blog postsIllinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for DesignApr 27, 2018 3:15 pm3240 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. Campus to allow freshman applicants to self-report standardized test scoresApr 26, 2018 9:00 am1518 views Students will be able to self-report their standardized test scores in new freshmen applications to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the fall 2019 semester, a change made to improve accessibility for students applying to college.MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate studentsApr 19, 2018 2:15 pm394 views Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relationsApr 19, 2018 9:30 am1063 views Robert Flider joins the staff of Chancellor Robert Jones effective April 23 as the director of community and government relations. The hiring is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Illinois joins coalition seeking greater opportunities for high-achieving low- and moderate-income studentsApr 18, 2018 11:15 am2041 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 100 top universities taking part in the American Talent Initiative, with a shared goal of increasing the recruitment, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving lower- and moderate-income students.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 5, 2018 9:00 am435 views Six employees are recipients of the 2018 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.Washington University expert on religion, politics to give Thulin Lecture in ReligionApr 5, 2018 8:15 am318 views R. Marie Griffith, the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, will talk about political and religious disagreements surrounding sex when she delivers the annual Majorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 4, 2018 9:15 am3304 views A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history.August and December 2017 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedApr 4, 2018 8:15 am3222 views More than 4,100 students received degrees last August and December from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 7,845 students earned Dean’s List status.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am729 views The “Chancellor’s Critical Conversations” series of discussions will begin with a session on native imagery April 10, followed by an April 17 conversation on the topic of free speech.Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyesApr 3, 2018 8:00 am209 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme want you to listen to, and not just look at, their work on view at Krannert Art Museum.Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for DesignMar 29, 2018 9:00 am2841 views Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18. ‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am426 views The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will perform a new composition written to celebrate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial in April concerts at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Urbana’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am881 views “Quantum Voyages,” an interdisciplinary theater piece created by University of Illinois physics and theatre professors, gives a glimpse into the strange world of quantum physics.U of I hosts conferences on hunger for university presidents, student leadersMar 13, 2018 9:00 am293 views Conferences of the organizations Presidents United to Solve Hunger Leaders Forum and Universities Fighting World Hunger will take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus this week, co-hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Illinois System. Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am5781 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. Annual report quantifies Illinois graduates’ first destinationsMar 7, 2018 8:00 am1955 views Drawing from the experiences of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students who recently completed undergraduate degrees, an annual survey indicates that the campus will once again exceed national averages related to graduates securing first destinations.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am641 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student AwardsFeb 27, 2018 11:30 am966 views For the seventh time in the past eight years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am593 views The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois will focus on ticks, which are not insects but arachnids and are important for humans to understand as they are vectors for Lyme disease.Art and music harmonize at Art Remastered performances at Krannert Art MuseumFeb 12, 2018 8:00 am241 views Krannert Art Museum will host Art Remastered, a performance by six local musicians who composed new music in response to a piece of art at the museum.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsJan 31, 2018 8:00 am2944 views The University Scholars program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Jan. 31.Media Advisory on GEO strike notice message to campusJan 29, 2018 4:30 pm117 views Following the Graduate Employees Organization’s issuance of an intent to strike notice, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas Cangellaris shared information with the campus community today. February Dance to reflect recent crisis responsesJan 26, 2018 9:00 am528 views February Dance, presented by the University of Illinois dance department, will include performances that explore responses to crisis, look at protest in an airport setting and celebrate the music of Tom Petty.Krannert Art Museum exhibitions rethink colonial narratives, cultural heritageJan 23, 2018 8:15 am358 views Krannert Art Museum will open two exhibitions on Jan. 25: Artist Allan deSouza looks at the legacy of colonial imperialism, and Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will have the U.S. premiere of their work, which offers new narratives from the Middle East.Faculty members selected for distinguished chairsJan 23, 2018 8:00 am1822 views Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on the campus.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am704 views The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform some of Mozart’s best-loved works and less familiar pieces in celebration of the composer’s Jan. 27 birthday.Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am1189 views Opera singer and University of Illinois School of Music alumnus Nathan Gunn will make his directorial debut at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ production of “Don Giovanni,” in addition to singing the title role.Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s annual leadership summit to be held Jan. 26Jan 11, 2018 9:30 am276 views "Stoking the Flames of Passionate Teaching" will be the theme for the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Winter Leadership Summit on Jan. 26.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm778 views The University of Illinois Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee organized a series of events celebrating the life of civil rights leader, under the theme of “Dream, Believe, Do.”‘Illinois Icons’ tells story of three Illinois legendsDec 20, 2017 11:30 am2418 views “Illinois Icons,” a new 30-minute documentary premiering Jan. 16 on BTN, tells the stories of three men who left enduring marks on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Max Abramovitz, Robert Zuppke and Lorado Taft.Library adds 14 millionth book, will create display recognizing millionth volumesDec 11, 2017 3:00 pm806 views The University of Illinois Library has added its 14 millionth volume to its collection -- “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by Frederick E. Hoxie, a professor emeritus of history and American Indian studies, written to commemorate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial. The Library will create a new, permanent display to recognize all its millionth volumes. Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1377 views Jon Seydl, an art historian and currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.Krannert Art Museum to screen short films on World AIDS DayNov 27, 2017 9:45 am188 views Krannert Art Museum will show seven short films about the impact of the AIDS crisis in black communities as part of Day With(out) Art. It is the first year the museum is hosting the film program in recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1924 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998.Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4735 views Five faculty members have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world."Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am3349 views Andreas Cangellaris has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the Urbana campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering, will start in his new role Jan. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious MonkNov 10, 2017 11:30 am414 views The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.November Dance features dance exchange program pieceNov 6, 2017 9:30 am209 views The November Dance performance will feature a work by Latvian choreographer Olga Zitluhina, created during a cultural exchange with the University of Illinois dance department.Lecture, open houses planned to celebrate Child Development Lab’s 75th anniversaryNov 1, 2017 12:30 pm171 views A lecture by educational psychologist Kathleen Gallagher is among the events planned to celebrate the Child Development Laboratory's 75th anniversary.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am679 views A series of events at the University of Illinois called Speculative Futures will bring artists together with technology innovators with the goal of sparking new creative projects at the intersection of computer science and science fiction.University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:30 am817 views The University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am950 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4637 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. Urbana campus student treated for meningitisOct 14, 2017 2:15 pm318 views Health staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are following up with others who may have been in close contact with a student who is hospitalized for treatment of meningococcal meningitis.Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaignOct 13, 2017 8:00 pm1090 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s largest, most ambitious philanthropic campaign was introduced to donors, alumni, faculty and staff, students and local community members Friday evening.Prominent Japanese cultural figures to visit University of Illinois’ Japan HouseOct 12, 2017 9:30 am692 views Japan House at the University of Illinois will host two prominent cultural figures from Japan this month -- Senko Ikenobo, the first female headmaster designate of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art, and bamboo artist Noboru Fujinuma, a Living National Treasure of Japan.Brandon Lloyd grand marshal of 2017 Homecoming ParadeSep 28, 2017 2:00 pm1437 views Former NFL and Illinois football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade, which takes place Oct. 27.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am532 views A one-of-a-kind electric console guitar created by steel guitar performer Letritia Kandle in the 1930s will be demonstrated and on display at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am6033 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.