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  • Six academic professionals honored for excellence

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six academic professionals will be honored with 2014 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 8.

  • U.S. News releases some graduate rankings

    U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of some graduate programs March 11 as part of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. Civil engineering and condensed matter physics at Illinois both received No. 1 rankings.

  • 12 Illinois faculty awarded Blue Waters Professorships

    Twelve U. of I. faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

  • Three faculty members awarded 2014 Sloan Fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • Illinois professor Lane Martin earns Presidential Early Career Award

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor Lane Martin is among the 102 researchers to receive the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor the U.S. government confers upon young investigators establishing their independent research careers.

  • John A. Rogers wins American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John A. Rogers, a Swanlund Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Academic Leadership Program: Five named CIC fellows

    Five U. of I. faculty members have been named 2013-14 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program.

  • Illinois earns 2013 HEED Award

    Illinois is being recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of its 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

  • U.S. News rankings announced

    The U. of I. moved up two places in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of "Best Colleges," released Sept. 10. Illinois is now tied at No. 11 among public universities. The Urbana campus also moved up, five places, in the national rankings, and now is tied at No. 41.

  • Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Tuesday (Sept. 10) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.

  • Distinguished Teacher-Scholar to teach ‘scholarly teaching’

    Professor, teach thyself. That message will provide the foundation for a series of workshops being led by 2013-14 Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Amy Woods and sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the new Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

  • Stephen P. Long elected fellow of the Royal Society of London

    Stephen P. Long, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology and a faculty member in the Institute for Genomic Biology, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Members are elected for life on the basis of excellence in science, through a thorough peer review process.

  • Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 23 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.

  • Eight to be honored with distinguished staff award

    Eight civil service staff employees will be honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 22. The award recognizes exceptional performance.

  • Excellence in public engagement recognized with awards

    Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts will be recognized April 30 with the 2013 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.

  • Grad School rankings announced

    The Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the department of civil engineering were ranked first in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings released March 12.

  • IPRH announces faculty and student fellowship awards

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has awarded its 2013-15 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities to two scholars chosen from an international field of applicants. In addition, it has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships to seven faculty members and seven graduate students from the campus for the 2013-14 academic year.

  • Campus honors international achievements

    The U. of I. will honor alumni, faculty members, and students at the annual International Achievement Awards banquet on April 11 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.

  • Distinguished Teacher-Scholar: Micale to focus on improving teaching in large-hall lectures

    For the students sitting in the back row of Foellinger Auditorium, history professor Mark Micale feels your pain.

  • 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.

  • 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.