blog postsIllinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1215 views Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, and an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of 49 students selected in the first year of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar program for postgraduate study at Stanford University.Lecture series begins on role of art to confront social issuesFeb 9, 2018 2:15 pm105 views The University YMCA announces the Friday Forum lecture series “Art + Activism: Transforming Silence into Action.” The series begins Feb. 16 with Ricardo Levins Morales’ discussion of how art can be used to address personal and historical trauma, challenge common beliefs, assist in building alliances and contribute to culture change.DeathsFeb 8, 2018 1:45 pm135 views Robert Duane Mackey ... Kevin Daniel Peterson ... James Richard "Dick" TeagueSolar Farm repaired, resumes power generationFeb 2, 2018 2:30 pm244 views The university’s Solar Farm resumed full electricity production Jan. 25 after repairs to the site’s three inverters were completed. Inverters change direct current to alternating current to prepare energy for delivery to the campus electrical grid. The installation went offline Oct. 29 after a malfunction of the array’s electrical system.Krannert Center announces $30 million fundraising campaignFeb 2, 2018 1:45 pm167 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced a five-year, $30 million fundraising initiative.January in Illinois was cold and dryFeb 2, 2018 12:00 pm33 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. DeathsFeb 1, 2018 4:15 pm263 views Robert J. Cheek ... Alfred Wilhelm Hubler ... Kenneth Earl RaymondExhibit on Cahokia religion at Spurlock MuseumFeb 1, 2018 2:30 pm552 views The exhibit “Cahokia’s Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink and the Underworld” is on display at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois. Created in cooperation with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, the exhibit features objects from the ancient city of Cahokia, which was located near what is now Collinsville, Illinois, as well as objects from surrounding areas.Herrera honored with Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star AwardJan 31, 2018 11:15 am178 views The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recognized Holly Herrera, the coordinator of transfer advising at Illinois, with the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award. She will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the opening session of the 16th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students at Loews Atlanta Hotel.How do sexual assault survivors fare?Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am826 views Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatizedDeathsJan 25, 2018 10:45 am382 views Rick Frederick ... Frank M. Williams‘Seeds of Resistance’ art display opens at University YMCAJan 24, 2018 4:45 pm127 views The University YMCA’s Art at the Y initiative presents “Seeds of Resistance,” featuring works by artist Ricardo Levins Morales, from Jan. 25 to March 2 at Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. The display is a selection of Morales’ work for social justice and liberation. Admission is free and the display is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am819 views Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.Audiology Clinic offers free adult hearing screeningsJan 22, 2018 1:45 pm108 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings Jan. 23 through April 27. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No scheduling is available by email.University Primary School 2018-19 enrollment beginsJan 22, 2018 1:30 pm84 views University Primary School’s preschool to fifth-grade classrooms are now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-19 academic year. University Primary School is the U. of I. College of Education’s lab school. The curriculum is meaningful, engaging and project-based. For more information, visit the school website or call 217-333-3996. University Primary School is located on campus at 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, in the Children's Research Center. Children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in the preschool classroom and 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.DeathsJan 19, 2018 11:00 am386 views Rosalee June Cobb ... Margie “Pud” Eastin ... Belva M. Edwards ... Joe B. Vermillion Jr.DeathsJan 12, 2018 11:30 am419 views Elizabeth “Betty” Jeanette Baniassadi ... Edward Eugene Jones ... Rosanne Janice Koehler ... Helen Lucille WheatleyIllinois New Teacher Collaborative’s annual leadership summit to be held Jan. 26Jan 11, 2018 9:30 am269 views "Stoking the Flames of Passionate Teaching" will be the theme for the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Winter Leadership Summit on Jan. 26.Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?Jan 8, 2018 3:15 pm1017 views Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris FletcherDeathsJan 5, 2018 8:45 am289 views Jeanne Synon Folts ... Marjory A. Hudson ... David Bruce Langendorf ... David B. “Dave” Lawrence ... Eva Claire RosenfieldA warm year in Illinois ends with a cold, dry DecemberJan 3, 2018 3:15 pm129 views 2017 was the sixth-warmest year on record in Illinois, with a statewide average temperature of 54.3 degrees, or 2 degrees above normal, in spite of the extremely cold ending to December. Eight of the 12 months in 2017 brought above-normal temperatures, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. The state experienced the warmest February on record with a statewide average of 41 degrees, 10.1 degrees above normal.DeathsDec 21, 2017 12:45 pm418 views Ronald Dean Bagley ... Mary Elizabeth Butts Creech ... Teddy Georgia Eddleman ... Jean Frazier Patterson ... Barbara J. Perrero ... Randy B. Rogers ... Phillip Andrew Wassom ... John Wrinkle Welch Capital improvement projects selectedDec 20, 2017 2:45 pm153 views More than $44 million in student funding will go toward modernizing teaching and learning environments that will benefit the Illinois campus, Facilities and Services announced. Capital improvement projects were selected and approved by the Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment Oversight Committee and are in development. American Concrete Pavement Association honors DarterDec 20, 2017 2:30 pm329 views The American Concrete Pavement Association presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Michael I. Darter, principal engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Illinois.What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?Dec 20, 2017 10:45 am3397 views The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin LeichtDeathsDec 14, 2017 2:30 pm276 views Charles Edward “Chuck” MatzSix Illinois faculty members awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3194 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2018. It is the third year in the last four that the Urbana campus has garnered more fellowship awards than any other single institution.November in Illinois was cool and dry with a dash of snowDec 13, 2017 2:45 pm69 views Illinois experienced wide temperature swings in November, with colder-than-normal temperatures canceling out the warmer-than normal days. By month’s end, November was slightly cooler than average in Illinois, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.Dads Association names King DadDec 13, 2017 2:30 pm47 views The Dads Association at the U. of I. named Christopher Thilmany of Schaumburg, Illinois, King Dad 2017 during the annual Dads Weekend on Nov. 11. Thilmany was recognized on the field during the football game with Indiana University. He was nominated by his daughter Gabriella Welch, a sophomore studying public policy and law.What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am688 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.DeathsDec 12, 2017 8:45 am236 views Barbara Ledora Butts Anderson ... Barbara Ann Armstrong ... Sharol L. "Sherry" Hanson ... Robert J. Mosborg ... Steven Nicholas ... Bernard Spodek ... Ralph R. SwarrDoes revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm764 views Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela LyonsJapan House Mottainai Holiday BazaarDec 11, 2017 3:15 pm242 views Japan House will hold its annual Mottainai Holiday Bazaar this weekend. The bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Mottainai is a Japanese word meaning “what a waste” or “don't waste” and is a treasured Japanese concept.Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?Dec 7, 2017 8:30 am1403 views Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before CongressDeathsNov 30, 2017 3:45 pm417 views See-Wing Chiu ... C.E. “Gene” Hughes ... Arthur “Art” Ramer Wyatt ... Robert Scott Zeiders Susan Key named 2017 boss of the yearNov 30, 2017 1:15 pm139 views The Secretariat organization at Illinois announced that Susan Key, the director of portfolio human resources in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has been named the 2017 Boss of the Year. The Secretariat is comprised of U. of I. staff members in certain civil services classifications. Kate Day nominated Key, her supervisor, for the annual award, which is celebrated during Bosses Week each year.Secretariat honors Susan Conrad with Matteson AwardNov 30, 2017 1:15 pm95 views Susan L. Conrad, the office manager for the Department of Journalism in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award at a Nov. 15 luncheon. The Secretariat, an on-campus organization comprised of U. of I. staff members in certain civil services classifications, makes the award. Does tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?Nov 28, 2017 8:45 am746 views Higher education finance expert Jennifer Delaney talks about the possible ramifications for college students and their families of tax reform proposals being considered by the U.S. Senate What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?Nov 27, 2017 9:15 am253 views Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja ThomasTaiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies established at IllinoisNov 22, 2017 11:45 am283 views On Nov. 14, the International and Area Studies Library at Illinois hosted a ceremony to celebrate a new Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies. The center was established through a memorandum of understanding between Illinois and the National Central Library of TaiwanDeathsNov 22, 2017 10:45 am170 views LaVerne Elizabeth Smith ... Rita Jo WinglerWhy are global CO2 emissions on the rise again?Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm523 views The annual Carbon Budget report found that fossil fuel emissions are on the rise again in 2017, says atmospheric sciences professor and report contributor Atul JainU. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1718 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998.DeathsNov 16, 2017 2:15 pm231 views David R. Hamilton ... Bernhard “Bernie” WorksSoil temperatures were warmer than normal in mid-NovemberNov 16, 2017 2:15 pm68 views Soil temperatures were above normal in mid-November, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.2018-19 Avery Brundage scholarships availableNov 13, 2017 11:15 am216 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2018-19 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. Scholarship applications can be submitted online. The deadline for submission is Feb. 6. School of Music faculty performing Disaster Relief ConcertNov 10, 2017 1:00 pm72 views Several faculty musicians from the School of Music will perform a concert this weekend with donations going to help victims of natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Green St., Urbana.DeathsNov 9, 2017 3:30 pm222 views Jerry Dobrovolny ... Marisa Lu Rubenking Meador ... David L. ShipleySpurlock Museum hosts ‘Music at Illinois,’ a lecture by Joe RankNov 8, 2017 3:45 pm82 views Spurlock Museum of World Cultures and the Illinois Alumni Association will present “Music at Illinois,” a special program on popular music written especially for or about the university. The free program will be presented by retired Alumni Association Vice President Joe Rank at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Drive, Urbana. Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm440 views Gaines Hall, an associate dean emeritus in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, received the 2017 Gold Medal Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Illinois Council. The Gold Medal Honor Award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary contributions to the discipline and profession of architecture.