blog postsU. of I. students taking part in Fulbright summer study program in the UKJul 9, 2015 11:15 am82 views Three University of Illinois students are among the 61 college freshmen and sophomores nationwide awarded expenses-paid opportunities to study in the United Kingdom this summer.Two U. of I. graduate students receive Boren FellowshipsJul 7, 2015 11:15 am64 views University of Illinois graduate students Eduardo Alvarez-Gutierrez and Ambar Flores have received Boren Fellowships from the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in regions critical to U.S. national security, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.Chodzko-Zajko named Illinois Graduate College deanJun 30, 2015 11:15 am151 views Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, the head of the kinesiology and community health department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2005 and past president of the American Kinesiology Association, has been named the new dean of the U. of I.'s Graduate College.U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am702 views Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance, has been named the 10th dean of the College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.Freedom Writer to speak at annual new teacher conferenceJun 25, 2015 1:15 pm9 views New teachers will have opportunities to reflect on their first year on the job, share best practices and learn from a former at-risk youth whose life was transformed by his high-school English teacher at the annual Beginning Teacher Conference, June 30-July 1, in Champaign.Sixteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2015 10:45 am292 views Sixteen Illinois students and recent alumni are among the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.University of Illinois commencement ceremony to take place May 16 at Memorial StadiumMay 7, 2015 2:30 pm52 views The 144th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place May 16 (Saturday) at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.Krannert Art Museum to showcase student workMay 6, 2015 9:00 am75 views Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art and Design will display the work of graduating seniors in art and design. The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens May 9, with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the East and Gelvin Noel galleries through May 17.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisMay 1, 2015 9:00 am118 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.400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 12:00 pm19 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 22, 2015 9:00 am119 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. Psychology professors J. Kathryn Bock and Gary S. Dell, and physics professor Taekjip Ha will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October in Cambridge, Massachusetts.ELLNORA Guitar Festival to showcase diverse styles of guitar musicApr 20, 2015 9:00 am72 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The spectrum of music at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival this fall will range from traditional Mexican guitar to southern rock, and from jazz to classical guitar. And the diversity is not just in the style of music, but the instruments as well. The guitar festival also features banjo, sarod, Hawaiian slack key guitar and pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute.U. of I. humanities research program announces fellowship awardsApr 13, 2015 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven faculty members and seven graduate students are recipients of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships support research and writing on topics chosen by the fellowship recipients.Events to celebrate Tennessee Williams' work during 'Not About Nightingales' at KrannertApr 10, 2015 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several special events will look at the early work of Tennessee Williams in conjunction with a production of Williams' "Not About Nightingales" at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 10, 2015 9:00 am302 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.Sloan Foundation grant to help U. of I. improve STEM minority representationMar 24, 2015 9:30 am130 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of three institutions awarded a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's expanded Minority Ph.D. Program to support underrepresented minority doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.President Killeen to begin U. of I. strategic plan workMar 19, 2015 10:00 am7 views New U. of I. President Timothy R. Killeen already is transitioning to his new position and officially will take over university leadership May 18.Philanthropic foundation executive Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to be Commencement speakerMar 19, 2015 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will deliver the 2015 Commencement address May 16 for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Faculty/staff members encouraged to contact legislatorsMar 19, 2015 9:00 am4 views U. of I. employees are being asked to apply full-court advocacy to state legislators grappling with the myriad issues involved in the annual appropriations process.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am706 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; firstname.lastname@example.org Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of MicrobiologyMar 12, 2015 9:00 am76 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.August and December 2014 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 5, 2015 9:00 am812 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2014, as well as those who graduated in August 2014, have been announced by the University of Illinois.Three Illinois faculty awarded Sloan Research FellowshipsFeb 23, 2015 9:45 am87 views Three University of Illinois faculty members are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Donald Mullally, public radio pioneer, dies at 77Jan 23, 2015 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Donald Mullally, former general manager of WILL and National Public Radio board chairman, died Tuesday (Jan. 20) at home in Champaign. He was 77. Mullally guided NPR through its worst financial crisis and led a restructuring of the public radio system.Ten undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadJan 12, 2015 9:00 am198 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in the spring semester. Illinois ranks sixth in the nation in the number of Gilman Scholarships for the upcoming semester.Illinois LED pioneers receive Draper PrizeJan 6, 2015 9:00 am151 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 9, 2014 9:00 am201 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.Six Illinois faculty elected AAAS fellowsNov 25, 2014 9:00 am82 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six University of Illinois at Urbana-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.Entomology professor May Berenbaum receives National Medal of ScienceNov 20, 2014 9:00 am139 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum received the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony Nov. 20. She was one of 10 recipients of the medal, which honors American scientists "for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology," the White House press office announced.Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategiesOct 30, 2014 9:00 am678 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela has been named the vice provost for international affairs and global strategies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval at the Nov. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.New film honors Native American activist Carlos MontezumaOct 28, 2014 9:00 am356 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new documentary film on Dr. Carlos Montezuma, the first Native American alumnus of the University of Illinois, will debut Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. (CST) on the Big Ten Network. "Carlos Montezuma: Changing is Not Vanishing" was produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Long list of activities set for U. of I.'s 2014 Homecoming WeekOct 15, 2014 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Homecoming Week 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place Oct. 18 (Saturday) through Oct. 26 (Sunday).Education historian James D. Anderson to deliver Brown lecture in Washington, D.C.Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am133 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - James D. Anderson, an expert on desegregation and American education history and faculty member at the University of Illinois, will deliver the 11th annual Brown Lecture in Education Research.U. of I. professor named to U.S. Census Bureau advisory committeeOct 6, 2014 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. Census Bureau has named Julie A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies, to its National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am153 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 17, 2014 9:00 am307 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.Sinfonia da Camera announces its 31st seasonSep 16, 2014 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2014-15 season of Sinfonia da Camera - the professional chamber orchestra affiliated with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - will feature legendary pianist Menahem Pressler; Canadian Brass horn player Bernhard Scully; Sinfonia's own music director, the internationally-known pianist Ian Hobson; and a rarely heard arrangement of Handel's "Messiah."10-day numbers at Illinois show record average test scoresSep 11, 2014 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Average test scores for the 2014-15 freshman class of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the highest ever, according to fall enrollment statistics released this week.Seven Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious NDSEG FellowshipsAug 28, 2014 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense.Chancellor's Scholars named to campus honors programAug 28, 2014 9:00 am661 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred forty-two freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor's Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.Illinois department of dance partners with Art Theater Co-Op to present Dance Film FestAug 20, 2014 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois department of dance has joined with the Art Theater Co-Op and Dance Partners to present a Dance Film Festival that they predict will become an annual event. The lineup includes a dozen films - some features, some shorts - that will be presented over three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Art, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.Illinois campus commemorates the centenary of WWI with events for the entire communityAug 19, 2014 10:45 am59 views The University of Illinois will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a cross-campus initiative that includes theater productions, a film series, concerts, lectures, symposiums, an art exhibition and a general education course. “The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects” is designed for Illinois students and the local community to gain a new understanding about the first industrialized conflict carried out on a global scale.May 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 10, 2014 9:00 am1818 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowships awarded to U. of I. graduate studentsJul 2, 2014 9:00 am128 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six University of Illinois Ph.D. students will receive a $20,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year, and three master's students will each receive $12,000.Avery Brundage Scholarships awarded to 16 at U. of I.Jul 2, 2014 9:00 am78 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The nine recipients from the Urbana-Champaign campus, with their sport and field of study, are below. (EDITORS: See list.) There were four recipients from UIC and three from UIS.Illinois chemist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute ProfessorJun 30, 2014 9:00 am106 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Jeffrey S. Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, an HHMI Professor.Sarah T. Lubienski named interim dean of U. of I. Graduate CollegeJun 24, 2014 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sarah T. Lubienski has been named the interim dean of the U. of I.'s Graduate College, succeeding Deba Dutta, who has accepted the position of provost at Purdue University.Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and stylesJun 19, 2014 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival.Interim dean of Graduate School of Library and Information Science named dean of the schoolJun 18, 2014 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Allen H. Renear, a professor in the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has been named the dean of the school. His appointment becomes effective Aug. 16, pending approval of the university's board of trustees. Renear has been serving as interim dean since February 2012.Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment RelationsJun 17, 2014 9:00 am82 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university's School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.