blog postsUniversity of Illinois Press to celebrate its centennial in 2018Nov 3, 2017 2:30 pm168 views In 2018, the University of Illinois Press will mark its 100th anniversary with numerous events in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and Springfield. A founding member of the Association of American University Presses in 1937, the UIP has published more than 4,500 books in its first century.Month was state’s 10th-wettest October since 1895Nov 3, 2017 2:15 pm59 views The statewide average precipitation in Illinois for October was 4.94 inches, 1.70 inches above normal, and the 10th-wettest October since 1895, said Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsNov 3, 2017 2:15 pm155 views Bernadine Carter ... Kathleen M. Dysart ... Toby Yale KahrUniversity of Illinois System launches fundraising campaigns with $3.1 billion goalNov 1, 2017 4:30 pm321 views The University of Illinois System has officially launched its largest, and most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising initiative that aims to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years to support students, faculty and academic and research programs and facilities. This initiative is built on individual campaigns for each of the System’s universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign that were officially launched during campus-based kickoff events in October.Facebook research manager to speak at School of Information Sciences Research ShowcaseNov 1, 2017 1:45 pm41 views A Facebook user experience researcher will be the keynote speaker Nov. 8 at the School of Information Sciences Research Showcase. Funda Kivran-Swaine is a research manager at Facebook who has worked in user experience design and whose research focuses on computer-mediated communication. She will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Illini Union Rooms A and B.Lecture, open houses planned to celebrate Child Development Lab’s 75th anniversaryNov 1, 2017 12:30 pm167 views A lecture by educational psychologist Kathleen Gallagher is among the events planned to celebrate the Child Development Laboratory's 75th anniversary.Passes for 20th annual Ebertfest on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2017 10:00 am345 views Passes for the 20th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming in April, go on sale Nov. 1.DeathsOct 26, 2017 11:30 am327 views Alfred BroccardoWhat should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am1176 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.Street closures announced for Homecoming paradeOct 25, 2017 3:15 pm272 views Traffic patterns in the campus area will be affected by the annual Homecoming Parade, which takes place Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.Illinois soil moisture improved in OctoberOct 23, 2017 2:00 pm96 views Soil moisture levels improved throughout the state during the first half of October, said Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.DeathsOct 20, 2017 12:45 pm215 views Nancy L. Davis ... The Rev. James “Jim” Patrick Fitzsimmons ... Hüseyin Leblebici ... Melvin Rothbaum ... Marcia Lynne SidersSummer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experienceOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm957 views This summer, 10 undergraduate students performed research using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies through the Discoveries in Bioimaging Research Experience for Undergraduates.LAS in C-U: Liberal arts fair connects students with internshipsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm307 views Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversationOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm169 views Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1109 views Don’t be fooled by the name, the wildlife and chronic wasting disease research group has a broader mission than you might think. Yes, the research focuses on white-tailed deer, primarily, and on CWD, a baffliing affliction of deer and elk. But for the dozens of undergraduate students who have joined this collaborative effort over the years, the group also is a portal, of sorts, to wide-ranging adventures in research.Interactive ProjectsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm307 views Interactive art studio at University of Illinois teaches students coding, building circuitsSocial Work Ambassadors: Students welcome peers to their field of studyOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm105 views Social Work Ambassadors promote the School of Social Work programs, courses to students curious about the major and the careers available to alumni with degrees in the field.LabEscape: Science feeds adventure through escape roomOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm461 views Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm2115 views Pinshane Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 early career researchers to receive 2017 Packard Fellowships from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsOct 18, 2017 10:00 am11 views In the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through stomata, the pores in their leaves. The data boosted the accuracy of mathematical models of carbon and water fluxes through plant leaves by 30 to 60 percent.Estonian ambassador to address the state of the EUOct 16, 2017 1:45 pm244 views The Estonian ambassador to the U.S. will address the state of the European Union as part of EU Day on Oct. 20.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am889 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4583 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. DeathsOct 12, 2017 3:00 pm267 views Mildred Luther ... Dr. John Roger Powell ... Dr. George “Bruce” ThowMedia Advisory: Campaign kickoff event Friday at State Farm CenterOct 12, 2017 10:45 am125 views News media are invited to set up for the Urbana campus's fundraising campaign inaugural event at the State Farm Center as early as 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.Expert on pre-language communication to give annual Goldstick LectureOct 12, 2017 8:00 am225 views Nancy C. Brady, an expert on pre-language communication and language development in young children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.University Primary School to hold open houseOct 10, 2017 4:15 pm73 views University Primary School, the laboratory school of the College of Education, is hosting an open house for the community Thursday, Oct. 19. The school is located at the Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am902 views Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthroughDeathsOct 5, 2017 1:45 pm266 views Ken Gunji ... Richard Pelczar ... Walter E. SchroederOne Book One Campus features graphic novel tackling religious intolerance, gender politicsOct 4, 2017 1:45 pm132 views The Illini Union will feature “Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal” by G. Willow Wilson as this year’s One Book One Campus selection. Wilson will speak at a free public lecture Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Illini Union Ballroom. An informal reception and book signing will follow.October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOct 4, 2017 1:45 pm72 views To increase awareness of domestic violence and its consequences, the University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center and Courage Connection, along with other campus and community organizations, will host activities and events throughout October. Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am2810 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.DeathsSep 28, 2017 1:15 pm282 views Robert James WoodardDo politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm1599 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protestDoes President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am619 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyHow should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am723 views An Illinois professor says a gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court could have profound effects on U.S. democracy and suggests a technological solution.DeathsSep 21, 2017 1:00 pm403 views Carl Deal ... William Dentler Ramm Jr.Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am694 views Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubtDeathsSep 14, 2017 2:45 pm422 views Betty Ann Everence ... Terry L. Jamison ... Jack Arthur May ... Barbara Ann Yates Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm649 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney talks about NASA’s Cassini satellite, which will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere tomorrow, twenty years after it's launch Media advisory: Candlelight vigil Sunday to honor missing scholar Yingying ZhangSep 13, 2017 9:45 am284 views A candlelight vigil to honor missing scholar Yingying Zhang will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Illini Union. In the event of rain, the vigil will be held in the Union’s Courtyard Cafe.Campus Recreation to celebrate Ice Arena reopeningSep 11, 2017 3:15 pm96 views Campus Recreation at Illinois will hold a grand reopening of the newly renovated Ice Arena on Friday, Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Remarks from Marcus Jackson, the director of Campus Recreation, will be at 7:30 p.m.DeathsSep 8, 2017 11:30 am269 views Jesse A. "Tony" Clements ... Charles Vincent Joseph “Charlie” Craft ... Marvin Lockmiller ... Theresa Rasner-Harris ... Sammy Joseph RebeccaMEDIA ADVISORY: Expert available on post-hurricane recovery effortsSep 8, 2017 9:15 am47 views University of Illinois urban and regional planning professor Robert Olshansky is available for interviews regarding post-disaster recovery in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Is our flood insurance model broken?Sep 8, 2017 8:30 am915 views Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES, discusses the flood insurance market in light of Hurricane Harvey losses.Should states be in the lottery business?Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm452 views A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am1100 views A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am3938 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. U. of I., Kenyan dignitaries introduce exhibition of Swahili artsSep 5, 2017 8:45 am72 views U. of I. Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Krannert Art Museum Director Kathleen Harleman welcomed visitors to “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” on the exhibition’s opening night at the museum Thursday, including Robinson Njeru Githae, the Kenyan ambassador to the United States, and Mzalendo Kibunjia, the director general of the National Museums of Kenya. “It is fitting that ‘World on the Horizon’ is organized by Krannert Art Museum, that it begins here but will travel across the country,” Jones said. “This exhibition and its underlying research reflect the vital and important work we do at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and demonstrate how far the impact of our scholarship can reach.” Jones and Harleman acknowledged the significance of the exhibition, which includes many works of art from Kenya and Oman that are being exhibited in the U.S. for the first time. “World on the Horizon” will be on view at the museum through March 24 in the East Gallery. “We hope this exhibition of Swahili art will begin an era of partnership between Kenya and the United States,” Githae said. “As the exhibition travels to other museums, we invite all to get to know and understand this art and culture.” There are more than 30 works of art from the National Museums of Kenya in the exhibition. The exhibition “reflects years of research and tremendous cooperation among institutions, including the National Museums of Kenya and dozens of other museums and private collectors who have lent their work to this endeavor,” said Allyson Purpura, the senior curator and curator of Global African Art at the museum. She and Prita Meier, a professor of art history at New York University, co-curated the exhibition. “World on the Horizon” will later travel to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., and to Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles. The exhibit enriches understanding of the Swahili coast of Africa by emphasizing its global connections, deepening discourse and advancing knowledge in important ways, Purpura said. “It asks visitors to ponder how artistic practice and human creativity can lead people to remap their relationship to seemingly distant places and societies,” she said. “It will encourage visitors to make connections between artworks and to question their own expectations of what African, Asian, Islamic or Western culture looks like.” Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion are part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois.