blog postsU. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am849 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 am4490 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 pm264 views Mildred Luther ... Dr. John Roger Powell ... Dr. George “Bruce” ThowMedia Advisory: Campaign kickoff event Friday at State Farm CenterOct 12, 2017 10:45 am123 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 am219 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 pm67 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 am885 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 pm262 views Ken Gunji ... Richard Pelczar ... Walter E. SchroederOne Book One Campus features graphic novel tackling religious intolerance, gender politicsOct 4, 2017 1:45 pm130 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 pm71 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 am2294 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 pm281 views Robert James WoodardDo politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm1293 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 am612 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 am692 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 am687 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 pm642 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 am283 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 pm95 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 am268 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 am46 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 am905 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 pm439 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 am1044 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 am3477 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 am71 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.Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposalsSep 1, 2017 3:00 pm18 views The Center for Advanced Study invites U. of I. faculty members to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration for its research appointments program. DeathsAug 31, 2017 2:30 pm293 views Gary Lee AshbyHow should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am912 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarDeathsAug 24, 2017 11:30 am630 views Albert E. BloemkerIs affirmative action in college admissions under threat?Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am1892 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policiesIllinois soils are cooler, drier in mid-AugustAug 22, 2017 1:45 pm209 views Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.University YMCA to hold Dump and Run sale this weekendAug 21, 2017 2:00 pm382 views The University YMCA will hold its annual Dump and Run sale Saturday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Admission is $3. A follow-up sale will occur Sunday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion, with a “free” sale from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Dump and Run is a community recycling program that reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments, and provides inexpensive items for people to purchase.DeathsAug 17, 2017 3:15 pm402 views Jerome “Jerry” Carlson ... Raymond (Ray) Eugene Jenkins ... Janis Elaine “Jan” Shearer ... Karen L. WoldIllinois history professor to speak following Sunday, Aug. 20, screening of ‘Dunkirk’ at Virginia TheatreAug 15, 2017 11:15 am352 views John A. Lynn II, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, will give a talk and answer questions covering the events depicted in the film “Dunkirk” immediately following the 1 p.m. screening Aug. 20 at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign. How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1355 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1145 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.DeathsAug 10, 2017 3:00 pm352 views Barbara Ann Albin Brown ... Nancy Doris Chumbley ... Harvey Albert Hermann Jr. ... William “Bill” J. Kubitz ... Donald Eugene Senn July conditions in Illinois ranged from floods to droughtAug 10, 2017 2:15 pm93 views Northern Illinois experienced heavy rain and widespread flooding in July. Meanwhile, parts of central and southern Illinois experienced dry weather that caused crop damage, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. On average, however, the statewide precipitation was 4.81 inches, which is 0.73 inches above normal. DeathsAug 7, 2017 3:30 pm159 views Barton Marshall Clark ... Julia Ann “Julie” Dawson ... Mary “Joan” Dawson ... L. Thomas Fredrickson ... Louine A. Friese ... Dorothy M. (Lee) “Meenah” Mapson ... Walter Emil Splittstoesser ... Norma Jeanne Woolen Illinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am988 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.What can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am669 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesCan President Trump pardon himself?Jul 27, 2017 3:45 pm405 views No provision of the Constitution prohibits it, but the threat of impeachment should function as a check on the president's clemency powers, said law professor Jason MazzoneDeathsJul 27, 2017 2:00 pm186 views George Allen Bark ... Cyrus Johnson Warm soils across Illinois in JulyJul 21, 2017 1:30 pm179 views Soil temperatures are above normal in mid-July, 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. DeathsJul 21, 2017 12:15 pm274 views Bill D. LazzellLecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm447 views The Institute of Contemporary Art’s “artful book club,” ICA Reads, has selected “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” as its 2017 pick for a book of critical and societal importance. A reinterpretation of Octavia E. Butler’s science-fiction masterpiece “Kindred,” the book was adapted by School of Information Sciences at Illinois alumnus and adjunct lecturer Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. A New York Times bestseller, the novel tells the story of a young black woman’s time-travel between her home in 1970s California and a plantation in the antebellum South.DeathsJul 14, 2017 11:45 am244 views Walter H. Franke Jr.