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  • U-C Senate discusses Campus Strategic Plan

    Faculty members voiced concerns about the priorities outlined in the Campus Strategic Plan – and their potential impact on institutional quality and campus units’ budgets - when the Urbana-Champaign Senate met April 24.

  • Senate discusses future 'financial challenges'

    The coming months may not afford much summer vacation to those dedicated to campus shared governance, said Urbana-Champaign Senate chairwoman Joyce Tolliver at the April 26 meeting.

  • Senate review report may lead to future reforms

    A report reviewing the full breadth of the responsibilities of the Urbana-Champaign Senate is expected to lead to action following its acceptance at the May 4 meeting.

  • Avery Brundage scholarships granted to 20 U. of I. students

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,500 for the 2007-2008 academic year.

  • Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships to study aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois graduate students have won 2000-2001 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $3,500 each to continue their studies in gerontology.

  • Strategic plan used to plot UI's future course

    The UI has released its 2010 Strategic Plan Progress Report, which discusses the five-year progress of the Urbana campus and serves as a blueprint for its future.

  • FMC Fellowships support six graduate students universitywide

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each of six University of Illinois graduate students - including two from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year.

  • Input sought to improve information technology resources

    Members of the campus community - and faculty members in particular - are being asked to provide their input about how the campus can meet new and emerging information technology needs through IT@Illinois, a campuswide initiative started by Provost Linda Katehi in December. The goal of IT@Illinois is to rethink the configuration of information technology resources at Illinois so that they can be more efficient, more cost effective and dedicated to higher value activities that more directly support the university's core missions.

  • Final commencement Bob Easter spoke at this years commencement  his final as president. He has been named president emeritus by the board of trustees.

    Board honors Easter for service

    The U. of I. Board of Trustees presented its Distinguished Service Medallion to retiring President Bob Easter May 7, honoring his more than 40 years with the university that began as a graduate student and took him to the presidency.

  • Last call for Benefit Choice

    Benefit Choice open enrollment ends June 1. U. of I. employees who have not already done so are reminded that if they wish to make changes to their health or dental insurance, dependent coverage or flexible spending plans, the changes must be made using NESSIE, the university’s online self-service benefits application. All changes must be made by June 1 and will have an effective date of July 1.

  • Members sought for senate implementation committee

    The Urbana-Champaign Senate’s Committee on Committees is requesting nominations for membership on the Seventh Senate Review Implementation Committee. 

  • State woes multiply with Supreme Court’s pension ruling

    The Illinois Supreme Court May 8 struck down legislation passed in 2013 that would have scaled back state employee benefits.

  • Benefit Choice enrollment open through June 17

    Some advice for anyone seeking information on the university's employee health insurance program: Don't pay attention to politicians, news reports or co-workers.

  • UI Board of Trustees discuss proposed FY09 state budget

  • Trustees approve additional funding for Global Campus

    University trustees approved an additional $3.4 million for Global Campus as administrators said they expect a marketing campaign and partnerships with community colleges to put the online degree program in “fast growth mode.”

  • Make benefits choices by June 15

    Despite continued uncertainty over next year's university health care benefits, the state has announced June 15 as the end date of the Benefits Choice period.

  • Five students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nineteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,500 for the 2008-2009 academic year.

  • Three U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • President Hogan: Salary increase possible for UI employees

    It could be a lot worse.

  • On the Job: Maggie Agnew

    Since 1978, Margaret "Maggie" Agnew has been handing out towels in the locker room in the lower level of the Intramural Physical Education Building.

  • ARR working group suggestions could save $60 million

    A group established to review administrative functions throughout the university has recommended changes that could save nearly $60 million in the next three years.

  • Fall tuition to increase less than expected

    Expressing reluctance to add to the financial burdens of students and their families in tough economic times, university trustees  approved a 2.6 percent tuition increase for new Illinois resident undergraduate students – less than the 4 percent increase originally proposed.

  • 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.

  • Achievements

    A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.

  • Forum to be held on stem cell research

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. President Bushs recent decision on federal funding for stem-cell research only ended one part of the debate.

  • 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 cingold@illinois.edu. 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.

  • Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a 2014 MacArthur fellowship, commonly called a "genius grant."  Click photo to enlarge

    Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowship

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant," from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • 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.

  • Panel discussion on education to take place Oct. 7

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel of government and academic experts will discuss the future of education in Illinois during an Oct. 7 forum at the University of Illinois.