blog posts Udall award honors two students for commitment to environment May 20, 2022 8:00 am221 views Two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students received recognition from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for their commitment to the environment. Three Illinois students awarded Boren Scholarships May 19, 2022 8:00 am634 views Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign undergraduates are among 208 students nationwide awarded David L. Boren Scholarships. The National Security Education Program selects students to add international and language components to their education by studying overseas in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Illinois students offered Gilman Scholarships for study abroad May 17, 2022 8:00 am372 views Twenty-four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students have been offered Gilman Scholarships to study abroad, maintaining the university’s ranking among the top producers of award recipients. Recipients are listed by Illinois hometown or nation of residence. Engineering professor Nancy Sottos elected to National Academy of Sciences May 4, 2022 11:30 am946 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. She is among 120 members and 30 international members elected this year to recognize their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Two Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 29, 2022 8:30 am1017 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos and history professor Maria Todorova have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. They are among 261 new members elected to the academy this year in recognition of their accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy and research. Illinois students receive Critical Language Scholarships Apr 28, 2022 8:00 am644 views Illinois students Caleb Apperson, Dahlia Davis and Aiman Ghani were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study foreign languages this summer. The program is part of a U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign language and cultural skills to enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. Truman Scholarship awarded to political science major Apr 15, 2022 8:00 am532 views Mariama Mwilambwe, a junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was awarded a $30,000 Truman Scholarship. Mwilambwe was one of 58 Truman Scholars selected from a pool of 705 nominees from colleges and universities across the country. Engineering student earns Goldwater scholarship Apr 14, 2022 7:45 am673 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign sophomore Braden Moore was awarded a $15,000 Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for his potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Three Illinois professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships Apr 8, 2022 9:00 am1675 views Illinois chemistry professors So Hirata and Prashant Jain and dance professor Cynthia Oliver received 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction Apr 7, 2022 8:15 am3599 views The Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction were awarded to faculty members, staff and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this week for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Six honored with Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award Apr 6, 2022 8:00 am1007 views Six academic professionals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were honored this week with the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award for 2022. Illinois labor scholar awarded ACLS fellowship Apr 4, 2022 8:00 am446 views University of Illinois labor scholar Stephanie Fortado is the recipient of a 2022 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees named Mar 15, 2022 8:00 am21108 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign lists the 9,614 students named to the Dean’s List in December, as well as the 3,572 December graduates and 1,736 August graduates. Computer science professor named 2022 Sloan Research Fellow Feb 15, 2022 9:30 am1514 views Computer science professor Bo Li is among 118 recipients of the 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders.” Awardees receive a two-year $75,000 fellowship to further their research. Three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of Engineering Feb 10, 2022 3:30 pm1537 views Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. They are William Hammack, the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering; Youssef Hashash, the William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor and John Burkitt Webb Endowed Faculty Scholar in civil and environmental engineering; and Klara Nahrstedt, the Grainger Distinguished Chair of Engineering in computer science and the director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the U. of I. Two classes of University Scholars honored, including five new Urbana-Champaign honorees Jan 31, 2022 8:00 am2152 views Five University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Since an in-person celebration was not possible a year ago in consideration of COVID-19 precautions, a gathering in honor of two years of University Scholars from the Urbana campus is taking place today. The award is presented by the University of Illinois System to faculty members from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana universities. Illinois urban planning professor awarded NEA research grant Jan 12, 2022 1:45 pm1006 views Jennifer Novak-Leonard will use the NEA grant to examine the experiences of artists and arts alumni regarding racial inclusion in higher education and the impacts of the pandemic. Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar Dec 6, 2021 8:00 am616 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Boming Yang, of Beijing, was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 151 recipients selected from an international pool of 3,000 applicants. The program annually fully funds a class consisting of 40% U.S. students, 20% from China and Taiwan, and 40% from the rest of the world. Students and young alumni from any major may apply for this master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Nov 29, 2021 8:00 am727 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized with the 2021 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards spotlight individuals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am15247 views Six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Illinois a 20-year top producer of Gilman Scholars Oct 27, 2021 1:00 pm497 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of a scholarship program that enables students to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs this week recognized Illinois for the 242 students who have received awards from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program over the past 20 years. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver receives Doris Duke Artist Award Oct 21, 2021 8:15 am1106 views The $275,000 award invests in the creative potential of exemplary artists. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3630 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honorees named for 2021, 2020 Aug 26, 2021 8:00 am1942 views Sixteen civil service employees – eight this year and eight in 2020 – at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were recognized for exceptional performance with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am26348 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2021 spring semester. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2471 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program. Nine Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 14, 2021 8:00 am2495 views Nine University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences. The Fulbright student program will fund approximately 2,200 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2021-22 academic year. Illinois architecture professor awarded Graham Foundation grant Jun 1, 2021 11:15 am902 views Architecture professor emerita T.F. Tierney will examine the role that federal lending practices played in maintaining racially segregated suburbs. Illinois students, recent graduates receive foreign language scholarships May 28, 2021 8:00 am943 views Five University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study foreign languages this summer. A sixth student was offered a Boren Scholarship to continue her foreign language studies. Illinois senior selected Knight-Hennessy Scholar May 6, 2021 8:30 am2864 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Sriyankari Chitti is one of 76 students to be named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, from more than 8,000 applicants around the world. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 4, 2021 8:00 am1773 views The Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction were awarded to faculty members, staff and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this spring for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Illinois English professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship Apr 28, 2021 9:00 am709 views Gillen D’Arcy Wood, whose work is in environmental humanities, has been awarded a 2021 Carnegie Fellowship. Three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences Apr 27, 2021 9:30 am2915 views Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Physics professor Nadya Mason and chemistry professors Ralph Nuzzo and Wilfred van der Donk are among 120 newly elected U.S. members – 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year – and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Four Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am2791 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Education Dean James Anderson, physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Nancy Makri and materials science and engineering professor Kenneth Schweizer have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. Illinois student awarded Beinecke Scholarship Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am1447 views Kolten Conklen, a junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from Sterling, Illinois, is among 16 students nationally awarded the Beinecke Scholarship. Illinois is one of 135 colleges and universities annually invited to nominate one junior for a Beinecke Scholarship. Academic professionals honored with CAPE awards for 2021, 2020 Apr 15, 2021 8:15 am2035 views A total of 12 academic professionals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were honored this week with the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award, encompassing the 2020 and 2021 award cycles. The award recognizes academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions. Three Illinois researchers receive ACLS Fellowships Apr 12, 2021 2:45 pm1313 views Bobby Smith II, a professor of African American studies; Retika Adhikari Desai, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies; and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies, are 2021 ACLS Fellows. Illinois history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship Apr 9, 2021 1:15 pm702 views History professor Kevin Mumford has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Mumford studies race, politics and sexuality in America. Four Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 6, 2021 11:30 am1983 views Four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Illinois researchers awarded grants through new NEH-UK joint digital scholarship program Mar 19, 2021 9:00 am991 views The projects aim to advance digital scholarship and find new ways of sharing culture. Ngumbi receives AAAS award for public engagement with science Feb 4, 2021 9:00 am1852 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entomology professor Esther Ngumbi is the 2021 recipient of the Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, an annual award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science presented to scientists and engineers in recognition of their contributions to public engagement with science. Illinois dance professor awarded United States Artists Fellowship Feb 3, 2021 9:00 am2633 views Dance professor Cynthia Oliver has been selected as a 2021 United States Artists Fellow. Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:00 am5780 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of illumination, has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering “for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.” Holonyak (pronounced huh-LON-yak) is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used in light bulbs, device displays and lasers worldwide. Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships Dec 17, 2020 3:00 pm2663 views Illinois professors Bobby Smith II and Eduardo Ledesma have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2021. Five Urbana-Champaign faculty members honored as University Scholars Dec 10, 2020 1:15 pm4483 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm5118 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Evolution, ecology and behavior professor Alison Bell; plant biology professor Carl Bernacchi; bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava; materials science and engineering professor Paul Braun; chemistry professor Prashant Jain; and materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year. Illinois 'engineer guy' Hammack awarded Hoover Medal Aug 13, 2020 8:00 am2082 views Bill Hammack, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded the Hoover Medal. Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent faculty Jul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1225 views Seven University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors, one of the highest forms of campus recognition. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2882 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts. Two Illinois communication scholars elected ICA Fellows Jul 10, 2020 9:15 am529 views Leanne Knobloch and Angharad Valdivia, both professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected Fellows of the International Communication Association, in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. Two other Illinois faculty members received the same honor last year.