blog postsSeven Focal Point projects funded for 2015-16Jun 4, 2015 9:00 am21 views The Graduate College recently announced seven Focal Point projects that will receive funding for 2015-16. Now in its seventh year, Focal Point is a Graduate College initiative designed to stimulate new interdisciplinary research through collaborations among faculty members and graduate students from multiple fields. The awarded projects include graduate student and faculty organizers from 16 different campus units or departments and will involve dozens of others as participants. Many of the projects have a strong international focus, and several tap into campus strengths in areas such as health, diversity and sustainability.Illinois researchers selected for NCSA Faculty FellowshipsJun 4, 2015 9:00 am17 views Thirteen U. of I. faculty members have been selected to receive one-year fellowships that will enable their research teams to pursue collaborative projects with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.AchievementsJun 4, 2015 9:00 am10 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff membersFour receive awards for excellence in faculty leadershipMay 21, 2015 12:45 pm19 views Four faculty members are the inaugural recipients of the Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. The three annual awards for excellence in faculty leadership, given by the Office of the Provost, recognize faculty members who distinguish themselves with their vision of the future and their effort to enable and promote others in shaping that future.AchievementsMay 21, 2015 9:00 am49 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff membersAchievementsMay 7, 2015 9:00 am55 views Achievements: A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisMay 1, 2015 9:00 am108 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 30 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 16, 2015 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 2015 Guggenheim fellowships to two University of Illinois faculty members: Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, professor of physics.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 16, 2015 9:00 am57 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 14 with the 2015 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 16, 2015 9:00 am34 views Six academic professionals to be honored with CAPE awardApr 2, 2015 9:00 am334 views Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of MicrobiologyMar 19, 2015 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. Steven Blanke and Bryan White are among the 79 microbiologists chosen by their peers for this honor. Illinois among top producers of Fulbright Students, ScholarsMar 19, 2015 9:00 am18 views The U. of I.'s Urbana campus has been recognized as a "U.S. Scholar Top Producer" by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for academic year 2014-15, with six recipients of U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards. According to a report in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the campus ranks No. 5 among U.S. research institutions in the number of faculty members receiving the prestigious award in support of teaching and research abroad.Three Illinois faculty awarded Sloan Research FellowshipsMar 5, 2015 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois faculty members are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Center for Advanced Study associates and fellows namedFeb 19, 2015 9:00 am51 views Twenty U. of I. faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study associates or fellows for the 2015-16 academic year.Illinois LED pioneers receive Draper PrizeJan 15, 2015 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois professor and two of his former students are among the five pioneers of LED technology honored with the 2015 Draper Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in engineering.Five Illinois scholars awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 18, 2014 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five University of Illinois scholars have received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015. The U. of I. is the only institution to be awarded more than three of the fellowships for the coming year.Entomology professor May Berenbaum receives National Medal of ScienceDec 4, 2014 9:00 am2 views Champaign campus that addresses insect-related fear and loathing and the film industry's penchant for casting insects as villains.Six Illinois faculty elected AAAS fellowsDec 4, 2014 9:00 am21 views Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Placid M. Ferreira, Brendan A. Harley, Joseph W. Lyding, Phillip A. Newmark, Dan Roth and William H. Sanders. Five faculty members named CIC-ALP fellowsNov 6, 2014 9:00 am35 views Five U. of I. faculty members have been named 2014-15 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program.Entomology professor May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of ScienceOct 16, 2014 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor of entomology May Berenbaum has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology, according to an announcement from the White House Press Office.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am150 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowshipSep 18, 2014 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant," from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Workshop series to address underrepresented studentsSep 4, 2014 9:00 am51 views Variety is said to be the spice of life, but it turns out to be an active ingredient in the learning process as well.Nine Illinois researchers selected for NCSA fellowshipsJul 17, 2014 9:00 am6 views The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has selected nine U. of I. researchers to receive NCSA fellowships with research support that will enable them to pursue collaborative projects with the researchers and computer technology experts at NCSA. Fellows play an important role at NCSA as the center implements its "big research, big data, big compute" strategy to develop long-term research activities addressing complex grand challenge-scale problems across science, engineering, humanities and the arts.U. of I. to receive Energy Frontier Research Center awardsJul 3, 2014 9:00 am15 views The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 32 new and continuing multiyear, multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers - and the U. of I.'s Urbana campus is involved in five of them.Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesMay 1, 2014 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. Tere R. O'Connor, a professor of dance; John A. Rogers, the Swanlund Chair of Materials Science and Engineering; and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair in Chemistry, will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am290 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday (April 22) for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Five Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsApr 17, 2014 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five professors at the University of Illinois - Asef Bayat, Joy Harjo, Catherine Prendergast, Stephen Andrew Taylor and Deke Weaver - have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows. They are among 178 North American artists, scholars and scientists selected on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Public engagement awards recognize excellenceApr 17, 2014 9:00 am10 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 9 with the 2014 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 17, 2014 9:00 am24 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 10. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Six academic professionals honored for excellenceApr 3, 2014 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six academic professionals will be honored with 2014 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 8.U.S. News releases some graduate rankingsMar 20, 2014 9:00 am8 views U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of some graduate programs March 11 as part of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. Civil engineering and condensed matter physics at Illinois both received No. 1 rankings.12 Illinois faculty awarded Blue Waters ProfessorshipsMar 6, 2014 9:00 am5 views Twelve U. of I. faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications.Three faculty members awarded 2014 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 20, 2014 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Illinois professor Lane Martin earns Presidential Early Career AwardJan 16, 2014 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor Lane Martin is among the 102 researchers to receive the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor the U.S. government confers upon young investigators establishing their independent research careers.John A. Rogers wins American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian MagazineDec 5, 2013 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John A. Rogers, a Swanlund Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.Academic Leadership Program: Five named CIC fellowsNov 7, 2013 9:00 am19 views Five U. of I. faculty members have been named 2013-14 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program.Illinois earns 2013 HEED AwardNov 7, 2013 9:00 am21 views Illinois is being recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of its 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.U.S. News rankings announcedSep 19, 2013 9:00 am11 views The U. of I. moved up two places in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of "Best Colleges," released Sept. 10. Illinois is now tied at No. 11 among public universities. The Urbana campus also moved up, five places, in the national rankings, and now is tied at No. 41.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 10, 2013 9:45 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Tuesday (Sept. 10) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.Distinguished Teacher-Scholar to teach ‘scholarly teaching’Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am5 views Professor, teach thyself. That message will provide the foundation for a series of workshops being led by 2013-14 Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Amy Woods and sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the new Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.Stephen P. Long elected fellow of the Royal Society of LondonMay 16, 2013 10:15 am6 views Stephen P. Long, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology and a faculty member in the Institute for Genomic Biology, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Members are elected for life on the basis of excellence in science, through a thorough peer review process.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 25, 2013 9:00 am180 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 23 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Eight to be honored with distinguished staff awardApr 18, 2013 9:00 am75 views Eight civil service staff employees will be honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 22. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Excellence in public engagement recognized with awardsApr 4, 2013 9:00 am20 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts will be recognized April 30 with the 2013 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.Grad School rankings announcedMar 21, 2013 9:00 am7 views The Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the department of civil engineering were ranked first in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings released March 12.IPRH announces faculty and student fellowship awardsMar 21, 2013 9:00 am26 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has awarded its 2013-15 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities to two scholars chosen from an international field of applicants. In addition, it has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships to seven faculty members and seven graduate students from the campus for the 2013-14 academic year.Campus honors international achievementsMar 21, 2013 9:00 am5 views The U. of I. will honor alumni, faculty members, and students at the annual International Achievement Awards banquet on April 11 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Distinguished Teacher-Scholar: Micale to focus on improving teaching in large-hall lecturesMar 7, 2013 9:00 am45 views For the students sitting in the back row of Foellinger Auditorium, history professor Mark Micale feels your pain.