blog postsBook reading, lecture by Elias Khoury scheduled for March 7Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am18 views Elias Khoury, a Lebanese novelist and distinguished professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University, will visit campus March 7 to deliver a lecture and a reading from his most recent novel, “The Broken Mirror: Sinalcol.”Illinois soils warm over the first half of MarchMar 24, 2016 9:00 am18 views Soil temperatures increased through the first half of March, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.Arbor Day celebration to recognize 2016 Tree Campus USA distinctionApr 24, 2017 3:45 pm18 views Students, faculty members, staff and visitors to the U. of I. campus can grab a shovel and help plant one of five new trees Friday, April 28, on National Arbor Day. Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposalsSep 1, 2017 3:00 pm18 views The Center for Advanced Study invites U. of I. faculty members to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration for its research appointments program. Apply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 4Sep 16, 2016 10:45 am18 views Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed associates (tenured) or fellows (untenured) and are awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming year. Race and violence explored at Oct. 4 seminarSep 24, 2015 9:00 am18 views Wesley Student Center and United Methodist Church at the U. of I. have been sponsoring a monthlong exploration of race and violence in America. The final event will be a panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 featuring Travis Dixon, a U. of I. professor of communication, and Monica McDermott, a U. of I. professor of sociology, as well as Champaign Mayor Deb Frank Feinen and Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb.Richard Levin presents “Preparing Undergraduates for Global Citizenship”Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am18 views Richard Levin, CEO of Coursera and president emeritus of Yale University, will present two upcoming lectures on the U. of I. campus.University Primary School 2016-17 enrollment beginsJan 28, 2016 9:00 am19 views University Primary School is accepting enrollment applications for the 2016-17 academic year.ACES offers alumni opportunity to bring youth to ‘college’Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am19 views Alumni of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to register to attend ACES Family Academies with their young Illini fans ages 8 to 13. The one-and-a-half-day event will take place July 7-8.AAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and proceduresMar 31, 2016 9:15 am19 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.Nominations sought for Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence AwardOct 8, 2015 9:15 am19 views Nominations are being accepted for the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award program, which is designed to recognize the important contributions made by academic professionals at the U. of I.Jupiter String Quartet to present Bartók’s string quartets in three concerts, venuesNov 5, 2015 3:15 pm19 views The Jupiter String Quartet performs a series of three concerts this week that will feature the six string quartets by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The string quartets are among Bartók’s greatest works and among the greatest in the genre.Expert on interventions for children with autism to give annual Goldstick LectureNov 12, 2015 9:00 am19 views Brian A. Boyd, an expert on autism spectrum and related developmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.Registration now open for Annual Faculty RetreatFeb 11, 2016 9:00 am20 views Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Faculty Retreat, to be held March 4 with the theme “Bringing Out the Best in Our Students.”Art at the Y presents ‘Growing Community’Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am20 views Art at the Y presents “Growing Community,” a collection of photographs that document the work of several local community efforts to grow healthy food close to home and to make it accessible to everyone.Advanced Material Characterization Workshop June 7-8May 5, 2016 9:00 am20 views The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory will host the 10th annual Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop at the Urbana campus June 7-8. This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of major analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications.Faculty members to discuss KAM exhibition Oct. 1Oct 1, 2015 9:15 am20 views Three faculty members will join Krannert Art Museum curators at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 for a discussion of the current exhibition “Attachment.”MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series presents lecture on radiochemical methods and technologies for human PET imagingNov 5, 2015 9:00 am20 views Dr. Neil Vasdev will discuss “Cutting-edge Radiochemical Methods and Technologies for Human PET Imaging” at noon Nov. 13, in Room 1005 of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.First Street closed northbound between Peabody and Gregory drivesNov 25, 2015 9:00 am20 views First Street northbound between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive is closed for repairs and will reopen on Nov. 30, weather permitting.YWCA of the U. of I. hosts Race Against Racism on Sept. 27Sep 10, 2015 9:15 am21 views The YWCA will host its 11th annual Race Against Racism on Sept. 27 at the U. of I. Arboretum. Registration is open to anyone older than 10, and participants can choose to run or walk in the 5K event. The event starts at 1 p.m., and the registration fee is $20 for advance registration and $25 on race day.College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is Oct. 4Oct 1, 2015 9:30 am21 views From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4, more than 350 veterinary medicine students will give a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary medicine college. From prospective veterinarians to anyone fascinated by animals, visitors will find something of interest at the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine Open House.Art at the Y presents ‘Behind Closed Doors-No More’Oct 22, 2015 9:00 am21 views The University YMCA will present the “Behind Closed Doors No-More” exhibition series, displaying linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak. The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Y’s Murphy Gallery, followed by a gallery talk with Kazmierczak at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.Globalization at Illinois: Join the conversation at noon Nov. 10Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am21 views Illinois International Programs invites faculty members to “Globalization at Illinois: A Faculty Dialogue,” a town-hall style conversation about globalization at Illinois at noon Nov. 10 in Room 104 of the Illini Union. Film screening, discussion of ‘This Changes Everything’ is Dec. 9Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am21 views A film screening and discussion of “This Changes Everything” will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in Room 319 Gregory Hall.Year of Cyberinfrastructure Roadshow focuses on research Feb. 26Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am22 views John Towns, the deputy chief information officer for research IT, will discuss how to make research better from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, Room 1122.Saturday lectures explain engineering in everyday termsApr 21, 2016 9:00 am22 views Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.Professor to speak about ‘locked-in’ patients Oct. 15Oct 1, 2015 9:15 am22 views Emanuel Donchin, a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida, will present the U. of I. department of psychology's 2015 Lyle Lanier Lecture, “Typing With Your Brain Waves: A Communication Tool for Locked In Patients.” The lecture is at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the auditorium of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.Applications to work with EJP at Danville Correctional Center due Oct. 1Sep 10, 2015 9:30 am23 views Each fall and spring, the Education Justice Project accepts applications from faculty and staff members, graduate students and community members who wish to participate in the programming at the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-high security men’s state prison. The project instructors are unpaid volunteers.Multitalented entertainer Tia Mowry to speak at Illini UnionMar 31, 2016 9:00 am24 views Tia Mowry, star of “Sister, Sister” and “The Game,” has been involved in many different facets of the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. She will speak at the Illini Union at 7 p.m. March 31 in the I-Rooms.Enforcement policy for smoke-free campus announcedSep 17, 2015 9:00 am24 views In May 2015, the campus announced that modifications would be made to its Smoke-Free Campus Policy in accordance with the State of Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS64/1-99).Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson to attend CAP meeting Feb. 4Jan 28, 2016 9:00 am25 views Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson will join the Council of Academic Professionals Feb 4.New minor to be offered: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows ProgramOct 8, 2015 9:15 am25 views Six academic units came together to offer the new Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program, a campuswide undergraduate minor through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment to promote systems-level thinking about energy and sustainability, and to foster the development of an integrated view of the economy, society and the environment. Preservation Working Group and University Library to presentFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am26 views The Preservation Working Group and University Library will host a hands-on informational event from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Champaign Public Library.Illinois Public Media welcomes 1A to WILL-AM 580Apr 21, 2017 2:15 pm26 views NPR’s 1A, hosted by Joshua Johnson, will join the WILL-AM 580 lineup May 1, airing from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics and technology. The program delves into pop culture, sports and humor. 25th Annual CAS Lecture: Can We Feed and Fuel the World from Crops by 2050?Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am26 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?”Urbana-Champaign Senate adopts policy granting university license to scholarly articlesOct 29, 2015 9:00 am26 views On Oct. 19, the Urbana-Champaign Senate approved a university policy on open access to research articles. This policy grants the university a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise all rights under copyright to the scholarly articles produced by faculty members.Hammie and Taylor discuss ‘Mastery’ at Uncorked and On TopicFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am27 views How do departures from tradition in dance or painting affect audience and reception? Where does the value of craft and material skill vary across popular and academic forms of art? The College of Fine and Applied Arts will explore these questions and more at the March 3 Uncorked and On Topic discussion on “Mastery.”Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships availableMar 3, 2016 9:00 am27 views Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships are available electronically through the staff human resources home page.Student Senate invites faculty, staff to give input on possible university mascotMar 10, 2016 9:00 am27 views The Illinois Student Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot invites faculty and staff members to share their opinions about the possibility of creating a university mascot.Astronomy department hosts first open house April 23Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am27 views The U. of I. astronomy department will host its first open house April 23, telling guests to stop by the campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., anytime between 1- 5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.Technology Services implements one-password system and easier resetsOct 15, 2015 9:15 am27 views Technology Services recently implemented a new password system that will save faculty and staff members and students time by not having to maintain multiple passwords. It also will be easier to reset a password if the user forgets it.BACH offers German Baroque ChristmasDec 10, 2015 12:45 pm27 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana will offer the holiday music program "A German Baroque Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark St., Champaign.Ollie Watts Davis and Jeffery Poss discuss “Memory” at Uncorked and On TopicJan 28, 2016 9:00 am28 views The College of Fine and Applied Arts will present a thought-provoking discussion about memory at its next Uncorked and On Topic at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre foyer.Applications and nominations being accepted for IPRH Prizes for Research in the HumanitiesFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am28 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is soliciting submissions and nominations for the IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities for the 2015-16 academic year.Green your office, join the challengeFeb 18, 2016 9:00 am28 views Registration is now open for the 2016 Illinois Green Office Challenge, a friendly competition to see which Illinois organization can accumulate the most points by conserving energy and water, reducing waste and saving money.Sierra Leone YMCA to visit campus June 20Jun 8, 2016 4:15 pm28 views With the Ebola virus outbreak now ended in Sierra Leone, the University YMCA, the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs and the Sierra Leone YMCA are revisiting an international-service learning exchange partnership that was brought to a halt by the Ebola outbreak relief efforts in 2014. Campus members are invited to meet Christian Kamara, the CEO and national secretary of the YMCA of Sierra Leone, to learn more about the work that the organization performs and to explore possible collaborations.Joy Harjo to give Sept. 16 reading as part of Creative Writers ShowcaseSep 10, 2015 10:00 am28 views Award-winning poet, author and musician Joy Harjo, a U. of I. professor of creative writing and of English, who also is affiliated with American Indian Studies, will give a reading Sept. 16 as part of the Creative Writers Showcase of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Her reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum. U. of I. music professor Gabriel Solis will join her for a discussion of her work. The event is free and open to the public.January in Illinois was cold and dryFeb 2, 2018 12:00 pm29 views January in Illinois was colder and drier than normal without much snow, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at Illinois. $1.9 million available for campus utility conservation projectsMar 3, 2016 9:15 am29 views More than $1.9 million will be available for campus projects through the Revolving Loan Fund this semester. Departments and units interested in submitting utility conservation work for consideration are encouraged to complete the application online.“Woman in Gold” to be shown at Krannert Art MuseumSep 17, 2015 10:00 am29 views Krannert Art Museum will host a free screening of the film “Woman in Gold” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21.