Complete slate of 'Ebertfest' films, special guests announced Apr 12, 2022 11:45 am470 views The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced additional actors and musicians who will appear as guests at this year’s festival, as well as a bonus film. Registration open for I-Ready online camp for high school students with autism Apr 11, 2022 1:45 pm549 views Registration is open for I-Ready, a virtual summer camp for college-bound Illinois high school students on the autism spectrum. I-Ready is being offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Theatre department premiering reimagined 'Peter Pan' centered on Indigenous identity Apr 7, 2022 9:30 am1291 views Mohegan playwright Madeline Sayet’s adaptation is a work of Indigenous futurism about building a world where all people and cultures are valued. New Awakenings concert series reflects on civil rights issues, aims to provide healing and hope Apr 4, 2022 12:45 pm350 views Barrington Coleman, the director of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club and a professor of vocal jazz studies, initiated the New Awakenings concert series. It will include a work that was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coleman’s directorship of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Krannert Art Museum exhibition showcases Art and Design graduate student work Apr 1, 2022 8:45 am473 views The School of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 2 and runs through April 23. It will be the first in-person MFA exhibition since 2019. From Gottfried to 'Golden Arm,' Ebertfest back in full swing Mar 31, 2022 10:00 am907 views The lineup for the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” takes the festival back to the roots established by late co-founder Roger Ebert, an Urbana native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus who gained a wide following as a film critic until his death in 2013. Cohen selected as Carle Illinois College of Medicine dean Mar 10, 2022 10:30 am4676 views Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Cohen is currently a professor of surgery and pharmacology at the University of Michigan. Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite pandemic Mar 9, 2022 12:00 pm2402 views The seventh annual Illini Success report shows that recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Directors del Toro, Zwigoff join 'Ebertfest' slate Mar 8, 2022 9:00 am1677 views Director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Kim Morgan will screen a black-and-white version of their Oscar-nominated movie “Nightmare Alley” at the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest.” Director Terry Zwigoff also will attend with his cult classic film “Ghost World.” Previously announced participants are directors Azazel Jacobs and Ramin Bahrani. Illinois choirs, C-U Symphony to present oratorio rarely performed in US Mar 1, 2022 9:30 am396 views The oratorio depicts the events of Kristallnacht. The music includes five spirituals that express hope and reconciliation. Exhibition of art by the formerly incarcerated emphasizes shared humanity, art's power to connect Feb 11, 2022 11:00 am1202 views “Reckless Law, Shameless Order: An Intimate Experience of Incarceration” explores shared experiences of detention. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm701 views Illinois theatre students’ adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. February Dance features choreography by four Illinois faculty members Feb 3, 2022 3:30 pm756 views The dance concert will be performed Feb. 3-5 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of Pueblo pots shows connections to ancestral land, community Jan 28, 2022 9:15 am980 views The exhibition features work from family pottery lineages and shows how women were inspired by previous generations of artists while developing their own interpretations of the designs. Illinois artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee will be formally dedicated Feb. 1 Jan 25, 2022 9:15 am844 views Lee’s portrait is installed near a display of the history of housing on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' technical skills Jan 24, 2022 2:45 pm794 views The works include Christian imagery, as well as devils, demons and monsters. Mickey-Boggs selected as senior associate chancellor for human resources Jan 19, 2022 3:00 pm1243 views Shari Mickey-Boggs has been selected as the senior associate chancellor for human resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with an "interim" job title pending approval by the Board of Trustees. She will begin in this role March 1. New book examines the evolution of academic freedom at the U of I Nov 29, 2021 1:45 pm1447 views A new book, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK," explores how the prevailing moral values of the 1960s affected protections for scholars at the U. of I. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 1:30 pm1371 views The project includes a community read, book discussions, an art exhibition and an opera based on the novel. Canadian historian, writer Michael Ignatieff to speak Nov. 18 as part of EU Day at Illinois Nov 11, 2021 8:00 am172 views The 20th annual EU Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will feature an online talk by former Canadian political leader turned academic Michael Ignatieff about threats to intellectual freedom in Europe. November Dance features work inspired by Russian choreographer, dances by visiting artist and graduate students Nov 10, 2021 11:30 am445 views November Dance is Nov. 11-13 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Theatre department production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life Nov 4, 2021 9:15 am659 views “Origin Story” was written by Illinois theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis. The theatre department’s production will be the Midwest premiere of the play. Studiodance showcases dance students' work Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm331 views The performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will feature six dances and a short dance film. 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 2:30 pm1275 views The exhibition features the work of artists with disabilities or non-normative identities. It is part of a collaborative project “Cripping the Arts” that includes increasing accessibility in art institutions. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 7, 2021 12:45 pm1099 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3703 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Media advisory: Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about disinformation Sep 27, 2021 11:45 am445 views Sociology professor Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about the effects of social media disinformation in fomenting distrust of scientists, particularly in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. Siebel Center for Design is open for exploration Sep 22, 2021 11:00 am1554 views Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus opened for business in early August. The multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning was established by a $25 million lead gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:30 am753 views The CAS initiative will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and conspiracy theories. New BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories' premieres Sept. 29 Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am995 views A new 30-minute-long documentary tells four separate stories of individuals or programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics and their destructive aftermath or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. “Cold War: Illinois Stories” premieres Sept. 29 at 7 a.m. CDT on the Big Ten Network. Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am739 views “Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics” features his well-known photographic series focused on gay life in 1970s San Francisco, as well as his early work as an Illinois student. CAS, McKinley Foundation hosting art exhibit, presentation about transgender older adults Sep 14, 2021 1:15 pm416 views “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” documents the life stories of transgender older adults through photographs and interviews. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 10:15 am18773 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman enrollment of 8,303 for the 2021-22 academic year is a record. The new class brings total student enrollment to 56,299, the largest in university history. Krannert Art Museum retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorial Aug 31, 2021 11:00 am993 views “A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing” is the first retrospective of Fishman’s works on paper, and features many works of art that have never been shown. Ebertfest rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns Aug 26, 2021 12:00 pm747 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” has been rescheduled to April out of concern for a spike in COVID-19 variants in the state. The Virginia Theatre in Champaign will automatically transfer all pass and seat reservations for the event to the new dates, and refunds are available to those who cannot attend the rescheduled event. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honorees named for 2021, 2020 Aug 26, 2021 8:00 am2129 views Sixteen civil service employees – eight this year and eight in 2020 – at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were recognized for exceptional performance with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award. ELLNORA guitar festival marks Krannert Center's return to in-person performances Aug 25, 2021 12:00 pm899 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature influential guitarists playing a wide range of musical styles. The festival will take place on a smaller scale than in past years. Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols Aug 18, 2021 8:00 am726 views The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced some of its films and guests for the 2021 event and shared updated COVID-19 safety protocols for the festival. Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am3289 views Venetria K. Patton will become the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Patton is currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2529 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program. U of I to host new virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autism May 5, 2021 12:15 pm1368 views The University of Illinois is offering a virtual summer camp called I Ready for high schoolers diagnosed with autism so that prospective students can learn about college life and the resources that are available on campus. Vaccine study now open for student enrollment Mar 22, 2021 11:15 am3349 views Students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Participants will be paid and could receive the vaccine as soon as April 1. Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite COVID-19 pandemic Mar 16, 2021 10:00 am2503 views Recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates still found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global pandemic. The sixth annual Illini Success report was released today. University to hold stage-crossing experience for 2020, 2021 graduates Mar 9, 2021 10:00 am7710 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is planning an in-person individual, private stage-crossing experience for 2020 and 2021 graduates May 10–17. Graduates may register for a time slot to cross a stage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while their name is announced. COVID-19 safety protocols will apply. University among top producers of Fulbright US Student Awards Mar 3, 2021 3:15 pm1993 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. University updates COVID-19 dashboard to enhance transparency Feb 26, 2021 12:30 pm740 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign updated its COVID-19 dashboard to add more data points and greater detail. Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artists Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1400 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired work by celebrated Native American artists – a painter, a glass artist and Pueblo potters – that will help present the history of contemporary Native American art. Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation Feb 22, 2021 9:00 am3956 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health, has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Provisional accreditation affirms that a medical school meets nationally accepted standards of educational quality and can move forward with plans to build a sustainable medical education program. EU Day online features Swedish ambassador, hip-hop artist, Greek tragedy Feb 17, 2021 11:45 am524 views European Union Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is online this year, with Sweden’s ambassador to the U.S. speaking on gender equality and a Swedish hip-hop artist discussing racial concerns. EU Day will also include a U.K.-based theater performance of an ancient Greek play focused on refugees. Campus tops 1 million COVID-19 tests Dec 15, 2020 9:00 am771 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has administered its millionth saliva-based COVID-19 test since initiating a broader management program last summer. A number of other institutions are in the process of implementing the university’s innovative testing procedure.