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  • Book reading, lecture by Elias Khoury scheduled for March 7

    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 March

    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.

  • McGuire and Uihlein discuss ‘Mega’ at Uncorked and On Topic

    The College of Fine and Applied Arts will present its final Uncorked and On Topic event of this academic year at 5:15 p.m. April 14 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre foyer.

  • Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposals

    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. 4

    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.


  • Cans Across the Quad food drive is Sept. 29

    The Office of Volunteer Programs is sponsoring the eighth annual Cans Across the Quad food drive Sept. 29 in conjunction with National Hunger Action Month. Registered student organizations, campus units and people from the university and community are encouraged to participate.

  • Race and violence explored at Oct. 4 seminar

    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”

    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 begins

    University Primary School is accepting enrollment applications for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Media advisory: Day of Service events planned for April 14

    News reporters interested in covering the sixth annual Day of Caring meal packaging event Saturday, April 14, are encouraged to go to Memorial Stadium between 10 a.m. and noon.

  • Nominations sought for Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award

    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.

  • Expert on interventions for children with autism to give annual Goldstick Lecture

    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 Retreat

    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’

    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.

  • Arbor Day celebration to recognize 2016 Tree Campus USA distinction

    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.


  • Faculty members to discuss KAM exhibition Oct. 1

    Three faculty members will join Krannert Art Museum curators at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 for a discussion of the current exhibition “Attachment.”

  • Jupiter String Quartet to present Bartók’s string quartets in three concerts, venues

    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.

  • MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series presents lecture on radiochemical methods and technologies for human PET imaging

    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.

  • ACES offers alumni opportunity to bring youth to ‘college’

    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 procedures

    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.

  • Art at the Y presents ‘Behind Closed Doors-No More’

    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.

  • Film screening, discussion of ‘This Changes Everything’ is Dec. 9

    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. 26

    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 terms

    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.

  • Advanced Material Characterization Workshop June 7-8

    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.

  • YWCA of the U. of I. hosts Race Against Racism on Sept. 27

    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.

  • Professor to speak about ‘locked-in’ patients Oct. 15

    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.

  • First Street closed northbound between Peabody and Gregory drives

    First Street northbound between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive is closed for repairs and will reopen on Nov. 30, weather permitting.

  • Applications to work with EJP at Danville Correctional Center due Oct. 1

    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 Union

    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.

  • Fourth-wettest February-March on record in Illinois

    The statewide average precipitation for February-March was 8.69 inches, which made it the fourth-wettest February-March on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.


  • Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson to attend CAP meeting Feb. 4

    Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson will join the Council of Academic Professionals Feb 4.

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is Oct. 4

    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.

  • New minor to be offered: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program

    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 present

    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 580

    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?

    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?”

  • Globalization at Illinois: Join the conversation at noon Nov. 10

    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. 

  • Hammie and Taylor discuss ‘Mastery’ at Uncorked and On Topic

    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 available

    Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships are available electronically through the staff human resources home page.

  • Astronomy department hosts first open house April 23

    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.

  • Urbana-Champaign Senate adopts policy granting university license to scholarly articles

    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.

  • BACH offers German Baroque Christmas

    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 Topic

    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.

  • Green your office, join the challenge

    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.

  • Student Senate invites faculty, staff to give input on possible university mascot

    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.

  • Sierra Leone YMCA to visit campus June 20

    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 Showcase

    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.

  • Enforcement policy for smoke-free campus announced

    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).

  • Technology Services implements one-password system and easier resets

    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.