blog postsMedia Advisory: New chancellor introduced WednesdayJul 19, 2016 12:15 pm248 views New U. of I. chancellor Robert Jones will be introduced at a public event WednesdayKidwell named College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences deanJul 15, 2016 9:15 am2650 views Currently the executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, Kimberlee Kidwell will be the new U. of I. dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences effective Nov. 1, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. She also will hold the inaugural Robert A. Easter Chair.Illinois researchers awarded computing time on NCSA’s Blue WatersJul 13, 2016 4:30 pm147 views Twenty-four U. of I. research teams have been awarded allocations on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ Blue Waters, the most powerful supercomputer on a university campus. “The U. of I. is a tremendous university with plenty of talented people who can take effective advantage of a resource like Blue Waters,” said Blue Waters project director Bill Kramer. “It’s important for the project that our home institution has a close relationship with this great supercomputer, and we look forward to seeing more groundbreaking science come from the researchers at Illinois.”Amazon to open new pickup location at the Illini Union BookstoreJul 13, 2016 8:00 am208 views Amazon has announced an agreement with the U. of I. to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. The first Amazon pickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois offers the campus community a place to pick up and return Amazon orders.‘Solar Superstorms’ invited to show at SIGGRAPH 2016Jul 8, 2016 3:30 pm137 views The Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at Illinois was recently invited to present its recent film “Solar Superstorms” at the 2016 SIGGRAPH Conference. This conference will be the 43rd annual international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, and will take place July 24-28 in Anaheim, California.Annual beginning teacher conference adds boot camp for new alumniJun 27, 2016 8:00 am293 views 2016 graduates of the U. of I. teacher preparation programs who will begin their first teaching jobs this fall are invited to take part in a boot camp offered June 30-July 1, including joint sessions with the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Beginning Teacher Conference.Submit automated external defibrillators to the Campus RegistryJun 20, 2016 3:30 pm103 views All faculty and staff are asked to register campus automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by 5 p.m. Friday, July 8. The information will better equip the Illinois Fire Service Institute to maintain and provide access to this life-saving equipment. Please coordinate reporting within your unit to avoid multiple submissions. Questions should be addressed to IEMS-AED@illinois.edu.University of Illinois Summer Band concerts slatedJun 9, 2016 4:30 pm477 views The University of Illinois Summer Band will present its annual summer concert series on the Quad on Thursday, June 23, and Thursday, July 21, both at 7 p.m. The performances are free, and attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.Sierra Leone YMCA to visit campus June 20Jun 8, 2016 4:15 pm28 views With the Ebola virus outbreak now ended in Sierra Leone, the University YMCA, the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs and the Sierra Leone YMCA are revisiting an international-service learning exchange partnership that was brought to a halt by the Ebola outbreak relief efforts in 2014. Campus members are invited to meet Christian Kamara, the CEO and national secretary of the YMCA of Sierra Leone, to learn more about the work that the organization performs and to explore possible collaborations.Audiology Clinic offers free hearing screeningsMay 26, 2016 3:15 pm210 views The Audiology Clinic at the U. of I. is offering free hearing screenings June 1 to July 22. Screenings appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. The clinic does not schedule appointments by email.“Long Lost” to open June 8 at Krannert CenterMay 25, 2016 2:00 pm165 views Illinois Theatre, the producing entity of the department of theatre at Illinois, announces the 2016 presentation of “The Sullivan Project,” a new-play production curated by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan. Sullivan is the holder of an endowed Swanlund chair and a theatre professor at Illinois.Summer Quad Cinema Series open to allMay 25, 2016 2:00 pm42 views The Illini Union Board’s Summer Quad Cinema Series features four films open to the Champaign-Urbana community, free of charge. Film titles, run dates and ratings are Zootopia, PG, May 26; Eye in the Sky, R, June 9; The Boss, R, July 7; and The Angry Birds, PG, Aug. 4. Start time for all films is 9 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the movies will be shown inside the Illini Union.Six projects receive seed grants from Illinois Learning Sciences Design InitiativeMay 23, 2016 11:00 am158 views The Illinois Learning Sciences Design Initiative recently awarded $164,000 in grants to six interdisciplinary research teams on campus. The awards were disbursed under the second phase of ILSDI’s seed-funding program, which was implemented to foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations among faculty members on campus and facilitate development of large-scale proposals for external fundingEngineering at Illinois seeks Faculty Entrepreneurial FellowsMay 16, 2016 9:30 am128 views The College of Engineering seeks applicants to its Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellows Program. Selected fellows receive $50,000 in proof-of-concept funding, along with release from their teaching and committee service, to focus on bringing their work to the world by developing a specific technology innovation. In return for their release from teaching, fellows educate students about innovation and entrepreneurship. Students receive course credit.Information meeting about new independent high school is May 18May 13, 2016 2:15 pm285 views Organizers of a new independent high school, Academy High, will share details with prospective parents and students at two meetings May 18 at the I Hotel and Conference center.Register for AWSome DayMay 5, 2016 9:00 am67 views Amazon will host an AWSome Day for U. of I. researchers from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11. The event will take place in the Training Room of the Atkins Building, 1800 S. Oak St., Champaign, in the Research Park. The goal of this event is to help researchers and their staff members understand Amazon Web Services.AAUP hosts open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar on May 10May 5, 2016 9:00 am42 views The U. of I. chapter of the American Association of University Professors will host an open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 10 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union Room 210. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2016-17 youth seriesMay 5, 2016 9:00 am52 views For decades, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has welcomed thousands of the area’s young people each season for a series of inventive and inspiring daytime programs, carefully curated to awaken minds while also addressing Common Core and Illinois learning standards.Advanced Material Characterization Workshop June 7-8May 5, 2016 9:00 am20 views The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory will host the 10th annual Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop at the Urbana campus June 7-8. This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of major analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications.May 5 event reflects on lecture series and undergraduate educationApr 29, 2016 2:30 pm45 views The final event in a lecture series focusing on undergraduate education will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 5 in the ACES Library Heritage Room. The event will include a conversation to reflect on the year’s four lectures and the issues they raise about undergraduate education on the Urbana campus. The series has been planned and hosted by the Lecture and Discussion Committee of the Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education. Light refreshments will be served.Arbor Day Celebration is April 29Apr 28, 2016 9:00 am37 views Facilities and Services and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will host an Arbor Day celebration from noon to 1 p.m. April 29, on the Quad near Noyes Laboratory.NCSA-enabled IMAX movie ‘A Beautiful Planet’ to premiere locallyApr 27, 2016 4:30 pm107 views The Goodrich Savoy 16 IMAX Theater will show "A Beautiful Planet" daily at 11:30 a.m. April 29-May 5 and host members of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory to introduce the film at a special screening at 11 a.m. May 1. Tickets are on sale now online.Entrepreneurship Forum is April 28Apr 21, 2016 2:15 pm30 views The Provost's Roundtable on Entrepreneurship will host its annual Entrepreneurship Forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Illini Union.Illinois 4-H Robotics Showcase is April 23Apr 21, 2016 1:30 pm147 views The Illinois 4-H Robotics Showcase will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. April 23 at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.IPRH lecture on interdisciplinary collaboration innovation is April 22Apr 21, 2016 1:30 pm16 views Anne Balsamo, the dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City, will speak on campus April 22 about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in innovation.Saturday lectures explain engineering in everyday termsApr 21, 2016 9:00 am22 views Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.Art at the Y presents ‘Growing Community’Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am20 views Art at the Y presents “Growing Community,” a collection of photographs that document the work of several local community efforts to grow healthy food close to home and to make it accessible to everyone.Pre-tenure and midcareer faculty workshops announcedApr 21, 2016 9:00 am35 views Two upcoming workshops organized by the Provost’s Office – one for pre-tenure faculty members and one for midcareer faculty members – will be May 5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.Illinois has warmer, drier soils in mid-AprilApr 21, 2016 9:00 am15 views Warmer weather in the second week of April brought warmer and drier soils, according to Jennie Atkins, a manager for the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program at the Illinois State Water Survey.Astronomy department hosts first open house April 23Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am27 views The U. of I. astronomy department will host its first open house April 23, telling guests to stop by the campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., anytime between 1- 5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.Undergraduate Research Week celebrates, highlights student innovation and excellenceApr 14, 2016 9:00 am32 views Advancing the University of Illinois educational mission to foster a “culture of discovery” and its commitment to innovative research and scholarship with global impact, Undergraduate Research Week, April 17-23, showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois.Earth Week 2016 offers range of events on U. of I. campusApr 14, 2016 9:00 am47 views Activities for Earth Week 2016 on the U. of I. campus are being organized by Students for Environmental Concerns. The U. of I. will host several other events leading up to and following the official dates, which are April 18-22.Keeling Lecture 2016 — “Climate Change: The Road through Paris”Apr 7, 2016 9:00 am57 views Stanford University Ecologist Christopher B. Field will deliver the 2016 Charles David Keeling Lecture – “Climate Change: The Road through Paris” – from 7-8:30 p.m. April 14 in Room 100 Noyes Laboratory. A reception will follow.Forest governance expert to speak April 8Apr 7, 2016 9:00 am12 views Benjamin Cashore, a professor of environmental governance and political science with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will speak on campus April 8. The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy program is sponsoring the event.Staff Advisory Council seeks nominationsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am9 views The Staff Advisory Council seeks nominations for one representative from Equal Employment Opportunity Group 5 (clerical-secretarial) and one representative from Equal Employment Opportunity Groups 1 and 3 (executive-administrative-managerial). These representatives will serve a four-year term beginning July 1.Psychologist to present Beckman’s SmithGroup Distinguished Lecture April 15Apr 7, 2016 9:00 am31 views Michael Posner, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Oregon and an adjunct professor at Weill Medical College, will present the 2016 SmithGroup Distinguished Lecture at noon April 15 in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. His talk is titled "Mechanisms of Brain Network and Brain State Training.”Public forum, website to help forward efforts for new campus master planApr 7, 2016 9:00 am33 views The committee leading an effort to update the campus master plan has announced a new website and that it will host two upcoming public forums.Panel discussions announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Apr 1, 2016 3:00 pm79 views Film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, coming April 13-17 to Champaign-Urbana.Documentary on Ebertfest premieres April 4 on WILL-TVApr 1, 2016 11:30 am149 views In celebration of the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Illinois Public Media – in partnership with the College of Media at the University of Illinois – produced “Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe.” This 30-minute companion documentary covers the life and legacy of Roger Ebert as well as the history of the festival. It also includes a short preview of Ebertfest 2016.Edible book festival is April 4 at University YMCAMar 31, 2016 1:45 pm32 views The 11th annual Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be April 4. The campus and local communities are invited to experience this unique intersection of the book arts and cuisine.Intensive Foreign Language courses offered May 16-27Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am62 views The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Illinois is offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program for spring 2016.Registration for language summer camps now openMar 31, 2016 9:15 am29 views The University Language Academy for Children offers quality summer camp second-language programs in Spanish, Latin and Greek, where children learn the language and gain knowledge of the rich cultural traditions from around the world.AAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and proceduresMar 31, 2016 9:15 am19 views The Urbana chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a workshop dealing with tenure and promotion issues. “Achieving Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures at UIUC” will be 2:30-4 p.m. April 14 at 314 B Illini Union.Historians make case for books that changed the worldMar 31, 2016 9:15 am207 views Ten faculty and staff members and students associated with the department of history will get six minutes each to make their case for the book they think changed everything. A jury will then vote and declare a winner.Multitalented entertainer Tia Mowry to speak at Illini UnionMar 31, 2016 9:00 am24 views Tia Mowry, star of “Sister, Sister” and “The Game,” has been involved in many different facets of the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. She will speak at the Illini Union at 7 p.m. March 31 in the I-Rooms.Student Senate hosts fourth meeting, invites input on possible university mascotMar 31, 2016 9:00 am37 views The Illinois Student Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot will host its fourth meeting at 5 p.m. April 1 in Illini Union Room 104.Saturday lectures explain engineering in everyday termsMar 31, 2016 9:00 am15 views Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.Full schedule and additional guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Mar 24, 2016 9:15 am624 views The remaining films have been announced, along with the schedule and additional guests, for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 13-17.Citizen Police Academy starts April 14Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am10 views The Police Training Institute is again offering the Citizen Police Academy, an educational program that allows area residents to learn about issues faced by those in law enforcement. The academy begins April 14, with graduation June 16.Inaugural festival celebrates intersections of music and sustainabilityMar 24, 2016 9:00 am32 views Global Arts Performance Initiatives will present the inaugural Sonified Sustainability Festival from April 14-May 1.