blog postsCarle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am791 views Leaders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System announced the completion of a set of agreements and policies related to joint research practices and governance of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.U. of I. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm428 views The new executive director of the U. of I.'s Willard Airport has more than 25 years airport management experience. David "Gene" Cossey (COO-zee) was named the airport's executive director Oct. 20 following a national search led by a university-appointed committee. He will start Dec. 7.U. of I. Homecoming 2015 activities will run from Oct. 18-24Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am302 views Activities for the 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Homecoming, its 105th, take place Oct. 18 (Sunday) through Oct. 24 (Saturday).Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am890 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival returns for an 18th year in April, and those who want the whole experience can soon purchase festival passes.Committee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2745 views A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1636 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Bill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1898 views Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade.Documentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTNSep 16, 2015 2:45 pm362 views A new documentary premiering on the Big Ten Network features three extraordinary women at the University of Illinois. “Making Their Mark” will air on BTN on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CDT.Freshmen student total at Urbana-Champaign campus approaches decade-old recordSep 8, 2015 4:45 pm174 views A near-record 7,565 freshmen enrolled on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus for the fall semester, according to enrollment statistics released today on the 10th day of classes. Feser named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateSep 3, 2015 12:15 pm429 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson has named as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate Edward J. Feser, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. His appointment will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval at its Sept. 10 meeting.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am1538 views One hundred forty-one 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.'We Care' campaign aims to increase awareness of sexual misconduct resourcesAug 25, 2015 10:00 am215 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a campaign to increase awareness of the resources available at the University and in the Champaign-Urbana community for everyone affected by sexual violence.Illini Gadget Garage will provide a space to repair electronics on campusAug 24, 2015 9:00 am256 views The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics. The goal of the Gadget Garage project – part of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – is to extend the useful life of electronic products and reduce electronic waste.LAS dean Barbara J. Wilson named acting chancellorAug 20, 2015 9:45 am18 views Barbara J. Wilson, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will serve in the role ofchancellor while the campus conducts a nationwide search to replace former Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise.Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am932 views Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.New art exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum open Aug. 27Aug 19, 2015 9:00 am154 views Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27. Four exhibitions will open that evening, including a solo exhibition by acclaimed sculptor Nnenna Okore, current work by U. of I. faculty members, and two collection-based shows. A public reception will begin at 6 p.m.U. of I. scholars awarded fellowships from American Council of Learned SocietiesJul 24, 2015 11:15 am33 views A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies.Annual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the artsJul 21, 2015 11:15 am55 views An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.The STEM Beginning Teacher Conference, July 28-29 in Champaign, will be the third such event organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative – but the first time that the agenda will include sessions focusing on instructional strategies for the arts. Five U. of I. graduate students earn National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate FellowshipsJul 13, 2015 11:15 am44 views Five University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense. U. of I. students taking part in Fulbright summer study program in the UKJul 9, 2015 11:15 am85 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 am66 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 am247 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 am712 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 am298 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 pm55 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 am78 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 am128 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 pm20 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 am128 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 am73 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 am34 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 am307 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 am149 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 am24 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 am718 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; firstname.lastname@example.org Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of MicrobiologyMar 12, 2015 9:00 am81 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.Three Illinois faculty awarded Sloan Research FellowshipsFeb 23, 2015 9:45 am90 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 am44 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 am220 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 am208 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 am84 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 am150 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 am692 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 am441 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 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Homecoming Week 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place Oct. 18 (Saturday) through Oct. 26 (Sunday).