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  • NGRREC Faculty Fellows focus on research and education

    The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has recruited eight U. of I. scientists to serve as faculty fellows who will help set the stage for ongoing learning, discovery and engagement at the center, located near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers in East Alton, Ill. The center is a partnership of Lewis and Clark Community College, the U. of I. and the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey.

  • Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

    Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

  • Academic Leadership Program: Five faculty members named CIC fellows

    Five UI faculty members have been named 2012-13 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program.

  • Urbana campus ranked No. 13 by U.S. News

    The Urbana campus of the UI was ranked No. 13 nationally among U.S. public universities granting doctoral degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released rankings as part of its "America's Best Colleges" issue.

  • IPRH receives grant for Humanities Without Walls

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the UI to fund the planning of an extensive consortium of humanities institutes in the Midwest and beyond. By leveraging the strengths of multiple distinctive campuses across institutional boundaries, the initiative, titled "Humanities Without Walls," aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching and the production of scholarship in the humanities, forging and sustaining areas of inquiry that cannot be created or maintained without cross-institutional cooperation.

  • Seven Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The universitywide program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception today (Sept. 10).

  • Two Illinois chemists named top young innovators

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chemistry professors at the University of Illinois - Ryan C. Bailey and Prashant K. Jain - have been chosen as two of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.

  • Bronze Tablet, U. of I.'s highest honor, lists 240 graduates

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred and forty names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Campus receives gold for sustainability efforts

    UI's Urbana campus has been named a Gold Level Compact School within the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact program.

  • U. of I. student from Chicago wins Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Joanna Chromik, a junior at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which awards $34,000 for future graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

  • Two U. of I. faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Champaign campus. "They are world leaders in behavioral science and materials research, adding their legacies to the tradition of excellence at Illinois. We are proud to have them recognized among such distinguished company."

  • Eight honored with distinguished staff award

    Eight civil service staff employees will be honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 24. The award recognizes exceptional performance.

  • Campus honors international achievements

    The UI will honor alumni, faculty members and students at the annual International Achievement Awards banquet April 12 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. The International Achievement Award recipients:

  • Excellence in public engagement recognized with awards

    Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts recently were recognized with the 2012 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.

  • Graduate school rankings released

    The UI graduate program in civil engineering was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the most recent U.S. News & World Report graduate schools rankings, released March 13. Several other UI programs received high rankings as well. As is the magazine's usual custom, many programs were not evaluated this year.

  • UI rises to 27 in Kiplinger's 'Best Values' rankings

    Rankings are not the end-all, be-all of measuring a university's worth, but being placed at the top never hurts.

  • Dads Association announces John Menees Library Award recipients

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Dads Association at the University of Illinois announced the 2011 John Menees Library Award Recipients at its annual banquet Nov. 11.

  • Teacher-scholar to share effective teaching strategies

    Tough times call for tough measures, or at least more-effective ones.

  • UI now No. 13 in U.S. News undergraduate rankings

    The UI moved up two spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings of colleges and universities released this week.

  • Six U. of I. faculty members named University Scholars

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. The faculty members will be honored at a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Lincoln Room at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

  • Fourteen U. of I. students, recent alumni named Fulbright recipients

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen University of Illinois students or recent alumni have been offered fully funded opportunities to research, study, or teach English in other nations through the U.S. Student Fulbright program. Another Illinois student has been named an alternate for this prestigious award.

  • Six honored with distinguished staff award

    Six civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 18. The award recognizes exceptional performance.

  • Chancellor honors six academic professionals

    Six academic professionals received 2011 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 1 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

  • Jay Rosenstein film receives Peabody Award

    “The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today,” a documentary produced by UI journalism professor Jay Rosenstein, in partnership with WILL-TV, was one of the winners of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, announced last week.

  • Excellence in public engagement recognized with awards

    Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts recently were recognized with the 2011 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. 

  • Goddard honored with new AAAS Early Career Award

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science has recognized Lynford L. Goddard as the first recipient of the newly established AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. The award recognizes the achievements of individual early-career scientists and engineers who have demonstrated significant contributions to public engagement activities while simultaneously pursuing a research career.

  • Distinguished food scientist to receive honorary degree at commencement

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gary R. List, a retired consultant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the 2 p.m. campuswide Commencement ceremony May 15 at the Assembly Hall.

  • Six U. of I. faculty members to be named University Scholars

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six Urbana campus faculty members will be recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. The faculty members will be honored at a 4 p.m. reception today (Sept. 15) at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign.

  • Four University of Illinois professors elected ACS fellows

    Four University of Illinois chemistry professors are among the 192 distinguished scientists elected 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society. Peter Beak, Theodore Brown, Jeffrey Moore and Kenneth Suslick were recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry and to ACS.

  • U. of I. undergraduates awarded scholarships for language study abroad

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduates recently received nationally competitive awards for overseas foreign language study. Emelyn Baker, of Winnebago, Ill, will study Chinese this summer through the U.S. State Department's Critical Language Scholarship. Seniors Brett Cox, of Rose Hill, Kan., and Ryan Rogowski, of Naperville, Ill., were offered Boren Undergraduate Scholarships through the National Security Education Program to fund a year of study abroad. Another Illinois candidate, senior Joseph Helbing, of Berwyn, Ill., is a Boren Scholarship alternate.

  • Eight honored with Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award

    Eight staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 13. The award recognizes exceptional performance; each recipient receives $2,000 and a plaque. Recipients' names also are engraved on a plaque displayed in the Staff Human Resources Office.

  • Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionals

    Six academic professionals will receive 2010 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 1 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. Academic professionals perform a wide range of critical functions for the campus community and beyond. They provide critical administrative support, support research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state. Now in its 22nd year, the awards are intended to honor the accomplishments and contributions of individuals in this employment category.

  • Center for Advanced Study fellows and associates named

    At its March 10 meeting, the UI Board of Trustees approved the appointment of 25 faculty members as Center for Advanced Study fellows and associates for the 2010-11 academic year.

  • Four honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 139th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 16 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

  • Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan Fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science.

  • Berenbaum to be honored for efforts in public understanding of science

    CHAMPAIGN, lll. - University of Illinois entomologist May R. Berenbaum is the 2009 recipient of the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Excellence in public engagement recognized with awards

    This week, the UI recognized outstanding individual and group outreach efforts with the 2010 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.

  • Focal Point projects announced by Grad College

    The Graduate College has announced eight projects that will receive funding for 2009-2010 through its new initiative, Focal Point.

  • Distinguished Teacher-Scholar: Physicist Tim Stelzer will share i-clicker as teaching tool

    Tim Stelzer, a professor of physics, compares the current climate in higher education to a white-water rafting trip. “You will certainly end up going down river, but the path you take can be the difference between an exhilarating adventure and a terrifying crash,” Stelzer said.

  • Faculty fellows announced for teaching academies

    Seven new Teaching Academies Faculty Fellows were recently announced. The Faculty Fellows Program, new this fall, supports the teaching academies, which seek to enhance the campus' teaching and learning environment. The teaching academies are focal points of faculty members' collaborative investigations of pedagogical challenges and innovations. In some areas, the teaching academies are even advancing the state of research on higher education concerns.

  • NCSA Faculty Fellows announced

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has chosen seven UI faculty members as Faculty Fellows for 2009-2010. The Faculty Fellows Program, jointly funded by NCSA and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and in its 11th year, extends opportunities in advanced computing and information technology to UI faculty members. Through the program, faculty members can access and benefit from NCSA's high-performance computing and storage environment, cutting-edge visualization and data analysis capabilities, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration. Fellowships include up to $30,000 in support.

  • Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred and forty-six 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 moves up in national rankings

    The UI moved up slightly in the latest national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, published Aug. 20.

  • Nahrstedt wins prestigious Humboldt Research Award

    Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor in computer science at the UI, has been selected to receive the Humboldt Research Award.

  • U. of I. musicologist to receive Humboldt Award for lifetime achievements

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois musicologist William Kinderman has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award.

  • Graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies Inc.

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each of eight University of Illinois graduate students - including four from the Urbana campus - has been awarded a $9,000 FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Three students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifteen University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,400 for the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois students - one of whom is enrolled at the Urbana campus - have won 2009-2010 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $5,000 to continue their research.

  • Fellows announced for Community Informatics Institute

    Under the auspices of the Illinois Informatics Institute, the Community Informatics Initiative received funds from the Provost's Office to integrate community informatics into various disciplines across campus. In April, a CII committee awarded seed grants to nine faculty projects. These recipients will be appointed CII Fellows for 2009-10, collaborating with CII and sharing their work in the CII research series. The fellows and their project titles: