blog postsBrundage scholarships awardedMay 23, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2011-2012 academic year.Assaults and batteries up, robberies down in U. of I. crime reportJun 18, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The incidence of aggravated assaults and batteries increased while the number of robberies and criminal sexual assaults declined from Sept. 1, 2008, to May 17, 2009, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Division of Public Safety.Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology researchJun 21, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2010-2011 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging. U. of I. graduates to be together in outdoor ceremony on Saturday in May 2014Aug 15, 2013 9:00 am2 views Champaign will participate in commencement in one ceremony in May 2014.Spurlock Museum at U. of I. wins accreditation from national associationAug 31, 2009 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two years shy of its centennial celebration, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois has been declared among the best. It has received accreditation from the American Association of Museums the highest national recognition for a museum.9/11 memorial concert to take place in Smith Hall on U. of I. campusAug 31, 2009 9:00 am2 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.Passes for 10th Ebert film fest, no longer 'overlooked,' go on sale Nov. 1Oct 15, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 10th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, to be held April 23-27 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.International alumni award-winner namedNov 10, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ashok Ganguly, a scientist, corporate leader and public servant, will receive the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement for the 2003-2004 academic year from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chancellor Nancy Cantor said today.2012-2013 Avery Brundage Scholarships availableNov 14, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students who excel in academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 39th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.U. of I. top choice among U.S. public schools for international studentsNov 15, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had the highest enrollment of international students of all public colleges and universities in the U.S. in 2010, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of International Education. Only the University of Southern California, a private school, had a higher enrollment of international students.Roger Ebert Overlooked Film Festival to be held April 24 to 28Dec 6, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The fourth annual Roger Ebert Overlooked Film Festival will be held April 24 to 28 at the historic Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois.Honorary degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies May 13Jan 26, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 136th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 13 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.NIH funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at IllinoisJan 29, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has approved funding to support a Center for Reproduction and Infertility Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The center will support research aimed at expanding the science underlying the success or failure of human reproduction with the goal of improving human reproductive health.Mellon Foundation Grant to fund improved humanities teaching, researchFeb 5, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive $1.25 million over four years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an initiative to transform teaching and research in four departments in the humanities.Illinois professor elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 6, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Kanti Jain has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 18, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science. On the Job: David ShunkFeb 21, 2002 9:00 am3 views Dave Shunk, a clerk in the Law Library, has been active in community theater for more than 20 years. Shunk is currently playing the role of King Pellinore in the production of "Camelot" at the Fine Arts Center in Tuscola.Japanese cuisine expert to take part in Japan House Open House April 18Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of Japanese dining will be on the menu of activities at this year's spring open house April 18 (Saturday) at Japan House.Discussions, post-festival film announced in connection with 'Ebertfest'Apr 14, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Additional events have been announced in connection with the 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 21-25 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.Two at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships; third gets honorable mentionApr 15, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year, and a third student at Illinois received honorable mention. Anthony Mazzotti, of Taylorville, Ill., and Derek Vardon, of Bolingbrook, Ill., will receive scholarships to help them finish their undergraduate studies at Illinois before attending graduate school.Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advisingApr 26, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten faculty members, five academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 27) for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Nineteen to be honored for excellence in teaching, advisingApr 29, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored April 29 for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Commencement ceremonies to take place May 13 at IllinoisMay 3, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 141st commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 13 (Sunday) at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletSep 2, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred thirty-three names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Spatial thinking, social networks to be focus of two MillerComm talksOct 10, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to find where you are and how your friends influence how you got there are the topics of two upcoming Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures. The lecture series - a tradition since 1973 at the University of Illinois - is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment, along with many other campus units.Homecoming week offers variety of activities Oct. 18-26Oct 10, 2013 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2013 Homecoming week at the University of Illinois will take place Oct. 18 (Friday) through Oct. 26 (Saturday).Lecture series to focus on humanities perspective about climate changeNov 5, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julie Cruikshank, an ethnographer and anthropologist who lived and worked for many years in the Yukon Territory, will deliver on Tuesday (Nov. 10) the inaugural lecture in a series focusing on the humanities perspectives about climate change and the changes that people are likely to experience in the coming decades.Symposium at Illinois seeks to redefine disability research and practiceNov 22, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming symposium will bring health practitioners and researchers together to share recent innovations in the field of disability research. "Redefining Disability: New Directions in Research and Practice" will highlight the work of several Illinois researchers and share the insights of Dr. John W. McDonald, an expert in spinal cord injury and nervous system repair at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Humanities research program at Illinois names fellowship award winnersFeb 19, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has announced its annual faculty and graduate student fellowship awards for 2009-2010.University of California astronomer to present public talkFeb 24, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alex Filippenko, a professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss the mysterious "dark energy" that permeates all of space and increases the rate of cosmic expansion, during a talk March 16 at the University of Illinois.Two honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremoniesFeb 25, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 17 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Human aspects of climate change to be focus of conference at IllinoisMar 5, 2009 9:00 am4 views Faculty/staff members encouraged to contact legislatorsMar 19, 2015 9:00 am4 views U. of I. employees are being asked to apply full-court advocacy to state legislators grappling with the myriad issues involved in the annual appropriations process.Shriver to be commencement speaker at U. of I. graduationMar 29, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Timothy P. Shriver, the chairman and chief executive officer of Special Olympics International, will be the speaker at the 139th U. of I. Commencement on May 16.Expert to conduct haiku workshop at IllinoisApr 5, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Haiku expert Lee Gurga will lead a workshop on the art of writing haiku, a form of Japanese verse, on April 7 at Japan House on the University of Illinois campus.Panel discussions announced for 2015 'Ebertfest,' along with added guest and eventApr 7, 2014 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 17th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, coming April 15-19 to Champaign-Urbana, along with an added guest and a special event on the final day.Leading translator of Hebrew literature to lecture at IllinoisApr 8, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Award-winning translator Dalya Bilu will deliver a lecture titled "Women's Writing in Israel" on April 19 at the Levis Faculty Center on the University of Illinois campus.Annual instructional awards honor teaching, advisingApr 17, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixteen University of Illinois faculty members, two academic professionals and five teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students Monday (April 24) at the annual UI Instructional Awards Banquet.Illinois physicist elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 20, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eduardo H. Fradkin, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Moms Association elects officers, directorsApr 21, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dixie Huey, of Effingham, Ill., has been elected president of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois for 2009-10.FMC Technologies Inc. fellowships awardedMay 9, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four University of Illinois doctoral students - three of them from the Urbana campus - will each receive a $20,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. Three master's students will each receive $12,000.Sixteen students win Avery Brundage ScholarshipsJun 21, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,250 award for the 2010-2011 academic year.Facility readies for world’s most powerful supercomputerJul 15, 2010 9:45 am4 views The evolution of a tornado and the inner workings of a living cell will be at the center of some of the challenging research UI professors will tackle using the world’s most powerful supercomputer next year.Ten professors begin Center for Advanced Study appointmentsSep 8, 2009 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign begin their appointments this fall as professors in the Center for Advanced Study - one of the highest forms of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.Forum to discuss teaching innovations, honor facultySep 17, 2009 10:30 am4 views An event to be held Sept. 30 at the Illini Union that will highlight the role and accomplishments of teaching academies on campus and honor instructors for excellent teaching is part of a larger effort to explore pioneering teaching and learning methods at Illinois.U. of I. campus to kick the habit and become smoke freeOct 17, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Urbana campus of the University of Illinois will become smoke free late next year, Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Wednesday.Dads Association funds 11 projects on University of Illinois campusNov 9, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will fund 11 projects that promote the care, guidance, safety and well-being of students on campus.Mellon Foundation announces grantsJan 21, 2010 9:00 am5 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is among the three-member consortium of university-based, multi-disciplinary performing arts centers awarded grants totaling $1.9 million by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Moms Association honors professor with 2010 Medallion of HonorFeb 15, 2010 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Moms Association of the University of Illinois has selected Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutrition, as the recipient of the 2010 Medallion of Honor Award. Conference to focus on induction, mentoring for new teachers in IllinoisFeb 18, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 24-25 in Springfield, Ill., the fourth annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative.