create the online degree program.

  • UI joins alliance to find cures for infectious diseases

    UI joins alliance to find cures for infectious diseases

  • Senate approves response to proposed changes

    Serious concerns remain among faculty members and student members of the Urbana-Champaign Senate regarding changes to the university administration and to key university governing documents proposed by the UI Board of Trustees – and now those concerns are in writing.

  • UI Committees 2009-2010

    Champaign Senate

  • Presidential visit

  • in site: New parenting Web site includes video

    A new UI Web site uses video clip interviews to let parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers see and hear how other parents cope with the challenges of raising young children. In addition to the video clips, the Parent-to-Parent Web site features a message board, links to recommended resources, and advice from experts.

  • U. of I. considers taking on some pension costs from state

    The university's budget won't be granted relief anytime soon and will continue to suffer in the shadow of the state government's financial crisis, said Christophe Pierre, the vice president for academic affairs.