blog postsSix Illinois faculty elected AAAS fellowsDec 4, 2014 9:00 am23 views Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Placid M. Ferreira, Brendan A. Harley, Joseph W. Lyding, Phillip A. Newmark, Dan Roth and William H. Sanders. Five faculty members named CIC-ALP fellowsNov 6, 2014 9:00 am44 views Five U. of I. faculty members have been named 2014-15 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program.Entomology professor May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of ScienceOct 16, 2014 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor of entomology May Berenbaum has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology, according to an announcement from the White House Press Office.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am164 views 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 Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowshipSep 18, 2014 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant," from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Workshop series to address underrepresented studentsSep 4, 2014 9:00 am68 views Variety is said to be the spice of life, but it turns out to be an active ingredient in the learning process as well.Nine Illinois researchers selected for NCSA fellowshipsJul 17, 2014 9:00 am6 views The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has selected nine U. of I. researchers to receive NCSA fellowships with research support that will enable them to pursue collaborative projects with the researchers and computer technology experts at NCSA. Fellows play an important role at NCSA as the center implements its "big research, big data, big compute" strategy to develop long-term research activities addressing complex grand challenge-scale problems across science, engineering, humanities and the arts.U. of I. to receive Energy Frontier Research Center awardsJul 3, 2014 9:00 am22 views The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 32 new and continuing multiyear, multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers - and the U. of I.'s Urbana campus is involved in five of them.Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesMay 1, 2014 9:00 am64 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. Tere R. O'Connor, a professor of dance; John A. Rogers, the Swanlund Chair of Materials Science and Engineering; and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair in Chemistry, will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am343 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday (April 22) for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Five Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsApr 17, 2014 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five professors at the University of Illinois - Asef Bayat, Joy Harjo, Catherine Prendergast, Stephen Andrew Taylor and Deke Weaver - have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows. They are among 178 North American artists, scholars and scientists selected on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Public engagement awards recognize excellenceApr 17, 2014 9:00 am12 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 9 with the 2014 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 17, 2014 9:00 am40 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 10. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Six academic professionals honored for excellenceApr 3, 2014 9:00 am20 views 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 rankingsMar 20, 2014 9:00 am10 views 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 ProfessorshipsMar 6, 2014 9:00 am9 views 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 FellowshipsFeb 20, 2014 9:00 am4 views 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 AwardJan 16, 2014 9:00 am3 views 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 MagazineDec 5, 2013 9:00 am12 views 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 fellowsNov 7, 2013 9:00 am23 views 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 AwardNov 7, 2013 9:00 am22 views 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 announcedSep 19, 2013 9:00 am12 views 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 ScholarsSep 10, 2013 9:45 am34 views 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’Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am13 views 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 LondonMay 16, 2013 10:15 am9 views 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 IllinoisApr 25, 2013 9:00 am269 views 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 awardApr 18, 2013 9:00 am95 views 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 awardsApr 4, 2013 9:00 am27 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts will be recognized April 30 with the 2013 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.Grad School rankings announcedMar 21, 2013 9:00 am7 views 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 awardsMar 21, 2013 9:00 am27 views 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 achievementsMar 21, 2013 9:00 am7 views 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 lecturesMar 7, 2013 9:00 am63 views 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 educationFeb 21, 2013 9:00 am4 views 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 EngineeringFeb 21, 2013 9:00 am2 views 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 recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am517 views 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 fellowsOct 18, 2012 9:00 am35 views 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. NewsSep 20, 2012 9:00 am9 views 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 WallsSep 20, 2012 9:00 am5 views 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 ScholarsSep 10, 2012 9:00 am136 views 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 innovatorsSep 6, 2012 9:00 am1 views 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 effortsJun 21, 2012 9:00 am2 views 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 studyApr 27, 2012 9:00 am50 views 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 SciencesApr 19, 2012 9:00 am3 views 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 awardApr 19, 2012 9:00 am79 views 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 achievementsApr 5, 2012 9:00 am2 views 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 awardsMar 15, 2012 9:00 am16 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts recently were recognized with the 2012 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.Graduate school rankings releasedMar 15, 2012 9:00 am3 views 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' rankingsJan 19, 2012 9:00 am6 views 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 recipientsNov 21, 2011 9:00 am78 views 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 strategiesOct 6, 2011 9:00 am38 views Tough times call for tough measures, or at least more-effective ones.