blog postsMedia Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm451 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm1131 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.Four Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am824 views Four Illinois researchers are recipients of 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Awardees receive $60,000 to be used as they wish to further their research.Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2267 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am1117 views Barry Benson has been named the Urbana campus’s vice chancellor for advancement and the senior vice president of the University of Illinois foundation, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He will report for duty March 16. Panel discussion on immigration executive order to be held at College of LawJan 31, 2017 9:45 am171 views The University of Illinois College of Law will host a panel discussion at noon Friday on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The discussion will be moderated by U. of I. law professor Lesley Wexler.Interactive dance featuring cellphone app will be part of February Dance performancesJan 31, 2017 8:45 am216 views Audience members will use their cellphones to interact with dancers and the set during the premiere of “Critical Mass” this week at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performances are part of February Dance: Designed Environments, presented by the University of Illinois dance department.Krannert Art Museum will host artist Autumn Knight for performances and art exhibitionJan 23, 2017 10:00 am287 views Krannert Art Museum will host the first solo museum presentation by performance artist Autumn Knight, who incorporates elements of theater, dance, psychology and religious studies into her work.Media Advisory: Public forums to provide Urbana campus master plan design updatesNov 21, 2016 11:15 am135 views The Urbana campus will host two sessions Nov. 29-30 to brief the campus community and the general public on the design update of the campus master plan.Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am861 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.Illinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am310 views University of Illinois art professor Emmy Lingscheit created a pack of coyotes, made of vitreous china, during a Kohler Arts/Industry residency. The coyote sculptures are on display through Nov. 20 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. One piece will be included in the School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, opening Nov. 17.Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1758 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.Krannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am938 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am608 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Camargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am325 views Martin Camargo, a professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, has been appointed the college’s interim dean.Krannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am344 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.Choreographer Tere O’Connor to give the Center for Advanced Study Annual LectureOct 21, 2016 3:15 pm250 views Choreographer and Illinois dance professor Tere O’Connor will talk about his approach to choreography when he gives the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on Oct. 25.Tatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am505 views Paralympic medalist and U. of I. graduate Tatyana McFadden will serve as the grand marshal of the 2016 Homecoming Parade, which takes place Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.The back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2769 views A U. of I. journalism alumnus who is now the newsroom attorney for The New York Times got some unexpected online attention last week. The focus of that attention was his response to an open letter from Donald Trump’s attorney, demanding the paper retract and apologize for a story. McCraw’s brief letter to the attorney, published on the Times site, went viral on social media and shot to the top of the paper's most-read content. In an interview, he talks about the letter, his job and what he learned at Illinois.Sculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am642 views University of Illinois art professor Conrad Bakker's interest in Henry David Thoreau, and in the artificiality of objects, led him to create a sculpture of Thoreau's cabin.$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11131 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1483 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Campus survey details sexual misconduct and student perceptions on university responsesSep 21, 2016 9:30 am209 views Detailed findings from the Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Climate survey, which was administered to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students in fall 2015, are available online.Human Library offers an opportunity for conversations to challenge stereotypesSep 16, 2016 9:15 am275 views A project called the Human Library is designed to challenge stereotypes by bringing people together to talk. A newly formed Champaign-Urbana chapter of the Human Library will hold its first event Sept. 22 as part of the Pygmalion Festival.Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am511 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum looks at stories of migration, refugees and human rights as they relate to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – a region known as the Northern Triangle.Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am7355 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. Flatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am475 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will present the feature film “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, as well as short films created for Snapchat and the winners of the Flatlands film competition.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am851 views Japan House's Matsuri festival celebrating Japanese culture will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Anderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1139 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm923 views Think Brazil and you might think beaches, rain forest, the 2016 Olympics – all far removed from central Illinois. Yet the University of Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.Project exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am726 views A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am411 views “BEAR” is the fourth performance in “The Unreliable Bestiary,” a lifelong project by University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver to present a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each representing an endangered animal or habitat. Weaver’s project tells the stories of animals and our relationships to them.Hanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am2281 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Latino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1231 views The history of Latinos in baseball is the subject of a new documentary, “Playing America’s Game,” which premieres Saturday, May 21, on the Big Ten Network. A production of BTN and the University of Illinois, the film profiles U. of I. history professor Adrian Burgos Jr., a leading expert on Latino baseball history.Illinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am637 views University of Illinois history professor Harry Liebersohn has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a career of research achievements. This follows news earlier this spring that he had been named as a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin – the first U. of I. history professor, and perhaps the first Illinois professor in any field, to receive that honor.Six Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2568 views Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, bringing to 13 the number of U. of I. faculty members who have been honored with the fellowship over the last three years. This year’s fellows are Dennis Baron, Karin A. Dahmen, Craig Koslofsky, Mei-Po Kwan, Ralph W. Mathisen and Rebecca Stumpf.Commencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm626 views The 145th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at Memorial Stadium.University and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm573 views Negotiators reach tentative agreement, and the NTFC will vote Sunday on whether to end its five-day work stoppage. NFTC membership to review and vote on the tentative agreement in the near future.White House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1146 views University of Illinois faculty member Rebecca Ginsburg is among a small group of college and university leaders invited to participate in an upcoming roundtable discussion on prison reform at the White House.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2724 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of IllinoisApr 8, 2016 10:00 am1374 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Two of the students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, and a third earned honorable mention.Media Advisory: Public forums to solicit input for campus master planApr 7, 2016 2:15 pm192 views Two upcoming public forums will provide overviews of the process for updating the campus master plan and ask for ideas on the future of the Urbana campus. U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5286 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.U. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am766 views Almost 50 University of Illinois students will spend their spring break not on the beach, but on the bus, taking a 2,500-mile trip through key cities and sites significant in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. This will be the sixth year for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.Josh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2419 views Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman has been named director of athletics by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Campus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1817 views Effective Jan. 18, the popular self-balancing motorized devices known as hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Executive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1160 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has hired Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, to assist with the search for a new director of athletics.Campus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1517 views Last-minute shoppers will find many gift options on the U. of I. campus, including books on the wildlife of Illinois, a charming set of Nutcracker characters, Fighting Illini bobbleheads and a Star Wars-themed coffee mug -- items that say “Illini” in their own unique ways.Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1334 views A committee to identify and recruit the next director of athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will proceed expeditiously but thoroughly in that process, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said today in announcing the committee roster.U. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1679 views U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more than 30 students from the United States selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.