blog postsDistinguished Teacher-Scholar to teach ‘scholarly teaching’Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am10 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 am6 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 am204 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 am82 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 am25 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 am26 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 am6 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 am48 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 am1 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 am443 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 am28 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 am119 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 am36 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 am54 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 am2 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 am63 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 am33 views Tough times call for tough measures, or at least more-effective ones.UI now No. 13 in U.S. News undergraduate rankingsSep 15, 2011 9:00 am7 views 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 ScholarsSep 15, 2011 9:00 am141 views 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 recipientsAug 22, 2011 9:00 am35 views 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 awardApr 21, 2011 9:00 am43 views 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 professionalsApr 7, 2011 9:00 am49 views 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 AwardApr 7, 2011 9:00 am14 views “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 awardsMar 3, 2011 9:00 am22 views 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 AwardMar 3, 2011 9:00 am1 views 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 commencementJan 31, 2011 9:00 am1 views 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 ScholarsSep 15, 2010 9:00 am18 views 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 fellowsAug 4, 2010 10:30 am16 views 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 abroadMay 24, 2010 9:00 am26 views 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 AwardApr 15, 2010 9:00 am39 views 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 professionalsApr 1, 2010 9:00 am8 views 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 namedMar 18, 2010 9:00 am6 views 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 ceremoniesMar 15, 2010 9:00 am11 views 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 FellowshipsFeb 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views 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 scienceFeb 17, 2010 9:00 am31 views 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 awardsFeb 4, 2010 9:00 am32 views 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 CollegeNov 19, 2009 9:00 am15 views 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 toolNov 19, 2009 9:00 am43 views 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 academiesOct 15, 2009 9:00 am1 views 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 announcedOct 1, 2009 9:00 am1 views 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.